Show Of Hands – Roots chords

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http://www.showofhands.co.uk/

Down-tuned two semi tones, alternatively standard tuning in Em


AmNow it's been twenty-five years or more,
I've roamed this land from shore to shore
Dsus4From Tyne to Tamar, Severn to Thames
AmFrom moor to vale, from peak to fen
AmPlayed in cafes and pubs and bars,
I've stood in the street with my old guitar
Dsus4But I'd be richer than all the rest
AmIf I had a pound for each request
C FFor 'Duelling Banjos' 'American Pie'
C GIts enough to make you cry
Am F'Rule Britannia' or 'Swing Low'
GAre they the only songs the English know?
Am FSeed, bud, flower, fruit
Am GThey're never gonna grow without their roots
Csus4 Dsus4 AmBranch, stem, shoots - they need roots
After the speeches when the cake's been cut The disco is over and the bar is shut At christening, birthday, wedding or wake What can we sing until the morning breaks? When the Indian, Asians, Afro, Celts It's in their blood, below the belt They're playing and dancing all night long So what have they got right that we've got wrong? Seed, bud, flower, fruit Never gonna grow without their roots Branch, stem, shoots - we need roots
AmHaul away boys let them go
Out in the wind and the rain and snow
DsusWe've lost more than well ever know
Round the rocky shores of England And a minister said his vision of hell Is three folk singers in a pub near Wells Well I've got a vision of urban sprawl It's pubs where no one ever sings at all And everyone stares at a great big screen Over-paid soccer stars, prancing teens Australian soap, American rap Estuary English, baseball caps And we learn to be ashamed before we walk Of the way we look and the way we talk Without our stories or our songs How will we know where weve come from? I've lost St George in the Union Jack It's my flag too and I want it back Seed, bud, flower, fruit Never gonna grow without their roots Branch, stem, shoots - we need roots Haul away boys let them go Out in the wind and the rain and snow We've lost more than we'll ever know Round the rocky shores of England
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