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Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards  Billy Bragg

fret to be in key (E) with the recording.
[C] [C/B] [Am]  
 e ----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------1-------------1--------------1--1----1---1--1------------|
 G -------0-------------0--------------2--0h2--0h2-2--0h2----------|
 D -------2-------------0--------------2--0h2--0h2-2--0h2----------|
 A ---3----------3-2----------2-0----------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------------------------------------|

[play twice] 
[verse part1]:
[C] [C/B] [Am] [G]  
 e -----------d--u---------d--u-------d---u-------------------------|
 B -----------1--1---------1--1-------1---1-------------------------|
 G -----------0--0---------0--0-------2---2-------------------------|
 D -------2---2--2-----0---0--0----2--2---2-------------------------|
 A ---3-------------2-----------0-------------0--2--0---------------|
 E -----------------------------------------3-----------------------|
 it may've bn cam-e--lot f Jk & Jk--a-lyn---------------------| but on the
 che gue-va-ra hi-way fillinup w gas----------------------------|o-line

fi-del castsbrother s a rchlady w crying over
lux--rys dis-a-pointment shwover & hes trying*
[verse part2]:
[F] [G] [C] [C/B] [Am] [G]  
 e ------1----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ------1--1-------0--------1-----1-------1---------0--------------|
 G ----2----2-------0--0-----0-----0-------2---------0--------------|
 D --3-----------------0-----2-----0-------2---------0--------------|
 A --------------2-----------3-----2-------0---------2--------------|
 E ------------3-------------------------------------3--------------|

sympthze her but he thinks he shld warn her that the
[F] [G]  
 e ------1---------------------|
 B ------1---0---------0-------|
 G ----2------0--------0---0---|
 D --3--------0------------0---|
 A ------------0-----2------0--| [play intro riff twice]
 E ---------------3------------|

3rd wld is jstaround the corner
over the outro lines play [verse part 2]then [intro], for example:
 [<---------------verse part 2---------------------------->]

[F]1 leap forwards [G]2 leaps back, will p[C]oli[C/B]tics get [Am]me the s[G]ack
 [<----verse part 2-------->][<-----------intro---------->]

[F]waiting for the [G]great leap f[C]orwards[C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]
Here's the full thing
[play verse part1] 
[C]It may have been c[C/B]amelot for J[Am]ack and Jacquel[G]ine
or on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying over
luxury's disappointment so he walks over and he's trying
[play verse part2] 
to sy[F]mpathise with h[G]er but he th[C]inks that [C/B]he should [Am]warn her
G F G [play intro]
that the third world is just around the corner
[C] [C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]  
[play verse part1] 
[C]in the Soviet [C/B]Union, a sc[Am]ientist is bl[G]inded
[play verse part2] 
that D[F]octor Robert [G]Oppenheimer's [C]opti[C/B]mism f[Am]ell[G]
F G [play intro]
at the first hurdle
[C] [C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]  
[C]In the cheese pa[C/B]vilion, the [Am]only noise I [G]hear
is the sound of someone stacking chairs and mopping up spilled beer
and s[F]omeone asking q[G]uestions and b[C]asking[C/B] in the l[Am]ight
G F G [play intro]
of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer
[C] [C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]  
[C]Mixing pop and [C/B]politics, he [Am]asks me what the u[G]se is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses*
while l[F]ooking down the [G]corridor out to wh[C]ere the [C/B]van is w[Am]aiting[G]
F G [play intro]
I'm looking for the great leap forwards
[C] [C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]  
[C]Jumble sales are [C/B]organised and pam[Am]phlets have been p[G]osted
even after closing time, there's still parties to be hosted*
you can be [F]active with the [G]activists or sl[C]eep in [C/B]with the s[Am]leepers
[G]while you're
F G [play intro]
waiting for the great leap forwards
[C] [C/B] [Am] [Am] [C] [C/B] [Am] [Am]  
oh [F]1 leap forwards [G]2 leaps back, will [C]poli[C/B]tics get [Am]me the [G]sack
F G C [intro] C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards
well h[F]ere comes the future and you c[C]ant run from it
if [C]you've got a [C/B]blacklist I [Am]wanna be [G]on it
F G C [intro] C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards
well its a m[F]ighty long way down r[G]ock and roll
[C] F [C/B] G [Am] [G]C [intro] C/B Am Am
you're waiting for the great leap forwards
if [F]no-one out there [G]understands
start your o[C]wn revo[C/B]lution and [Am]cut out the m[G]iddleman
F G C [intro] C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards
in a p[F]erfect world we'd all s[G]ing in tune
but th[C]is is r[C/B]eality so g[Am]ive me some r[G]oom
F G C [intro] C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards
so j[F]oin the struggle wh[G]ile you may
the revol[C]ution is [C/B]just a [Am]T-shirt aw[G]ay
F G C [intro] C/B Am Am
waiting for the great leap forwards
d is a downstroke
u is an upstroke (kind of a lazy, incidental one)
h is a hammer on
* at the end of the last line of [verse part 1], the walk up from the G
to the C *might* be replaced by a walk up from a C to an F, so it'd be
the same fingering as the other lines of the verse, but move the end bit
all up one string
x32010 - C
x20010 - C/B
x02210 - Am
320003 - G
xx3211 - F
Have fun

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