The Biggest Windmill chords with lyrics by David Rovics - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

David Rovics – The Biggest Windmill chords

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[Verse 1]
G C GIt was in the 1970’s, the fuel crisis had begun
G C DThe choices were presented to us as if we had none
G C GLeaders of industry said they could solve the problem
G C DBy mastering the power of the radioactive atom
Em C DSome folks in western Jutland got a notion in their heads
Em C DThey thought there might be something they could offer up instead
G C DA few hundred people gathered in a little place called Tvind
Em C DAnd declared their will to harness the power of the wind
G EmWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
C D GWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
[Verse 2]
G C GThere were many who said their science wasn’t sound
G C DThat such a mighty windmill would simply topple to the ground
G C DSome of them were scientists, the vast majority were not
G C DBut they knew with years of effort you could do a lot
Em C DWord about the project spread far and wide
Em C DA hundred thousand visitors came to help and to advise
G C DUntil one day these windmill builders drove in with a crane
Em C DAnd lifted up their giant wings with a mighty chain
G EmWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
C D GWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
[Verse 3]
G C GWhen Tvindkraft was completed it reached up to the sky
G C DIts wings churned in the air at 54 meters high
G C DThe critics all fell silent, no one now was jeering
G C DAs even industry agreed this was some damn fine engineering
Em C DThe wind regaled Jutland from the north Atlantic sea
Em C DAs it was seamlessly converted into electricity
G C DIt was power for the people, leukemia for none
G C DWhen they declared in Denmark just south of the midnight sun
G EmWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
C D GWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
[Verse 4]
G C GThey gave away the patents, they said knowledge should be free
G C DAnd their plans were copied by a new-born industry
G C DSoon Denmark would be known as the windmill-building nation
G C DAnd it all started with some hippies at the Tvindkraft power station
Em C DDebates were held in parliament about which way things should go
Em C DBuild a nuclear reactor, the majority said no
G C GIt could have gone quite differently — in much of the world it did
G C DExcept for those in Ulfborg who said we’re getting off the grid
G EmWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
C D EmWe’re gonna build the biggest windmill in the world
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