James Dean Bradfield - See A Friend In Tears tab

Nice little tune, originally by Jacques Brel.
Just the chords, the picking's not too difficult,
apart from the very beginning, which is very
pretty indeed. Chord table at the bottom:


G                          Em
So men are still at war in this land
G                     Cadd9
For certain songs and certain dates
Am7                        D
The tender gave way to the firebrand
Cadd9                      B7
And Europe gave way to the States

G                           Em
So now that money's all but scentless
F                         Cadd9
Noses and consciences are clear
Am7                          D
The pointless flowers can be dispensed with
To see a friend in tears

G/F#                    Em
So our defeats are just reminders
Em/D                          Cadd9
Of death that waits behind it all
Am7                       D
The body wilts before the mind does
Cadd9                        B7
Surprised to see how soon it falls

G                        Em
It's true our women have deceived us
F                  Cadd9
All hunted species disappear
Am7                             D
It's true we've shot the golden eagles
To see a friend in tears

It's true our cities are exhausted
Made by and for the middle aged
Our weakness gave them more than force did
We thought that love could cure a toothache

And in the underground we're drowning
Accelerating through the years
You think you'll find the truth by frowning
To see a friend in tears

It's true our mirrors don't show heroes
We lack the courage to be Jews
Without the elegance of Africa
With our youthful fireworks all defused

And all these men who are our brothers
Wonder why we don't want to hear
How their worst enemies are their lovers
To see a friend in tears

  G Em C Am7 D B7 F G/F#

There's a little run here and there, say from
Cadd9 to Am7, but these are the basics. Enjoy.

Tabbed by Ben Jones, for study purposes only etc
etc. Mail me at ben (at) everfeltlost.co.uk .
Tap to rate this tab
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z