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                             Post War Blues - Dan Mangan
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Standard tuning, Capo on 5th fret if using Dan's chord construction. 

Most chords are finger picked with thumb striking root note on 1st and 3rd beat 
and fingers strumming higher notes on 2nd and 4th beats. 
Listen to the song for a better feel, this video has him playing acoustically: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16z4-SSFeo0
Chords with an * are strummed rather than finger picked.

This is how Dan plays the chords, standard construction works just as well:
D  10 9  12 11 x  x
A  6  7  11 9  x  x
Bm 7  9  9  7  7  7 
G  x  10 12 12 12 

D
Let's start a war for the kids 
A
A purpose for which to unite 
D
Make them some words they can mince 
G*               D                A
What they don't know, They won't mind 

D
Find them a foe for the fight 
A
And stories to tell as they age 
D
Then maybe time will decide 
G*             D                A
Which ones keep and which ones fade 

Chorus: 
Bm *                             D
There's the deepest sleep in my life, 
Bm*                            D
from which I am slowly coming to 
A*                  Bm*
And every morning I wait for the news 
A*
oh this is, this is post war blues 

guitar solo 

Make me a means to an end 
Oh make me an ending in sight 
Make me insightful again 
What I can't see, I can't fight 

Make me a fire to burn 
burn all the letters I wrote 
write me a list of concerns 
If we are at peace 
If we are at ease 
I want to know 

Chorus: 
There's the deepest sleep in my life 
from which I am slowly coming to 
And every morning I wait for the news 
Oh this is, this is post war blues 

Oh this is, this is post war blues

            
            
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Dr. Awesome 10 Jul 15, 2012 06:25 AM

I've watched the video many times and his finger placement for the A chord is 0 7 11 x x x

try it and it sounds right and is a much easier chord shape

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ScareCrow3517 21 Mar 27, 2013 05:30 PM

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Post War Blues - Dan Mangan
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EDITED: Fixed A chord finger placement, added Bm before the D during the verse.

Standard tuning, Capo on 5th fret if using Dan's chord construction.

Most chords are finger picked with thumb striking root note on 1st and 3rd beat
and fingers strumming higher notes on 2nd and 4th beats.
Listen to the song for a better feel, this video has him playing acoustically:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16z4-SSFeo0
Chords with an * are strummed rather than finger picked.

This is how Dan plays the chords, standard construction works just as well:
D 10 9 12 11 x x
A 0 7 11 x x x
Bm 7 9 9 7 7 7
G x 10 12 12 12

Let's start a war for the kids
A
A purpose for which to unite
Bm D
Make them some words they can mince
G* D A
What they don't know, They won't mind

Find them a foe for the fight
A
And stories to tell as they age
Bm D
Then maybe time will decide
G* D A
Which ones keep and which ones fade

Chorus:
Bm * D
There's the deepest sleep in my life,
Bm* D
from which I am slowly coming to
A* Bm*
And every morning I wait for the news
A*
oh this is, this is post war blues

guitar solo

Make me a means to an end
Oh make me an ending in sight
Make me insightful again
What I can't see, I can't fight

Make me a fire to burn
burn all the letters I wrote
write me a list of concerns
If we are at peace
If we are at ease
I want to know

Chorus:
There's the deepest sleep in my life
from which I am slowly coming to
And every morning I wait for the news
Oh this is, this is post war blues

Oh this is, this is post war blues

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