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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.#
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Down On The Border   by    (The) Little River Band

Tabbed by David Guy  davidguy333@gmail.com



      C5   A7n3=C7(no3rd)*  Cm(elec) Cm(acou)  Cm7       F5      G       C      D
|e----x---------x------------x--------x---------x--------x-------0-------0------2|
|B----x---------x------------x--------1---------1--------2-------0-------0------2|
|G----2---------0------------5--------2---------0--------3-------1-------2------4|
|D----2---------2------------2--------2---------2--------0-------1-------2------4|
|A----0---------0------------0--------x---------x--------x-------2-------2------4|
|E----x---------x------------x--------x---------x--------x-------0-------0------2|


This took me some while to work out, because I think they use shortened chords which
give a very different sound to their equivalent full ones. This is the closest I could get,
though I’m happy to have input from anyone who suggests better fits!

If playing an acoustic guitar, which I’d recommend plucking just the 3 notes mentioned
by playing the bottom string with thumb and the two above it with 1st and 2nd finger,
except in the chorus where the straight E,A,B should be strummed.

If playing on electric guitar, you can do a type of power chord ‘boogie-woogie’ going
from A5 to A7n3 to Am using just the G and D strings – which I think is what the lead
guitarist does in live version.


If you just want to strum as a full chord, you could try substituting A for A5, A7 or
Am7 for A7n3 and D or better still DSus2 (open top e string) for D5, but you’ll hear it
really doesn’t sound quite the same.


*A7(no3rd) is not a text-book chord, it’s one I’ve made up. For those interested in the
technicality it has no name as it only features a Root, 5 and 7th, assuming the bass
note is the root). It could equally be an Am7th (no 3rd), since it’s impossible to tell 
whether it’s minor or major without knowing if the 3rd is flatted (minor) or not. End of
music theory lesson ;-). On with the music....



Intro  Plucked on acoustic, arpeggios (with slightly different bass etc) on electric
C5/A7n3/C5/Cm/Cm/C5

C5/A7n3/C5/Cm/Cm/C5



C5			    A7n3  C5
I just got back from the border
    Cm7     C5          F5      C5
And what I saw made me know for sure
             A7n3 C5
We're out of order

C5		       A7n3  C5
I had a dream about New Orleans
    Cm7     C5       F5         C5
At Jackson Square I heard their prayer
        A7n3  C5
Down in New Orleans


G
On the run, there's a life for livin'
        C                  D
But the people there, they just don't care
C5    			    A7n3  C5
Livin' their life like a millionaire
            A7n3 C5
Down on the border



C5		       A7n3  C5
You never see me in old Iran
    Cm7   C5          F5      C5
The women there don't know who I am
    A7n3  C5
In old Iran



C5		          A7n3  C5
And I never will go to Singapore
    Cm7    C5         F5        C5
The people there will cut your hair
   A7n3  C5
In Singapore



G
On their streets there's a life of plenty
               C                     D
Oh but they'll never know about the freedom show
C5    			       A7n3  C5
They’re livin' in darkness years ago
            A7n3  C5
Down on the border


Solo




C5		         A7n3  C5
They built a wall at the border
       Cm7      C5          F5    C5
Not to keep us out, but to leave no doubt
               A7n3 C5
They're out of order, hey



G
And all the people who are trapped within
          C            D
Serve to show just how far we'll go
        A7n3       C5
And how dumb we've been



C5		        A7n3  C5
At the top life looks so easy
            Cm7    C5               F5     C5
But they'll never know what they'll never know
            Cm7    C5          F5        C5
They're much too busy countin' all their dough
         Am7n3  C5
From the border
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