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*
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1-1 Overture
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(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
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                (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) *********************************************************************** 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) *********************************************************************** 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... ---- *********************************************************************** 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! ---- *********************************************************************** (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)
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