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"Country Life" 
by Show of Hands

Transcribed by Chris Parker

Em                  G            C
Working in the rain cutting down wood
G                   D
Didn't do my little brother much good
Em                    G        C
Lost two fingers in a chainsaw bite
G                  D
All he does now is drink and fight
C                    D       G
Sells a bit of grass hots up cars
Am              G          C
Talks of travel never gets far
C              D        G
Loves his kids left his wife
Am                   G       C
An everyday story of country life

Em                              G     C
And the red brick cottage where I was born
       G                D
Is the empty shell of a holiday home
Em                       G      C
Most of the year there's no-one there
G                       D
The village is dead and they don't care
C                  D       G
Now we live on the edge of town
Am                          G          C
Haven't been back since the pub closed down
C                D        G
One man's family pays the price
    Am                      G       C        C
FOr another man's vision of country life

C           Em    C      D
I'm singing oooooooh oh ooh
Em    C      D
oooooooh oh ooh...

Em            G      C
My old man is eighty four
G              D
His generation won the war
Em               G       C
He left the farm forever when
G                 D
They only kept on one in ten
C             D      G
Landed gentry county snobs
Am                       G          C
Where were you when they lost their jobs
C                 D     G
No-one marched or subsidised
   Am             G      C
To save a country way of life

Silent fields empty lanes

Drifting smoke distant flames

Picture postcard hills on fire

Cattle burning in funeral pyres
C                 D       G
Out to graze they look so sweet
   Am                G        C
We hate the blood we want the meat
C                  D       G
Buy me a beer I'll take my knife
Am                 G       C       C
Cut you a slice of country life   

C           Em    C      D
I'm singing oooooooh oh ooh
Em    C      D
oooooooh oh ooh...

Em                          C
If you want cheap food well here's the deal
Family farms are brought to heel
Em              C
Hammer blows of size and scale
Foot and mouth the final nail
Em                C
The coffin of our English dream
Lies out on the village green
Em                C
While agri-barons CAP in hand
Strip this green and pleasant land
   Em                C
Of meadow, woodland, hedgerow, pond
What remains gets built upon

Em         C
No trains, No jobs
No shops, no pubs
Em        C        D
What went wrong
D              Em   C             D
Country life        Country life
        N/A                  Em
It's a little bit of country life

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