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/ The Stranglers / Dreamtime (1987) / Always the Sun guitar tab

The Stranglers - Always The Sun
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



ALWAYS THE SUN
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 23rd July 2002

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intro: A G, then D G (x6)

(Hugh plays a palm muted Dsus2 chord over the D and G of both the intro and the verses)

D                                                   G
How many times have you woken up and prayed for the rain?
D                                                     G
How many times have you seen the papers apportion the blame?
A           G    A                                 G
Who gets to say, who gets the work and who gets to play?
A                           G                        A
I was always told at school everybody should get the same


(over the A and G sections of the verses, the following is played:)

   A                 G
E|-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

(on the last A of the above verse the A part is played twice but on the second
 time (where the G should be) instead of going from fret 5 to fret 7 on the high
E string extend your pinky to the 9th fret then back to the 7th - listen to the
recording to see what I mean (tip: it might help to barre the chord before extending
your finger to minimise damage!))

D                                                             G
How many times have you been told, if you don't ask you don't get?
D                                                                    G
How many liars have taken your money, your mother said you shouldn't bet?
A               G    A                             E
And who has the fun, is it always the man with the gun?
G                                 Bm                    A
Someone must have told him if you work too hard you can sweat


Bm                 D
There's always the sun
G                  Bm
There's always the sun
D       Em      G          A
Always, always, always the sun


D                                                                 G
How many times have the weathermen told you stories that made you laugh?
            D                                                                 G
Y'know it's not unlike the politicians and the leaders when they do things by half
A                G   A              E
And who gets the job of pushing the knob?
G                           Bm                                  A
That sort of responsibility you draw straws for, if you're mad enough


Bm                 D
There's always the sun
G                  Bm
There's always the sun
D       Em      G          A
Always, always, always the sun
Bm                 D
There's always the sun
G                  Bm
There's always the sun
D       Em      G          A
Always, always, always the sun


guitar solo:
                                                *   *
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-2--s5-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-2-|--2---2--|
B|-------------------------------------------|--5---5--|
G|-------------------------------------------|--4---4--| <- *strum towards you from high E
D|-------------------------------------------|--5---5--|     string to the low A
A|-------------------------------------------|--2---2--|
E|-------------------------------------------|---------|

                                                 *   *
E|-s5-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-2--s5-5-5-5-5-5-5---3-2-|--2---2--|
B|--------------------------------------------|--5---5--|
G|--------------------------------------------|--4---4--| <- *likewise
D|--------------------------------------------|--5---5--|
A|--------------------------------------------|--2---2--|
E|--------------------------------------------|---------|

E|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7----------------7---------|
B|-------------------10-------7-10---10-7-10-|
G|-----------------------9--9----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

E|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7----------------7---------|
B|-------------------10-------7-10---10-7----|
G|-----------------------9--9-------------9--|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

E|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7----------------7---------|
B|-------------------10-------7-10---10-7-10-|
G|-----------------------9--9----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

E|-7---------7---------7---------7----------|
B|---10-7-10---10-7-10---10-7-10---10-7-10--|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Bm                 D
There's always the sun
G                  Bm
There's always the sun
D       Em      G          A
Always, always, always the sun


(repeat until fade, live version ends on Bm).


The Stranglers albums
2002 Laid Back
1998 Coup de Grace
1995 About Time
1990 10
1987 Dreamtime
1984 Aural Sculpture
1983 Feline
1981 The Meninblack
1981 La Folie
1979 The Raven
1978 Black and White
1977 No More Heroes
1977 Rattus Norvegicus
Dreamtime tabs
01Always the Sun tabbass tab
02Dreamtime tabbass tab
03Was It You? tabbass tab
04You'll Always Reap What You Sow tabbass tab
06Nice in Nice tabbass tab
07Big in America tabbass tab
08Shakin' Like a Leaf tabbass tab
09Mayan Skies tabbass tab

 

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