• Song:

    Nellie Takes Her Bow

  • Artist:

    Electric Light Orchestra

  • Album:

    The Electric Light Orch...

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Nellie Takes Her Bow is from the No Answer album.  It was the first ELO
Album ever, back when Roy Wood was part of ELO.

* lyrics and chords by Shangri-La      *
* corrections or suggestions welcome   *
* send to matmac75@yahoo.com           *
All music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne

C (x32010@1)                          C+                    AmWho (x02210@1)thanked the Lord for the clothes that she wore and mended

C7 (x32310@1)   F (133211@1)      G (320003@1)               CNellie (x32010@1)with the big old fashioned eyes

C (x32010@1)                    C+                AmWho (x02210@1)won the heart of a crowd tore apart, took a bow

C7 (x32310@1)   F (133211@1)       G (320003@1)             CNellie (x32010@1)there's a different world backstage

Bb (x1333x@1)      Fmaj7I (1x3210@1)see the flood lights burning

Bb (x1333x@1)       Fmaj7I (1x3210@1)hear the band play on

Bb (x1333x@1)Am (x02210@1)  Gm (355333@1)F (133211@1)   F (133211@1) CNow (x32010@1)Nel---lie takes her bow

C (x32010@1)          C+               AmShe (x02210@1)said she really could not stay

C7 (x32310@1)   F (133211@1)       G (320003@1)               CNellie (x32010@1)she had a brand new play to play

C (x32010@1)        C+                  Am (x02210@1)     C7And (x32310@1)so she paints her face and smiles

F (133211@1)           G (320003@1)                CAnd (x32010@1)she'll be some one else in a while


C (x32010@1)                          C+
Just another lonely girl who could not face a broken world

AmAnd (x02210@1)so she acts out all her dreams

C7and (x32310@1)wishes that's how it had been

FBut (133211@1)when the audience is near

G (320003@1)                                    CIt (x32010@1)seems as though she doesn't seem to care

C (x32010@1)                           C+
Nellie just sent me a line to tell me she was doing fine

AmShe (x02210@1)got the lead and on Brodway

C7And (x32310@1)now they're digging her today

FAnd (133211@1)as she turns the final page

G (320003@1)                             CLiving (x32010@1)some one's life upon the stage


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