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Put Yourself Down by the High Llamas

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

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

INTRO

[Em7] [D] [A] (x3)

VERSE 1

[Em7] All is well up in Clerkenwell ( [D] tra la la la [A] la)
[Em7] I have slated the dedicated
[D7] Drove their vans and took their money

[Em7] You are our am [F#m7] bassador
[A7sus4] He was always [D] told
But [Em] he was not a [F#m7] man of peace
And [G6] they were far too [A7] old

CHORUS 1

You put your [D] self down put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [A7] down
Put your [D] self down, put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [E] down
[Em7] Put yourself [Gmaj7] dow [A7] n

[Em7] [D] [A] (x2)

VERSE 2

[Em7] Sorry look on a worried face ( [D] tra la la la [A] la)
[Em7] Gravity keeps us in our place
[D7] Burn the van and steal the money

[Em7] Proudly standing [F#m7] in the dock
He [A7sus4] told the court his [D] tale
But [Em7] you are all such [F#m7] gentle folk
You [G6] won’t put me in [A7] jail

CHORUS 2

You put your [D] self down put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [A7] down
Put your [D] self down, put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [E] down
Put yourself [G] dow [Gm7] n

INTERLUDE

[F#m7] [Em7] [Fmaj7] [Em7] [Bbmaj7] [Bb6] [Bbmaj7] [Bb6] [Bbmaj7] [A7]

VERSE 3

[Em7] Bridget Finlay has gone to bed ( [D] tra la la la [A] la)
[Em7] Ring of roses around her head
[D] This is war but [D7] I’ll be sleeping

[Em7] Check the details [F#m7] of your lease
Your [A7sus4] office and your [D] home
Write [Em7] to your mother with a [F#m7] press release
[G6] Disconnect your [A7] phone

CHORUS 1

You put your [D] self down put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [A7] down
Put your [D] self down, put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [E] down
[Em7] Put yourself [Gmaj7] dow [A7] n

CHORUS 2

You put your [D] self down put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [A7] down
Put your [D] self down, put yourself down
Build yourself [G] up, put yourself [E] down
Put yourself [G] dow [Gm] [F#m7] [Em7] [D] n