Orphans (Acoustic Version)
Original Words And Music By Ricky Ross And Ewen Vernal
Acoustic Arangememt By Ricky Ross

E 022100
F# 044300
Am 002210
Eadd9 202100

If you've caught Ricky on one of his solo shows you may have heard his acoustic arangement of this old Deacon Blue classic.He slides E to F# to get that melancholic sound like the bass on the original recording and he tends to avoid the B(2nd) and e (1st) strings on all the chords except Am to give that bass sound.Anyway try it and see what you think!

E           F#                        E      
I now describe my country as if to strangers
                F#                   E
This train is full of songs of local winners
Am                E  
And the wind surrounds the towers
F#                   E
And the flags they are blowing
Am                  E          
And the bunting and the distance
F#                    E
Stretches over our sound

E                                  F#
And when he teases the children
E        
He calls them orphans and he cries
F#                          E
For all the flowers of the forest
Am                        E
In his head there is no reason
F#                   E
To be sad about the garden
Am               E
But his heart bleeds very often
F#                          E
For things forgotten like little orphans
F#                  E
Little orphans

Outro E + Eadd9