From A Whisper To A Scream

Words & Music:

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus (Elvis Costello)

Tabbed by: Michael P. McCullough


INTRO:  E  D  A  F#


              E [alternate between E & E/D]

Oh, it's not easy to resist temptation.

Walking around looking like a figment of somebody else's imagination.


Taking ev'ry word she says just like an open invitation.

        A                         F#m

But the power of persuasion is no match for anticipation.



       E              Bbdim      A E                  Bbdim   A  E

Like a finger running down a seam----. From a whisper to a scream.

E     D                      A         E   D    E    D  E

So, I whisper and I scream.  But don't get me wrong...

D            A           B                 Bm

Please don't leave me waitin' too long, waitin' too long,

F#m                  F

Waitin' too long, waitin' too long.

E D E    D       E       D  E

Hey---!  Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!


E     D   E (alternate between E & E/D)

Oh if the customers like it then they'll keep on paying.

If they keep on drinking then they'll end up staying.


I heard someone say where have we met before.

        A                                 F#m

But the one over the eight seem less like one or more like four.




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