Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1984 Love Your Enemies album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

INTRO

[F] [Em] [F] (x2)

VERSE 1

[C] Up the [F] stairs, [C] side by [F] side
[C] Slightly [F] drunk and [C] getting [F] worn
[C] Middle [F] aged [C] travelling [F] friends
[C] Losing [F] count in a [C] foreign [F] bed
[C] And they [F] think they’re [C] bounding [F] through
[C] Life’s ad [F] venture [C] [F]
[C] He’s the [F] knight in [C] shiny [F] suit
[C] She’s got [F] [C] squalor [F]

CHORUS 1

[Fmaj7] Where’s the hope or beauty, [F6] truth or [Em] dignity
[Fmaj7] Put that suitcase down be [F6] fore you [Em] answer me

[F] [Em] [F] (x2)

VERSE 2

[C] Sunday [F] lunch, [C] final [F] day
[C] At the [F] station it [C] starts to [F] rain
[C] “Yes I’m [F] fine, [C] yes I’ll [F] write”
[C] Weary [F] grin and a [C] way she [F] goes
[C] But to [F] night I’ll [C] eat a [F] lone
[C] In my [F] bedsit [C] [F]
[C] Sober, [F] stupid, [C] idle, [F] fat
[C] Old, [F] [C] old [F]

CHORUS 2

[Fmaj7] We have nothing decent [F6] we can [Em] dream about
[Fmaj7] Not one thing that’s better [Dm7] than a [Em] coward’s death

INTERLUDE

[Dm] [Fm] (x4)

[Amaj7] [Bm7] (x3)

[F] [Em] [F] (x2)

VERSE 3

[C] Holding [F] on, [C] holding [F] on
[C] From your [F] birth to the [C] day you [F] die
[C] Let it [F] rest, [C] let it [F] slide
[C] One day [F] you’ll see the [C] face of [F] Christ
[C] And you [F] think you’re [C] bounding [F] through
[C] Life’s ad [F] venture [C] [F]
You [C] see your [F] self in [C] coloured [F] clothes
[C] Smiling [F] [C] nicely [F]

CHORUS 3/OUTRO

[Fmaj7] That’s no stinking corner [F6] where all [Em] rats can feed
[Fmaj7] That’s the helicopter [F6] of the [Em] Holy Ghost
[Fmaj7] People starve and see their [F6] children Emshot to bits
[Fmaj7] Every corpse that falls will [F6] make him [Em] swell