High Fidelity

Words & Music:

Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (Elvis Costello)

Tabber:  michael@magick.net (michael p mccullough)



This is something like the intro riff:

   Asus4  Am  [etc.]                       Em7  Am7    D    D7   D    D7







[Michael gives the intro chords as:  Am  E/G#  C/G  D/F#, but the intro riff tab implies the chords given above it.  Bass notes are definitely:  A  G#  G  F#]


F               E                 Am                     D/F#       G

Some things you never get used to even though you're feeling like another man.

Bm                                        Dm                  E

There's nothing that he can do for you to shut me away as you walk through.

Am                       D             Am                   D

Lovers laughing in their amateur hour, holding hands in the corridors of power.

Am                   F             E

Even though I'm with somebody else right now...



A     A/G     D/F#     D                 E                 D       E

High------- fidelity.  Can you hear me?  Can you hear me?  Can you hear me?

A     A/G     D/F#     D                 E                 F       G

High------- fidelity.  Can you hear me?  Can you hear me?  Can you hear me?




There's a new kind of dedication:  maybe you'll find it down the tunnel.

Maybe I got above my station, maybe you're only changing channel.


F                    E             Am                  D/F#        G

Even though you're nowhere near me and I know you kiss him so sincerely, now.

Bm                                          Dm                  E

Even though the signal's indistinct and you worry what silly people think.

Am                 D

Who just can't wait to feel so frozen out?

Am                   D             Am              F                 E

I bet he thinks that he was chosen out of millions, I suppose he'll never know about


CHORUS:  [repeat & out]


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