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GUEST,Tiger Lyr/Chords: Vatican Rag (Tom Lehrer) (6) Lyr/Chords Add: VATICAN RAG (Tom Lehrer) 10 Mar 01


Here are the chords, straight from the Master himself. I strongly recommend the Lehrer songbook. It's full of the most wonderful chord progressions, passing chords and the odd 'dim' here and there.

The Vatican Rag - Tom Lehrer
(ecumenically)

[G7]First you get down on your knees,
[C6]Fiddle with your rosaries,
[G7]Bow your head with great respect,
And [C]genu-[C#dim]flect, genu-[Dm]flect, genu-[G9]flect!

[G7]Do whatever steps you want if
[C6]You have cleared it with [Bb7-5]the Pon-[A7]tiff,
[F]Ev'rybody [F#dim]say his own
[C]Kyrie e-[A7+]lei-[A7]son,
[D7]Doin' the [G7]Vatican [C]Rag.

    INTERLUDE
    [G7]Get in line in that processional,
    [C]Step into that small confession-[C#dim]al,
    [G7There the guy who's got religion'll
    [C]Tell you if your sin's origi-[C7]nal.
    [F]If it is, try playin, it safer,
    [Fm]Drink the wine and chew the wafer,
    [F#dim]Two, four, six, eight,
    [G7]Time to transubstantiate!

So get down upon your knees,
Fiddle with your rosaries,
Bow your head with great respect,
And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!

Make a cross on your abdomen,
When in Rome, do like a Roman,
Ave Maria,
Gee, it's good to see ya,
[D7]Gettin' ec-[G7]static an' [D7]sorta dra-[G7]matic an'
[D7]Doin' the [G7]Vatican [Cdim]Rag!


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