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The Green Fields Of France chords

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Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I was surprised to see how many inaccurate tabs there are out there.
Does anyone listen to them before they rate them anymore?
                                                                 Capo on 3rd like all
other tabs say, just use the shapes provided and it will all become clear. Be a bit 
with the picking and strumming. Theres a lot of bass runs in the song which I haven’t
but they aren’t too hard to figure out from this, but this does me fine. The asus4 parts 
just hammer ons and pull offs, add them in as you see fit.

Heres the chords as I use them. I hope this is of some help to you. Please comment, enjoy!
 Gaz (freaky_bulb@hotmail.com)

D xx0232
D/A x00232
G 320033
Em7 02203x
A x0222x
Asus4 x0223x
D/B x20230

[Intro]
D, D/A D, D/A, D, D/A.

[verse]

       D         D/A       G        Em7
Well, how do you do, young Willie McBride
       A         Asus4  A       G         A      Asus4
Do you mind if I sit here, down by your graveside
      D        D/A             G           Em7
And rest for awhile 'neath the warm summer sun
          A          Asus4 A   G          D     
I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done
   D                D/A          G        Em7
I see by your gravestone you are only nineteen
         A                Asus4 A   G            A    Asus4
When you joined the great fallen in nineteen-sixteen
  D             D/A        G             Em7
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean
         A        Asus4 A        G          D
Or, young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene

[chorus]

         A                              G             D
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly
         A                              G          A Asus4
Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down
        G                          D      D/B
Did the band play The Last Post in chorus
        D             G               A    D   D/A  D  D/A
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest


thats the bulk of it. just stick the following words over the appropriate parts:

[verse]
    D           D/A        G         Em7
Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
   A         Asus4  A          G         A      Asus4
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined
  D               D/A     G           Em7
Although you died back in nineteen-sixteen
   A          Asus4 A              G       D     
In that faithful heart are you forever nineteen
   D              D/A          G     Em7
Or are you a stranger without even a name
  A        Asus4 A      G            A    Asus4
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame
      D             D/A     G            Em7
In an old photograph, torn, battered and stained
    A   Asus4 A        G             D
And faded to yellow in brown leather frame

[chorus]

         A                              G             D
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly
         A                              G          A Asus4
Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down
        G                          D      D/B
Did the band play The Last Post in chorus
        D             G               A    D   D/A  D  D/A
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest

[verse]

    D           D/A           G               Em7
The sun, now it shines on the green fields of France
   A                  Asus4  A              G           A      Asus4
There's a warm summer breeze that makes the red poppies dance
    D            D/A             G         Em7
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds
   A          Asus4 A                      G          D     
There's no gas, no barbed wire, there's no gun firing now
    D           D/A             G              Em7
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land
    A        Asus4  A             G           A    Asus4
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand
   D             D/A           G          Em7
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
     A     Asus4 A              G             D
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned

[chorus]

         A                              G             D
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly
         A                              G          A Asus4
Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down
        G                          D      D/B
Did the band play The Last Post in chorus
        D             G               A    D   D/A  D  D/A
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest

[verse]

          D        D/A            G           Em7
Ah, young Willie McBride, I can't help wonder why
   A       Asus4  A         G            A      Asus4
Do those that lie here know why did they die
    D        D/A               G            Em7
And did they believe when they answered the cause
         A      Asus4 A           G             D     
Did they really believe that this war would end wars
          D           D/A            G          Em7
Well, the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain
     A          Asus4 A       G       A    Asus4
The killing and dying was all done in vain
           D        D/A           G         Em7
For, young Willie McBride, it all happened again
     A   Asus4  A        G         D
And again and again and again and again!

[chorus]

         A                              G             D
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly
         A                              G          A Asus4
Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down
        G                          D      D/B
Did the band play The Last Post in chorus
        D             G               A    D   D/A  D  D/A
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest


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flatwound 1,332 Sep 28, 2013 05:51 PM

Should it be,
....G...........D
And I'm nearly done

Same for
.G.........D
Slow and obscene

other than that really great tab

Thanks for putting it up here

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