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What A World
Capo on 4 to play in correct key(E).

Intro = C G C G

Verse 1
           C                    F             C                  F
Now it was Christmas Day in the jailhouse the old man sat in his cell
    C                    Em         Dm               G
Put out your pudding for treacle he heard the warden yell
   C                        F       C                    F
If you want treacle on your pudding put it out without delay
     C                  Em              F               C
The old man put out his pudding and the warden took it away

Chorus
         G           C
What a world what a place 
           F            G                   C   G
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race

Verse 2
        C                     F         C                  F
Now the folksinger came from America to sing at the Albert Hall
   C                 Em          Dm                 G              
He sang his songs of protest and fairer shares for all
   C                      F                     C                F
He sang how the poor were much too poor and the rich too rich by far
        C                 Em               F                     C  
Then he drove back to his penthouse in his brand new Rolls Royce car
   
Chorus
         G           C
What a world what a place 
           F            G                   C   G
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race

Verse 3
    C                   F      C                 F
Now Annie's a shorthand typist working for the BBC
    C                   Em           Dm                   G
Her brother Jackie's in prison doing three years for forgery
    C                 F           C                     F
Her sister Josie's in Holloway in Dartmoor is her Uncle Jim
        C                 Em                 F                 C           
And her dad runs a pirate radio ship but she never talks about him
   
Chorus
         G           C
What a world what a place 
           F            G                   C   G
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race

Verse 4
    C                     F       C                          F
Now three old maids had a she cat kept her indoors night and day
C                      Em                    Dm                  G   
Kept her away from the he cats thought she'd like it better that way
     C                         F           C                            F   
Then one old maid went and got married the next morning she hastened to write
  C                        Em              F            C   
A note to the others which simply said let kitty out tonight

Chorus
         G           C
What a world what a place 
           F            G                   C   G
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race

Verse 5
        C                      F                       C                 F
Now the button was pressed the world destroyed leaving just one solitary man
           C                       Em                   Dm         G   
And at the top of the Empire State Building his lonely existence began
        C                  F                        C                         F
But his loneliness was too much so he jumped and he fell like a bird with one wing
    C                Em               F                   C
And as he passed the seventh floor he heard the telephone ring

Chorus
         G           C
What a world what a place 
           F            G                   C    C F C F C G C
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race



 
 
Benny Hill - What A World :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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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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