Bragg Billy - Between The Wars Chords & Tabs


Between The Wars Chords & Tabs

Bragg Billy Chords & Tabs

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Between The Wars Tab

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Subject: b/bragg_billy/
Date: 02 Jul 1997 21:48:38 +0100
From: "Boulton, Nic" 

On the single (AGOEP1) and the CD version of Life's a Riot, but this is   
tabbed from a live arrangement. Play these chord shapes with a capo at   
the 5th fret to be in key (C) with the recording.

  G     Am   C     (G)        D      Em       C D  G    C
e -------------------------------2*-------------(2)---------------------
B ---------1----1----------------3*----0------1--3----------------------
G ----0---2----0-----------------2*----0------0--2--0-------------------
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2------2--0--0--2--222222-2------
A --2---0----3--------3--2bp0---------2-------3-----2--3--333333-3-2-0--
E -3---------------------------------0--------------3------------------3

   G     Am   C    (G)         D      Em       C D  G
e -------------------------------2--------------(2)---------------2-3-3-
B --------11---1-----------------3-3---0------1--3----------------3-3-3-
G ----0---20---00----------------2-2---0------0--2--0-------------2-2-2-
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2------2--0--0-------------------
A --22--0----3--------3--2bp0---------2-------3-----2-------------------
E -3---------------------------------0--------------3-------------------
   I w miner I  a  do-o-ck-er  I     rlwymn btwn t wars

   D        Em      C       (G)         D    Em       C  D  G
e ----2--------0--------------------------2--------------2--------------
B ----3-3------0-------1------------------3----0*-----1--3--------------
G --2---2------0-0-----0------------------2----0*-----0--2--0-----------
D -0-------------0---2---2--0-0---------0------2*-----2--0--0-----------
A -----------2------3-----------3-2bp0--------2-------3-----2-----------
E ----------0--------------------------------0--------------3-----------
   I raised family times   aus--terity  swt  fndry btwn the wars

   D        Em     C         G    D
e -2-2--0---------------0---------2-----------------------------------2*
B -3-3--0-----0----1-1---0--(0)---3-[let ring]------------------------3*
G -2-2---0----0----0-0---0---0----2-----------------------------------2*
D -0-0---0----2----2-2----0--0----0-----------------------------------0-
A -----------2-----3-3----0--2------------------------------------------
E ----------0--------------0-3------------------------------------------
   I pd the union as tms gt hdr I looked to t govt to help working man
[ Tab from: ]
   G     Am   C    (G)         D      Em       C D  G
e -------------------------------2*---------------(2)-------------------
B ---------1----1----------------3*----0--------1--3--------------------
G ----0---2----0-----------------2*----0--------0--2--0-----------------
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2--------2--0--0----2-2222222----
A --2---0----3--------3--2bp0---------2---------3-----2----3-3333333-20-
E -3---------------------------------0----------------3----------------3
bt thy  pty  down  ar-mou--ry  armng pce boys btwn the wars

G        Am     C        G     D         Em           C        D
I was a miner, I was a docker, I was a railwayman between the wars

D            Em         C          G             D           Em     C D G
I raised a family, in times of austerity, with sweat at the foundry b t w

D           Em          C             G         D
I paid the union, then as times got harder, I looked to the government to

                                                   help the working man

      G                Am    C            G             D          Em
but they brought prosperity down at the armoury, we're arming for peace,
                                                       C    D   G     C
                                         see boys, between the wars

G           Am       C        G     D           Em            C
I kept the faith and I kept voting, not for the iron fist but for the
                                                             helping hand

      D          Em          C     G            D         Em
for theirs is a land with a wall around it and mine is a faith in my
                                                               C  D   G
                                                              fellow man

  D          Em                G     D
theirs is a land of hope and glory, mine is the greenfield and the

                                                        factory floor

  G              Am       C         G           D          Em
theirs are the skies all dark with bombers and mine is the peace we knew
                                                          C    D   G
                                                      between the wars


G             Am         C            G           D         Em
call up the craftsman, bring me the draughtsman, build me a path from
                                                             C        D
                                                          cradle to grave

 D            Em          C      G               D        Em
and I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a
                                                           C  D   G
                                                          living wage
D            Em         C        G             D
go find the young men, never to fight again, bring up the banners from   

                                                              days gone   

 G        Am      C             G     D          Em             C    D
cast moderation, heart of this nation, desert us not we are between the
G     C   G

On the first couple of bars of the intro, rest the heel of your hand on   
the bridge/bass strings,to mute them a bit

* means strum hard then mute the strings immediately after hitting them

 --2bp0-- means slightly bend the string as you do the pull-off