The Mole from the Ministry

(Sir John Johns)

#\#i#/#Mole From The Ministry#\#/i#/# single label

Mole From The Ministry single label

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 5'50.
    Performed by The Dukes of Stratosphear.
    Released on 25 O'Clock.
    Andy: “Dave's actually playing the little tune over the slight return, and it's the main riff behind ‘Life is good in the Greenhouse’ on Go 2 being played on a Zippy Zither, about £7, so there's a bit of cross fertilization for you!”
  2. Promotional video, 5'50?.
    Released on 9 April 2009 on 25 O'Clock in the U.K.
    Andy: “And we dressed up in the gear, and we had a dummy piano painted in psychedelic swirls, and just made every pop promotional film from 1967 all together in one film. Including this cod Pathe News voiceover at the start which said (plummy newsreel voice) ‘Here we see Chittingfold House, home of the Frobisher-Harrises since 1667. Some three hundred years later, the English pop group The Dukes of Stratosphear have decided to perform their latest pop recording, “The Mole From The Ministry”.’ And then it went into this piece of cod. And we were so happy with it, cause it was the only video to that date where we'd had total input and we'd been listed to instead of, oh no, we're gonna do it my way instead. Cause that always happened on our videos, we just had to shut up and do as we were told. But that one came out great. And then Virgin Records said no, we're not going to spend any money on it. We said, look, it already exists! You just pay two thousand pounds to the BBC and you can buy it from them! And they wouldn't do it. So there is a video in existence — it's quite long, it's about five minutes long. . .”

Art

#\#a href="video/Mole3.avi" target="churl"#/#After a failed mount Lord Cornelius lands plum on his arse in the Duke's video “The Mole from the Ministry”#\#/a#/#

After a failed mount Lord Cornelius lands plum on his arse in the Duke's video “The Mole from the Ministry”

#\#a href="http://youtu.be/-MYTxZ5u9FI" target="churl"#/#The Dukes of Stratosphear smell the roses in the video for “The Mole From The Ministry”#\#/a#/#

The Dukes of Stratosphear smell the roses in the video for “The Mole From The Ministry”

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Lyrics

If you think there's something wrong
Holes appearing on your lawn
Don't you blame the man next door
It's not him

Flowers walk from place to place
Dark spot moves around your face
Objects vanish without trace
It's not you

I'm the mole from the Ministry
And you'll all bow down to me
I'm the mole in your potting shed
I'm the bad thoughts inside your head
And you won't catch me

(Fish and visitors smell after three days)
If you thinks there's something strange
Garden starts to rearrange
From perfect lawn to mountain range
It's not you

I'm the mole from the Ministry
   Working underground
And you'll all bow down to me
   Moving facts and figures all around
I'm the mole in your potting shed
   Undermine your world
I'm the bad thoughts inside your head
And you shouldn't think me, No!
And you shouldn't think me
Mole
Mole
Mole

© 1985 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:18:30 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords to The Mole From The Ministry
Message-ID: <5+klgIAGyEY2Ewlu (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


The Mole from the Ministry

G                    Bm
If you think there's something wrong
F               Am
Holes appearing on your lawn
Eb                  Gm
Don't you blame the man next door
A        D
It's not him
G                 Bm
Flowers walk from place to place
F                Am
Dark spot moves around your face
Eb              G(m)
Objects vanish without trace
A        D
It's not you
B                     F#
I'm the mole from the Ministry
A                  C#sus4  C#
And you'll all bow down to me
B                    F#
I'm the mole in your potting shed
A                      C#sus4    C#
I'm the bad thoughts inside your head
Ab                  C#  D7
And you won't catch me...


(Fish and visitors smell after three days)
If you thinks there's something strange
Garden starts to rearrange
>From perfect lawn to mountain range
It's not you

(repeat chorus above then instrumental over:
Bb  Dm  Ab  Cm  F#  Bbm  C  F)

I'm the mole from the Ministry
(Working underground)
And you'll all bow down to me
(Moving facts and figures all around)
I'm the mole in your potting shed
(Undermine your world)
I'm the bad thoughts inside your head
And you shouldn't think me, No!
And you shouldn't think me

(instrumental fade over Fsus4)      Mole    Mole

--
Tim Harris

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