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Steel Pulse - Rally Round tab

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...RALLY ROUND... by Steel Pulse
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*from 'True Democracy' (1982)*


Intro:

A,

Dm  Gm  Am (x2)

Chorus 1:

Dm
 Rally round the flag,
                Gm
Rally round the Red,
      Am
Gold, Black & Green.
Dm
 Rally round the,
                Gm
Rally round the Red,
      Am
Gold, Black & Green.

Verse 1:

Dm
 Marcus say, Sir Marcus say,
Gm
 Red for the Blood,
Am
 That flowed like the river.
Dm
 Marcus say, Sir Marcus say
Gm                   Am
 Green for the land; Africa.
Dm
 Marcus say,
Gm
 Yellow for the Gold,
Am
 That they stole.
   Dm
So Marcus say, so Marcus say,
Gm
 Black for the people,
       Am
It was looted from.

Verse 2:

Dm
 They took us away,
    Gm          Am
Cap-tivity, cap-tivity.
Dm                  Gm    Am
 Required from us a song.
Dm
 Right now man say;
   Gm           Am
Re-patriate, re-patriate.
Dm
 I and I patience,
                   Gm    Am
Have now long time gone.

Dm
 Fathers, mothers, sons,
Gm          Am
 Daughters, everyone.
     Dm
Four hundred, four hundred,
Gm       Am
 Million strong.
     Dm
Ethi-opia stretch forth her hand,
Gm                 Am
 Closer to God; we Africans,
Gm                 Am
 Closer to God; we Africans,
Gm                Am
 Closer to God we can.

       Dm
In our hearts is Mount Zion,
        Gm             Am
Now you know; seek the lion.

       Dm
In our hearts is Mount Zion,
        Gm            Am
Now you know, now you know.

Bridge 1:

G           F
 How can we sing,
     Dm
In a strange land?
(Sing in a strange land).
G              F
 Don't want to sing,
     Dm
In a strange land, no.
G
 Liberation,
F
 True Democracy,
E7
 One God, One Aim,
Ebm  A7
 One Destiny.

Chorus 2:

Dm
 Rally round the, rally round the,
Gm
 Red for the Blood,
Am
 That flowed like the river.
Dm
 Rally round the, rally round the,
Gm                   Am
 Green for the land; Africa.

Dm
 Rally round the, rally round the,
Gm                              Am
 Yellow for the Gold, that they stole.
Dm
 Rally round the, rally round the,
Gm                    Am
 We the black people.

Verse 3:

   Dm
Re-member when we used,
   Gm                Am
To dress like kings?
Dm                  Gm           Am
 Conqueror of land, conqueror of seas.
Dm
 Civilisation far moved from caves,
Gm                        Am
 Oppressor, oppressor man live deh.
Dm
 I curse that day,
Gm            Am
 The day they made us slaves.
I say;

Bridge 2:

G           F
 How can we sing,
     Dm
In a strange land?
(Sing in a strange land).
G              F
 Don't want to sing,
     Dm
In a strange land, no.
G
 Liberation,
F
 True Democracy,
E7
 One God, One Aim,
Ebm  A7
 One Destiny.

Chorus 3:

Dm
 Rally round the flag,
                Gm
Rally round the Red,
      Am
Gold, Black & Green.
Dm
 Rally round the,
                Gm
Rally round the Red,
      Am
Gold, Black & Green.

Coda:

  Dm
A bright shining star,
Gm      Am
 Africa.
           Dm
Catch Star Liner right now,
Gm       Am
 Africa, Africa.
  Dm
A history; no more a mystery,
Gm       Am
 Africa, Africa.
   Dm
Re-spect and authority,
Gm       Am
 Africa, Africa.
      Dm
Climb ye the heights of humanity,
Gm       Am
 Africa, Africa.
     Dm
Come rally, come rally,
     Gm     Am
Come rally, rally round the flag.

(Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   A       Dm      Gm      Am      G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx7655  xx7765  xxx333  xxx555  xx5433

   F       E7      Ebm     A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xxx565  xxx434  xxx342  x02223


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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