Hard Luck Story
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Music:Unknown
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1974 Big Pig Music Limited
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Year:  1975
Writers:  Elton John/Bernie Taupin

(according to http://www.eltonography.com/songs/hard_luck_story.html:
Written by Ann Orson and Carte Blanche)


NOTE:  LYRICS IN BRACKETS ARE BACKUP SINGERS ONLY


Sometimes I think I'm going crazy
Staring at the same four walls
Waiting for the working day to end
Then I get home so wasted, worn out
I curse at you and tell you
How I've done the work of ten to fifteen men
How I've struggled for my money
Sweated blood to get us by, yeah
Well I'm tired of it honey
Think I'm gonna have to leave here for a while

Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, All you hear are hard luck stories
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the ways I look at life
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the way I think the world treats me
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the way that I treat my wife

I never seem to look at you
And see that somewhere underneath
A pair of tired eyes are crying out
Well you know I work hard all day long
Let me kiss you once with meaning
Just to kill this nagging doubt
Well you don't deny I do you proud
And you expect me to be tired
You say there's no future in our lives
While I persist I'm putting out the fire

Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, All you hear are hard luck stories
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, Just a few well chosen words
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, `Cause you're still the woman of a working man
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, You've got the heart of a working girl
(Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, Don't give me no hard luck stories)
(Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, Oh, oh no)
(Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, Don't give me no, don't you give me no hard luck stories)

Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, All you hear are hard luck stories
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the ways I look at life
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the way I think the world treats me
Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, And the way that I treat my wife

(REPEAT, FADE)

Use improv as much as possible on these chords, especially in the choruses.
Listen to the album recording for ideas.
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