Send Herman Home by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1988 39 Minutes album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

INTRO

“They flayed me about the flanks with a stainless steel tennis racket”

[F#m7] [Bm] [F#m7] [Bm]

[A] [E6] [Bm] [E]

VERSE 1

[C#m7] One day Nanook and [F#] Mr. Smith
[Bm7] Were standing in the [Esus4] snow
[C#m7] Smith says, “See here, now [F#] war has come
There’s [Bm7] no more Eski [E7] mo”

[Dm7] It spread all [Am] over
Stayed in [E7] Africa last of [Am7] all
[Dm7] Strictly [Am] business
[D/E] Spill the blood, first and [E7] always

CHORUS 1

[A] Send Her [E6] man [Bm7] home
[A] Dust off [E6] his [Bm7] throne
[A] If you love [E6] him [Bm7] so
[A] Don’t let [E6] him [Bm7] go

VERSE 2

[C#m7] We’ve got a job for [F#] Churchill, Nelson and
[Bm7] Good old Chichester [Esus4] Clark
[C#m7] To show the white men’s bite is [F#] fiercer than
[Bm7] The blackest [E7] bark

[Dm7] Here comes [Am] order
With all the [E7] buckshot and British [Am7] gas
[Dm7] Strictly [Am] business
They would just [D/E] spill the blood, first and [E7] always

CHORUS 1

[A] Send Her [E6] man [Bm7] home
[A] Dust pff [E6] his [Bm7] throne
[A] If you love [E6] him [Bm7] so
[A] Don’t let [E6] him [Bm7] go

INTERLUDE

[F#m7] [Bm] [F#m7] [Bm] “I am a reasonable man”
[F#m7] [Bm] “The [F#m7] buttermilk of Beelzebub” [Bm]

VERSE 3

[Dm7] My dearest [Am] colonel
Well it was [E7] hard but the work is [Am7] done
We’ve got [Dm7] ovens [Am] burning
All the [D/E] day and night
These clowns keep [E7] calling

CHORUS 2

[A] Send Her [E6] man [Bm7] home
[A] Faith will [E6] be [Bm7] shown
By his [A] old [E6] Boer [Bm7] friends
By [A] these ri [E6] vers’ [Bm7] end

OUTRO/FADE

[A] Send [E6] Herman [Bm7] home
Send him [A] home, [E6] send him [Bm7] home
Send him [A] home, [E6] send him [Bm7] home home home
Yeah send him [A] home, [E6] send him [Bm7] home

I ask [A] who needs luck [E6] with [Bm7] you as friends? [A] [E6] [Bm7]

The [A] soldier does [E6] what [Bm7] God intends [A] [E6] [Bm7]