Show Of Hands – Country Life chords ver. 2

"Country Life" 
by Show of Hands

Transcribed by Chris Parker

Em G CWorking in the rain cutting down wood
G DDidn't do my little brother much good
Em G CLost two fingers in a chainsaw bite
G DAll he does now is drink and fight
C D GSells a bit of grass hots up cars
Am G CTalks of travel never gets far
C D GLoves his kids left his wife
Am G CAn everyday story of country life
Em G CAnd the red brick cottage where I was born
G DIs the empty shell of a holiday home
Em G CMost of the year there's no-one there
G DThe village is dead and they don't care
C D GNow we live on the edge of town
Am G CHaven't been back since the pub closed down
C D GOne man's family pays the price
Am G C CFOr another man's vision of country life
C Em C DI'm singing oooooooh oh ooh
Em C Doooooooh oh ooh...
Em G CMy old man is eighty four
G DHis generation won the war
Em G CHe left the farm forever when
G DThey only kept on one in ten
C D GLanded gentry county snobs
Am G CWhere were you when they lost their jobs
C D GNo-one marched or subsidised
Am G CTo save a country way of life
EmSilent fields empty lanes
Drifting smoke distant flames Picture postcard hills on fire Cattle burning in funeral pyres
C D GOut to graze they look so sweet
Am G CWe hate the blood we want the meat
C D GBuy me a beer I'll take my knife
Am G C CCut you a slice of country life
C Em C DI'm singing oooooooh oh ooh
Em C Doooooooh oh ooh...
Em CIf you want cheap food well here's the deal
DFamily farms are brought to heel
Em CHammer blows of size and scale
DFoot and mouth the final nail
Em CThe coffin of our English dream
DLies out on the village green
Em CWhile agri-barons CAP in hand
DStrip this green and pleasant land
Em COf meadow, woodland, hedgerow, pond
DWhat remains gets built upon
Em CNo trains, No jobs
DNo shops, no pubs
Em c DWhat went wrong
D Em C DCountry life Country life
N/A EmIt's a little bit of country life
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