Washaway

(Moulding)

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Recordings

  1. Single version, 3'01.
    Produced by David Lord & XTC.
    Recorded during sessions for The Big Express.
    Released on 3 September 1984 as the B-side to the All You Pretty Girls 7" single in the U.K.
    Also available as a bonus track on cassette and compact disc releases of The Big Express.
    Peter Phipps - Drums

Art

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Lyrics

Mother's in the kitchen steaming up the window panes
Smell of boiling cabbage comes up from an open drain
But no amount of scrubbing could ever shift a gravy stain

Washaway washaway washaway washerette
Washaway washaway every dirty stain you get

Streets lay deserted
No one feels exerted
Sat on their couches
With loose change in their pouches
They couldn't spend it if they tried

In comes Mr Softee
Dressed up like an ice cream cone
Ringing for his supper
Heading for a stately home
But a thousand Yorkshire puddings
Couldn't make his business boom

See how they wander
To kill time in droves they squander
Money in centres
That feed on the mind, oh bother
It just gets you down

Washaway washaway washaway washerette
Business as usual at the uptown launderette

Washaway washaway the dirt
Wash it
Washaway the dirt

Chords and Tablature

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 21:32:52 -0600
From: Keith Morris <keithmorrisnm (at) gmail dot com>
Subject: Washaway chord chart/tabs
Message-ID: <CAHaBKTt6uQp+R=Wj_L-SLj6_---5-96_6sr_RCqE56FPQ+ChbA (at) mail dot gmail dot com>


I've got another submission for Chalkhills.  I recently recorded a cover
version of Washaway, and in the process made charts and tabs for it.
Please include in your site if you like.  I have attached a txt file
(formatted in Courier, so that hopefully the line spacing doesn't get
scrambled)

Link to my recording: https://kmsolo.bandcamp.com/track/washaway

Cheers,

Keith

P.S. thank you for posting Deadman!


Washaway                Colin Moulding                  132 bpm

Intro
F       Faug            F6      F7      C       Caug            C6      C7      x2

Verse 1
F                       Faug            F6                      F7              C       Caug            C6      C7
Mother's in the kitchen steaming up the window pane
F                       Faug            F6                      F7              C       Caug            C6      C7
Smell of boiling cabbage comes up from an open drain
        F                       Faug                    F6              F7              C       Caug            C6      C7
But no amount of scrubbing could ever shift a gravy stain

Chorus
Ab6                             Gm7                     F       Faug            F6      F7
Washaway washaway washaway washerette
Ab6                             Gm7                             F       Faug            F6      F7
Washaway washaway every dirty stain you get

Bridge 1
Bb                      Bb/Ab
Streets lay deserted
Bb/G      Gb – Ab – Bb – C        (root only)
No one feels ex-ert-ed
Bb                      Bb/Ab
Sat on their couches
        Bb/G                    Gb – Ab – Bb - C
With loose change in their pouches
        Gb –  Ab –  Bb – C        F
They couldn't spend it if they tried

Interlude/Solo 1
F       Faug            F6      F7      C       Caug            C6      C7

(repeat the interlude lead through verse 2, until last time – see tabs)

Verse 2
F                       Faug    F6                              F7              C       Caug            C6      C7
In comes Mr Softee dressed up like an ice cream cone
F                       Faug            F6                      F7      C       Caug            C6      C7
Ringing for his supper heading for a stately home
          F                             Faug            F6                              F7
But a thousand Yorkshire puddings couldn't make his business
C       Caug            C6      C7
boom


Chorus
Ab6                             Gm7                     F       Faug            F6      F7
Washaway washaway washaway washerette
Ab6                             Gm7                             F       Faug            F6      F7
Washaway washaway every dirty stain you get

Bridge 2
Bb                      Bb/Ab
See how they wander
        Bb/G                    Gb – Ab – Bb - C
To kill time in droves they squander
Bb              Bb/Ab
Money in centres
        Bb/G                     Gb – Ab – Bb - C
That feed on the mind, oh bother
Gb – Ab – Bb – C  F
It just gets you down

Repeat Intro (1 time)

Repeat Interlude/Solo

Chorus
Ab6                             Gm7                     F       Faug            F6      F7
Washaway washaway washaway washerette
Ab6                                     Gm7                     F       Faug            F6      F7
Business as usual at the uptown launderette

Outro (Bridge form)
Bb              Bb/Ab   Bb/G      Gb-Ab–Bb – C              Bb
Washaway washaway washaway wash away the dirt
Bb              Bb/Ab   Bb/G
Washaway washaway washaway
Gb – Ab – Bb - C
Wash it
Gb – Ab – Bb - C
Wash it
Gb –  Ab –   Bb -   C
Wash it wash it wash it wash it
Gb–Ab–Bb–C        Bb
Washaway the dirt


Interlude before verse 2, verse 2 except last time:

e|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-10|10-------------10|10----------------|------------------|
G|---|-----------9-----|-----------9----12|12----------9-----|
D|---|--10-12-13---10--|--10-12-13---10---|---10-12-13---10--|
A|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
E|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

e|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|
B|---|-----------------|------------------|--------------------9-10|
G|-12|12---------9---12|12---------9----12|12----------9-10-12-----|
D|---|--10-12-13---10--|--10-12-13---10---|---10-12-13-------------|
A|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|
E|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|

verse 2 last line, chorus 1st repeat:
e|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|
B|---|-----------------|------------------|--------------------9-13|
G|-12|12---------9---12|12---------9----12|12----------9-10-12-----|
D|---|--10-12-13---10--|--10-12-13---10---|---10-12-13-------------|
A|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|
E|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|

chorus 2nd repeat:
e|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|--
B|---|-----------------|------------------|--------------------9-11|11
G|-12|12---------9---12|12---------9----12|12----------9-10-12-----|--
D|---|--10-12-13---10--|--10-12-13---10---|---10-12-13-------------|--
A|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|--
E|---|-----------------|------------------|------------------------|--

Interlude after Bridge 2/Re-intro

e|---|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|
B|-10|10-------------10|10----------------|--------------------|
G|---|-----------9-----|-----------9------|--------------------|
D|---|--10-12-13---10--|--10-12-13---10---|--10-12-13-12-10-9--|
A|---|-----------------|----------------10|10------------------|
E|---|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|

e|---|----------------------|--
B|---|--------------------13|13
G|-12|12----------9-10-12---|--
D|---|---10-12-13-----------|--
A|---|----------------------|--
E|---|----------------------|--


2nd Bridge and outro, 2nd repeat

e|------------------20-|18-
B|11-------15-16-18----|---
G|---------------------|---
D|---------------------|---
A|---------------------|---
E|---------------------|---

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