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Intro: AbAb chord

Verse:
AbAb chord
I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
                                                EbEb chord
When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
          AbAb chord
But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
                                     EbEb chord
With my father in a casket, I had no plans

Interlude: AbAb chord

Pre-Chorus:
AbAb chord                                  DbDb chord              AbAb chord
And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
                                                EbEb chord
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
      AbAb chord                           DbDb chord                AbAb chord    
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
                                                      EbEb chord
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

Chorus:
          AbAb chord        EbEb chord     DbDb chord        AbAb chord     DbDb chord            AbAb chord          EbEb chord
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           AbAb chord   EbEb chord             DbDb chord   AbAb chord             DbDb chord        AbAb chord     EbEb chord
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

Interlude: AbAb chord

Pre-Chorus:
          AbAb chord                       DbDb chord                       AbAb chord
While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
                                             EbEb chord
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
     AbAb chord                     DbDb chord       AbAb chord
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
         DbDb chord               AbAb chord                        EbEb chord 
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

Chorus:
          AbAb chord        EbEb chord     DbDb chord        AbAb chord     DbDb chord            AbAb chord          EbEb chord
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           AbAb chord   EbEb chord             DbDb chord   AbAb chord             DbDb chord        AbAb chord     EbEb chord
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

Bridge:
        FmFm chord                 AbAb chord           DbDb chord     EbEb chord     FmFm chord
And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
         AbAb chord                        FmFm chord            DbDb chord        EbEb chord      AbAb chord
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

Interlude: AbAb chord

Pre-Chorus:
      AbAb chord                DbDb chord               AbAb chord
I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
                                              EbEb chord
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
      AbAb chord                    DbDb chord                   AbAb chord    
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
       DbDb chord         AbAb chord
It's a bed and a bathroom
                    EbEb chord
And a place for the end

Chorus:
            AbAb chord       EbEb chord     DbDb chord        AbAb chord     DbDb chord            AbAb chord          EbEb chord   
I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           AbAb chord   EbEb chord             DbDb chord   AbAb chord             DbDb chord        AbAb chord     EbEb chord
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

Outro: EbEb chord AbAb chord

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8 Comments

  1. +4 :)

  2. +2 worked well for me, with some added Eb’s ;p

  3. JeffJefferson

    good stuff

  4. Boywithadream

    +1 seems to be the most on-par with the actual song.

  5. iristhesolivagant

    -1 sounds perfect and it’s very easy to play.

  6. For the first verse where it says to use EB use D instead, sounds better

  7. Carpemañana

    -1

  8. Transpose +1 is DEFINITELY the best and easiest…Trust me.

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