Sons Of Liberty
Song: Sons of Liberty Artist: Frank Turner Album: Poetry of the Deed Tuning: Standard Note: I think there's something going on in the verses before the D chord goes back to the E chord, but I can't quite pin it down. A-maj just doesn't sound right. VERSE 1 E D Once an honest man could go from sunrise to its set D E without encountering agents of his state or government. E D But a sorry cloud of tyranny has fallen across the land, D E brought on by the hollow men, who did not understand E D that for centuries our forefathers have fought and often died D E to keep themselves unto themselves, to fight the rising tide, E D and that if in the smallest battles we surrender to the state, D E we enter in a darkness whence we never shall escape. BRIDGE F# B E B A When they raise their hands up our lives to possess, F# B E B A to know our souls, to drag us down, we'll resist. VERSE 2 E D Watt Tyler led the people in 1381 D E to meet the king at Smithfield and issue this demand: E D that Winchester's should be the only law across the land, D E the law of old King Alfred's time, of free and honest men. E D Because the people then they understood what we have since forgot: D E that governments will only work for its own benefit. E D And I'd rather stand up naked against the elements alone D E than give the hollow men the right to enter in my home. BRIDGE F# B E B A When they raise their hands up our lives to possess, F# B E B A to know our souls, to drag us down, we'll resist. SOLO: Chords: E - E E - E - E - D - E - E - D - A - E (x4) E CHORUS (First two times no guitar, guitar on third and fourth time) E D A E Stand up sons of liberty and fight for what you own. E D A E Stand up sons of liberty and fight, fight for your homes. OUTRO E D So if ever a man should ask you for your business, or your name, D E tell him to go and fuck himself, tell his friends to do the same. E D Because a man who'd trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless sleep D E doesn't deserve the both of them, and neither shall he keep.