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Knaan – Wavin Flag Acoustic chords
Wavin' Flag K'naan Based on acoustic version seen live. Thanks to others who have posted this amazing song which is the official World Cup 2010 song and has become in the last days, Canada's song for Haiti relief. The Em7 is basically walking down from the C to the Am - only finger 2nd and 5th strings. My first post, so be gentle. (Intro sung over single-string picked melody or single chord played in short arpeggio):C F When I get older, I will be stronger,Am G CThey'll call me freedom, just like a Wavin' Flag(Verse 1):C Em7Born to a throne, stronger than RomeAm Gbut violence prone, poor people zone,F EmBut it's my home, all I have known,Dm F GWhere I got grown, streets we would roam.C Em7 But out of the darkness, I came the farthest,Am GAmong the hardest survival.F EmLearn from these streets, it can be bleak,Dm GExcept no defeat, surrender retreat,C Em7So we struggling, fighting to eat andAm GWe wondering when we'll be free,F EmSo we patiently wait, for that fateful day,Dm GIt's not far away, so for now we say[Chorus]C FWhen I get older, I will be stronger,Am G CThey'll call me freedom, just like a Wavin' flagF AmAnd then it goes back, and then it goes back,Am GAnd then it goes back, and then it goesC FWhen I get older, I will be stronger,Am G CThey'll call me freedom, just like a Wavin' flagF AmAnd then it goes back, and then it goes back,G And then it goes back oh oh oh(Verse 2 same chords as Verse 1): So many wars, settling scores, Bringing us promises, leaving us poor, I heard them say, love is the way, Love is the answer, that's what they say, But look how they treat us, Make us believers, We fight their battles, then they deceive us, Try to control us, they couldn't hold us, Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers. But we struggling, fighting to eat, And we wondering, when we'll be free So we patiently wait, for that faithful day, It's not far away, but for now we say, [Chorus] (Bridge (Note 2nd and 3rd oh,oh,ohlines are sung simultaneously with the two lines of lyrics immediately following them):C Em7 Am G F Em Dm(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)GAnd everybody will be singing it(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)C Em7 AmAnd you and I will be singing it(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)G FAnd we all will be singing itEm Dm G(Ohhh Ohh Ohh Ohh)[Chorus] 2x (Coda):C Em7 Am G When I get older, when I get olderF Em Dm G C When I get older, just like a Waving Flag,Em7 Am G FJust like a Waving Flag, just like a Waving FlagEm Dm G GFlag, flag, Just like a Waving Flag