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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.#

Date: 13 Mar 1998 15:36:06 Z
From: "Boulton, Nic" 
Subject: TAB:/b/bragg_billy/between_the_wars.tab

On the single (AGOEP1) and the CD version of Life's a Riot, but this is
tabbed from a live arrangement. Play these chord shapes with a capo at
the 5th fret to be in key (C) with the recording.

  G     Am   C     (G)        D      Em       C D  G    C
e -------------------------------2*-------------(2)----------------------|
B ---------1----1----------------3*----0------1--3-----------------------|
G ----0---2----0-----------------2*----0------0--2--0--------------------|
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2------2--0--0--2--222222-2-------|
A --2---0----3--------3--2bp0---------2-------3-----2--3--333333-3-2-0---|
E -3---------------------------------0--------------3------------------3-|

   G     Am   C    (G)         D      Em       C D  G
e -------------------------------2--------------(2)---------------2-3-2-|
B --------11---1-----------------3-3---0------1--3----------------3-3-3-|
G ----0---20---00----------------2-2---0------0--2--0-------------2-2-2-|
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2------2--0--0-------------------|
A --22--0----3--------3--2bp0---------2-------3-----2-------------------|
E -3---------------------------------0--------------3-------------------|
   I w miner I  a  do-o-ck-er  I     rlwymn btwn t wars

   D        Em      C       (G)         D    Em       C  D  G
e ----2--------0--------------------------2--------------2--------------|
B ----3-3------0-------1------------------3----0*-----1--3--------------|
G --2---2------0-0-----0------------------2----0*-----0--2--0-----------|
D -0-------------0---2---2--0-0---------0------2*-----2--0--0-----------|
A -----------2------3-----------3-2bp0--------2-------3-----2-----------|
E ----------0--------------------------------0--------------3-----------|
   I raised family times   aus--terity  swt  fndry btwn the wars

   D        Em     C         G    D
e -2-2--0---------------0---------2-----------------------------------2--|
B -3-3--0-----0----1-1---0--(0)---3-[let ring]------------------------3--|
G -2-2---0----0----0-0---0---0----2-----------------------------------2--|
D -0-0---0----2----2-2----0--0----0-----------------------------------0--|
A -----------2-----3-3----0--2-------------------------------------------|
E ----------0--------------0-3-------------------------------------------|
   I pd the union as tms gt hdr I looked to t govt to help working man

   G     Am   C    (G)         D      Em       C D  G
e -------------------------------2*---------------(2)--------------------|
B ---------1----1----------------3*----0--------1--3---------------------|
G ----0---2----0-----------------2*----0--------0--2--0------------------|
D ---0---2----2----0-----------0-------2--------2--0--0----2-2222222-----|
A --2---0----3--------3--2bp0---------2---------3-----2----3-3333333-20--|
E -3---------------------------------0----------------3----------------3-|
bt thy  pty  down  ar-mou--ry  armng pce boys btwn the wars

G        Am     C        G     D         Em           C        D
I was a miner, I was a docker, I was a railwayman between the wars

D            Em         C          G             D           Em     C D G
I raised a family, in times of austerity, with sweat at the foundry b t w

D           Em          C             G         D
I paid the union, then as times got harder, I looked to the government to

                                                   help the working man

      G                Am    C            G             D          Em
but they brought prosperity down at the armoury, we're arming for peace,
                                                       C    D   G     C
                                         see boys, between the wars

G           Am       C        G     D           Em            C
I kept the faith and I kept voting, not for the iron fist but for the
                                                             helping hand

      D          Em          C     G            D         Em
for theirs is a land with a wall around it and mine is a faith in my
                                                               C  D   G
                                                              fellow man

  D          Em                G     D
theirs is a land of hope and glory, mine is the greenfield and the

                                                        factory floor

  G              Am       C         G           D          Em
theirs are the skies all dark with bombers and mine is the peace we knew
                                                          C    D   G
                                                      between the wars

G             Am         C            G           D         Em
call up the craftsman, bring me the draughtsman, build me a path from
                                                             C        D
                                                          cradle to grave

 D            Em          C      G               D        Em
and I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a
                                                           C  D   G
                                                          living wage
D            Em         C        G             D
go find the young men, never to fight again, bring up the banners from

                                                              days gone

 G        Am      C             G     D          Em             C    D
cast moderation, heart of this nation, desert us not we are between the
G     C   G

On the first couple of bars of the intro, rest the heel of your hand on
the bridge/bass strings,to mute them a bit

* means strum hard then mute the strings immediately after hitting them

 --2bp0-- means slightly bend the string as you do the pull-off


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O.F.D 50 Jan 23, 2009 08:41 AM

Not a bad effort, im pretty sure the capo is on the seventh mind and some of the picky link-ups are not exactly right but im 80% sure the chords are on the right track. Someone please do a decent tab for thi as it is a beautiful song!

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mentalblock 147 Jul 21, 2009 01:22 PM

Ye capo is definetely on 7 to be in recorded key of D. Think the chords progression is pretty right though

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discodaz 10 Sep 26, 2015 01:16 PM, edited at 05:17 pm

great tab! easy for a sausage fingered amateur like me to figure out =) 5*
capo definitely at 7 though!

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