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Thread #91520   Message #1741722
Posted By: Charley Noble
16-May-06 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Legal Illegal (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: Chords Add: LEGAL ILLEGAL (Ewan MacColl)

Happy to comply!

Here are the chords that I've worked up in the key of G (copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 to line up the chords):


It's illegal to rip off a payroll,
It's il-legal to hold up a train,
But it's legal to rip off a million or two,
That comes from the la-bour that other folk do,
To plunder the many on behalf of the few,
Is a thing that is per-fect-ly legal.

I would note that you can probably skip some of the quick chord changes in the last two lines, which rock back and forth rather quickly. But this should be a start. It's a lot easier to do these quick changes on an autoharp which is what I used to use.

I used the same tune to a song of mine entitled "The Lord of the Mobile Home Manor" which you should be able to find somewhere in the Mudcat threads by searching for "mobile home manor".

Yours in struggle,
Charley Noble