Words & Music:

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus (Elvis Costello)


You'll find more difficult tabs out there, but when you listen to it, you find it is a very simple three-chord rock song.  Tabber Jason Maggard gets it spot on: "...E.C. is writing a crummy love song for a girl he plans to shower with shoddy gifts so he can get into her pants...Think of this as the antithesis of Elton John's 'Your Song'..."


E [hard eighth notes]

Blood and chocolate.

I hope you're satisfied with what you've done.

You think it's over now,

But it's only just begun.


I asked for water

And they gave me rosˇ wine,

A horse that knows arithmetic,

And a dog that tells your fortune.




It's in your eyes [3x]

B  A



I want to buy you

A big blue Diamel,

Cheap white plastic shoes

That don't walk out and don't let in.


I want to show you

How I love you.

When you're over me

There's no-one above you.





You think it's over now but this is only,


This is only, this is only the beginning





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