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Burn Down The Mission Chords

Year:  1971
Writers:  Elton John\ Bernie Taupin

(G  Em7  Bb\C   G  Em7  Bb\C)*

    G		       Em	     Bb\C
You tell me there's an angel in your tree

Eb		G\D	        A\C#  Dsus4
Did he say he'd come to call on me

G			Em7sus4         Bb\C
For things are getting desperate in our home

	      C#dim7	    G\D	     D	     C G\B Am7
Living in the parish of the restless folks I know

G	      F			 C		  G   G G A B  D e
Everybody now bring your family down to the riverside

F			  C		    G    G A B  D
Look to the east to see where the fat stock hide

  G\B		     C		 	G      G A C  D
Behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps

     G		     C6\G		  Bb\C
It's time we put the flame torch to their keep


Db	      Ab
Burn down the mission

If we're gonna stay alive

Db		      Ab
Watch the black smoke fly to heaven

See the red flame light the sky

Eb\Bb	      Bb
Burn down the mission

Burn it down to stay alive

	 Eb\Bb		Bb
It's our only chance of living

	     Ab		    Db   Bb\C
Take all you need to live inside

[F  Eb\Bb  Bb\F  F

F  Eb Bb\D  F\C  Bb F\A Eb\G

F  Eb Bb\D  F\C  Bb F\A Eb\G

G  F C\e  G\D  C  G\B C

G  F C\e  G\D  C  G\B C]**

Bb\C  Db\Ab  Bbm Bbm6  F\C  F\A  Bb\C  Bb

(G  Em7  Bb\C   G  Em7  Bb\C)*  

	    G	      Em		  Bb\C
Deep in the woods the squirrels are out today

Eb			G\D  		 A\C#  Dsus4
My wife cried when they came to take me away

G		      Em7sus4             Bb\C
But what more could I do just to keep her warm

     C#dim7		 G\D	  D	  C    G\B Am7 G
Than burn burn burn burn down the mission walls


F  Eb Bb\D  F\C  Bb F\A Eb\G

F  Eb Bb\D  F\C  Bb F\A Eb\G

G  F C\e  G\D  C  G\B C

G  F C\e  G\D  C  G\B C]**

(G\C  F\C C  G)**

Lower case letters are played as octaves, upper case letters as chords:

G  G A D  D e Bb     Bb  Bb  Bb
G      Em     C   C C   C    C

Elton John - Burn Down The Mission Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Burn Down The Mission Chords:

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE[1] [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums[citation needed] and over one hundred million singles,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[4]

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eye glasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for the LGBT social movements. On April 9, 2008 Elton John held a benefit concert for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and raised $2.5 million.[5]

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