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Xtc guitar chords for The ballad of peter

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From jws5@ns1.cc.lehigh.edu

Here it is, long awaited (?) and hopefully accurate.

Some notes:

    (1) I figured this out without having the tape player going, so though the
chord pattern is accurate (pretty much all I-IV-V) I've put this in the key of
G chord diagramGG, which may be different from that on the album.  The important thing is that
_I_ can sing it in this key.  So there.
    Seriously, though, transposing this would not be a big deal.

    (2) There is a surprise A chord diagramAA chord (or II chord, made major) in the last
chorus.  I really feel like there is another "surprise" chord in the rest of
the choruses, but I can't quite put a finger on it (ha, ha).  The way I've
printed it here sounds pretty good, though.

-------------------------------
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
-------------------------------
       by Andy Partridge
     Album:  XTC "Nonsuch"
-------------------------------

G chord diagramGG                C chord diagramCC
Peter Pumpkinhead ...
G chord diagramGG                   C chord diagramCC
Spreading wisdom and ...
G chord diagramGG       G/B chord diagramG/BG/B          C chord diagramCC
Fed the starving and ...
G chord diagramGG          G/B chord diagramG/BG/B    C chord diagramCC
Showed the Vatican ...

        C chord diagramCC      D chord diagramDD             Em chord diagramEmEm
CHORUS: But he made too ...
        C chord diagramCC      D chord diagramDD                Em chord diagramEmEm
        Of the people who ...
        C chord diagramCC          D chord diagramDD
        Hooray for ...
        C chord diagramCC               D chord diagramDD
        Who'll pray for ...
        G chord diagramGG     D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#  C chord diagramCC/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD  C chord diagramCC  G/B chord diagramG/BG/B  D chord diagramDD/A chord diagramAA  D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#
        head?

(CHORUS)


(CHORUS)


        C chord diagramCC      D chord diagramDD             Em chord diagramEmEm
(CHORUS)But he made too ...
        C chord diagramCC      D chord diagramDD                Em chord diagramEmEm
        Of the people who ...
        C chord diagramCC          D chord diagramDD
        Hooray for ...
        C chord diagramCC               D chord diagramDD
        Who'll pray for ...
        G chord diagramGG     D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#  C chord diagramCC/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD
        head?       Ah-...
        C chord diagramCC          D chord diagramDD
        Hooray for ...
        C chord diagramCC               D chord diagramDD
        Who'll pray for ...
        C chord diagramCC          Dsus4 chord diagramDsus4Dsus4  D chord diagramDD    C chord diagramCC/D chord diagramDD    D chord diagramDD
        Hooray for Pe  -  ...
        G chord diagramGG     D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#  C chord diagramCC/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD
        Head!
           C chord diagramCC      G/B chord diagramG/BG/B          A chord diagramAA                D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#
        Oh my, oh my, don't ...
        G chord diagramGG
        (ending)

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