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Lyr/Chords: Vatican Rag (Tom Lehrer)

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GUEST,Tiger 10 Mar 01 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,Ken Brock 10 Jun 11 - 12:42 PM
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Subject: Chords for Vatican Rag
From: GUEST,isng4u
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 06:29 PM

Hey all....I'm looking for the chords to the vatican rag by Tom Lehrer

thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords for Vatican Rag
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 07:02 PM

Lyrics here in the DT. No tune or chords, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords for Vatican Rag
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 07:11 PM

You can listen to it here but I don't know for how long......it's the Tune of the Week.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords for Vatican Rag
From: MMario
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 11:10 PM

a midi of the Vatican Rag can be found on Alan's Mudcat Midi Page - accessed through the quicklinks at the top of the forum page.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: VATICAN RAG (Tom Lehrer)
From: GUEST,Tiger
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 08:33 AM

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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Subject: Lyr Add: THE VATICAN RAG (Tom Lehrer)
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 12:42 PM

VATICAN RAG
(Tom Lehrer)

First get down on your knees
Fiddle with your rosary beads
Bow your head with great respect
Then genuflect, genuflect, genuflect

Do most any step you want if
You have cleared it with the Pontiff
Everybody say his own
Kyrie Elieson

Get into that small confessional
Step in line in that processional
There the guy who's got religion'll
Tell you if your sin's original

If it is, try playing it safer
Drink the wine and chew the wafer
Two- four- six- eight
Time to transubstantiate

Light a votive candle
Listen and the band'll
Play you the Vatican Rag...
(instrumental break)
Two- four- six- eight-
Two- four- six- eight-
Two- four- six- eight-
Time to transubstantiate

Make a cross on your abdomen
When in Rome do like a Roman
Ave Maria,
Gee, it's good to see you
Gettin' ecstatic and sorta dramatic and
Doing the Vatican Rag

Copyright Tom Lehrer

The intro and outro lyrics to the instrumental break were added in 1980 by Tom Lehrer for the revue of his songs TOMFOOLERY.


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