Tina Dico – Working Class Hero tab

   / Tina Dico                                                         /
  / Working Class Hero (John Lennon cover)                            /
 / Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur  /

As the album title says, this is recorded for Amnesty's Darfur campaign,
but of course not all 69 recordings were chosen to feautue the final album.
This is one of those that didn't make it :)

The rhythm feel is very odd. It's neither really 6/8 or 12/16, as you can't
find any place to rest in between the rocking bass notes. All you can do for
certain is to fall back on the slow count of 1 - 2, 1 - 2.
And even this steady feeling is constantly broken up by the half bar of D.

This song is made up by 5 verses, each of 5 lines, and 2 ending lines.
For each line, simply play a "round".
Later in the song she does a couple of variations, which I'll of course note.

Tina finger picks all the notes.
Capo on 1st fret


Intro: Em Em|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||----(2)----------2--(2)--|----(2)----------2--(2)--||-------------0h2---------|-------------0h2---------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|(The notes in brackets (2) are played very silently.)
The "round": Em D|-------------------------|-------------||-------------------------|-------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-||----(2)----------2--(2)--|-0-----------||-------------0h2---------|-------------||-0-----------------------|-------------|
Em Em|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||----(2)----------2--(2)--|----(2)----------2--(2)--||-------------0h2---------|-------------0h2---------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Variations instead of the "round". in 5. line in both 2. verse and 4. verse:
C D|-------------------------|-------------||-------------------------|-------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-||-2-----------0h2---------|-0-----------||-3-----------------------|-------------||-------------------------|-------------|
Em Em|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||----(2)----------2--(2)--|----(2)----------2--(2)--||-------------0h2---------|-------------0h2---------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
between 4. and 5. verse, play this round 2 times:
C D(4/9)|-------------------------|-------0---0-||-------1---1-------1-----|-------3---3-||-------0---0-----0-------|-------0---0-||-2-----2---2-0h2-----2/4-|-----4-------||-3-----------------------|-5-----------||-------------------------|-------------|
Em Em|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||----(2)----------2--(2)--|----(2)----------2--(2)--||-------------0h2---------|-------------0h2---------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
in the 5. verse, play this 2 times for the 2 extra lines:
C D(4/9)|-0-----0---0-0-----0---0-|-0-----0---0-||-1-----1---1-1-----1---1-|-3-----3---3-||-0-----0---0-0-----0---0-|-0-----0---0-| (strum the chords|-2-----2---2-2-----2---2-|-4-----4---4-| with your fingers)|-3-----3---3-3-----3---3-|-5-----5---5-||-------------------------|-------------|
Em Em|-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||-------0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||-0-----0---0-------0---0-|-------0---0-------0---0-||-2--(2)-(2)------2--(2)--|----(2)----------2--(2)--||-2-----------0h2---------|-------------0h2---------||-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|
LYRICS ********** As soon as you're born they make you feel small By giving you no time instead of it all Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be They hurt you at home and they hit you at school They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years Then they expect you to pick a career When you can't really function you're so full of fear A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV And you think you're so clever and classless and free But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be There's room at the top they are telling you still But first you must learn how to smile as you kill If you want to be like the folks on the hill A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be If you want to be a hero well just follow me If you want to be a hero well just follow me +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 10th /June /10 Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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