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From The High Llamas’ 1992 Santa Barbara album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. Capo on 1st fret.

 
INTRO:

Em++D++A

VERSE 1:

EmAll is well up in Clerkenwell
DTra la la la Ala
EmI have slated the dedicated
DDrove their vans and D7took their money
EmYou are our amF#mbassador, Ghe was always Dtold
But Emhe was not a F#mman of peace
And G /Athey were far too A7sus4old

 
CHORUS:

You put yourDself down put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Adown
Put yourDself down, put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Edown
Put yourself Gdown+A7

Em++D++A

VERSE 2:

EmSorry look on a worried face
DTra la la la Ala
EmGravity keeps us in our place
DBurn the van and D7steal the money
EmProudly standing F#min the dock
He Gtold the court his Dtale
But Emyou are all such F#mgentle folk
You G /Awon’t put me in A7sus4jail

 
CHORUS:

You put yourDself down put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Adown
Put yourDself down, put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Edown
Put yourself Gdown+Gm

 
INSTRUMENTAL:

F#m++Em++Fmaj7++Em++B♭maj7++B♭6++B♭maj7++B♭6++B♭maj7++A7

VERSE 3:

EmBridget Finlay has gone to bed
DTra la la la Ala
EmRing of roses around her head
DThis is war but D7I’ll be sleeping
EmCheck the details F#mof your lease
Your Goffice and your Dhome
Write Emto your mother with a F#mpress release
G /ADisconnect your A7sus4phone

 
CHORUS:

You put yourDself down put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Adown
Put yourDself down, put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Edown
Put yourself Gdown+A7

 
CHORUS/OUTRO:

You put yourDself down put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Adown
Put yourDself down, put yourself down
Build yourself Gup, put yourself Edown
Put yourself Gdown+Gm7++F#m7++Em7++D