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Albert Hammond - The Free Electric Band (Chord)
Submitter: kraziekhat (274) on 7/10/12 1 comment
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The Free Electric Band:Albert Hammond.
#19 in UK and #48 in USA in 1973.

INTRO: C G (x2)

   C                          G
My father is a doctor, he's a family man.
   C                             G
My mother works for charity, whenever she can.
        C                              G
They're both good clean Americans who abide by the law.
     C                                  G
They both stick up for liberty and they both would go to war.
   C             F                  G                C
My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down..
                 F                G              C
for summers in a summer camp, and winters in the town.
                 F          C                G
My future in the system was talked about and planned.
      C              F             G             C    G C G
But I gave it up for music and the Free Electric Band.

  C                                         G
I went to school in hand-washed shirts with neatly oiled hair.
    C                                  G
The school was big and newly built and filled with light and air.
        C                                 G
And the teachers taught us values that we had to learn to keep..
         C                            G
and they clipped the ear of many idle kids who went to sleep.
   C           F             G              C
My father organized for me a college in the East..
                  F           G                 C
but I went to California, the sun-shine and the beach.
                  F               C          G
My parents and my lecturers could never understand..
      C              F             G             C    G
why I gave it up for music and the Free Electric Band.
           F                   C       G              C
Well, they used to sit and speculate upon their son's career..
  F           C           G          C
a lawyer or a doctor or a civil engineer.
                       F            C            G
Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand..
      C             F             G             C    G C G
cause all I need is music and the Free Electric Band.

   C                          G
My father sent me money and I spent it very fast..
     C                           G
on a girl I met in Berkeley in a Social Science class.
            C                               G
Yes, and we learned about her body, but her mind we 
                   C                         G
didn't know..until deep rooted attitudes and morals began 

to show.
    C             F             G                C
She wanted to get married, even though she never said..
                    F                  G              C
but I knew her well enough, by now, to see inside her head.
                    F           C               G
She'd settle for suburbia and a little patch of land..
      C               F             G             C    G
so, I gave her up for music and the Free electric Band.

Ba ba da ba da ba dee dee dee..for the Free Electric Band..(x5)

A seventies smash from Kraziekhat.
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Love Albert Hammond,,,Great song,,,well done!!!!!
-aussief | 7/10/2012
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