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Welcome To The Occupation

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WELCOME TO THE OCCUPATION (Version 1)

Intro:   Am7  / / /    D2 /   G D/F#

Em       G      Em     D2             note:  when going from the Em to the G
Hang your collar up inside              and back, walk the bass notes up
Hang your dollar on me                  and down:  E--0--2--3- (up)
Listen to the water still                          E--3--2--0- (down)
Listen to the cause where you are


Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Fed and educated,
primitive and wild
Welcome to the occupation


 Em      G      Em          D2
Here we stand and here we fight
All your fallen heroes
Held and dyed and skinned alive
Listen to the Congress fire

Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Offering the educated
primitive and loyal
Welcome to the occupation


Em       G      Em     D2
Hang your collar up inside
Hang your freedom higher
Listen to the buyer still
Listen to the Congress


Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Where we propagate confusion
Primitive and wild
Fire on the hemisphere below


{Break}:  Fmaj7    Em    (x2)
          G     D


Em     G       Em     D2
Sugar cane and coffee cup
Copper, steel and cattle
An annotated history
the forest for the fire


Am7  D2  Cmaj7  D2
Where we open up the floodgates
Freedom reigns supreme
Fire on the hemisphere below


          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen to me
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen to me
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen to me
          Em  G  Em  Dsus2
Listen to me


Ending:  Bm  D  Em



Welcome to the Occupation  (Version 2)


The guitar is tuned as follows: E A D G B E  (from low to high)

Intro
-------

  E5                 D5	(let ring)     
E-------0-----0----|------------------|
B---------0-----0--|-3----------------|
G------------------|-2----------------|
D-2----------------|-0----------------|
A-2----------------|------------------|
E-0----------------|------------------|
 rake		    rake

Verse 1
---------

  1   2   3   4      1   2   3   4 
	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4-----4--|------------------|---------4-----4--|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Hang your collar   Up inside          Hang your dollar   On me
   	     

	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4-----4--|------------------|---------4-----4--|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

  Listen to the      Water still        Listen to the      Causeway

Chorus 1 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

E---------0--------|-0-------0--------|---------0--------|-0-------0--------|
B-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|-0-----------0----|-----3-------3----|
G-4-----4----------|------------------|-----4------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 
  
  You are Man and    Educated          Primitive and       Wild

E---------0--------|-0-------0-2-0----|
B-0-----------0----|-----3---------0--|
G-----4------------|---------------4--|
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|
  
 Welcome to the     Occupation


Verse 2
---------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  
 Here we stand	    And here we find	All your fallen   Heroes		

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

 Held and died and   Skinned alive	Listen to the 	   Congress buyer

		E-----------0------|
		B-----0-------3----|
		G---------4--------|	fill 1
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Verse 2 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Chorus 2 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------
		     ^	      		^		   ^	  
				   
E---------0--------|-0-------0--------|-0-------0--------|-0-------0--------|
B-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|-----0-------0----|-----3-------3----|
G-4----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 
 
 Offering the	    educated		Primitive and	  loyal	  

  ^		     ^
E-0-------0--------|-0-------0-2-0----|
B-----0-------0----|-----3---------0--|
G------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|

 Welcome to the	    occupation


Verse 3
---------

|-----fill-2-------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 Hang your collar    Up inside		Hang your freedom  Higher
   		

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

  Listen to the	     Buyer still	Listen to the 	   Congress, where we

			~~
		E------------------|
		B-----0--------3---|
		G-----4------------|	fill 2
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Verse 3 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fills 1 and 2 are indicated.

Chorus 3 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 Propagate	     Confusion		Primative 	   And wild	  

|------------------|----fill-3--------|

Fire on the	     Hemisphere below

	  	E-0-------0--------|
		B-----3-------3----|
		G------------------|	fill 3
		D------------------|
		A------------------|
		E------------------|

Chorus 3 is the same as Chorus 2, except where fill 3 is indicated.

