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Shovel It In
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Am 
I went to see the doctor and he said with a grin,
  D                                                   E                  Am
I have to tell you sonny, you are looking too thin.
Am
You have to give up dieting and exercise too,
     D                                                      E           Am
So listen while I tell you what you’re going to do. 

C
Buy up every carbohydrate that you can see,
F
Take it home and then you cook it up for your tea.
      G7
And if you think you don’t know when or how to begin,
E                                                       Am
Open up that orifice and shovel it in!

CHORUS #1
                 F                      Am
Shovel it in… Shovel it in…
Am                                       E              Am
Open up that orifice and shovel it in!

I went down to the supermarket there on the block,
The woman at the counter was in terminal shock.
‘Cos when I started buying - it was like a disease,
The first thing I ordered was a mountain of cheese.

I like potato salad so I said, What the hell?
You better send a truck load of potatoes as well.
The woman started screaming, and she said, It’s a sin,
I said, I don’t care - watch me shovel it in!

CHORUS #2
Shovel it in… Shovel it in…
I said, I don’t care - watch me shovel it in!

BRIDGE
    C
A hundred weight of onions, and a keg of strong beer,
    F
A cupboard full of pasta, leaves nothing to fear.
          G7
But a barrel full of cabbage and another of beans,
     E                                                             E7
Is absolutely guaranteed to generate screams.
       Am
The only thing I never eat is Devon or Fritz,
         F
‘Cos every time I do it always gives me the shits!
        G7
The last time I needed an industrial bin,
        E                                                                   E7
You should have heard them laugh when I fell right in!
(But I digress…)

Well, as you can imagine it was better than sex,
I bought a ton of pizza, and I still had some cheques.
Another ton of chocolate, and a barrel of cream,
Tonight, I said, I’m going to indulge every dream!

I bought three dozen burgers, and a vat full of fat,
If I run out of the chocolate I can always eat that.
This is one of those diets I’m determined to win,
So get out of the way, and let me shovel it in!

CHORUS #3
Shovel it in… Shovel it in…
Get out of the way, and let me shovel it in!

ENDS WITH –
                 F                      Am
Shovel it in… Shovel it in…
                                                        E             Am / E / Am
Get out of the way, and let me shovel it in!
                                                        E             Am / E / Am
Get out of the way, and let me shovel it in!
                                                        E              Am
Get out of the way, and let me shovel it in!

 

JIM LESSES: American Dream

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