Bragg Billy - To Have And To Have Not First Version: chords and tabs for the song. Watch chords and tablatures for all songs of the singer (group) Bragg Billy. Other chords and tabs for the "To Have And To Have Not" can find at the bottom of the page.
This one has a single repetitive riff that goes along it. Those of you who know it will have no difficulty in framing it onto the lyrics, it's: G C G Em D G all they way through. BIG FUN! He plays open standard chords, but surfing up and down the neck to barre' territory doesn't do any harm... try out and see. The lyrics as far as i could get them (corrections please...): To Have And To Have Not - Billy Bragg (from Life's a Riot w/ Spy vs Spy) Up in the morning and out in school Mother says there'll be no work next year Qualification makes(?) the Golden Rule Now just pieces of... paper [Chorus1] Just because you're better then me Doesn't mean i'm lazy Just because you're going forwards Doesn't mean i'm going backwards If you look the part(?) you'll get the job In last year's trousers and your old school shoes The truth is, son, it's a buyers market They can afford to pick and choose... [Chorus2] Just because you're better then me Doesn't mean i'm lazy Just because i dress like this Doesn't mean i'm a Communist! The factories are closing and the army's full I don't know what i'm going to do But i've come to see, in the Land of the Free There's only a future for the Chosen Few [repeat Chorus1] At 21 you're on top of the scr*p hip At 16 you were top of you're class All they taught you at school was how to be a good worker The system has failed, you've done(?) by(?) yourself [repeat Chorus1]