Rodriguez - The Music

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Transcribed by Glenn Coggin

E, A, E, A,

E                            A                               E            A                           
Cause I lost my job two weeks before Christmas
         E                                       A                                                                                 E          A 
And I talked to Jesus at the sewer and the Pope said it was none of his God-damned business 
              E                                     A                                                                 E         A
While the rain drank champagne my Estonian Archangel came and got me wasted 
               E                                      A                            E       A
Cause the sweetest kiss I ever got is the one I've never tasted

                     E                         A    Abm          B
Oh but they'll take their bonus pay to Molly McDonald,
E                 A                                         Abm            B
Neon ladies, beauty is that which obeys, is bought or borrowed

Cause my heart's become a crooked hotel full of rumours
But it's I who pays the rent for these fingered-face out-of-tuners 
and I make 16 solid half hour friendships every evening
Cause your queen of hearts who is half a stone And likes to laugh alone 
is always threatening you with leaving 

Oh but they play those token games on Willy Thompson
And give a medal to replace the son of Mrs. Annie Johnson

Cause they told me everybody's got to pay their dues 
And I explained that I had overpaid them 
So overdued I went to the company store
and the clerk there said that they had just been invaded 
So I set sail in a teardrop and escaped beneath the doorsill
Cause the smell of her perfume echoes in my head still

Cause I see my people trying to drown the sun 
In weekends of whiskey sours
Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?

Notes: The fancy bit that's played over the A chord and sounds like it's played on another guitar is really easy to get; play the A chord, then take your 3rd finger off and back on, then play A again emphasizing the thin E string. Cool eh!

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