Cuckoo’s Out by the High Llamas

From the High Llamas’ 1996 Hawaii album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. Capo on 1st fret.

High Llamas - Hawaii

INTRO

[Cmaj7] [Bm7] [E] [C/D]

VERSE 1

[F#m6] At the drop of a [B7] hat
They shut the [Emaj7] book house down [F#7]
[F#m7] Hollered on through the [B7] gale
And turned the [Emaj7] ship around [F#7]

[Am6] Damn this space on our [D7] hands
The Gothic [Gmaj7] stadium [F]
Built in [Cmaj7] half a day
[Bm7] Painted grey
Where the [E] trenches lay [D] [D/F] [E] [C/D]

VERSE 2

[F#m6] Took the convention [B7] trail
The hot re [Emaj7] vivalist [F#7]
[F#m6] Tagged along on the [B7] tail
‘Til he grew [Emaj7] tired of this [F#7]

[Am6] Spoke the language of [D7] luck
Then all the [Gmaj7] luck ran dry [F]
Seldom [Cmaj7] seen around
[Bm7] Cuckoo’s out
[E] Cuckoo’s out

FADE

[D] [D/F] [E]