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I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea

Elvis Costello

    The bass line is too neat to be left out here.

Chord:    Bm      A       G       A       Bm      A      G       A
Rhythm    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Bass:   D ----4-------2---------0-----2-------4-------2--------0-----2---
        A 2-----2-0-----------2---0-0---0-2-----2-0----------2---0-0---0-
        E ------------------3------------------------------3-------------

Guitar: e ------------------777-7-7-5-----------------5----777-7-7-5---
        B ----------------------------7-5---------5------------------7-etc.
        G --------------------------------7-7-7-7----------------------

Bm       A        G      A   Bm             A        G    A
  Photographs of fancy tricks  to get your kicks at sixtysix.
Bm             A        G            A   Bm             A          G        A
  He thinks of all the lips that he licks  and all the girls he's going to fix.
     Bm             A             G             A
She gave a little flirt, gave herself a little cuddle,
            Bm        A            G          A
but there's no place here for the mini-skirt waddle.
     Bm        A           G           A
Capital punishment, she's last year's model.
      G          A              G         A
They call her Natasha, but she looks like Elsie.
G          F#m    Em      D
  I don't want to go to Chelsea.

G    D      G        D      G        D          G        D
Oh, no, it does not move me,  even though I've seen the movie.
G          D        G         D    G          D      G   D
  I don't want to check your pulse.  I don't want nobody else.
G          D       E
  I don't want to go to Chelsea.

Repeat intro

Ev'rybody's got new ordes. Be a nice girl and kiss the warders.
Now the teacher is away, all the kids begin to play.

Repeat intro

Men come screaming, dressed in white coats, shake you very gently by the throat.
One's named Gus, one's named Alfie.
I don't want to go to Chelsea.

Oh, no, it does no move me...