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Albert Hammond - The Free Electric Band chords

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Artist: Albert Hammond 
Song: The Free Electric Band
Tabbed by: DJ
24th July 2013

Tuning: Standard

C    = x32010   F   = 133211  C/G = 332010
(C4) = x33010   G/B = x20033  G7  = 323003 or 320001
G    = 320033

* = No chords, tap beat on guitar body

The (C4) is only implied, but adds interest.

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     C       (C4)(C)   G
||:  /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  / :|| (Twice)


     C                (C4) (C)  G
My father is a doctor, he's a family man,
     C                     (C4)  (C)     G
My mother works for chari - ty,  when - ever she can,
         C                         (C4) (C)   G
They're both good, clean, Americans who  a - bide by the law,
          C                       (C4) (C)       G
And they both stick up for liber - ty, and they both support the war!


       C          F                 G/B               C
My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down,
       C           F                  G/B            C
For summers in a summer - camp, and winters in the town,
      C            F         C/G                 G     G7
My future in the system was talked about, and planned,
       *      *       *
But I gave it up for music,
 *        *        *       C   (C4)(C) G     C   (C4)(C) G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


   C                            (C4)   (C)    G
I went to school in handwashed shirts, with neatly oiled hair,
          C                       (C4)   (C)   G
And the school was big, and newly built, and filled with light and air,
           C                      (C4)(C)  G
And the teacher taught us values, that we had to learn to keep,
           C                   (C4) (C)   G
And they clipped the ear of many i - dle kid who went to sleep!


          C            F                G/B            C
'Til my father organ -ised for me... a college in the east,
       C               F               G/B             C
But I went to Cali - fornia, for the sunshine and the beach,
     C                 F             C/G            G     G7
My parents, and my lecturers, could never under - stand,
       *       *       *
Why I gave it up for music,
 *        *        *       C   (C4)(C) G     C   (C4)(C) G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


             F                C             G        G/B         C
Well, they used to sit, and speculate, u - pon their son's car - eer,
    F            C            G    G/B     C
A lawyer, or a docter, or a civil engin - eer,
      C                  F           C/G           G   G7
Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand,
        *      *       *
'Cause all I need is music,
 *        *        *       C   (C4)(C) G     C   (C4)(C) G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


     C                  (C4)(C)  G
My father sent me money, and I spent it very fast,
      C                    (C4)(C)  G
On a girl I met in Berkley, in  a Social Science class,
              C                   (C4) (C)  G
Yes, and we learnt about her body, but her mind we didn't know,
      C                     (C4)   (C)   G
Un - til deep rooted atti - tudes, and morals, began to show!


      C              F           G/B              C
She wanted to get married, even though she never said,
       C                  F               G/B             C
And I knew her well e - nough, by now, to see inside her head,
        C               F            C/G             G    G7
She'd settle for sub - urbia, and a little patch of land,
       *       *       *
So I gave her up for music,
 *        *        *       C   (C4)(C) G     C   (C4)(C) G
And The Free E - lectric Band!


 C    (C4)(C)        G
Oo---- oo-----, the Free Electric Band,
       C             (C4)      (C)               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C             (C4)      (C)               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C             (C4)      (C)               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band,
       C             (C4)      (C)               G
Dabba, da, da-da, da, dee-dee, deep ...for The Free Electric Band!


(Suggestion for coda)
 *      *       *     *        *         *     C
All I need is music, and The Free E - lectric Band!
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