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Caedmons Call - Intimate Portrait tab

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1. Bus Driver


G          3x0033
G/F#       2x0033
G/E        02x033
G2/D       xx0233
C          x3x033
D4/F#      2x0233
Bb2        x13311
C2         x32030
Em9        020032
D2         x00230
D2sus/C    x30030
D2sus/B    x20030
D2sus/Bb   x10030
D/A        x02030


-Intro-
G G/F# G/E G2/D C G G2/D D(4)/F# (6x)


-Verse 1-
G G/F# G/E   G2/D C
I am a bus driver
G   G2/D       D(4)/F#   G
and it's four in the morning
G/F#     G/E        G2/D        C     G   G2/D D(4)/F# G
And I'm pressing out my clothes beside my bed
G/F#     G/E        G2/D   C  G         G2/D      D(4)/F#
Fourteen years been on the job and with many miles behind
G         G/F#       G/E   G2/D      C             G   G2/D D(4)/F#
Still I'm up at three thirty to make sure I'm there on time
G   G/F#     G/E    G2/D   C G G2/D       D(4)/F# G
My car gets me along just fine to and from the station
G/F#   G/E      G2/D      C     G   G2/D D(4)/F#
But my castle is this Houston Metro Bus
G        G/F#    G/E G2/D C G
My first stop is Ashbury.
        G2/D        D(4)/F#       G
And the sign's been gone for years
    G/F#        G/E    G2/D    C G         G2/D           D(4)/F#
but all the same the people wait cause they know that I'll be there.


-Chorus-
Bb2            C2       G               Em9
What would you say if I told you that I won't be by today?
Bb2          C2   D2        D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
Would you say that I'm just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb       D2  D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A
and what do I know?


-Verse 2-
G         G/F#       G/E      G2/D    C G
Well, I'm always there by five fifteen
    G2/D    D(4)/F#     G         
and lately I've been early
       G/F#   G/E        G2/D   C    G        G2/D D(4)/F#
'cause Judith likes to be in early to the bank.
G           G/F# G/E    G2/D C G    G2/D  D(4)/F#     G
And she gives me conversation and a token good for riding.
G/F#       G/E     G2/D  C G G2/D D(4)/F#
And she's hapyy all alone
G        G/F#       G/E      G2/D       C G
And then there's Charles in retail sales;
      G2/D      D(4)/F#     G 
and I hope they pay him well
G/F#        G/E       G/D2      C G G2/D D(4)/F#
for the work that young man does
G          G/F#      G/E     G2/D C G
Cause I've never seen the inside
     G2/D     D(4)/F# G
of a custom refrigerator
G/F#   G/E G2/D     C        G    G2/D
but I know he's the first and last one there


-Chorus-
Bb2            C2       G               Em9
What would you say if I told you that I won't be by today?
Bb2          C2   D2        D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
Would you say that I'm just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2    D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
  D2(sus)/Bb       D2  D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A
and what do I know?
D2(sus)/C    D2(sus)/C D/A
         And what do I know.


-Piano solo-
G G/F# G/E G2/D C G G2/D D(4)/F# (4x)


-Vesre 3-
G  G/F#          G/E G2/D     C G
I wonder what they do all day,
    G2/D     D(4)/F#
and their respective works.
G     G/F#   G/E      G2/D  C       G     G2/D D(4)/F#
Suppose they give money and take money away.
G         G/F#  G/E     G2/D      C G
Still, I'm just orbiting this town
         G2/D   D(4)/F# G
with the post office my sun.
G/F#    G/E     G2/D  C G G2/D D(4)/F#
And I'm circling again.
G        G/F# G/E          G2/D     C G
And I wonder how this world would be
   G2/D  D(4)/F#   G        G/F#  G/E       G2/D  C     G       G2/D D(4)/F#
if I was never here to drive this bus around from Ashbury to Main.
G      G/F#  G/E         G2/D      C G
Suppose this town would be the same
         G2/D    D(4)/F#     G
but with one bus less exhaust.
G/F#     G/E         G2/D      C G
But that bank and retail stores,
          G2/D       D(4)/F#   Bb2
they just wouldn't be the same.
              C2            G                   Em9                 Bb2
But what can I see from the limited confines of my bus driving seat?
        C2   
Only me.


D2           D2(sus)/C   D2(sus)/B
And I'm just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb
and what do I know,
D2     D2(sus)/C  D2(sus)/B
just a bus driver
    D2(sus)/Bb          D2
and it's time to go home.


