Signs (Key of G)
Five Man Electrical Band (Les Emmerson, 1970)


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


    Intro Riff:
     [G]            [Gsus2][G]        [Gsus2][G]        [Gsus4][G]
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 | [F] sign said | [C] "Long- haired freaky people
| [G] need not ap- | [C] ply"
So I | [G] tucked my hair up | [D] under my hat and I
| [C] went in to ask him | [D] why
| [Em7] He said "You look like a | fine upstanding young
| [C] man, I think you'll | do"
So I | [G] took off my hat and said "I- | [D] magine that!
Heh, | [C] me workin' for | [D] you!" Whoah

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

Verse 2
And the | [F] sign said anybody | [C] caught trespassin'
| [G] would be shot out of | [C] sight
So I | [G] jumped on the fence and I | [D] yelled at the house
| [C] "Hey, what gives you the | [D] right?
To | [Em7] put up a fence to | keep me out but to
| [C] keep Mother Nature | in,
If | [G] God was here he'd | [D] tell you to your face,
| [C] "Man you're some kind of | [D] sinner!"

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

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

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

Verse 3
And the | [F] sign said | [C] "Everybody welcome come
| [G] in, kneel down and | [C] pray"
But when they | [G] passed around the plate at the | [D] end of it all,
I | [C] didn't have a penny to | [D] pay
So I | [Em7] got me a pen and a | paper,
and I | [C] made up my own little | sign
I said | [G] "Thank you Lord for | [D] thinkin' about me,
I'm a- | [C] live and doin' | [D] fine!"

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


#Capo on 5th fret to play along with original. (See other chart in orginal key)


#Last Updated 5/05/18 JJ
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