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Elvis Costello chords for The boy named if

Guitar chords with lyrics

Intro:

A chord diagramC7C7

Verse:
A chord diagramC7C7
  I'm a lucky so and so

A chord diagramA augmentedA fortunate stiff
     A chord diagramC7C7
You said you'd never knew me but I'm the one you want to be with

If I tumble from a tightrope or leap from a cliff
   A chord diagramC7C7
I won't be dashed to pieces

I'm the boy named If


Pre-Chorus:
A chord diagramC7C7
If I disappear and I slipper from your view
I just step upon a crack and I won't come back
  A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
Imagine me
           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC7C7
And I'll imagine you too


Verse:
A chord diagramC7C7
  In a hollow of the bed sheet

Or a picture in a frame
     A chord diagramC7C7
I'm vivid as a summer's day

Then never seen again
A chord diagramC7C7
Who'll pay the taxman?

Who'll place the blame?
A chord diagramC7C7
Who'll point into an empty room

And whisper my name?

Refrain:
A chord diagramC7C7
If I disappear and I slipper from your view

You will step upon a crack and I won't come back
A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
Imagine me
           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC7C7
And I'll imagine you too


Bridge:
 A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
      A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE minorEm
We'll go to "Magic Lantern Land"
 A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
         A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramDmDm
See the pictures they've projected
 A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
       A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE minorEm
We'll fill our pockets up with sand
 A chord diagramDmDm               A chord diagramG+G
Dance in frantic passes
           A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramC7C7
Till the grains all turn to glasses

Drums begin to navigate, the band strikes up a riff
A chord diagramC7C7
No one will believe you but the boy named If


Verse:
A chord diagramC7C7
Who'll pay your entrance fee?

Who'll leave a tip?
 A chord diagramC7C7
Who'll say, "Listen here
Sunshine

Don't you give me no lip"
A chord diagramC7C7
Who broke your favourite heart?

Who stops and never starts?
A chord diagramC7C7
Who kiss you stupid?

It must be something you did
 A chord diagramC7C7
Who'll keep you satisfied after a lover's tiff?

It must be some other guy not the boy named If


Refrain:
A chord diagramC7C7
If I disappear and I slipper from your view

You will step upon a crack and I won't come back
  A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
Imagine me
           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC7C7
And I'll imagine you too


Outro:
 A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
      A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE minorEm
We'll go to "Magic Lantern Land"
 A chord diagramDmDm       A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
         A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramDmDm
See the pictures they've projected
 A chord diagramDmDm      A chord diagramG+G
Take my hand
       A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE minorEm
We'll fill our pockets up with sand
 A chord diagramDmDm               A chord diagramG+G
Dance in frantic passes
           A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramDmDm    A chord diagramC7C7
Till the grains all turn to glasses

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