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Bang on the Ear
Mike Scott, 1988
notes: A "Bang on the Ear" is a telephone call. These are not the chords
used by the Waterboys.
Bang on the Ear

C                      G            C          G       D
Lindsay was my first love, she was in my class
C                                         G            C          G        D
I would have loved to take her out, but I was too shy to ask
C                          G                C       G            D
The fullness of my feelings were never made too clear
      G               C G D                             G
But I send her my love ... with a bang on the ear

Nora was my girl when I first was in a group
I can still see her to this day stirring chicken soup
Now she’s livin’ in Australia workin’ for an auctioneer
But I send her my love ... with a bang on the ear

Debora broke my heart, and I the willin’ fool
I fell for her one summer on the road to Liverpool
I thought it was forever, but it was over within a year
But I send her my love ... with a bang on the ear

The home I made with Bella became a house of pain
We weathered it together bound by a ball and chain
It started up in Fife, it ended up in tears
But I send her my love ... with a bang on the ear

Chrystal was a rover, from Canada she hailed
We crossed swords in San Francisco, we both lived to tell the tale
I don’t know where she is now, oh, but if I had her here
I’d give her my love ... with a bang on the ear

Saw my woman of the hearth-fire; harbor of my soul
I watched her lightly sleeping; saw the dream that does unfold
You to me are treasure; you to me are dear
So I’ll give you my love ... with a bang on the ear