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What A World
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Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:03:51 -0800
From: Dennis Hiebert 
Subject: /h/hill_benny/what_a_world.crd

Title:   What a World
Artist:  Benny Hill
Chords:  C, F, G7, C7

This song can be found on the CD "The World of Benny Hill - Benny Hill
Sings?" which includes 25 of his comedy classics.  It also appeared on
an old vinyl recording, "The Golden Hour of Benny Hill."

Incidentally, C///\ = C chord strummed down three times and up once.

C///\ F///\ C///\ G7///\

Now it was [C]Christmas Day in the jailhouse, the [F]old man sat in his
"[C]Put out your pudding, for trico," he [F]heard the warden [G7]yell,
"If you want [C]trico on your [F]pudding, put it [C]out without de[F]lay."
The [C]old man put out his pudding, and the [G7]warden took it a[C]way.

What a [G7]world, (what a world) what a [C]place, (what a place)
Ain't you [F]glad you're a member [G7]of the human [C]race.

[G7] Now the [C]folksinger came from America to [F]sing at the Albert
He [C]sang his songs of protest and [F]fairer shares for [G7]all,
He [C]sang how the poor were [F]much too poor and the [C]rich too rich by
Then [C]he drove back to his penthouse in his [G7]brand new Rolls Royce


[G7] Now [C]Annie's A shorthand typist [F]working for the B.B.[G7]C.,
[C]Her brother Jackie's in prison doing [F]three years for forge[G7]ry,
Her [C]sister Josie's in [F]Holloway, in [C]Dockmoor is her Uncle [F]Jim,
And her [C]dad runs a pirate radio ship, but [G7]she never talks about


[G7] Now [C]three old maids had a she-cat, [F]kept her indoors night and
[C]Kept her away from the he-cats, thought she'd [F]like it better that
Then [C]one old maid went and got [F]married, the next [C]morning she
   hastened to [F]write,
A [C]note to the others which simply said, "Let [G7]kitty out to[C]night."


[G7] Now the [C]button was pressed, the world destroyed leaving [F]just one
   solitary [G7]man,
And at the [C]top of the Empire State Building his [F]lonely existance
But his [C]loneliness was too [F]much so he jumped and he [C]fell like a
   bird with one [F]wing,
And [C]as he passed the seventh floor, [G7] he heard the telephone [C]ring.


PS- I don't know what 'trico' is, or if it's spelled correctly, but that's
    just the way it sounds. (c:

This is one in a series of Benny Hill songs I've learned by ear.  Most of
these songs have only three chords which makes it easy figure them out.  I
might have missed some chords or put the wrong ones down, but the basic
structure is there at any rate.  I welcome any comments, corrections or
suggestions for improvement.

 Transcribed by Hoser             "Great spirits have always encountered
 [email protected]                      violent opposition from mediocre minds."                                 -Albert Einstein
Benny Hill - What A World :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
What A World tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind What A World:

The Benny Hill Show is a television programme starring Benny Hill. It was produced by Thames Television from 1969 to 1989 and was broadcast in over 140 countries. Previous incarnations of the show had aired on BBC Television from 1955 to 1968, and on Associated TeleVision from 1957 to 1960 plus a one-off special in 1967.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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