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The Refugee

	U2 version, from "War" (1983)


I should mention this sounds best on a guitar tuned down half a step, with a lot of nice, clean, Edge
and some small echo or reverb.  My crap Venom amp works great for this song.

Chords:  C chord diagramCC (3), B chord diagramBB, C chord diagramCC
C chord diagramCC (3): 3 3 5 5 5 3
B chord diagramBB:      1 1 3 3 3 1
C chord diagramCC:		  x 3 2 0 1 0

There are "power-chord" versions of C chord diagramCC and B chord diagramBB here, too, used in the verse.  I'll call it Riff 1 for the
of it.

                (C chord diagramCC)                               (B chord diagramBB)
Riff 1:  1 1 3 x x x   slide up to 3 3 5 x x x

      (C chord diagramCC)	         (Play parentheses palm-muted, then hit the chords and slide)
E chord diagramEE-x---------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB-x---------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG-x---------------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD--3->5--------------(3)-(3)-(3)-3->5-----------|
A chord diagramAA--1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3-----------|
E chord diagramEE --1->3--------------(1)-(1)-(1)-1->3----------|

It's MUCH easier than I make it sound... listen to the disc (get the UltraDisc version! :>)
Got it?  Play it at the verses, where I've indicated R1.

Bridge:

         (C chord diagramCC)          (C chord diagramCC)    (B chord diagramBB)     (C chord diagramCC)
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB--5-----5--5-5->3-3-->1------------|
G chord diagramGG-----5-----5-5->3-3---0------------|
D chord diagramDD-----------5-5->3-3-->2------------|
A chord diagramAA----------------------3------------|
E chord diagramEE-----------------------------------|

	Easy, just play the barred C chord diagramCC chord arpeggiated, hit the chord, slide down to B chord diagramBB, hit it twice, then
switch to the regular C chord diagramCC chord.  I wish I could make it sound as simple on paper as it really is...

Here's the lyrics and the chords to go with them.  * chords mean you don't have to play them if you don't
to, it sounds good either way.  The album is w/out them.

The Refugee

(nc)
Oh oh

She's the refugee

I see your face

I see you staring back at me

Oh oh

She's the refugee

Her mama say one day
                                      (R1)
She's gonna live in America

*(C chord diagramCC)
In the morning
*(B chord diagramBB)
She is waiting
*(C chord diagramCC)
Waiting for the ship to sail
*(B chord diagramBB)
Sail away
(R1)
Oh oh
         (R1)
Her papa go to war
           (R1)
He gonna fight

But he don't know what for
     (R1)
Oh oh
          (R1)
Her papa go to war

Her mama say one day

He's gonna come back from far away

(DRUM SOLO!!!!)

Help me

How can you help me?
*(C chord diagramCC)
In the evening
*(B chord diagramBB)
She is waiting
*(C chord diagramCC)
Waiting for her man to come
*(B chord diagramBB)
And take her by her hand
*(C chord diagramCC)
And take her to this promise land
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's a pretty face
(R1)
Born at the wrong time

In the wrong place
   (R1)
Oh oh

She's a pretty face
   (R1)
Her mama say one day

She's gonna live in America

Yeah, America

Oh oh

She's a refugee

She's coming down

She come and keep you company

Oh oh

She's a refugee

Her mama say one day

She's gonna live in America

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