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-------------------------------------------------- | The Union Forever | | Words and Music by Jack White | | Consists primarily of extracts from | | The movie "Citizen Kane" released in 1941 | | Written by Orson Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz | | Tabbed by Patrick Ferris | -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Tab Definitions: | | Em: 022000 | | Bb5: x133xx | | B5: x244xx | | G5: 533xxx | | E5: 022xxx | | (): Heavily muted note | |P.M.: Palm Muting | |N.C.: No chord played | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The contextual notes are so many that I have numbered them to be referenced at the bottom of the page. INTRO: Heavy P.M., vibrato effect Played 4x Em Bb5 e|----------------0-------------------------- B|------------------(0)---------------------- G|------------(0)------(0)----------3---3---- D|--------(2)-------------(2)-----3---3---3-- A|----(2)----------------------1------------- E|-0----------------------------------------- VERSE 1: Em Bb5 It can't be love `1 Em Bb5 For there is no true love `2 Em Bb5 It can't be love Em Bb5 For there is no true love BREAK: B5 G5 Bb5 E5 VERSE 2: Sure I'm C.F.K. `3 But you gotta love me `4 The cost, no man can say `5 But you gotta love me BREAK VERSE 3: Well, I'm sorry but I'm not interested in Gold mines, oil wells, shipping or real estate `6 What would I liked to have been? Everything you hate `7 CHORUS: E5 Bb5 'Cause it can't be love E5 Bb5 For there is no true love E5 Bb5 It can't be love E5 Bb5 For there is no true love BREAK Verse 4: N.C. There is a man `8 A certain man And for the poor you may be sure That he'll do all he can Who is this one Whose favorite son Just by his action has the traction Magnets on the run? Who likes to smoke Enjoys a joke And wouldn't get a bit upset If he were really broke? With wealth and fame He's still the same E5 I'll bet you five he's not alive If you don't now his name Verse 4: You said, "The Union forever" `9 You said, "The Union forever" You cried, "The Union forever" But that was untrue, girl CHORUS BREAK ---------------- CONTEXTUAL NOTES: `1 "It can't be love" Performed by Bob Haymes and The Vagabonds in 1944 (after "Citizen Kane") `2 "It can't be love / For there is no true love" SINGER: It can't be love for there is no true love, no true love I know I've played at the game like a moth in a blue flame Lost in the end just the same, just the same All these years my heart's floating around in a paddle of tears `3 "C.F.K." Charles Foster Kane `4 "But you gotta love me" Kane: Whatever I do, I do because I love you. Susan: You don't love me. You want me to love you. "Sure, I'm Charles Foster Kane. Whatever you want, just name it and it's yours. But you've gotta love me!" `5 "The cost, no man can say" NARRATOR: For wife two, one-time opera singing Susan Alexander, Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House. Cost -- Three million dollars. Conceived for Susan Alexander Kane, half-finished before she divorced him, the still unfinished Xanadu. Cost -- No man can say. `6 "I'm sorry, but I'm not interested..." COWORKER: It's from Mr. Kane. THATCHER: Go on. SECRETARY: "Sorry. But I'm not interested in gold mines, oil wells, shipping or real estate." THATCHER: Not interested? `7 "What would I like to have been? / Everything you hate" THATCHER: Yes, yes. But your methods! Do you know, Charles never made a single investment? Always used money to-- KANE: To buy things. Buy things. My mother should have chosen a less reliable banker. Well, I always gagged on that silver spoon. You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man. THATCHER: Don't you think you are? KANE: I think I did pretty well under the circumstances. THATCHER: What would you like to have been? KANE: Everything you hate. `8 "There is a man..." SINGER: Good evening, Mr. Kane. There is a man. DANCERS: There is a man. SINGER: A certain man. DANCERS: A certain man. SINGER: And for the poor you may be sure that he'll do all he can. Who is this one? DANCERS: Who is this one? SINGER: This favorite son. DANCERS: This favorite son. SINGER: Just by his action has the traction magnets on the run. Who loves to smoke? DANCERS: Who loves to smoke? SINGER: Enjoys a joke. DANCERS: Ha ha ha ha. SINGER: Who wouldn't get a bit upset if he were really broke. With wealth and fame DANCERS: With wealth and fame SINGER: He's still the same. DANCERS: He's still the same. SINGER & DANCERS: I'll bet you five you're not alive if you don't know his name. KANE: I don't know how to dance. SINGER: What is his name? BERNSTEIN: What is his name? DANCERS: It's Charlie Kane. EVERYONE: It's Mr. Kane. He doesn't like the Mister. He likes good old Charlie Kane. SINGER: Who said the Miss EVERYONE: Who said the Miss SINGER: Was made to kiss? EVERYONE: Was made to kiss? SINGERL: And when he meets one always tries to do exactly this. Who buys the food? EVERYONE: Who buys the food? KANE & SINGER: Who buys the drinks? EVERYONE: Who buys the drinks? KANE & SINGER: Who thinks that dough was made to spend and acts the way he thinks? SINGER: Now, is it Joe? No, no, no, no. EVERYONE: No, no, no, no.... `9 "The Union forever" KANE (as a child): Come on, boys! The Union forever! MRS. KANE: Be careful, Charles!
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