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Record Body Count
Written by Martin Tielli
On the album "Melville"
Transcribed by Aaron Albert (thgraduate@home.com) also trancribed by ehisehi@aol.com
With a little improvising and picking I find that RBC sounds quite good when played 
this way.
 
Intro: A, D, D, D, C, A, G, A (this is pretty much the whole song)
 
A                           D
Joey pulled himself to his feet,
D
Hauled his body back up the bank
D               C    A      G    A
And looked back down there.
A                               D
He said the water was not that deep;
D
"But I almost drowned there."
D                               C  A    G  A
You can drown in a bathtub so they say.
A                              D
"Someone in class called me a loser,
D                                D   C   A  G  A
So I decided to skip the day...
 
A                                          D
I tried to look casual sneaking round the back,
D                                D
Past the shotput across the track 
D                           C   A    G    A
And to the gate beside the portables.
A                              D
But a red tie and school gray slacks 
D                         D
Doesn't blend in with the grass
D                   C        A
As the teacher was changing class.
 
A/Ab                             A7
He chased me halfway through the park,
                    Bm
Till I ran into the woods;
        D         A
And I'm very good in the woods.
 
A                  D
So I was an Indian,
D                      D
Built a fire by the creek 
D             C    A
And dried my eyes there."
 
A/Ab                             A7   Bm
There's a record body count this year
           D           A
There's a record body count this year.
 
A                               D
Joey stepped up on a block of ice,
D                      D
Put a rope around his neck,
D                      C  A
And fell asleep before he died.