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Deja Vu chords by Roger Waters ver 2

Whatever your strumming pattern, here are some of the basic licks and
embellishments that can be used throughout the song.

[Intro]
  G                      Gsus4      G                      Gsus4
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0-------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|----------------|
G|0-------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|--------------0-|
D|0-------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|------------0---|
A|2---------------|--------2h3-----|----------------|--------2h3-----|
E|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|
  G                      Gsus4      G                               [ C ]
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|----------0-0---|1
G|--------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|----------0-0---|0
D|--------0-----0-|----------------|--------0-----0-|----------0-0---|2
A|----------------|--------2h3-----|----------------|----------------|3
E|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|
                                                  If I had       been God

[Verse] C embellishment
  C
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|
B|1-------1-----1-|----------------|
G|0-------0-----0-|--------0-------|
D|2-------2-----2-|--------0h2-----|
A|3-------3-------|3---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


[Bridge]
 G/B
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|
B|0---------------|
G|0---------------|
D|0---------------|
A|2-----3-----4---|
E|----------------|
  D                                 Em
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|--------2-----2-|--------2-2---2-|--------------0-|----------------|
B|--------3-----3-|--------3-3---3-|--------0-----0-|0---------------|
G|--------2-----2-|--------2-2---2-|--------0-----0-|0-----------0---|
D|0---------------|0---------------|--------2-------|2-----4---------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|0---------------|----------------|

|  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
| G | G Gsus4 | G |

G/B               | D | D | C | C | G | G Gsus4 | G |
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|
B|0---------------|
G|0---------------|    ...
D|0---------------|
A|2-----0---------|
E|------------3---|

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CHORDS

Chords in square brackets are optional. They include notes from the string
section or the harmonies.
Lower case letters in square brackets are single notes, meant to be played
as indicated in the [Bridge] tab above.

          E-A-D-G-B-e
Gsus4     x-3-0-0-x-x  or 3-x-0-0-1-3
G/B       x-2-0-0-0-3
G7        3-x-0-0-0-1
Gmaj7     3-x-0-0-0-2
Cm7/Bb    x-1-1-0-1-x
G6        3-x-0-0-0-0
Cadd9     x-3-2-0-3-0

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[Intro]
| G | G Gsus4 | G | G Gsus4 |
| G | G Gsus4 | G |


[Verse]
   G          C
If I had been God
             C
I would have rearranged the veins in the face
                    C
To make them more resistant to alcohol
                  |  G  | G  Gsus4  |  G  |
And less prone to ageing


[Verse]
   G          C
If I had been God
             C                                                 C
I would have sired many sons and I would not have suffered the Romans
             G             | G  Gsus4  |  G  |
To kill even one of them


[Bridge]
  [b c  c#]
 [ G/B ]      D
If I had been God
         [e     f#  g]
Em                   |  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
  With my staff and my rod

| G | G Gsus4 | G |

  [b    a g]
 [ G/B ]       D
If I had  been given the nod
    C                         G          | G  Gsus4  |  G  |
I believe I could have done a better job


[Verse]
   G       |  C  |  %  |
If I were a drone
|  C  | C               |  G  | G  Gsus4  |  G  |
      Patrolling foreign skies
        G              | C |    C
With my electronic eyes ... for guidance
|  C  |      C           |  G  | G  Gsus4  |  G  |
     And the element of surprise


[Bridge]
  [b    c  c#]
 [ G/B ]     D
I would be a-fraid
    [e    f# g]
Em               |  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
  To find someone home

| G | G Gsus4 | G |

        [b    a g]
G      [ G/B ]       D
 Maybe a woman  at a stove
       D             D/A
Baking bread, making rice,
        D       Dsus2 D   |  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
or just boiling down  some bones
           [ G ]
If I were a drone


[Instrumental]
| G | G7 | C | % | Cm | % |
| G | G Gsus4 | G | Gmaj7 G7 |
| C | % | Cm7/Bb | % |
| G | G Gsus4 | G | G |



[Ending]
    D
The temple's in ruins, the bankers get fat
    C
The buffalo's gone and the mountain top's flat
    D
The trout in the streams are all hermaphrodites
    C
You lean to the left but you vote to the right
|  G  |    G          C
    And it feels like déjà vu
G             [ Gmaj7       G6 ]  C
  The sun goes down and I'm still missing you
G                   [ Cadd9 ]       C
 Counting the cost of love that got lost
    D
And under my Gulf Stream in circular pools
  [break]
        C
There's ninety-nine cents worth of drunkards and fools
      [break]


[Outro]
| G | % | Cadd9 | % |
| G | % | C | % |
| G | % | C | % |
| D | % | C | % | G

The Last Refugee Chords by Roger Waters

[Intro]
| A#m | C# | B | B |
| F# | F# |
| C# | G#m | A#m | C# |
| B | B | F# | F# |

[Verse]
C#          G#m
Lie with me now
A#m
Under lemon tree skies
C#
Show me the shy, slow smile you keep hidden by
B
Warm brown eyes
F#
Catch the sweet hover of lips just barely apart
    C#        G#m                                       A#m
And wonder at loves sweet ache, and the wild beat of my heart.
C#  B                    F#
Oh, rhapsody tearing me apart.

