Dagenham Dave - The Stranglers

 

 Chords very kindly supplied by John Hall of the excellent Stranglers appreciation group Orange Alert

 

Dagenham Dave

 

Notes: First two chords precede the lyric third chord is played across the line.

 

E-B A-- >>>

Dave was from out of town

 

E-B A-- >>>

Manchester's likely too

 

D-A E -- >>>

Had read De Sade to Marx

 

D-A E -- >>>

More read than me and you

 

E-B A -- >>>

Scaffolding pays good bread

 

E-B A -- >>>

It pays for drugs and kicks

 

D-A E -- >>>

Dave only had one love

 

D-A E -- >>>

Had no real need for chicks

 

F#-G# A -- >>>

Dave was so far ahead

 

F#G# A -- >>> -- B

But now he's dead

 

<chorus>

E-B A -- >>>

I'm not going to cry

 

D-A B -- >>>

I bet he hit that water high

 

<verse2>

E-B A -- >>>

I guess he lost control

 

E-B A -- >>>

And welcomed in the night

 

D-A E -- >>>

It was too much for him

 

D-A E -- >>>

What were his thoughts that night ?

 

E-B A -- >>>

The River Thames is cold

 

E-B A -- >>>

It keeps on flowing on

 

 

D-A E -- >>>

But it left Dave alone

 

D-A E -- >>>

It just kept flowing on

 

 

F#-G# A -- >>>

There's city sickness here

 

F#-G# A -- >>> -- B

But now he's dead

 

<repeat chorus>

 

<middle eight type bit!>

 

G#m - A - B - C#

Late night a street in the west of the city

 

G#m - A - B - C#

There was a place there where he lost himself

 

G#m - A - B - C#

Strange feelings did he feel there

 

G#m - A - B - C#

Strange people did he meet there Angry sounds did he hear there

 

B

Like the howling of bulls

 

<last chorus>

 

E-B A -- >>>

I'm not going to cry

 

D-A E -- >>>

I bet he hit that water high

 

 

E-B A -- >>>

I'm not going to cry

 

D-A JUMPS TO END SECTION ( No G chord)

I bet he hit that water high

 

 

<end section - keyboard solo>

 

G -- C (X2)

D -- F (X2)

G -- C (X2)

D -- F (X2)

D -- F slows down -- G

 

END

 

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