• Song:

    Uncle Arthur

  • Artist:

    David Bowie

  • Album:

    The Deram Anthology 196...

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D (xx0232@1)                  A (x02220@1)                        DStrikes (xx0232@1)the bell for five o'clock, Uncle Arthur closes shop,

A (x02220@1)                                    Dscrews (xx0232@1)the tops on all the bottles, turns the lights out, locks it up.

G (320003@1)               A (x02220@1)            DClimbs (xx0232@1)across his bike and he's away-

G (320003@1)               A (x02220@1)               C6 (03221x@1)            Acycles (x02220@1)past the gas works, past the river, down the high street,

G (320003@1)            A (x02220@1)         D (xx0232@1)              Ebback (x43121@3)to mother. It's another empty day.

E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    A (x02220@1)              E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    AUncle (x02220@1)Arthur- likes his mummy- Uncle Arthur- still reads comics-

E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    AUncle (x02220@1)Arthur- follows Bat-man-.

D (xx0232@1)                 A (x02220@1)                      DRound (xx0232@1)and round the rumours fly, how he ran away from mum,

A (x02220@1)                                 Don (xx0232@1)his thirty-second birthday, told her that he'd found a chum.

G (320003@1)              A (x02220@1)                  DMother (xx0232@1)cried and raved and yelled and fussed-

G (320003@1)             A (x02220@1)         C6 (03221x@1)                    AArthur (x02220@1)left her no illusion brought the girl round, save confusion,

G (320003@1)           A (x02220@1)                  D (xx0232@1)              EbSally (x43121@3)was the real thing not just lust.

E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    A (x02220@1)               E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    AUncle (x02220@1)Arthur- vanished quickly- Uncle Arthur- and his new bride-

E (022100@1)    D (xx0232@1)    AUncle (x02220@1)Arthur- follows Sally-.

E (022100@1)                  B (x2444x@1)                         ERound (022100@1)and round goes Arthur's head, hasn't eaten well for days,

B (x2444x@1)                                   Elittle (022100@1)Sally may be lovely, but cooking leaves her in a maze.

A (x02220@1)          B (x2444x@1)                 EUncle (022100@1)Arthur packed his bags and fled.

A (x02220@1)             B (x2444x@1)            D6 (xx04xx@1)           B (x2444x@1)             ABack (x02220@1)to mother, all's forgiven serving in the family shop, he gets

B (x2444x@1)              E (022100@1)                               F-
his pocket money, he's well fed.

F# (244322@1)   E (022100@1)    B (x2444x@1)                   F# (244322@1)   E (022100@1)    BUncle (x2444x@1)Arthur- passed the gas works- Uncle Arthur- passed the river-

F# (244322@1)   E (022100@1)    B (x2444x@1)                   F# (244322@1)   E (022100@1)    B (x2444x@1)               
Uncle Arthur- down the high street- Uncle Arthur- follows mother-.  
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