Peter Hammill - Betrayed (chords)


Chord transcription by Francois Couture, fcouture@abacom.com
A Christmas gift to all Hammillans.
Warning: performing this song can be dangerous for your mood. :-)
**Regarding the intro/outro: I play this song on the ukulele (don't laught, you'd be surprised) and I like to leave the G string open, which turns the chords into Em/G and Bm4/G. I find them both sadder and creepier that way, but YMMV.
(Intro)
Em      Bm4
Em      Bm4

        Em                              Bm4
When I began I was full of altruistic dreams,

Em                          Bm4                  
believed in princes and princesses, kings and queens -

        C                       Bm
now I find they're all human inside,

                    Am
all bitterness and pride,

                                Em
so why shouldn't I be like that too?

    Eb                              F
It seems that I've forgotten all I tried so hard to learn;

Am                                          (a g f# e d)
it seems there's not an ounce of love or

(a  g f# e        d)   C#m4
trust anywhere in the world.

(a g f# e d)            C#m4
(a g f# e d)            C#m4
 

(a g f# f# g)  

Em                                  Bm4 
Friends - they're all harbouring knives

                Em                          Bm4
to embed in your back out of revenge, or spite,

        C                                   Bm
or indifference, or lack of other things to do -

        Am                                      Em
in the end just who's going to be a friend for you

            Eb                                  F          
when they kick you in the guts just as your hand holds out the   [pearl?

    Am                     
It seems that there is nothing left but

(a g    f#  e   d)      C#m4
hatred and lust in the world.

(a g f# e d)            C#m4
(a g f# e d)            C#m4


(a g f# f# g)  

Em                                                Bm4         
I don't give a damn anymore - I've only wound up betrayed.

                            Em
It's all been absolutely worthless -

                        Bm4                 C
all the efforts I've made to be gentle and kind

                    Bm
are repaid with contempt,

            Am
degraded by sympathy and worthless kindness

                    Em
and love that isn't meant.

        Eb                              F
I'm through with joy and company, I've done with pretty words,

Am
betrayed - there's no hiding-place

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4
anywhere in the world.

    Eb                                  F
I've nothing left to fight for except making my passion heard

Am
I don't believe in anything

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4
anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4
anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4
anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4
anywhere in the world


(a g f# f# g)
Em      Bm4
Em      Bm4
Em      Bm4



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