Transcribed for the guitar (same key as the record). This has also been transcribed for the mandolin (different key for ease of playing).
&A D E A &A A/G# D E A & A D I scream at you for sharing & A D I curse you just for caring & A Bm E I hate the clothes you're wearing, they're so pretty & A D I tell you not to see me & A D I tell you not to feel me & A Bm E I make your life a drag, it's such a pity & A D I watch your warm glow palin' & A D I watch your sparkle fadin' & A Bm E As you realize you're failin' cos' you're so good & A D Oh, I don't mean to upset you & A D But there's so much crime to get through &A Bm E If I could make it easier then I would CHORUS: & A D A D I wish I was your mother, I wish I'd been your father & A Bm D E And then I would have seen you would have been you as a child & A D A D Played houses with your sisters and wrestled with all your brothers & A Bm D E And then who knows, I might have felt a family for a while & A D It's no use me pretending & A D You give and I do the spending & A Bm E Is there a happy ending, I don't think so & A D Cos' even if we make it & A D I'll be too far out to take it & A Bm E You'll have to try and shake it from my head CHORUS
Lines starting with & indicate music. A letter indicates guitar chord; a letter with a slash and another letter indicates a guitar chord with a different bass note, eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass.
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Transcribed by Steve Norgrove; minor lyric correction by Mike Ollier