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The Fence

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[Verse 1]
G G
Somewhere in your wardrobe I'd be willing to bet
F C
there's a t-shirt probly bearing the silhouette of Che Guevara
(not sure on this little funky bit as I can't find a way to make it fit in with the
song, just sticking to a pause after the C, but here's what I think it is)
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------| x2
A-----------------------------|
D---3p1p0---3p1p0----3--5-----|
E---------3-------3-----------|
(anyway, on with the show)
G
He was revolutionary, yeah, he wore a cool hat
F C
but behind the design I think you might find it's not quite as simple as that
(funky bit)
Bb5 A5 G
Che was a bit of a homophobe, Che was a bit of a homophooooobe x2
[Chorus]
G Bm C
This is my song in defence of the fence
D
A little sing along, a tribute to ambivalence
Eb Bb
The more you know the harder you will find it
F Eb
To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find
Eb
You can't see which grass is greener
Bb F
Chances are it's neither and either way it's easier
Eb F G
To see the difference when you're sitting on the fence
[Verse 2]
G
Somewhere in your house I'd be willing to bet
F C
there's a picture of that grinning hippy from Tibet - the Dalai Llama
(funky town)
G
He's a lovely, funny fella, he does good stuff galore
F C
but let's not forget that back in Tibet those funky monks used to dick the poor yeah
(funktaculous)
Bb A
G
And the [Buddhist slime?] about future lives is the perfect way to stop the powerless
rising up
Bb A
G
And he tells the poor they will live again, cos he's rich now so it's easy for him to say
[Chrous]
G Bm C
I'm taking a stand in defence of the fence
C D
I got a little band playing anthems to ambivalence
Eb Bb
We divide the world into terrorists and heroes
F Eb
Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and paedos
Eb Bb
Into things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer
F
And the things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance they will cause cancer in
the future
Eb Bb
We divide the world to stop us feeling frightened
F Eb
Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and
Eb Bb
into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary
F Eb F
G
yeah we want the world binary, binary, but it's not that simple.
[Break] terrible hand diagram -> _||||
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Chords used:
(1) (2) (3) (4)
E---x------|---x-----|---x----|--x------------------|
B---3------|---3-----|---3----|--3------------------|
G---0------|---0-----|---0----|--0------------------|
A---0------|---3-----|---2----|--1------------------|
D---x------|---x-----|---x----|--x------------------|
E---3------|---3-----|---3----|--3------------------|
Fingers for each note:
4 4 4 4
3 1 1
2 2 2 2
(1) (2)
And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive
(3) (4)
Yea your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive
(1) (2)
And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive
(3) -stop-
Well so does your baby, maybe you oughta trade HIM in for a Prius
ROCK! (no idea how this would work on an acoustic, but if you want you can hit an F for
a few bars while shaking your head around like a maniac)
[Chorus]
G Bm C
I'm taking a stand in defence of the fence
C D
I got a little band playing tributes to ambivalence
Eb Bb
We divide the world into liberals and gun-freaks
F Eb
Into atheists and fundies, into tee-tot'lers and junkies
Eb Bb
Into chemical and natural, into fictional and factual
F
Into science and supernatural, but it's actually naturally not that white and black
you'll be
Eb Bb
Dividing us into terrorists and heroes
F Eb
Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and paedos
Eb Bb
Into things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer
F
And things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance that in the future
Eb Bb
We divide the world to stop us feeling frightened
F Eb
Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and
Eb Bb
into real men and fairies, into status quo and scary
F
yeah we want the world binary, binary, 00 11 - 01!
Eb, Bb, F, Eb
Eb, Bb, F
Eb Bb
The more you know the harder you will find it
F Eb
To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find
Eb
You can't see which grass is greener
Bb F
Chances are it's neither and either way it's easier
Eb F G
To see the difference when you're sitting on the fence