Soul Boy by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1988 39 Minutes album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

VERSE 1

[D] All down one [G] street, [Em7] side by [A] side
[D] Live all the [G] sad [Em] old ex [A] iles
They [F#m7] fled from [G] war [F#m7] to the [Gmaj7] sho [Fmaj7] re
Of [A] hell [A7]

VERSE 2

And [D] not one sa [G] lutes the [Em7] former [A] chief
Who [D] suffered the [G] most and [Em] salvaged [A] least
[F#m7] Head of [G] state, [F#m7] poten [Gmaj7] ta [Fmaj7] te
Will you see that was [E] me (Yes it [E7/B] was) [E6] [E]

CHORUS 1

[A] Soul boy is [F#m7] down the [E] street [E7-B] [E6] [E]
[A] Perching on [F#m7] cloven [E] feet [E7/B] [E6] [E]
[A] Baying a [F#m7] song of [E] woe [E7/B] [E6] [E]
Says [A] “Give [G6] up your [E] soul”

VERSE 3

[D] I think they [G] hold [Em7] me to [A] blame
But [D] I only [G] filled some [Em] empty [A] graves
It [F#m7] had to [G] be it was [F#m7] them or [Gmaj7] m [Fmaj7] e
And you know which [E] way I [E7/B] chose [E6] [E]

CHORUS 1

[A] Soul boy is [F#m7] down the [E] street [E7/B] [E6] [E]
[A] Perching on [F#m7] cloven [E] feet [E7/B] [E6] [E]
[A] Baying a [F#m7] song of [E] woe [E7/B] [E6] [E]
Says [A] “Give [G6] up your [E] soul”

INTERLUDE

[Am] [G6] [C7] [Fmaj7] [Dm] [Em] [Dm] [G7]
[Am] [G6] [C7] [Fmaj7] [Dm7] [Em7] [Fmaj7] [G]

VERSE 4

[D] Listen to [G] me [E7] little [A] man
[D] Being an [G] ex- [E] Fuhrer’s [A] not so bad
[F#m7] Marvin [G] Gaye, [F#m7] Marvin [Gmaj7] Ga [Fmaj7] ye
Well you see he’s gone a [E] way (Yes he [E7/B] has) [E6] [E]

CHORUS 2

[A] Soul boy has [F#m7] gone to [E] war [E7/B] Oh! [E6] [E]
And [A] no one dares [F#m7] ask what [E] for [E7/B] [E6] [E]
He’s [A] doomed and he’s [F#m7] white and [E] mean [E7/B] (Imagine!) [E6] [E]
[A] He [G6] laughed at [E] me

OUTRO

Oh now be [A] ever so [F#m7] humble
There’s [E] no place like [E7/B] home [E6] [E]
When your [A] home’s now a [F#m7] graveyard
And you are [E] broke and a [E7/B] lone [E6] [E]
And you’re [A] out of the [F#m7] family of [E] woman and [E7/B] man [E6] [E]

[A] [G6] [E]