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Beds Are Burning Chords

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BEDS ARE BURNING
by Midnight Oil


INTRO chords:
                E(no 3rd) G A
then build up on E(no 3rd)

Drums and Bass Riff:
(written for normal guitar)
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--0--0--6--7--0--0--6--7--|--0--0--4--5--0--0--3--2--|


[VERSE 1:]
Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

     E     E
    The time has come
E    D/E   D/E
    To say fair's fair
D/E  A/E   A/E
    To pay the rent
A/E  E     E
    To pay our share

     E     E
    The time has come
E    D/E   D/E
    A fact's a fact
D/E  A/E   A/E
    It belongs to them
A/E       F#
    Let's give it back


[CHORUS:]                                               (little riff)
Em                        C                G          E -----3--3--3--5----3
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em                        C                D          B/D#
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
Em                        C                G          E -----3--3--3--5----3
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em                        C                D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning


[END-CHORUS]
    Em               C
The time has come to say fairs fair
   G                    D
to pay the rent, now to pay our share


[LAST VERSE:]
Four wheels scare the cockatoos
>From Kintore East to Yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees


[Chorus]
END-CHORUS:
HALF of CHORUS:
then horn solo over end-chorus chords:


[END:]
E(no 3rd)  G A   ...             E(no 3rd)  G A  (slide down on notes)


CHORDS:
E(no 3rd): 079900
E        : 07999x
D/E      : 0777xx
A/E      : 077655
F#       : 244322
Em       : 022000
C        : 032010
D        : xx0232
G        : 320003
A        : x02220
B/D#     : x6444x
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mattman25 117 wrote on July 4 2006, 10:02 pm

whats with the A/E why cant you jus say A

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Crazy 651 wrote on September 6 2006, 07:17 pm

Because its not an A, its open on the E string

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xQuiksilver78x 17 wrote on October 27 2006, 12:57 am

Something 'odd' about that so-called B/D# I don't think that's it.

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