The Chauffeur Chords, Guitar Tab, & Lyrics -

Chords

B chord B7 chord C chord D chord Em chord G chord B7/D# chord C7/Bb chord EmM7 chord

Tab

FINE TUNING:  The original 'Rio' album track is quite flat of standard
pitch. To match it, use a chromatic tuner and de-tune all the strings
down approx. - 40 cents.
 
[Fade-in]
  (G)   (B)
|  /  /  /  /  |
 
[Intro]
     Em    D        G     B
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :|| [x3]
 
[Verse 1]
Em              D           G                  B7
     Out on the tar plains   ...the glides are moving,
Em        D            G            B
     All looking for a new place to drive,
Em                D        G             B7
     You sit be - side me,   ...so newly charming,
Em            D                 G             B
     Sweating dewdrops glisten, fresh in your side
 
[Chorus]
        G                       B7
And the sun drips down, bedding heavy behind,
    Em                       B7
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined,
         G              B                   Em           B
Then the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart
 
   G     B        Em    B7       G     B        Em    B7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
   B7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  |
 
[Verse 2]
Em                D             G                 B7
     Way down the lane a way,      living for a - nother day,
Em              D               G             B
     The aphids swarm up in the   ...drifting haze,
Em                D               G                 B7
     Swim seagull in the sky to - wards that hollow western isle,
Em             D              G           B
     My envied Lady holds you fast in her gaze
 
[Chorus]
        G                       B7
And the sun drips down, bedding heavy behind,
    Em                       B7
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined,
         G              B                   Em           B
Then the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart
 
[Chorus]
         G                       B7
Then the sun drips down, bedding heavy behind,
    Em                       B7
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined,
         G              B                   Em           B      B7
Then the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart
 
[Bridge]
C         C7/Bb       B          B7      B7/D#
    Sing-------  blue silver! |  /  /  /_/ /_/  |
                                         ^ ^ ^
[Verse 3]
   Em    D        G     B        Em    D        G     B
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
Em                D             G               B7
     And watching lovers part,    ...I feel you smiling,
Em                D                G            B
       What glass splinters lie so deep in your mind?
Em                D
      To tear out from your eyes,
       G                  B7
With a thought to stiffen brooding lies,
Em                 D                  G            B
     And I'll only watch you leave me further be - hind
 
[Chorus]
        G                       B7
And the sun drips down, bedding heavy behind,
    Em                       B7
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined,
         G              B                   Em           B
Then the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart
 
[Chorus]
         G                       B7
Then the sun drips down, bedding heavy behind,
    Em                       B7
The front of your dress, all shadowy lined,
    G              B                   Em           B       B7
The droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart
 
[Bridge]
C         C7/Bb      B          B7
    Sing------  blue silver! |  /  /  /  /  |
C         C7/Bb      B7
    Sing, sing  blue silver! 
 
[Coda - Repeat]
     Em    D      G     B7      Em    D      G     B
||:  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :|| [x7]
 
   Em    D        G     B7       EmM7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |   /  || 
 
=====================================================================
[Some versions have a sample of a narrator over parts of the coda,this was taken from a natural history recording about insects]
 
"There's more to this kind of camouflage, more than just
...colour and shape!
 
Who's crawling now, ...in the tall grass, near my tent?"
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