ontario quebec and me

Billy Bragg





Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 12:15:11 +0000



/b/Billy_Bragg/Ontario_Quebec_and_Me.tab

Not on a studio album. This is roughly tabbed from the Red Stars/Phoenix
93 CD. Stick a capo at the 5th fret to play along with the CD (in C)

With a little help from Francois Rousseau's chords.


[intro]:

       G               D      G           Em    D
 e ------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------0----------------------3------------
G -----------------0---2-2-----------------------2-2----------
D -----------------0---0-0------------------2---0--------------
A ----------------------------2-----0------2-2-----------------
E -----3--------3-------------------------0--------------------
      you dont need my xmas cards  you already have my


     C
e -----------------------------------------------------------
B ---------1----------------1--------1-----------------------
G -------0-----------------0----0-0--0------------------------
D -----2------------------2-----2-2---------------------------
A ---3-------------------3-----------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------
    he -ar -ar -eart


    G                            D         G
e -------------------------------------------------------------
B ------0------------------------3---3-0-----------------------
G -------0---------------------0-2---2-------------------------
D --------0--------------------0-0---0------------------------
A ---------2--------------2--2-------------2-2-----------------
E ----3-------------------3--3-------------.-.-----------------
            this has been a holiday ro-o-mance


       Am                          C        D
e --------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------0-1-0--------------1--------3---------
G --------------2----------2----------0-------------------
D ------------2--------------2------2--------4------------
A -----0---------------------------3------3/5-------------
E --------------------------------------------------------
       right from the  ve- ery   start


      D                       C    G
e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------1-------------------------------
G ----------------------------0-------------------------------
D --------4-------------------2-------------------------------
A ----5-----------------------3----2---2----------------------
E ---------------------------------3---3----------------------
      we know ho-ow - ow to spend the time


       Em                  D           C
e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------1---1--1--0---------
G -------------------------2-2-----------0-----------2--------
D -------------------------0-0-----------2--------------------
A --------------------------------------3---------------------
E -----0---0--------------------------------------------------
      who cares          about the    weather


            G                           D        G
e -----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------0------------------0----------------
G -------------------0---0--------------2--------------------
D ----------0--------0------------------0---------0----------
A ----------2-------------------------------------2---0------
E ----------3------------------------------------(3)-----3--
     we'll dance in the town   til the sun goes down


     Em          D      C
e -----------------------------------------------------------
B ---------0-----3------1----------------------1--1--1--0----
G --------0------2-2----0----strum-C----------0-----------2--
D ---------------0------2---------------------2--------------
A ----------------------3--------------------3---------------
E ----0------------------------------------------------------
 and push   our beds to-ge- e - e - ther


[verse 2, picking pretty much the same as verse 1]

          G                   D      G          Em        D      C


from the land of the midnight sunglasses to the mountains of the moon

G                       D       G       Am                   C   D


you could never stay a day too long nor never come back too soon


D                C        G     Em         D              C
we know how to spend the time  who cares about the weather

        G                         D        G
we'll dance in the town till the sun goes down

      Em       D    C
and push our beds together



[bridge]:

     G                  Em     D     G
e ------(3)-----------------------------------------------------
B -------0----------------------3--------0-----------------------
G ------0----------------------2---------0------------------------
D -----0------------------2---0----------------------------------
A -----------------------2-----------2---------------------------
E ----3-----------------0------------3---------------------------
         and you know what a fool I am


                C              D       G
e -------------------0-0---------2----------------------------
B -------------------1-1---------3---------0------------------
G -------------------0-0---(0)---2---------0------------------
D --------------2----------(2)-0-----------0------------------
A --------------3----------------------2----------------------
E -------------------------------------3----------------------
      with my short        attention span


                      C       D         Em
e ------------------------0------2-----------------------------
B ------------------------1------3-----------------------------
G ------------------------0------2---------(0)-----0-----------
D --------------------2--------0------------0------0-h-2-p-0---
A --------------------3---------------------0-h-2--------------
E --------------------------------------0----------------------
      flying in the rainy    season,   too


                    C         D           G
e ----------------------------2-2-----------------------------
B ------------------1---------3-3------0----------------------
G ------------------0---------2-2------0-----0-0-0------0-0-0-
D ------------------2---------0-0------0-----0-0-0------0-0-0-
A ------------------3---------------------2----------2--------
E ----------------------------------------3----------3--------
     nothing can   keep me awa-ay from   you


[break]:
     G                     D        G
e --------------------------------------(3p0-------------------
B --------/3-3--3\1-0------3--3--0-----------0)----------------
G ---0--0--0-0--0---0------2--2--0-----------------------------
D ---0--0---------------0--------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------2--------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------


     Em        D              C                   D    G
e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------3--3---------------1-----1------------3---------
G ------------2--2---------------0-----0----------------------
D --0-h-2-----0--0------------------2---------2-2/4-----------
A --0-h-2-----.--.-----0 h-2-/3-----3---------3-3/5-----------
E --0---------------------------------------------------3-----
                                                        [thumb]

     G                     D        G
e ----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------3--3\1-0------3--3--0--------------------0h1---
G -----------0--0---0------2--2--0--------------------------
D ----------------------0-----------------------------------
A ----------------------------------2-----------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------

     Am                          C        D
e --------------------------------------------------------
B --------------0-(0h)1--0--------------1-------3---------
G ------------2-----------2----------0--------------------
D ----------2---------------2------2-------4--------------
A ---0----------------------------3------3/5--------------
E --------------------------------------------------------


[repeat 'we know how to spend the time..', etc.]

[end on a G]



h is a hammer on
p is a pull off
/ is a slide up
\ is a slide down


if you can't get hold of the CD, this is at about 100 beats per minute,
and here's the melody for the vocal (capo at 5th fret again) :

e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B--0---3----3---1-----1-0------0----0---0-0-0----------0----------
G-----------------------------------------------2---2----0-----0--
D-----------------------------------------------------------2-----
  you dont need my christmas cards you already have my he-a-ar-art


e--------------------------------------------------------------
B--3----3----3---1--0---------0--0-----------------------------
G--------------------2--2---2----------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------
   this has been a holiday ro-o-mance


e-------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------0-----0----------------------------------
G---2------0---0--0-----------2--0----------------------------
   right from the ve-ry    st-a-art


e-------2----3--2--0------0---------------------------------
B---3------------------3--------3---3-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
    we know ho-ow-ow  to spend the time


e--------0-------------------------------
B---3--------0-------------0-------------
G---------------2--0---2-------0-----0---
D--------------------------------2-------
   who cares ab-o-out the wea-ea-ea-ther


e-------------------------------------------------
B----------0---0--0----0-------------------0------
G--2------------------------2---0---2---2-----0---
   we'll dance in the town til the sun go-es down


e------------------------------------
B---0---0----0-------------0---------
G----------------2--0---2----0----0--
D------------------------------2-----
   and push our be-eds to-ge-e-e-ther



bridge :

e----------------0----------------
B---0---0---3--------0--3---1--0--
G---------------------------------
   and you know what a fool I am


e-------------------------------
B---0---3----1---1-0-----0---0--
G----------------------2--------
   with my short attenti-on span


e---------------------------------
B---0---------------0-----0-------
G-----2----0------------2------0--
D-------------2---2---------------
   flying in the rainy season, too


e---------------------------------------
B-----------0-----------0---------------
G---0--2--------2---2----2-0---------0--
D--------------------------------2------
   nothing can keep me a-wa-ay from you



Nic
Nic.Boulton@cw.mercury.co.uk









































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