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On The Beat Pete by Madness

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Tuning: Standard (Chord diagramE MajorE Chord diagramA augmentedA Chord diagramD MajorD Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramBB Chord diagramE MajorE)


Key: Chord diagramFF minor

Intro:
Chord diagramF minorFm Chord diagramFm7Fm7 Chord diagramBb majorBb Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm Chord diagramFm7Fm7 Chord diagramBb majorBb Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm N.C.

Verse 1:
Chord diagramF minorFm
Up I rush, off to work,
Chord diagramDbDb       Chord diagramC majorC
Hello Fred, you look half dead.
Chord diagramF minorFm
Are you coming, are you going?
Chord diagramDbDb        Chord diagramC majorC
I could never do a double shift.
Chord diagramF minorFm     Chord diagramDbDb    Chord diagramC majorC
Hello Fred, get some bed Fred!
Verse 2:
Chord diagramF minorFm
Hello Steve, long time no see
Chord diagramDbDb        Chord diagramC majorC
I like the Stones, still on the thieve?
Chord diagramF minorFm
Bet you ain't half seen some time,
Chord diagramDbDb             Chord diagramC majorC
In your short lived life of crime.
Chord diagramF minorFm        Chord diagramDbDb   Chord diagramC majorC
Have you got the time?


Chorus:
  Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
I'm on the beat Pete with my size ten feet
 Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
I wander up and down town for me that's a treat
      Chord diagramF minorFm              Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Look at the beauties of the city See that everything’s sweet
  Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
for me that's a treat ‘Cos I'm on the beat Pete
     Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Swing my truncheon merrily try to teach the blind to see
    Chord diagramBb majorBb                Chord diagramC majorC
Move a lady for a seat a tourist find a sight to see
    Chord diagramF minorFm         Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Try to mingle with crowd I wonder if they're proud
  Chord diagramBb majorBb                    Chord diagramC majorC
Yes that would be treat ‘cos I'm on the beat Pete
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete

Instrumental:
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramDbDb Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramDbDb Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramDbDb Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramDbDb Chord diagramC majorC
Verse 3:
Chord diagramF minorFm
Hello Snowball, you still drunk?
Chord diagramDbDb          Chord diagramC majorC
Here have a smoke and one for lunch,
Chord diagramF minorFm
Chord diagramA augmentedA printed person of last week's Times,

Chord diagramBb majorBb              Chord diagramC majorC
Seen a lot of stars and moon shine,
Chord diagramF minorFm
Spare you a dime?
Chord diagramBb majorBb    Chord diagramC majorC
Hahahahahaha..
Chord diagramF minorFm
herherherher!
Chord diagramBb majorBb    Chord diagramC majorC


Chorus:
  Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
I'm on the beat Pete with my size ten feet
 Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
I wander up and down town for me that's a treat
      Chord diagramF minorFm              Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Look at the beauties of the city See that everything’s sweet
  Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
for me that's a treat ‘Cos I'm on the beat Pete
     Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Swing my truncheon merrily try to teach the blind to see
    Chord diagramBb majorBb                Chord diagramC majorC
Move a lady for a seat a tourist find a sight to see
    Chord diagramF minorFm         Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Try to mingle with crowd I wonder if they're proud
  Chord diagramBb majorBb                    Chord diagramC majorC
Yes that would be treat ‘cos I'm on the beat Pete
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete


Verse 4:
Chord diagramF minorFm
Hello Bun been down the oven
Chord diagramDbDb          Chord diagramC majorC
What's the rate for a single person
Chord diagramF minorFm
Is it good? is it sad?
Chord diagramDbDb             Chord diagramC majorC
You look unhappy it must be bad
Chord diagramF minorFm   Chord diagramDbDb Chord diagramC majorC

Verse 5:
Chord diagramF minorFm
Hello May been a busy day?
Chord diagramDbDb       Chord diagramC majorC
All work and no time for play
Chord diagramF minorFm
Still it's the life you chose I suppose
Chord diagramDbDb        Chord diagramC majorC
Good luck to you come what may
Chord diagramF minorFm      Chord diagramDbDb     Chord diagramC majorC
       Skipity do da days


Chorus:
  Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
I'm on the beat Pete with my size ten feet
 Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
I wander up and down town for me that's a treat
      Chord diagramF minorFm              Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Look at the beauties of the city See that everything’s sweet
  Chord diagramBb majorBb             Chord diagramC majorC
for me that's a treat ‘Cos I'm on the beat Pete
     Chord diagramF minorFm            Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Swing my truncheon merrily try to teach the blind to see
    Chord diagramBb majorBb                Chord diagramC majorC
Move a lady for a seat a tourist find a sight to see
    Chord diagramF minorFm         Chord diagramFm7Fm7
Try to mingle with crowd I wonder if they're proud
  Chord diagramBb majorBb                    Chord diagramC majorC
Yes that would be treat ‘cos I'm on the beat Pete
   Chord diagramF minorFm N.C.
Beat Pete


Outro - with saxophone getting more and more excitable throughout:
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (1 with guitar chimes)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (2, with guitar twang, then organ chord)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (3, short, with drum roll)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (4, drums and piano chords)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (5, long saxophone note)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (6, guitar descending tune)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramF minorFm  N.C.
Beat Pete (7, short again, with echo of sax)

Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramF minorFm  Chord diagramFm7Fm7  Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramC majorC
   Chord diagramFF   N.C.
Beat Pete! (8th and last time ending on the major chord)

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