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Boo Hewerdine - Bible Pages chords

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Artist: Boo Hewerdine
Song: Bible pages
Tabbed by:DJ

A great anti-war song by Boo, about a young English soldier in World War I

Tuning:Standard

Capo: 4th fret (sounds in key of F#m)

   G7 Dm            G7 Dm            G7 Dm            G7 Dm
|  /__/  /  /  / |  /__/  /  /  / |  /__/  /  /  / |  /__/  /  /  / |

 
Dm                                               A7
I was only just fifteen, when I took a shilling from the king,
            Dm                          F                A7
And the Quartermaster winked at me, he knew I'd lied a - bout my age,
    Dm                                          A7
I learnt to take apart my gun, and feel tobacco in my lungs,
    F         C        Dm      A7         Dm
And we would roll our cigar - ettes with Bible pages!


    Dm                                                    A7
And as we marched up to the line, 'knew we'd be back by winter time,
    Dm                                       F                 A7
But we soon learnt only the blind... could find their way back home,
    Dm                                          A7
And all through Deuteronomy, I cursed whatever had made me,
    F         C        Dm      A7         Dm
And we would roll our cigar - ettes with Bible pages!


Gm                                      Dm
    There's no heaven, there's no hell,     not as far as I can tell,
Gm                                     A7                   A7  A7/G  A7/F A7/E
    There's no Devil, there's no God, only men and mud!   |  /   /     /    /  |


 Dm                                                        A7
When the brass would come around, we'd stand our feet sunk in the ground,
       Dm                                            F             A7
They'd say we'd made our country proud, but their England was not mine,
    Dm                                              A7
And we must be prepared to die, but they forgot to tell us why,
    F         C        Dm      A7         Dm
And we would roll our cigar - ettes with Bible pages!


Gm                                      Dm
    There's no heaven, there's no hell,     not as far as I can tell,
Gm                                     A7                   A7  A7/G  A7/F A7/E
    There's no Devil, there's no God, only men and mud!   |  /   /     /    /  |


Dm                                                         A7
I'd not long turned seventeen, when I took the one that finished me,
       Dm                                 F               A7
And I must have lain so peacefully, be - neath the broken sky,
    Dm                                              A7
And so they took my life away, and what would the Chaplain say,
        F       C          Dm     A7         Dm
If he knew we rolled our cigar - ettes with Bible pages,
        F      C        Dm      A7        Dm
All we had to roll our cigar - ettes was Bible pages!

  Dm                                            D4 Dm Dsus2 Dm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /__/   /    /  /  |

  Dm                                            D4 Dm Dsus2 Dm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /__/   /    /  /  |

  A7                                  F        C        Dm      A7         Dm              
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  And we would roll our cigar - ettes with Bible pages!


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G7      =  xx0031
Dm      =  xx0231
A7      =  x02020
F       =  133211
C       =  x32010
Gm      =  355333
A7/G    =  302020
A7/F    =  102020
A7/E    =  002020
D4      =  xx0233
Dsus2   =  xx0230
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