Lyrics/chords to "Irene Wilde"

Irene Wilde

(Ian Hunter)

C G/B Amin C/G
When I was just 16 I stood waiting for a dream
F G C F/C
At Barker Street Bus Station Everynight
C B/G Amin Emin/G
When I tried to get it on She just looked at me with scorn
F G C
My courage turned to fear and I took fright
Amin F G
For her looks they seemed to say You aint nothin go away
C B/G Amin G F G C
Your just a face in the crowd so I went home and I vowed
F C/E Dmin F/G C F/C
I'm gonna be somebody someday
C B/G Amin Emin/G
Her name was Irene Wilde Oh what beauty for a child
F G C F/C
When she started dating boys I nearly died
C B/G Amin Emin/G
Well I could not barely stand seeing anyone hold her hand
F G C
I thought I'd have to run away and hide
Amin F G
In my mother's Sunday room I would compose so many tunes
C B/G Amin G F G C
They was all the same just a frame for the name and just to say
F C/E Dmin F/G C F/C
I'm gonna be some body someday
Bb F G
Wild as your name I soon left that country town C B/G G F G C
I've seen some things Had some ups I've had some downs
Bb F G
Smile through your shock as you hear your name outloud C B/G G F
Its that face in the crowd G C F/C C F/C
I didn't dig it I'm much too proud
C B/G Amin Emin/G
When I was just 16 I stood waiting for a dream
F G C F/C
Barker street bus station non-affair
C B/G Amin Emin/G
At the time it seemed so sad but it didn't turn out bad
F G C if she hadn't turned me down I'd still be there
Amin F
Well I think most folks agree G A little put-down makes them see
C B/G Amin G F
they aint the chain they're just a link
G C
and thats why she made me think
F C/E Dm Amin G F F C/E Dm F/G C
I'm gonna be somebody, be somebody, be somebody someday

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Credits

Transcribed by Greg Chapman; minor correction to second chord by Dave Hall; correction to last chord, first line by Eyolf Østrem

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