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...THE GREAT NATIONS OF EUROPE... by Randy Newman
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*from 'Bad Love' (1999)*


Intro:

Dm  Am, Bb  F/C  G7

Verse 1:

C    F     Eb         F/A    F/C
 The Great Nations of Europe,
    Bb       Bb/D   F/C
Had gathered on the shore.
F       Bb
 They'd conquered,
Bdim7        F/C
 What was be-hind them,
    G7              C7
And now they wanted more.

   C    F      Eb            F/A   F/C
So they looked to the mighty ocean,
    Bb          Bb/D    F/C
And took to the Western Sea.
    Bb    Bdim7      F/C
The great Nations of Europe,
       Bb         F
In the 16th centu-ry.

Chorus 1:

Eb                   Bb
 Hide your wives and daughters,
F         Am        Dm
 Hide the groceries too.
    Bb               C7
The great Nations of Europe,
       F
Comin' through.

Interlude:

F  Bb (x2)
C7, F

Verse 2:

    F        Eb   D       Am
The Grand Ca-nary Islands,
      D       F          Am
First land to which they came.
     Bb
They slaughtered,
Bdim7       F/C
 All the ca-naries there,
      G7                C7
Which gave the land its name.

           F       Eb
There were natives there,
       F/A       F/C
Called Guanches,
Bb        Bb/D   F/C
 Guanches by the score.
Bb            Bdim7      F/C
 Bullet's, di-sease, the Portugese;
     Bb                F
They weren't there any-more.

Bridge 1:

            F             Bb
Now they're gone, they're gone,
               F
They're really gone.
       Am    F        Eb  G7 C
You've never seen any-one so gone.

        F                Bb
There's pictures in a mu-seum,
                        F
Some lines written in a book.
    Gm        Am     Bb
But you won't find a live one,
          C7        F
No matter where you look.

Chorus 2:

Eb                   Bb
 Hide your wives and daughters,
F         Am        Dm
 Hide the groceries too.
    Bb               C7
The great Nations of Europe,
       F
Comin' through.

Interlude:

F  Bb (x2)
C7, F

Break:

   Dm                G#
Co-lumbus sailed for India,
      Dm          G#
Found Salvidor in-stead.
   Dm                    Am
He shook hands with some Indians,
    G7                 C7
And soon they all were dead.

     F          C/G
They got TB and Typhoid,
    F
And athletes foot,
    Bb     A7      Dm
Dip-theria and the flu;
       Eb
'Scuse me;
      Bb             F
Great nations comin' through.

Interlude:

Bb, F (x2)

Break 2:

    Eb  G7           C
Bal-boa found the Pa-cific,
    Eb     G7        C
And on the trail one day,
   Eb       G7       C
He met some friendly Indians,
     G7               C7
Whom he was told were gay.
So...

   F        C/G    F
He had them torn a-part by dogs,
      Bb      A7           Dm
On re-ligious grounds they say;
    F     Bb         Bdim7
The great Nations of Europe,
F/C         G7            C7
 Were quite holy in their way.

Bridge 2:

            F             Bb
Now they're gone, they're gone,
               F
They're really gone.
       Am    F        Eb  G7 C
You've never seen any-one so gone.

     F                 Bb
Some bones hidden in a canyon,
     F              Bb
Some paintings in a cave.
        Gm     Am        Bb
There's no use tryin' to save them;
                C7      F
There's nothin' left to save.

Chorus 3:

Eb                   Bb
 Hide your wives and daughters,
F          Am      Dm
 Hide your sons as well,
         Bb               C7
With the great Nations of Europe,
              F
You never can tell.

Interlude:

F  Bb (x2)
C7, F

Verse 3:

C      F       Eb    F/A       F/C
 Where you and I are standing,
       Bb       Bb/D  F/C
At the end of a centu-ry;
Bb             Bdim7     F/C
 Europe's have sprung up everywhere,
   G7         C7
As even I can see.

    F        C/G    F
But there on the ho-rizon,
       Bb   A7  Dm
Is the possibli-ty,
          C#       G#     Eb
That some bug from out of Africa,
      Dm       Am      C
Might come for you and me.

   F        C/G        F
De-stroying everything in its path,
     Bb     A7      Dm
From sea to shining sea.
         Bb               F
Like the great Nations of Europe,
       C7         F
In the 16th centu-ry.

Outro:

F  Bb, F


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Dm      Am      Bb      F/C     G7      C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0231  x02210  x13331  x33210  323000  x32010

   F       Eb      F/A    Bb/D    Bdim7    C7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 133211  6654xx  x03210  xx0331  xx0101  x32310

   D       Gm      G#      A7      C#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  355333  466544  x02223  x46664


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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