D2 D2(sus)/C D2(sus)/B D/A G



2. April Showers


Clean Guitar 
------------

Intro:
--2--2--2h3--2--2h3--3--3----------------2--2--2h3--2--2h3--3--3--------------
--3------------------3--3----------------3------------------3--3--------------
--2------------------0--0---------0------2------------------0--0--------------
--0------------------2--2--0h2p0---------0------------------2--0--0h2p0-------
---------------------3--3-----------------------------------3--2---------0----
---------------------------------------------------------------3--------------

(Play twice)

Verse 1:
--------
    D   Cadd9                D     Cadd9  G
  Like April Showers on the slick cement
    D     Cadd9    D                Cadd9  G
  When I consider how our light is spent
    D      Cadd9        D           Cadd9  G
  Keeping the candles inside the cathedral
    D      Cadd9                    D
  Hold on tight, Don't go into the night
   Cadd9      G
  So full of evil

  Cadd9  G  Cadd9 G  D

Chorus:
-------
   G               D
  Rain rain don't go away
   Cadd9            Cadd9
  We need you this dry and dusty day
   G               D
  Rain rain don't go away
   Cadd9            Cadd9
  Though some may say please go away

Solo:
-----

-10-----------------------------------10-- --10-12-12h14-14h15-14--12--------------------
-10-----------------13-12---------10------ ----------------------------12-12-12p10-------
-11-11-11h12-11-11---------12-12---------- ----------------------------12-12-12p11-11----
-12--------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------12-
------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------

------------------------- ---0----3--3-
-7-7--------------------- -3---3--3--3-
-7-7--7---7-------------- --------0--0-  Back into Verse...
------7h9-7--5-4\2-0h2-0- --------0--0-  
------------------------- --------2--2-
------------------------- --------3--3-

I tried to break it up into sections where you can hear a "pause".  listen to the cd, you'll
see what i mean.

NOTE on Solo: 2 things about this.  1st, it is my interpretation, so the fingerings
  might be different than Derek's, but it sounds the exact same, i checked several times.
2nd, i play solo guitar, so i have added come chord inversions where usually cliff would
  play, to fill it out.  so sometimes there is _more_ here than on the CD.  as always, mail
  me if you are lost.

Verse 2: (Same as Verse 1)
--------

  Like the April Showers on the slick cement
  And the roads once straight have now become so bent
  Weaving through the trees of vain security
  Rounding round the hard rocks of hard morality

  Cadd9 G  D  (This time the Cadd9 G after verse is played only once)

Chorus (See above)

(Intro Lick is played ONCE)

Bridge:
------- 
   Em      Am7
  And the sacred cows
   Em          Am7
  Feed on the green
   Em          Am7
  While the least of these
       Em           D     Barre-D (10th fret) 
  Are dying on the streets

  And they're crying...

Chorus

Chorus

Outro:
------
  Pick through D-Cadd9-G slowly (ritard)

------------------
Chord Signatures:
------------------

E|-3---3---2----0-----0------10---           
B|-3---3---3----0-----1------10---   
G|-0---0---2----0-----0------11---   
D|-0---2---0----2-----2------12---   
A|-2---3---x----2-----0------12---   
e|-3---x---x----0-----x------10---

   G Cadd9 D   Em    Am7  Barre-D (10th fret)



3. The Truth


020033   Em7
x32033   C9   (Cadd9)
x30033   C2
x30032   C11  (that's what i'm calling it :)
320033   G
x20033   /B   (G/B)
xx0232   D
200233   /F#  (Dsus4/F#)
xx0233   D4   (Dsus4)

 ( * = F# bass note, sixth string 2nd fret.)
 (  = hammer first and third strings 0h2 as in the intro.)


INTRO:
         3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 .
      E-|---|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
      B-|--3|------3----|-----------|-----------|-----------|
      G-|--0|----------0|------0---0|------0---0|------0---0|
      D-|--0|----------0|02----0---0|------0---0|------0---0|
      A-|---|-----------|3-------3--|0h2--------|0---0------|
      E-|---|0----------|-----------|3-------3--|3---3---2--|
             Em7........ C9......... G.................. *
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/c/caedmons-call/71686.html ]
             1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 .
            |-----------|-----------|-----------|0h2---2---3|
            |-----------|-----------|----------3|3-----3---3|
            |------0---0|------0---0|------0---0|0h2---2---0|
            |----------0|02----0---0|------0---0|0-------0--|
            |-----------|3-----3---3|0h2--------|-----------|
            |0-------0--|-----------|3-------3--|-----------|
             Em7........ C9......... G.......... D.........

