Lyrics/chords to "Death of a Nation"

Death of a Nation

(Ian Hunter)

odd guitar chords:
G5 G5/B C(b5)add9 ------ ------ ------
EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE
3Xoo33 X2oo33 X32o32
intro
&G5 G5/B C G G5 G5/B C G
& G5 G5/B C G
I was having a drink with Prince Charles and the Queen
& G5 G5/B C G When Winston Churchill steps into my dream
& G5 G5/B C G
His head it was heavy his voice was shaking
& G5 G5/B C G
He said look what they've done its the death of a nation
& G5 G5/B C G
I followed his shadow right out of the bar
& G5 G5/B C G
And we talked all night 'neath the light of the stars
& G5 G5/B C G
He said this used to be a cradle of civilization
& G5 G5/B C G
And now look what they done it's the death of a nation
&C(b5)add9 G
Everything's illusion now, nothings what it seems
&C(b5)add9 Am D
Money isn't everything, when your turning your back on a dream
& G5 G5/B C G
Oh I held you together when you were breaking
& G5 G5/B C G
You can pull down the flags it's the death of a nation
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we'll never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we will never die
&C G
It's at the bottom of this ancient heart
& Am
I hate to see you falling apart
& D
'Cause I love you still, I love you still, I love you still
& G5 G5/B C G
You've been getting away with it far too long
& G5 G5/B C G
And your promises ain't worth the paper they're printed on
&G5 G5/B C G
I had a love but that love's been forasaken
&G5 G5/B C G
Look what they done its the death of a nation
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
&G5 G5/B C G
I'll never die, no I will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
&G5 G5/B C G
I'll never die, and I will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
& G5 G5/B C G
And we'll never die, no we will never die
&G5 G5/B C G
Don't say goodbye, don't say goodbye
&G5 G5/B C G
I'll never die, no I will never die.

Notation

Lines starting with & indicate music. A letter indicates guitar chord; a letter with a slash and another letter indicates a guitar chord with a different bass note, eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass.

Disclaimer

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Credits

Transcribed by Greg Luker.

Chris Vargo tells me: "You've Got Death Of A Nation Tabbed right, except for the fact that the guitar is dropped a half step. Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb, try it and youll notice that you are right on the money". Try it and see (I'm not a musician, and so can't comment).

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Adrian Perkins