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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Hi. Let England Shake really has me by the throat, and I've been playing many of the songs - thanks mostly to chords posted here! I've tried to figure out England on my own, and am getting thrown off by the bridge/coda.

For the first part of the song, I'm playing basically Am D G D.
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Am D G D Am D
Am D G D Am D

Am   D          G         D
   I live and die through England
Am         D
   Through England
               Am
It leaves a sadness
D      G   D        Am        D
Remedies never were within my reach
                    Am D G
I cannot go on as I am
       D        Am            D
A withered vine reaching from the country
      Am  D   G
That I love
D        Am
England

D
You leave a taste
A bitter one

?????
I have searched for your springs
But people, they stagnate with time
Like water, like air
To you, England, I cling
Undaunted, never failing love for you
England


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:01 pm 
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As far as I know she plays most of the LES guitar songs (except "LES" and "Bitter Branches") with a capo.

She might use a capo in the 5th fret for "England", which would allow an "Em" start.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:50 pm 
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I had a rough transcription saved somewhere but I'm almost certain there's a capo on the 8th fret. Dm, Am, C/G or some of the chords... I'll tab it out fully in a few days, if you can wait that long. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:41 am 
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I certainly can. That would be much appreciated!

I assumed there was a capo in use, but I don't use one often myself, so... :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:51 pm 
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It's 7th capo.

Dm, Em, C, Em, F
I live and die through England

F, Em G
Through England, it leaves a sadness...

Repeat...

Then the climax is G, B, C, B


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Fixed with Mattius's input. I think it sounds very close now. Thanks!

No Capo
Code:
Am Bm G Bm C Bm D
Am Bm G Bm C Bm D

Am   Bm         G         Bm
   I live and die through England
C             Bm D
   Through England
               Am
It leaves a sadness
Bm     G   Bm       C   Bm  D
Remedies never were within my reach
                    Am Bm G
I cannot go on as I am
       Bm       C             Bm          D
A withered vine reaching from the country
      Am  Bm   G
That I love
Bm        C  Bm
England

D
You leave a taste
             F# Bm F#
A bitter one

D F# Bm

D      F# Bm            F#   D
I have searched for your springs
        F#        Bm              D
But people, they stagnate with time
 F#      Bm     F#  D
Like water, like air
F#         Bm      G
To you, England, I cling
  Bm    G       Bm     G   Bm     F# 
Undaunted, never failing love for you
Bm
England


Capo 7 open chord fingerings
Code:
Dm Em C Em F Em G
Dm Em C Em F Em G

Dm   Em         C         Em
   I live and die through England
F             Em G
   Through England
               Dm
It leaves a sadness
Em     C   Em       F   Em  G
Remedies never were within my reach
                    Dm Em C
I cannot go on as I am
       Em       F             Em          G
A withered vine reaching from the country
      Dm  Em   C
That I love
Em        F  Em
England

G
You leave a taste
             B Em B
A bitter one

G B Em

G      B Em            B   G
I have searched for your springs
        B        Em              G
But people, they stagnate with time
 B      Em     B  G
Like water, like air
B         Em      C
To you, England, I cling
  Em    C       Em     C   Em     B 
Undaunted, never failing love for you
Em
England


Does this sound right to you?


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:06 pm 
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It sounds right, but she doesn't really hit a "B" in the last part, according to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbReim77Yfw

I think it's a B7. It also sounds right if you strum all the strings ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Have been picking up the guitar for about 6 months or so and you lot have really helpful, cos you probably know it all seems crazy at the start and every little bit helps.....

Just found this video and its really helping me understand, not just the chords, so I thought I'd make it my first post here in Your Beautiful Pen. Hope it might help someone else.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:45 am 
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I think this is great. These chords have a great touch to it which makes me want to compose my own music and also write a separate lyrics. I have tried the same chord with so many lyrics it works amazingly better than the original.





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