Home for a Rest

Spirit of the West

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       Am        G            C         F
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
          C          G                F             C
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
      Am          G            C          F
These so-called vacations will soon be my death
       C             G            F          C
I'm so sick from the drink I need home for a rest.

    Am          G          C          F
We arrived in December and London was cold
   C             G          F
We stayed in the bars along Charing Cross Road
   Am        G           C              F
We never saw nothin' but brass taps and oak
       C            G            F              G
Kept a shine on the bar with the sleeves of our coats

       G                      C         G
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
          C          F               G
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
          G                        C          G
And these so-called vacations will soon be my death
       C             F             G          F
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest. Take me home

Am | Dm | G | Em Am | Am | Dm | G | Em Am

Am      G           C             F
 Euston Station the train journey north
C             G      F
In the buffet car we lurched back and forth
     Am          G             C                 F
Past old crooked dykes through Yorkshire's green fields
        C          G            F                G
We were flung into dance as the train jigged and reeled

       G                      C         G
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
          C          F               G
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
          G                        C          G
And these so-called vacations will soon be my death
       C             F             G          F
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest. Take me home

Am | F | G | Dm | Am | F | G | G
Am | Dm | G | Em | Am | Dm | G | G | E | E

       Am           G           C                 F
By the light of the moon, she'd drift through the streets
  C           G          F
A rare old perfume, so seductive and sweet
      Am           G             C               F
She'd tease us and flirt, as the pubs all closed down
     C          G          F       G
Then walk us on home and deny us a round

       G                      C         G
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
          C          F                G
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
          G                        C          G
And these so-called vacations will soon be my death
       C             F             G          F
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest. Take me home

Am | Dm | G | Em Am | Am | Dm | G | Em Am |

    Am           G           C         F
The gas heater's empty, it's damp as a tomb
    C          G             F
The spirits we drank are now ghosts in the room
    Am         G              C             F
I'm knackered again, come on, sleep take me soon
          C          G              F               G
And don't lift up my head 'till the twelve bells at noon

       G                      C         G
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
          C          F                G
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
          G                        C          G
And these so-called vacations will soon be my death
       C             F             G          F
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest. Take me home

Am | F | G | Dm | Am | F | G | G |
Am | Dm | G | Em | Am | Dm | G | G E |
Bm | Bm | Bm G | A | Bm | Bm | Bm Em | A |
D D/C# | D/B D/A | D/G D/F# | D/E A |
D D/C# | D/B D/A | D/G D/F# | D/E A |
Bm | Bm | Bm G | A | Bm | Bm | Bm Em | A |
D D/C# | D/B D/A | D/G D/F# | D/E A |
D D/C# | D/B D/A | D/G D/F# | D/E (1/2 bar) |
Am | Am | G | G | Am | Am | G | Em
Am | Am | G | G | Am | Am | G | Em
Am | Am | G | G | Am | Am | G | D
Am | Am | G | G | Am | Am | G | D