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The Teachers Are Afraid by Morrissey

The Teachers Are Afraid chords by Morrissey

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What can I say about this. I think, pretty sure, that the violin riff that
plays out through the whole eleven minutes of the song can be played as
(although a several violins would be much better) is:

Chord diagramE MajorE ---6------4----------3------2--------|
Chord diagramBB ------------------------------4------|
Chord diagramG+G -7----------6------5-----------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD -------------------------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA -------------------------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------|

The weird thing about this song is that there are many extemporaneous guitar
parts and that violin line keeps repeating. Now, what makes this song
interesting is the underlying droning bass and the song~s mood swings. I am
not sure what chords are being played as opposed to them being major or
minor. It is all trivial to me. So keep in mind that my transcription (the
chords on top of the words) are merely which note the bass would play. You
can play them chord wise (of course), but if you do I suggest you play them
in a power-chord way, especially after the first -to be finished would be a
relief- part, where the song goes to a new rocking height (you
know what I mean). So here we go:
Intro: Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramDbDb   Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramBB  (played six times)  Chord diagramBb majorBb

    Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramF#F#     Chord diagramA augmentedA
there~s too ...
Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramEb MajorEb    Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb
planning ...
     Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramF#F#     Chord diagramA augmentedA
when your spirit...
   Chord diagramG+G          Chord diagramEb MajorEb   Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramBb majorBb
these nights can be ....

Chord diagramBb majorBb        Chord diagramDbDb    Chord diagramC majorC
sleep ..
            Chord diagramBB  Chord diagramBb majorBb
to some ...
  Chord diagramBb majorBb    Chord diagramDbDb
and somebody he...
   Chord diagramC majorC          Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb
will not be here ...

    Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramF#F#      Chord diagramA augmentedA
so you stand by ..
    Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramEb MajorEb   Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb
full of fear ....
      Chord diagramG+G          Chord diagramF#F#
and if you think ...
   Chord diagramA augmentedA     Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramEb MajorEb   Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb
well...you~ve ...

    Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb
oh you ...
  Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramBB
and you think it~s ...
         Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramF#F#    Chord diagramA augmentedA   Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramEb MajorEb    Chord diagramBB
but when your ...

    Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramF#F#
say the wrong words to ....
    Chord diagramA augmentedA
we~ll have ...
  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramEb MajorEb    Chord diagramBB
oh yes, we~ll ...
   Chord diagramBb majorBb      Chord diagramDbDb
lay a hand on ...
     Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramBB     Chord diagramBb majorBb
and it~s never too ...

Chord diagramBb majorBb       Chord diagramDbDb     Chord diagramC majorC
mucous on your co....
            Chord diagramBB      Chord diagramBb majorBb
a nail up through ..
  Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramF#F#      Chord diagramA augmentedA
a blade in your ...
  Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramEb MajorEb
you cry into ...

Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb       Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramF#F#
to be finished woul...
   Chord diagramA augmentedA       Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramEb MajorEb
to be finished ....
Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb          Chord diagramDbDb
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramBB
to be finished ....
   Chord diagramBb majorBb          Chord diagramDbDb
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramBB
to be finished ....
(my favourite part of the song...where it all begins to make sense)

Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB


Okay, that guitar riff (which is repeated six times) is played with the Bb,
Db, C, Chord diagramBB bass parts. About now you should get the whole gist of the song (it
really has two parts to it). The guitar riff is:

  Chord diagramBb majorBb        Chord diagramDbDb        Chord diagramC majorC          Chord diagramBB

Chord diagramE MajorE ---------6-------|---------6-------|-----------8--------|---------7-------|
Chord diagramBB -------6---6-----|-------6---6-----|---------8---8------|-------7---7-----|
Chord diagramG+G ---7-8-------8-7-|---6-8-------8-6-|----9-10-------10-9-|---8-9-------9-8-|
Chord diagramD MajorD -8---------------|-8---------------|-10-----------------|-9---------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|


After that the following thing is played (again):

Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB

    Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramF#F#
say the wrong words ...
    Chord diagramA augmentedA
we~ll ...
  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramEb MajorEb
oh yes, we~ll ...
Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramBb majorBb   Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramF#F#
lay a hand on ...
     Chord diagramA augmentedA     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramEb MajorEb    Chord diagramBB
and it~s never too ....

   Chord diagramBb majorBb         Chord diagramDbDb
to be finished would ...
   Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramBB
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramBb majorBb          Chord diagramDbDb
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramBB
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramBb majorBb       Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramF#F#
to be finished ...
   Chord diagramA augmentedA       Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
to be finished would ....

Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramEb MajorEb  Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB
Chord diagramBb majorBb     Chord diagramDbDb      Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramBB


The bass and everything fades and that lovely orchestra thing comes in and
everything sort of fades from there. You have to escuse my over transcribing
everything. I do not know. Aah, please, if you have any comments,
criticisms, or just want to shoot the bull right between the eyes, just email
me. I will be greatly appreciated. Bye-bye...

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