Guitar Tab:House Of Mayors (Song)

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House Of Mayors (Song)
By: John Linnell
Key: E Major
Year: 1996
Tabbed By: Rob Fishel
         E            B              A 
They are crowding the stage of these hallowed confines 
     B                        A        B 
Representing the parties that here are enshrined 
        B           E          B
the one hundred-odd figures of men 
        E             B         E 
wearing suits, who in sum constitute 
    A               B        E 
the assembly of the House of Mayors 
           F#m7        F#m7(G#) 
Stacked in columns and rows
           F#m7(A) 
Dressed in period clothes 
       B            B(C#)     B(D#) 
here a wig, there a pince-nez affixed to a nose 
        E          B           A               B        E 
And the full complement's in attendance at the House of Mayors 
          E                A 
(House of Mayors) House of Mayors 
          F#m              B 
(House of Mayors) House of Mayors 
          E(G#)            A(C#) 
(House of Mayors) House of Mayors 
          D                B 
(House of Mayors) House of Mayors 
            A   E  A        B    A     E   A 
And they're all up there, on the stage 
B         A E  A       B     A    E   A 
And we're introduced to them all 
B           A   E     A       B   A    E   A 
And they're all still standing up there 
B        A    E    A    B    A    E   A 
When the last tour exits the hall 
      E          B              A
The effect is so real that it's chilling to watch
       B        B        A          B
As the creaking automata lurch into action, 
    B                  E              B              E
and act out historical deeds And make speeches, sign legislation 
    A                    B           E
And turn their heads and blink their eyes 
           F#m7       F#m7(G#) F#m7(A) 
Though the room has a faintly  musty smell 
        B            B(C#)        B(D#) 
You forget where you are, you are under their spell 
        E              B           A              B        E
And the spell that was cast is the ballot for the House of Mayors 


E A F#m B E(G#) A(C#) D B A E A B A E A B A E A B A E A B A E A B A E A
George Finby!
Alexander Whigmore!
Patrick O'Barr!
Conrad Spectacle!
Carl Van Krieg!
Antonio Botton!

B        A   E     A        B  A     E   A
They are all still standing in there 
B      A    E  A        B    A      E   A 
In the dark in there, in the night 
    E      A           E         B 
Similarity lurks under styles of moustache 
      A        E           B       B
He's anemic, a lawyer will end his attack
        C#m   G#m       A             B
Would a woman attend be infraction of fashion? 
   E          B               E           A
if some other face looked too much out of place 
         E            B        E 
Would it spoil it for everyone else? 
     F#m7         F#m7(G#)       F#m7(A)     F#m7 
Some express disappointment when leaving the hall 
          B          B(C#)        B(D#)         B 
Some feel cheated or mad--bear in mind, one and all 
         E          B          A        B 
The next act of the show is an infinite row 
     E        B            E           A 
Of unoccupied chairs, in a big room upstairs 
       E            B         E 
In the House Of The Yet-To-Be Mayors 

Instrumental: E B E A E B E E E B E A E B C#m G#m B - E Notes