Apologies I Have None - Bent Strings Guitar Chords

Chords: A#5, A#5/A, G5, D#5
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                             Apologies I Have None - Long Gone
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Tabbed by: squintyjoefan
E-mail: squintyjoefan@hotmail.co.uk

Track 2 taken from the EP 'Two Sticks & Six Strings'
Song can be found here: https://apologiesihavenone.bandcamp.com/track/bent-strings


Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)


Chords used
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------8------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8----8------5-----8------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8----8------5-----6------------------------------------------------------|
E|--6----5------3------------------------------------------------------------|
   A#5  A#5/A  G5    D#5
Intro
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8--7-----------8-----8-8-8-8-8-7------------------------------------------|
D|(8)---8---------8--8--8-8-8-8----------------------------------------------|
A|--------8--6-5--6--6--6-6-6-6----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Then:   A#5  A#5/A  G5    D#5

A#5                    A#5/A                                  G5    D#5
Soak up all the strain and cast out all your old complaints. 
A#5                    A#5/A                                  
She didn't work this hard to give up and let death stake a claim. 
G5                      D#5
20 years, 1 month and 27 days. 

A#5  A#5/A  G5    D#5
Is this all she gets? 
A#5                            A#5/A                                 
A striking realisation that the cross she had to bear wasn't half as 
G5                                           D#5
heavy as the burden that now hangs around her neck.
 
A#5                               A#5/A  G5    D#5
I won’t miss this when it's gone. 
A#5                               A#5/A  G5    D#5
I won’t miss this when it's gone. 

A#5                   A#5/A                       G5
What is there to say? Another fumbled consolation cuts the air 
                  D#5
but seems to fail in every way. 

A#5                                    A#5/A                   G5                        D#5
You can't sum up in two lines the cost to a mother that outlives her child, so why bother. 


A#5  A#5/A  G5    D#5
Is this all she gets? 

A#5                    A#5/A         
A solemn promise that times a great healer, 
G5                                        D#5
from someone that could never understand quite how much that she needs her. 

A#5                               A#5/A  G5    D#5
I won’t miss this when it's gone. 
A#5                               A#5/A  G5    D#5
I won’t miss this when it's gone. 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-----8---------8---88888888--8~--------------------------------------|
D|---8-8-------8-------8---88888888--8~--------------------------------------|
A|---6-6---------8-6---6---66666666--6~--------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                           PM......
 
A#5                               A#5/A                
I guess it takes less time to formulate the answers to 
G5                               D#5
all the questions why than it does to understand them. 
A#5                               A#5/A                
I'm not talking about experts, medicine or science, 
G5                               D#5
there's folly in believing these things will ever satisfy her 

A#5                               A#5/A   
when memories of a body strapped with wires leaves her lost. 
G5                               D#5
I want to scream until my lungs bleed "I'm glad your son died on the cross", 

A#5                               A#5/A                
but i bite my lip and hold my tongue because everybody 
G5                               D#5
needs a safety net and i think she chose the right one.

End on 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----8----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--6------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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