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Billy Bragg - Ideology tab

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From: (Gilbert McErlane)

Ideology - Billy Bragg (Talking to the Taxman about Poetry)

 - chords -

(lyrics from

Brilliant Bragg-style ringing chords in this one
(for which I don't know all the names) - so give it laldy!!

E   022100
E2  002200
B   004400
A   577655
C#m 446654
B2  799877

    E                      E2
When one voice rules the nation
          E                      E2
Just because they're top of the pile
E                      E2    B     E  E2
Doesn't mean their vision is the clearest

(repeat pattern)
The voices of the people
Are falling on deaf ears
Our politicians all become careerists
[ Tab from: ]
They must declare their interests
But not their company cars
         E                        C#m
Is there more to a seat in the Parliament
     F#m              B2
Than sitting on your arse

(pattern 1)
And the best of all this bad bunch
Are shouting to be heard
Above the sound of ideologies clashing

(pattern 1)
Outside the patient millions
Who put them into power
Expect a little more back for their taxes

(pattern 1)
Like schools books,beds in hospitals
And peace in our bloody time
All they get is old men grinding axes

(pattern 2)
Who've built their private fortunes
On the things they can rely
The courts,the secret handshake
The Stock Exchange and the old school tie

(pattern 1)
For God and Queen and Country
All things they justify
Above the sound of ideologies clashing

(pattern 1)
God bless the Civil Service
The nations saving grace
While we expect democracy
They're laughing in our face
And although our cries get louder
Their laughter gets louder still
Above the sound of ideologies clashing

finish on C#m

more to come - eventually.

Gil McErlane    Management Information Services - Physical Resources Team
                University of Glasgow

"If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the precipitate"
                                                      - Steven Wright
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