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The Jam - Private Hell guitar chord

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Subject: PRIVATE HELL - The Jam, "Setting Sons" LP

Chords from Davide Musiani - Bologna, Italy

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Closer than close - you see yourself - a mirrored immage,

     C#                Fm

of what you wanted to be


As each day goes by - a little more -  you can't remember

         C#           Fm

what it was you wanted anyway


The fingers feel the lines - they prod the space - your ageing face

     C#                   D#          C#                   D#

The face that once was so beautiful - is still there but unrecognizable


Private Hell, Private Hell

The man who you once loved - is blad and fat - and seldom in

working late as usual

Your interest has waned - you feel the strain - the bed springs snap

on the occasions he lies upon you - close your eyes and think of nothing but

Private Hell, Private Hell

G#       C#            G#         C#

Think of Emma - wonder what she's doing

    G#      C#          G#          C#

her husband Terry - and your grandchildren

A#       C                A#      C

Think of Edward - who's still at college

     A#       C                  A#         C

you send him letters - which he doesn't acknowledge


'Cause he don't care - they don't care

               C#                      D#

'Cause they're all going through their own


Private Hell, Private Hell

The morning slips away - in a valium haze - and catalogues

a numerous cups of coffe

In the afternoon - the weekly food - is put in bags

you float off down the high street

The shops windows reflect - play a nameless host - to a closet ghost

a picture of your fantasy - a victim of your misery

Private Hell, Private Hell


Alone at 6 o'clock - you drop a cup - you see it smash


inside you crack - you can't go on  - but you sweep it up

        D#                 Fm

Safe at last inside your - Private Hell

 C#        D#                Fm

Sanity at last inside your - Private Hell

NOTE: I have recognised the chords above with a PIANO, and not a guitar, so

it's impossible for me to find out the exact notes that the great Paul plays

during the short guitar solos. I'm sorry but you will have to do it by

yourself !!!

Of course, suggestions are welcome ad encouraged.
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Author: Paul Weller

Composer: Paul Weller

Publisher: Polydor Ltd (UK)


Released in: 2015

Language: English

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