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    Romeo and Juliet

    By Dire Straits

    Performed by Indigo Girls


    Capo 2

     

    Am* = Am  Asus2  Am  Asus4  Am  Asus2  Am

     

    Use folk strum for most of song:

    D   D U   U D U
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    During intro and similar parts, use this:

     

    C           C/B

    D DU UD DU UDUDU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Am

    D DUDU U U U UDU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro:  / C - - C/B / Am* - - - / (prog. X2)

     

    C (hold)                   C/B

    a love struck romeo

    Am (hold)
    sings the streets a serenade

                C (hold)                        C/B
    now he's laying everybody low

    Am (hold)
    he's got a love song that he made

    G
    he finds a streetlight and he steps out of the shade
    and says something like

    Fmaj7/A               F9/A       G
    "you and me, babe, how about it?"

    C                                       C/B
    juliet says "hey, it's romeo!"

    Am
    "you nearly give me a heart attack!"

                  C                                         C/B
    yeah well, he's underneath the window

                               Am
    now she's singing "hey-la, my boyfriend's back"

    G

    "you shouldn't come around here  singing up at people like that
    Fmaj7/A     F9/A                         G

    ah anyway, whatcha gonna do about it?"

    C     G

    juliet, the dice were

    Fmaj7/A              F9/A                        
    loaded from the start

               C     G
    and i bet and you

     

          Fmaj7/A            F9/A                        

    exploded into my heart

              C              C/B
    and i forget, i forget

    Am

    the movie song

    G
    when you gonna realize

                                                 Fmaj7/A           
    it was just that the time was wrong
    C   C/B  Am

    Julie

     

    / C - - C/B / Am* - - - /

    C (hold)                                          C/B
    we both come up on different streets

    Am (hold)
    and they both were streets of shame

    C (hold)                                          C/B
    you know they're both dirty both mean

    Am (hold)
    yes and the dreams were the same

    G
    and i dreamed your dream for youand now your dream is real so tell me honey
    Fmaj7/A               F9/A                       G

    now how can you look at me as if i was just another one of your deals

                        C                              C/B
    now you can fall for chains of silver

    Am
    and you can fall for chains of gold

                    C                                    C/B
    you know you fall for pretty strangers

    Am
    and the promises they hold

    G                                              G (hold)
    well you promised me everything and then you promised me thick and thin
                          Fmaj7/A (hold)

    now you just turn away and say "romeo? i think i

     

     

    G

    used to have a scene with him."

          C    C/B
    ah juliet

                            Fmaj7/A             F9/A                      
    when we made love you used to cry

                  C                           C/B
    you said "i love you like the stars above

               Fmaj7/A          F9/A                      
    gonna love you till i die"

                   C              C/B
    there's a place for us

    Am
    i you know this song

    G                                                                                  Fmaj7/A
    now when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong
    C              C/B       Am

    Julie, I’m so in love

     

    C              C/B       Am

    C (hold)                    C/B
    but i can't do the talk

    Am (hold)

    like they talk on my tv screen

    C (hold)                  C/B
    i can't do a love song

    Am

    not the way you sung them to me

    G
    i can't do everything but i would do anything for you
    Fmaj7/A   F9/A            G    

    i can't do anything except be in love with you

                    C                        C/B
    yeah now all i do is miss you

    Am      
    and the way it used to be you know

    C                                       C/B
    and all i do is keep the beat

    Am (hold)
    i keep bad, bad company

    G
    and all i do is kiss you through the bars of this rhyme
                   Fmaj7/A   F9/A                       

    when julie i'd do the stars with you

    G
    anytime

          C     G
    ah juliet when we made

    Fmaj7/A              F9/A                      

    love you used to cry

                 C                            G
    you said "i love you like the stars above

                    Fmaj7/A         F9/A                      
    i'm gonna love you till i die"

                    C             C/B
    there's a place for us

              Am
    i know you know the movie song

    G                                                                                  Fmaj7/A
    one day we're gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong
    C     C/B   Am

    Julie,        julie
    C    C/B   Am*

    julie

    C (hold)                       C/B
    now this love struck romeo

    Am (hold)
    he sings the streets a serenade

                   C (hold)                 C/B
    now he's laying everybody low

    Am (hold
    he's got a love song he made

    G (hold)                                                G (hold)
    he finds a convenient streetlight and he'll step out of the shade
    and he'll say something like


    "you and me, babe, how 'bout it?


    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.