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Cap In Hand
By: The Proclaimers
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3/4 time - best sung with a heavy Scottish accent!

Basic strum rythym:  1 2 3
                     / /\/\

Intro:   |D    |D    |D    |D    |

 D                               G           A
   I could tell the meaning of a word like serene,
 D                            G        A
   I got some `O' grades when I was sixteen,----
 D                                  G             A 
   I can tell the difference 'tween margarine and butter,
 D                                  G           A  
   I can say "Saskatchawen" without starting to stutter.
         A          D            G               D          A  
   But I can't understand why we let someone else  rule our land,
   NC           D
   we're cap in hand.
 D                               G          A
   I could get a broken jaw from being in a fight,
 D                          G            A
   I know it's evening when day turns to night,
 D                           G           A
   I can understand why Stranraer lie so lowly,
 D                                    G             A
   They could save a lot of points by signing Hib's goalie.
         A          D            G               D         A
   But I can't understand why we let someone else  rule our land,
   NC           D
   we're cap in hand.

 G    D     A           D
   We fight   when they ask us,
 G    D     A         D
   We boast   then we cower,
 G    D   A       D 
   We beg   for a piece of
 G                                                    A
   What's already,  what's already,   what's already, ours.

Instr:
|D  |D  |G  |A  |D  |D  |G  |A  |A  |D  |G  |D  |A  |A  |

 D                        G          A 
   Once I thought I could make God a bribe,
 D                 G           A 
   So I said I was in His lost tribe,
 D                      G         A
   Getting handouts can be so frustrating,
 D                           G            A
   "Get in line son, there's five million waiting".
                     D             G               D            A
    But I can't understand why you let someone else   rule your land
    NC            D
    You're cap in hand.
          A          D            G               D           A
    No, I can't understand why we let someone else   rule our land,
    NC           D             Bm           G            E7 
    We're cap in hand,  cap in hand, cap in hand, cap in hand,
          A          D            G               D           A
    No, I can't understand why we let someone else

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