Knicker Elastic King

from Innes Book of Records tv show

 
         






        Key: C# 

        Capo:1, play C.



       Intro:   G#
       (Capo): (G)



         C#         C#/C      C#/A#       C#/G#
        (C)        (C/B)     (C/A)       (C/G)
         He used to travel in bath cubes 

                   F#m
                  (Fm)
         Until the slump came 


         Ooooo hooo 

             G#           F#          G#
            (G)          (F)         (G)
         And faced with redundancy he turned his mind 

            F#
           (F)
         to other things 

             G#             F#       C#
            (G)            (F)      (C)
         And that is how he made his name 

                  A        B      C#        
                 (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)       
         He's the Knicker Elastic King 

         A        B      C#        
        (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)
         Knicker Elastic King 

           G#        G#/F#      G#/F        G#/E
          (G)       (G/F)      (G/E)       (G/Eb)
         A self-made man with a business to run 

         G#           G#/F#   G#/F  G#/E
        (G)          (G/F)   (G/E) (G/Eb)
         Something to sell to every one 

         A        B      C#        
        (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)
         Knicker Elastic King 

         A   B    C#        
        (Ab)(Bb) (C)
         Ooo la   la 


         G#                F#7
        (G)               (F7)
         Knicker Elastic - everybody used it 

         G#                F#7
        (G)               (F7)
         Knicker Elastic - nobody refused it 

         A        B      C#        
        (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)       
         Knicker Elastic King 

             A        B      C#        
            (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)       
         The Knicker Elastic King 

 
         Eb         Eb/D               Eb/C    Eb/Bb
        (D)        (D/C#)             (D/B)   (D/A)
         He grew so rich the Gnomes of Zurich 

                         Abm
                        (Gm)
         Were green with envy 

             Bb             Ab
            (A)            (G)
         The darling of the Stock Exchange 

         Bb                  Ab
        (A)                 (G)
         Made the New Year's Honours List
 
             Bb               Ab          (Eb)
            (A)              (G)           D
         And won the Queen's Award to Industry 

         Bb                Ab7
        (A)               (G7)
         Knicker Elastic - essence of propriety 

         Bb                  Ab7
        (A)                 (G7)
         Knicker Elastic - upholder of society 

         B        Db     Eb
        (Bb)     (C)    (D)
         Knicker Elastic King 

             B        Db     Eb
            (Bb)     (C)    (D)
         The Knicker Elastic King 




                B     E7     A7     D7     G     Gm
        Instr: (Bb)  (Eb7)  (Ab7)  (Db7)  (F#)  (F#m)




         F          F/E             F/D       F/C   
        (E)        (E/D#)          (E/C#)    (E/B)
         His rubber business kept expanding 

                     Bbm
                    (Am)
         But then disaster 


         Ooo hoo 

             C              Bb
            (B)            (A)
         The price of raw material 

         C              Bb
        (B)            (A)
         Coupled with inflation 

         C                 Bb
        (B)               (A)
         Brought about his downfall 

             C                 Bb         F
            (B)               (A)        (E)
         The bottom fell right out of the market 

         F
        (E)
         And that's the story of 

             Db       Eb     F
            (C)      (D)    (E)
         The Knicker Elastic King 

             Db       Eb     F
            (C)      (D)    (E)
         The Knicker Elastic King 

           C         C/Bb       C/A         C/Ab
          (B)       (B/A)      (B/G#)      (B/G)
         A self-made man with a business to run 

             C            C/Bb    C/A    C/Ab
            (B)          (B/A)   (B/G#) (B/G)
         And something to sell to every  one 

         Db       Eb     F
        (C)      (D)    (E)
         Knicker Elastic King 

         Db  Eb F
        (C) (D)(E)
         ooo la-la 

             Db       Eb     F      Db   Eb   F 
            (C)      (D)    (E)    (C)  (D)  (E)
         The Knicker Elastic King 
  



          And he ends up selling matches at the end.