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Levi Stubbs' Tears  Billy Bragg


I've seen a couple request for this so I thought I'd put my two
cents worth in. Maybe not completely accurate, but it will give
you a start. Most of the song is done using the bass strings and
muted, except where the Bm to A at the end of a measure is (listen
to the song to see what I mean). The two string riff before and
during the first part of the chorus will be denoted by two string
chords. They will be marked with a *. Feel free to correct as
need - especially the bridge.
Bm 799777 D x5777x D* xxxx75
A 577655 D/C#x4777x A* xxxx55
G 355433 C* xxxx53 B* xxxx77
F#m 244222 G* xxxx33
[Bm] [F#m] [G] [A]  
With the [Bm]money from her accident
She [A]bought herself a mobile [D]home[D/C#]
So at [A]least she could get some enj[G]oyment
out of living [Bm]alone[Bm] [A]
No one could [G]say she was left upon the [D]shelf
Its [A]you and me against the world she mumble to herself
C* G* D* A* C* G* D* B*
C* G* D* A* Bm Bm A
When the world falls apart somethings stay in place
[G]Levis Stubbs [A]tears roll down his [Bm]face[F#m]
She [Bm]ran away from home [A]in her mother's best [D]coat[D/C#]
She was [A]married before she was [G]even entitled to [Bm]vote[Bm] [A]
And her [G]husband was one of those [D]blokes
The sort who [A]only laughs at his own [Bm]jokes
The [G]sort that a war takes [D]away
And when there [A]wasn't a war he left her anyway
CHORUS (omit F#m)
[D]Norman [A]Whitfield and [G]Barratt [A]Strong
Are [D]here to make [A]right every[Bm]thing that's wrong
[D]Holland and [A]Holland and Lamont [G]Dozier [A]too
A (hold)
Are here to make it okay with you
[Bm]One dark night he [A]came home from the [D]sea[D/C#]
And put a [A]hole in her body, [G]where no hole should [Bm]be[Bm] [A]
It hurt her [G]more to see him walking out the [D]door
And though they [A]stiched her back together they left her heart in
pieces on the [Bm]floor[Bm] [A]
When the [G]world falls apart [A]somethings stay in [Bm]place[Bm] [A]
She takes [G]off the Four Tops tape
[A]and puts it back in its [Bm]case[Bm] [A]
When the [G]world falls apart [A]somethings stay in [Bm]plac[Bm]e[A]
[G]Levis Stubbs [A]tears[Bm] [Bm] [A]
Fade on G A Bm A

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A Bm D D/C# F#m G
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