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PAY-PAY-PAY

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         INTRO:  E - F# - A - F#  (4 times)


                 E    F#     A
             I.  cake on the shelf,
                         F#      E    F#  A  F#
                 take it for yourself.
                 E           F#
                 run out the door
                           A           F#        E    F#  A  F#
                 while the store clerk yells for help.
                    E           F#
                 it came from nowhere,
                      A          F#
                 fell out of the sky,
                 E            F#
                 pennies from heaven
                      A          F#
                 in a half-baked lie.
                 E    F#    A        F#  E   F#  A  F#
                 stealing a piece of the pie.

                           E     F
      CHORUS A:  I pay the price
                 E         F         D     D#  D  D#
                 when they raise the price.
                           E    F
                 I pay the tax
                 E         F         D     D#  D  D#
                 when they raise the tax.
                           A     A#
                 I pay the guys
                 A         A#      G      G#  G  G#
                 who clean up your trash.
                       E    F#   A    F#
                 and I pay, pay, pay, pay,
                 E
                 pay.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                 E    F#      A
            II.  stealing the news
                        F#       E    F#  A  F#
                 from a paper machine,
                 E           F#
                 sold on the corner for a
                 A    F#    E     F#  A  F#
                 handful of green.
                            E         F#
                 now you're sellin' disease
                       A          F#
                 for a jar of Vaseline.
                 E            F#
                 now you're a charity
                 A        F#
                 hospital queen.
                 E     F#   A      F#    E    F#  A  F#
                 don't even mention  nicotine.      'cause...


                 /// REPEAT CHORUS ///


  INSTRUMENTAL:  E - F# - A - F#  (5 times)
                 E - F# - A - F#dim
                 E - F# - A - F#  (4 times)


                           E     F
      CHORUS B:  I pay the price
                 E         F         D     D#  D  D#
                 when they raise the price.
                           E       F
                 I pay the premium
                 E         F         D       D#  D  D#
                 when they raise the premium.
                           A     A#
                 I pay the guys
                 A         A#      G      G#  G  G#
                 who clean up your trash.
                       E    F#   A    F#   E  F#  A  F#
                 and I pay, pay, pay, pay.
                       E    F#   A    F#   E  F#  A  F#
                 and I pay, pay, pay, pay.


        ENDING:  E - F# - A - F#
                 E - F# - A - F#
                 E

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