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Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)

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Subject: JOBSWORTH _ CHORDS
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:50 PM

I've got the words for Jobsworth by Jeremy Taylor but an in a quandry as to the correct chord sequence, can't quite figure it out as closely as I would like. Anyone have definative chords ?

Cheers

Raggytash


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH _ CHORDS
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:57 PM

Try these.


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH _ CHORDS
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 03:22 PM

They're close but I'm listening to the "Ag Pleez Deddy" CD which is live and they don't quite fit witht he way Jeremy plays it. I've emailed Jeremy direct but I don't know if a) he will responsed in time (I want to learn this by Tuesday) or b) if he will respond in a positive manner ( although I suspect he will be delighted to assist if it means winding up the music police at Barton)


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 04:47 AM

The Deanmeister sings this one - why not PM him with a request for the chords

R


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: OBM
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 10:29 AM

Raggytash,

In which key do do want to sing it? Let me know and I'll jot it out for you - I was involved with a recording of this song many years ago but still remember it well.


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Subject: Chords Add: JOBSWORTH (Jeremy Taylor)
From: breezy
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 12:12 PM

I capo up the neck to 3rd- 5th fret and use these


C I was just an G ordinary C Eng G lishman
C Til I gotme A uniform an D7'at
G7 Now ever since that hour I C exercise me A power
D7 preventing you from doing this an G that
G7 You'll see me at theturnstile at the C zoo Am
A or outside the roxy marshalling the D7 queue
G And if you turn up B7 late when C I'm onthe G gate
its no good asking me to let you D7 thru

Ill just say

G Jobswot Job'th its more than me C jo'wth
A I dont care rain or snow ..answers D no
G I can.... C queue
and if u dont G like it u no wot D u cn G do

then back to the C chord and run down the scale notes from C to G


Good luck


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Raggytash
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 08:41 PM

OBM,
If you can let me have the chord sequence I can transpose it into a key I can sing (Thank you for Capo's) It's the little nuances that I,m after like the B7 that Breezy has put in, although, having listened to the CD once again, I think Jeremy puts a few more in.
Thanks for your considerations


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: OBM
Date: 23 Mar 03 - 07:17 PM

Raggytash,

It seems that breezy beat me to it, and has put down more or less what I would have suggested. I have one or two suggestions though - you might like to try the following:

C/G/CGC/
C/A/Dmin///
G///C/A/
D7///G///
G///C///
A7///D///
G/Bmin/C/G/
G/A7/D///

G/C/G/C/
A///A/D/
G/C/G/C/
C/G/GDG/

It's a great lyric - it's been fun to re-read. Hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 05:26 AM

I have always believed that Jeremy actually invented the expression "Jobsworth" with this song. Does anyone know if it did exist earlier ?


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 07:58 AM

I can remember the word being used back in the late sixties, about a year or so before I heard Jeremy Taylor's (then) new song.


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: breezy
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 08:45 AM

for Bm read B7 in verse


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Raggytash
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 01:26 PM

Jeremy Taylor very kindly took the time to rspond to an email I sent him asking for the chords, thus straight from the horse's mouth as it were
F/C7/F.C7.F    I was just an ordinary Engishman
F/D7/G7/G7/
C7/C7/F/F
G7/G7/C7/C7/
C7/C7/F/F/
D7/D7/G7/G7/
C/E/Am/C/
D7/D7/G7/G7/


C/C/C7/F/               Jobsworth, Jobsworth
D7/D7/D7/G7/
C/C/C7/F/
F/Fm/C/G7/C7/F

He also sent us Good Luck and said we should give them (the PEL people hell) What a kind gesture


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: breezy
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 05:13 PM

how was he? as he's had a nasty virus creeping up on him.


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 09:47 AM

I'm with Dave Bryant on this. I first heard the song (Taylor singing it) around 1968 and the first separate references I heard to "jobsworths" were subsequent to that and were derived from the song. I'd be interested to see the evidence before accepting any claims to the contrary.


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 10:09 AM

I'll email him and ask, seems the simplest way


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Subject: RE: JOBSWORTH- CHORDS (Jeremy Taylor)
From: breezy
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 04:54 PM

and ask how he is please?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: GUEST,Stephanie Alberry
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 12:14 PM

Dear Jeremy,
I hope that all is well with you! I have often thought about you. I dont know if you will remember me. I really enjoyed coming to and performing Jobsworth with you!
Unfortunately all of my signed albums were stolen many years ago, so i do not have a copy now.
A friend of mine is about to get married and is about to become Mrs Harris. I would really appreciate the lyrics to your song as i think it would be great to use some quotes at the wedding.
I hope to hear from you in the near future, and hope that you are well and happy whereever you may be.
Take care, with love from Stephanie.
xxxx


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 10:34 AM

Stephanie, I don't think Jeremy looks in on Mudcat. Is it the lyrics to Jobsworth that you want for quotes at a wedding (!)?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 11:04 AM

Yeah thats alright, thats alright


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 11:16 AM

Look here, half way down


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 18 - 07:35 AM

Hello Raggy
Came across this post as I was looking for the chords myself. Couldn't find them but I've now worked them out. You still need them?
Try this:-
Now, (C)I was just an (F)ordinary (C)Eng(G7)lish (C)man, till I got me uniform and (G)hat
And (G7)ever since that hour, I (C)exercise me power
Pre(D)venting you from doing this and (G)that
You’ll (G7)find me on the turnstiles at the (C)zoo
Or out(A7)side the Roxy marshalling the (D)queue
And if you (G)turn up (D)late when (C)I’m on the (G)gate
It’s no good asking me to let you (D)through … I’ll just say

(G)Jobsworth, (C)josbsworth, it’s (G)more than my (C)job’s worth
(D)I don’t care, rain or snow, whatever you want – the answer’s no
(G)I can keep you (C)standing, for (G)hours in the (C)queue
(G)And if (C)you don’t (G)like it (C)well you (G)know what (D)you can (G)do


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Jobsworth (Jeremy Taylor)
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 Aug 18 - 07:17 AM

Thanks Guest,

Back in 03, I managed to contact Jeremy and he very kindly provided them straight from the horses mouth as it were. He plays it in F, not the easiest chord to start from!


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