Lyrics/chords to "I Wish I Was Your Mother"

Transcribed for the guitar (same key as the record). This has also been transcribed for the mandolin (different key for ease of playing).

I Wish I Was Your Mother

(Ian Hunter)

&A D E A
&A A/G# D E A
& A D
I scream at you for sharing
& A D
I curse you just for caring
& A Bm E
I hate the clothes you're wearing, they're so pretty
& A D
I tell you not to see me
& A D
I tell you not to feel me
& A Bm E
I make your life a drag, it's such a pity
& A D
I watch your warm glow palin'
& A D
I watch your sparkle fadin'
& A Bm E
As you realize you're failin' cos' you're so good
& A D
Oh, I don't mean to upset you
& A D
But there's so much crime to get through
&A Bm E
If I could make it easier then I would
CHORUS:
& A D A D
I wish I was your mother, I wish I'd been your father
& A Bm D E
And then I would have seen you would have been you as a child
& A D A D
Played houses with your sisters and wrestled with all your brothers & A Bm D E
And then who knows, I might have felt a family for a while
& A D
It's no use me pretending
& A D
You give and I do the spending
& A Bm E
Is there a happy ending, I don't think so
& A D
Cos' even if we make it
& A D
I'll be too far out to take it
& A Bm E
You'll have to try and shake it from my head
CHORUS

Notation

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.

Disclaimer

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Credits

Transcribed by Steve Norgrove; minor lyric correction by Mike Ollier

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Adrian Perkins