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They Broke Him Down chords

by Toh Kay
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Capo 4.
Standard Tuning

These chord progressions are very Toh Kay's style so it wasn't too hard to figure out 
the gist of em. Any and all corrections are welcome! It's a great song that receives the 
Toh Kay treatment exceptionally well. Enjoy :)

Side note: chords shown are just the formations, not the actual note values.


                      C
Did I mention he was dreaming
                       E7
When the devil came to town
                    Am
I was awoken by the screaming
                   G
But nobody heard a sound
                        F
And the lies we tell at breakfast
                                  Am
Won't match the lies we share for lunch
                          E
And the lies we serve for dinner
                           F      G
They’re the tallest of the bunch, yeah
                     C
Did I mention he was cold
                     E7
When he finally lost control of the ghost
                   Am
And the epilogue I dreaded
                      G
Now seemed likely to console
                  F
And I'm still not understanding
                           Am
The things he did before he left
                            E
And the one thing that will haunt me
                          F               G
Is right before his final breath, when he said


                  C                     G
"Oh they broke me down, yeah they broke me down
   Dm                                    Am               G
So I can't be your saint you see, cause I won't be hanging around
                   C                     G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
   Dm                                         Am                       G
So I stood there and I held my breath cause I knew that it wouldn't be long
                   C
Till they broke me down


[Instrumental]

C G F (x4)

Am                 G
And no one holds a grudge dear
     F              C       G       Am
Like I do, I see it through
                G
And you may not remember
       F
It was nothing much at the time
C                     G
But I kept it bottled inside

E            F
   Oh and we all know how that goes
E            F
   I'd given up on letting go
C            Am                E
  So here we are, with nothing left, dear
               F
And now you've left here
          G
And I was last to know

                C
Holy smokes
                           E7
Some say he'd given up the ghost, but he wouldn't do that
                           Am
I think he's hiding in the background
                 G
Of his favorite photographs
                     F
And he's living as a beggar
                 Am
Or maybe a millionaire
                           E
But the one thing that I'm sure of
                         F                G
Is he found some comfort there, that's fair

                       C                     G
Because they broke him down, oh they broke him down
   Dm                               Am               G
So he can't be my saint no more, he won't be hangin around

Oh no


[Instrumental]
C G F (x4)

                   C                         G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
         Dm                                      Am              G
He said "I can't be your saint no more because I won't be hangin around"
                   C                       G
And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
   Dm                                           F
So I stood there and I held my breath because I knew that it wouldn't be long
                     C
Before they broke me down


[Solo]
                                                                       /1
e|---/12---11p9-----9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7------------------------------/--------|
B|5-------------9~----------------------5/7/9---9h10-7--7h9p7-7-5----/-5--7-5-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------6~-/--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------/--------|

  /2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|9~--11~--13p11--9--11--9~-|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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bedgnarly 43 May 09, 2013 12:18 AM, edited on August 3 2014, 07:16 pm

On the second repeat of the solo tab, all the notes should continue on up the G string, not the B string. My bad.

Edit: Went back and fixed it! Should be 100% accurate now.

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nebooms 10 May 09, 2013 09:57 AM

I was about to comment on that, and then I noticed you already did.

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TheRazzJazzler 10 Dec 11, 2014 10:09 PM

Great tab :) However I think the second last chord is in the shape of a F, not a G

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