Rock 'n' Roll Nerd Uke tab by Tim Minchin

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Am chordAm
Doesn't have a problem with drugs
Dm chordDm
He just doesn't do them
G chordG
He's fine that his mates have tattoos
Am chordAm
But he reckon's they'll rue them

Dm chordDm G chordG
And all he's ever wanted to be
C chordC G/B chordG/B Am chordAm C/G chordC/G
Is a rock star on RAGE or MTV
Dm chordDm G chordG
But he knows that it's not very likely
E chordE
Now that he's thirty he knows that

E chordE Am chordAm
He will always be
G chordG
A chordA rock'n'roll nerd
C chordC G/B chordG/B
He'll keep writing songs the world will never hear
Am chordAm C/G chordC/G
And though the won't be heard
Dm/F chordDm/F E chordE (or minor - not sure)
He'll keep on writing oh yeah

D chordD Gm chordGm
But you see the problem is
C7 chordC7 F chordF
He always thought he'd be a star
Bb chordBb Eb chordEb
But he learnt piano instead of guitar
D chordD Gm chordGm
Which in the nineties didn't get you very far
C7 chordC7 F chordF
So while the other kids were learning Stairway
Bb chordBb Eb chordEb
He was the piano to their forte
D chordD
But he was convinced one day
Eb chordEb
He'd rock their fucking arses
D chordD Eb chordEb
Or be an icon for the disenfranchised masses
D chordD Eb chordEb
Grow his hair long and rebel against the state
Emb chordEmb F chordF
But for now that'd have to wait
D/F# chordD/F# G chordG
Cause he's running late for his morning classes

Cm chordCm
While his mates all stay out late
Eb chordEb F chordF
Popping pills and havin fun
Cm chordCm
He stays home and showers
And gets a good eight hours
Eb chordEb F chordF
He gets his thrills from his morning run
Cm chordCm
While his mates all go on dates
Eb chordEb F chordF
Taking speed and drinking cans of Beam
Cm chordCm
He stays home and cooks
And curls up with a book
Eb chordEb F chordF
And the girl he's had since he was seventeen

Gm chordGm
Cause he's never really been part of the scene
Bb chordBb
While the other kids liked Gunners he liked Queen
C7 chordC7
He's more into Beatles that the Stones
Eb chordEb F chordF
He's more Stevie Wonder than Ramones
Gm chordGm
He never owned a panel van
Bb chordBb
He never shot a Sepultura fan
C7 chordC7
He doesn't know the difference between metal and thrash
Eb chordEb F chordF
He couldn't tell you nothing about Axl and Slash
Gm chordGm
He likes Ben Folds and The Jackson Five
Bb chordBb
He knows all the words to Stayin' Alive
C7 chordC7
And although he wants to be all grungy and cool
Eb chordEb F chordF
He spent eleven years in a private school
Gm chordGm
So it doesn't matter how hard he tries
Bb chordBb
He cannot hide behind his rock'n'roll lies
C7 chordC7
Cause you've either got it or you don't
Eb chordEb F chordF
Yeah you'll either rock it or you won't
Gm chordGm
You've either got it or you don't
Bb chordBb
Yeah you'll either rock it or you wont

C7 chordC7/// Eb chordEb// F chordF// D/Gb chordD/Gb// E/Ab chordE/Ab//

F chordF G chordG
You can criticise him and he won't care
F chordF C/E chordC/E D chordD
Cause he wants to rock and he will never be deterred
F/G chordF/G C chordC
He'll always be a fucked-up little tryhard wannabe rock'n'roll nerd

 

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