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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: as608@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Ken Nakahara)

                 Children's Crusade   - STING
                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   From the album: The Dream
                                        of the Blue Turtles


 Hi! My second time posting a Sting song. If anyone wants me to try
 to figure out anymore from Sting just holler!


 Bm: 224432  G:320033  A: 002220
 E: 022100   C:x32010

 Intro: In Bm position pluck the three top strings.


 Verse 1:

    Bm         Bm        E             E
 Young men and soldiers, nineteen fourteen.

    Bm               Bm       E            E
 Marching through countries they'd  never seen

    Bm          Bm       E         E
 Virgins with rifles, a game of charades

     C        Bm           A
 All for a children's crusade


 Verse 2: Follow same format as verse 1

 Pawns in the game are not victims of chance
 Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 All of those young lives betrayed


 Chorus:

    C             G             C         G
 The children of England would never be slaves

    C                  Bm                G
 They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves

     C          G       C            G
 The Flower of England face down in the mud

     C              Bm                       G
 And stained in the blood of a whole generation

 Verse 3: follow same format as verse 1

 Corpulent generals safe behind lines
 History's lessons drowned in red wine
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 All of those young lives betrayed

 Instrumental solo

 Bass line during instrumental is:

 E-----------------|      Repeat this throughout the instrumental
 B-----------------|
 G-----------------|
 D----0------------|
 A-0-2--0-2--------|
 E---------0-------|


 Repeat Chorus

 Verse 3: follow same format as in verse 1

 Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty-four
 Fixing in door ways, opium slaves
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 All of those young lives betrayed
 All for a children's crusade.

 Fade.


 If you have any corrections or comments don't hesitate to
 send them to me,

                   --Akira Nakahara(using my brother's account)

--
Ken Nakahara
as608@freenet.carleton.ca     or     ab218@torfree.net
Toronto, Ontario

From: pjoe@charon.muc.de (Peter Eybert)

There was a typo in the last post. The F's should be E's.
Thanks to Akira Nakahara for mentioning that.

Here the corrected Version

    Children's Crusade (Sting, The Dream of the Blue Turtles)
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 F#m
 Bm            G         A             E
 Young men and soldiers, nineteen fourteen.
 Bm               G         A             C
 Marching through countries they'd  never seen
 Bm           G         A           E
 Virgins with rifles, a game of charades
 C         Bm7            A      C      A     C
 All for a children's crusade

[same chords]
 Pawns in the game are not victims of chance
 Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 C            Bm7           A
 All of those young lives betrayed


 Chorus:
     C           G             C        G
 The children of England would never be slaves
          C             Bm       Em       Bb13
 They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
     C         G            C           G
 The Flower of England face down in the mud
     C              Bm         Em         Bb13
 And stained in the blood of a whole generation


[chords like verse 1]
 Corpulent generals safe behind lines
 History's lessons drowned in red wine
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 All of those young lives betrayed
 C         Bm7            Em
 All for a children's crusade

 During solo: Em Bm7

 Repeat Chorus

[chords like verse 3]
 Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty-four
 Fixing in door ways, opium slaves
 Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
 All of those young lives betrayed
 All for a children's crusade.

Bb13=6x678x, could be Ebmaj7/Bb=x11333 as well.
--
____________________________________________________________
Peter Eybert                              pjoe@charon.muc.de
Appenzellerstr. 123                      Tel: +49-89-7593734
81475 Muenchen                            (NeXTMail welcome)
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garretswayne wrote on April 2 2013, 06:05 pm

The second chord in the fourth line of the verse should be FMaj7, not Bm7. And I hear the chord immediately following that not as a straight A, but rather an A2 chord, an A without the third but with a second instead(x02200).

And in the bridge (or what you call the chorus), I don't hear any Bb13 chord, I think its just a straight Bb. Also, the last chord in the bridge/chorus is not a Bb, but rather, I hear it as a C7. Try it. See if you don't agree.

And finally, the bass line in the extended instrumental is actually
E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----------------|
D------------2-2--| (to be repeated throughout the instrumental)
A-2-4-5-0-2-------|
E-----------0-----|

Most of the chords to the song were correct (at least your second attempt!), but I think these couple of corrections should complete the song and make it entirely true to the original recording. (And BTW, you should probably delete that first version of the song that appears at the very top of the page. It is so wrong that one visiting who sees it would never know that a better version is contained further down the page.)
Cheers...
-Garret Swayne

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