[Verse 2]
      C#                                 G#m
And I dreamed I was saying goodbye to my child
        A#m                       C#
She was taking a last look at the sea.
B
Wading through dreams, up to our knees in warm ocean swells
      B
While bathing belles, soft beneath
F#
Hard bitten shells punch their iPhones,
            F#
Erasing the numbers of redundant lovers
               C#          G#m
And search the horizon and you'll find my child down by the shore
A#m
Digging around for a chain or a bone
C#m                                             B
Searching the sand for a relic washed up by the sea
             F#
The last refugee

Fighting For The Sweetness chords – Roger Alan Wade

 Really easy song that Roger hasn't recorded onto an album yet.  I'm basing the 
lyrics and chords off his performance at Scenic City Roots.  Some of the best 
lyrics I've ever read!  Forgive me if I've spelled one of the French words wrong.  
Have fun with it! :D
_______________________________
Capo the 1st fret!


Intro:  D G D 
On the boulevard in Paris called the Shanzelize
 G 
I ducked into a sad cafe
 D 
Sat down with the ghost of Hemingway
 A G 
Ordered a bottle of Beaujolais and talked about everything
                            D 
We talked all night about everything

 D 
He said “where'd you get that old rucksack?”
 G 
I said “Popeye just got back
 D 
From ramblin' 'round with Kerouac
 A G 
I left him by the railroad track, he gimme this turquoise ring
               D 
He gimme this turquoise ring”

 D 
Ernest said “Yeah, well how's Jack doin'?”
 G 
I said “Man he sure seemed congruent
 D 
Still a crazy social truant
 A G 
Just bummin' around and and gettin' fluent in the Tao Te Ching
                  D 
Still doin' that Buddhist thing

 Bm 
I left him hungry and needin' a shave
 A 
Master of Zen and a freedom slave
 Bm 
Runnin' off to sleep on Charlie Parker's grave
 A G 
I said “Hey Jack, tell Baird I said hey and man thanks for the ring
          D 
Thanks again for the ring”

             G D 
And I will follow the footsteps through the garden
                A D 
I'll lick the nectar from that holy flower of freedom
       G D 
I ask nothing more of my life and nothing less
              A D D7 
You know it all comes down to havin' the courage to be yourself I guess
               G D 
It all comes down to fightin' for the sweetness
       A D 
Ohhh, Momma...Fightin' for that sweetness

 D 
I seen a grievous angel on my way over here
 G 
At a jazz joint in Georgetown swillin' Jamaican beer
 D 
I said “are you okay Gram?  You're actin' weird“
 A G 
He said “Roy Buchanan used to play in here, yeah I'll be okay
                 D 
I'll be okay my friend”

 D 
So we shot some pool and made some bets
 G 
He told me bout this girl named Emmylou he'd met
 D 
He bummed my last cigarette
      A G 
And ran off lookin' for Stan Getz hummin' Hickory Wind
               D 
Just hummin' Hickory Wind

And I will follow the footsteps through the garden
I'll lick the nectar from that holy flower of freedom
I ask nothing more of my life and nothing less
You know it all comes down to havin' the courage to be yourself I guess
It all comes down to fightin' for the sweetness
Ohhh, Momma...Fightin' for that sweetness

      D 
Then Django Reinhardt come strollin' in
      G 
With Arthur Rimbaud and a bottle of gin
       D 
Said “They fooled around and missed the train again”
 A G 
They's out lookin' for Hank Williams, they wanted to buy him one
                                         D 
Everyone always wanted to buy ol' Hank one

 D 
So Ernie stood up to say hello
    G 
He turned to me and said “Man I gotta go
 D 
So long Hank, so long Django
 A G 
I gotta get back to Idaho, I gotta kiss my gun
                         

Roger Rabbit chords – Sleeping With Sirens V4

 Hello people. This is the version I like the best. You don't need a capo or 
anything to play.  The strumming pattern is up for you to decide, it's not my 
thing so... yeah, I hope you like it! Enjoy

 Em 
Is there a right way for how this goes?
 C D 
You got your friends, and you got your foes.
 Em 
They want a piece of something hot,
 C D 
forget you name like they forgot.
 Em C D Em 
Oh, ain't that something?

