Lose To Win chords

Colin Hay


Simplify chords 

1)FOR STRUMMING PATTERN: I'd suggest choppy for the 1st B minor of each verse line and 
smooth for the E with the second B minor and F sharp being fairly brief and changing. For 
the verse keep it smooth but for the progression of D, Dsus2 and Dsus4 at the end this  
should be a quicker flourish. For the bridge keep the strumming rhythmic but emphasise the 
first beat and let the D to D7 be a more freely/quickly strummed progression. 
2) WHERE I'VE PUT E*: basically play a  D chord  but two frets up, this is still an E 
but it just sounds more like the piece 
3) Where I've put an F# I believe this to be an F chord but up 1 fret. 
4) Feel free to mess around with E7 a bit in the verse as a flourish at the end of the 
E, this isn't in the piece, but it's a nice embellishment. As is using a second Dsus2 to 
get back to the verse from the Chorus. 
5) Enjoy the piece! This should be fairly accurate as it's based on live video footage 
and a seasoned ear, but by all means dabble yourself and send me any suggestions or 
messages on twitter (@SmallGardenBird)p.s get a kazoo for the 'doo' bits! 

Bm  E  Bm F# 

Bm  E  Bm  F# 

verse 1: 
Bm                         E        Bm  F# 
I ve got no one to call my own 
Bm                     E                Bm   F# 
Nobody calls me on the phone, I ve been disconnected 
Bm                        E          Bm  F# 
I ve been evicted from my home 
Bm                          E               Bm   F# 
Name and address care of unknown, it s been redirected 

G5           D        A 
Now the open sky s my limit, 
Fm               D        D7 
And the sun s my point of view 
G5          A              D     Dsus4 
Dsus2  D 
This time I had to lose to win 

verse 2: 
Bm                       E      Bm  F# 
I walk down Peachtree Avenue 
Bm                              E            Bm   F# 
Nothing s the same since I lost you, it s to be expected 
Bm                                      E     Bm  F# 
I never thought that I d stoop quite so low 
Bm                              E           Bm   F# 
You had no choice but to up and go you felt so rejected 

G5                 D             A 
I crashed with the wheels still spinning, 
Fm       D   D7 
I had no overview 
G5             A               D 
I just crawled out and walked away 
G5                  D          A 
Now I can t stop my mouth from grinning, 
Fm          D       D7 
and time is running thin 
G5          A              D    Dsus4 
Dsus2  D 
This time I had to lose to win 

G  A  D  E* 
G  A  D  D7 
G  A  D  E* 
G           A              D     Dsus4 
Dsus2  D 
This time I had to lose to win