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Paul Kelly - Rally Round The Drum (Chord)
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RALLY ROUND THE DRUM
Written by Archie Roach and Paul Kelly
This arrangement based on the performance by Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys
released in 2005 on the CD Foggy Highway.

4 beats per chord (cut time feel)      N.B. Chord designated Gsus is variously
` = 4 beats                                 played as  Gsus4  Gsus2/4  G6/9sus
(capo at second fret for recorded key of Bm)

INTRO:
Am  `  F  `  (four times)
 
VERSE:
Am        `          F      Am
  Like my brother be-fore me
C       `           G  `
  I'm a tent boxing man
F          C        Am     `
  Like our daddy be-fore us
G            `                Am  `
  Travelling all around Gipps-land
Am  `                F      Am
  I woke up one cold morning
C      `               G  `
  Many miles from Fitz-roy
F  C              Am     `
   Slowly it came dawning
G          `              Am    `
  By Billy Leach I was em-ployed

CHORUS:
F  C               Am       `
   Rally round the drum boys
F  G               Am  `
   Rally round the drum
G       `         Am        `
  Every day every night boys
Am  Fmaj7/A    G          `
    Rally round__ the drum

RE-INTRO:
Am  `  F  `  (two times)

VERSE:
Am         `                 F     Am
  Hoisting tent-pole and tar-paulin
C           `                 G   `
  And Billy says now beat the drum
F       C              Am         `
  Rings out across the showgrounds
G     `              Am  `
  And all the people come
Am     `              F      Am
  Then Billy starts a-calling
C             `             G          `
Step right up step right up one and all
F          C       Am       `
  Is there anybody game here
G    `                Am  `
  To take on Kid Snow-ball

CHORUS:
F  C               Am       `
   Rally round the drum boys
F  G               Am  `
   Rally round the drum
G          `       Am       `
  Is there anybody game here
Am  Fmaj7/A    G          `
    Rally round__ the drum

SOLO:
Am  `  F  'Gsus 'G  (four times)

VERSE:
Am     `               F      Am
  Some-times I fight a gee-man
C      `           G   `
  Yeah we put on a show
F      C               Am      `
  Some-times I fight a hard man
G     `               Am  `
  Who wants to lay me low
Am     `           F    Am
  Some-times I get tired
C     `            G     `
  But I don't ever grouse
F      C              Am      `
  I've got to keep on fighting
G      `             Am   `
  Five dollars every house

CHORUS:
F  C               Am       `
   Rally round the drum boys
F  G               Am  `
   Rally round the drum
G       `         Am        `
  Every day every night boys
Am  Fmaj7/A    G          `
    Rally round__ the drum

SOLO:
Am  `  F  'Gsus 'G  (four times)

VERSE-SHORT:
Am        `        F      Am
  Like my daddy be-fore me
C           `                G   `
  I set 'em up and knock 'em down
F         C          Am     `
  Like my brother be-fore me
G     `               Am  `
  I'm weaving in your town

CHORUS-VARIATION:
F  C               Am       `
   Rally round the drum boys
F  G               Am  `
   Rally round the drum
F  C               Am       `
   Rally round the drum boys
F  G               Am  `
   Rally round the drum
F  'Gsus2/4 'G
    Rally    round the

BREAKDOWN: (banjo)
Am  `  F  `
Drum
Am  `  F  `

RE-INTRO: (band)
Am  `  F  `

Am  `  F  `

SOLO:
Am  `  F  'Gsus 'G  (four times)

JAM:  (gradually faster, fade on third repeat)
Am  `  F  'Gsus 'G  (four times)

================================================================================

CHORDS:
    Am  F   G   C  Fmaj7/A  .  *    Gsus4  Gsus2/4  G6/9sus
E|--0---1---3---0----0------0--0--|---3------3--------0----|
B|--1---1---0---1----1------1--0--|---1------1--------1----|
G|--2---2---0---0----2------0--0--|---0------2--------2----|
D|--2---3---0---2----3------0--0--|---0------0--------0----|
A|--0-----------3----0---------0--|------------------------|
E|------1---3---------------------|---3------3--------3----|

. *
Passing chords with open-strings occur regularly on Beat-4

Fmaj7/A
This chord is Am with an added F-note.
Vocal melody is F but instruments may stay on Am.
Bass plays A and E-notes (as per preceding Am-chord)

Vocal phrasing is sometimes behind the beat:
  Am     `             F        Am
    Some-times I fight a gee-man

and sometimes ahead:
  C      `               G   `
    Yeah we put on a show

INTRO:
Strumming is eighths thus all TAB'd notes are down-strokes.
Bass notes and up-strums are sounded according to taste.
   Am                Am          .     F                 F           *
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----1-------1---|-----1-------0---|
B|-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|-----1-------0---|
G|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---|
D|-----2-------2---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------0---|
A|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-------------0---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|


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