Desert Sessions - Making A Cross tab

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Hey guys, been trying to find a tab for this for ageeeees, but I suppose it
isn't very well known. Which doesn't make sense because it's such a powerful
song - one of the better songs by the Desert Sessions and ultimately proving
how BAD-ASS Alain Johannes is (he deserves so much more credit...)

The key is slightly ambiguous and unusual chord choices are used, however it
feels like D major or A major in the verses and more modal or ambiguous in
the choruses.

I am unsure on the tuning as it sounds best with drop D tuning (DADGBe) with
the D - D/Ab cadence, however this just may be the bass for the song and it
makes the other chords awkward and cumbersome to play, so I have tabbed it
out for standard (EADGBe) also - see how generous I am :).

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  !Standard version!

Intro

D D/Ab (X4) (Strummed - listen to the song for rhythm)e|-2----2----|B|-3----3----|G|-2----1----|D|-0----0----|A|-0---------|E|------4----|
Verse 1
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Salt in my dreams Tracks in the bonee|-0---------------0-------0----|B|-2---------------3-------3----|G|-2---------------2-------1----|D|-2---------------2-------2----|A|-0---------------0-------0----|E|------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E I've never been dead this long before ohh...e|-o----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3---------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------5---------5------3---------2----|A|-0----------------------5---------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------3---------3------1---------0----|
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Star on the ground Stepped on the liee|-0-----------------0-------0----|B|-2-----------------3-------3----|G|-2-----------------2-------1----|D|-2-----------------2-------2----|A|-0-----------------0-------0----|E|--------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E To find myself born inside a stone ohh...e|-o----------------------3------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------5------5------3---------2----|A|-0----------------------5------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------3------3------1---------0----|
Chorus
Am Cm G Gm Am I'm making a cross of all you are, and up on the hill I hear your namee|-0--------------3----------------3------------------3---------2------0---|B|-1--------------4----------------3------------------3---------3------1---|G|-2--------------5----------------4------------------3---------2------2---|D|-2--------------5----------------5------------------5---------0------2---|A|-0--------------3----------------5------------------5---------0------0---|E|---------------------------------3------------------3--------------------|
(!Play this progression twice, they are identical!) (!Then us the same progression, apart from the last Am for the following lyrics!) Am Cm G Gm D I'm making a cross of all you are It's never been easy.... D D/Ab (X4)
e|-2----2----|B|-3----3----|G|-2----1----|D|-0----0----|A|-0---------|E|------4----|
Verse 2
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Salt in my schemes Dry as a teare|-0---------------0-------0----|B|-2---------------3-------3----|G|-2---------------2-------1----|D|-2---------------2-------2----|A|-0---------------0-------0----|E|------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E It's never been easy... to know ohh...e|-o----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3---------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------5---------5------3---------2----|A|-0----------------------5---------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------3---------3------1---------0----|
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Frozen in fate Hooked on a linee|-0-----------------0-------0----|B|-2-----------------3-------3----|G|-2-----------------2-------1----|D|-2-----------------2-------2----|A|-0-----------------0-------0----|E|--------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E I heard you say it could be mine ohh...e|-o----------------------3------3--------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3------3--------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3------3--------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------5------5--------3---------2----|A|-0----------------------5------4--------3---------2----|E|------------------------3------3--------1---------0----|
Chorus
Am Cm G Gm Am I'm making a cross of all you are, and up on the hill I hear your namee|-0--------------3----------------3------------------3---------2------0---|B|-1--------------4----------------3------------------3---------3------1---|G|-2--------------5----------------4------------------3---------2------2---|D|-2--------------5----------------5------------------5---------0------2---|A|-0--------------3----------------5------------------5---------0------0---|E|---------------------------------3------------------3--------------------|
(!Play this progression twice, they are identical!) (!Then us the same progression, apart from the last Am for the following lyrics!) Am Cm G Gm D I'm making a cross of all you are It's never been easy.... (!Much heavier, distortion and percussion!) D D/Ab (X25)
