The Jam

The Jam - Carnaby Street guitar chord

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15th September 2000, 12.11pm
Shaun Hand, Birmingham.

(Bruce Foxton)

B-side to 'All Around The World'

Chords used:
F#:  244322    E:  x7999x  the E A and B shapes in the second column
A:   x02220    G#: 466544  are used during the verse, middle eight and coda
E:   022100    A:  577655  the ones in the first are used only in the intro
C#:  x4666x    B:  799877  and when the intro is repated after the second line of
                           each verse, oh, and right at the end too.

F# A E B C#

C#                 E             G#                      F# E
Take a look at the great street, it don't seem the same.
C#           E                   B                       F# A E B
Remember how great it should be, just think what it was.
C#          E                G#                          F# E
Streets are full of fashion, people told what they want
C#              E                 A            B
The street that was a part of the British monarchy
A            B
British monarchy.

C#        E               G#                            F# E
Who wants cafgans and all that? We don't need them now.
C#             E                            B                 F# A E B
Why should we accept the change and buy the clothes of today?
C#            E                  G#                    F# E
Kids (kids) repel the change and bring back the street,
C#              E            A       B
Shops filled by all nations, Carnaby Street
A       B               A            B
Carnaby Street (Carnaby Street)

E               B      A          B
The street is a mirror of the country,
E                     B    A      B
Reflects the rise and fall of our nation.

C#              E             G#            F# E
The street that was a legend, is a mockery,
C#            E                  B                    F# A E B
A part of the British tradition, gone down the drain,
C#                E           G#                  F# E
You don't need no glass ball, to see it's faults,
C#             E                           A          B
Take a walk in London's streets and you'll see what I mean
A       B
Carnaby Street

A       B
Carnaby Street

A       B
Carnaby Street (Not what it used to be) (x2)

A       B
Carnaby Street (Not what is used to be) (oh) (x2)

A       B
Carnaby Street, oooh (x2)

B F# A E B C#
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Author: Bruce Foxton

Composer: ?

Publisher: Universal Music Operations Ltd.


Released in: 1977

Language: English

Appearing on: Fire and Skill (2015) , Fire and Skill (2015) , Direction Reaction Creation (1997)

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