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Anthem for a Lost Cause  Manic Street Preachers

<i></i>Wonderful wistful song from the Manics' 2013 Rewind album.
Lots of beautiful rolls on and off sus chords / minor chords,
which I've hopefully illustrated below.
Standard tuning
Capo 4
Chords
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Am x02210
Am/F# 2x021x
G 320003
Gsus4 320010
Esus 022200
Em 022000
Dsus4 xx0233
D/A x00232
Bm x24432
C9 x32030
C x32010
Intro
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[Am] [Am/F#] [G] [Em]  
[Am] [Am/F#] [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G]  
Verse 1
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It's a [Am]cold and lonely message at the [Am/F#]end of a song
It in-[G]vaded hearts and minds but they [Em]couldn't get along
It can [Am]ask you to remember it can [Am/F#]ask you for a dance
So it [G]seems that every song now [Em]is just one last chance
[Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G]  
Chorus 1
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[Gsus4]Take [G]this it's [Esus]your - [Em]s
An [Asus4]anth -[Am]em for a lost [Dsus4]cau -[D/A]se now [Bm]ashes bone and splinter
What was [Em]once a glittering prize the [C9]composition [C]rites[C9] [C]
[Am] [Am/F#] [G] [Em]  
Verse 2
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Oh re-[Am]demption love and departure I [Am/F#]think your work is done
[G]Paris St. Petersburg don't [Em]need a tower of song
Es-[Am]cape's not worth the capture so [Am/F#]walk that lonesome road
No [G]joy or earthly rapture [Em]nothing to take the load
[Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G]  
Chorus 2
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[Gsus4]Take [G]this it's [Esus]your - [Em]s
An [Asus4]anth -[Am]em for a lost [Dsus4]cau -[D/A]se now [Bm]ashes bone and splinter
What was [Em]once a glittering prize the [C9]composition [C]rites[C9] [C]
Chorus 3
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[Gsus4]Take [G]this it's [Esus]your - [Em]s
An [Asus4]anth -[Am]em for a lost [Dsus4]cau -[D/A]se now [Bm]ashes bone and splinter
What was [Em]once a glittering prize the [C9]composition [C]rites[C9] [C]
INST
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[Am] [Am/F#] [G] [Em]  
[Am] [Am/F#] [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G]  
[Gsus4] [G] [Esus]your - [Em]s
[Asus4] [Am] [Dsus4]cau -[D/A]se[Bm]
[Em] [C9] [C] [C9] [C]  
Chorus 4 / close
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[Gsus4]Take [G]this it's [Esus]your - [Em]s
An [Asus4]anth -[Am]em for a lost [Dsus4]cau -[D/A]se now [Bm]ashes bone and splinter
What was [Em]once a glittering prize the [C9]composition [C]rites[C9] [C] [G]
 
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I hope I've done it justice!
Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
November 2013

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Am Am/F# Asus4 Bm C C9 Dsus4 Em Esus G Gsus4
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