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The Day I Broke The Law Chords

by UB40
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UB40 wrote `The Day I Broke The Law` whilst in Nashville as a joke country song,
They then added strings changed the arrangements to what appears on their 2001 album `Cover Up`.
Below is the Rhythm/Reggae Guitar Chords/Structure and the Lyric arrangement.

[Chords]

     EADGBE
D    X57775
Bm   799777
G    X 10 12 12 12 10
Em   X79987
A    577655
A5   577XXX       
B5   788XXX
C#5  X466XX       
D5   X577XX

Horn section and Drums are the intro.

[Verse 1]
    D                              Bm
Tomorrow i`ll be coming home i hope to find you all alone,
     D                            Bm  
With open arms to greet me at the door,
D
You cried as i was led away it seems like only yesterday,

But after all these years i can`t be sure.

[Bridge 1]
D                 Bm
While i`ve been dreaming dreams of you,
D                Bm                 G
Not knowing what your going through,
               Em               G
I prayed that you`d remember me,
           Em
But i know life goes on you see.

[Chorus 1]
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm                       D    D    D    D   
I broke your heart the day i broke the law.

[Verse 2]
      D                                  Bm   
The man you knew don`t hurt no more my tears were shed behind locked door,
          D                            Bm
I`ve told myself you`ve gone a thousand times,
N.C
Still when it got too much to bear i`d run my fingers through your hair, 
N.C
Your kissing lips were always on my mind.

[Bridge 2]
D                 Bm
While i`ve been dreaming dreams of you,
D                Bm                 G
Not knowing what your going through,
               Em               G
I prayed that you`d remember me,
           Em
But i know life goes on you see.

[chorus 2]
D                     Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                     Bm                   D    D    D    A5 B5 C#5 D5
I broke your heart the day i broke the law.

[verse 3]
N.C
So yesterday they set me free they gave me back my liberty,
N.C
They gave me something else i can`t ignore,
N.C
A chance to go back where i`m from a chance to even call upon,
N.C
My friends but they don`t live there anymore.

[Bridge 3]
D                 Bm
While i`ve been dreaming dreams of you,
D                Bm                 G
Not knowing what your going through,
               Em               G
I prayed that you`d remember me,
           Em
But i know life goes on you see.

[Outro Chorus Till Fade]
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law,
D                 Bm
I broke your heart the day i broke the law.


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