Midnight Oil - Jimmy Sharmans Boxers tab

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    Jimmy Sharman's Boxers

     by Midnight Oil

  (from Red Sails in the Sunset)


Explanation of symbols:

/  =  strum                }    =   rest beat


7  =  strum 1/2 beat       %    =   rest 1/2 beat


|  =  barline              !    =   half bar line  (for lyrics timing)


Chords:

    Ab               E               A              F#m7            Em
x x 6 5 4 x     x x 6 4 5 x     x 0 2 2 2 0     2 4 2 2 2 2     0 2 2 0 0 0


     G               Am              Bm              D               C
3 0 0 0 0 3     x 0 2 2 1 0     2 2 4 4 3 2     x x 0 2 3 2     0 3 2 0 1 0




Play 1 beat = 92-96
Verses and interlude in key of Db
Chorus and finale in key of G
The whole song is in 4/4
The bass line is shown in parts, and should be an 8 notes to the bar

Play 3 times:

|-Ab bass----------------------------|-Gb bass----------------------------|
            Ab   E                               A   E     Ab
|                  |                 |                 |                  |
|: }   }   % 7 7 7 | /               | }   }   % 7 7 7 | 7 7 /           :|
|                  |                 |                 |                  |

                                                              (from the)

Played under verses:

                               Ab  E             A   E     Ab
|                  |                 |                 |                  |
|: }   }   }   }   | }   }   % 7 7 7 | /       % 7 7 7 | 7 7 /           :|
|                  |                 |                 |                  |

V1. From the | red dust north of    | dalmore downs
             | Sharmans tents roll  | in to town
             | twelve will face the | auctioneer
             | Sharmans boxers      | stand their ground


Next bit is only played after V1:

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-5-------0-0-----|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| (Their)
V2. Their | days are darker | than your nights | they won't be the | first to fall | children broken | from their dreams | they won't be the | first to fall Chorus (Loco.) Em F#m7 G A | Fighting in the ! spotlight eyes turn | blacker than their ! skin for | | Jimmy Sharmans ! boxers its no | better if you ! win | Am Bm D C | Standing in the ! darkness lined up | waiting for the ! bell the | Em F#m7 G A | days are wasted ! drinking at the | First and Last Ho- ! tel | |-E bass----------!-F# bass-------------|-G bass-------------!-A bass-------------|
| D ! | D ! || % Why are we ! fighting for this? | % Why are you ! pay-ing for this || % You pay to ! see me fall like | shrap - nel ! to the floor | |-A bass----------!-B bass--------------|-D bass-------------!-C bass-------------|| D ! | D ! || % What is the ! reason for this? | % There is a ! reason for this |
|-E bass----------!-F# bass-------------|-G bass-------------!-A bass-------------| | D ! | D ! | | % What is the ! reason they keep | com - ing ! back for more | V3. The | blows now bring him | to his knees | but | still the crowd calls | out for more | The | drums are burning | in his ears | the | man keeps counting | out the score | Interlude: no music |: This is the place the ! first and last ho- | tel ! :| |-Ab bass----------------!-E bass-------------|-Ab bass-------!-Gb bass-------| |Flat on your face the ! first and last ho- | tel ! you're| |not in the race at the ! first and last ho- | tel ! | |come to the pub the ! first and last ho- | tel ! | |flat on your face the ! first and last ho- | tel ! | V4. Their | days are darker | than your nights | but | they wont be the | first to fall | They're | children broken | from their dreams | but | they wont be the | first to fall | Chorus This is followed by lots of brass with Pete Garrett singing: Why are we fighting/paying? The tab for the brass chords is
E|--0-----|--3-----|--7-----|--3--7--|B|--0-----|--5-----|--8-----|--5--8--|G|--0-----|--4-----|--9-----|--4--9--|D|--2-----|--5-----|--9-----|--5--9--|
and then the song ends with What is the reason they keep coming back for more... Well that's it. I'll probably post more Oils songs (from their older albums) so keep an eye out if anyone has the music for 'Used and Abused' please post on the nevada server. transcripted by Matty F. : s2138318@cs.unsw.oz.au
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