Practical Arrangement (Sting, Rob Mathes)

Transcribed by Maxim Lvov for Guitar 6 string - Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)   .


From 'The Last Ship' musical (2013)
Original duet - Sting as Arthur, Jo Lawry as Meg

Bm(add2) Bm7 Bm7(9) [Intro - 4 times]

[Arthur]
Bm(add2) Am I asking for the moon?
Gmaj7 Is it really so implausible
Em7 A7(sus4) A7 That you and I could soon
Dmaj7 F#7(sus4) F#7 Come to some kind of arrangement?
B7(sus2) I'm not asking for the moon,
Gmaj7 I've always been a realist,
Em7 A7(sus4) A7 When it's really nothing more,
Dmaj7 F#7(sus4) F#7 Than a simple rearrangement


Bm C#7(sus4) C#7 With one roof above our heads,
F#m F#m(maj7) F#m7 A warm house to return to.
Em A7(sus2) A7 We could start with separate beds,
Dmaj7 F#7(sus4) F#7 I could sleep alone - or learn to.
Bm Bm/A I'm not suggesting that we'd find
F#/G# G#m7b5 Em7(9/11) Some earthly paradise forever,
Cmaj7(13) I mean how often does that happen now?
F#(sus4)/C# F#/C# The answer's probably never.


Gmaj7 But if we came to an arrangement,
E7(sus2) A practical arrangement,
Gaug/C# F#7(b9b13) Then you could learn to love me
Bm7(11) Given time.

Gm7 E7(#9/b13)


[Meg]
Am7(9) Well, I like my independence,
Fmaj7 I get by, I'm not greedy,
Dm7(9) G7(sus4) G7 Do you see yourself as Galahad,
Cmaj7 E(sus4) E Do I really look that needy?
Am7(9) I brought a child up on my own,
Fmaj7 It takes me all my strength to face him,
Dm7(9) G(sus4) G7 The father upped and left me,
Cmaj7 E(sus4) E And I'm not desperate to replace him.


Am B7(sus4) B7 Tell me what kind of catch
Em Em(maj7) Em7 Is a struggling single mother?
Dm7(9) G7(sus4) G7 I respect you and I like you,
Cmaj7 E(sus4) E But I won't accept another
Am Am/G Empty promise, when some grey and stormy
E/F# F#m7b5 Dm7(9/11) Rain cloud hangs above me.
Bbmaj7(13) When I've heard it all a hundred times
E(sus4) E From a man who said he loved me.


Fmaj7 But if we came to an arrangement,
D7(sus2) A practical arrangement,
Faug/B E7(#5) Then perhaps I'd learn to love you
A7(sus2) Given time.

Gm7 G7(#9/b13)


[Arthur]
Cm7(9no3) I'm not promising the moon,
Abmaj7 I'm not promising a rainbow,
Fm7(11) Bb7(11) Bb7(sus4) Just a practical solution,
Ebmaj7 G7(sus4) G7 To a solitary life.
Cm7(9no3) I'd be a father to your boy,
Abmaj7 A shoulder you could lean on.
Fm7(11) Bb7(13sus4) Bb7 How bad could it be
Ebmaj7 G7(sus4) G7 To be my wife?


Cm D7(sus4) D7 With one roof above our heads,
Gm Gm(maj7) Gm7 A warm house to return to.
Fm7 Bb7(sus4) Bb7 You wouldn't have to cook for me,
Ebmaj7 G7(sus4) G7 You wouldn't have to learn to.
Cm Bb6(9) I'm not suggesting that we find
A7(9sus4) Am7b5 Fm7(11) Some earthly paradise forever.
Dbmaj7 I've no intention of deceiving you,
C(sus2)/G G You're far too clever.


Abmaj7 Abmaj7(#11no3) Abmaj7(no3) But we could come to an arrangement,
F7(sus2) F7(13sus2) F7(sus2) A practical arrangement,
Abaug/D G7(#5) And perhaps you'd learn to love me,
Fm7(9) Given time.

[Arthur & Meg]
Abmaj7 Cm/Bb A7(#11sus4) Fm7(11) It may not be the romance that you had in mind,

[Arthur]
Abaug/D G7(#5) But you could learn to love me,
C(sus2) Given time.

From "The Last Ship" musical (2013) Original duet - Sting as Arthur, Jo Lawry as Meg [Intro - 4 times] [Arthur] Am I asking for the moon? Is it really so implausible That you and I could soon Come to some kind of arrangement? I'm not asking for the moon, I've always been a realist, When it's really nothing more, Than a simple rearrangement With one roof above our heads, A warm house to return to. We could start with separate beds, I could sleep alone - or learn to. I'm not suggesting that we'd find Some earthly paradise forever, I mean how often does that happen now? The answer's probably never. But if we came to an arrangement, A practical arrangement, Then you could learn to love me Given time. [Meg] Well, I like my independence, I get by, I'm not greedy, Do you see yourself as Galahad, Do I really look that needy? I brought a child up on my own, It takes me all my strength to face him, The father upped and left me, And I'm not desperate to replace him. Tell me what kind of catch Is a struggling single mother? I respect you and I like you, But I won't accept another Empty promise, when some grey and stormy Rain cloud hangs above me. When I've heard it all a hundred times From a man who said he loved me. But if we came to an arrangement, A practical arrangement, Then perhaps I'd learn to love you Given time. [Arthur] I'm not promising the moon, I'm not promising a rainbow, Just a practical solution, To a solitary life. I'd be a father to your boy, A shoulder you could lean on. How bad could it be To be my wife? With one roof above our heads, A warm house to return to. You wouldn't have to cook for me, You wouldn't have to learn to. I'm not suggesting that we find Some earthly paradise forever. I've no intention of deceiving you, You're far too clever. But we could come to an arrangement, A practical arrangement, And perhaps you'd learn to love me, Given time. [Arthur & Meg] It may not be the romance that you had in mind, [Arthur] But you could learn to love me, Given time.



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