Barenaked Ladies - Elfs Lament Guitar Chords

Barenaked Ladies

alternative rock, canadian indie, canadian pop, canadian rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: F, G, C, Am, Dm, C7, G/B, Gm, Em, E
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Tabbet by Daniel Olsen

This tab is as close as I could get it.

A big thank you to "The Other Color" for help
with the parts I didn't get completely right.
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Capo 2
Standard Tuning

[Chords]

   F   G   C   Am  Dm  C7  G/B  Gm  Em
e|-1---3---0---0---1---0---3----3---0-|
B|-1---3---1---1---3---1---3----3---0-|
G|-2---0---0---2---2---3---0----0---0-|
D|-3---0---2---2---0---2---0----0---2-|
A|-3---2---3---0---0---3---2----1---2-|
E|-1---3---0---X---X---X---X----X---0-|


[Verse]

F            G                C             Am           Dm
I'm a man of reason, and they say "'Tis the season to be jolly"
         G              C          C7
But it's folly when you volley for position
F          G                 C              Am
Never in existence has there been such a resistance
    Dm            G
To ideas meant to free us
             C                  C7
If you could see us, then you'd listen
F                   G            C                 Am
Toiling through the ages, making toys on garnished wages
           Dm
There's no union
           G                   C           C7
We're only through when we out do the competition


[Chorus]

F G    C                  C7
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          C7
Use your imagination
F     G   C                C7                Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G           C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf


[Verse]

  F               G               C              Am
A full indentured servitude can reflect on one's attitude
         Dm            G              C               C7
But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous
  F                  G                    C                         Am
Absurd though it may seem, you know, I've heard there's even been illegal doping
Dm               G              C                C7
And though we're coping, I just hope it's not contagious
    F              G                 C               Am
You try to start a movement, and you think you see improvement
         Dm              G               C                C7
But when thrown into the moment, we just don't seem so courageous


[Chorus]

F G    C                  C7
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          C7
Use your imagination
F     G   C                C7                Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G           C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf


[Bridge]

C               G/B
You look at yourself
          
You're an elf
        Gm                        Am             F
And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories
C               G/B                         Gm
Trends come and go, and your friends wanna know 
                    Am            F            Em
why you aren't just happy making crappy little gizmos
      Dm                      G                C
Every kid knows they'll just throw this stuff away


[Verse]

      F           G             C           Am
We're used to repetition, so we drew up a petition
        Dm                G
We, the undersigned, feel undermined
      C        C7
Let's redefine "employment"

   F                   G                  C                  Am
We know that we've got leverage, so we'll hand the fat man a beverage
        Dm              G              C             C7
And sit back while we attack the utter lack of our enjoyment
   F               G                C                    Am
It may be tough to swallow, but our threats are far from hollow
       Dm                 G                C                C7
He may thunder, but if he blunders, he may wonder where the toys went


[Chorus]

F G    C                  C7
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          C7
Use your imagination
F     G   C                C7                Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G    
Naughty or nice, but consider the price
Dm         C            F         G    
Naughty or nice, but consider the price
Dm         C            F         G                 C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf

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