Dc Talk - Jesus Freak tab

Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 16:07:26 +0100
From: Gert Hansen 
Subject: TAB: 'Jesus Freak' by 'DC Talk'


Jesus Freak (by DC Talk)
from the album 'Jesus Freak'
Transcribed by Gert Hansen (gerth@usa.net)


I didn't like aXman's Tab, because some chords were wrong, and
 some parts had been left out, so I added and rewrote some stuff.
 Matt Hoopes' chord file held the words that I've included at the
 bottom of the file. -Well, this is how I hear the song!!!


Tuning of Guitars:
- This song is actually played with a tuning of F
 (that's a half-note up), but since I never retune my
 guitar I've written the tab for standard tuning.


Intro:

F G# D# C
F G# D# C   -acoustic guitar tuned 1/4 step down
             (actually tuned 3/4 notes up - see text above)


Main riff:

F G# D# A#7 Ce: ------------------|----------------------B: ------------------|-8-8------------------G: ------------------|-8-8-7-7--------------D: --3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-6-6-10-10-10-10--A: --3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-8-8-10-10-10-10--E: --1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-|-----6-6-8--8--8--8---
Verse: F C# A# A# -just play some arpeggios Pre-chorus (rap):
Guitar:e: --1---1---1-1-1--B: --1---1---1-3-1--G: -----------------D: -----------------A: -----------------E: -----------------
Bass: F C# A# D#A: --8-8-8-8-4-4-4-4-|-------------6-6--E: ------------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6------
Bridge: Guitar plays some harmonics (forget it if you're in standard tuning)
Bass plays:A: ----------6-|---------E: --6---4-----|-1-------
Bridge 2: F A# (sing 'stranger') Solo:
something like: D G# G# G#E: ----------------|-----------------/8--------------B: ----------------|--/9----------------10b12b12b12--G: --7-7-7-x-5-5-5-|-----11b13b13b13-----------------D: --7-7-7-x-6-6-6-|---------------------------------A: ----------------|---------------------------------E: ----------------|---------------------------------
Ending: E: --1-1-1-4\-- Separated and I cut myself clean From a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams Been apprehended by a spiritual force And a grace that replaced all the me I divorced I saw a man with a tattoo on his big fat belly It wiggled around like marmalade jelly It took me a while to catch what it said Cause’ I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head Jesus saves it what it raved in a typical tattoo green He stood in a box in the middle of the city And claimed he had a dream Chorus: What will people think when they hear that I’m a Jesus Freak? What will people do when they find that it’s true I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus Freak There ain’t no disguising the truth I don't mean to hide it... Kamikaze my death is gain I’ve been marked by my maker A peculiar display The high and lofty they see me as weak Cause’ I won’t live and die for the power they seek There was a man from the desert with naps on his head The sand that he walked was also his bed The words he spoke made the people assume There wasn’t too much left in the upper room With skins on his back and hair on his face They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate The Pharisees tripped when they heard him speak Until the king took the head of this Jesus Freak Repeat Chorus: (twice) Bridge: People say I’m strange does it make me a stranger That my best friend was born in a manger Repeat Chorus: (twice) What will people think (What will people think) What will people do (What will people do) I don’t really care ([What's this friend I say]) There's no disguising the truth (Jesus is the way) --------------------------------------------------------------------- From kyleb@juno.com Sun May 4 10:10:14 1997 Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 18:47:58 EST From: kyleb@juno.com To: guitar@olga.net Cc: acoustic@olga.net Subject: Jesus_Freak.tab by D.C._Talk #----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the# #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.# #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------# #-- File created with Instab - http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --# #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------# Author/Artist: DC Talk Title: Jesus Freak Album: Jesus Freak Transcribed by: aXman This is pretty much all chords, but .crd was already reserved so I labered a little harder and got the baseline to the second part of the intro(heavy part) As always any *better* versions, or errors found, mail me at KyleB@Juno.com
[The Baseline in the Heavy part of the intro]1|-------------------------------------------------------------------2|-------------------------------------------------------------------3|-------------------------------------------------------------------4|---------------------33-22-0---------------------------------------5|----------------3-33-----------------------------------------------6|-0-0-0--2/3-3-3----------------------------------------------------
Am 002210 A 002220 G 320003 Em 022000 C X32010 E 022100 D X00212 Intro: Acoustic: E G D A Electric(Heavy):E G D F A [Play Electric Intro with quick down strokes, you really need to listen to the cd to get the timing down.] Em C A Separated, I cut myself clean Em C A From a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams Em C A Been apprehended by a spiritual force Em C A And a grace that replaced all the me I've divorced E C I saw a man with tattoo on his big fat belly A Am It wiggled around like marmalade jelly E C It took me a while to catch what it said A Am Cause I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head E C A Am 'Jesus Saves' is what it raved in a typical tattoo green E C He stood on a box in the middle of the city A Am And claimed he had a dream E G D A What will people think when they hear that I'm a Jesus freak E G D A What will people do when they find that it's true E G D A I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak E G D A Cause there ain't no disguising the truth Kamikaze my death is gain I've been marked by my maker A peculiar display The high and lofty they see me as weak Cause I won't live and die for the power they seek There was a man from the desert with naps in his head The sand that he walked was also his bed The words that he spoke made the people assume There wasn't too much left in the upper room With skins on his back and hair on his face They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate The Pharisee's tripped when they heard him speak Until the king took the head of this Jesus freak [ repeat chorus ] E G D A People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger E G D A That my best friend was born in a manger E G D A People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger E G D A That my best friend was born in a manger [ repeat chorus twice ] E G What will people think D A What will people think E G What will people do D A What will people do E G I don't really care D A What else can I say E G There ain't no disguising the truth D A Jesus is the way
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