Billy Bragg - The Passion Guitar Chords

Billy Bragg

alternative country, alternative rock, anti-folk, folk

Chords: Em, Am, G, C, C/B, Bm, Cm, D
Intro 

Em   Am   G    Em  C  G (2x) 

Em            Am                    G 
The fear of a daughter runs high 
Em            C                        G 
In the the mind of a father to be 
Em            Am                    G 
For something is growing inside 
Em            C                        G 
But we don't talk about it, do we 

Em            Am                    G 
In the long empty passionless night 
Em            C                        G 
Many times to herself she has prayed 
Em            Am                    G 
That the baby will love her much more 
Em            C                        G 
Than the big boy who stole her away 
  

C        C/B        C        C/B        C        C/B            G 
And sometimes it takes a grown man a long time to learn 
C        C/B        C        C/B        C        C/B            G 
Just what it would take a child a night to learn 

Bm             Em                  Cm                        G 
It pains her to know that some things will never be right 
Bm             Em                  Cm                        D 
If the baby is just someone else to take sides in the fight 
  

Em            Am                    G 
Harsh words between bride and groom 
Em            C                        G 
The distance is greater each day 
Em            Am                    G 
He smokes alone in the next room 
Em            C                        G 
And she knits her life away 
  
  

C        C/B        C        C/B        C        C/B            G 
And sometimes it takes a grown man a long time to learn 
C        C/B        C        C/B        C        C/B            G 
Just what it would take a child a night to learn 
  

Bm             Em                  Cm                        G 
A long time ago she saw visions on the stairs 
Bm             Em                  Cm                        D 
And when she felt dizzy her mother was always there 

Em            Am                    G 
The home help is no help at all 
Em            C                        G 
I have not committed a crime 
Em            Am                    G 
Angels gaze down from the wall 
Em            C                        G 
Is there a God, Is there a next time 

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