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After the Fire – guitar tab

After the Fire | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend, 1985
>From Deep End - Live!, 1986
Written by Pete Townshend, (c)1985 Eel Pie Publishing, Ltd.

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Transcribed by Jason92078@aol.com

2001-11-24                   Whotabs   www.thewho.net/whotabs/

capo on 1st fret

C# 
After the fire the fire still burns, 
the heart grows older but never ever learns. 
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns, 
after the fire the fire still burns. 

C# 

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C#                                             F# 
I heard a voice asking what happens after the fire 
            C# 
And then the sound of a breaking window 
                 F# 
And the scream of a tire 
            C# 
And then the sound of distant gun 
                F# 
And the cry of a hungry child 

                C# 
The night is hot but nothing's gonna stop 
         F#     
This gang going wild 

C# 
After the fire the fire still burns 
               F# 
The heart grows older but never ever learns 
            C# 
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns 
         F# 
After the fire, the fire still burns 

I saw Matt Dillon in black and white 
There ain't no color my memories 
He rode his brother's old Harley across the TV 
While I was laughing at Dom deLuise 
Now I'm cycling all my video tapes 
I'm crying and I'm choking 
I've gotta stop drinking, I've gotta stop thinking 
I've gotta stop smoking 

Cause after the fire, the fire still burns 
The heart grows older but never ever learns 
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns 
After the fire 

              Bbm 
The fire still burns, raging through the pain, 
Blackening the promises, the tears and the pain 
              F# 
The fire still burns 'till the wind begins to turn 
                  B 
And it all begins again 
         C# 
After the fire, the fire still burns 

After the fire, the fire still burns 
The heart grows older but never ever learns 
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns 
After the fire 

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Transcribed by Jason92078@aol.com 

Jason 
Bob Seger Chords 

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        After the Fire (Townshend, 1985)
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Dadd2     D    Dadd2          D
After the fire the fire still burns,
    Dadd2       D         Dadd2      D
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
    Dadd2    D        Dadd2   D    Dadd2  D
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns,
          G                   D         |  D   G  | 2x
after the fire the fire still burns.

Dadd2           D                             G
I heard a voice asking what happens after the fire
             D(maj7)                                        G
and then the sound of a breaking window and the scream of a tyre
             D(maj7)                               G
and then the sound of distant gun and the cry of a hungry child.
             D
The night is hot
    Dadd2     D
but nothing's gonna stop
     D  G
this ga---ng going wild.


          D
After the fire the fire still burns,
                G
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
             D
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns,
          G                   D      |  D   G  | 2x
after the fire the fire still burns.

D
I saw Matt Dillon in black and white
                         G
there ain't no colour in memories.
            D
He rode his brother's Harley acrosss the TV
                            G
while I was laughing at Dom deLuise.
        D                                              G
Now I'm cycling all my video tapes, I'm crying and I'm joking.
                D
I've gotta stop drinking, I've gotta stop thinking,
                G
I've gotta stop smoking.

          D
After the fire the fire still burns,
                G
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
             D
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns,
          G
after the fire
         Gsus  Hm
the fire still burns, raging through the pain,

blackening the promises, the tears and the rain.
              G
The fire will burn

'til the wind begins to turn
                    C
and it all begins again.


          D
After the fire the fire still burns,
                G
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
             D
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns,
          G                   Em
after the fire the fire still burns,
               Em             C        G
the fire still burns,

|D   G | 2x

Dadd2     D
After the fire the fire still burns,
                G
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
             D
The memories smoulder and the soul always yearns,
          G                   D
after the fire the fire still burns.



#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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