In Another Life

(Moulding)

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Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version.
    Released on Wasp Star.
    Prairie Prince (drums)
    Colin Moulding (harmonica)
    Colin: “A celebration of my foibles and my wife's foibles. On a canvas of heart gladdening music, with the minimum of sentimentality. Not to mention a splash of my Mum and Dad in there for good measure.”
  2. Demo version (excerpt), 2'02.
    Released on Homegrown.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Oranges & Lemons on 30 October 2015 in the U.K.
  3. Jug Band version, 3'44.
    Released on Homegrown.
  4. Instrumental version.
    Released on 17 October 2002 on Waspstrumental in Japan.

Art

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Lyrics

Notes

Tim Kendrick: “Mills and Boon publish trashy English romance novels. Milk Tray is a box of chocolates — TV commercials feature death defying ways a guy can bring the candy to his love, including dropping down from the sky in a parachute (a spoof of James Bond kind of thing). England apparently never wins their test matches (cricket).”

Well would you want me
In your afternoons
If I seduced you
In your mills and boon
Well I'll be the master
If you'll be the maid
But don't ya get those headaches
In another life
I'll bring you Milk Tray
From a parachute
I'll play the Hollywood hunk
You can dye your roots
Well I'll be your Burton
If you'll be my Liz
There might be flying pigs
In another life
It's how we're built love
Don't let it wilt love
I'll take ya flat feet
Well if you'll take my habits
It all works out in the end
Ah! but in another life
I'll be the stranger
In your horoscope
The cheeky builder
Calling with his quote
Or maybe a chippendale
On girls night out
Make mine the biggest pouch
In another life
It's how we're built love
Don't let it wilt love
I'll take ya mood swings
Well if you'll take my hobbies
It all works out in the end
Ah! but in another life
Well I'll be your Burton
If you'll be my Liz
There might be flying pigs
In another life
And you'd give up the cigs
In another life
And beer tastes good in tins
Test matches we might win
And your mother buys her gin

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Chords and Tablature

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 14:55:06 -0400
From: fagnello (at) ascap dot com
Subject: "In Another Life" - chords
Message-ID: <852568CB.00686FA7.00 (at) notessmtp2 dot ascap dot com>

Just happened to have my guitar here at work (have practice tonight).

 Let me know if any of the symbols didn't translate from Word...

-   Frank

In Another Life

(Moulding)

Key: Gb  (tune guitar down 1/2 step to play along with record)
After tuning down, the 2 main chords are played this way:

G(add9)
string:  low  e   a   d   g   b   e  high
fret:         3   x   o   2   o   3

C6(no 3rd)
low  e  a  d  g  b  e  high
     x  3  x  2  1  3

and, Bb2
low    e   a   d   g   b   e   high
       x   1   3   3   1   x

(The Bb-A-G-F movement in the bass of the Bb2 chords
happens within the actual chords, also; which makes me
think this is done with 2 separate parts.)

                 G(add9)               C6(no3rd)
Well, would you want me, in your afternoons
If I seduced ya, in your Mills and Boons
      Bb2         Bb2/A     Bb2/G         Bb2/F
Well, I'll be the master if you'll be the mate
    am7                     D7
But don't you get those headaches
           G(add 9)         C6(no3rd)
In another life

I'll bring your milk tray, from a parachute
I'll play the Hollywood hunk, you can dye your roots
Or I'll be your Burton if you'll be my Liz
And there might be flying pigs
In another life

             C     C/B
That's how I built love
             bm7  (bm6/9 -optional - in horn & vocal lines)
Don't let it wilt, love
               Bbmaj7 F/A
I'll take your flat   feet
         Abmaj7                    Gmaj7
Well, if you'll take my habits, it all works out in the

G(add9)      C6(no 3rd)
end -
                   G(add9)    C6(no 3rd)
Ah, but in another life...

I'll be the stranger, in your horoscope
The cheeky builder, calling with his quote
Or maybe a Chippendale, on girls' night out
Make mine the biggest pouch
In another life

That's how I built love
Don't let it wilt, love
I'll take your mood swings
Well, if you'll take my hobbies,
 it all works out in the end
Ah, but in another life...

Well, I'll be your Burton if you'll be my Liz
There might be flying pigs
In another life
    am7               D7
And you'd give up the cigs
           G(add9)
In another life
    am7                 D7
And beer tastes good in tins
     am7              D7
Test matches we might win
         am9             C6/9
And your mother buys her gin...

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