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The Free Electric Band chords

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Song: The Free Electric Band
Artist: Albert Hammond
Composers: Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
Album: The Free Electric band

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
24th July 2013

C  = x32010   F   = 133211
C4 = x33010   C/G = 332010
G  = 320033   G7  = 323003 or 320001
              G/B = x20033

* = No chords, tap beat on guitar body

The (C4) is only implied by the vocal melody, but adds interest
for a single guitar. On those lines where I have the C4,
the bass plays an upward progression of the notes C, D, E,
on the end of the bar of C, then back down to a G.

C/D = xx0xxx   C/E = xx2xxx 

   C       C/D C/E   G
|  /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  /  |

***********************************************************************

[Intro]
     C        C4 C     G
||:  /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  / :|| [x2]


[Verse 1]
     C                  C4  C   G
My father is a doctor, he's a family man,
     C                      C4   C      G
My mother works for chari - ty, when - ever she can,
             C                          C4  C    G
And they're both good, clean, Americans who a - bide by the law,
          C                        C4   C        G
And they both stick up for liber - ty, and they both support the war!


[Verse 2]
      C           F                  G                C
My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down,
      C           F                  G              C
For summers in a summer - camp, and winters in the town,
      C           F          C/G                 G     G7
My future in the system was talked about, and planned,
       *      *       *
But I gave it up for music,
 *        *        *       C   C4 C G     C   C4 C G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


[Verse 3]
   C                             C4     C     G
I went to school in handwashed shirts, with neatly oiled hair,
           C                       C4     C    G
And the school was big, and newly built, and filled with light and air,
           C                       C4  C   G
And the teacher taught us values, that we had to learn to keep,
           C                     C4   C   G
And they clipped the ear of many i - dle kid who went to sleep!


[Verse 4]
          C             F              G             C
'Til my father organ - ised for me a college in the east,
       C                F              G               C
But I went to Cali - fornia, for the sunshine and the beach,
     C                  F            C/G            G    G7
My parents, and my lecturers, could never under - stand,
       *       *       *
Why I gave it up for music,
 *        *        *       C    C4 C  G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


[Bridge]
             F                C             G        G/B         C
Well, they used to sit, and speculate, u - pon their son's car - eer,
    F            C            G    G/B     C
A lawyer, or a docter, or a civil engin - eer,
      C                  F           C/G          G    G7
Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand,
        *      *       *
'Cause all I need is music,
 *        *        *       C   C4 C  G     C   C4 C  G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


[Verse 5]
     C                   C4  C   G
My father sent me money, and I spent it very fast,
      C                      C4 C   G
On a girl I met in Berkeley, in a Social Science class,
              C                    C4   C   G
Yes, and we learnt about her body, but her mind we didn't know,
      C                      C4     C   G
Un - til deep rooted atti - tudes, and morals, began to show!


[Verse 6]
      C              F            G              C
She wanted to get married, even though she never said,
       C                  F                G              C
And I knew her well e - nough, by now, to see inside her head,
        C               F            C/G             G    G7
She'd settle for sub - urbia, and a little patch of land,
       *       *       *
So I gave her up for music,
 *        *        *       C    C4 C  G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


[Coda]
C      C4 C           G
Oo---- oo-----, the Free Electric Band,
       C               C4       C               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C               C4       C               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C               C4       C               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C               C4       C               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band!


[Suggestion for ending]
 *      *       *     *        *         *     C
All I need is music, and The Free E - lectric Band!

            
            
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maguri [tm] 31,333 Aug 05, 2013 08:28 AM

This non-conformist Schlager always reminds me of "The Graduate".
Thanks for putting it up!

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