 Em 
Some wanna see you crash and burn,
 C D 
and criticize your every word.
 Em 
I'm tring to keep you from goin' insane,
 C D 
ain't that the way of this whole damn thing?
 Em C D Am 
Oh, trying to be something, more.

 C G 
Nobody's gonna love you if,
 D Em Am 
you can't display, a way to capture this.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna hold your hand,
 D               
and guide you through,
               Em D                  
no it's up for you to understand.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna feel your pain,
 D       
when all is done,
 Em D 
and it's time for you to walk away.
 C 
So when you have today,
 D Em 
you should say all that you have to say.

(Play the intro tab if you know it)

 Em 
Is there a right way for being strong?
 C D 
Feels like i'm doing things all wrong.
 Em 
Still i'm here just holdin' on,
 G D 
confess my heart and forgive my wrongs.
 Em                  ( C )            Am 
Just trying to show you something, more.

 C G 
Nobody's gonna love you if,
 D Em        
you can't display, a way to capture this.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna hold your hand,
 D               
and guide you through,
               Em D                  
no, it's up for you to understand.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna feel your pain,
 D       
when all is done,
 Em D 
and it's time for you to walk away.
 C 
So when you have today,
 D Em 
you should say all that you have to say.

 C D 
Don't point the blame when you can't find nothing.
                                                          Em 
Look to yourself, and you might find something.

It's time that we sorted out,
 D 
all of the things, we complain about.

 C D 
So listen close to the sound of your soul,
                                               Em 
take back a life we lived once before.
 Am 
If it ain't you, then who?
                                                     C 
If it ain't you, then who is gonna love you?

 C G 
Nobody's gonna love you if,
 D Em Am 
you can't display, a way to capture this.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna hold your hand,
 D               
and guide you through,
               Em D                  
no, it's up for you to understand.
 C G 
Nobody's gonna feel your pain,
 D       
when all is done,
 Em D 
and it's time for you to walk away.
 C 
so when you have today,
 D Em 
you should say all 

Psycho Bitch From Hell chords – Roger Alan Wade

 This has always been one of my favorite "novelty" songs by Roger Alan Wade.  I 
never quite understood all of the lyrics until I really dug in and did some heavy 
thinkin' and searchin'.  I'll have a tiny vocabulary section at the end of the 
song just in case anyone was as confuddled as I was.


Intro: E (Strum once)


Chorus 1:

         A 
She's a psycho bitch from Hell
          E 
Suckin' on a Pall Mall
          B7 
She gets drunk as a carload of white trash
               E 
Walks like a duck
       A 
She's hairy as the missin' link
       E 
Her 12D wide Pick 'n Pay stink
            B7 E 
The nicest thing she ever said to me was "you suck"


Verse 1:

        A E 
Oh the best mood she ever been in was a bad mood
 B7 E 
It just tends to go from bad to worse
             A E 
And all she ever gave a damn about was a shot of Early Times and a Quaalude
       B7 E 
But a good ass-whippin' is what her big ass deserves


Chorus 2:

         A 
She's a psycho bitch from Hell
          E 
Suckin' on a Pall Mall
          B7 
She gets drunk as a carload of white trash
               E 
Walks like a duck
       A 
She's hairy as the missin' link
       E 
Her 12D wide Pick 'n Pay stink
            B7 E 
The nicest thing she ever said to my momma was "your son sucks"


Verse 2: 

               A E 
Well her ole momma's still in jail, cause her daddy drank up the bail
     B7 E 
And her whole family thinks that Bob Saget is funny
                 A E 
And her little twin sister used to be a whore, but that little pig ain't no whore no more
          B7 E 
Cause nobody's desperate enough to give the little skank no money


Chorus 3:

         A 
She's a psycho bitch from Hell
          E 
Suckin' on a Pall Mall
          B7 
She gets drunk as a carload of white trash
               E 
Walks like a duck
       A 
She's hairy as the missin' link
       E 
Her 12D wide Pick 'n Pay stink
            B7  (Strum once)                                                                E 
The nicest thing she ever said to me was "you better come bail me out or I'll kill your family"
____________________________________

Early Times is a brand of whiskey

A quaalude is a sedative pill

In the line "Suckin' on a Pall Mall" (Pall Mall is a brand of cigarette), Roger 
pronounces it like "Pell Mell" to rhyme with the first line better.

And in the line "Her 12D wide Pick 'n Pay stink" (12D is a men's shoe size and 
"Pick n' Pay" is a the name of a store chain).

