If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You)

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

I guess I ran to Rhonda for her sympathy
But Julie Ann does all she can to take your chains off me
But next in line comes Caroline
She has your long black hair
I can close my eyes and make believe
That you are lying there

If I could put them all together I'd have you
But that's more than any mortal man can do
So I'm drawn to the neon lights and tortured by the truth
If I could put them all together I'd have you

I thought that Mary Ann could keep me satisfied
But your memory stares back at me
As I look into her eyes
It's hard to be contented with all the rest
When you've loved the perfect woman
When you've held the very best

If I could put them all together I'd have you
But that's more than any mortal man can do
So I'm drawn to the neon lights and tortured by the truth
If I could put them all together I'd have you
If I could put them all together I'd have you

If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You) (Live 1979)
Written byEven Stevens
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
RecordedFebruary 16, 1979, Los Angeles, CA
ReleasedJuly 26, 2004
AlbumsAlmost Blue (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
Length2:28


Almost BlueAB album cover large.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
George Jones  1977  A-side of single and on I Wanta Sing

Chords

                        g a b C
I guess I ran to Rhonda        for her sympathy 
 D                               
Julie Ann does all she can
    C          D        G
To take your chains off me 
 G
Next in line comes Caroline 
     C
She has your long black hair 
        D
I can close my eyes and make believe 
      C       D      G
That you are lying there 
 
            G                              C
If I could put them all together I'd have you 
            G                        D
But that's more than any mortal man can do 
         G                     C                   
So I'm drawn to the neon lights and tortured by the truth 
            G              D               G
If I could put them all together I'd have you 

G C D C D G

    G                                C
I thought that Mary Ann could keep me satisfied 
        D
But your memory stares back at me 
      C      D     G
As I look into her eyes 
      G                  C
It's hard to be contented with all the rest 
             D
When you've loved the perfect woman 
             C        D    G
When you've held the very best 

If I could put them all together I'd have you 
But that's more than any mortal man can do 
So I'm drawn to the neon lights and tortured by the truth 
            G              D               G   C
If I could put them all together I'd have you 
            G              D               G   g  f# e G/D
If I could put them all together I'd have you

Internal links

External links