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Jesus Christ Superstar - Jcs Side 1 - Complete tab

*** JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR*** 
by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
All Chords and Lyrics!!!!   VER. #7.21.2003
by Robb Anagnostis (robb@musician.org) 

(For the most complete and up to date version of this please go to:
http://www.dosguys.com/JCS/Jesus_Christ_Superstar_-_Chords_&_Lyrics_(by_RA).htm)

*SIDE ONE*
 ????????
1-1 Overture
-----------------------
(For my tab to "Overture" please go to: http://www.dosguys.com/JCS/overture.htm)

It pretty much consists of: 
1. Trial Before Pilate, with no vocals and some chords missing (C# in climbing section) and parts left out (Where are you from Jesus?  What do you want Jesus? Tell me...),then
2. The "Superstar Theme" in D (D G/D, C/D, G/D), and then
3. Distant angelic ahhs doing the melody of Judas singing "On Thursday night you'll find him where you want him" twice
4. Soft strings doing "So long Judas. Poor old Judas" 

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1-2 Heaven On Their Minds
-----------------------
                (x means picked the muted G string)
[guitar] G|----7-xx8-x5-x77|----7-xx8-x5-x77| repeat &
         D|0-0-(let ring)--|0-0-(let ring)--| repeat

[Piano chords played over guitar riff above
preferably on upper 3 strings with open D string always doing riff]
(first D and G chords are very low voicings. The rest are an octave higher)
                    D           G    F            G
Judas:   My mind is clearer now - at last all too well
------         Dm           G              Dm    F 
         I can see where we all soon will be
       Dm                 Dm   F             G
         If you strip away the myth from the man
                  Dm           Em            F    D7sus
         You will see where we all soon will be
         Dm         D7sus
         Jesus!
                  Dm
         You've started to believe
               Em
         The things they say of you
              F
         You really do believe
                G                 Dm
         This talk of God is true

         And all the good you've done
         Will soon get swept away
         You've begun to matter more
         Than the things you say

[guitar covering the horn part]
        E|--------------------|------10-11-8--10---|
        B|------10-11-8--10---|------10-11-8--10---|     |*Note: Fsus4/6 is like a      |
        G|------7--8--5--7----|------7--8--5--7----|     |Bb bar over an F bar chord.   |
        D|-0-0-(let ring)-----|-0-0-(let ring)-----|     |Then release to F and         |
                                                         |hammer-on the 3rd (Ab to A).  |
         Dm                      F          *Fsus4/6  F  |Gsus4/6 is a C bar over G bar.|
            Listen Jesus I don't like what I see         |Then release to G and         |
         Dm                       G    *Gsus4/6  G       |hammer-on the 3rd (Bb to B).  |
            All I ask is that you listen to me           |The 4/6 comps the piano parts |
         Bb              C                              F           A Asus A  
            And remember - I've been your right hand man all along
                     Dm                   Dm/C
            You have set them all on fire
         Bb                    F               *Fsus4/6  F
            They think they've found the new Messiah                        
                        Dm                 BbM7
            And they'll hurt you when they find they're wrong

                              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  |1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
[piano arranged for guitar] E|10-------10-------10----|8--------8--------8----|
                            B|10-------10-------------|8--------8-------------|
                            G|---12-10----12-10----10-|---10-9-----10-9-----9-|
                            
            I remember when this whole thing began
            No talk of God then - we called you a man
            And believe me - my admiration for you hasn't died
            But every word you said today
            Gets twisted 'round some other way
            And they'll hurt you if they'll think you've lied
            
                              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  |1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
[piano arranged for guitar] E|6--------6--------6-----|5--------5--------5----|
                            B|6--------6--------------|5--------5-------------|
                            G|---9--7-----9--7-----7--|---7--5-----7--5-----5-|  

[in 7/8]
            Bb            F          Gm                   Dm
            Nazareth your famous son should have stayed a great unknown
            Gm              Dm/A
            Like his father carving wood
            A7                  Dm
            He'd have made good!
            Tables, chairs and oaken chests would have suited Jesus best
            He'd have caused nobody harm
            No one alarm!

