Everyday I Write The Book Uke tab by Elvis Costello

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Intro (2x): Em chordEm Bm chordBm Cmaj7 chordCmaj7 D chordD
G chordG Bm chordBm Em chordEm
Don't tell me you don't know what love is when you're old enough to
Bm chordBm Em chordEm Am chordAm
know better When you find strange hands in your sweater when
Bm chordBm E chordE Am chordAm
your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote I'm a man with a
Bm chordBm D chordD
mission in two or three editions and

(chorus)
G chordG Bm chordBm C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
I'm giving you a long look ev'ryday ev'ryday
C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
ev'ryday ev'ryday I write the book
C chordC

D chordD


1st Verse:
Em chordEm G chordG
Chapter one we didn't really get along Chapter two I think I
Bm chordBm G chordG C chordC D chordD Em chordEm
fell in love with you you said you'd stand by me in the
Am chordAm
middle of Chapter three but you were up to your old tricks in Chapters
Bm chordBm D chordD
four five and six and

(chorus)
G chordG Bm chordBm C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
I'm giving you a long look ev'ryday ev'ryday
C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
ev'ryday ev'ryday I write the book
C chordC

D chordD


2nd verse:
Em chordEm G chordG
The way you walk the way you talk and try to kiss me and laugh in four
Bm chordBm G chordG C chordC D chordD Em chordEm
or five paragraphs All your compliments and your
Am chordAm Bm chordBm D chordD
cutting remarks are captured here in my quotation marks and

(chorus)
G chordG Bm chordBm C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
I'm giving you a long look ev'ryday ev'ryday
C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
ev'ryday ev'ryday I write the book
C chordC
D chordD


G chordG Bm chordBm Em chordEm
Don't tell me you don't know the diff'rence between a lover and a
Bm chordBm Em chordEm Am chordAm Bm chordBm
fighter With my pen and my electric typewriter even in a
E chordE Am chordAm
perfect world where ev'ryone was equal I'd still own the film rights
Bm chordBm D chordD
and be working on the sequel

{coda}
G chordG Bm chordBm C chordC D chordD G chordG Bm chordBm
I'm giving you a long look ev'ryday ev'ryday
C chordC D chordD Em chordEm
ev'ryday ev'ryday I write the book

 

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About this song

"Everyday I Write the Book" is a song from Punch the Clock, an album released in 1983 by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It was written by Elvis Costello and was a Billboard Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom and the United States. It was Elvis Costello's first hit single in the United States, as well as his biggest. According to one reviewer, Elvis Costello himself is consistently dismissive of the composition despite its success and refers to it as "a bad Smokey Robinson song." Lyrics