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"We're Not In Kansas" by Big Country 
From the Album "The Buffalo Skinners"

Tab by Colin Dawson - tabs@bruce-watson.net - January 2006

Comments and corrections welcome!

h = hammer
p = pull 
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

Intro - Guitar 1;

G               G7sus2  G7sus4  G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|3-3-----3-----0---5-----1-----0---5-----8-----0------3-----1-----0|
B|3---3-----3---------6-----1---------6-----8------------3-----1----|play three times
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 joins second time through;

G                G7sus2  G7sus4     G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---0-0-1---1-1-11-0---0-0-1--1-1-11--0---0-0-1---1-1-1|
G|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-2p0-0-0-0---0-0-00-2p0-0-0-2--2-2-22--2p0-0-0-0---0-0-0|play twice
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---3-0-0---0-0-00-0---3-0-3--3-3-33--0---3-0-3---3-3-3|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (Guitar 1 plays same as intro, Guitar 2 quietly plays a G on bottom 3 strings -
using palm muting across the bridge - throughout the verse);

What did you learn in school today?

Did you learn to run when the teachers pray?

Did they teach you enough to know the state you're in?

Not enough to get out, not enough to win? Get it on now!

Guitar break

Guitar 1;

G               G7sus2  G7sus4  G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|3-3-----3-----0---5-----1-----0---5-----8-----0------3-----1-----0|
B|3---3-----3---------6-----1---------6-----8------------3-----1----|play twice
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2;

G                G7sus2  G7sus4     G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---0-0-1---1-1-11-0---0-0-1--1-1-11--0---0-0-1---1-1-1|
G|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-2p0-0-0-0---0-0-00-2p0-0-0-2--2-2-22--2p0-0-0-0---0-0-0|play twice
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---3-0-0---0-0-00-0---3-0-3--3-3-33--0---3-0-3---3-3-3|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (same guitar parts a verse 1);

What did you learn at home today?

Did you learn to hate in the proper way?

Did your liberated parents patronise your friends?

Cos they had enough money cos they had the right skin?

Bridge:

G7sus2                  G7sus4                      G              G
       I wandered round thinking; well what kind of place is this?

G7sus2      G7sus4                G       G
Well maybe it's in the parks.      Ah, maybe it's in the stores.

G7sus2              G7sus4              G       G
But I know if we're being honest, it's in the people.

G7sus2                   G7sus4
But they're all caught up in the traffic,

G        G7sus4
listening to the weather.

Chorus;


G      F                 F           C (or Csus2)              G 
Well dog, I know we're not in Kansas. The sky's all coloured wrong.

F                 F           C (or Csus2)         G 
I know we're not in Kansas. The days are all too long.

F                F                 C (or Csus2)           G 
I sure don't understand this. That's what you're howling for.

F                 F       C (or Csus2) G
I know we're not in Kansas, Kansas anymore.

Guitar break;

Guitar 1;

G               G7sus2  G7sus4  G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|3-3-----3-----0---5-----1-----0---5-----8-----0------3-----1-----0|
B|3---3-----3---------6-----1---------6-----8------------3-----1----|
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2;

G                G7sus2  G7sus4     G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---0-0-1---1-1-11-0---0-0-1--1-1-11--0---0-0-1---1-1-1|
G|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-2p0-0-0-0---0-0-00-2p0-0-0-2--2-2-22--2p0-0-0-0---0-0-0|
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---3-0-0---0-0-00-0---3-0-3--3-3-33--0---3-0-3---3-3-3|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Verse 3 (same guitar parts a verse 1);

What did you learn in your job today?

Did you learn to sleep while the boss is away?

And you shut your mouth when he calls you down?

Cos there's not much work in that kind of town.

Bridge;
G7sus2               G7sus4                      G              G
     I wander around thinking; well what kind of place is this.

G7sus2       G7sus4                 G     G
Where they say hey,   ah    what did you do in the war?

G7sus2       G7sus4                   G      G
And I ask; well hey man, ah  what did you do with the peace?

G7sus2            G7sus4                    G    G7sus4
Well we built these real safe weapons,  so you could sleep with ease.

Chorus;
(playing the C chord as a Csus2 also sounds quite good)

G      F                 F           C                  G 
Well dog, I know we're not in Kansas. The sky's all coloured wrong.

F                 F           C                G 
I know we're not in Kansas. The days are all too long.

F                F                 C                   G 
I sure don't understand this. That's what you're howling for.

F                 F       C         G
I know we're not in Kansas, Kansas anymore.



G                         G              G 
        Well what kind of place is this?

G7sus2                    G7sus4                       G      G
On the wrong side of the rainbow,    where the twisters never come.

G7sus2                        G7sus4                     G     G
And they tore up all the yellow bricks,   and they sold them to Japan.

