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Black And Blue

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Black and Blue was a big hit in Australia for Chain 
in the early 1970s. if you read the ABC site 
it says that .....Chain were the first band, and to date the only band, 
to go to No.1 with a blues song. 
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The main riff | * final trail off -------------------------|---------------|------------------------------------ -------------------------|---------------|-10--------------------------------- -------------------------|---------------|-10--------------------------------- -----5-3---3-------------|-----5-3---3-5-|-10--------------------------------- ---------5---5-3-5-3-----|---------5-----|------------------------------------ -3-3-----------------6-3-|---3-----------|------------------------------------
(just bass drum and chains) verse 1 you work me so hard that my back's near broke (chorus chants "we're groaning" after each line) my brow is wet and my throat's a-choke you send me here for 10 long years I miss my whisky and I miss my beer ain't seen a gal since I don't know when and the way you treat me won't see one again (band comes in - lead and bass guitar play main riff in G) verse 2 you broke my head cos I sat on a guard so don't make me no better you just make me hard your water stinks cos it comes from a bog and that slop you feed us ain't fit for a dog (chorus) C well you can tease me and try to break me D and still I spit at you Eb you'll never break my spirit, even when my D body's black and blue (harp solo - indicates 1 bar of 4 beats) C C G G D Eb D (8 trail offs - ie hit D barre chord slide down and mute) (guitar solo) band plays 2 bars of main riff - then stops) (just bass drum and chains) verse 3 well in my arm there's a dreadful pain it's hard diggin ditches with a ball and chain you send me here for 10 long years I miss my whisky and I miss my beer (band comes in and plays main riff) repeat verse 2 repeat chorus band plays shortened version of main riff 4 times, NB instead of last bar of main riff play 4 final trail offs * (see above) then crescendo and finish
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