Jimmy Sharman's Boxers chords

Midnight Oil

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(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...