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Requiem for the Masses  The Association



 

 

  shockingly beautiful requiem mass parts [became] a favorite at live<br/>
  concerts.<br/>
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Note: guitar is capoed at 4th fret; chords are notated in brackets<br/>
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Intro:<br/>
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Snare roll [2X]<br/>
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(acapella w/military drums; chords implied):<br/>
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C#m                    B   G#m F# F#sus2<br/>
Requiem aeternam, requiem aete...rnam<br/>
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Verse:<br/>
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F#            F#6<br/>
[D]           [D6]<br/>
Mama, mama, forget your pies<br/>
      F#7                  F#<br/>
     [D7]                  [D]<br/>
Have faith they won't get cold<br/>
     F#                    F#6<br/>
     [D]                   [D6]<br/>
And turn your eyes to the bloodshot sky<br/>
      F#7            F#<br/>
      [D7]          [D]<br/>
Your flag is flying full<br/>
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   F# (octaves in piano l.h; guitar enters gradually)<br/>
   [D]<br/>
At half-mast <br/>
For the matadors<br/>
Who turned their backs<br/>
To please the crowd<br/>
And all fell before the bull<br/>
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Bridge 1:<br/>
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 B           A#m G#m      F#<br/>
[G]         [F#m] [Em]     [D]<br/>
Red was the color of his blood flowing thin<br/>
         B            A#m  G#m     F#<br/>
        [G]          [F#m] [Em]    [D]<br/>
Pallid white was the color of his lifeless skin<br/>
 B           A#m  G#m      F#<br/>
[G]         [F#m] [Em]     [D]<br/>
Blue was the color of the morning sky<br/>
    A<br/>
   [F]<br/>
He saw looking up from the ground where he died<br/>
                 G#m        F#<br/>
                 [Em]      [D]<br/>
It was the last thing ever seen by him<br/>
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(acapella w/military drums and sustained F# on bass; chords implied):<br/>
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F#m E  C#m B  F#<br/>
Kyrie elei...son<br/>
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(flugelhorn and military drums)<br/>
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[repeat verse]<br/>
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Bridge 2:<br/>
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Black and white were the figures that recorded him<br/>
Black and white was the newsprint he was mentioned in<br/>
Black and white was the question that so bothered him<br/>
He never asked, he was taught not to ask<br/>
What was on his lips as they buried him<br/>
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(acapella w/military drums; chords implied:)<br/>
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F#<br/>
Rex tremendae majestatis<br/>
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Coda:<br/>
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(acapella w/military drums; chords implied:)<br/>
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C#m                    B   G#m F# F#sus2<br/>
Requiem aeternam, requiem aete...rnam<br/>
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(flugelhorn and military drums to fade)<br/>
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-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers<br/>
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