Give me Shakespeare    (video)

 

    G - Em - G - D

 

     G

1.        I really love you for your mind,

Em

    and I know that we're two of a kind.

G

    I don't go straight for that physical bit,

D

    it always turns out a one-way trip.

E

    But won't you come up to my room,

A

    so we can discuss, say, Egyptian tombs,

D

    or maybe just do a few little steps

                                              D7

    from one of our favourite Bolshoi ballets.

 

                        G                                                      D

Oh, give me Shakespeare instead of long French kisses,

                 G                        C               D

give me Mozart instead of holding me tight,

               G                          F            D

give me Tolstoy instead of girl-talk drivel,

          G             D

like 'Baby, it's alright'.

                   G                                                 D

Give me Shakespeare instead of moonlight flirting,

                   G                          C               D

give me Schubert instead of Hollywood tears,

                G                         F             D

give me Bolshoi instead of all-night hustle,

                 Em                                D                                        G      

give me Henry Moore, Salvador Dali, and an evening at the opera !

 

+ D - G - D

 

    G

2.       I really love you as you are,

Em

    and without make-up I think that you'll go far,

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

    your clothes hide your figure beautifully,

D

    it makes a lovely change, I mean that sincerely.

E

    I've got so much respect for you,

A

    and I know that you've got respect for me, too,

D

    so let's go and relax on my bed,

                                  D7

    so we can confirm all that we've said.     + CHORUS     + D - G - D

 

      Em

    Writing and painting, poetry and neurology,

D

    those are just some of my favourite things.

      Em

    Gershwin and Schumann, Newton and Rasputin,

A                                             D

    those are just some of my favourite people. + CHORUS + D - G - D

 

                    Em                                 D

+ Give me Henry Moore, Salvador Dali,

                               G                 F - D

    give give give Shakespeare, o......h !

                       G                 F - D                      G                  F - D

    Give me Shakespeare, o.......h ! Give me Shakespeare, o......h !

                    Em                                  D                                      G

    Give me Henry Moore, Salvador Dali and an evening at the opera !

 

    (Sailor)