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The Anglo-Saxons
by The Mountain Goats
tabbed by Jonathan Bliss
      and Andy Moskowitz


john: "we'd like to dedicate this song to our friends, the former

inhabitants of the british isles!"

 e            a                  e    a e
 they used to paint their bodies blue
 a                         e
 a couple of them might be distantly related to you.
 b            a           e
 according to ceasar they shaved their entire bodies,
 b              a                 e    a e
 except for the upper lip and the head

            a    e      a e
 yeah, the anglo-saxons
            a    e      a e
 yeah, the anglo-saxons
 e              a
 a sub-literate bunch of guys,
       e                a
 though some sources say otherwise.
           e b   e      
 yeah, the anglo-saxons

 e               a        e       a e
 yeah, they were men on a mission,
 a                            e
 preserving their poetry by an oral tradition
       b                 a
 yeah, oral tradition is all you get
       e
 until saint augustine brought them the alphabet.

             a   e      a e
 yeah, the anglo-saxons
            a    e      a e
 yeah, the anglo-saxons,
 e      a
 in 1065 they were ragin'
 e                    a
 but 1066 brought the norman invasion.
           e b   e     
 yeah, the anglo-saxons

 go!

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tabs/the_anglo-saxons.txt · Last modified: 2012/06/26 10:15 by jca