Up The Junction (Difford/Tilbrook)
Verse 1

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E                        A

I never thought it would happen

                          E

With me and the girl from Clapham

                 C#m

Out on the windy common

                   E

That night I ain't forgotten

                        A

Where she dealt out the rations

                   E

With some or other passions

                 C#m

I said you are a lady

                 E

Perhaps she said I may be





Verse 2 (chords are the same as verse 1)

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We moved into a basement

With talks of our engagement

We stayed in by the telly

Although the room was smelly

We spent our time just kissin'

The Railway Arms we're missin'

But love had got us hooked up

And all our time it took up





Verse 3 (chords are the same as verse 1)

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I got a job with Stanley

He said I'd come in handy

And he started me on Monday

So I had a bath on Sunday

I worked eleven hours

And bought the girl some flowers

She said she'd seen a doctor

And nothing now could stop her



Bridge

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C#m                      G#m

I worked all through the winter

                      F#m

The weather brass and bitter

             B

I put away a tenner

                      D

Each week to make her better

                      Am

And when the time was ready

                   Gm

We had to sell the telly

                     F

Late evenings by the fire

                 A

And little kicks inside her





Verse 4

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D                    G

This morning at four fifty

                  D

I took her rather nifty

               Bm

Down to an incubator

                     D

Where thirty minutes later

                    G

She gave birth to a daughter

                D

Within a year a walker

                         Bm

She looked just like her mother

                  D       D A E

If there could be another





Verse 5 (chords are the same as verse 1)

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And now she's two years older

Her mother's with a soldier

She left me with my drinkin'

Became a proper stingin'

The devil came and took me

From bar to street to bookie

No more nights by the telly

No more nights nappies smelling





Verse 6 (chords are the same as verse 1)

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Alone here in the kitchen

I feel there's somethin' missin'

I beg for some forgiveness

But beggin's not my business

And she won't write a letter

Although I always tell her

And so it's my assumption

I'm really up the junction

Transcribed by Gordon Johnston <328gj@alph1.dev.esoc.esa.de>