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The Modern Leper Chords

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The other tabs on here are more accurate to the original way it's played but
I put this up for those of us who are less familiar with drop D tuning, 
happier with standard chords and wanted to play this excellent song. 
You'll have to work away with the strumming patterns yourself, 
particularly with the intro and verses but the chords fit the recording.

Intro and Verse

     D                                        G         D

(Play tab above throughout verse)
A cripple walks amongst you all,
you tired human beings                                                  
He's got all the things a cripple has 
not two working arms and legs 
And vital parts fall from his system 
and dissolve in Scottish rain 
D                                                  G    A               
Vitally he doesn't miss them He's too fucked up to care 

         D                G                   A                       Bm     
Is that you in front of me? Coming back for even more of exactly the same?
          D          G                     A                Bm           
You must be a masochist, to love a modern leper on his last leg. 
On his last leg 

Fill    (Same as intro x 2 with speeded up rhythm)

(2nd verse same chords as 1st)
I've crippled your heart a hundred times 
and still can't work out why 
See, I've got this disease, I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life 
Well, oh, this is how we do things now, 
yeah this is how the modern stay scared 
So I cut out all the good stuff Yeah, 
I cut off my foot to spite my leg 

        D               G                     A                      Bm     
Is that you in front of me? Coming back for even more of exactly the same?
         D            G                    A                 Bm           
You must be a masochist, to love a modern leper on his last leg.  
G       D                 G                   A                    Bm
  I am ill but I'm not dead and I don't know which of those I'd prefer 
              D                  G                A                  Bm
Because that limb which I have lost, it was the only thing holding me up 
G     (strumming rhythm changes) D    A   Bm   G        D    A   Bm   G  
Holding me                      uuuuuuuuuuuppp

D                                    A                   Bm     G
I'm lying on the ground now and you walk in through the only door
      D                              A                Bm        G 
Well, I have lost my eyesight like I said I would But I still knowwwww 

A              D                G                       
  That that is you in front of me 
                      A                        Bm    G
and you are back for even more of exactly the same 
           D            G                     A                Bm  G
Well, are you a masochist? You love a modern leper on his last leg 
            D                 G                  A                 Bm  G
You're not ill and I'm not dead. Doesn't that make us the perfect pair? 
                    D                   G      
You should sit with me and we'll start again.
                 A                     Bm 
And you can tell me all about what you did today 
      G       D
What you did today.
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