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GIRLFRIEND IN THE BAND

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



       INTRO:  Cmaj7 - Aadd9 - A9 - Em


               F
           I.  he gets double pay
                    Bb                A
               when she stands on the stage.
                   Am                             Em
               the makeup and the hairspray can't hide
                    Am                       G       D
               that she couldn't sing if she tried.

               he's got his --


               Cmaj7
    CHORUS A:  girlfriend in the band,
                             Em
               tambourine in hand,

               girlfriend in the band.
               Cmaj7
               girlfriend in the band,
                                           Em
               she plays keyboards now and then,

               girlfriend in the band.


               F
          II.  at the bar she stands
                  Bb                 A
               to get drinks for the band.
                   Am                         Em
               she doesn't sing on all of the songs,
               Am
               never loads equipment on the van,

               'cause she's a --


               Cmaj7
    CHORUS B:  girlfriend in the band,
                             Em
               tambourine in hand,

               girlfriend in the band.
               Cmaj7
               girlfriend in the band,
                                           Bm
               she plays keyboards now and then,
                                 Cmaj7   Aadd9    Em
               girlfriend in the band.


               Cmaj7
      BRIDGE:  she's learning cow bell,
                           Em
               maracas and bongos.
               Cmaj7
               wants to form a trio
                              Em
               with Linda and Yoko.
               Am
               she sings "aah,"
                          Em
               she sings "ooh."
               C    G/B  Am   Am/E  Em
               what does John Oates do?
               C    G/B  Am   Am/E  G    D
               what does John Oates do?


INSTRUMENTAL:  Cmaj7 - Em   (like half chorus)


                  Cmaj7
    CHORUS C:  it could be me up there.
                                     Bm
               but I don't look like her.
                                 Cmaj7  Aadd9  Em
               girlfriend in the band.


               F
         III.  women never have
                 Bb               A
               a boyfriend in the band.
                    Am                               Em
               they know that it would bring them to ruin
                  Am                                G      D
               if someone doesn't know what they're doin'.

               they have --


                  Cmaj7
    CHORUS D:  Dave Stewart, Richard Carpenter,
                                   Em
               Ike Turner in their band,

               guys with talent.  who needs a
               Cmaj7
               girlfriend in the band . . .

               (etc. - ad lib over Cmaj7-Em repetition)

                                       Bm     Cmaj7   Aadd9   Em
               . . . girlfriend in the band.

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