G7sus2                G7sus4                     G     G7sus4
And still the advertisers tell you, hey, there's no place like home.

Chorus;

G      F                 F           C                  G 
Well dog, I know we're not in Kansas. The sky's all coloured wrong.

F                 F           C                G 
I know we're not in Kansas. The days are all too long.

F                F                 C                   G 
I sure don't understand this. That's what you're howling for.

F                 F       C         G
I know we're not in Kansas, Kansas anymore.

Chorus;

G      F                 F           C                  G 
Well dog, I know we're not in Kansas. The sky's all coloured wrong.

F                 F           C                G  
I know we're not in Kansas. The days are all too long.

F                F                 C                   G 
I sure don't understand this. That's what you're howling for.

F                 F       C         G
I know we're not in Kansas, Kansas anymore.

Guitar break;

Guitar 1;

G               G7sus2  G7sus4  G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|3-3-----3-----0---5-----1-----0---5-----8-----0------3-----1-----0|
B|3---3-----3---------6-----1---------6-----8------------3-----1----|play twice
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2;
 
  G                G7sus2  G7sus4     G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---0-0-1---1-1-11-0---0-0-1--1-1-11--0---0-0-1---1-1-1|
G|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-2p0-0-0-0---0-0-00-2p0-0-0-2--2-2-22--2p0-0-0-0---0-0-0|play twice
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---3-0-0---0-0-00-0---3-0-3--3-3-33--0---3-0-3---3-3-3|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar solo;

To make this next part easier to tab, I've used the following shorthand;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
r = let ring i.e. sustain
sd = slide down

E|----------------------------------0rrrrrr--------------0rrrrrr-----------|
B|1rr-1rr-1rr-1rr-3-1rr-1rr---3-1-3-3b4b3p1--1----1-3----3b4b3p1--1----1-3-|
G|4b5-4b5-4b5-4b5-2-4b5-4b5---2-2-2--------2rr--2-2-2-----------2rr--2-2-2-|
D|----------------------------------------------2--------------------2-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|0rrrrrr-----0rrrrrr----0rrrrrr-----0rrrrrr----0rrrrrr--------0rr-0rr-0rr--------------|
B|3b4b3p1--1--3b4b3p1--1-3b4b3p1--1--3b4b3p1--1-3b4b3p1--1-3-1-3b4-3b4-3b4-3b4-3b4-3b4sd|
G|-------2rr---------2rr--------2rr---------2rr--------2rr-2-2--------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

To make this next part easier to tab, I've used the following shorthand;

3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
0 = 20th fret
1 = 21st fret
2 = 22nd fret
r = let ring i.e. sustain
0brr = bend up about half a semitone
sd = slide down

E|----8-0-0brr-0brr-0brr-0brr-0brr-0brr---8-0-2p0p8-8-2p0p8-8-8---0brr-0brr-0brr-0brr|
B|8-0-----------------------------------0----------0-------0----0--------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|0b2rrr-0b2rrr-0b2rrr--2p8-8-2p8-2p8-8-2p8-8-2p8-8sd----|
B|-------------------------0-----0---0-----0-----0----0sd|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

To make this next part easier to tab, I've used the following shorthand;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret
8 = 18th fret
9 = 19th fret
r = let ring i.e. sustain
sd = slide down

E|------------------------1rr-1rr-1rr-1rrrrrr-1rrrrrr-1rrrrsd-|
B|1rr-1rr-1rr-1rr-3-1rr---3b4-3b4-3b4-3b4rrrr-3b4rrrr-3b4b3sd-|
G|4b5-4b5-4b5-4b5-2-4b5---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar break (no shorthand);

Guitar 1;

G               G7sus2  G7sus4  G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|3-3-----3-----0---5-----1-----0---5-----8-----0------3-----1-----0|
B|3---3-----3---------6-----1---------6-----8------------3-----1----|play twice
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2;

G                G7sus2  G7sus4     G7sus2  G7sus4add9 G7sus2  G7sus4
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---0-0-1---1-1-11-0---0-0-1--1-1-11--0---0-0-1---1-1-1|
G|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-2p0-0-0-0---0-0-00-2p0-0-0-2--2-2-22--2p0-0-0-0---0-0-0|play twice
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0---3-0-0---0-0-00-0---3-0-3--3-3-33--0---3-0-3---3-3-3|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G
E|3----|
B|0----|
G|0----|
D|0----|
A|2----|
E|3----|



Chords:

CHORD       | E A D G B E

C           | 3 3 5 5 5 3
Csus2       | 3 3 5 5 3 3
F           | 1 3 3 2 1 1
G           | 3 5 5 4 3 3 
Gsus4       | 3 5 5 5 3 3 
G7sus4      | 3 5 5 5 6 3
G7sus2      | 5 5 5 7 6 5
G7sus4add9  | 3 5 5 5 3 5

            
            
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