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                        "Something Following Me"
                      (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)


        (solo piano, 6/8):

        G            F            C7           G
        / / / / / /  / / / / / /  / / / / / /  / / / / / /

Verse 1:

                G               F
        While standing at the junction
        C7            G
           On 42nd Street
           G             F
        I idly kicked a pebble
        C7                G
           Lyin' near my feet
         Em                   B7
        Whoa, I hear a weird noise
        Em                     B7
           Take a look up and down
        G                      F
          The cause of the commotion
        C7                         G
           Is right there on the ground

        Em            Em+7/D#
        Imagine my surprise
        Em7/D                  Em6/C#
        Thought I'd left it at home yeah
        But there's no doubt about it its my
        Em   Am   Em     Em  Am  Em
        Own tombstone

Verse 2:

        I went into   a shop
        Bought a loaf of bread
        I sunk my teeth into it
        Thought I'd busted my head
        Oh, I dashed to the dentist
        Hey, hey, I got an awful pain, yeah
        This man looks in my mouth and screams
        This boy's insane

        Imagine my surprise
        Thought I'd left it at home, yeah
        There's a lump in my mouth of my
        Own tombstone

Instrumental break:

        (abbreviated verse: piano solo over first four lines; guitar solo
         from "Imagine my surprise" onward)

Verse 3:

        I went in to see   a movie
        Got the only empty seat
        I tried to stretch out in it
        Something blockin' my feet
        Finally the lights came up
        And I could clearly see
        A slab of engraved marble
        Just starin' up at me

        Imagine my surprise
        I thought I'd left it at home
        There's no doubt I'm sittin on my
        Em   Am   Em  [end cold]
        Own tombstone

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers