All The Nasties

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Madman Across The Water

        C/G                     Am9                     Bbmaj7
If it came to pass that they should ask
                      C
What could I tell them
                    C/G          Am9                     Bbmaj7
Would they criticize behind my back
                          C              
Maybe I should let them
F       C                    Am7 
Oh if only then and only then
D9                                       Dm7/g    Gsus4
They would understand
                       C                  F 
They'd turn a full-blooded city boy
          C/G              F    C
Into a full-blooded city man


C/G
If they could face it
Am9              Bbmaj7
I could take it in their eyes
         C       F/C        C      F/C
Oh I know I'd make it
C/G  
Their tiny minds
        Am7           Bbmaj7          F
And sacred cows just fake it
    C                    Am7 
If only then and only then
D9                             Dm7/G     Gsus4
They would understand
                       C   C/E        F 
They'd turn a full-blooded city boy
           C/G    G7/B       C                C7/E  F  C/G  G7/B
Into a full-blooded city man


        Bbm                         Eb7/Bb
But I know the way they want me
          Abmaj7
In the way they publicize
Bbm                              Eb7/Bb
If they could turn their focus off
           Abmaj7
To the image in their eyes
C/G                  G9sus4      C/G                     F
Maybe it would help them, help them understand
Maybe it would help them, help them understand
Maybe it would help them, help them understand
           C                  F  
That a full-blooded city boy
               C/G             F     C
Is now a full-blooded city man

C/G
Do do do do do do do do do
Am9
Do do do do do do do do do
Bbmaj7                                    C  F/C  C F/C
Do do do do do do do do do do

C/G
Oh my soul
Am9
Oh my soul
Bbmaj7
Oh my soul

1971 Dick James Music Limited