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Ub40 - One In Ten chords

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'One In Ten'Rhythm Guitar/Lyrics from UB40`s 1981 L.P'Present Arms'.

(this song was written on Drums and Rhythm Guitar,Just two Chords G & F,
although the Bass line,Lead Guitar,Saxophone & the fact it sounds 
better point to it being Gm & F,it just isn`t?!
I`ll place the Gm Chord diagram if you want to do what i do and use it,But G & F is official)

G=EADGBE  F=EADGBE    (Gm=EADGBE)
  355433    133211        355333

Intro||:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  :||

Chorus 1:
G                     F
I am the one in ten,A number on a list,
G                   F
I am the one in ten,Even though i don`t exist,
G             F
Nobody knows me,But i`m always there,
G                 F
A statistic,A reminder of a world that does`nt care.

Saxophone Instrumental:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |

Verse 1:
G                                          F
My arms unfold the dole queue,Malnutrition dulls my hair,
G                                            F
My eyes are black and lifeless with an underprivileged stare,
G                                    F
I`m the beggar on the corner will no one spare a dime?,
G                                      F
I`m the child that never learns to read `cause no one spared the time.

Chorus 2:
G                     F
I am the one in ten,A number on a list, 
G                   F
I am the one in ten,Even though i don`t exist, 
G             F
Nobody knows me,But i`m always there,
G                 F
A statistic,A reminder of a world that does`nt care.

Saxophone Instrumental:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |

Verse 2:
G                                      F
I`m the murderer,The victim,I`m the license to a gun,
G                                        F
I`m a sad and bruised old lady in an ally in a slum,
G                                         F
I`m a middle aged businessman with chronic heart disease,
G                          F
I`m another teenage suicide in a street that has no trees.

Chorus 3:
G                     F
I am the one in ten,A number on a list,
G                   F
I am the one in ten,Even though i don`t exist,
G             F
Nobody knows me,But i`m always there,
G                 F           
A statistic,A reminder of a world that does`nt care.

Saxophone Instrumental:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |

Verse 3:
G                                             F
I`m a starving third world mother,Refugee with out a home,
G                                         F
I`m a housewife hooked on Valium,I`m a pensioner alone,
G                                  F
I`m a cancer ridden spectre discovering the earth,
G                      F
I`m another hungry baby i`m an accident at birth. 

Chorus 4:
G                     F
I am the one in ten,A number on a list,
G                   F
I am the one in ten,Even though i don`t exist,
G             F
Nobody knows me,But i`m always there,
G                 F
A statistic,A reminder of a world that does`nt care.

Saxophone Instrumental:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |

Chorus 5:
G                     F
I am the one in ten,A number on a list,
G                   F
I am the one in ten,Even though i don`t exist,
G             F
Nobody knows me,But i`m always there,
(n/c)
A statistic,A reminder of a world that does`nt care.

Outro||:G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  |G  |F  :||(till fade)
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