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Person: Jeff Hossfeld

song: The General

artist: Dispatch

tab: Original Transcription by Hayden
Further modifications by
Jeff Hossfeld
hossfeld@hotmail.com

The General
by Dispatch

Intro: repeat 2x

e----------------------------------(1)-------------------------
B--------------------------3--3----(1)-------------------------
G--------------------------3--3-----2--------------------------
D--------------------------3--3-----3-----3---3h5p3------------
A-----------1--1-------1---1--1-----3--------------------3h5p1-
E-1-1/3p1----------3----------------1--------------------------


e--------(3)(3)---(3)--------------------------------------6---x\-
B---------4--4----(3)------------------------8------------(6)--x\-
G---------5--5-----4-------------------------8-------------7---x\-
D---------5--5-----5-------------------------8-------------8---x\-
A---1/3---3--3-----5-------------1------/6---6-------------8---x\-
E------------------3------1-1/3-----3------------6---6-6---6---x\-


e--(1)---(1)-----(1)------(1)(1)----------------------------------
B--(1)---(1)-----(1)------(1)(1)----------------------------------
G--(2)---(2)-----(2)------(2)(2)----------------------------------
D---3-----3-------3--------3--3-----------------------------------
A---3-----3-------3--------3--3-----------------------------------
E---1-----1-------1--------1--1-----------------------------------



e--------------1-------------------------1------------
B--------------3-------------------------1------------
G--------------3-------------------------2------------
D--------------3-------------------------3-----------
A--------------1-------------------------3----------
E--------------1-------------------------1----------
There was a decorated general with a heart of gold

e------------3-------------------------3--------
B------------4-------------------------3--------
G------------5-------------------------4--------
D------------5------------------------5--------
A------------3-----------------------5--------
E-------------3-----------------------3---------
that likened him to all the stories he told

e--------6------------------------6-----------------
B-------8------------------------6------------------
G-------8------------------------7------------------
D-------8------------------------8------------------
A-------6------------------------8------------------
E--------6-----------------------6------------------
of past battles won and lost and legends of old

e--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)------
B--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)------
G--(2)-----(2)-----(2)-------(2)-(2)------
D---3-------3-------3---------3---3-------
A---3-------3-------3---------3---3-------
E---1-------1-------1---------1---1-------
a seasoned veteran in his own time


e--------------1----1---------------1------1------------
B--------------3----3---------------1------1------------
G--------------3----3---------------2------2------------
D--------------3----3---------------3------3-----------
A--------------1----1---------------3------3----------
E--------------1----1---------------1------1----------
On the battlefields he gained respectful fame

e------------3-------------------------3--------
B------------4-------------------------3--------
G------------5-------------------------4--------
D------------5------------------------5--------
A------------3-----------------------5--------
E-------------3-----------------------3---------
with many medals of bravery and stripes to his name

e--------6------------------------6-----------------
B-------8------------------------6------------------
G-------8------------------------7------------------
D-------8------------------------8------------------
A-------6------------------------8------------------
E--------6-----------------------6------------------
he grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face

e--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)------
B--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)------
G--(2)-----(2)-----(2)-------(2)-(2)------
D---3-------3-------3---------3---3-------
A---3-------3-------3---------3---3-------
E---1-------1-------1---------1---1-------
and always urged his men on

e-----------1-------------1---------------1--------------1---
B-----------3-------------3---------------1-------------1------
G----------3--------------3---------------2-------------2-----
D----------3--------------3---------------3-------------3---
A----------1--------------1---------------3-------------3---
E----------1--------------1---------------1-------------1---
But on the eve of a great battle with the infantry in dream

e--------------------------------------(3)------------------(3)---
B--------------(4)-----------(4)-------(3)------------------(3)---
G---------------5-------------5--------(4)------------------(4)---
D---------------5-------------5---------5--------------------5----
A---------------3-------------3---------5--------------------5----
E---------------------------------------3--------------------3----
the old general tossed in his sleep and wrestled with this thing

e---------------------------6--6--------------------------6---6---x--x----
B--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------6---6---x--x----
G--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------7---7---x--x----
D--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------8---8---x--x----
A--------------------------6---6---x--x------------------8---8---x--x----
E---------------------------6--6----------6--6-----------6---6---x--x----
and he awoke from the night, to tell what he had seen

e--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)---
B--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)---
G--(2)-----(2)-----(2)-------(2)-(2)---
D---3-------3-------3---------3---3----
A---3-------3-------3---------3---3----
E---1-------1-------1---------1---1----
and walked slowly out off his tent


e--------------1----1---------------1------1------------
B--------------3----3---------------1------1------------
G--------------3----3---------------2------2------------
D--------------3----3---------------3------3-----------
A--------------1----1---------------3------3----------
E--------------1----1---------------1------1----------
All the men stood tall with their chests in the air

e-------3---------------3-------------(3)-------------(3)---
B------4--------------(4)-----------(3)-------------(3)---
G------5---------------5------------(4)-------------(4)---
D------5---------------5-------------5---------------5----
A------3---------------3-------------5---------------5----
E------3---------------3-------------3---------------3----
with a courage in their blood and a fire in their stare

e---------------------------6--6--------------------------6---6---x--x----
B--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------6---6---x--x----
G--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------7---7---x--x----
D--------------------------8---8---x--x------------------8---8---x--x----
A--------------------------6---6---x--x------------------8---8---x--x----
E---------------------------6--6----------6--6-----------6---6---x--x----
and it was a wonderful morning and they all wondered how they would
fare

e--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)-----------------------------------------
B--(1)-----(1)-----(1)-------(1)-(1)-----------------------------------------
G--(2)-----(2)-----(2)-------(2)-(2)----------------------------------------
D---3-------3-------3---------3---3------------------------------------------
A---3-------3-------3---------3---3------------------------------------------
E---1-------1-------1---------1---1------------------------------------------
`till the old general told them to go home

Chours -- just play the same chords

133311
112331
345533
334553
688866
667886

He said.

I have seen the others, and I have discovered...
that this fight is not worth fighting.
And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other...
to follow me where I'm going


"Take" "Living"
 just play the same chords

133311
112331
345533
334553
688866
667886

So...
Take a shower, shine your shoes, you got no time to lose...
your young men you must be living.

just play the the first 2 measures for the next 2 lyric paragraphs

Bridge: F Gb G G G

Power chord varriation
E A D G B e
Bbm: x 1 3 3 x x
F: 1 3 3 x x x
Cm: x 3 5 5 x x
G: 3 5 5 x x x
Ebm/G: x 6 8 8 x x
A#/F: 6 8 8 x x x
Gm7: x x 3 3 3 3

Barre chord varriation
E A D G B e
Bbm: 1 1 3 3 2 1
F: 1 3 3 2 1 1
Cm: 3 3 5 5 4 3
G: 3 5 5 4 3 3
Ebm/G: 6 6 8 8 7 6
A#/F: 6 8 8 7 6 6
Gm7: x x 3 3 3 3
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            
            
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djs488 71 Apr 30, 2002 08:00 PM

pretty sure the intros a little bit wrong, but the rest looks good

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myksta 10 Sep 07, 2002 08:00 PM

needs to use the 2nd fret E in the intro

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