The Middle East - Better Times Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3------3------3-------1-----1-------1------1----------|
G|--0------0------0------0-------2-----2-------0------0-------------|
D|------------------------------3--3--3--3--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------3--3---3--3-----------|
E|-3--3---3--3---3--3---3--3----------------------------------------|

It eventually just builds up to playing the chords

G G F C

GIt was April when we got the word FBetter times were on tCheir way they said GAnd me and the boys, we got drunk that night FJust a few soldiers wiCth whisky and tobacco GPlayin’ jack black round the fire FAnd shooting in the sCtars GIt was 1971 FAnd we wCere going home

Instrumental

Rest of the Lyrics: Things were a little different when I got back You were with another man, and I was no war hero But I remember how that never seemed to stop you and me And I remember how good you looked working down at that bar How those jeans seemed to be made just for you Man me and the boys could watch you for hours But honey I’m sorry about that night When my hands were like monkeys through the jungle I know you don’t believe me when I tell ya But I never meant to hurt you I just thought better times were on their way I laid off the booze for a while after I got arrested You got married, and I picked up my saxophone again I thgout I might like to emet a pretty young jazz singer In a black dress and red shoes, and blue eyes So I got back out there and hit every blue note from A to Z Better times are on their way! Better times were on their way And sometimes I still think about Marty and Bill And all the boys that never made it out of that country And all the lies that I sued to tell ‘em I said ‘your gonna make it throught!’ I said ‘your wives and your babies gonna be waitin for you’ I said ‘you’re gonna be okay’ I said ‘better times were on their way’ Better times were on their way I said ‘better times were on their way’ OooooooooOooooooOOP