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UB40 - One In Ten

Author: Ali Campbell, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer, Jim Brown, Michael Virtue, Norman Hassan & Robin Ca

Editor: TAB4U Staff
Reggae
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Intro: x4
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7

G#m                  D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                    G#m
A number on a list     
                     D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                           G#m
Even though I don't exist     
        D#m7   
Nobody Knows me
                        G#m 
Even though I'm always there
                  D#m7 
A statistic, a reminder
                        G#m 
Of a world that doesn't care

Bridge: x2
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7

    G#m                      
My arms enfold the dole queue
   D#m7                   
Malnutrition dulls my hair
   G#m                        
My eyes are black and lifeless
         D#m7                
With an underprivileged stare
    G#m                     
I'm the beggar on the corner
     D#m7                
Will no-one spare a dime?‎
         G#m            
I'm the child that never
                D#m7
Learns to read      
                          G#m
'Cause no-one spared the time

G#m                  D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                    G#m
A number on a list     
                     D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                           G#m
Even though I don't exist     
        D#m7   
Nobody Knows me
                        G#m 
Even though I'm always there
                  D#m7 
A statistic, a reminder
                        G#m 
Of a world that doesn't care

Bridge: x2
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7

          G#m                  
I'm the murderer and the victim
      D#m7              
The license with the gun
      G#m                     
I'm a sad and bruised old lady
      D#m7          
In an ally in a slum
       G#m                   
I'm a middle aged businessman
       D#m7               
With chronic heart disease
      G#m                    D#m7
I'm another teenage suicide      
                         G#m 
In a street that has no trees

G#m                  D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                    G#m
A number on a list     
                     D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                           G#m
Even though I don't exist     
        D#m7   
Nobody Knows me
                        G#m 
Even though I'm always there
                  D#m7 
A statistic, a reminder
                        G#m 
Of a world that doesn't care

Bridge: x2
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7

        G#m                      
I'm a starving third world mother
    D#m                 
A refugee without a home
       G#m                       
I'm a house wife hooked on Valium
        D#m7         
I'm a Pensioner alone
       G#m                 
I'm a cancer ridden specter
  D#m7            
Covering the earth
      G#m              
I'm another hungry baby
    D#m7                 G#m 
I'm      an accident of birth

G#m                  D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                    G#m
A number on a list     
                     D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                           G#m
Even though I don't exist     
        D#m7   
Nobody Knows me
                        G#m 
Even though I'm always there
                  D#m7 
A statistic, a reminder
                        G#m 
Of a world that doesn't care

Bridge: x2
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7

G#m                  D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                    G#m
A number on a list     
                     D#m7
I am the one in ten      
                           G#m
Even though I don't exist     
        D#m7   
Nobody Knows me
                        G#m 
Even though I'm always there
                  D#m7 
A statistic, a reminder
                            
Of a world that doesn't care
Bridge:
G#m D#m7 G#m G#m x4

Ending: x8
G#m D#m7 G#m D#m7
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