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...RALLY ROUND... by Steel Pulse
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*from 'True Democracy' (1982)*


Intro:

A,

Dm  Gm  Am (x2)

Chorus 1:

Dm                                     Gm         Am
 Rally round the flag, rally round the Red, Gold, Black and Green.
Dm                                Gm         Am
 Rally round the, rally round the Red, Gold, Black and Green.

Verse 1:

Dm
 Marcus say, Sir Marcus say;
Gm                       Am
 Red for the blood, that flowed like the river.
Dm                           Gm                  Am
 Marcus say, Sir Marcus say; Green for the land; Africa.
Dm             Gm                   Am
 Marcus say... Yellow for the gold, that they stole.
   Dm
So Marcus say, so Marcus say;
Gm                           Am
 Black for the people it was looted from.

Verse 2:

Dm                      Gm          Am
 They took us away; cap-tivity, cap-tivity.
Dm                  Gm   Am
 Required from us a song.
Dm                     Gm           Am
 Right now man say; re-patriate, re-patriate.
Dm                                    Gm   Am
 I and I patience, have now long time gone.

Dm                       Gm         Am
 Fathers, mothers, sons, daughters; everyone.
     Dm                    Gm      Am
Four hundred, four hundred million strong.
     Dm
Ethi-opia stretch forth her hand;
Gm                 Am
 Closer to God; we Africans,
Gm                 Am
 Closer to God; we Africans,
Gm                 Am
 Closer to God, we can.

       Dm                            Gm             Am
In our hearts is Mount Zion, now you know; seek the lion.
       Dm                            Gm            Am
In our hearts is Mount Zion, now you know, now you know.

Bridge 1:

G           F         Dm
 How can we sing in a strange land? (Sing in a strange land).
G              F         Dm
 Don't want to sing in a strange land, no.
G           F
 Liberation, True Democracy.
E7                   Ebm A7
 One God, One Aim... One Destiny.

Chorus 2:

Dm
 Rally round the, rally round the,
Gm                       Am 
 Red for the blood, that flowed like the river.
Dm                                 Gm                  Am
 Rally round the, rally round the, Green for the land; Africa.

Dm                                 Gm                   Am
 Rally round the, rally round the, Yellow for the Gold, that they stole.
Dm                                Gm                   Am
 Rally round the, rally round the, we the black people.

Verse 3:

   Dm                     Gm               Am
Re-member when we used to dress like Kings?
Dm                  Gm           Am
 Conqueror of land, conqueror of seas.
Dm
 Civilisation; far moved from caves,
Gm                        Am
 Oppressor, oppressor man live deh.
Dm                 Gm           Am
 I curse that day, the day they made us slaves. I say;

Bridge 2:

G           F         Dm
 How can we sing in a strange land? (Sing in a strange land).
G              F         Dm
 Don't want to sing in a strange land, no.
G           F
 Liberation, True Democracy.
E7                   Ebm A7
 One God, One Aim... One Destiny.

Chorus 3:

Dm                                     Gm         Am
 Rally round the flag, rally round the Red, Gold, Black and Green.
Dm                                Gm         Am
 Rally round the, rally round the Red, Gold, Black and Green.

Coda:

  Dm                   Gm     Am
A bright shining star; Africa.
           Dm                Gm      Am
Catch Star Liner, right now; Africa, Africa.
  Dm                          Gm      Am
A history, no more a mystery; Africa, Africa.
   Dm                   Gm      Am
Re-spect and authority; Africa, Africa.
      Dm                          Gm      Am
Climb ye the heights of humanity; Africa, Africa.
     Dm                      Gm     Am
Come rally, come rally, come rally, rally round the flag.

(Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   A       Dm      Gm      Am      G       F       E7      Ebm     A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 577655  x57765  355333  577555  355433  133211  x79797  x68876  575655


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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