How Sweet To Be An Idiot

 
         




             (Intro: G  *Fadd2  **C  Cm  Dsus4  D)



                  G    Bm        Em    Em7/G
              How sweet to be an idiot

                 C       Em/B  Eb dim
              As harmless as a cloud

                  Em                B
              Too small to hide the sun

              Am     Am7    Dsus4  D
              Almost poking fun 

                     G        Bm  Em
              At the warm but insecure 

                Em7/G Am    Am7  Dsus4 D Asus4/D  D
              untidy  crowd 


                  G    Bm        Em   Em7/G
              How sweet to be an idiot

                  C  Em/B         Eb dim
              And dip my brain in joy 

                       Em             B
              Children laughing at my back 

                      Am  Am7   Dsus4  D
              With no fear of attack 

                 G      Bm  Em    Em7/G  Am   
              As much retaliation as a   toy 

              
              Am7 Dsus4 D


                  G    Bm        Em    D
              How sweet to be an idiot 

                  G     (*Fadd2 **C  Cm Dsus4 D)
              How sweet

              D
              I tiptoe down the street

                
              Smile at everyone I meet 


          ***G   G7add6   G7   G7add6   G7  G7add6 

             G   G7add6   G7   G7add6   G7  G7add6  A


              A 
              But suddenly a scream 

              B
              smashes through my dream 

              E
              Fee fi fo fum, 


              I smell the blood of an asylum 

              Am
              Blood of an asylum? 

              Am/G
              But mother, I'm playing so

              Am/F#
              beautifully!

                                    Fmaj7
              Ha ha! Listen! Ha ha!

              E
              Fee fi fo fum, 


              I smell the blood of an asylum

                  Am
              Hey you!

                            Am/G
              You're such a pedant!

                  Am/F# 
              You got as much brain as a 

              Fmaj7
              dead ant!

                 E
              As much imagination as a 


              caravan site!

                          D
              But I still love you, 

                    D7
              still love you, 


              oo-oo-oo-oo-oo, how 

              G       Bm 
              swee-ee-eet 

                       Em    D             
              to be an idiot 

                  G     *Fadd2
              How sweet 

                **C                 Cm   Dsus4
              How sweeeeeeeeeeee - *t* 
                      
                  D     Gsus4 G
              How-ow-ow sweeeet 




			NB:
			*F add 2 = F chord with G note.
			**Use C chord with extra G note on the thin E string in these places.
			***For the G G7add6 G7 - can use G6 instead of G7add6.



          Yeah, this is the one. It's got great piano, fabulous words, and his voice is so sweet... sigh.