Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?

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Who do you see when you turn your eyes down?
Who do you see when I'm not seeing you?
The news is out all over town
And all these girls are taking turns at being you

Chorus:
Well, well, well
You'd better make up your mind
Honey, are you straight or are you blind?

She's coming in between us, you know that she is
I'm not holding on to her but one of us is
My hands are in my pockets, my face is in a book
She could walk 'round naked and I wouldn't sneak a look

(Chorus)

Honey, are you straight or are you blind?
Honey, are you straight or are you blind?
Honey, are you straight or are you blind?
Honey, are you straight or are you blind?

She walked in and your eyes flew out the door
You squeezed my hand until the circulation ceases
She's just a doll like so many more
She's the kind of doll that you'd like to pull to pieces

(Chorus)

Well!

Well, well, well
You'd better make up your mind
Honey, are you straight or are you blind?

Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe with Colin Fairley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, Vox Continental organ
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Nick Lowe - acoustic guitar
RecordedMarch-May 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1986
AlbumsBlood & Chocolate, 1986
CollectionsGirls Girls Girls (cassette), 1989
Length2:07

First known performance:
July 4, 1986, Roskilde, Denmark
     (155 known performances)



Alternate versions

Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? (Alternate Version)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe with Colin Fairley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedMarch-May 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedMay 1, 2007
CollectionsRock And Roll Music, 2007
Length2:13
Blood & ChocolateBAC album cover large.jpg

Girls Girls GirlsGGG album cover 300.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg


Chords

Bass and organ riffs:
           G                    C              D          C(2) G(2)     
G||-------------------|-------------------|---------|-------------||
D||-5---3---5---3-3---|-------------------|---------|-------------||
A||---5---3---5-----3-|-3---1---3---1-1---|-5---3-5-|5---3-3------||
E||-------------------|---3---3---3-----3-|---5-----|--5-----5-3--||

 Electric guitar riffs: 
           G                    C                 D    C(2)    G(2)
e||-------------------|-------------------|---------|-------|--3--||
B||-----5-5-5-55-3----|------5-5-5-5------|-5-5-5/7-|---5---|--3--||
G||-----5-5-5-55-3----|------5-5-5-5------|-5-5-5/7-|---5---|--4--||
D||-------------------|-------------------|---------|-------|-----||
A||-------------------|-------------------|---------|-------|-----||
E||-------------------|-------------------|---------|-------|-----||

 G                 
Who do you see when you turn your eyes down? 
 G
Who do you see when I'm not seeing you? 
 C                          
The news is out all over town 
    G
And all these girls are taking turns at being you 
        
[chorus:]
 D   
Well, well, well
              C(2) 
You'd better make up your mind 
 G(2)[tacet]
Honey, are you straight or are you blind? 

       G
She's coming in between us you know that she is 
G
I'm not holding on to her but one of us is
    C 
My hands are in my pocket, my face is in a book
 G 
She could walk 'round naked and I wouldn't sneak a look 

[chorus]

g a b C
     Honey are you straight or are you blind? 
g a b C
     Honey are you straight or are you blind? 
g a b C
     Honey are you straight or are you blind? 
a b c# D                                  G
      Honey are you straight or are you blind?

 G      
She walked in and your eyes flew out the door 
 G
You squeezed my hand 'til the circulation ceases 
 C
She's just a doll like so many more 
 G
She's the kind of doll that you'd like to pull to pieces 

Chorus 

 G
Well, well, well 
You'd better make up your mind 
Honey are you straight or are you blind?

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