(Ian Hunter/Overend Watts/Mick Ralphs/Verden Allen/Dale Griffin)
& G C & G C & G G7 I changed my name in search of fame & C G To find the Midas touch & Bm G G7 Oh I wish I'd never wanted then & C G What I want now twice as much & G G7 We crossed the mighty oceans & C G And we had a few divides & Bm G G7 But we never crossed emotion & C G For we felt too much inside & D C You know all the tales we tell & Bm G You know the band so well & G7 C D G C G Still I feel, somehow, we let you down & D C We went off somewhere on the way & Bm G G7 And now I see we have to pay & C D C Bm Am G C The rock'n'roll circus is in town & G C & G G7 Buffin lost his child-like dreams & C G And Mick lost his guitar & Bm G G7 And Verden grew a line or two & C G And Overend's just a rock'n'roll star & G G7 Behind these shades the visions fade & C G As I learn a thing or two & Bm G G7 Oh but if I had my time again & C G You all know just what I'd do & D C Rock'n'roll's a loser's game & Bm G G7 It mesmerises and I can't explain & C D G C G The reasons for the sights and for the sounds & D C We went off somewhere on the way & Bm G G7 And now I see we have to pay & C D C Bm Am G C The rock'n'roll circus is in town & G C Guitar Solo: & G G7 C G Bm G G7 C G & G G7 C G Bm G G7 C G & D C So Rock'n'roll's a loser's game & Bm G G7 It mesmerises and I can't explain & C D G C G The reasons for the sights and for the sounds & D C The greasepaint still sticks to my face & Bm G G7 So what the hell, I can't erase & C D C Bm Am G The rock'n'roll feeling from my mind & C Bm Am G until the end From my mind...from my mind...from my mind From my miiiiiind...from my miiiiind...from my miiiiiiiiind From my miiiiiiiiiiiind
Lines starting with & indicate music; a letter indicates guitar chord; a letter with a slash and another letter indicates a guitar chord with a different bass note, eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass. Also the G7 chord seems to sound better when played like this: E A D G B E (strings) 3 2 3 O O 3 (frets)
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Transcribed by Steve Norgrove