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To Absent Friends ukulele

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To Absent Friends
FRANK TURNER
Tabbed by Getmad

TUNING: EADGBe

CHORDS USED
   A  A* B  B* C# C#* E  G# G#*
e|-----------------------------|
B|-2---------------------------|
G|-2-----4-----6------9-----13-|
D|-2--7--4--9--6--11--9--6--13-|
A|-0--7--2--9--4--11--7--6--11-|
E|----5-----7-----9------4-----|

E*
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-11-9-9--11-11-9-11-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
D|-9--9-9--9--9--9-11-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
A|-7--7-7--7--7--7-9--11-11-11-11-11-11-|
E|--------------------------------------|

B*
Lunchtime Friday, leave work early
C#*
Rushing through the suburbs to the station to catch the train
E                     E*
Heading up to town to Dave's to get my glad rags on
B*
Because lately I've been running down, little things catching up
C#*
Excuses stretched thin and it's hard not giving up
E                     E*
Tonight we're going to get it right, we're going to have us a good one

C#                             B
And the roll call is missing a name
C#                                     A
Since you left things haven't been the same
            E                    B*                       A*
But I don't blame you, there was nothing here to make you stay
        C#                        B                        C#
But I remember the way that you'd light up a room when you walk in,
                   A                     E
The way that you'd lead a crowd when you sing
B*                     A*
Jamie, this one is for you.

B* C#* E E*

B*                                        C#*
Pre-club beers at Dan's before we hit the road
We're nicely warmed up, pleasantly half-loaded
E                    E*
Ready for a night on fire, we're going to get out the big guns
B*
And I run down the numbers, scan through the faces
C#*
Run through the plans, scout out the places
E                                E*
I'm electrified, surrounded, but can't shake the feeling of still missing something or someone

C#                             B
And the roll call is missing a name
C#                                     A
Since you left things haven't been the same
            E                    B*                       A*
But I don't blame you, there was nothing here to make you stay
        C#                        B                        C#
But I remember the way that you'd light up a room when you walk in,
                   A                     E
The way that you'd lead a crowd when you sing
B*                     A*    E
Jamie, this one is for you.
B*                     A*
Jamie, this one is for you.

A* (cont.)        G#*  E  B*
       I'm wide awake
G#* E* B*       A*   G#*  E  B*
      in the cityscape
G#* E B* A*

G#* E        B*              G#*
You did your time out on the road
    E       B*      A*      G#*
One day you stayed away for good
    E       B*               G#*
You found a home down by the shore
  E        B*        A*      G#
A place to hang your hat and more
            A                    G#
You sent me postcards to tell me of
        B        A       G#
Slowing down and finding love
               A                  G#
The thrill has gone from the city life
              B    A
I'm not far behind

           C#                      B
So you can strike my name from the roll call,
C#             A
When night falls I'm leaving
E        B*                   A*
There is nothing here to make me stay
       C#                      B
When I get to the coast I will send back a postcard
   C#                      A
To tell all my old friends all about my new start
E    B*                   A*
     Jamie I will see you soon.
E    B*                   A*
     Jamie I will see you soon.
E    B*                   A*
     Jamie I will see you soon.
E    B*                   A*
     Jamie I will see you soon.

            
            
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