[back to 4/4]
            Listen Jesus do you care for your race,
            Can't you see we must keep in our place
            We are occupied - Have you forgotten how put down we are?
            I am frightened by the crowd
            For we are getting much too loud
            And they'll crush us if we go to far.
                                                
                                                If we  go-oh-oh-oh       to-oo
                              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  |1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
[piano arranged for guitar] E|10-------10-------10----|8--------8--------8----|
                            B|10-------10-------------|8--------8-------------|
                            G|---12-10----12-10----10-|---10-9-----10-9-----9-|

                              far________________________________________ 
                            E|6--------6--------6-----|5--------5--------5----|
                            B|6--------6--------------|5--------5-------------|
                            G|---9--7-----9--7-----7--|---7--5-----7--5-----5-|
                            
[notes of melody to previous line]
  Bb C  D  F  G  A   A  A  G-A-G F-G-F E F E-F-E-D E D
  If we go-oh-oh-oh  to-oo far________________________                           
                            

[Instrumental section to "Nazareth your famous son..." chords]
[in 7/8]    (Play section below twice) 
   Bb      F      Gm      Dm     Gm      Dm/A   A7      Dm
   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 |1 2 3 4 5 6 7 |1 2 3 4 5 6 7 |1 2 3 4 5 6 7 
 E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
 B|--6--6--------|--------------|--------------|--5--5--6-----|
 G|7--7--7-5-----|--7--7--------|--7--7--------|----------7-7-|
 D|----------7---|8--8--8-7-----|8--8--8-------|7--7--7-------|
 A|------------8-|----------8---|--------8-7-5-|--------------|
 E|--------------|------------10|--------------|--------------|

Listen Jesus to the warning I give,
            Please remember that I want us to live
            But it's sad to see our chances weakening with every hour....
            All your followers are blind,
            Too much heaven on their minds
            It was beautiful but now it's
            BbM7            Dm                     Repeat & Fade BbM7 & Dm        
            sour,  Yes it's ah-all...  go-ah-one 
            sour ...................... 
            Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh,...    
            God ah ah ah!  Jesus!   ,Cause it's 
            all....      gone sour
            Listen Jesus to the warning I give
            Can't you know that I'm warning...
                            C'mon, c'mon  listen to
            me  ahhh! ah ah ah ah
            Ahhh! ah ah ah aha ha ha
            Oh oh oh oh oh oh 
            Won't you listen to me.

            (Click for tab to ending vocal improve)

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1-3 What's the Buzz?
-----------------------   Bethany, Friday night
 misc. chord hints:                   
  A7       D7  
575655   x57575
o|o|oo	 |o|o|o
|||o||	 ||||||
|o||||   ||o|o|

            A7
Apostles:   What's the buzz?  Tell me what's happening?
---------   D7
            What's the buzz?  Tell me what's happening? (4x thru)

         A (stop)
Jesus:   Why should you want to know?
------                            D7  
         Don't you mind about the future,
                                 A7
         Don't you try to think ahead
         Save tomorrow for tomorrow,
         Think about today instead

Apostles:   What's the buzz?  Tell me what's happening? (4x)
Jesus:   Oo yeah, I could give you facts and figures -

Apostles:   When do we ride into Jerusalem? (4x)
Jesus:   I could give you plans and forecasts
------   Even tell you where I'm going - yea, alright

Apostles:   When do we ride into Jerusalem? (4x)

Jesus:   Why should you want to know?
------   Why are you obsessed with fighting?
         Times and fates you can't defy?
         If you knew the path we're riding
         You'd understand it less than I!

Apostles:   What's the buzz?  Tell me what's happening? (4x) 

Mary M.:   Let me try to cool down your face a bit ... (8x)

Jesus:   Oo yeah, that feels nice, Oh oh oh so nice... AHHHHH! Oh My my my...
------   Mary oo-oo that is good - while you prattle through your supper
         Where and when and who and how
         She alone has tried to give me
         Umm, What I need right here and now!

Apostles:   What's the buzz?  Tell me what's happening? (12x)


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1-4 Strange Thing Mystifying
-----------------------

[misc. chord hints for section below:]
  Cm      G/D       C/D  
x35543   x55433   x5O553 
|o|||o	 ||||oo   |||||o 
||||o|	 |||o||   |||||| 
||oo||   |oo|||   |o|oo| 

G             G7                   C    Cm
Judas:   It seems to me a strange thing   mystifying
------          G/D / /   / / /   / /  
         That a man like you         
             C/D / /  / / /  / / 
         can waste his time 
            C/D / /  / / /  / /    G  
         on women         of her   kind!
         Yes I can understand that she amuses,
         But to let her stroke you, kiss your hair is hardly in your line.

