Be Prepared chords

Elton John


F - 133211 (or the way I was taught was xx3211) G7 - 320001 Intro: Am Dm Am Dm I know that your powers of retention Em Am Are as wet as a warthog's backside. Dm But thick as you are pay attention Em Am My words are a matter of pride. Cm Am It's clear from your vacant expressions, Cm Am The lights are not all on upstairs. G C But we're talking kings, and successions, Bm7flat5 E7 Even YOU can't be caught unawares... Am Dm So prepare for the chance of a lifetime, G C Be prepared for sensational news... Em Am Dm G A shining new era is tip-toeing nearer Em Am And where do we feature? Dm G Just listen to teacher. C I know it sounds sordid, C/Bflat But you'll be rewarded A7 Dm When at last I am given my dues, Bm7flat5 E And injustice, deliciously squared, Esus E Am F Be prepared! E7 Yeah, be prepared, heh, heh, Am We'll be prepared, heh. For what? Dm For the death of the king! Em Why, is he sick? Am No fools, we're gunna kill him... And Simba too... Great idea, who needs a king? Dm Em No king, no king, la la la la la la! Am Idiots! There will be a king! Cm Hey but you said er-- I WILL BE KING! Am Cm Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again! Am Yay, alright! G Yeah,alright! C Alright! Long live the king, Bm7flat5 E Long live the king! Am Dm It's great that we'll soon be connected Em Am With a king who'll be all time adored. Dm Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected, Em Am To take certain duties on board... Cm Am The future is littered with prizes Cm Am And though I'm the main addressee, G G7 C The point that I must emphasize is, Bm7flat5 E YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME! Am Dm So prepare for the coup of the century G C Be prepared for the murkiest scam Em Am Dm G Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning, Em Am Decades of denial Dm G Is simply why I'll C Be king undisputed, C/Bflat respected, saluted, A7 Dm And seen for the wonder I am. Bm7flat5 E Yes my teeth and ambitions are bared. Esus E Am Be Prepared! Bm7flat5 E Yes our teeth and ambitions are bared, Am Be prepared! Outro (over 'wild laughter') F E Am