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Oliver Boy Chords

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I saw that there was only one tab out there of this song, and it was not super 
accurate as far as I could tell. So I did my own version. 

It's pretty simple for most of the song, the only difficult part is the fast riff 
at the end of some of the verse phrases (F-C-A-D) I think bar chords make it 
easiest to play, but that's just me. Other than that the song can be played in 
open position for the other chords.


I copied the lyrics from some site, and I think those might not be correct, but 
the chords should all be good. 

Enjoy! Let me know if I messed it up!

       Dm                       
Oh, Oliver boy, what did you do?

        Bb
But crushed a hand you never shook

        A                                       Dm
Then robbed the rights of people to be free


        Dm
Oh, Oliver boy, it's a terrible state

        Bb
You left behind the worse of race

        A                                       Dm
Where dignity and pride fought for their place


        C               F              
Oh, Oliver boy now you are gone

        A                       Dm
And we're still here where we belong

        A                                               (Dm?)
Forgiveness being our strength you'll never see

Chord Break goes Real fast (F-C-A-Dm)

        Dm                      
Now the sunshine's on the page I write

                Bb
Though it's raining hard in Palestine

                A                                       Dm
Though lands are promised, lands when will we see?


           Dm
So don't tell me that your God's my God

        Bb
I don't think they even care at all

        A                                                  Dm
Just a phantom man behind the curtain lies does he



        C                       F
Oh, listen to me bark out loud

        A                       Dm
Without a voice and a little growl

C               F                      A
Snapping at the hills I wait for something more to change

        A
The more they stay the same



Dm
Oliver boy, it's the same violation

Bb
Oliver boy, just the clothes are different

F
Oliver boy, it's the same old story

A
Where there's blood there's definite glory



Dm
Look into his empty eyes

Bb
Fed upon my parasites

A
His beauty's ugly

                        Dm
Head devours it's pride



                Dm
While the borders of our hate created

Bb
Nothing more than to reach our fate

A                                               Dm
Trapped between our comfort and our grind



C                       F
So stand along the graveyard wall

        A                               Dm
And watch the souls perform this song

C                       F
Sickening lust, the dead above

A                                       A
As the mourners come to pray, the living stay away


Dm
Oliver boy, it's the same violation

Bb
Oliver boy, just the clothes are different

F
Oliver boy, it's the same old story

A
Where there's blood there's definite glory



Dm
Oliver boy, someone stands there

Bb
Oliver boy, just to count the guns, yeah

F
Oliver boy, you're dead but listen

A
You were wrong but we're no different

(Chords Behind the Solo)
Dm-Bb-A-Dm
B-F-(A x 2)

Dm
Marching to the left

Bb
Everyone in step

F
Don't ask the question

A
Why we're here with no direction



Dm
Marching to the right

Bb
This is not our fight

F
The curse of friction

A
Born of man and contradiction



Dm
Oliver boy, it's the same violation

Bb
Oliver boy, just the clothes are different

F
Oliver boy, it's the same old story

A
Where there's blood there's definite glory



Dm
Oliver boy, someone stands there

Bb
Oliver boy, just to count the guns, yeah

F
Oliver boy, you're dead but listen

A
You were wrong but we're no different

Dm
All of our boys


Dm
Now the sunshine's on the page I write

                Bb               (A)-Dm
Though it's raining hard in Palestine
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Stramash wrote on November 29 2012, 06:59 am

Excellent chord work but there are a few lyrical errors/typos.

Verse 1 line 2
But crush the hand you never shook.
Verse 2 line 2
You left behind a worse off race. (assume that was a typo)
Verse 4 line 3
No lands are promised, lands when will we see.
Verse 5 line 3
Just a pantomime behind the curtain lies deceit.
Verse 6 line 3
Snapping at the heels I wait
Chorus
Oliver Boy! It's the same militia
Oliver Boy! Just the clothes are different
Oliver Boy! It's the same ol' story
Where there's blood there's death not glory.
Verse 7
Look into these empty eyes,
Fed upon by parasites
As beauty's ugly head devours its plight.
Verse 8
While the borders of our hate create
Nothing more than each our fate
Trapped between our comfort and our crime
Verse 9 line 3
Sing to us the dead above
Again chorus (with the second part)
Oliver Boy! We're all someone's sons,
All of our Boys! Just put down the guns
Oliver Boy! You're dead but listen
You were wrong but we're no different

Again, Amazing chord work. I played it and the only other one I've found is way off.

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joannezasiewski wrote on May 25 2013, 10:50 pm

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