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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

All Credit should go to Kunuk for this tab.



De La Rey 
Bok van Blerk


This is an attempt at outlining a ‘finger-picking’ version of the 
song. I recommend holding down the full fingering for the chord at the 
beginning of each bar, that way you can focus on your right hand which 
will be busier than usual.

Here are the chords used in the song for quick reference:

         Am      C       D       Em      G       
e:-------0-------0-------2-------0-------3-------
B:-------1-------1-------3-------0-------0-------
G:-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------
D:-------2-------2-------0-------2-------0-------
A:-------0-------3---------------2-------2-------
E:-------------------------------0-------3-------

The song is not as difficult as it looks...so don’t worry too much.  
Once you realise that the finger-picking repeats the same pattern over 
and over and over again, you should feel your confidence increase. 
Plus, since the chords are written as well, you could always switch 
back to strumming the song mid-way through.

Have fun! Please let me know if there any changes/suggestions you have 
to make the tab better, 
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kunuk – kunuk@rocketmail.com


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  G                                                           (VERS 1)
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|----------------|
                                                                 Op 'n


  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  berg in die nag | lê ons in die  |wag             |          En die
                     donker en
  Em                C                G                        (VERS 2)
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:-2--------------|-3--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  modder en bloed |koud, streepsak |reën kleef teen |          En my
   lê ek             en               my


  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  huis en my plaas|tot kole        | sodat hulle ons|       Maar daai
                     verbrand          kan vang


  Em                C                G                          (KOOR)   
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3--------------|
B:------0---0-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0--------------|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0—-------------|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
A:-2--------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  vlamme en vuur  |diep, diep binne| my.            |           De La
   brand nou   


  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  Rey, De La Rey  |sal jy die Boere|lei? De La Rey, |Rey     Generaal     
                     kom               De La

  D                 C                G                        (VERS 3)   
e:--------2-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3--------------|
B:------3---3-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0--------------|
G:----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0—-------------|
D:-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
A:----------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  generaal soos   |een man, sal ons|val. Generaal   |Rey     Hoor die                       
                     om jou            De La
  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  Kakies wat lag  |'n handjie van | teen 'n hele    |mag       En die
                     ons              groot


  Em                C                G                        (VERS 4)
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:-2--------------|-3--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  kranse lê hier  |rug, hulle dink |verby           |        Maar die
   teen ons          dis  


  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  hart van ‘n Boer| dieper en wyer | gaan dit nog   |           Op ‘n
   lê                 hulle            sien  


  Em                C                G                       (KOOR X2)
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3--------------|
B:------0---0-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0--------------|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0--------------|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
A:-2--------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  perd kom hy aan |Leeu van die Wes|Transvaal       |           De La
   die  

  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  Rey, De La Rey  |sal jy die Boere|lei? De La Rey, |Rey     Generaal     
                     kom               De La
  D                 C                G                          (BRUG)   
e:--------2-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3--------------|
B:------3---3-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0--------------|
G:----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0—-------------|
D:-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
A:----------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  generaal soos   |een man, sal ons|val. Generaal   |Rey      Want my                       
                     om jou            De La


  C                Am                G                       
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------1---1-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:-3--------------|-0--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  vrou en my kind |lê in 'n kamp en|vergaan,        |en die Kakies se
              


  Em                C                G                       (KOOR X2)
e:--------0-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3--------------|
B:------0---0-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0--------------|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0--------------|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
A:-2--------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  murg loop oor ‘n|nasie wat weer  |staan           |           De La
                     op sal

  G
e:--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
B:------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
G:----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A:----------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|
E:-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3--------------|
  Rey, De La Rey  |sal jy die Boere|lei? De La Rey, |Rey     Generaal     
                     kom               De La


  D                 C                G                           
e:--------2-------|--------0-------|--------3-------|-3-------------||
B:------3---3-----|------1---1-----|------0---0-----|-0-------------||
G:----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|-0—------------||
D:-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0-------------||
A:----------------|-3--------------|----------------|-2-------------||
E:----------------|----------------|-3--------------|-3-------------||
  generaal soos   |een man, sal ons|val. Generaal   |Rey      
                     om jou            De La

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I would like to send a special shout out to Gerhard Lourens. Your 
original tab gave me a solid base from which to start! Dankie :)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


======================================================================
Here is an English translation for all of those people out there who 
dig the music, but are new to the language:
======================================================================

On a mountain in the night,
we lie in the dark and wait.
In the mud and the blood I lie cold,
the rain and streepsak clings to me.

And my house and my farm were burnt to the ground 
so they could capture us.
But those flames and fire now 
burn deep, deep within me.

CHORUS:
De La Rey, De La Rey can you come and lead the Boers?
De La Rey, De La Rey
General, General we will fall around you as one.
General De La Rey.

Hear the Khakis that laugh,
a handful of us against a massive force.
And with our backs to the mountain cliffs,
they think it is over for us.

But the heart of a Boer 
is deeper and wider, they will come to know.
On a horse he comes, 
the lion of West Transvaal.

CHORUS (2X)

BRIDGE:
Because my wife and my child are in a camp dying,
And the Khakis are walking over a nation that will rise again.

CHORUS (2X)

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Official Band Website : www.bokvanblerk.co.za

            
            
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