Joe the Paranoiac

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D G
Come let me tell you about my friend Joe,
D A7
he spends all day sitting by the radio
D G
tell him to come out but he won’t go
D A7
he only waiting for the bomb to blow
D G
he said some weapons missing and they don’t know where
D A7
they went and one of them might be nuclear
D G
and unconfirmed reports have confirmed his fears
D A7
that today is the day something go happen here

CHORUS:
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down

INTERLUDE:
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D G
They have a satellite watching above his head
D A7
a next camera set up by his bed
D G
when he talks on the phone they know what he said
D A7
you feel all this would have the man upset
D G
but he says this he happily endures
D A7
nothing else will help him sleep secure
D G
and the whole while he feeling reassured
D A7
i feel that Joe is mistaking the disease for the cure.

CHORUS:
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down

D G
You think Joe would have felt a fool
D A7
when the bomb he found was just a plumber’s tool
D G
when the noise in the night was the neighbour’s mule
D A7
the training camp he reported was a Sunday school
D G
when the anthrax he took down to the police
D A7
turned out to be an old hunk of mouldy cheese
D G
you think this would put the man mind at ease
D A7
but he can smell a dirty bomb in a plate of rice and peas

INTERLUDE
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D G
Joe is sure that his neighbour Samuel
D A7
belongs to a sleeper cell
D G
and when he talks with Ramlogan in the road
D A7
he feel he giving orders in a secret code
D G
and if you hesitate to believe
D A7
he will declare you and them to be in league
D G
and from then on watch your tail
D A7
or you might be going Guantanamo on a holiday.

CHORUS:
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down
D
Ring-a-ling ring-a-ling
G
you hear the sirens sing
D A7
run for cover the walls are tumbling
D
dong-a-long dong-a-long
G
shout it round the town
D A7
the ground is shaking and the sky is falling down

(BIS)

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