Lick Your Fingers Clean

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Capo 3

      G     D       G

I'll see you at the weighing in
           C          D        E Essus4

when your life's sum-total's made.

        G           D       G
And you set your wealth in godly deeds
  C           D            E E sus4

against the sins you've laid.

 

  A           G           E    D   
So place your final burden

          C                    D Dsus
on your hard-pressed next of kin:
          C       G        A     

Send the chamber pot back down the line
   D          B7   E  Esus4

to be filled up again.

 

           E        D      A ( G A )
Take your mind off your election
       E      D           A( G A )

and try to get it straight.

      E      D        A   ( G A )

And don't pretend perfection
            C           D

you'll be crucified too late.

 

G     D       G           C          D        E Essus4

 

          A           G                    E       D
And he'll say you really should make the deal

        C                D Dsus
as he offers round the hat.

 

             C      G       A      
Well, you'd better lick your fingers clean,

    D          B7   E  Esus4

 I thank you all for that.

 

     E       D        A           
And as you join the good ship earth

        E          D        A
and you mingle with the dust

     E      D           A
be sure to leave your underpants
     C                D

with someone you can trust. 

       G       D          G 
And the hard-headed social worker
    C          D        E Essus4

who bathes his hands in blood 

   G       D          G 

will welcome you with arms held high 

    C     D        E Essus4
and cover you with mud. 

        A           G           E            D  
And he'll say you really should make the deal

      C                    D Dsus4
as he offers round the hat.

        C                     A
Well, you'd better lick your fingers clean,

       D      B7        E Esus4
I thank you all for that.
 

words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

TRANSCRIPTION BY JACK HICKO AND PACO JIMENEZ (SPAIN)
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