The flowers and the guns    (intro)

 

††† C - Em - A7 - Dm†††††† - G - C - Am - Dm - G

 

    C               ††††††††††   ††††††††††††††††††  Dm   ††††††††††† G                    C  

1.Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

F                                              ††    G                                †††††††††††††††  C

††† Dried up and pressed inside a frame, they never get a second glance.

F                                       †††††††††††   E

††† The love that we would banish war with,

Am                           †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

††† on bombed out streets now naked stands.

C                          Am      †††††††††† ††††F              G                     C

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

 

  C                            †††††††††††††  Dm   †††††††††    †††††††††† G                ††††    C

2. Where is the innocence of youth, the stars that once were in our eyes?

F                                            †† G                                     †††††† C

††† When did we learn to cover truth with our excuses and our lives ?

F                            ††††   E     - Am                 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

   When did our ideals falter?†† Tell me, when did we change our plans ?

C                          Am      †††††††††† ††††F              †† G                    C

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

 

B7                                       †††††     Em

††† Our lives from others we have learned to separate,

A7                       ††††        Dm

††† from evil we avert our eyes,

G           †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C            †††††††    Am

††† more often war it is, and not love that we make,

D7                                      ††††††G - G7

††† and all the time we compromi......se.

 

  C                            ††††††††††† †††† Dm   †††††††††    ††††††† G                 ††   C

3. †††We used to turn the other cheek, but now we turn our face away,

F                                            ††† ††††G                                     ††††††† †††††C

††† we were the blessed and the meek, our future brighter than the day.

F                            ††††   ††††††††††††††

††† But weíve forgotten Lutherís message,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

††† we never ask ourselves, not once :

C                          Am      †††††††††††††† F              †† G                    C

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B7                                      †††††   Em

††† But we were right, and as we pat each otherís backs,

A7                       ††††       †††† Dm

††† our principles we now betray,

G           †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††C            ††††††† Am

††† and year on year as we progress and we advance,

D7                                     †††††† †††††G - G7

††† itís not just hair thatís turning gre.........y.

 

+instrumental = verse 1

 

 C                            †††††††††††††††††† †† F   ††††††††† †††††G                  C

4.††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Em†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††F

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

F                                              ††    G                                †††††††††††††††  C

Where are the lessons we would pass on to our daughters and our sons ?

††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Where are the lessons we would pass on to our daughters and our sons ?

F                                      ††   E

  ††And did we ever make a difference ?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Am

††† And will we ever make a difference ?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† Did we ever stand a chance ? Or will we ever stand a chance ?

                    ††       Am      †††† †††††††††F               G                    C††††††† - C7

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

 

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E††††††††††††† - Am††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

††† Did we ever make a difference ?††††† And did we ever stand a chance ?

C                          Am      †††††††††††††† F              †† G                    Am

††† Where are the flowers that we put into the muzzles of the guns ?

 

+Dm - G - C

 

(orig. = capo 4th)††† (George Papavgeris)