• Song:

    The Warmest Room

  • Artist:

    Billy Bragg

  • Album:

    Talking With the Taxman...

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>From: amanda@xor.cis.brown.edu (Amanda Mathiesen)
>Subject: Re: Billy Bragg - The Warmest Room

In article ,
William Vaughan  wrote:

(Really creative lyrics deleted :))

OK, the actual lyrics, as he does them in the studio, are as
        A (x02220@1)     Asus (x02220@1)    A (x02220@1)   Asus (x02220@1)A rainy afternoon
             A (x02220@1)    Asus (x02220@1) A (x02220@1) Asus (x02220@1)Spent in the warmest room
     EShe (022100@1)lay before me and said
           D (xx0232@1)                             A (x02220@1)  Asus (x02230@1) A (x02220@1)Asus (x02220@1)"Yes it's true that I have seen some naked men"

As she made for the door
Leaving me on the floor
I wish I'd done biology
For an urge within me wanted to do it then


              EAnd (022100@1)here she comes again
        DAnd (xx0232@1)I'm sitting on my hands
            AAnd (x02220@1)she sings to me that siren song
         E (022100@1)                 DHere (xx0232@1)she comes again and I'm biting my lip
                A (x02220@1)    Asus (x02220@1)  A (x02220@1)  AsusBut (x02230@1)it won't be long

As Brother Barry said as he married Marion
The wife has three great attributes, Intelligence, a Swiss Army
   knife and charm
But that's not enough some times
And she did speak her mind
And told them all that she believed
The only way to disarm is to disarm


Bm (x24432@1)                  F#mI (244222@1)know people whose Idea of fun
            D (xx0232@1)           A (x02220@1)          D (xx0232@1)       AIs (x02220@1)throwing stones in the river in the afternoon sun
   Bm (x24432@1)           F#mOh (244222@1)let me be as free as them
       EDon't (022100@1)let her pass this way again

Instrumental, play chords to the verses

Though you cannot be blamed, but I've become inflamed
With thoughts of lust and thoughts of power
thoughts of love and thoughts of Chairman Mao
We have such little time at your place or mine
I can't wait till we take our blood tests
Oh baby, let's take our blood tests now

Chorus again, then

A (x02220@1)  Asus (x02220@1)      A (x02220@1)    Asus (x02220@1)     E (022100@1)    A (x02220@1)    It won't be long

Admittedly, what Uncle Bill says in concert is different.  He tends
to substitute "hairy" for "naked" in verse one and "drugs tests" for
"blood tests" during gigs, as  William judiciously notes.

"She said it was only a figment of speech..."

From: wvaughan@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (William Vaughan)
Subject: Billy Bragg - The Warmest Room

C (x32010@1)Am (x02210@1) C (x32010@1)Am (x02210@1)Am (x02210@1)    C (x32010@1)  Am (x02210@1) C (x32010@1) AmA (x02210@1)rainy afternoon

Am (x02210@1)         C (x32010@1)     Am (x02210@1) C (x32010@1)AmSpent (x02210@1)in the Warmest Room

    GShe (320003@1)lied before me and said

        F (133211@1)                             C (x32010@1)Am (x02210@1) C (x32010@1)Amyes (x02210@1)its true, I have seen some hairy men

She made for the door
Leaving me on the floor
I wish i'd known biology
for the urge that drove me to the edge

             Gand (320003@1)here she comes again
        Fand (133211@1)I'm sitting on my hands
        C (x32010@1)                 GAnd (320003@1)she sings to me a siren song

here she comes again
  F (133211@1)                      C (x32010@1)Am (x02210@1) C (x32010@1)AmI (x02210@1)imagine it won't be long

Her brother barry said
when he married marrianne
A wife has three great attributes
Insurgence, resolve and off had charm

well that's not enough sometimes
and she may speak her mind
Juliana she believed
the only way to defend is to disarm



D (xx0232@1)                      EmI (022000@1)know some people whose Idea of fun

      C (x32010@1)                  Amis (x02210@1)to lie face down in the river

       C (x32010@1)       Amin (x02210@1)the afternoon sun

D (xx0232@1)             EmOh (022000@1)let me be as free as them

      C (x32010@1)                   GDon't (320003@1)let her pass this way again

You cannot be blamed
But I've become insane
with thought of lust, thoughts of power, thoughts of love
and the thought of chairman Mao

We've had such little time
be it your place or mine
I can't wait to take our blood test
oh baby, lets take our blood test now


In the live version on the CD single of "Accident waiting to happen"  Uncle
Bill says "I can't wait to take our drug test, etc....  Pretty funny, I
thought.  I'm not exactly sure about the bridge, but it works for me.  correct
as necessary. Enjoy!

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