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Prisoner Ukulele Chords

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Original version of Prisoner by Nick Burbridge/McDermotts 
Covered by the Levellers but they changed a lot of the words and this has an extra chorus. 

[Intro] Am F G Em x4

[Verse]
Am                               F                      G                  Em
Well its five in the morning, an hour before dawn, they wake her up in her bed
         Am                 F                    G    
Standing over her body, and holding a gun to her head
          Am                     F
She says "why have you come, and what have I done"
        G                      Em
They'll tell her "it's come to defeat"
          Am                              F                   G       
Then they kick through her paintings, and drag her out in the street

[Chorus]
Am                        F          G       
And its oh my love, don't take any-more
Am              F              G     
And Oh my love, break down the door
Am                    F          G     
Oh my love, there's a sun in the east
         Am       F  G  Em
Its your release

Am F G Em

[Verse]
Am                                F
Then its out to the court in the fringes of dark
G                      Em
Where justice is only a game
Am                              F                       G
For the judge is the law and he needs her to suffer the pain
         Am                       F
Then its down to the prison where no-ones forgiven
G                            Em
And locked in a cell with no name
Am                              F                       G
Where the walls lean in and the rats stumble out of the drain

[Chorus]
Am                        F          G       
And its oh my love, don't take any-more
Am              F              G     
And Oh my love, break down the door
Am                    F          G     
Oh my love, there's a sun in the east
         Am       F  G  Em
Its your release

Am F G Em

[Verse]
Am                             F
By day they will take her, and interrogate her
G                             Em
And tell her "she's crude and insane"
Am                             F                          G     
By night the same keepers, will steal in and rape her again
                       Am               F
She can't see who they are, through the thick black bars
          G                Em
That cast shadows over her eyes
Am                  F                                    G     
And if she resists, they'll beat her with fists till she cries

[Chorus]
Am                        F          G       
And its oh my love, don't take any-more
Am              F              G     
And Oh my love, break down the door
Am                    F          G     
Oh my love, there's a sun in the east
         Am       F  G  Em
Its your release

Am F G Em 

[Verse]
Am                   F
So you the dictator, whose chosen to hate her
G                       Em
Im tellin' ya to listen to me
Am                                    F
There are others who'll fight for the right
                 G    
To be tender and free
                      Am     F
Well she lies at your hands, understand, 
G                                        Em
I'll stay out on these street till she's free
Am                                     F
I'll carve through your wall till your black prison falls
        G   
Let her be

[Chorus]
Am                        F          G       
And its oh my love, don't take any-more
Am              F              G     
And Oh my love, break down the door
Am                    F          G     
Oh my love, there's a sun in the east
         Am       F  G  Em
Its your release

Am F G Em x 2
Am F G Am
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