             1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 .
            |-----------|-----------|-----------|0h2---2---3|
            |-----------|----------3|----------3|3-----3---3|
            |------0---0|----------0|------0---0|0h2---2---0|
            |------0---0|02----0----|------0----|0-------0--|
            |--------2--|3-----3----|0h2--------|-----------|
            |0----------|-----------|3-------3--|-----------|
             Em7........ C9......... G.......... D..........

             1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 3 .
            |------3---0h2-----2---0h3-----3x---|-----------|
            |------3---3|------3---3|------3x---|-----------|
            |-----------|--------0--|-----------|-----------|
            |-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
            |3----------|3---3------|3---3--x---|23--2------|
            |-----------|-----------|-----------|--------02-|
             C9........  C11........ C9.........

          
VERSE 1:    |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G   .   .  |/F# .   .  |(7x)
            |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G   .   .  |D   .   .  |
            |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |
I've been putting on and putting off too many people
And I'm getting old to live like an injured man
Ailment and unfilled prescription like the nose on my face 
Like a broken boat safety raft and a love for the water
And I just can't decide to sink or swim it's me or them
Should I save myself or go back for the others because


BRIDGE 1:   |G   .   .  |.   .   *  |Em7 .   .  |.   .   .  |(2)
            |C9  .   .  |C11 .   .  |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |(x)
Maybe there's no gray and I was wrong to tell 'em so
And maybe all that I've to do was done a long time ago


CHORUS:     |G   .   .  |G   .   .  |C9  .   .  |C9  .   .  |
            |Em7 .   .  |D   .   .  |C9  .   .  |C9  .   .  |
            |G   .   .  |G   .   .  |Em7 .   .  |Em7 .   .  |
            |D   .   .  |D   .   .  |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |
            |C9  .   .  |D4  .   .  |
'Cause there was life before my life
There was provision before my need
There was redemption before my sin
For the sake of the world I thank the Lord
That the truth's not contingent on me


HALF INTRO: |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G   .   .  |.   .   *  |
            |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G   .   .  |D  .   .D4|


VERSE 2:
Em7 C9    G               /F                Em7      C9     G
I've been dressing up and dressing down for too many people
          /F        Em7      C9       G               /F
And I'm a little young to live like a troubled boy, a troubled soul
  Em7         C9    G             /F           Em7  C9
A fish out of water, 'cause we're all just the same
          G                /F              Em7          C9    G
We're all just as good and just as bad and just as distracted
       /F           Em7   C9      G                /F
By the corners of our eyes as our fathers were and theirs before
    Em7         C9       G          /F#          C9  C9
And all those before them and still I glance around


BRIDGE 2:
    G              Em7                   C9             C2        C9  C2
And with the way I stare you'd think I'd seen through a two-by-four
    G              Em7                  C9         C2          C9  C2
And with the way I walk you'd think I'd never seen grace before


CHORUS:
          G              C9
There was life before my life
          Em7         D4      C9
There was provision before my need
          G                     Em7
There was redemption before my sin
                    D                  C9  C2
For the sake of the world I thank the Lord
         C9              D4  
That the truth's not contingent on me


SOLO:       |C9  .   .  |.   . C2   |G   .   .  |Em7 .   .  |
            |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |


VERSE 3 (half-verse):
But I've been putting up and putting down too many things
That I know nothing about but I'm jealous of
Holding pride as tight as I can like she was my only daughter


REPEAT CHORUS


OUTRO:      |C9  .   .  |.   . C2   |G   .   .  |/B  .   .  |
            |C9  .   .  |C2  .   .  |C9  .   .  |D   .   .  |
                         'Cause the truth's not contingent on me
            |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G   .   .  |.   .   *  |
            |Em7 .   .  |C9  .   .  |G          |



4. Piece of Glass


Bm     X24432 (or X20432 back-strum first time)
A*     X040XX (or X04030)
Gx     3200XX (G)
Em7    010000
G6     320000
G6/A   X00000
D      X00232 (D/A)
E7     020100
D/F#   200232
G2     320203
G      320003
G/A    X00003
A7sus  X02030
A7     X02020


INTRO:  Bm, A*, Gx, Bm, A*, Em7


VERSE 1:
Bm            A*         Gx
  I can't believe that I did it again
Bm         A*          Em7       Bm
  Wake me up from this nightmare
Bm           A*        G6           D
 'Cause this monster's filling me up
  E7            G6  G6/A
  Filling me out
Bm       A*  Gx
  Everyday I live a bit less
Bm          A*        Em7
  One night leads to another
Bm     A*        G6        D
  Even if I went back they wouldn't
  E7        G6
  Recognize me
  E7        G6  G6/A
  Criticize me


