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Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards Ukulele

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Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards Ukulele

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Billy Bragg

Someone wanted the complete lyrics to Billy Bragg's
"Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards," so here they are...

In case y'all missed them at the time, the chords, as put down

E  B  A  B (twice, or as needed)
A  B  E  A  B  E

     (flames to him at the above address,
          and as above, so below...)

E                B           A              B
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
           E           B               A           B
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
E              B               A               B
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
     E             B
Over luxury's disappointment
            A             B
So he walks over and he's trying
   A               B          E                     A
To sympathise with her but he thinks that he should warn her
         A               B              E
That the Third World is just around the corner

In the Soviet Union a scientist is blinded
By the resumption of nuclear testing and he is reminded
That Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell
At the first hurdle

In the Cheese Pavilion and the only noise I hear
Is the sound of people stacking chairs
And mopping up spilt beer
And someone asking questions and basking in the light
Of the fifteen fame filled minutes of the fanzine writer

Mixing Pop and Politics he asks me what the use is
I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
While looking down the corridor
Out to the where the van is waiting
I'm looking for the Great Leap Forwards

Jumble sales are organized and pamphlets have been posted
Even after closing time there's still parties to be hosted
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you're waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

(All below follow A-B-E-A-B-E)

One leap forward two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Here comes the future and you can't run from it
If you've got a blacklist I want to be on it
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

It's a mighty long way down rock nd roll
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

If no one happens to understand
Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

So join the struggle while you may
The revolution is only a T-shirt away
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards (repeat as necessary)

             I haven't a clue whst this song is but I'm sure it's
great!!! Billy Bragg by the way!!!

C              Cmaj9         Am
Mixing pop and politics they ask me what the use is I
offer them etc....


    F             G             C   Cmaj9  Am
and Meanwhile  Dr Oppeinhiemers optimism   fell

    waiting 4 the Great leap    foward.....

i think its a Cmaj9 this is the TAB for it anyway

E -0
B -1
G -0
D -0
A -3
E -0
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