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Prayer Of The Refugee Chords

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Prayer of the Refugee (acoustic version) by Rise Against
Tabbed By Epiphone23 (brandon maloney)
Standard Tuning.
Capo on 2nd Fret

Solo is easy to figure out if you listen to the song
Enjoy.

Main Riff/Intro:
e-------------------------------------------|
b-----7----6--6----7--7---6--6---7--7---6--6|
g-----8----8--8----8--8---8--8---8--8---8--8|
d-------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

Intro:
 C#m		        A
 Warm yourself by the fire son,
         E                 B
 And the morning will come soon.
 C#m		            A
 I'll tell you stories of a better time,
       E                  C#m
 And a place that we once knew.

 Verse 2:
 C#m			       A
 Before we packed our bags and left all this
   B              C#m
 behind us in the dust,
 C#m				A			
 We had a place that we could call home
	B  		C#m
 And a life no-one could touch.

 Chorus:
	       C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                   
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A                
 You won't let me down, down, down.
	      C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                    
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                 
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A               
 You won't let me down, down, down, dowwwwwwn..


Repeat Intro Riff

 Verse 3:
C#m			   A
 We are the angry and the desperate,
     E              B
 The hungry and the cold.
 C#m			     A
 We are the one's who kept quiet,
            E                C#m
 And always did what we were told.

 Verse 4:
 C#m				  A
 But we've been sweaty when you slept so calm,
        E              C#m
 In the safety of your home.
 C#m			    A
 We've been pulling out the nails that hold up,
 B		   C#m
 Everything you've known.

 Chorus:
	       C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                   
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A                
 You won't let me down, down, down.
	      C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                    
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                 
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A               
 You won't let me down, down, down, dowwwwwwn..

C#m	      B		       A         C#m
 So open your eyes, child lets be on our way,
		    E         A           C#m
 Broken windows and ashes are guiding the way.
	       E            B                C#m
 Keep quiet no longer we'll sing through the day,
		          E	        A              C#m
 All the lives that we've lost, and the lives we've re-claimed.


Solo 1:

C#m | C#m | D# | E |  x 3 then C#m for four bars.

Solo 2:

G# | E | G#, A, G#, F# x 2

F# | F# | G# | G# (let ring)



Repeat Intro Riff finish on C#m


Chorus:
	       C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                   
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A                
 You won't let me down, down, down.
	      C#m
 Don't hold me up now,
 	        E                    
 I can stand my own ground
 	           B                 
 I don't need your help now,
 	          A               
 You won't let me down, down, down, dowwwwwwn..

Repeat Chorus and Finish on C#m
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ssjEasterBunny 375 wrote on April 19 2011, 01:39 pm

This song has been tabbed ad nauseum, as well as video recorded. The intervals in your tab may be correct, but the correct tab of this song is well-established.

The song is written for half-step down tuning; anyone who wants to play in standard should still use the same fretting because it's unlikely that most players on this site have McIlrath's voice. Anyone who doesn't should ideally be playing in his/her own key anyway.

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niklas.engel.37 101 wrote on August 30 2015, 05:10 pm

I'm playing this transposed down by 3 steps on half-step down tuning. Fits my voice better and is a bit easier to play. Nonetheless correct tab, 5/5 stars.

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