Tango Till They're Sore

by Tom Waits

Em Am B7 Em / Am B7 Em

Verse 1:
         Em             Am
Well yoy play that tarantella
         B7                  Em
All the hounds will start to roll
    Em             Am
The boys all go to hell 
             B7             Em
And then the Cubans hit the floor

         Em              Am
And they drive along the pipeline
     B7                  Em
They tango 'till they're sore
     Em               Am
They take apart their nightmares 
         B7               Am
And they leave 'em by the door


Chorus:

       Am
Let me fall out of the window 
        B7
With confetti in my hair
Em
Deal out Jacks or better 
     Am
On a blanket by the stairs
     B7
I’ll tell you all my secrets
      Em
But I lie about my past
   Am             B7           Em
So send me off to bed for ever more


Verse 2:

     Em                Am
Make sure they play my theme song
        B7                   Em
I guess daisies will have to do
     Em            Am
Just get me to New Orleans
          B7             Em
And paint shadows on the pews

         Em           Am
Turn the spit on that pig
             B7              Em
And kick the drum and let me down
       Em                  Am
Put my clarinet beneath my bed
     B7            Em
Till I get back in town


Chorus


Verse 3:

     Em                Am
Make sure she's all in calico
       B7         Em
In the color of a doll
Em               Am
Wave the flag on Cadillac day
      B7             Em
And a skillet on the wall

Em       Am
Cut me a switch
             B7                       Em
Or hold your breath till the sun goes down
Em                   Am
Write my name on the hood
        B7             Em
Send me off to another town


Chorus plus an extra:
   Am             B7           Em
So send me off to bed for ever more