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Put Down That Weapon Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

PUT DOWN THAT WEAPON
By Midnight Oil
additions/corrections by Jonathan Hart  Oils@total.net

INTRO: (Let notes ring)
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0--------------0--|
G-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
D-|--5--------4--2--------0--|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--2--------0--------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------3-----2-----|
                                               VERSE 1:
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------------|
G-|-----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------7--7--7--|
D-|---5-------4--2--------0--|-----------------7--7--7--|
A-|--------------------------|--2--------0-----5--5--5--|
E-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
                                               Under the
D     Em     C     Am     D
water line
   Em         C         Am         D
No place to retire
   Em         C         Am         D
(Chords continue unabated)
To another time
The eyes of the world now turn

(Same chords , more strumming)
And if we think about it
And if we talk about it
And if the skies go dark with rain
Can you tell me does our freedom remain

CHORUS:
Em                  Am          C      D
Put down that weapon   or we'll all be gone
Em                  Am          C          D
You can't hide nowhere with the torchlight on

       C          Em      C     Em
And it happens to be an emergency
     C                                  D
Some things aren't meant to be
     C            D        Am        C
Some things don't come for free
(Let notes ring)
-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
-------0-----------------|--------0-----------------|--------0-----------------|
----2--------------------|-----2--------------------|-----2--------------------|
-2-----------------3-----|--2-----------------3-----|--2-----------------3-----|
----------0-----3--------|-----------0-----3--------|-----------0-----3--------|

                    VERSE 2
e-|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|
G-|--------0--------7--7--7--|
D-|-----2-----------7--7--7--|
A-|--2--------------5--5--5--|
E-|-----------0--------------|
                    above the


...waterline
Point the finger yeah point the bone
It's the harbour towns
That the grey metal ships call home
And if we think about it
And if we talk about it
And if the sea goes boiling black
Can you tell me what you'll do about that

CHORUS
Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone
I must know something to know it's so wrong
And if happens to be an emergency
Some things aren't meant to be
Some things don't come for free

(Let notes ring)
-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
-------0-----------------|--------0-----------------|--------0-----------------|
----2--------------------|-----2--------------------|-----2--------------------|
-2-----------------3-----|--2-----------------3-----|--2-----------------3-----|
----------0-----3--------|-----------0-----3--------|-----------0-----3--------|

                               REPEAT these two bars through to Organ solo
-------------------------|--2--2--2-----2--2--2-----|--2--2--2-----2-----4-----|
-------------------------|--3--3--3-----3--3--3-----|--3--3--3-----3-----5-----|
-------0-----------------|--4--4--2-----4--4--2-----|--4--4--2-----2-----6-----|
----2--------------------|--4--4--0-----4--4--0-----|--4--4--0-----0-----6-----|
-2-----------------3-----|--2--2--------2--2--------|--2--2--------------4-----|
----------0-----3--------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                               They      keep       talking      about    it

Organ solo over CHORUS CHORDS:

       C          Em      C     Em
And it happens to be an emergency
     C                                  D
Some things aren't meant to be
     Em           D/F#        Am        C
Some things don't come for free

Two Final  CHORUSES:

Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone
I must know something to know it's so wrong

       C          Em      C     Em
And it happens to be an emergency
     C                                  D
Some things aren't meant to be
     C            D        Am        C
Some things don't come for free

Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone
You must be crazy if you think you're strong

       C          Em      C     Em
And it happens to be an emergency
     C                                  D
Some things aren't meant to be
     Em          D/F#        Am        G   D/F#    Em (Fine)
Some things don't come for free
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housewife ben wrote on January 21 2011, 02:09 am

hey, nice work - i play the chorus, dunno if its right, lemme know what you think:)

Em C Em C Am C D
Put down that weapon or we'll all be gone
Em C Em C Am C D
You can't hide nowhere with the torchlight on

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Svedman wrote on November 10 2013, 01:15 am

I've been listening to this song for a very long time now, often when driving the car or walking my dog. I always think to myself, "Geez, this song and River Runs Red are two of my favorite songs. I should totally try to play them". I usually forget about it when I come home, but not this time! It's time for some Midnight Oil bangarang! thanks for an awesome tab 5/5

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