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The Milkman Of Human Kindness 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

From: "holmes" 
To: 
Subject: The Milkman Of Human Kindness by Billy Bragg
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 19:08:33 -0000

Billy Bragg - The Milkman Of Human Kindness

album:Life's A Riot With Spy Vs.Spy

Just seen Billy play this at the Glastonbury Festival
He used a capo at the 7th fret.

The main riff used during the intro and verses is only two chords,G
and Eminor.

Play a G                  Then the Em
and immediately add          with this:
this little riff:
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--11-3-1-o-------------------1-oo------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------oo----------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro:G Em as above
G                Em
If you're lonely,I will call
G                Em
If you're poorly,I will send poetry
C G
Chorus:
G      D
I love you
G              F#        Em
I am the milkman of human kindness,
       C        G
I will leave an extra pint
If you are sleeping,I will wait
If your bed is wet,I will dry your tears
Chorus
D       Em               C  Em   G
Hold my hand for me,I'm waking up
D       Em              C  Em    G
Hold my hand for me,i'm waking up
D                 Em       C  Em    G
Would you hold my hand,i'm making up
D       Em              C   G  D
Hold my hand for me,i'm waking up
If you are falling,I will put out my hand
If you feel bitter,I will understand
Chorus
Outro:
    G     F#      Em        C       G
E-----------------------------------3-----------------------|
B-----------------------------------0-----------------------|
G---------------------------0-000---0-----------------------|
D------0------0---2-2222----2-222---0-----------------------|
A----2------0-----2-2222----3-333---2-----------------------|
E--3------2-------0-0000------------3-----------------------|
F#: 200xxx

Questions,Comments,Corrections to johndisco@hotmail.com
by:Robert Holmes,Dublin
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AaronP263 10 wrote on March 21 2011, 09:15 am

This is a great tab. Some of your notation is a little confusing. What you call an F# in the chorus and at the end is actually a kind of D, or would be if there wasn't a capo on. Also, the two '1's in the tab look like an 11. But an excellent tab all the same

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mr_salty 53 wrote on July 24 2013, 01:07 am

Yeah, this is actually pretty close, definitely better than 3 stars.

F# should be D/F# (200232) - although you don't really hit the high strings.

In the intro and verses it doesn't stay on Em; the pattern is G/G/Em/G.

The notation on the tab for the riffs is a bit confusing (11 looks like 'eleven' but it's really -1-1-). Also, the Em riff is missing a '2' on the G string on the way down (apparently Billy plays it all on the G string: -5-4-2-0-).

I'm embarrassed to say I've been playing this song poorly for 25 years and it never occurred to me to use a capo. It makes things a lot easier!

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