Fred Smith

Century Girl

Fred Smith

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Century Girl

	  		Verse 1 
Em 
I?m gonna have to introduce myself 
Em                                              D 
I?ve got no record company produced myself oh, oh 
Em 
I?ve been the drummer and I played the bass 
Em                                                  D 
Now I?m up the front with my pretty little face oh, oh 
Em 
Kept it together through the leaner years 
Em                                                 D 
I sang Stormy Weather through the meaner years oh, oh 
Em 
I?ve been the sucker of the century 
D               A                       B7 
Now I?m the fucker I was meant to be oh, oh 
Verse 2 
Em 
Born at the turn of the century 
Em                                       D 
I landed on the beaches of Gallipoli oh, oh 
Em 
I stood tall while Wall Street crashed 
Em                                    D 
But I never ever had a lot of cash oh, oh 
Em 
Fought in the trenches of the second war 
Em                                      D 
I landed with MacArthur at Corregidor oh, oh 
Em 
My arse got burned when Saigon fell 
Em                                      D 
Re-education was another kind of hell oh, oh 
Chorus 
G          Em 
Century girl I?m checking out 
C 
Is there much left for us to talk about? 
G                 Em 
I?ll call back in from planet Earth 
C                                  G 
The self same child I was upon my birth 
Verse 3 
Em 
And I?ve been a sailor of the seven seas 
Em                                D 
I was a hippy in the seventies oh, oh 
Em 
I shot the sheriff and I fought the law 
Em                  			D 
I?ve been the hooker to the whore you know oh, oh 
Em 
And I?ve been a catholic and I been Zen 
D						      A 
I?ve been the Buddhist since Christ knows when oh, oh 
Em 
I?ve been to Babylon, I?ve been to Rome 
Em					D 
Been travelling but now I?m home oh, oh 
Chorus 
G          Em 
Century girl I?m checking out 
C 
Is there much left for us to talk about? 
G                 Em 
I?ll call back in from planet Earth 
C                                   G 
The self same child I was upon my birth 
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Verse 4 
Em 
I?ve seen a bucket load of shit go down 
Em						D 
I?ve been the president, I?ve been the clown oh, oh 
Em 
I?ve seen a bucket of futility 
Em                 			D 
Don?t need to demonstrate virility oh, oh 
Em 
Still I ain?t bitter and I ain?t green 
D					         A 
And I?m feeling fitter than I?ve ever been oh, oh 
Em 
I?ve been the sucker of the century 
D                                      A 
Now I?m the fucker I was meant to be oh, oh 
 
 

		  

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