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Dan Mangan - Post War Blues Chords

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Post War Blues Chords

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Dan Mangan
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Standard tuning, Capo on 5th fret if using Dan's chord construction. 

Most chords are finger picked with thumb striking root note on 1st and 3rd beat 
and fingers strumming higher notes on 2nd and 4th beats. 
Listen to the song for a better feel, this video has him playing acoustically: 
Chords with an * are strummed rather than finger picked.

This is how Dan plays the chords, standard construction works just as well:
D  10 9  12 11 x  x
A  6  7  11 9  x  x
Bm 7  9  9  7  7  7 
G  x  10 12 12 12 

Let's start a war for the kids 
A purpose for which to unite 
Make them some words they can mince 
G*               D                A
What they don't know, They won't mind 

Find them a foe for the fight 
And stories to tell as they age 
Then maybe time will decide 
G*             D                A
Which ones keep and which ones fade 

Bm *                             D
There's the deepest sleep in my life, 
Bm*                            D
A*                  Bm*
And every morning I wait for the news 
oh this is, this is post war blues 

guitar solo 

Make me a means to an end 
Oh make me an ending in sight 
Make me insightful again 
What I can't see, I can't fight 

Make me a fire to burn 
burn all the letters I wrote 
write me a list of concerns 
If we are at peace 
If we are at ease 
I want to know 

There's the deepest sleep in my life 
And every morning I wait for the news 
Oh this is, this is post war blues 

Oh this is, this is post war blues
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