                       F   C              G 
         It's not that I object to her profession 

[guitar lick]   1   2     3   4   [played to G above]
             E|------------------|
             B|---3--------------|
             G|-----3b4-0-------0|
             D|------------------| 
             A|-----------3-2-3--|
             E|-3----------------|          

F              C          F                 G
         But she doesn't fit in well with what you teach and say
                    F                 C     G 
         It doesn't help us if you're inconsistent      
                   F              C       F           G
         They only need a small excuse to put us all away.
         Ab      Bb  Fm   
Jesus:   Who are you   to criticise her?
------   Who are you   to despise her?
         Ab         Bb    Fm
         Leave her, Leave her, let her be now
         Leave her, Leave her, she's with me now
         Ab Bb   Fm    /  /       Ab   Bb  Fm   /    /
         If your slate is clean - then you can throw stones
         If your slate is not -   then leave her alone 

[Instrumental guitar Riff in C]- C / / / | C / / / | C / / / | G / / C |

      |1   2   3   4   |1   2   3   4   |1   2   3   4   |1   2   3   4
     G|--------5-----3-|5-3-5-3---------|--------5-----3-|5-3-5-3-----3---|
     D|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------5-|
     A|3---------------|--------6-------|3---------------|--------6-------|
     E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                     
     G|--------5-----3-|5-3-5-3---------|----------------|2-4-5-----------|
     D|----------------|----------------|----------2-4-5-|----------------|
     A|3---------------|--------6-------|----2-3-5-------|----------------|
     E|----------------|----------------|3-5-------------|----------------| 

Cm                               Fm                       Bbm7
      I'm amazed that men like you can be so shallow, thick and slow
      Bbm7                            G    (G  G     G  G A    B  C - single notes)
      There's not a man among you who knows or cares if I come or go
      Ab        Bb  Fm   
All   No you're wro-ong!   You're very wrong! (4x)
----  Ab  Bb  Fm  /   /       Ab  Bb  Fm  /   /      
      How can you say that?   How can you say that?
      Ab  Bb  Ab  /   /       Ab  Bb  Ab  /   /  
      How can you say that?   How can you say that?  
      
     Cm / / / | Fm / / Bb | Bbm7 / / / | G / / C | (with guitar lead below)
Jesus:   Not one - not one of you  ! 
     Cm                                      Fm                            Bbm
     1    2    3    4    1    2    3    4    1    2    3    4    1    2    3    4
   E|-------------------|-------------------|----------13---13--|15---13------------|
   B|16-----15-13---13--|-----13------------|-------13----------|-------------------|
   G|-------------------|15--------17---17--|------13-----------|----------15-------|
   D|-------------------|-------------------|15---15------------|-------------------|
   A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
   E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

     Bbm7                                    G                             C          
     1    2    3    4    1    2    3    4    1     2     3     4     1     2    3    4
   E|13-----------------|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
   B|-------16-14-------|-------------------|-----------------------|10-12-13----------|
   G|---------------15--|13---15------------|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|------------------|
   D|-------------------|----------15---15--|-----------------------|------------------|
   A|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
   E|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
                                              (2nd guitar - played with line above)  
                                           G|-----------------------|2--4--5-----------|
                                           D|---------------2--4--5-|------------------|
                                           A|------2--3--5----------|------------------|
                                           E|3--5-------------------|------------------|


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1-5 Everything's Alright
-----------------------In 5/4 
  intro (organ melody)    
  E              A         E              A            
  1    2    3    4    5    1    2    3    4    5     
E|---12-----12------------|17-16-------------------|   
B|------------------------|-----17---17---15---14--|    
G|13------13-----14---16--|--------16--16----------|    
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------------------|------------------------|   
E|------------------------|------------------------|  

  E              A         E              A            
  1    2    3    4    5    1    2    3    4    5    
E|-------------------------|----------17-16--------|      
B|-------------------------|-------17------17---15-|       
G|16-----16---16-----------|------16----------16---|        
D|---14-----18--14---------|-----14----------------|      
A|---------------17---16---|16-14------------------|   
E|-------------------------|-----------------------|    


