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They Broke Him Down ukulele

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by Toh Kay
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These chord progressions are very Toh Kay's style so it wasn't too hard to figure out 
the gist of em. Any and all corrections are welcome! It's a great song that receives the 
Toh Kay treatment exceptionally well. Enjoy :)

Side note: chords shown are just the formations, not the actual note values.

                      C
Did I mention he was dreaming
                       E7
When the devil came to town
                    Am
I was awoken by the screaming
                   G
But nobody heard a sound
                        F
And the lies we tell at breakfast
                                  Am
Won't match the lies we share for lunch
                          E
And the lies we serve for dinner
                           F      G
They’re the tallest of the bunch, yeah
                     C
Did I mention he was cold
                     E7
When he finally lost control of the ghost
                   Am
And the epilogue I dreaded
                      G
Now seemed likely to console
                  F
And I'm still not understanding
                           Am
The things he did before he left
                            E
And the one thing that will haunt me
                          F               G
Is right before his final breath, when he said


                  C                     G
"Oh they broke me down, yeah they broke me down
   Dm                                    Am               G
So I can't be your saint you see, cause I won't be hanging around
                   C                     G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
   Dm                                         Am                       G
So I stood there and I held my breath cause I knew that it wouldn't be long
                   C
Till they broke me down


Instrumental
C G F X4

Am                 G
And no one holds a grudge dear
     F              C       G       Am
Like I do, I see it through
                G
And you may not remember
       F
It was nothing much at the time
C                     G
But I kept it bottled inside

E            F
   Oh and we all know how that goes
E            F
   I'd given up on letting go
C            Am                E
  So here we are, with nothing left, dear
               F
And now you've left here
          G
And I was last to know

                C
Holy smokes
                           E7
Some say he'd given up the ghost, but he wouldn't do that
                           Am
I think he's hiding in the background
                 G
Of his favorite photographs
                     F
And he's living as a beggar
                 Am
Or maybe a millionaire
                           E
But the one thing that I'm sure of
                         F                G
Is he found some comfort there, that's fair

                       C                     G
Because they broke him down, oh they broke him down
   Dm                               Am               G
So he can't be my saint no more, he won't be hangin around

Oh no


Instrumental
C G F x4

                   C                         G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
         Dm                                      Am              G
He said "I can't be your saint no more because I won't be hangin around"
                   C                       G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
   Dm                                           G
So I stood there and I held my breath because I knew that it wouldn't be long
                     C
Before they broke me down


Solo tab                                                               ______
                                                                      /1
e ---/12---11p9-----9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7------------------------------/--------|
B 5-------------9~----------------------5/7/9---9h10-7--7h9p7-7-5----/-5--7-5-|
G ----------------------------------------------------------------6~-/--------|
D -------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|
A -------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|
   ________________________
  /2
e --------------------------|
B 9~--11~--13p11--9--11--9~-|
G --------------------------|
D --------------------------|
A --------------------------|
E --------------------------|

            
            
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bedgnarly 43 Aug 03, 2014 03:21 PM

I submitted the guitar chord chart for this song over a year ago and whoever submitted this copy and pasted my chart exactly, not bothering to fix the mistake I pointed out on my own chart or even to erase my intro text. My submission was for guitar, not ukulele, so I demand that this post be removed. I will contact website staff about this issue.

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bedgnarly 43 Aug 03, 2014 03:22 PM

Whoever submitted this copied the guitar chord chart I posted over a year ago and made absolutely no changes. I demand that this be removed from the site.

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