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              Boomtown Rats

              Rat Trap (1979)


       Intro:  wait those 2 bars


        Verse 1:

        G                                Em

        There was a lot of rocking going on that night

        G                     Em

        Cruising time for the young, bright lights

        G                                   Em

        Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door


        The five lamp boys were coming on strong


        Verse 2:

        G                                Em            

        The Saturday night city beat had already started and the

        G                                 Em

        The pulse of the corner boys just sprang into action

        G                                    Em

        And young Billy watched it under the yellow street light

                 C          D          Em  

        And said tonight of all nights     there's gonna be a fight


        Verse 3:

        G                          Em

        Billy don't like it living here in this town  (He says)

        G                             Em

        Traps have been sprung long before he was born (He says)

        G                          Em

        Hope bites the dust behind all the closed doors

        G                               Em

        And pus and grime ooze from its scab-crusted sores


        There's screaming and crying in the high-rise blocks


               G                         D

        It's a rat trap Judy, but you're already caught


        And you can make it if you want to, or you need it bad enough


        You're young and good-looking and you're acting kind of tough

                 G                       D

        And it's Saturday night, time to see what's going down


        Put on a bright suit, Billy, head for the right side of town


        It's only eight o'clock, but you're already bored

                  G                            D   

        You don't know what it is, but there's got to be more


        You'd better find a way out, hey, kick down that door

               C   C       D                  Em   

        It's a rat trap,      and you've been caught



        Am                                                     Em

        In this town Billy says everybody's trying to tell you what to do

        Am                                               Em

        In this town Billy says everybody says you gotta follow rules

            Am                                 Em

        You walk up to the traffic lights, you switch from your left to your right

            Am                            Em

        You push in that button, and that button comes alight and it's




        D                                           Em

        Walk  (don't walk)   Walk  (don't walk)     Talk  (don't talk)   Talk  (don't talk)

        D                                           Em

        Walk  (don't walk)   Walk  (don't walk)     Talk  (don't talk)   Talk  (don't talk)


        Hey Billy, take a walk, take a walk, take a walk


        Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk


        Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

        Em                          G      Em

        BILLY! , take a walk with meee!



        Sax Solo:  


        G     Em   x4 times


        C     D    x4 times



        Verse 4:

        G                                  Em

        Well little Judy's tryin' to watch Top Of The Pops, but

        G                             Em

        Mum an' Dad had told her that she'd never stop

        G                              Em

        She takes of her collar, walks down to the street

             G                         Em

        It's cold on the road but it's got that home beat


        Deep down in her pocket she finds 50p

               G                 D

        Hey is that anyway for a young girl to be


        I gonna get out of school, work in a cell factory oh


        With the hours god gave me

                                  G                     D                 Em......  

        Give myself a little easy movin' an na na na na na na na na na na


        Em                    Am

        Her minds made up she walks down the road

            F#m                       B

        Her hands in her pockets coat buttoned against the cold

            Em                           Am

        She finally finds Billy down the Italian café


        When he's drunk it's hard to understand what Billy says

                   G                          D

        But the he mumbles in his coffee then suddenly roars

               Em                            G        




        G                                       Em


        G                                       Em


        G                                       Em

        Rat trap, and we been caught            Rat trap, and we been caught

        G                                       Em

        Rat trap, and we been caught            Rat trap, and we been caught


        It a rat trap