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Sons of Liberty  Frank Turner

Song: Sons of Liberty
Artist: Frank Turner
Album: Poetry of the Deed
Tuning: Standard
Note: I think there's something going on in the verses before the D chord goes back to
the E chord, but I can't quite pin it down. A-maj just doesn't sound right.
[E]Once an honest man could go from sunrise to its [D]set
[D]without encountering agents of his state or governm[E]ent.
[E]But a sorry cloud of tyranny has fallen across the l[D]and,
[D]brought on by the hollow men, who did not under[E]stand
[E]that for centuries our forefathers have fought and often [D]died
[D]to keep themselves unto themselves, to fight the rising [E]tide,
[E]and that if in the smallest battles we surrender to the [D]state,
[D]we enter in a darkness whence we never shall es[E]cape.
[F#] [B] [E] [B] 
Whe[A]n they raise their hands up our lives to possess,
[F#]to know our souls, to [B]drag us [E]down, we'll re[B]sist.[A]
[E]Watt Tyler led the people in 13[D]81
[D]to meet the king at Smithfield and issue this de[E]mand:
[E]that Winchester?s should be the only law across the l[D]and,
[D]the law of old King Alfred's time, of free and honest [E]men.
[E]Because the people then they understood what we have since for[D]got:
[D]that governments will only work for its own bene[E]fit.
[E]And I?d rather stand up naked against the elements a[D]lone
[D]than give the hollow men the right to enter in my [E]home.
[F#] [B] [E] [B] 
Whe[A]n they raise their hands up our lives to possess,
[F#]to know our souls, to d[B]rag us[E] down, we'll re[B]sist.[A]
[E] [-] [E]  
 E - E - E - D - E - E - D 

- A - E (x4)
CHORUS (First two times no guitar, guitar on third and fourth time)
[E]Stand up sons of liberty and [D]fight for [A]what you [E]own.
[E]Stand up sons of liberty and [D]fight, fight [A]for your [E]homes.
[E]So if ever a man should ask you for your business, or your [D]name,
[D]tell him to go and fuck himself, tell his friends to do the [E]same.
[E]Because a man who'd trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless [D]sleep
[D]doesn't deserve the both of them, and neither shall he [E]keep.

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