Don't Lose Your Temper

(Partridge)

#\#i#/#Generals And Majors#\#/i#/# UK single front cover Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 2'37.
    Recorded during sessions for Black Sea.
    Released on 9 August 1980 as the B-side to the Generals and Majors doublepack 7" single in the U.K.
    Also available as a bonus track on compact disc releases of Black Sea.
    Rick Buckler, Andy, Dave, Colin and Terry - clapping

  2. Toots Garage session.
    Recorded in December 1979 in Toots Garage, Swindon.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.

Art

the Russian #\#i#/#Don't Loose Your Temper#\#/i#/# [sic] pirate flexidisc

the Russian Don't Loose Your Temper [sic] pirate flexidisc

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Lyrics

Don't lose your temper
Don't lose your temper
Don't lose your temper
'Cos I love you when you're wild
Don't lose your temper
Don't lose your temper
Don't lose your temper
'Cos I'd hate you to grow mild

Since you took that job with a company
You've changed so much you just won't recognise me
They have you dressed up like a secretary
You mustn't change the things that make you what you are

Since you've been listening to that linguaphone
You're speaking in a voice that is not your own
I'm not sure if it's you when I call home
You mustn't change the things that make you what you are

Whatever happened to my fighting, biting, lightning lioness
Little girl, little girl, little girl, little girl
I think I preferred it when your hair was in a mess
Brittle girl, brittle girl
They're not your real curls

Don't lose it
Don't lose it
Don't lose it
Don't lose it

Chords and Tablature

Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:09:52 +0100
From: Jordi Ibáñez Llauradó <lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com>
Subject: xtc songs
Message-ID: <BAY113-F11D978375E7EAC7A754B66DA390 (at) phx dot gbl>


OK, my first posting. please be gentle. i just want to say that
that's been done with no keyboard or organ at hand, so i can't
be more precise about the chords. that's why here you'll only
find the basic chords: it's up to you, people that can write,
read and dissect chords, to finish this work. so here it goes,
all the songs in the XTC catalogue that hadn't been tabbed in
this great site, from "black sea" to "nonsuch". you won't find
anything from "mummer" because the whole album has already been
"chorded" in this site.

don't expect any riffs or arpeggios, BTW. that's as far as my
skills go...

maybe i should be ashamed to post something like this (so
incomplete, wrong and childish) but it's just for the sake of
people who just want to strum XTC songs and sing and don't care
much if this is a sus4, added or other bollocks chord (and i must
point that i am one of those who really care, so i'm willing to
read all kinds of comments and corrections). please, john relph,
erase every transcription of mine as soon as a proper tab of each
song made by any other XTC fan who's more trained on guitar than me
comes to your mail.

songs like "the somnambulist" or "seagulls..." were meant to be
played on keyboards and sound terrible on guitar. beware!


DON'T LOSE YOUR TEMPER
intro/chorus: B-C#m and then E-C#m
verse: Gm-Bb-C-Bb and then A-C-E
middle 8: G#m-F#-G#m-F#-E
last verse and chorus: C-F-Dm and then C#-F#-D#m
end on C#

--
hope that will be useful for somebody.
merry Xmas!
feedback welcome at jordiibanez (at) mixmail dot com
                 or lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com

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