CHORUS 1:
      D            D/F#          G2
  Who are you that lies when you stare at my face
  E7              G          G/A
  Telling me that I'm just a trace
         D        D/F#            G2
  Of the person I once was 'cause I just can't tell
            E7                     G
  If you're telling the truth or a lie
  E7                      G
  On you I just can't rely
  E7               G      G/A      (Bm)
  After all you're just a piece of glass


REPEAT INTRO


VERSE 2:
Bm           A*              Gx
  Still this nightmare's all mine
Bm       A*          Em7
  When I call him he answers
Bm      A*       G6      D
  I can tell him when to come
  E7           G6  G6/A
  When to stay
Bm              A*          Gx
  Sometimes I'm weaker than he is
Bm           A*         Em7
  Is he just letting me win
Bm       A*      G6      D
  He can tell me when to come
  E7           G6  G6/A
  When to stay


REPEAT CHORUS 1


BRIDGE:  D, D/F#, G2

  E7          G
  Don't talk, listen
  E7      G
  Hold me tighter
  E7                      G
  Stay with me just for a while
    E7
  Until the sun shines (till the sun shines)
  D/F#
  Stay with me (stay with me just give)
       G               A7sus  A7
  Just give me one more day


CHORUS 2:
      D             D/F#            G2
  Who are you that _cries_ when you stare at my face
  E7              G          G/A
  Telling me that I'm just a trace
         D        D/F#            G2
  Of the person I once was 'cause we're not the same
  E7                       G
  You're just a picture of me
  E7                       G
  You're gone as soon as I leave
  E7                       G
  You've lived my life for me
  E7                 G      G/A      D
  And you're no more than a piece of glass
  E7                  G      G/A      D
  You're no more than just a piece of glass


OUTRO:  D, D/F#, G2, E7, G, G/A, D



5. Hope to carry on


Guitar tuned down 1/2 step to:  Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 


-INTRO-
D G


-VERSE 1-
          D    G               D    G 
I can see Jesus hanging on the cross
          D    G               D    G 
I can see Jesus hanging on the cross
          D    G               D    
I can see Jesus hanging on the cross


He came looking for the lost


-CHORUS-
    Em       G 
And Love has come
Em       G     
Love has come
Em       G
Love has come
                             A      D G   
And it's giving me hope to carry on


-VERSE 2-
           D    G               D       G                              
I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
           D    G               D       G                               
I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
           D    G               D                                      
I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
                                     
What a thing he did


-CHORUS-
    Em       G 
And Love has come
Em       G     
Love has come
Em       G
Love has come
                             A      D G   
And it's giving me hope to carry on
                                       
D G


-VERSE 3-
E         A
I can see Love
            E           A                                
Love is all I want to see
E             A                     E          A
Love can make a beggar rich and set a prisoner free
E             A                      
I know He can do it for you
        E                     A                    
And God knows He did it for me.


-VERSE 4-
          A7  A7,6(sus4)                             
I can see Love
A9(no3)       A7,6(sus4)       A7   A7,6(sus4)
Love is all I want to show you. Love,
A9(no3)           A7,6(sus4)       A7  A7,6(sus4)
Love's the only way to go. And love,
A9(no3)       A7,6(sus4)            A7  A7,6(sus4)
Love is all a man might need to know
           A7
Yes, I know


-VERSE 5-
         D    G             D    G                               
You know Peter put away his sword
          D    G                      D    G                      
I can see Peter puttin' away his sword
          D    G                 D                        
I can see Peter, he put away his sword
          G                                    
He won't fight no more


-CHORUS-
    Em       G 
And Love has come
Em       G     
Love has come
Em       G
Love has come
                             A      D G   
And it's giving me hope to carry on
                                       
D G                D G  A D                                     
   I gotta carry on


------------
|  chords  |
------------
     D  G  Em  A  E  A7  A7,6(sus4)  A9(no3)
Eb-|-2--3--0---0--0--0---0-----------0---
Bb-|-3--3--0---2--0--2---3-----------5---
Gb-|-2--0--0---2--1--0---0-----------0---
Db-|-0--0--2---2--2--2---4-----------5---
Ab-|-0--2--2---0--2--0---0-----------0---
Eb-|-x--3--0---0--0--0---0-----------0---



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