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Motel Matches Elvis Costello Guitar Chords    

Motel Matches          Elvis Costello

NOTE: All notes in "()" are bass notes for the walk up and down in 
The intro and the main verse. Drag your feet when playing this song.
Always stay behind the beat except for the first two lines of the chorus.
In a full band situation, make sure everbody nails the three sharp notes
Before the chorus and the bass player can pull an optional (C) (B) (A)
down to the Am. (a la Bruce Thomas)

Send notes, comments or corrections to HAMNRYE@MINDSPRING.COM

INTRO: C (C) (D) (E) F (F) (E) (D)

C				      F
Somewhere in the distance I can hear "Who Shot Sam?"
G				    C
This is my conviction, that I am an innocent man
C	   (C) (D) (E) F
Though you say I'm     unkind
I'm being as nice as I can

Boys everywhere, fumbling with the catches
Am                        F
I struck lucky with motel matches
G                         F
Falling for you without a second look
G			 F
Falling out of your open pocketbook
G          F               C
Giving you away like motel matches
C (C) (D) (E)  F (F) (E) (D) 

I wake with the siren in an emergency
Though your mind is full of love
In your eyes there is a vacancy
And you know what I'll do
When the light outside changes from red to blue



The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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