When The Tigers Broke Free

Chords and lyrics for When The Tigers Broke Free by Pink Floyd

 
It was j
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ust before dawn one m
Gsus 
iserable morning  
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in black forty-four
 
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When the foreward commander was told to sit tight,
 
When they asked that his  
F/C 
men be wi
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thdrawn
 
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And the generals gave thanks, as the other ranks
 
Gsus 
Held back the enem
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y tanks for a while
 
And the  
C 
Anzio Bridgehead was  
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held for the price
 
Of a  
C 
few hundred ordinary lives
 
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And kind old King  
G 
George sent Mother a  
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note when he heard that  
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Father was gone
 
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It was, I re
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call, in the form of a  
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scroll with gold leaf and all
 
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And I found it one day in a drawer of old photographs hidden away
 
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And my eyes still grow damp to re
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member
 
His Majesty  
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signed with his own rubber stamp
 
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It was dark all a
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round, there was frost on the  
C 
ground
 
When the Tigers broke  
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free
 
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And no-one survived from the Royal Fusiliers, Company “C”
 
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They were all left be
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hind, most of them  
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dead – the rest of them  
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dying
 
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And that’s how the  
G 
high command took my  
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daddy from me