Wave A White Flag

Chords and lyrics for Wave A White Flag by Elvis Costello

 
Take off your s
F 
hoes, 
 
 
Gsus4 
hang
G 
 
Gadd9 
up
C 
your wings
 
Stack up the c
F 
hairs, roll up the  
G 
rug
 
Savor the  
E7 
things that so
Am 
briety 
 
brings
 
But w
C 
hen I hit the  
G7 
bottle, there’s no
C 
tellin’ what I’ll
G7 
do
 
‘Cause  
C 
something deep ins
G7 
ide me wants to
C 
turn you black and
C7 
blue
F 
I can’t res
Ab7 
ist 
 
you
C 
 
I
E7 
can’
Am 
t wait
 
To  
D7 
twist your loving arms ’til you c
G7 
apitulate
 
C 
Beat me in the  
G7 
kitchen, and I’ll
C 
beat you in the h
G7 
all
 
There’s  
C 
nothing I love  
G7 
better than a
C 
free 
 
for
C7 
all
 
To  
F 
take your pretty  
Ab7 
neck and see whic
C 
 
wa
E7 
 
i
Am 
t bends
 
But  
D7 
when it is all over we will
G7 
still be friends
 
Am 
Wave a white  
G7 
flag
Am 
, put away t
G7 
he 
 
pistol
Am 
Too 
 
many
G7 
people 
 
jus
C 
t can’t ge
C7 
 
kissed
 
But if there’s  
F 
nothin’ I can  
Ab7 
do to make  
A7sus4 
ame
A7 
nds, baby
Dm 
Hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur
C 
-der
C7 
me
 
Oh, was it  
Am 
all right, or was it  
Am 
o–kay
 
I’ll make it  
Am 
all up to
E7 
yo
Am 
 
s
C7 
omeday
 
Oh, but you  
Dm 
didn’t have to
E7 
laugh 
 
tha
Am 
 
way
 
Oh, no, you  
D7 
didn’t have to laugh that
G 
way
G7 
 
Am 
Wave a white  
G7 
flag
Am 
, put away t
G7 
he 
 
pistol
Am 
Too 
 
many
G7 
people 
 
jus
C 
t can’t ge
C7 
 
kissed
 
But if there’s  
F 
nothin’ I can  
Ab7 
do to make  
A7sus4 
ame
A7 
nds, baby
Dm 
Hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur
C 
-der 
 
me
 
Gee,  
A7 
baby,
Dm 
hope you don’
Gsus4 
 
 
G 
mur-
C 
–der 
 
me