Interlude (let all notes ring)
--------------------------------

 Fmaj7		     Em			Fmaj7		   Em
  ^		     ^			^		   ^  
E-0---0----0-------|-0---0----0-------|------0----0------|-0----0----0------|
B--------1---1-----|-------1----1-----|-0-------0----0---|---------0----0---|
G--------------2---|--------------2---|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| 

Oooh ..................................
	
 Fmaj7		     Em			Fmaj7		   G	    D
  ^		     ^			^		
E-0----0----0------|-0---0----0-------|------0----0------|-333--3---22-2----|
B---------1---1----|-------1----1-----|-0-------0----0---|-333--3-0-33-3----|
G---------------2--|--------------2---|----------------0-|-000--0-0-22-2----|
D------------------|------------------|----------------0-|-000--0-0---------|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|-222--2-----------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|-333--3-----------| 
						       X	  X
Slightly emphasise the first note in each bar.

Verse 4
---------

|------------------|-----fill-1-------|------------------|------------------|
  
 Sugar cane and	    Coffee Cup		Copper steel and   Cattle	   	

|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----fill-1-------|

 An annotated	     History		The forest for the Fire, where we

Verse 2 is exactly the same as verse 1, except where fill 1 is indicated.

Chorus 4 (let all notes ring)
-------------------------------

|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------------
----|         

 Open up the	     Floodgates		Freedom reigns     Supreme	  

|------------------|------------------|

  Fire on the       Hemisphere, below

Chorus 4 is exactly the same as Chorus 2.

Outro
-------

Play these 4 bars, 3 times.

	~				     ~
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|-----------0------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|
G------------------|---------4--------|------------------|---------4--------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A------------------|-(this is fill-1)-|------------------|------------------|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 (To me)  			Listen to me			   Listen


	~				     ~  	   1   2   3   4
E------------------|-----------0------|------------------|------------------|
B-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0-------3----|-----0------------|
G------------------|---------4--------|------------------|------------------|
D------------------|------------------|------------------|---------4---7----|
A------------------|------------------|------------------|---------2---5----|
E------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
								   B5  D5
  To me				Listen to me
  	
E-0----------------|
B-0----------------|
G-0----------------|	rake the B5, D5 and Em chords.
D-2----------------|
A-2----------------|
E -----------------|
  Em (let ring)

'Buskers' Version (Verses)
---------------------------

If you aren't playing in a band, the verses aren't very inspiring
to play. Below are the 2 bars used in the verses, which include
the bass line arranged for guitar. It may take practice to get the
picking and string skips working together. The bracketed notes are
optional - they aren't part of the bass line but fill out the wide
interval skips, giving the part a fuller sound.

			~
		E------------------|-------------0----|
		B-----0-------3----|------0--------3--|
		G------------------|--------4-------4-|
		D------------------|------------------|
		A--(2)-----(2)-----|---(2)---0-2------|
		E-0-----2-3--------|2-0---------------|

TAB Key
---------
 
	X  - mute with palm of hand
	~  - hold note
	^  - emphasise note
        rake - exagerate the strumming of the chord
	      (but not enough for it to be an arpeggio)

Notes
------

The song mix is pretty infuriating if you are trying to unravel what
all the instruments are doing in it. The guitar is less prominant than
the bass, drums and vocals. The drums contain alot of high-hat work and
general percussion which can be mistaken for low level acoustic guitar.

The guitar has a clean tone throughout.

The guitar in the verses is very sparse, the bass and drums fill things
out. The verses are nominally the same, slight differences are labelled
as 'fills'.

The choruses are easier to hear, all are similar. The differences are
labelled as fills. Make sure the open-E-string is emphasised (when 
indicated). All the notes are shown as occuring on a beat, this isn't
strictly true, the guitar plays 'around' the beat - but it's as accurate
as ascii tab can show, listen to the record to get the proper 'feel'.

The interlude may countain an acoustic guitar deep down in the mix. Its
very difficult to hear exactly whats going on. The chords above the tab
show what the guitar is likely to be playing.

This Transcription (c) Copyright DarkMusic 1994. ReVamped for '96.

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome.





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