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Orphans Of Wealth ukulele

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                             ORPHANS OF WEALTH - Don Mclean
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Tabbed by:Trephinix
Email:trephinix@lavbit.com

Tuning:EADGBE, Capo on 1st fret

note: he uses a lot of little fills, but they are easy to figure out when
you listen to the recording. The main ones are: on the G chord that ends 
the chorus and every second line in the verse he plays something on the 
low E string like: |-0--2--0-| and he plays an F# note between the G and Em
chords in the verse and chorus. Before the Final G in the outro he plays:
A--3--2--0-|


intro:
e|-----------------3--------------------|
B|-----------------3--------------------|
G|-----------------0--------------------|
D|-----------------0--------------------|
A|--------0--2--3--2-----0--2--3--------|
E|---3-------------3--------------------|



   F          G        F       Am
There is no time to discuss or debate
          F              G              F
What is right, what is wrong for our people
   F          G       F             Am
Time has run out for all those who wait
          F              G            F
With bent limbs and minds that are feeble


Chorus:


F              Am         F                  G
And the rain falls and blows through their window
F              Am         F                  G
And the snow falls and blows through their door
F                   Am         F                  G
And the seasons revolve 'mid their sounds of starvation
F              Am         F          F
When the tides rise, they cover the floor



F                        G         F                 Am
And they come from the north and they come from the south
         F              G               F
And they come from the hills and they valleys
               F            G           F         Am
And they're migrants and farmers and miners and humans
       F        G         F
Our census neglected to tally


chorus


              F        G          F         Am
And they're African, Mexican, Caucasian, Indian
 F            G         F
Hungry and hopeless Americans
F                G              F       Am
The orphans of wealth and of adequate health
 F                  G         F
Disowned by this nation they live in



           F            G          F              Am                       
And with weather-worn hands On bread lines they stand
F            G         F
Yet but one more degradation
F                                G              F               Am
Yes, and they're treated like tramps  While we sell them food stamps
          F            G         F
This thriving and prosperous nation


Chorus


           F            G         F             Am
And with roaches and rickets and rats in the thickets
F            G              F
Infested, diseased, and decaying
       F            G          F           Am
With rags and no shoes and skin sores that ooze
          F        G              F
By the poisonous pools they are playing



F         G                F               Am
In shacks of two rooms that are rotting wood tombs
        F        G              F
With corpses breathing inside them
             F          G             F            Am
Yes, and we pity their plight as they call in the night
             F            G              F
And we do all that we can do to hide them


outro:


F             Am         F                  G
And the rain falls and blows through their window
F              Am         F                  G
And the snow falls in white drifts that fall
F              Am         F                  G
and the tides rise, with floods in the nursery
F              Am
and a child is crying
F                G
hes hungry and cold
F                  G
his life has been sold
F                    G
his young face looks old
          F       G      F
its the face of america dying



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