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Ball And Chain chords

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(Colin Moulding)

Starts with C on 8th fret and then G7sus4 on tenth fret

C   G7sus4
Save us from the ball and chain,

C   G7sus4
Save us from the ball and chain,

C   G7sus4
Save us from the ball and chain,
Oh yeah,

Bb     F   C
The diggers and the tower cranes,

Bb     F   C
The diggers and the tower cranes.

Dsus4           D
Don't want demolition,

Csus4           C
Don't want your compensation,

Dsus4           D
It's not just bricks and mortar,

Csus4      C      G
We are lambs to slaughter.

Instrumental Break of of G to G7sus4 (at 4th fret)

Doo doo doo doo dooo

C   G7sus4  (at 8 and 10 frets)
Save us from the ball and chain,

C   G7sus4
Save us from the ball and chain,

C   G7sus4
Save us from the ball and chain,
Oh yeah,

Bb     F   C
The diggers and the tower cranes,

Bb     F   C
The diggers and the tower cranes.

Dsus4           D
Must we live in fear,

Csus4           C
From those who she'd no tears?

Dsus4           D
Our one and only shelter,

Csus4           C
Your games, your helter skelter.

Fm
Motorways and office blocks,
They're standing on the spot

               G
Where stood a home,

Fm
Crushing on the memories of people,
                          G
Who have since turned to stone.
(Ahh)

Fm                  G
They've turned to stone,
(Ahh)
Fm                  G
They've turned to stone.

Instrumental break of C (8 fret) and G7sus4 (at 10th)
leading to key change to G# played at 4th fret

C# (9th Fret)   G#7 sus4 (11fret)
Save us from the ball and chain,

C# (9th Fret)   G#7 sus4 (11fret)
Save us from the ball and chain,

C# (9th Fret)   G#7 sus4 (11fret)
Save us from the ball and chain,
Oh yeah,

B   F#          C#
The diggers and the tower cranes,

B   F#                 G# (4th Fret)
The diggers and the tower cranes.

Instrumental outro

G#   G#7  sus4   (4th Fret)   repeat to fade

Jim McGuiness Oct 2015

            
            
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