Dame Fortune

(Partridge)

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Fuzzy Warbles Volume One

Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Demo version.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume One in the U.K.

    Andy: “A Tyrannosaurus Rex like, elfin mad dash, penetrating the pearly portals of lady luck. Or, maybe pondering on repairing the puncture in your unicycle of fate. The lady in question decided this was not to be a track on Apple Venus One. Bless her.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

“Songlines: Basado libremente en la canción ‘Dame Fortune’”

“Songlines: Basado libremente en la canción ‘Dame Fortune’”

   

Lyrics

Dame Fortune smile, ring my bell, lift your skirt
Pour down some fortune on me
Dame Fortune smile, knock my door, doff your cap
Deliver milk for my tea

I've been throwing low numbers on the dice of life
All the cards I turn scowl at me like my ex-wife
When night-time falls I'll need your net
To catch those brick-bats in

Dame Fortune smile at my lottery [lass?]
Please won't you empty my bin?
C'mon!
(muttered: "Play the guitar")

Dame Fortune smile, tear a square from your dress
Give my front windows a clean
Dame Fortune let me borrow your bike
Bring home the bacon and beans

I've been drawing low numbers from the hat of dreams
Drowning in the pools by simply picking rotten teams
When night-time falls we'll fix it up
I'll loan your safety pin

Dame Fortune smile when they're spitting at me
Please bring all my washing in

[transcribed by Brookes McKenzie]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:47:02 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for Dame Fortune
Message-ID: <pLsibCAmvSn0EwUC (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


DAME FORTUNE

capo on 7th fret to match key
bracketed chord options convey more of the melody
- from bass string: Gsus2 ? = 300003  Csus4=033010
- the D7th could be a 9th?
(or tune guitar down a semitone and play off
G D A shape chords)


(guitar intro is first 2 lines)
C    C(sus4) C    G           G(sus2)C     C(/A) C    G
Dame For.....tune smile, ring my     bell, lift  your skirt
C    C(sus4)     G       G(sus2) D7
Pour down   some fortune on      me

** Dame Fortune smile, knock my door, doff your cap

 Deliver milk for my tea

 G                                     C       Am
 I've been throwing low numbers on the dice of life
  G                                     C     Am
 All the cards I turn scowl at me like my ex-wife ##
     D                     Dm
When night-time falls I'll need your net
   F                      G
To catch those brick-bats in
C            G           C        G
Dame Fortune smile at my lottery lass
C                G        C
Please won't you empty my bin?

C'mon!

 instrumental between ** ... ##    ends  Am G


Dame Fortune smile, tear a square from your dress
Give my front windows a clean
Dame Fortune smile let me borrow your bike
Bring home the bacon and beans
I've been drawing low numbers from the hat of dreams
Drowning in the pools by simply picking rotten teams
When night-time falls we'll fix it up
I'll loan your safety pin

Dame Fortune smile when they're spitting at me
                            C
Please bring all my washing in
C      G      C
--
Tim Harris

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