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Suffer  The Waterboys

I hope to transcribe the lead guitar at some point in the future,
but i thought I'd do the chords in the meantime to give something to improvise over.
Play in an offbeat ska style using chord shapes high up the neck (7+).
Sometimes adding a Dmajor for one beat after the Bm in the chorus sounds good
Improvise using Em pent.
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Em Bm x 4
(Chorus x2)
I'm gonna [Em]suffer for you no [Bm]longer
I'm gonna [Em]suffer for you no [Bm]more
I'm gonna [Em]write you out of my[Bm] life
and shut the d[Em]oor[Bm]
[C] You [D]tried to drive a [Em]wedge be[D]tween me and my [C]friends
You [D]pushed me to the [Em]edge [D]time and a[C]gain
I've been [D]living in your [Em]shade since I [D]can't remember [C]when
Now I'm [D]bringing this [Em]charade to an [D]end
There was subtlety and skill in your manipulative ways
You chipped away my will so you could make me stay
You soothed me with your voice until I obeyed
but I'm making my own choice from today
Em Bm x8
You used the tongue of love like a boxer uses fists
You contained me like a glove or a creeping cloak of mist
You guaranteed the stars but there always was a twist
Now I see you as you are - Egotist !
(Chorus x2)
I've got a ticket in my hand and I must be moving on
but I want you to understand that from the moment I am gone
I release and let you go - you owe nothing now to me
I'm not angry anymore - I'm free !
(Chorus to finish)

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