Song: Another Mans Cause

Band: Levellers
Composed By: Charlie Heather, Jeremy Cunningham, Jonathan Sevink, Mark Chadwick, Simon Friend

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From: jeremya@pavilion.co.uk (Jeremy Aston)

Another Man's Cause
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By the Levellers - From the album "Levelling the Land"
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This is a great song. Simple to play (like most of the Leveller's stuff),
but is enhanced by adding rythmic hammer-ons and pull-offs in the latter
stages. Listen to the song and get into it...

Intro
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Am G F G


Am G F G


Verse 1
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    Am
    Gunshots shatter in the peace of night
         G

    It's just another firefight
            F                     G

    For the people of this little town
        Am
    But for the dying soldier
              G

    Well he's feeling ten years older
            F                      G

    As he's lying face down on the ground
    Am
    All the words that are in his head 
        G

    And all the words that his mother said
       F                             G

    As she would put him to bed back home

Chorus
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    C                  G           Am
    Your Daddy when he died in the Falklands
    C        G    Am
    Fighting for another man's cause
             C              G             Am
    And your brother he was killed in the last war
             C                  G          Am
    And your mother, well she's lying home alone

Verse Two
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    G F G

    
    Am G F G


    Am                    
    Everyday she sees your face 
           G

    On the picture on the fireplace
              F                         G

    With your brother as he was leaving school
           Am
    Then a day came five years ago
             G

    You said "Mother, I need to know"
            F                                    G

    And you spoke the words your brother spoke before
    Am
    "I know the things my Daddy done
             G

    And I've seen the medals that he's won
          F                               G      G   Am
    And I know this is what he would have wanted for me

    G Am

    CHORUS
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Bridge
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    F       G             Am  G

    Now she wonders at it all
    F             G              Am                G

    Just in whose name, do these brave young heros fall
        F        G              Am          G

    And how many more are gonna answer that call
                  F         G       Am               G

    They're gonna fight and die in another country's war
                  F           G               Am          G

    They're gonna die for a religion didn't believe in at all
                  F        G                 Am            
    They're gonna die in a place they should never been at all
        Am
    Oh, never been at all

    CHORUS
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Lose yourself in the cresendo bit
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    C G Am Am (Repeat six times)

    CHORUS
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This document was done by Jeremy Aston. Any corrections, enhancements are
always appreciated.

jeremya@pavilion.co.uk
+44 01903 774502

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • One Way of Life: The Best of the Levellers

    Label: Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp.

    Release Date: 1998

    Moods: Amiable/Good-Natured, Angry, Angst-Ridden, Brooding, Cathartic, Fiery, Ironic, Passionate, Rebellious, Rousing

    Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Celtic Rock

    Themes: Empowering, Introspection, Revolutionary, Road Trip

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