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30 Year War Chords

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Intro (brassy sound/maybe strum once on each) C G Em Am C G E/Em Am

Strum: F   C    E    Am

       F
It's the longest running joke
In history
   C
To kill the working classes
In the name of liberty
    E
The lies of Hillsborough
The blood of Orgreave
Am
All the evasion at the BBC
 
    F
And thirty years of war
To darken all our class
C
Black propaganda, lies and mistrust
E
See it in our eyes, the fire dimming away
      Am
The old-boy network won the war again
 The old-boy network won the war again
The old-boy network won the war again    

A      Am

       C
So you hide all Lowry's paintings
 G
For thirty years or more
E
'Cos he turned down a knighthood
Am A
And you must now settle the score
 
C
And the endless parade of old Etonian scum
G
Line the front benches so what is to be done?
E
All part of the same establishment
A
I ask you again what is to be done?
 
I ask you again what is to be done?
         Am
I ask you again what is to be done?

 A

F
These verses at attention stand
C
Ready for the immortal command
E
The armies of my pages may never fight again
Am                                     Dm     F
Happy for the order to meet eternal flame
 
F
Blame the poor
Praise the rich
C
Make the connections
Put them in print
E
Keep 'em boxed in
Keep 'em kettled in
 Am
Create a mistruth
So bewildering
 Am
Create a mistruth
So bewildering
Create a mistruth
So bewildering
 
C
So you hide all Lowry's paintings
G
For thirty years or more
E
'Cos he turned down a knighthood
Am
And you must now settle the score
C
And the endless parade of old Etonian scum
G
Line the front benches so what is to be done?
E
All part of the same establishment
Am
I ask you again what is to be done?
   A
I ask you again what is to be done?
I ask you again what is to be done?

Interlude/Solo: Am F Dm C E Bb Bm C Am D F C Dm C Em Am

 C
So you hide all Lowry's paintings
G
For thirty years or more
E
'Cos he turned down a knighthood
A
And you must now settle the score
C
And the endless parade of old Etonian scum
G
Line the front benches so what is to be done?
E
All part of the same establishment
Am
I ask you again what is to be done?
A
I ask you again what is to be done?
                   Am
I ask you again what is to be done?

Am   A   Am   A
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