Rodriguez - The Music

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Establishment Blues

Transcribed by Louis Pienaar, with corrections by Glenn Coggin
Intro: E - all the way 
The mayor hides the crime rate
council woman hesitates 
E                   A
Public gets irate but forget the vote date 
E                        A
Weatherman complaining, predicted sun, it's raining 
E                       A
Everyone's protesting, boyfriend keeps suggesting 
F#           B              E
you're not like all of the rest
E                         A
Garbage ain't collected, women ain't protected
E                  A
Politicians using people, they've been abusing
E                            A
The mafia's getting bigger, like pollution in the river
        F#             B                E
And you tell me that this is where it's at.
Woke up this moming with an ache in my head
Splashed on my clothes as I spilled out of bed
Opened the window to listen to the news 
But all I heard was the Establishment's Blues.
E                       A
Gun sales are soaring, housewives find life boring
E                         A
Divorce the only answer smoking causes cancer
E                               A
This system's gonna fall soon, to an angry young tune
   F#          B             E
And that's a concrete cold fact.
(same chords as above)
The pope digs population, freedom from taxation
Teeny Bops are up tight, drinking at a stop light
Miniskirt is flirting I can't stop so I'm hurting
Spinster sells her hopeless chest.
Adultery plays the kitchen bigot cops non-fiction
The little man gets shafted, sons and monies drafted
Living by a time piece, new war in the far east
Can you pass the Rorschach test?
It's a hassle is an educated guess.
B                               E
Well, frankly I couldn't care less.

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