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Half Penny Two Penny Tab

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Song: Half Penny, Two Penny
Artist: Styx
Album: Paradise Theater


Tuning: Standard


Song Order:
Intro
Verse 
Main riff
Verse
Chorus
Main riff
Verse
Chorus

(Piano bridge
Guitar solo)

Verse
Chorus 

(Outro)




Intro/main riff

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7-5---5/7--------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x------------7p5-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7-5---5/9--------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x------------7p5-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7-5---5/7--------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x------------7p5-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x----------------/10-------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7-5----/9--------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x------------7p5-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|



Verse:
e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7--5-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x---------7--5-------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x---------5--3-------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---5--7-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x---------5--7-------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x---------3--5-------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---7--5-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x---------7--5-------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x---------5--3-------------------------------------------------|
E|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------x-x-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9--x-x-x-x--11-9---5--7-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--x-x-x-x---------5--7-------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x---------3--5-------------------------------------------------|



Chorus:

   C  F     C  F     C   G  A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----6--------6-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5-----5--5-----5------2------------------------------------------------|
D|-5--3-----5--3-----5---5--2------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------3--------3---5--0------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3---------------------------------------------------|

C              F            
Yes, I'm gonna shake myself loose

C           F        
Back home across the sea

C            G              A
Where I know that I will be free


/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
r = release
hb = half step bend
wd = whammy dive
~ = vibrato
+ = harmonic
< = pick slide
x = Mute note


Half penny, two penny, gold krugerrand
He was exceedingly rich for such a young man
Sad story, old story
Bring out the band
Another divorce just a few hundred grand

Half penny, two penny, back of the queue
Yes mister poor man this means you
Justice for money what can you say
We all know it's the American way

Yes, I'm gonna shake myself loose
Back home across the sea
Where I know that I will be free

Half penny, two penny, back in the states
You just couldn't take that African pace
Yes, Mrs. cleaver your son's home to stay
We all know it's the American way

Yes, I'm gonna shake myself loose
Back home across the sea
Where I know that I will be free


Half penny, two penny, ashes to dust
The almighty dollar says in God we trust
Justice for money how much more can I pay
We all know it's the American way

Yes, I'm gonna shake myself loose
Back home across the sea
Where I know that I will be free
(I want to be free)

Yes, I'm gonna shake myself loose
Back home across the sea
Where I know that I will be free
(we all want to be free)
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