FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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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.