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Song: 'Tin Soldier'
Artist: Stiff Little Fingers
Guitarists: Jake Burns/Henry Cluney
Album: 'Nobody's Heroes'
Year: 1980
Label: Chrysalis
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INTRO:

e--0~--|
B--0~--|
G--1~--|
D--2~--|
A--2~--|
E--0~--|
Ring this chord then it's bass for the next few bars until the lead guitar comes in with:
e--------------------------|
B--------------------------|
G--------------------------|
D--9-9/11-11\9-9XXXXXXXXXX-| X4
A--9-9/11-11\9-9XXXXXXXXXX-|
E--7-7/9--9-\7-7XXXXXXXXXX-|

Then on to this (it is still the intro):
e--0~----------------0~-------------2~------------0~-|
B--0~----------------2~-------------3~------------2~-|
G--1~----------------2~-------------2~------------2~-|
D--2~----------------2~-------------0~------------2~-|
A--2~----------------0~---------------------------0~-|
E--0~------------------------------------------------|
    He joined up to get a job and show he wasn't scared

e--0~------------------------0~-----------2~-----------------0~-|
B--0~------------------------2~-----------3~-----------------2~-|
G--1~------------------------2~-----------2~-----------------2~-|
D--2~------------------------2~-----------0~-----------------2~-|
A--2~------------------------0~------------------------------0~-|
E--0~-----------------------------------------------------------|
    Swapped boyscout hat for army cap he thought he'd be prepared

e--2~----------------2~--------0~-----------------0~-|
B--2~----------------4~--------2~-----------------0~-|
G--2~----------------4~--------2~-----------------1~-|
D--4~----------------4~--------2------------------2~-|
A--4~----------------2~--------0------------------2~-|
E--2~---------------------------------------------0~-|
      At the age of seventeen he was forced to choose

e--2~--------------------2~------------0~---------------------------------|
B--2~--------------------4~------------2~----------------4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-|
G--2~--------------------4~------------2~----------------4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-|
D--4~--------------------4~------------2-----------------4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-|
A--4~--------------------2~------------0-----------------2XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-|
E--2~---------------------------------------------------------------------|
     Now at the age of twenty-one he's in catch twenty-two
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LINK:
e----------------------|
B----------------------|
G----9~---9~---9~---9~-|
D----9~---9~---9~---9~-|
A----7~---7~---7~---7~-|
E--0~---0~---0~---0~---|
___________________________________________________________________________

VERSES:
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--9-XXXXXX--------------------------------7-XXXXXX------------------|
D--9-XXXXXX------------7-XXXXXX------------7-XXXXXX--------7-XXXXXX--|
A--7-XXXXXX------------7-XXXXXX------------5-XXXXXX--------7-XXXXXX--|
E----------------------5-XXXXXX----------------------------5-XXXXXX--|
1.   He joined up for just three years it seemed a small amount
2.   He joined up 'cos dad knew best - to do right by his son

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9-XXXXXX---------------------------------7-XXXXXX------------------|
D------9-XXXXXX------------7-XXXXXX-------------7-XXXXXX--------7-XXX7X7--|
A------7-XXXXXX------------7-XXXXXX-------------5-XXXXXX--------7-XXX7X7--|
E--------------------------5-XXXXXX-----------------------------5-XXX5X5--|
1(cont). But they didn't  tell him that  the first two didn't count.
2(cont). Now he hates and counts the dates that mark time on square one
___________________________________________________________________________

PRE - CHORUS:
e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------4~---4~---2~-----2~--------------|
D--4~--4~-----------4~---4~---2~-----2~-------2---2~-|
A--4~--4~-----------2~---2~---0~-----0~-------2~--2~-|
E--2~--2~-------------------------------------0~--0~-|
1.   At the age of seventeen how was he to know?
2.   At the age of seventeen he did as he was told

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------4~---4~-----------2XXXXXXX---------4X4X4X4X---|
D--------4~--4~--------------4~---4~-----------2XXXXXXX---------4X4X4X4X---|
A--------4~--4~--------------2~---2~-----------0XXXXXXX---------2X2X2X2X---|
E--------2~--2~------------------------------------------------------------|
1(cont).  that at the age of twenty one he'd still have one to go-
2(cont).  now at the age of  twenty one tin  still won't turn to gold-
____________________________________________________________________________

