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(Please note, this is played with a capo on the 
5th fret, and unlike most songs, sounds a little 
hideous without the capo. Then again, maybe it's 
me)

*Intro:

E -------0-0--0-------------0-0---------0----------------------
B ---0-3--------3--0-0--0-3-------0-0-------3---------0---0----
G -------3-3----------------3-3---3-3--------------0--0---0----
D -----------------2-2----------2-----2---2------2------2------
A -------------------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------0---------------

E -------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------------
G -----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------------------
D ---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----0---------------
A -1-----1-----1-----1-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------

E -------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------0-0------------------------------------
G ----3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3----0-0---0-0----0-0----0-0---------
D ----2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2----1-1---1-1----1-1----1-1---------
A --1-----1-----1-----1------2-----2-3-2--0------0-------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------

E ----------------0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0-----2----------------
B ----------1-1---1-1----1-1---1-1----1-1-----3----------------
G ----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0-----2----------------
D ----2-2---2-2---2-2----2-2---2-2----2-2--------0-------------
A -----------------------------------------------0---2---------
E --3-----3-----3------3-----3------3------3---------3---------


*Verse:

E -------------------------------------------------------------
B --------3------------3------------3------------3------------
G --------0-0----------0-0----------0-0----------0-0-----------
D ------0------------0------------0------------0---------------
A ----2------------2------------2------------2-------------------
E --3---------2--0---------2--3---------2--0---------2----------

The above is how it is played the very first time through, ending the
ascension on the high G rather than the higher C on the top string.  After
that, it just mutates into

E --------3------------3------------3------------3--------------
B --------3------------3------------3------------3------------
G --------0-0----------0-0----------0-0----------0-0-----------
D ------0------------0------------0------------0---------------
A ----2------------2------------2------------2-------2-3----------
E --3---------2--0---------2--3---------2--0-------------------



E --------0--0--0-----2------------------3-----0^2-----2----
B --------1--1---1------3----3--3----------3-------3-----3--
G ------0-0--0-----0------2--0--0--0---------0-------2-----0-
D ----2-------------------------------0--------0-------0----
A --3-------------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------3-----------3------------------

E ------------------------2-------------0-------------0-----
B ------(3------------------3-------------0-------------1---
G -------(0-----0-------0-----2------0------0------0------0-
D --------(0------0---2---0--------2-------------2----------
A -------------2----3--------------------------3------3-----
E ---3---------------------------0------0-------------------

The ( notes are picked rapidly, almost like a strum or "roll".

E ---2-----2----2------2---3-----3----- | -----3----------
B -----3----------0----------0--------- | -----0----0-----
G -------2----------2----------0------- | -----0----0-----
D ---0-----0----1------1---2-----2---2- | -----2----0-----
A ------------------------------------- | -------------
E ------------------------------------- | ------------

*Chorus:

E ----------0---------0--------------------------------------
B ---1------------------1-----0------0---------------0---3-----
G ------0----------0------0-----0------0----------0------------
D --------2------2----------------2------2-----2-------------
A ---3------3--3------3----------------------------------------
E ----------------------------0--------------0-------0---

E --------------------------------------3------------2-
B ---1-------1----------1-------3--------------------3-------
G ------0------0-----0----0-------0----------------2-----------
D ---------2-----2----------2-------0------------0------------
A ---3-------3-----3----3------------------3-2-0--------0--------
E ------------------------------3-------3------------------3

Then back into the verse.  All the verses are slightly different in their
fingering, but only slightly.  You can use the tab provided above as a
blueprint for the rest.

The only major departure comes in the instrumental section, so, yes, I've
tabbed that too.

*Break:

E ---------3---3---------------------2---2---------0------
B ---------3---3---------------------0---0---------0------
G ------0----2--------0-0---0------0---4---------0------0--
D ----2-------------2-----0------4-------------4------4----
A --3-------------3-----2----------------------------------
E -----------------------------0-------------0----------

E -------------------0----------------------0-----------
B -------------1-----1----------------1-----1------------
G -------------0----------------------0-----------------
D ---------2---------------------2------------------------
A ----2^3---------3---------2^3----------3---------------
E -------------------------------------------------------

E -------3---------3--------2--------2--------
B -------3---------3--------3--------3------   then back into
G ----0---------0----------------------------- the C/Aminor
D ------------------------0--------0--------   progression
A --2--------2---------0--------0------------  twice, then
E -------------------------------------------  ........

E -----------0--3--5-5>7---5-----3-------3-----------
B---0--1---------------------------3-------3------------
G -----------------------------------4-------4------
D -----------2--5--7-7>9---7---------------------------
A ---2--3---------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------------

E ---3------------------5------7-------7--------8----
B --------5----->7------------------8--------8---------
G -----5----5-------7-----7>9-----9--------9-------------
D -------------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------

E -----8--------10-------10-------10-----------------7-----12
B ----------------10----------10-------10--------8-----
G --9-----9>11-------11-----11-------11-----11>9------------
D -------------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------

E -----8-----------10---------------
B ----------8----------10------------
G -----9-----------11----------------
D ---------10----------12------------
A ------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------


(Originally tabbed by Michael Harris,
m.harris@iaesr.unimelb.edu.au., with slight 
revisions by me)

Hal`le*lu"iah, Hal`le*lu"jah (?), n. & interj. [Heb. See Alleluia.]

Praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration.

Rev. xix. 1 (Rev. Ver. )

So sung they, and the empyrean rung With Hallelujahs. Milton.

In those days, as St. Jerome tells us,"any one as he walked in the fields, might hear the plowman at his hallelujahs." Sharp.

 

© Webster 1913.

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