[misc. chord hints]
[Slash chords (in parentheses) are for playing the chords and bass on one guitar]
[They are not necessary otherwise just use E, B7, C#m, and A]
  E      (E/Ab)    (E/A)     B7     (B7/C)    C#m     (C#m/B)    A     (A/B)
022100   4x2100   x02100   x24242   x34242   x46654   746454   x02220  x22220 
|||o||   |||o||	  |||o||   |o|o|o   |||o|o   |o|o|o   |o|o|o   ||||||  ||||||
|oo|||   ||o|||   ||o|||   ||||||   |o||||   ||||o|   ||||o|   ||ooo|  |oooo|
||||||   ||||||   ||||||   ||o|o|   ||o|o|   ||oo||   ||o|||   ||||||  ||||||
         o|||||                                       o|||||

E                       B7
[bass gtr.- E              Ab  A    B               B  C]   
Mary M.:    Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
---------   C#m                     A
[bass gtr.- C#              C#  B   A         A   B]
            Problems that upset you ah, don't you know
            E            A        A/B  E                A   A/B
            Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's fine
            And we want you to sleep well tonight
            Let the world turn without you tonight
            If we try we'll get by so forget all about us tonight.

Apostles' women:   Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's alright, yes

            E                             B7
Mary M.:    Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you
---------   C#m                         A   
            Myrrh for your hot forehead ah, then you'll feel
            E            A        A/B  E                A   A/B
            Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's fine
            And it's cool and the ointment's sweet
            For the fire in your head and feet
            Close your eyes, close your eyes
            And relax think of nothing tonight.

Apostles' women:   Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's alright, yes
----------------

[misc. chord hints:]  
     OPEN        or       BARRED    
Csus9 and C/D          Csus9   and   C/D   
x32030   xx0010      	 x           x 	
||||||   ||||o|	   8th o|||o|       ||||oo 
||o|||   ||||||        |||o||       |||o|| 
|o||o|   ||||||        |o|||o  10th o|o|||          

         Em                  D      C                  Am
Judas:   Woman your fine ointment - brand new and expensive
------   Em              Csus9 C/D   Em         B7
         Could have been saved for the poor.
         Em                 D      C                       Am
         Why has it been wasted?   We could have raised maybe 
         Em                   C9 C/D    Em   
         Three hundred silver pieces or more.
         Am             D       G              C    
         People who are hungry, people who are starving
         B      B/Em      A/B  B        A/B  B   A/B   B7  
         Matter more than your feet and hair!

Mary M.:    Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
---------   Problems that upset you ah, don't you know
            Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's fine
            And we want you to sleep well tonight
            Let the world turn without you tonight
            If we try we'll get by so forget all about us tonight.

Apostles' women:   Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's alright, yes


Jesus:   Surely you're not saying we have the resources
------   To save the poor from their lot?
         There will be poor always, pathetically struggling -
         Look at the good things you've got!
         Think!  While you still have me
         Move!  While you still see me
         You'll be lost, you'll be so sorry when I'm gone

Mary M.:    Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you
---------   Myrrh for your hot forehead, ah, then you'll feel
            Ev'rything's alright yes ev'rything's fine
            And it's cool and the ointment's sweet
            For the fire in your head and feet
            Close your eyes, close your eyes
            And relax think of nothing tonight
            Close your eyes and relax, close your eyes and relax...
All:   Ev'rything's alright, yes, ev'rything's alright, yes...
----


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1-6 This Jesus Must Die
-----------------------   Jerusalem, Sunday

[misc. chord hints:]  
Abdim     Fdim  or  Fdim    Ddim/B    G7/B 
4201xx   1234xx    123131   789797   789787
|||o||   o|||||    o||o|o   o||o|o   o||o|o 
|o||||   |o||||    |o||||   |o||||   |o||o| 
||||||   ||o|||    ||o|o|   ||o|o|   ||o|||
o|||||   |||o||                   

        Abdim                          Abdim  
Priest I:   Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you,
---------          Abdim                   Abdim           
            The pharisees and priests are here for you!

        Abdim        Fdim                            Fdim   
Caiaphas:   Ah gentlemen, you know why we are here
---------                  Ddim/B                  G7/B     Ddim/B
            We've not much time and quite a problem here

                   Ddim/B              Ddim/B 
(single notes)   E F  B   C E  F     E F  B   C E  F     
Mob (outside):   Hosanna! Superstar! Hosanna! Superstar
--------------
[horn]             Ab_____Bb___B___    Ab_____Bb___B
(2 part vocal)        C#  C Ab Bb    E F  C#  C Ab Bb 
                 E F  E   F E  F     E F  E   F E  F     
                 Hosanna! Superstar! Hosanna! Superstar!

