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From the High Llamas’ 1998 Cold and Bouncy album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

 
VERSE 1:

The Cfading charm, the Am7broken calm
The Cdrill bell carries Am7on
The F /Cfailing links, the Dpower sinks
The F /Cmoment passed, it’s D7gone

 
VERSE 2:

There’s A♭m7nothing more to B♭m7cartoon kicks
That A♭m7can’t be settled B♭m7here
There A♭m7are no shady B♭m7backroom tricks
It’s A♭m7simple, stale and B♭m7clear

 
VERSE 3:

CDisappointment Am7lies in store
As Cdisappointments Am7go
It’s F /Cpestering, it’s Don the floor
For F /Chow long, heaven D7knows

 
CHORUS:

The Gsun beats downF++Em++F++F#7
From Granch to townF++Em++F++F#7
The Gsun beats downF++Em++F++F#7

C++Am7++C++Am7
F /C++D++F /C++D7

VERSE 4:

A♭m7On the mountain’s B♭m7sunny side
The A♭m7sun shades are all B♭m7down
The A♭m7cattle drive was B♭m7televised
It A♭m7tore from ranch to B♭m7town

 
VERSE 5:

We Cdon’t elect a Am7mayor round here
And Cnobody will Am7run
The F /Cceremonial Dchain would simply
F /CMelt down in the D7sun

 
CHORUS:

The Gsun beats downF++Em++F++F#7
From Granch to townF++Em++F++F#7
The Gsun beats downF++Em++F++F#7

 
OUTRO / FADE:

A♭m7++B♭m7