Big Ass Happy Family chords – Roger Alan Wade

 I'm not even sure if there is a studio version of this song (yet).  I'm going by 
the way Roger played it on a bootlegged concert I heard a while ago.  It's in 
standard tuning with no capo.


Intro:  G 

Yeah I am a kaleidoscope in a "paint by numbers" world
 D G 
My only light of hope is my Tristan girl
My sister lord she loves me, she knows I ain't no use
             D G 
Hell she's crazy as Johnny Knoxville and got more cats than Dr. Seuss

        C G 
We are one big ass happy family
       D G 
Under one big ass family tree
         C G 
We are one big ass happy family
             D G 
And life is one big ass family jubilee

 G 

There's a faith beyond religion, a color deeper than your skin
      D G 
Hallelujah brothers 'n sisters, everybody just come on in
God reveals himself to me in the blood of Jesus Christ
         D G 
He's almighty and may reveal himself in other ways in other eyes

We are one big ass happy family
Under one big ass family tree
We are one big ass happy family
And life is one big ass family jubilee

(Key Change)

 E A E 
We are one big ass happy family
       B7 E 
Under one big ass family tree
        A E 
We are one big ass happy family
             B7 E 
And life is one big ass family jubilee
      
         A E 
We are one big ass happy family
       B7 E 
Under one big ass family tree
        A E 
We are one big ass happy family
             B7 E 
And life is one big ass family jubilee

Reincarnation chords – Roger Miller

 Some people play the B as a B7, it's up to you.


 E
If I was a bird and you was a fish, what would we do?
I guess we'd wish for
 E B
Reincarnation, reincarnation
 E A E
Wouldn't it be a sensation to come back too like reincarnation?


 E
If I was a tree and you was a flower, what would we do?
I guess we'd wait for the power of
 E B
Reincarnation, reincarnation
 E A E
Wouldn't it be a sensation to come back too like reincarnation?


 C#m A C#m
I love you and don't you know I always will
 F#m
You're a girl, I'm a boy
                        B
But suppose you were a rose
And I was a whip-poor-will


 E
If I was a bird and you was a fish, what would we do?
I guess we'd wish for
 E B
Reincarnation, reincarnation
 E A E
Wouldn't it be a sensation to come back too like reincarnation?


 E
Ber bi doo ba ba bi doo
                       E
Boo boo boo boo ber bom


 C#m A C#m
I love you and don't you know l always will
 F#m
You're a girl, I'm a boy
                       B
But suppose you was a rose
And l was a Whippoorwill

 E
If l was a bird and you was a fish, what would we do?
l guess we'd wish for
 E B
Reincarnation, reincarnation
 E A E
Wouldn't it be a sensation to come back too like reincarnation?

Every Trick In The Book chords – Roger Hodgson

 Intro:  A F#m E E   (4x)
        D Bm A F#m E E A F#m
Well every trick in the book
                  E
That you want to play
 A F#m
You'd better have a good answer
             E
To get your way
 D Bm
'cause all the tricks that you pulled
 A F#m
And all the people you fooled,
 E
Well you you started something

 A F#m
Well all the people that liked you
              E
Just went on home
 A F#m
And when they could of stood by you,
           E
You stood alone
 D Bm
'cause all the people you fooled
 A F#m
And all the people you took
 E
Well you started something

 B A
And all the signs in your head
 G Bm
Call out you're dead
 B A
But all the preachers went home
 G Bm
And left you alone

          Dm C E
Aaaaaaaaah, aaaaaaaaaah

 A F#m
And all the women that liked you,
            E
You fooled around
 A F#m
And when you got them inside you,
            E
You turned them down
 D Bm
'cause all the women you fooled
 A F#m
And all the women you took
          E
Well you started something

 B A
And all the lines in your head
 G Bm
Call out you're dead
 B A
And all the teachers went home
 G Bm
And left you alone

          Dm C E
Aaaaaaaaah, aaaaaaaaaah

Solo:  A F#m E E A F#m E E D Bm A F#m E E A
Monkeys to the left,
 F#m E
Monkeys feeling right at home
 A
Too many people,
 F#m E
Too many walking alone
 D
And though they say
            Bm
They don't like it
 A F#m
You know they really don't mind
                E
If you started something

Started something

 B A
But all the signs in your head
 G Bm
Call out you're dead
 B A
And all the teachers went home
 G Bm
And left you alone

          Dm C E
Aaaaaaaaah, aaaaaaaaaah

(  A F#m E E  )  (6x)

(  D Bm A F#m  )

( E )

 E A
Oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhhhh...