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Graham Parker CHILDREN and DOGS Lyrics

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INTRO:   (A)  B  A  E  E  A  A  (to get to the first B)

B A B A
She said she just wanted a friend And then she'd be good
B A B A
Something to play with now again And give lots of food
C#m A B C#m
We've got a yard that's big enough She says he's like a dream
A E B A B
But they've got us running round in circles Like a pair of clowns it seems

CHORUS
E A E A
Children and dogs will always win Everyone knows that
E A E A
I won't work with either one again It's not in our contract
E A (another A first time, 2nd time rpt last line))
Children and dogs

Now I'm outside freezing to death Just walking the dog
Instead of throwing myself at my wife I'm throwing a log
We haven't slept for two nights He howls out at the moon
The kid says sometimes he bites Can you bring a bunny rabbit home soon

CHORUS
A B
Make you trip over your ankles Do all kinds of things that rankle
A B E
Make you wanna go and drink a tankful And remember when you were single

INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS including "Children and dogs"

C#m A B C#m
The bedroom's got two carpets And one sticks to your clothes
A E A B
Let's take a photo of all of us Fixed grins in a family pose

Chorus Key change up 2 semitones (F# B )






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