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Onerepublic - Preacher chords

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Hello,
I'm just a self-taught guitar player who, like all of you, just want quality, accurate 
tabs 'n stuff.
I figure, since the UG community has helped me so much, I'd like to give back.

I don't use a pick when I play. I find that it's easier to weave feelings into the music 
with finger strumming
than with using a pick, so riddled throughout the tab, I have suggestions on how to 
strum the chords at that
time in the song. The "strum suggestions" section has more of an explanation for the 
strum stroke.

Please rate, comment, and enjoy!

+|--------------------------Information------------------------------|+

  Author/Band: OneRepublic
         Song: Preacher
       Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/onerepublic/preacher.html
      YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of0N_--eQlg

       Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)
         Capo: 1st Fret
Strum pattern: D DuD | D D uD D Du | D DuD | D D uD D Du


+|-----------------------Strum Suggestions---------------------------|+

                      (Apply each where noted)
    Hard: Strum with pressure. Feel the string. Accentuate each hit. make it LOUD!
    Soft: Play like the wind. Like you're trying to calm someone to sleep.

    Nail: Put an edge on your strum (I say "nail" because my nails are what strikes the strings)
        *Mimics the sound of a pick
Thumb (+ Hard): Use the front of your thumb to strum
        *(Thumb nail should be pointing up on the down stroke, but never striking the strings)
Thumb (+ Soft): Use the left side of your thumb to strum
        *(Thumb nail should be pointing towards the neck of the guitar, but never 
striking the strings)


+|----------------------------Notation-------------------------------|+

         (These symbols appear throughout, apply accordingly)
    ~: Let ring until next chord or otherwise
    !: Mute with left hand (Cover strings after chord)
   PM: Palm mute


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[Intro] (Hard + Nail)
(F and G are 1/2 a beat short, while C and Am are 1/2 a beat longer)
F C  G Am
F C  G Am

[Verse] (Soft + Thumb)
F          C
    When I was a kid
          G               Am
I used to buy and sell gravity
F          C
    I knew how to fly
            G               Am
And I would teach you for a fee
F               C
    Broke every window
      G      Am
In my hotel heart
F              C
    When I was only 5 years old
    G           Am
but 12 years scarred
F           C
    And I'd hear the same voice
G          Am
Echo in my mind
F                  C
    Said, "Son you got an angel,
   G                  Am
To chase the devil at night."

Yeah


[Chorus] (Hard + Nail)
F          C
    When I was a kid
        G                Am
My grandfather was a preacher
F              C
    He'd talk about God
             G                   Am
Yeah he was something like a teacher
F                            C
    He said, "God only helps those
    G             Am
Who learn to help themselves."
         F             C
He was a million miles from a million dollars
    G               Am
But you could never spend his wealth


[Verse 2] (Soft + Thumb)
F       C
    I took a little faith
    G                   Am
And put it in a parking lot
F           C
    I drove to a strange town
         G               Am
Full of "have" and "have nots"
F       C
    And as I walked through
     G           Am
that storybook life
F                 C
    I was looking for an angel
   G                  Am
to chase the devil at night


[Mute]
Oh! Oh! Oh!


[Chorus] (Hard + Nail)
F          C
    When I was a kid
        G                Am
My grandfather was a preacher
F              C
    He'd talk about God
             G                   Am
Yeah he was something like a teacher
F                            C
    He said, "God only helps those
    G             Am
Who learn to help themselves."
         F             C
He was a million miles from a million dollars
    G               Am
But you could never spend his wealth

[Interlude/Bridge] (Hard + Nail)
F C  G Am
Oh! Oh! Oh!
F C  G Am
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!

(Soft + Thumb)
F         C
    Wave
                 G           Am
Put your hands up and hands down
(Medium + Thumb)
F         C
    Wave
                 G           Am
Put your hands up and hands down
(Hard + Thumb)
F         C
    Wave
                 G           Am
Put your hands up and hands down


[Chorus] (Hard + thumb)
F~(Once)   C~(Once)
    When I was a kid
(Hard + Nail)
        G                Am
My grandfather was a preacher
F              C
    He'd talk about God
             G                   Am
Yeah he was something like a teacher
F                            C
    He said, "God only helps those
    G             Am
Who learn to help themselves."
         F             C
He was a million miles from a million dollars
    G               Am
But you could never spend his wealth

[Outtro]
(Hard + Thumb)
F C  G Am
F C  G Am
         F             C
He was a million miles from a million dollars
(Soft + Thumb)
    G~(Once)              Am~(Once)~~~~~~~(Let ring to end)
But you could never spend his wealth.


+|----------------------------Contact--------------------------------|+

 Tabbed by: Kodlee Yin
     Email: Kodlee@kodleeshare.net

 Happy picking!
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