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FAR AFGHANISTAN - JAMES TAYLOR
"Before This World"(2015)
Submitted by ClassicalfreaK


INTRO (lower case: individual notes, not chords)
f#-a - B5
d-e-a - B5

Bm       A/C# D            A        F#m  Bm
Back home Indiana, we just learn to get along
G    A        D               Am                   Em9
Civilized and socialized they teach you right from wrong
G      A         D          A                C#m  F#m
How to hold your liquor and how to hold your tongue
Bm      A/C#  D          A     F#m Bm
How to hold a woman or a baby or a gun

    Bm      A/C#    D                A   F#m    Bm
But nothing will prepare you for the far Afghanistan
        G      A        D           A                F#m
You can listen to their stories and pick up what you can
    G      A        D             A              C#m F#m
You listen to their stories maybe read a book or two
  Bm           A/C# D          G       A       F#m   Bm
Until they send you out there, man you haven’t got a clue

C#m    A     C#m              A         C#m   A F#m
Oh the Hindu Kush, the Band-e Amir, the Hazara

     Bm       A/C# D             A       F#m   Bm E/B Bm
They tell you a tradition in the hills of Kandahar
         G     A        D            A              F#m
They say young boys are taken to the wilderness out there
G     A      D         A               C#m F#m
Taken to the mountain alone and in the night
Bm    A/C#     D               A         F#m    Bm
If he makes it home alive they teach him how to fight

     Bm          A/C#   D              A       F#m        Bm
They fought against the Russians, they fought against the Brits
           G          A    D              A             F#m
Hell, they fought old Alexander, talking ‘bout him ever since
    G     A  D      A                C#m F#m
And after 9/11 here comes your Uncle Sam
 Bm      A/C#   D             A     F#m  Bm
Another painful lesson in the far Afghanistan

C#m A C#m A C#m A
C#m A F#m Bm E/B Bm

      Bm    A/C#  D             A    F#m    Bm
I was ready to be terrified and ready to be mad
      G     A     D             A          F#m
I was ready to be homesick, the worst I’ve ever had
  G        A     D           A            C#m F#m
I expected to be hated and insulted to my face
    Bm     A/C#   D                  A      F#m    Bm
But nothing could prepare me for the beauty of the place

   Bm          A/C# D             A        F#m     Bm
No matter what they tell you, all soldiers talk to God
       G       A     D      A               F#m
It’s a private conversation written in your blood
    G       A  D              A        C#m F#m
The enemy’s no different, bad-ass holy wind
     Bm       A/C# D                    A       F#m   Bm
That crazy bastard talks to God and his God talks back to him

E/G# A C#m F#m Bm
B5
(solo)
[fade out ...]

            
            
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matts7 10 Jun 04, 2016 09:27 AM

I was pleasantly surprised that someone chose to tab this.
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