e|-2----2----| or e|----2-------------------|B|-3----3----| B|----3-------------------|G|-2----1----| G|----2-------------------|D|-0----0----| D|----0---6--6--6--7------|A|-0---------| A|----0---6--6--6--7------|E|------4----| E|--------4--4--4--5------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| !Drop-D version! Intro
D D/Ab (X4) (Strummed - listen to the song for rhythm)e|-5----5----|B|-7----7----|G|-7----7----|D|-0----0----|A|-0---------|E|-0----6----|
Verse 1
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Salt in my dreams Tracks in the bonee|-0---------------0-------0----|B|-2---------------3-------3----|G|-2---------------2-------1----|D|-2---------------2-------2----|A|-0---------------0-------0----|E|------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E I've never been dead this long before ohh...e|-o----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3---------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------0--------------------------2----|A|-0----------------------5---------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------5---------5------3---------2----|
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Star on the ground Stepped on the liee|-0-----------------0-------0----|B|-2-----------------3-------3----|G|-2-----------------2-------1----|D|-2-----------------2-------2----|A|-0-----------------0-------0----|E|--------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E To find myself born inside a stone ohh...e|-o----------------------3------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------0-----------------------2----|A|-0----------------------5------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------5------5------3---------2----|
Chorus
Am Cm G Gm Am I'm making a cross of all you are, and up on the hill I hear your namee|-0--------------3----------------3------------------3---------2------0---|B|-1--------------4----------------3------------------3---------3------1---|G|-2--------------5----------------4------------------3---------2------2---|D|-2--------------5----------------0------------------0---------0------2---|A|-0--------------3----------------5------------------5---------0------0---|E|---------------------------------5------------------5---------0----------|
(!Play this progression twice, they are identical!) (!Then us the same progression, apart from the last Am for the following lyrics!) Am Cm G Gm D I'm making a cross of all you are It's never been easy.... D D/Ab (X4)
e|-5----5----|B|-7----7----|G|-7----7----|D|-0----0----|A|-0---------|E|-0----6----|
Verse 2
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Salt in my schemes Dry as a teare|-0---------------0-------0----|B|-2---------------3-------3----|G|-2---------------2-------1----|D|-2---------------2-------2----|A|-0---------------0-------0----|E|------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E It's never been easy... to know ohh...e|-o----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3---------3------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3---------3------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------0--------------------------2----|A|-0----------------------5---------4------3---------2----|E|------------------------5---------5------3---------2----|
A Asus4 E7/A(No. 5) Frozen in fate Hooked on a linee|-0-----------------0-------0----|B|-2-----------------3-------3----|G|-2-----------------2-------1----|D|-2-----------------2-------2----|A|-0-----------------0-------0----|E|--------------------------------|
Amadd11+ Gm Gmadd11+ F E I heard you say it could be mine ohh...e|-o----------------------3------3--------1---------0----|B|-1----------------------3------3--------1---------0----|G|-2----------------------3------3--------2---------1----|D|-1----------------------0-------------------------2----|A|-0----------------------5------4--------3---------2----|E|------------------------5------5--------3---------2----|
Chorus
Am Cm G Gm Am I'm making a cross of all you are, and up on the hill I hear your namee|-0--------------3----------------3------------------3---------2------0---|B|-1--------------4----------------3------------------3---------3------1---|G|-2--------------5----------------4------------------3---------2------2---|D|-2--------------5----------------0------------------0---------0------2---|A|-0--------------3----------------5------------------5---------0------0---|E|---------------------------------5------------------5---------0----------|
(!Play this progression twice, they are identical!) (!Then us the same progression, apart from the last Am for the following lyrics!) Am Cm G Gm D I'm making a cross of all you are It's never been easy.... (!Much heavier, distortion and percussion!) D D/Ab (X25)
e|-5----5----| or e|----2-------------------|B|-7----7----| B|----3-------------------|G|-7----7----| G|----2-------------------|D|-0----0----| D|----0---6--6--6--7------|A|-0---------| A|----0---6--6--6--7------|E|-0----6----| E|----0---6--6--6--7------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Whew! That was a long one. Was worth it just 'cus the songs so epic :), enjoy and feel free to rate, comment, add your corrections or just generally show your appreciation(!). Thank you Alain for a truly beautiful song, Gag-Bob
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