Vicky Verky (Difford/Tilbrook)
Intro
A     F#m E A     F#m E
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Verse 1

A                       D  A
With her hair up in his fingers
A                       D  A
the fish and chips smell lingers
E           A      E
under amber streetlamps
E                    A   E
she holds the law in her hands
D                    G    D
the moistness of the damp night
Bm                       E    A
fall silent through the lamp light
F#m                   E   D
although she's only fourteen
Bm                   E   A
she really knows her courting
(Intro Again)

Verse 2

And up the railway sidings
There's him and her they're lying
hand in hand they whisper
"Your my misses I'm your mister"
the moon was white and virgin
and she was on the turning
remember your first nibble
when best friends were so little

Verse 3

They really trooped the colours
when walking with each other
and all her mates would giggle
as ladylike she'd wiggle
all along the high street
they'd splash out on an ice cream
he'd sometimes really treat her
when he done his mother's meter

Verse 4

Well he went off to Borstal
He said that he was forced to
Rob the flats of hi-fi's
cause she was ill and she would cry
each morning she got sicker
her mother sometimes hit her
if she'd have known the story
she would have been so sorry

Bridge

Bm
He received a letter and admitted it

there was nothing else to do but get rid of it
G(bar)
lonely in his dormitory

he'd sit and stare
            G#
is this for real?
                 G(bar)   D A E (tacet on & off w/pinky on G String)
and is it really fair?

(Keyboard bit, key change for guitar during it)

Verse 5

Summer came so they went
down to the coast in his tent
she cooked upon his primus
and sampled local cider
she told him at his rucksack
"I think I want that chance back
to be perhaps the one who
will forever love you,
will forever love you."   E (tacet on & off w/ pinky on G string)

My friend Joe figured this out in about 10 minutes.
Don't you hate people like that?
Happy Strumming!

Transcribed by Jay Alosa & Joe Crapa