Body Of An American

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Chords and lyrics for Body Of An American by The Pogues

 
The  
C 
cadillac stood  
F 
by the house and the  
C 
Yanks they were within
 
And  
C 
the tinker boys they  
F 
hissed advice ‘Hot  
C 
wire her with a  
G 
pin’
 
We  
C 
turned and shook as we  
F 
had a look in the  
C 
room where the dead man  
G 
lay
 
So  
C 
big Jim Dwyer made  
F 
his last  
C 
trip to the shores where his  
F 
fathers 
 
 
C 
laid
 
C 
Fifteen minutes later we had  
F 
our first taste of  
C 
whiskey
C 
There was uncles giving lectures on  
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ancient Irish  
G 
history
F 
The men all started telling jokes and the  
C 
women they got  
G 
frisky
 
At  
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five o’ clock in the evening every  
F 
bastard there was  
G 
pisskey
 
Fare thee  
C 
well going a
G 
way there’s nothing left to  
C 
say
 
Fare
F 
well to New York City boys to  
C 
Boston and  
G 
 
A
 
He  
F 
took them out will a well-aimed clout he was  
C 
often heard to  
G 
say
 
I’m a  
C 
free born  
F 
man of the  
G 
U.S.
C 
A.

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