Say hello, wave goodbye    (video)

 

    G - C - D (2x)

 

        G                                      C            D

1. Standing at the door of the Pink Flamingo

         G                     - C - D

    crying in the rain,

    G                       C       D

    it was a kind of so-so love,

                   G                                            C            D

    and I'm going to make sure it doesn't happen again.

       G          - C             D          G                             C      - D

    You and I      had to be the standing joke of the year,

      G                                - C      D                      G                        C   - D

    you were a runaround,       a lost and found and not for me, I feel.

 

  C              G            Bm    C - D

Take your hands off me, he.......y,

C              G         Bm           C - D

 I don't belong to you, you s.......ee,

  C        G             Bm              C             - D

take a look in my face for the last time.

C                              G                            Bm                     C      - D

 I never knew you, you never knew me, say hello, goodbye.

G              C          D               G - C - D

    Say hello and wave goodby.............e !

 

     G                                       C           D

2. We tried to make it work, you in a cocktail skirt,

             G                                - C               D

    and me in a suit, but it just         wasn't me.

        G                                          C                  D

    You're used to wearing less, and now your life's a mess,

     G                         C   - D

    so insecure you see.

              G                                                       C                D

    Well, I've put up with all the scenes, and this is one scene

                G                                 C    - D 

    that's going to be played my way.

 

+  CHORUS

 

   G              C          D               G - C - D

+     Say hello and wave goodby.............e !

 

     G                                     C                       D

3. Under the deep red lights I can see the makeup  

     G                   - C - D

    sliding down.

               G                               C            D

    Well, hey, little girl, you will always make up

          G                          C          D

    so take off that unbecoming frown.

G                          - C               D

    As for me, well,       I'll find someone

                G                                  C       - D

    who's not going cheap in the sales,

         G                                       C                            D

    a nice little housewife who'll give me the steady life

             G                     C        D

    and not keep going off the rails.

 

  C               G           Bm    C - D

Take your hands off me, he.......y,

C              G         Bm           C - D

 I don't belong to you, you s.......ee,

  C         G            Bm              C             - D

take a look in my face for the last time.

C                              G                            Bm                     C      - D

 I never knew you, you never knew me, say hello, goodbye.

G              C          D               G - C - D

    Say hello and wave goodby.............e !

 

   G              C          D               G - C - D

+     Say hello and wave goodby.............e !

G              C          D               G - C - D - G - C - D

    Say hello and wave goodby..............................e !

                         G              C           D             G

    Wave goodbye, say hello and wave goodbye !

                 C  - D                      G

    Say hello,         wave goodbye,

               C - D - G - C - D - G     - C - D

    goodby...............................e !

                     G   - C  - D                   G    - C - D

    Say goodbye,               say goodbye.

 

+  G - C - D (5x)

 

     G                                            C      - D

+       We were born before the wind,

G                                    C        - D

    who are we to understand ?

G                                            C      - D

    We were born before the wind.

 

G                        - C - D

    Say goodbye.

G                                        C                     - D

    Through the rain, hail, sleet and snow,

                     G                      C                D

    say goodbye, get on the train, train, train !

                     G    - C - D                  G    - C - D

    Say goodbye,              say goodbye.

                     G    - C - D                  G

    Say goodbye,              say goodbye,

C                                   D                        - G - C - D

    in the wind and the rain now, darling.

                     G   - C             D                                  G          - C - D

    Say goodbye,       in the wind and the rain now, darling !

 

+  G - C - D (3x)   - G

 

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (David Gray)