My Affair

Written by Kirsty MacColl and Mark E. Nevin

Chords

Chords for My Affair, transcribed from original sheet music.

Lyrics

When I was just a child
My folks would drive me wild
They’d spy upon my every move
Until it drove me to despair
They told me what to wear
They told me not to cut my hair
But that’s all over now
I had to tell them anyhow

It’s my affair
Where I go and what I do
It’s my affair oh yeah
It’s my affair
It’s up to me and not to you
It’s my affair

That’s how I want to keep it
I kissed the boy in secret
Thrilled me to the very core
I couldn’t stop I wanted more and
I didn’t hear the door and
They caught me on the floor
With my affair

And when we first got wed
We used to stay in bed
All day and night all night and day
We bedded half our lives away
But that’s all over now
We move in higher circles
Chomping through the upper crust
I couldn’t see you for the dust
And then you met that girl
Who left you with your money spent
And now it’s no concern of yours
If I sleep with the President

It’s my affair
And if I don’t come home tonight
It’s my affair alright
It’s my affair
Who I see is up to me
It’s my affair

That’s how I want to keep it
I kiss the boys in secret
Hiding in the parking lot
Is just as far as I have got
If the phone should ring and
There’s no one there
Then it’s my affair

Eso es asunto de ella (This is her affair)
Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)

Well it’s all over now
You’ve seen the last of me
And I don’t have to put up with you
Giving me the third degree
So you go on your way
And don’t come sneaking round the back door
Trying to get yourself back in
Where you’re not wanted anymore
It’s my affair
Shoodoloowapbob
Shoodolowap
It’s my affair oh yeah
It’s my affair
Who I see is up to me
It’s my affair

That’s how I want to keep it
I kiss the boys in secret
Making eyes at perfect strangers
I know that it could be dangerous
So if the phone should ring and
There’s no one there
Then it’s my affair

Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)
Si yo vivo mi vida
Feliz y contenta
A nadie eso le importa
(No-one minds if I live my life happy and content)

Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)

Si mi queda afuera toda la noche
Es asunto mio
(If I stay out all night, that’s my affair)

Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)

Es que sufrí por ese amor
Que un dia me traicionó
(But I suffered for that love, for one day it betrayed me)

Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)

Who I see is up to me-o
Es mi asunto a quien yo veo (Who I see is up to me)

Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)
Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)
Donde va y lo que hace (Where she goes and what she does)

This was published by the A.V. Club (an American arts-oriented website owned by the Onion) in February of 2012, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it. Nice to see Kirsty getting some attention from media in the States! Much of it will be familiar to you experts but it gives a lot of good background on the making of ‘My Affair’ in particular… (thanks to Wes E)
http://www.avclub.com/article/the-single-file-kirsty-maccoll-my-affair-68872

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