CHORUS:
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--9-9-9-9-----------------------------7-7-7-7------------------9-9-9-9----|
D--9-9-9-9---------------7-7-7-7-------7-7-7-7------------------9-9-9-9----|
A--7-7-7-7---------------7-7-7-7-------5-5-5-5------------------7-7-7-7----|
E------------------------5-5-5-5-------------------------------------------|
Tin soldier! He signed away his name Tin soldier! No chance for cash or fame

e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--9-9-9-9-----------------------------7-7-7-7------------9-9-9-9----|
D--9-9-9-9------------7-7-7-7----------7-7-7-7------------9-9-9-9----|
A--7-7-7-7------------7-7-7-7----------5-5-5-5------------7-7-7-7----|
E---------------------5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
Tin soldier! Now he knows the truth Tin soldier! Signed away his youth
____________________________________________________________________________

BRIDGE:
ok so up until now there's only been one guitar until the bridge:

Guitar 1 plays this chord palm muted literllay over and over:
e----|
B----|
G--9-|
D--9-| This does this continually until the solo.
A--7-| Throughout the singing and everything.
E----|

While guitar 2 does this 4 times before dropping out:

e-----------|
B-----------|
G-----------|
D-----------|
A--7h9------|
E------7h9--|
___________________________________________________________________________

SOLO:

Guitar 1:
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G--12br~-12h14-14h15-14-12-14-15-15/17-15-14-15-14-12-----|
D-----------------------------------------------------14~-| X2
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e---------------------------------------------------------|
B--12br~-12h14-14h15-14-12-14-15-15/17-15-14-15-14-12-10~-|
G---------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------| X2
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

on the third time they go:

Guitar 1:
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G--12br~-12h14-14h15-14-12-14-15-15/17-15-14-15-14-15-15/17~--|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
e-----------------------------------------------------17bh----|
B--12br~-12h14-14h15-14-12-14-15-15/17-15-14-15-14-15---------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________

FINAL CHORUS:

e----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G--9~----------------------------------------7~---------------------9~-
D--9~---------------------7~-----------------7~---------------------9~-
A--7~---------------------7~-----------------5~---------------------7~-
E-------------------------5~-------------------------------------------
Tin soldiers! You go and join the queue Tin soldiers! Do what they want you to!

e----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G--9~----------------------------------------7~---------------------9~-
D--9~---------------------7~-----------------7~---------------------9~-
A--7~---------------------7~-----------------5~---------------------7~-
E-------------------------5~-------------------------------------------
Tin soldiers! They take away your name Tin soldiers! They treat you all the same!
____________________________________________________________________________

OUTRO:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--9~--7~--9~-----9~--7~--9~-----9~------7~-------9~----9~------7~-----9~-
D--9~--7~--9~-----9~--7~--9~-----9~------7~-------9~----9~------7~-----9~-
A--7~--5~--7~-----7~--5~--7~-----7~------5~-------7~----7~------5~-----7~-
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Sign away your life! Sign away your life!

Then...
Guitar 1 does this 12 times:
e----------------------|
B--9---7-7-7-7-7-7/-9~-|
G--9---7-7-7-7-7-7/-9~-|
D--7~--5-5-5-5-5-5/-7~-|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|

Guitar 2 comes in on the fifth with this:
e-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G--13~--13b(14)-(14)-(14)r13----
D---------------------------14~- X4
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

Then it keeps bending this note at its own free will for the last 4 times:
e--12-|
b-----|
G-----|
D-----|
A-----|
E-----|

Now both finish on an E chord!!
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IT'S OVER!! Now please rate it!! Cheers!!

            
            
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Simmo43 10 May 09, 2007 07:36 AM

Very good tab.
Small point; guitar 2 was played by Henry Cluney not Ian McCallum.

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macclad 403 May 24, 2007 03:41 PM

Yeah, cheers, I'll change that if I can! Can't Fuckin' spell McCallum right anyway! Haha!

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