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Thread #32277   Message #3199317
Posted By: Jim Dixon
31-Jul-11 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords: Look What They've Done to My Song
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Look What They've Done to My Song
Here's my transcription of Melanie's own recording, which you can hear at YouTube. There is also a video of a live performance here, which is slightly different.


WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG MA
As sung by Melanie (Safka)

Look what they done to my song, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.
Well, it's the only thing that I could do half right,
And it's turnin' out all wrong, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.

Look what they done to my brain, Ma.
Look what they done to my brain.
Well, they've picked it like a chicken bone
And I think I'm half insane, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.

I wish I could find a good book to live in.
Wish I could find a good book.
Well, if I could find a real good book,
I'd never have to come out and look at
What they done to my song.

La, la, la, la... (4x)
Look what they done to my song.

Maybe it'll all be all right, Ma.
Maybe it'll all be okay.
Well, if the people are buyin' tears,
I'll be rich some day, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.

Ils ont changé ma chanson, Ma.
Ils ont changé ma chanson.
C'est la seule chose je peux faire,
Et ce n'est pas bon, Ma.
Ils ont changé ma chanson.

Look what they done to my song, Ma.
Look what they done to my song, Ma.
Well, they tied it up in a plastic bag,
Turned it upside down, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.

Ils ont changé ma chanson, Ma.
Ils ont changé ma chanson.
C'est la seule chose que je peux faire
Et ce n'est pas bon, Ma.
Ils ont changé ma chanson.

Look what they done to my song, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.
It's the only thing that I could do all right,
And they turned it upside down, oh, Ma.
Look what they done to my song.