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Local Girls Lyrics

Artist: Graham Parker
Album: Squeezing out Sparks

INTRO D Bm G (three times) then G A

B E
Sit by my window and look outside
A G#m E
Wonder why a sun don't shine on me
B E
What's wrong with you, you stupid child
A G#m C#
Don't you think that I'm the one you're waiting to see
F# B
Don't talk too much cause she falls for the soft touch
D E
Makes her feel everything is secure
G A D
Don't ever leave a footprint on the floor

CHORUS
D Bm G
Don't bother with the local girls
D Bm G
Don't bother with the local girls
D Bm G G A
Don't bother with the local girls

B E
She's probably halfwit she must be straight
A G#m E
Bound to have a mother who knows nothing but hate
B E
Don't want to laugh I'd rather knock her down
A G#m C#
Standing at the bus stop where she waits each morning
F# B
So isolated that she thinks that the army
D E
Is the place where a man oughta be
G A D
Don't bother with them they don't bother me

REPEAT CHORUS (plus)
D G
Don't bother with the.... local girls

BRIDGE
A G A G
They got the walk they got the talk Right down without a flaw
A G G A D
At six oclock I got to stop My dreaming at the counter of the store
D Bm G D Bm G
Don't bother with them
D Bm G G A

B E
Without a doubt I gotta intercept
A G#m E
Must be time someone went shouted in their ear
B E
You look all right in that cheap green dress
A G#m C#
But every time you swish it round you make me disappear
F# B
Yes I'm aware of exactly what I'm doing
D E
Making everything a mystery,
G A D
Don't bother with it, it don't bother me

CHORUS

(3 times) and fade

Here's the story of this transcription:

Someone (off list) emailed me for the lyrics so I wrote them out and
at the same time I wrote down a couple of the chords. Then John
(jhayman
k12s.phast.umass.edu) saw it and made the necessary
additions and corrections.

For a while we were playing Emaj7 instead of E in the first line,
(B) Sit by my window and (Emaj7) look outside, but the current
thought is that the E is correct.

John wrote: "In hind sight and sound, Emaj7 is wrong and E is right.
Although he's singing a Db, the rhythm guitar is clearly playing a
Dave Edmund's "monkey beat" E." (I play that E at fret 4 (476454))

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