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The  Waterboys - Red Army Blues

Harmonica:
7 6- 7 7- 6 
7 7- 6- 7- 7 8 7- 6
   
   
RED ARMY BLUES


Intro: Am - Em - Am - Em - F - Em - F - C - G 2x


Soft guitar sliding intro:

   Am           Em           Am                  Em
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
B|-13s-10s-13-|-12s8-------|-13s12s10s12s13s17-|-12s8------|
G|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
D|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
A|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|

   F            Em            F           C    G
E|------------|------------|------------|-----------|
B|-10s-8------|-6s-5-------|-10s-8s-10--|-13s--12---|
G|------------|------------|------------|-----------|
D|------------|------------|------------|-----------|
A|------------|------------|------------|-----------|
E|------------|------------|------------|-----------|




Saxofoon lick:

   Am  F        G  Em        Am          F       G  Em
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
B|-13--10--13-|-12-8-------|-13-12-10-12-13-17-|-12-8------|
G|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
D|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
A|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|


   Am  F        G  Em        Am          F       G  Em
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
B|-13--10--13-|-12-8-------|-13-12-10-12-13-17-|-12-8------|
G|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
D|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
A|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|
E|------------|------------|-------------------|-----------|


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VERSE 1
********
       Am                  F
When I left my home and my family
   G              Em
My mother said to me
           Am                       F
"Son, it's not how many Germans you kill that counts
         G                   Em
It's how many people you set free"
     Am              F
So I packed my bags, brushed my cap
G                   Em
Walked out into the world
Am              F
Seventeen years old,
G              Em
Never kissed a girl

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SAX
****
Am F G Em X2

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VERSE 2
********
Am                F
Took the train to Voronezh
            G               Em
That was as far as it would go
Am                   F
Changed my sax for a uniform,
       G                    Em
Bit my lip against the snow
  Am                F
I prayed for Mother Russia
       G             Em
In the summer of '43
          Am                F
And as we drove the Germans back
           G                   Em
I really believed that God was listening to me

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SAX
****
Am F G Em X2

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VERSE 3
********
       Am          F
Now we howled into Berlin
         G                 Em
Tore the smoking buildings down
Am             F
Raised the Red Flag high
G                   Em
Burnt the Reichstag brown
Am             F
I saw my first American
        G                    Em
Well he looked a lot like me
           Am                    F
He had the same kind of farmer's face
             G                      Em      
Said he come from some place called Hazard, Tennessee

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SAX
****
Am F G Em X4

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VERSE 4
********
Am               F
When the war was over
   G                Em
My discharge papers came
       Am                    F
Me and twenty hundred others
        G                 Em
Went to Stettiner for the train
Am               F
"Kiev!" said the Commissar
      G                  Em
"from there your own way home"
Am             F
I never got to Kiev
G                  Em
We never came back home
Am                      F
Train went north to the Taiga
     G                       Em
Were stripped and marched in file
       Am             F
Up the Great Siberian road
    G                   Em
For miles and miles and miles and miles
Am                     F
Dressed in stripes and tatters
     G             Em
In a Gulag left to die
            Am      F
All because Comrade Stalin was scared
     G               Em
that we'd become too westernized!

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SAX
****
Am F G Em X8

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VERSE 5
********
Am              F
Used to love my country
G            Em
Used to feel so young
Am      F
Used to believe that life
        G         Em
Was the best song ever sung
Am                F
I would have died for my country
G       Em
In 1945
    Am       F         G       Em
But now only one thing remains      X4
    G     Em      Am
The brute will to survive

Am F G Em X2

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SAX
****
Am F G Em X8

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London April 1982
On "A Pagan Place" and "The Whole Of The Moon"

Tabbed by woutermoscou

            
            
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izzieb 10 Apr 11, 2010 02:07 AM

awsome dude thanks

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Gock 20 Oct 28, 2014 06:25 AM

I've got to say, I love this song. Nice easy chords but it doesn't always have to be difficult to be a great song. I am also trying to find the chords for "Somebody Might Wave Back", also by the Waterboys but I can't find them anywhere. Anyone got any ideas?

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ayreon77 21,833 Feb 17, 2015 07:09 AM

nice tab, i like the way you lay it out looks very similar to the way i lay mine out, nice tab

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