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Oliver's Army        Elvis Costello


A                      D        E
Don't start me talking; I could talk all night.
A                        D          C#7 
My mind goes sleepwalking while I'm putting the world to right.
F#m            B           F#m                  B       E  A  
Called careers information.  Have you got yourself an occupation?


                                                           Oliver's
        D       E      A                 D        E
Army is here to stay.  Oliver's Army are on their way.
A     A/G#    F#m       A/E      D    D/C#  E      A    D D/C# E6 E7
  And I would rather be anywhere else but   here today.


A                              D          E
There was a checkpoint Charlie, he didn't crack a smile.
A                          D                C#m
But it's no laughing party when you've been on the murder mile.
F#m            B              F#m                B          E
Only takes one itchy trigger, one more widow one less white nigger.


 . . .   D E6 E



G#m            F#            E          D#
  Hong Kong is up for grabs;  London is full of Arabs.
C#                F#         E              F#
   We could be in Palestine, overrun by the Chinese line
         E                            F#
with the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne.


B                      E          F#           B
But there's no danger.  It's a professional career,
                                 E               D#7             G#m
though it could be arranged with just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear.
                 C#                  G#m
If you're out of luck you're out of work
                   C#  F#    B    E  F#
We could send you to Johannesburg


B                E       F#    B                 E        F#
Oliver's Army is here to stay  Oliver's Army are on their way.
B     B/A#    G#m       B/F#     E    E/D# F#     B
  and I would rather be anywhere else than here today (3 times)


B             E E/D#   F#
     Oh oh oh oh___    Oh oh oh______




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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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