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Elvis Costello - I Want You


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Intro & verse1:

   
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Em     

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I want you
      
C                
B                
Em  
Youve had your fun you dont get well no more
Em  

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I want you
     
C               
B                
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Your fingernails go dragging down the wall
   
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C       
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Em
Be careful darling you might fall    

Em     

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I want you
C             
B             
Em        

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I woke up and one of us was crying  I want you
    
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You said young man
  
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Em      

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I do believe youre dying I want you

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C              
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If you need a second opinion
               
Em           
as you seem to do these days
  

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I want you You can look in my eyes
            
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C  
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Em
and you can count the ways          
Em     

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C              
I want you  Did you mean to tell me
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Em     

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but seem to forget I want you
      
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Since when were you so
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Em          

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generous and inarticulate  I want you
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Its the stupid details
        
Em                

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that my heart is breaking for
        
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Its the way your shoulders shake
                
Em             

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And what theyre shaking for  I want you
     
C               
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Its knowing that he knows you now
      
Em            

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after only guessing  
        
C             
Its the thought of him
   
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C  
B 
Em
undressing you or you undressing         
       

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C                
I want you  He tossed some tatty
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Em     

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compliment your way  I want you
    
C              
B                
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And you were fool enough to love it    
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Em
when he said    

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C   
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I want you  

Solo:

   
Em                 

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Em
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Em     

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Em  
I want you  The truth cant hurt you its just like the dark
    

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It scares you witless 
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B                     
Em      

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But in time you see things clear and stark  I want you
   
C              
B                
Em      

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G       
Go on and hurt me then well let it drop  I want you
C           
B                  
Em      

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G       
Im afraid I wont know where to stop  I want you
   
C              
B               
Em     

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G       
Im not ashamed to say I cried for you  I want you
  
C                
B                   
Em          

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I want to know the things you did that we do too I want you 
  
C                
B               
Em           

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G       
I want to hear he pleases you more than I do  I want you
  
C                
B      
I might as well be useless
           
Em              

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G       
for all it means to you  I want you
        
C                 
B              
Em  
Did you call his name out as he held you down
  

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G       
I want you
   
C             
B                
Em  
Oh no my darling   not with that clown

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G      
C   
B 
Em
I want you     
       

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G         
C           
I want you Youve had your fun
    
B                
Em      

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G       
you dont get well no more  I want you
   
C                 
B
No-one who wants you  
               
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Em 

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G 
C 
B            
Em 

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G 
C
could want you more          I want you       
  
B       
Em       

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G  
I want you  I want you
C                
B           
Em             

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G       
C
Every night when I go off to bed and when I wake up  
  
B       
Em 

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I want you    
   
C               
B              
Em            

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Im going to say it once again til I instill it   
  
C                
B             
Em                

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G  
C
I know Im going to feel this way until you kill it     
  
B       
Em 

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G 
C 
B      
Em  

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G 
C 
B   
Em      

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G   
C 
B 
Em
I want you       I want you       I    want you       
Bridge:
Em C Em Em x4

Ending:
Em Em Em C x4
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