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/ Elton John / Songs from the West Coast (2001) / The Emperor's New Clothes guitar tab

The Emperor's New Clothes
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Songs From The West Coast

A/C    C/E    Dm/F   C/G    G
A/C    C/E    Bb/F    Bb/F    F
     C                                 C/E
We bet on our lives and we bet on the horses
          F
In that upstairs apartment
         C
On Orlando and 4th
           G                              Am                C/G
And the rent was due and the rent man was knocking
          F
Like a Chinese proverb
            C/G C/G C/G G    F
We were always searching

C                               C/E
Nightlife's a no-win but nobody noticed
            F
How we killed off the bottles
            C
Looking good on the surface
      G                                Am7
The dog days barked and the house cat got old
              C
We were Bonnie and Clyde
         Fmaj7       G     C        F/C    C
In the emperor's new clothes

            F
And the tears never came
        F/A G/B
They just stayed in our eyes
        F/C                              C                          C/B
We refused to admit that we wore this disguise
         F
Every inch of us growing
       Bb6
Like Pinocchio's nose
          A+              A            Dm C/E F G     C         F/C   C
As we walked around in the emperor's new clothes


We flew by our wits and by the seat of our pants
In the state of illusion
In the nation of chance
And the repo was hauling the wreck we'd been driving
As the dashboard Madonna
Smiled back at us kindly

We cheated the system never batting an eyelid
Seeing only the good
Through the holes in our shoes
And our halos were rusty but we wore them proudly
We were two little gods
In the emperor's new clothes

            F
And the tears never came
        F/A G/B
They just stayed in our eyes
        F/C                              C                          C/B
We refused to admit that we wore this disguise
         F
Every inch of us growing
       Bb6
Like Pinocchio's nose
          A+              A            Dm C/E F G     Bb   F/A    Fm7/Ab  C/G
As we walked around in the emperor's new clothes
Dm C/E F G     Bb   F/A    Fm7/Ab  C/G
emperor's new clothes
Dm C/E F G     C        F/C C
emperor's new clothes

A/C    C/E    Dm/F   C/G    G
A/C    C/E    Bb/F    Bb/F    F   C/E  F/D  C

F/C  C
F/C  C
Copyright (C) Mark van Gerven Netherlands


Elton John albums
2001 Songs from the West Coast
1999 Aida
1997 Big Picture
1993 Duets
1992 The One
1989 Sleeping With the Past
1988 Reg Strikes Back
1983 Too Low for Zero
1982 Jump Up!
1976 Blue Moves
1975 Rock of the Westies
1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
1974 Caribou
1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1972 Honky Chateau
1971 Madman Across the Water
1971 Tumbleweed Connection
1970 Elton John
1969 Empty Sky
Songs from the West Coast tabs
01The Emperor's New Clothes tabbass tab
02Dark Diamond tabbass tab
05Original Sin tabbass tab
06Birds tabbass tab
07I Want Love tabbass tab
08The Wasteland tabbass tab
11Mansfield tabbass tab
12This Train Don't Stop There Anymore tabbass tab

 

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