{Intro - riff 1 - play twice} 
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B |-9--//--2--//--0--0--2--2--0--0--2--2--| 
G |-9--//--2--//--1--1--2--2--1--1--2--2--| 
D |-9--//--2--//--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--| 
A |---------------2--2--0--0--2--2--0--0--| 
E |---------------0--0--------0--0--------| 
Arthur played the bass 
He had an angel's face 
Jiving with the Hoodoos, man, 
No-one could take his place 
No, No, No! 
He needed extra cash 
So he drove his brother's cab 
The day we heard the news, you know 
It really hit us bad 
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! 
That was the day that Arthur died 
{Riff 1 - twice} 
A black gelato van 
Finished for the day, 
Met with Arthur's taxi head-on 
Down St.Kilda way 
(By the Prince Of Wales) 
That was the way that Arthur died 
Upon the day that Arthur died 
I cried 
Arthur played the bass 
He had an angel's face 
He jived with the Hoodoo Gurus and you know 
No ones ever gonna take his ever loving place 
No no not me not anyone here 
Since the day that Arthur died 
Ever since the day that Arthur died 
Ever since the day that Arthur died 
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Transcribed by Brad Launikonis 
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