         Fm6      Bb7 
        131131   x13131  
        o|oo|o   |o|o|o	 
        ||||||   ||||||  
        |o||o|   ||o|o|  
                 
         Fm6            Bb7            Fm6               Bb7
Annas:   Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street!
------     Fm6               Bb7            Fm6                Bb7   
         A trick or two with lepers and the whole town on its feet

[vocal]  F  F  Ab F  F  (octave unison)
[chords] Bb Bb E  Bb Bb (chords best played low with no 3rd) 
All:     He is dangerous!
----
 (single notes)   B Ab  E      C# A E
 Mob (outside):   Jesus Christ Superstar -
 -------------
[vocal]  F  F  Ab F  F  (octave unison)
[chords] Bb Bb E  Bb Bb (chords with no 3rd) 
All:     He is dangerous!
----
 (single notes)    D    B  D    C#     B   A    B   Ab  E
 Mob (outside):    Tell us that you're who they say you are
 --------------

  G/B      C      A/C#       D     B/Eb     Em      F/E   
x20003   x32010  x4222x   x57775  x6444x   x79987  08   x
||||||   ||||o|	 ||ooo|   |o|||o  ||ooo|   |o|||o  |o|||| 
|o||||   ||o|||  ||||||   ||||||  ||||||   ||||o|  ||||||  
|||||o   |o||||  |o||||   ||ooo|  |o||||   ||oo||  ||ooo|  
 
                G/B       C                 A/C#         D   
Priest 2:   The man is in town right now to whip up some support
--------
              B/Eb           Em             F/E           Em    
Priest 2:   A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort
--------
(vocal)  F  F  Ab F  F  (octave unison)
[chords] Bb Bb E  Bb Bb (chords with no 3rd) 
All:     He is dangerous!
----
 (single notes)   B Ab  E      C# A E
 Mob (outside):   Jesus Christ Superstar
 -------------
All:   He is dangerous!
---
          Fm  
Priest 2:   Look, Caiaphas - they're right outside our yard
--------  Fm 
Priest 3:   Quick, Caiaphas - go call the Roman guard...
--------  Fm      Fm               Ab                        Bb    
Caiaphas:   No wait - we need a more permanent solution to our problem...
---------
(with tempo)   (and COOL bass line)
            Fm           C        C7       Fm
Annas:      What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth
------      Ab      Bb          Eb7     Ab
            Miracle wonderman - hero of fools?
            Fm           C        C7       Fm
Priest 2:   No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans...
---------   Ab             Bb           C7
Caiaphas:   One thing I'll say for him: Jesus is cool.
---------
Priest 1:   We dare not leave him to his own devices
---------   His half-witted fans will get out of control

Priest 3:   But how can we stop him?  His glamour increases
---------   By leaps every minute - he's top of the poll.

            Db                Ab
Caiaphas:   I see bad things arising
---------       Gb7         Fm                 C            Db
            The crowd crown him King which the Romans would ban

            Db                 Ab
            I see blood and destruction
                Gb7  Fm       C7           Fm
            Our elimination because of one man
            Fm          C           C7           Fm
            Blood and destruction because of one man!
              Ab       Bb       Eb7          Ab
All:        Because, because, because of one man
----            Fm   C        C7           Fm
Caiaphas:   Our elimination because of one man
---------     Ab       Bb       C7                                         Fm 
All:        Because, because, because of one, 'cause of one, 'cause of one man.
----
Priest 3:   What then to do about this Jesus-mania?
---------
Annas:      How do we deal with the carpenter king?
------
Priest 3:   Where do we start with a man who is bigger
---------   Then John was when John did his Baptism thing?

Caiaphas:   Fools! You have no perception
---------   The stakes we are gambling are frighteningly high!
            We must crush him completely -
            So like John before him, this Jesus must die
            For the sake of the nation this Jesus must die

All:        Must die, must die, this Jesus must die
----
Caiaphas:   So like John before him, this Jesus must die
---------
All:        Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, Jesus must die!
----
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