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Beds are Burning

Midnight Oil

 

Chord Guide

       12

E5:   022xxx

      134

G5:   355xxx

      134

A5:   577xxx

       231

E:    022100

         132

D/E:  000232

        123

A/E:  002220

      134211

F#:   244322

       12

Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

 

 

Strum Guide

Main Strum (w/palm mute):

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum:

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

/ E5 (hold) G5 (hold) / A5 (hold) - - / - - - - /

 

w/main strum:

/ E5 - - -/

 

E5

Out where the river broke

The bloodwood and the desert oak

Holding wrecks and boiling diesels

Steaming forty five degrees

 

PreChorus:

     E (2)

The time has come

    D/E (2)

To say fair's fair

    A/E (2)

To pay the rent

    E (2)

To pay our share

 

     E (2)

The time has come

   D/E (2)

A fact's a fact

       A/E (2)

It belongs to them

        F# (hold 2)

Let's give it back

 

/ E5 (hold) G5 (hold) / A5 (hold) - - / - - - - /

 

Chorus:

Em                        C                G (2)

How can we dance when our earth is turning

Em                        C                D (2)

How do we sleep while our beds are burning

Em                        C                G (2)

How can we dance when our earth is turning

Em                        C                D (2)

How do we sleep while our beds are burning

    Em               C

The time has come to say fair’s fair

   G                    D (2)

to pay the rent, now to pay our share

 

/ E5 - - -/ x4

 

E5

Four wheels scare the cockatoos

From Kintore East to Yuendemu

The western desert lives and breathes

In forty five degrees

 

PreChorus

 

Chorus

 

    Em               C

The time has come, a fact’s a fact,

   G                    D (2)

it belongs to them, let’s give it back

 

Em                        C                G (2)

How can we dance when our earth is turning

Em                        C                D (2)

How do we sleep while our beds are burning

 

/ Em - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

/ Em - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

/ E5 G5 / A5 - - - / - - - - /

/ E5 G5 / A5 (end) /

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.