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Selfish gene

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D7  (C  F#  A)

Sweet little baby from the hills somewhere

                                                                    Bbmaj7    Bb7    Bb6    Bb7
Here‚??s a pretty lovebud for your hair

Itty bitty girl sippin‚?? Grenadine

                                                                   Fmaj7     F7    F6    F7
Look who‚??s talking to Selfish Gene

There‚??s a place way down in Brentwood

Out to Georgio‚??s we all g‚??wine

The ma√ģtre ‚??d‚??s gonna take care of everything

He‚??s a personal friend of mine

Bb7                        Bb/C
What a prize you are

                                Dm7                 D7/F#
Honey don‚??t you scratch my new car

G7                           A7

Selfish Gene he‚??s one in a million

  D/B                        D
A safe harbor in every storm

F7                     Ebmaj7
Many call but few are chosen

Hey pretty baby let‚??s have a little fun
The Pinot is flowing and the night‚??s still young
Over and above and behind and between
Make a little party for Selfish Gene

Steady girl let me grab on your wig hat
Down in the corncrib we shall go
No brains no regrets no worries
Hidey hi hidey hey hidey ho
Kundalini now!
Baby let me show you how

Selfish Gene don‚??t lick no Manolos
He don‚??t argue ‚?? he don‚??t ask twice
Selfish Gene don‚??t serve two masters



            Cm             Gm7                 F5/Ab
Must every time I turn my ship around

             Eb5/E                      Ebm7                     F/Db     Bbm/F#    G#/F      C+7
Some bastard come and knock my skyline down

I guess that‚??s everything I suppose
The playdate‚??s over and the case is closed
Tell me momma that I didn‚??t do right
To have a little something on Amateur Night

I feel sure that we‚??ll meet again sometime
Don‚??t see why and I don‚??t know when
Maybe I‚??ll catch you down at the daily
If you haven‚??t moved on by then
Take a dollar from the drawer
Daddy‚??s got a whole lot more

Selfish Gene needs clarity and closure
This is his house and that‚??s your cab
You need a hug ‚?? now don‚??t be bashful

Do yourself and your friend a favor
You don‚??t bargain with Selfish Gene
Selfish Gene don‚??t take no prisoners

Transcriptions by Matthew Kerns


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