PROTECT AND SURVIVE – JETHRO TULL (1980)    PAGE 1

 

Instrumental Intro-    Em-Dm-Bb-F-A (3 measures)

 

 Am          G                            F

They said protect and you’ll survive-

 

C            Am                    Bb

(but our postman didn’t call)

 

Bb          C                    Dm                    F                        Eb

8 lbs. of over-pressure wave seemed to glue him to the wall

 

F               G                           Am

They said protect and you’ll survive 

 

 

E.M.P. took out the radio-

(and our milk-man didn’t call)

Flash blinded by the pretty lights,

Didn’t see his bottles fall

Or feel the warm black rain arrive—Am-G

 

Repeat Intro – Em-Dm-Bb-F-A (2 measures)

 

Big friendly cloud builds in the West

(and our dust-men haven’t called)

They left a dual carriageway at a hundred miles an hour-

A tail wind chasing them away

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

PROTECT AND SURVIVE – JETHRO TULL(1980)  PAGE 2

 

BREAK-

 

A                  F#m              E          F#m

And in deep shelters lurk below, sub- regional control

 

                           E                  A

Who sympathise but cannot help

 

                         G                   C

To mend your body or your soul

 

Am                    Bm                      Em           F    Bb             G

Self-appointed guardians of the race with egg upon their face

 

C                    D                     G                           A                   B

When steady sirens sing all-clear they pop up, find nobody here

 

 

 

And so I watch two new suns spin-

(our paper man doesn’t call)

Burnt shadow printed on the road-

Now there’s nothing there at all

They said PROTECT AND YOU’LL SURVIVE……………….

 

 

Ending-fade out using Em-Dm-Bb-F-A

 

Comment: Protect and Survive is a difficult piece to play requiring particular attention to timing- any corrections are gratefully accepted. “A” is an extremely complex group of songs which is a real challenge. As always-enjoy and play the music of

JETHRO TULL.        J.C.Sipio-Plasmaflow Productions

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