Slaves Of Freedom

The Grimms/RWT/IBoR/Recollections 3 way, basically everything but the live, gospel time version.

 
         
*[Intro]:  Am  **F (F7)   Am  F



Am       
Stamp your feet and clap your hands
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
Somewhere there's a promised land
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
Where we can do what we like
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
Where no one gets off their bike
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)


C                         ***Em/B (C/B)
Freedom is the handle on the bucket of your soul 
 ***C7/Bb                    F/A
The image of illusion in the goldfish of your bowl
****Fm/Ab (Fdim/Ab)              C/G
The shampoo of perfection in the bathroom of your dreams
D7/F#                       F    G        C
Freedom is the universe and everything it seems
E  Am     F   Am   F
Oh yeah 

*****[Grimms version only : Am   F   Am   F ]


Am
We all live until we die
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
There's no sense in wondering why
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
So pick up your heavy load
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
    Am
And keep on truckin' down the road 
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom) 


    C                        Em/B (C/B)
The management accepts no responsibility
        C7/Bb                F/A
For any articles of clothing or accessory
        Fm/Ab (Fdim/Ab)
Such as handbags or umbrellas
   C/G
Or books on self defense
   D7/F#                         F       G      C
Or things left unattended in the Ladies' or the Gents'
E  Am      F    Am   F
Oh yeah


*****[Grimms version only: Am  F  Am  F]


*****[RWT instrumental only]:

        C  Em/B (C/B)  C7/Bb  F/A  Fm (Fdim/Ab)

        C/G   D7/F#  F  G  C  E


Am  
We are in a funny mood
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
Let's do something really rude
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
Am
We can't all be Wyatt Earp
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)
   Am
So let's stick out our tongues and thhhhh-urp
 F
(We are the slaves of freedom)


C                            Em/B(C/B)
Freedom is the handle on the bucket of your soul
    C7/Bb                    F/A
The image of illusion in the goldfish of your bowl******
    Fm/Ab (Fdim/Ab)            C/G
The pedestal of purpose in the bathroom of your dreams
D7/F#                       F    G        C
Freedom is the universe and everything it seems
E  Am
Oh yeah



******* [RWT version ending:  Am  F  Am  F  Am  Eb+  Am]


 F                               Am
(We are the slaves of freedom)
 F                               Am
(We are the slaves of freedom)
 F                               Am
(We are the slaves of freedom)
 
   [Repeat and fade]



NB:
      *Throughout the song, a musical interlude is played (see tab 
       below). It is played during the Am -> F chord sequences 
       throughout the whole song in the Recollections 3 and IBoR 
       versions, and during the instrumentals in the other versions.
       If desired, it can be played wherever the Am -> F chord   
       sequence occurs.


   Am                               F

E------------5---7---5---------------------------------------------
B--------5---------------5-------------------6---8---6-------------
G----5-----------------------5-----------5---------------5---------
D--------------------------------7---7-----------------------7-----
A----------------------------------------------------------------8-
E------------------------------------------------------------------

     C   E   A   B   A   E   C   A   A   C   F   G   F   C   A   F


Tab notes:
-Chords are shown above tablature.
-Actual notes played are shown below tablature.


     **For the Am -> F chord sequence throughout the song (in the 
       Grimms and RWT versions of this song), some of the F chords 
       have an almost "seventh" sound. Therefore, if desired, F7 
       can replace F in these cases.


    ***Chords such as Em/B etc indicate the chord to be played, 
       followed by the accompanying bass note; these notes don't 
       have to be played (just play the chord without the bass note 
       if desired - in the example of Em/B just play an Em chord).
       
       Note also that in the specific case of C7/Bb, it can sound a
       little harsh when played like that on guitar - you can 
       substitute C7 instead, or C/Bb. Likewise, for the chord C/B, 
       it may sound better on guitar to play Em/B instead.

   ****The Fm chords are shown with Fdim/Ab chords after them. This
       is to indicate that in the RWT and Grimms versions, these
       chords are actually Fdim/Ab chords (Fm/Ab occurs in the 
       IBoR/Recollections 3 versions). A suggested fingering is 
       shown in the tablature below. Note that it may sound harsh 
       on guitar, and you can just play Fm/Ab or Fm instead, as in 
       the Recollections 3/IBoR version.


     Fdim/Ab

E------4---------
B------3---------
G------4---------
D------3---------
A-----(5)--------
E------4---------




  *****Where indicated, some instrumentals are specific to a 
       particular version of the song only.


 ******This line is replaced by the following line in the Grimms 
       version of this song (shown with chords):


     C7/Bb                       F/A
 The backbone of ambition in the goldfish of your bowl



*******This ending is for the RWT version only. Tablature for the 
       instrumental part is given below (see tab):


     Am              Eb+  Am


E--------------------------------------------
B----------------5---4----5------------------
G--------5---7-------------------------------
D----7---------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

     A   C   D   E   Eb   E

Tab notes:
-Chords are shown above tablature.
-Actual notes played are shown below tablature.


          I'm sorry, but this kicks ass over the live version.