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Whippin' Piccadilly

Gomez

 

Note:  Originally recorded in Ab and played with barre chords.  This version is a ½ step higher, in the key of A, so that it can be played with open chords.

 

Chords in parentheses are anticipated--play on the last 8th note of the previous measure

 

Strum: D U X U D U X U     X = scratch/mute

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

        123

A:    x02220

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

 

Intro:  / A - - - / x8

 

A (3)                                                                                                                D

Once upon a time, not too long ago, we took a day out in Manchester

      A                             C (½)            D (½)        A (2)
We all fall down, there's not enough hours in our day
  A
(3)                                                                                                                        D

Played a bit of football, fell in to the union, barged our way to the toilet

                A                             C (½)            D (½)        A (2)
With the Kung Fu king, there's not enough hours in our day

 

/ A (hold) - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

A (3)                                                                                                                      D
I remember seeing someone dressed in a suit looking like a lunatic

                A                          C (½)            D (½)   A (2)
And we all fall down, there's not enough hours in our trip

            A (3)                                                                                                                          D
Well, academy cartwheel's breakin' your hands--We got lovely posters for sale

               A                          C (½)            D (½)     A (2)
And we all fall down, there's not enough hours in our day

  A (4)
We like lovin' yeah, and the wine we share

  A (4)
We like lovin' yeah, and the wine we share

 

/ A (hold) - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

w/interlude lick:

/ A (hold) - - - / (G) (hold) - - - / x4

 A (3)                                                                                                                    D
Finally made our way back to the train, rolling in to Sheffield tonight

              A                              C (½)            D (½)   A (2)
And we all fall down, there's not enough hours in our life

       A (3)                                                                                                       D
So try and guess my weight and wait at the station--we're whippin Picadilly tonight

           A                               C (½)           D (½)   A (2)
And it all falls down, there's not enough hours in our life

  A
(4)
We like lovin' yeah, and the wine we share

  A (4)
We like lovin' yeah, and the wine we share

 

End on A

 

 

Interlude Lick:

 

Fingering:            3               2         3         1               3                    1         2

                                            |

                                            |

                                            |__use first and second fingers

                                                 to bend note


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.