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Ralph Mctell chords for Boris the bat

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

♫ Intro:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x4
Verse 1:
       A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramE MajorE
There once was a bat named Boris
    A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramE MajorE
He lived in the belfry instead of in the forest
        A chord diagramFF                    A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramE MajorE                                      A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE
And he used to hang around, upside down, high up in the church at the edge of town

♫ Chorus 1:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the church at the edge of town


Refrain:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x2

♫ Verse 2:
  A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA belfry is where they keep the bells
A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramE MajorE
Dark and dusty with lots of musty smells
        A chord diagramFF                          A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramE MajorE                         A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE
It's a probable fact you wouldn't fancy that but it's just the job if you're a bat

♫ Chorus 2:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the belfry at the edge of town

Refrain:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x2

♫ Verse 3:
  A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramE MajorE
Bats in the belfry they should be in the forest
     A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramE MajorE
The vicar wasn't pleased to be quite honest
    A chord diagramFF                        A chord diagramC majorC                      A chord diagramE MajorE                               A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE
He said that the bats would have to go away, but he changed his mind the very next day

♫ Chorus 3:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the belfry at the edge of town


Refrain:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x2

♫ Verse 4:
  A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramE MajorE
That night some burglars came to rob the church
  A chord diagramA minorAm                      A chord diagramE MajorE
Boris he heard them and fluttered off his perch
         A chord diagramFF                          A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramE MajorE                                      A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE
And the shadows of his wings in the pale moonlight, made them drop their bag, well they got such a fright

♫ Chorus 4:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the belfry at the edge of town


Refrain:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x2


organ ♫ Solo:
A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramE MajorEChorus 5:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the belfry at the edge of town


Refrain:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x2

♫ Verse 5:
A chord diagramA minorAm                          A chord diagramE MajorE
Off went the burglars they left behind their bag
      A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramE MajorE
They only got a scare they didin't get the swag
         A chord diagramFF                       A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramE MajorE                                      A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE7E7 A chord diagramE MajorE
And the vicar was so pleased as far as I can tell, Boris the bat still sleeps among the bells

♫ Chorus 6:
  A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramE MajorE
Dingling, dangling upside down, he couldn't see too well but he heard the slightest sound
           A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramA minorAm
From the flutter of a moth to a splutter and a cough, high up in the belfry at the edge of town

♫ Outro:
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE  x6

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