Sweet Painted Lady

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I'm back on dry land once again
Opportunity awaits me like a rat in the drain
Dm                                            G7                    C
We're all hunting honey with money to burn
           Cm                                      G                               Am   D
Just a short time to show you the tricks that we've learned

If the boys all behave themselves here
Well there's pretty young ladies and beer in the rear
Dm                                       G7                       C
You won't need a gutter to sleep in tonight
            Cm                                  G                   Am   D
Oh the prices I charge here will see you alright

So she lays down beside me again
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Dm                                    G7                 C
Many have used her and many still do
                Cm                                 G                    Am  D
There's a place in the world for a woman like you

D+  G                   F#
Oh sweet painted lady
F                                                 E7
Seems it's always been the same
Am7                   D
Getting paid for being laid
G                                                   Am7
Guess that's the name of the game
D    G    D7

Forget us we'll have gone very soon
Just forget we ever slept in your rooms
       Dm                                            G7               C
And we'll leave the smell of the sea in your beds
            Cm                            G                     Am D
Where love's just a job and nothing is said

1973 Dick James Music Limited