Knicker Elastic King

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        Key: C# 

        Capo:1, play C.



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

                  F#m
                 (Fm)
        Until the slump came 

        G#           F#          G#
       (G)          (F)         (G) 
        Faced with redundancy he turned his mind to 

        F#
       (F)
        other things 

            G#            F#        C#
           (G)           (F)       (C)
        And soon became a household name 

        G#
       (G) 
        Knicker elastic 

        F#
       (F)
        Everybody used it

        G#
       (G)
        Knicker elastic 

        F#
       (F)
        Nobody refused it 

        A        B      C#        A        B      C#
       (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)       (Ab)     (Bb)   (C)
        Knicker Elastic King, the 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)
        and something to sell to every one 

            A        B      C#       A     B     C#
           (Ab)     (Bb)   (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 (ahhh ahhh)

            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
       (A)   
        Knicker Elastic

        Ab
       (G)
        Essence of propriety 

        Bb
       (A)  
        Knicker Elastic

          Ab
         (G)
        Upholder of society 

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

        B   Db Eb
       (Bb)(C)(D)
        Ooo la la 



                B     E7     A7     D7     G7     C7
        Instr: (Bb)  (Eb7)  (Ab7)  (Db7)  (F#7)  (B7)



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

                    Bbm
                   (Am)
        But then disaster (Ee bah gum!)
        
            C               Bb
           (B)             (A)
        The price of raw materials 

        C              Bb
       (B)            (A)
        Coupled with inflation 

        C                   Bb
       (B)                 (A)  
        Squeezed his global holdings 

            C             Bb
           (B)           (A)
        His liquid assets bottomed out 

            C              
           (B)            
        And shrunk his retail outlet 

                F
               (E) 
        ... operation 
 
        F
       (E)
        And that's the story of the 

        Db       Eb     F
       (C)      (D)    (E)
        Knicker Elastic King (and market forces) 

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


        courses') 

          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
           (C)      (D)    (E)
        The Knicker Elastic King



          What the hell does 'Ee bah gum' mean, anyway?