Signs
Five Man Electrical Band (Les Emmerson, 1970)


      Basic Strum:
4/4 | D - - - D - D u |
      1   2   3   4 &


    Intro Riff:
     [D]            [Dsus2][D]        [Dsus2][D]        [Dsus4][D]
4/4 | D - - - D - - - - | D   U - - D - - - | D   U - - D - - - | D   U - - D - - - |
      1       3           1   &     3         1   &     3         1   &     3

Verse 1
And the | [C] sign said | [G] "Long- haired freaky people
| [D] need not ap- | [G] ply"
So I | [D] tucked my hair up | [A] under my hat and I
| [G] went in to ask him | [A] why
| [Bm7] He said "You look like a | fine upstanding young
| [G] man, I think you'll | do"
So I | [D] took off my hat and said "I- | [A] magine that!
Heh, | [G] me workin' for | [A] you!" Whoah

Chorus
| [D] Sign sign | [C] everywhere a [G] sign |
| [D] Blockin' out the scenery, | [G] breakin' my mind |
| [D] Do this, don't do | [A] that, can't you read the | [C] sign? | [C] |
Intro Riff | [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Verse 2
And the | [C] sign said anybody | [G] caught trespassin'
| [D] would be shot out of | [G] sight
So I | [D] jumped on the fence and I | [A] yelled at the house
| [G] "Hey, what gives you the | [A] right?
To | [Bm7] put up a fence to | keep me out but to
| [G] keep Mother Nature | in,
If | [D] God was here he'd | [A] tell you to your face,
| [G] "Man you're some kind of | [A] sinner!"

Chorus
| [D] Sign sign | [C] everywhere a [G] sign |
| [D] Blockin' out the scenery, | [G] breakin' my mind |
| [D] Do this, don't do | [A] that, can't you read the | [C] sign? | [C]   |
| [D] | [D] |

Bridge
Now | [A] hey there mister | can't you read?
You | [G] gotta have a shirt and | [D] tie to get a seat
You | [D] can't even watch, no | [A] you can't even
| [G] You ain't supposed to
Intro Riff | [D] be here | [D]   | [D]   | [D]

Acappella
Sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside...Uh!
Instrumental Chorus
| [D] | [C] [G] | [D] | [G] |
| [D] | [A]     | [C] | [C] |
Intro Riff | [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Verse 3
And the | [C] sign said | [G] "Everybody welcome come
| [D] in, kneel down and | [G] pray"
But when they | [D] passed around the plate at the | [A] end of it all,
I | [G] didn't have a penny to | [A] pay
So I | [Bm7] got me a pen and a | paper,
and I | [G] made up my own little | sign
I said | [D] "Thank you Lord for | [A] thinkin' about me,
I'm a- | [G] live and doin' | [A] fine!"

Chorus
| [D] Sign sign | [C] everywhere a [G] sign |
| [D] Blockin' out the scenery, | [G] breakin' my mind |
| [D] Do this, don't do | [A] that, can't you read the | [C] sign? | [C]   |
| [D] Sign sign | [C] everywhere a [G] sign |
| [D]   | [G]   | [D]   | [A]   | [C]   | [C]   |
Intro Riff | [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |


#Play along with original in this key.
#Last Updated 4/28/18 JJ
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