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"Subdivision"

music and lyrics by Ani DiFranco
tabs by Ben Campbell

bencam55@mac.com

Tuning C F D G C C

This is not exact but its pretty close.

Note: the top two open "C" strings can be played at almost anytime in the song.
Have fun and improvise.

  Intro: (Play twice)  (Same as verse, which repeats 4x)

C |----------------------------------------------0----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10---------|
F |-0---------0---------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9-------|

C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|

Verse:

    White people are so scared of black people
C |----------------------------------------------0-----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0-----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0-----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10----------|
F |-0---------0----------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9--------|

  They Bulldoze out to the country and put up houses on little looptyloop streets
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|

  And while America gets its heart cut right out of its chest
C |----------------------------------------------0-----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0-----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0-----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10----------|
F |-0---------0----------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9--------|

  The berlin wall runs down main street separating east side from west
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|


pre chorus: (Only minor changes from Verse)

And Nothing is    stirring not   even a mouse
C |-----------------------------------------------------|
C |-------0---------------------------------------------|
G |-9---9---9------------9--------0----------0----------|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10-----9--9------------|
F |--0--------------------------------------------------|
C |----------------7-------7-----9------7---------------|

 In the boarded up stores and the broken down houses so they hang
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|

Colorful banners off al the street lamps just to
C |----------------------------------------------0-----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0-----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0-----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10----------|
F |-0---------0----------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9--------|

   Just to      Prove they got no manners no mercy and no sense and I'm
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|

Chorus:

     Wonderin what it will take for my city to rise
C |-----0-------------------------------0-----------|
C |---0------------0--------------------0-----------|
G |-2------------2----------7---7-------7-----------|
D |-2-----------------------------------------------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
C |-----------2-------------7------7----------------|

     First we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes
C |-----0-------------------------------------0-----|
C |---0------------0--------------------------0-----|
G |-2------------2----------7---7-------------7-----|
D |-2-----------------------------------------------|
F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
C |-----------2-------------7------7----------------|

The Ghosts of old buildings are haunting parking lots
	C |-----0-------------------------------------0-----|
	C |---0------------0--------------------------0-----|
	G |-2------------2----------7---7-------------7-----|
	D |-2-----------------------------------------------|
	F |-0-----------------------------------------------|
	C |-----------2-------------7------7----------------|

In the City of Good Neighbors that history
	C |-----0------------------------------------|
	C |---0------------0-------------------------|
	G |-2------------2-------------7---7---------|
	D |-2----------------------------------------|
	F |-0----------------------------------------|
	C |-----------2----------------7------7------|

Forgot...
C |------------|
C |------------|
G |---9--------|
D |------------|
F |------------|
C |---7--------|

Interlude (Play 2x) (same as intro)

C |----------------------------------------------0----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10---------|
F |-0---------0---------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9-------|

C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
G |------------------5---------5----------------7---------------7-----------|
D |-----10---------5---------5--5---------------7---------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--9-----------4---------5--------------------7---------------------------|


2nd verse:

I remember the first time I saw someone lying on the cold street
I thought, "I can't just walk past you, this can't just be true."
But I learned by example to just keep moving my feet.
It's amazing the things that we all learn to do.

2nd pre-chrous

So we're led by denial like lambs to the slaughter
Serving empires of style and carbonated sugar water and the old farmroad's a four-lane
That leads to the mall and my dreams are all guillotines waiting to fall

2nd Chorus:

And I wonder then what it will take for my country to rise.
First we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes.
'til nation's last taker succumbs to one last dumb decision
And America the beautiful is just one big subdivision.

outro  (play 8x)

C |----------------------------------------------0----|
C |-------0--------------------------------------0----|
G |----9----9----9-------9--------0--------------0----|
D |--------------------9---9--9--10--------10---------|
F |-0---------0---------------------------------------|
C |-----------------7-------7-----9-----------9-------|

            
            
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