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From Red to Blue  Billy Bragg

Subject: b/bragg_billy/from_red_to_blue.crd
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 14:24:49 +1000
From: Mackay School Support Centre
"From Red to Blue"
Billy Bragg
(from the album "William Bloke")
Notes: I suggest playing it using barre chords with a rhythm similar to that
used in the first bar of the intro. On the CD it is actually about a quarter
tone lower than shown below (who cares right?). The breaks aren't quite
perfect but will sound effective enough.
Transcribed by: Dean Malone
Intro and end of every verse
 e ----1-----1-----|----------------|
 B ----1-----1-----|--1---0---1-0---|
 G ----2-----2-----|--2---0-------0-|
 D ----------------|--2---0---------|
 A ----------------|0---------------|
 E 1-----1-----1-3-|----------------|

[F]Another [Am]day dawns grey,[Gm] It's enough to [Bb]make my spit
[F]Still we go[Am] on our way[Bb], just putting [Gm]up with it
[C]And when I [Dm]try to make[C] m[Bb]y feelings known to [Gm]you
[F]It sounds like [Am]you have [Bb]changed from [Gm]red to bl[F]ue
( Tab from: )
[F]Well you're a [Am]father now, [Gm]you see things in [Bb]different ways
[F]For every [Am]parent will, [Bb]gain perspective on their [Gm]wilder days
[C]But that alone does[Dm] not explai[C]n,[Bb] the change I see in [Gm]you
[F]The way you've [Am]drifted o[Bb]ff f[Gm]rom red to [F]blue
[Dm]Somet[C]imes I [Bb]think to my[F]self
Should I vote [Bb]red for my [F]class or g[Bb]reen for our [F]children?
[Dm]But [C]whatever [Bb]choice I [F]make
 I will not foresake e ----------------|
 B --8---6---5---3-|
 G --9---7---5---3-|
 D 10---8----7--5---| (not quite right -
 A ----------------| but sounds good anyway)
 E ----------------|

[F]So you [Am]bought it all,[Gm] the best your [Bb]money could buy
[F]And I watched you [Am]sell your soul [Bb]for their bright [Gm]shining lie
[C]Where are the [Dm]principl[C]es[Bb] of the friend I thought I [Gm]knew?
[F]I guess you [Am]let them [Bb]fade [Gm]from red to [F]blue
[F]I hate the [Am]compromises[Gm] that life forces [Bb]us to make
[F]We must all [Am]bend a little[Bb] if we are [Gm]not to break
[C]But the ideals you [Dm]opted out[C] o[Bb]f, I still hold them to be [Gm]true
F Am Bb Gm F (hold)
I guess they weren't so firmly held by you.

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