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Free Beds are burning tab for the acoustic guitar. Learn to play Midnight Oil with easy chords for beginners
Ukulele Version: Beds are burning Ukulele

Chords (8)

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Chord C (x,3,2,0,1,0)
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Chord D (x,x,0,2,3,2)
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Chord E (0,2,2,1,0,0)
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Chord Em (0,2,2,0,0,0)
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Chord F# (2,4,4,3,2,2)
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Chord G (3,2,0,0,3,3)
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Chord Asus4 (x,0,2,2,3,0)
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Chord A (x,0,2,2,2,0)
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Intro :
[E E--G G][Ax]  (A A)

[E E][E E]

Note : you can play the riff at the bottom during the verses (and above).


1st verse:
E E                E E
 Out where the river broke
    E E                 E E
The bloodwood and the desert oak
E E                 E E
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
 E E             E E
Steam in forty five degrees


Pre-chorus :
    E E              E E
The time has come
   Asus4 Asus4            Asus4 Asus4
To say fair's fair
   A A             A A
To pay the rent
   E E               E E
To pay our share
    E E              E E
The time has come
   Asus4 Asus4            Asus4 Asus4
A A fact's a fact
     A A             A A
It belongs to them
      F# F#>let ring     (F# F#)   
Let's give it back

[E E--G G][Ax] 


Chorus :
Em Em                        C C                G G    G G
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em Em                        C C                D D    D D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
Em Em                        C C                G G    G G
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em Em                        C C                D D    D D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
    Em Em               C C
The time has come to say fairs fair
   G G                    D D               D D
to pay the rent, now to pay our share



[E E][E E]


2nd verse:
E E                     E E
Four wheels scare the cockatoos
     E E               E E
From Kintore East to Yuendemu
    E E              E E
The western desert lives and breathes
   E E            E E
In forty five degrees


Pre-chorus :
    E E              E E
The time has come
   Asus4 Asus4            Asus4 Asus4
To say fair's fair
   A A             A A
To pay the rent
   E E               E E
To pay our share
    E E              E E
The time has come
   Asus4 Asus4           Asus4 Asus4
A A fact's a fact
     A A             A A
It belongs to them
(x)                (A A)   
Let's give it back

[E E--G G][Ax] 


Chorus :
Em Em                        C C                G G    G G
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em Em                        C C                D D    D D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
Em Em                        C C                G G    G G
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em Em                        C C                D D    D D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning
    Em Em               C C
The time has come to say fairs fair
   G G                    D D
to pay the rent, now to pay our share
    Em Em               C C
The time has come a fact's a fact
     G G                          D D              D D
It belongs to them, we're gonna give it back
Em Em                        C C                G G    G G
How can we dance when our earth is turning
Em Em                        C C                D D    D D
How do we sleep while our beds are burning


Outro :
[Em Em][C C][G G][D D]
[Em Em][C C][G G][D D][D D]
[E E--G G][Ax]  x2


Riff :
   E E
D|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|
A|-2--2--1--2--2--2--1--2-|
E|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|

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