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                             SONG NAME - Band Name
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Tabbed by:  ChiTownStrummer

Tuning:  Standard

Notes:  One of my absolute favorites to play!  The guitar should have enough distortion 
for a full sound, filling the gaps and almost covering how few notes it plays.  Sounds 
on acoustic, too, if you add more filler notes.

      Intro
      dot-q   q   e e e    w
e|--------0--0-0-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0-----0---0---3----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--0-------------2----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-------------0----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Rhythm Riff:  Let bass notes ring; all notes are picked on eighth note beat and 
almost like an arpeggiation (I guess technically it is one); this repeats through every 
and at the end of the song

First Verse:  Play 4 times

e|-------------------------------0-------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------3-------0-------3-0---------------------------------------|
G|-----0---------0-------0---0-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------2---------------------------------------------|
E|---0-----2--3------2-0-----------------------------------------------------|

Hang your collar up inside
Hang your dollar on me
Listen to the water still
Listen to the causeway, you are

Verse Rhythm Riff (2nd):  Feel free to play more filler notes and arppeggiate the chord; 
like the sound better personally

C5   e   q   q   q   D5   q  q   q  q    e    C5   e   q  q  q     D5  q   q   q    q   e
e|--------0--------0----0----0-----------0--------0-----0-----0--------------|
B|-----3----3--------3----3------------3---3---------3-----3-----------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-------------------------------3----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C5  e      q   q    q    q   q    q    q
e|---------0-----0-----0--2--------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-----3--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Mad and educated
Primitive and wild
Welcome to the occupation

2nd Verse:  Play Verse Rhythm Riff 4 times, then Verse Rhythm Riff (2nd)

Here we stand and here we fight
All your fallen heroes
Held and dyed and skinned alive
Listen to the Congress fire
Offering the educated
Primitive and loyal
Welcome to the occupation

3rd Verse:  Play Verse Rhythm Riff 4 times, then Verse Rhythm Riff (2nd), then to Bridge

Hang your collar up inside
Hang your freedom higher
Listen to the buyer still
Listen to the Congress, where we
Propagate confusion
Primitive and wild
Fire on the hemisphere below

Bridge (all arpeggiated eighth notes)

   C                                                                  Em
e|-----0-----0----0-----0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-------|
B|-------2-----2----------2-----2----------0-----0---------0-----0-----------|
G|---------0----0-----------0-----0----------0-----0---------0-----0---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3----------------3-----------------2----------------2--------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   C                                                            Em                    G  
              D
e|----0-----0----0---0----0----0------0----0-----3--3--3----2--2--2----------|
B|------2-----2--------2----2-----------0---0----3--3--3----3--3--3----------|
G|--------0----0--------0----0-----------0---0---0--0--0----2--2--2----------|
D|------------------------------------------------0--0--0----0--0--0---------|
A|-3---------------3----------------2----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


4th Verse:  Play Verse Rhythm Riff 4 times, then Verse Rhythm Riff (2nd)

Sugar cane and coffee cup
Copper, steel and cattle
An annotated history
A forest for the fire, where we
Open up the floodgates
Freedom reigns supreme
Fire on the hemisphere below

Ending:  Play Verse Rhythm Riff 8 times, then to Final Chords

Listen to me!  Listen to me!  Listen to me! Listen to me...

Final Chords (Quarter note strums, slowly)

       G        D       Em
e|--------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0----3-----0------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0----2-----0------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0----0-----2------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---2----0-----2------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

            
            
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