Harper Ben - Gold To Me tab

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 19:48:38 +0100
From: Briac PILPRE 
Subject: TAB: Gold To Me  by  Ben HARPER

Gold To Me
Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Fight For Your Ming
Transcribtion & Tab: Briac PILPRE 

Tuning: DADDAD (from high to low, or low to high, as you want!)

 Okay for this one I'll use a chord-like presentation, but when
you see the chord name, you'll have to do a slide up to the chord
(i.e. if it's a G chord, you'll have to slide from F# to G). It's
only for the verse...
 For the chorus the strumming technique is really weird. You've got
to rest your guitar on your lap, strum in dead note and lay your slide
on every start of measure (I don't know if I'm very clear, but, anyway,
listen to the record to catch the rythm)
 Also, I know there's some mistakes in this transcribtion, so any
comment/ correction/ help in any way would be appreciated!)

so here's the chords for this song:
      D A D D A D
F     3 3 3 3 3 3
G     5 5 5 5 5 5
D XII 121212121212
A     7 7 7 7 7 7

you look like gold to me
and I'm not to blind to see
you look like gold

you make me want to say
with all the joy you bring
you look like gold

Like the rays down from the sun
when a new day has just begun
you look like gold

A         F
I've been fooled before
A         G
but now I know
A         F
I've made the mistake in the past
A         G
but now I know the difference
A             D
from gold and brass

not the kind of gold that you wear
but the kind that can feel my care
you look like gold

some shine when the day is new
but fade when the day is through
but you look like gold

I've been wrong before
but now I know
I've made mistakes in the past
but now I know the difference
from gold and brass

solo:(You really need to play on an high action guitar with heavy stringsin order to avoid pull-of buzzes with the slide...)D:----------------------------------------------------------------|A:----------------------------------------------------------------|D:----------------------------------------------------------------|D:-7--7-7-7---0--0----0--0--3--7-/-5--3p0--7s5--3p0---3-0---------|A:--------------------------------------------------------3-0-5---|D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|A:-0h2------------------------------------------------------------|D:-----0h2-2-2-2-0-2/3------(the solo is more or------------------|D:----------------------------less the same as the----------------|A:----------------------------beginning after...)-----------------|D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
you look like gold to me and I'm down on bending knees you look like gold and I just want you to know to me you mean so much more than all the gold you look like gold
finising soloD:----------------------------------------------------------------|A:-(I don't have any-----------------------------3/0-0------------|D:--ideas here, all-----3-3-3-3-3-3/5-0----3-3-3------------------|D:--I know is that he---------------------------------------------|A:--finishes with :-----------------------------------------------|D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
And here's my poor attempt to transcribe the Bass part, which is pretty much the same as Otis Redding 'My Girl' (Cool Song!) (for the verses only):
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