Bragg Billy - Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards Chords & Tabs

 

Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards Chords & Tabs

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Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards Tab

   
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Subject: b/bragg_billy/waiting_for_the_great_leap_forwards.tab
Date: 10 Jun 1997 20:08:55 +0100
From: "Boulton, Nic" 

>From Workers' Playtime. Play these chord shapes with a capo at the 4th   
fret to be in key (E) with the recording.

[intro]:
     C            C/B          Am
e ----------------------------------------------------------------
B -------1-------------1--------------1--1----1---1--1------------
G -------0-------------0--------------2--0h2--0h2-2--0h2----------
D -------2-------------0--------------2--0h2--0h2-2--0h2----------
A ---3----------3-2----------2-0----------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------
[play twice]


[verse part1]:
     C             C/B         Am          G
e -----------d--u---------d--u-------d---u------------------------
B -----------1--1---------1--1-------1---1------------------------
G -----------0--0---------0--0-------2---2------------------------
D -------2---2--2-----0---0--0----2--2---2------------------------
A ---3-------------2-----------0-------------0--2--0--------------
E -----------------------------------------3----------------------
    it  may've bn cam-e--lot f Jk &  Jk--a-lyn       but on the
   che  gue-va-ra hi-way fillinup w gas--o-line
    fi-del   castsbrother s  a rchlady   w crying   over
   lux--rys dis-a-pointment shwover &   hes trying*


[verse part2]:
    F         G             C     C/B     Am       G
e ------1---------------------------------------------------------
B ------1--1-------0--------1-----1-------1---------0------------
G ----2----2-------0--0-----0-----0-------2---------0-------------
D --3-----------------0-----2-----0-------2---------0-------------
A --------------2-----------3-----2-------0---------2-------------
E ------------3-------------------------------------3-------------
   sympthze  her  but he  thinks he shld warn her that the

    F            G
e ------1---------------------
B ------1---0---------0-------
G ----2------0--------0---0---
D --3--------0------------0---
A ------------0-----2------0-- [play intro riff twice]
E ---------------3------------
    3rd wld  is jstaround the corner


[outro]:

over the outro lines play [verse part 2]then [intro], for example:

[]
F               G                   C  C/B      Am      G
1 leap forwards 2 leaps back, will politics get me the sack

[][]
F               G           C       C/B Am Am  C C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards



Here's the full thing

1.
[play verse part1]
         C                 C/B           Am               G
         It may have been camelot for   Jack and   Jacqueline
or on the Che Guevara    highway filling up with     gasoline
         Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying over
        luxury's    disappointment so he walks over and he's trying

[play verse part2]
     F              G           C         C/B       Am
to sympathise with her but he thinks that he should warn her
G         F              G              [play intro]
that the third world is just around the corner

C  C/B  Am  Am    C  C/B  Am  Am


2.
[play verse part1]
        C             C/B            Am           G
        in the Soviet Union,     a scientist is blinded
by the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded*

[play verse part2]
      F            G             C   C/B   Am   G
that Doctor Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell
F  G               [play intro]
     at the first hurdle

C  C/B  Am  Am    C  C/B  Am  Am


3.
        C               C/B                 Am                 G
        In the cheese pavilion,         the only noise I       hear
is the sound of someone stacking chairs and mopping up spilled beer

     F              G             C     C/B      Am
and someone asking questions and basking in the light
G      F                    G                       [play intro]
of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer

C  C/B  Am  Am    C  C/B  Am  Am


4.

   C              C/B                Am                G
   Mixing pop and politics,       he asks me what the use is
I offer   him   embarrassment and my usual           excuses*
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bragg_billy/waiting_for_the_great_leap_forwards_tab.html ]
       F               G                 C       C/B     Am    G
while looking down the corridor out to where the van is waiting
     F              G           [play intro]
I'm looking for the great leap forwards

C  C/B  Am  Am    C  C/B  Am  Am


5.
C                C/B                       Am                G
Jumble sales are organised and          pamphlets have been posted
even after     closing time, there's still parties to  be  hosted*

           F               G              C      C/B       Am
you can be active with the activists or sleep in with the sleepers
G
while you're
F               G           [play intro]
waiting for the great leap forwards

C  C/B  Am  Am    C  C/B  Am  Am



[outro]:
   F               G                  C   C/B      Am     G
oh 1 leap forwards 2 leaps back, will politics get me the sack
  F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
waiting for the great leap forwards

      F                             C
well here comes the future and you cant run from it
   C            C/B         Am       G
if you've got a blacklist I wanna be on it
  F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
waiting for the great leap forwards

            F                    G
well its a mighty long way down rock and roll
     C          C/B       Am        G
from top of the pops to drawing the dole
         F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
you're waiting for the great leap forwards

   F                G
if no-one out there understands
            C      C/B        Am           G
start your own revolution and cut out the middleman
  F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
waiting for the great leap forwards

      F                      G
in a perfect world we'd all sing in tune
      C      C/B        Am           G
but this is reality so give me some room
  F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
waiting for the great leap forwards

    F                  G
so join the struggle while you may
         C        C/B    Am        G
the revolution is just a T-shirt away
  F              G           C [intro] C/B  Am  Am
waiting for the great leap forwards




alternate lyrics:

When playing this live Billy changes often changes the words, here's some   
of the alternate lyrics he was doing 1993-6


verse one
Fidel Castro's Brother spies / Lee-Harvey Oswald's brother spies

so he walks over and he's trying/so he calls her on his carphone

that the 3rd world is just around the corner/3rd world war has already   
started in Europe

verse 2
A scientist is blinded/ an economist is blinded

by the resumption of nuclear testing/ by the lure of the free market   
system

Doctor Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell/ Dr. Oppenheimer nearly   
invented the atom bomb

at the first hurdle/ but isn't captalism interesting when you've only got   
roubles to spend


verse 3
stacking chairs/stacking cheese

15 fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer/15 fame filled minutes of   
the stage diver

verse4
embarrasment and my usual excuses/ my acupuncturist and some fruit juices

where the van is waiting/where my limo is waiting

great leap forwards/new world order

verse5
pamplets have been posted/all my friends were sacked

even after closing time there's still parties to be hosted/ even after   
all this time you can still send me a fax

sleep in with the sleepers/ sleep in with the media


outro

blacklist, I'd like to be on it/ hitlist, I'd like to be on it/ mat down   
there I'd like to be on it

start your own revolution and cut out the middleman/I think that   
ramraiding has a special place in social change

 /well I really always wanted to be quite famous, but I don't want to be   
on your security cameras

the revolution is just a T-shirt away/ the revolution is just a Pele   
T-shirt away


Plus these from Ron McBay's BB homepage:

verse 1
But he thinks that he should warn her That her husband Jim'll probably   
have to do all 45 years of his sentence.

outro
You can be active with the activists or sleep in with Rob Lowe

Well it's all very good to say that you're sorry, but I really don't   
believe you, Ollie

Salmon Rushdie proves that you have to be careful, for those who burn   
books will later burn people

If you've got a blacklist I wanna be on it, it's better than a Grammy   
with my name on it


Does anybody know any more ?


d is a downstroke
u is an upstroke (kind of a lazy, incidental one)
h is a hammer on

* at the end of the last line of [verse part 1], the walk up from the G   
to the C *might* be replaced by a walk up from a C to an F, so it'd be   
the same fingering as the other lines of the verse, but move the end bit   
all up one string


chords

EADGBe
x32010 - C
x20010 - C/B
x02210 - Am
320003 - G
xx3211 - F

Have fun


Nic
Nic.Boulton@bn.cwplc.com
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