To Have And To Have Not
To Have and To Have Not by Bily Bragg tabbed by Jake Sibel This has got to be one of my favorite Billy Bragg songs and definately one of the easiest. intro (played twice before every verse); G C G Em D G G C G up in the morning and out to school Em D G mother says there'll be no work next year G C G qualifications once the golden rule Em D G are now just pieces of paper G C G Just because you're better than me Em D G doesn't mean i'm lazy G C G just because you're going forwards Em D G doesnt mean i'm going backwards (same riff for the whole song) if you look the part, you'll get the job in last year's trousers and your old school shoes the truth is son, it's a buyer's market they can't afford to pick and choose just because you're better than me doesn't mean i'm lazy just because i dress like this doesn't mean i'm a communist the factories are closing and the army's full i don't know what i'm going to do but iv'e come to see that in the land of the free there's only a future for the chosen few just because you're better than me doesn't mean i'm lazy just because you're going forwards doesn't mean i'm going backwards at twenty-one you're on top of the scrap heap at sixteen you were top of the class all they tought you in school was how to be a good worker the system has failed you, don't fail yourself just because you're better than me doesn't mean i'm lazy just because you're going forwards doesn't mean im going backwards thats just the chords. i suggest listening to the cd and playing around with the dynamics. alo try picking through the chords or just hitting the overdrive and playing power chords. just have fun with it. send questions, comments, or corrections to Gsmpunk@aol.com.