Jacob's Ladder (Not In My Name)

(version 2)

Words & Music:



The guitar line is from Davey Graham's guitar classic "Anji"; and the bridge is a quodlibet with the tune from the last two lines of "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen". Man, I love this group!


Anji riff [repeated for whole song]:







                       _____________     __________

                        4th finger       thumb









Jacob's Ladder... [under the shortened first line of the riff, repeated 2x]


Like the summit on the mountain, saved the damned and got dumb.

Hellfire & brimstone swapped for oil & guns.

When we're pushing up daisies, we all look the same.

In the name of the Father, maybe, but not in my name.



On this Jacob's Ladder, the only way up is down.

One step from disaster, two to make the higher ground.

Jacob's Ladder...



And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain.

And they sent him to the wars to be slain.


A million lifetimes left lying in the sun.

In the streets down in Whitehall, dogs picking at the bones.

9/11 got branded, 9/11 got sold.

There'll be no one left to water all the seed that you sowed.




BRIDGE: [2x]  then:  CHORUS: [2x]



Jacob's Ladder...  Jacob's ladder...  [repeat under "Anji" Theme]


[repeatedly whispered under all that:]

O Bulldog Leader, sooner or later we'll dig up your cellar

And try you for murder...

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