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Mother England Reverie guitar tab

Mother England Reverie             capo 2 fret 

E 
Em          D                C (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
I have no time for Time Magazine or Rolling Stone. 
Em          D                C (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
I have no wish for wishing wells or wishing bones. 
Em          D                C (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
I have no house in the country I have no motor car. 
G                         D  
And if you think I'm joking, 
      C                             (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
then I'm just a one-line joker in a public bar. 
Em                            D 
And it seems there's no-body left for 
 C                    (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
tennis; and I'm a one-band-man. 
G                         D   C      (5string|-slide 7 to 2---)Em riff 1 Em 
And I want no Top Twenty funeral or a hundred grand. 
  

Em          D                     Em 
There was a little boy stood on a burning log, 
 G              D     Bm      B7 
   rubbing his hands with glee. 
G                         D 
He said, ``Oh Mother England, 
        Em           A   Am           C                    D  B7 
  did you light my smile; or did you light this fire under me? 
G                   D                     Em 
One day I'll be a minstrel in the gallery. 
G                    D              B7 
And paint you a picture of the queen. 
     G              D          Em        A     Am 
And if sometimes I sing to a cynical degree --- 
Am           C                    D  B7 
it's just the nonsense that it seems.'' 
G                    D                      Em 
So I drift down through the Baker Street valley, 
G                    D      B7 
in my steep-sided un-reality. 
         G                D 
And when all is said and all is done --- I couldn't wish 
             Em A  
for a better one. 
Am        C                        D B7 
It's a real-life ripe dead certainty --- 
  

that I'm just a Baker Street Muse. 

riff 1 
 E|------------------------------- 
 B|------------------------------- 
 G|-------------0-----------------  
 D|--2-0-----2-----2-0----0------- 
 A|------3-------------2----2p0--- 
 E|-----------------------------3-   Em 
  
  
  

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON 

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