Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses Chords & Tabs

 

Steal My Kisses Chords & Tabs

Ben Harper Chords & Tabs

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Steal My Kisses Tab

Ok, this is how the song sounds from the recording I have.  He starts out beat boxing 
then the chord progression for basically the whole song is as follows:

e-----3----5----7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----7----5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----x----x----x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|

After this sequence the whole thing pretty much just repeats all over again.  Now if 
just playing/singing solo, this might sound a little dry, so to make it sound fuller you 
add notes on the D string.  When Ben plays it, he's got accompaniment from a bass and a
drum set, so it sounds much fuller.  Anyways, try this if you're playing solo:

e-----3----5----7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----7----5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----5----5----7----5----5-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|

You can even make the first chord in the progression a full barre chord and just play 
upper portion of it by not pressing down on the low E string.  This might make fingering
a easier, but it's hard to damp the A string while using the barre formation so I'm not
a big fan of this.  Playing the A string brings in too much bass and takes something away
the highs in the song...in my personal opinion.

However, you can ornament the song pretty easily with the slide Ben does between the 
and third chords in the progression:

e-----3----5----6/7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----6/7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----6/7----5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----x----x----x-x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x-x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x-x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/ben_harper/steal_my_kisses_tab_ver_4.html ]
Again, the fuller version of this looks like:

e-----3----5----6/7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----6/7----5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----6/7----5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----5----5----6/7----5----5-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x-x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x-x----x----x-----------------------------------------------|

You can also do a step down from the third chord in the progression:

e-----3----5----7--6--5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----7--6--5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----7--6--5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----x----x----x--x--x----x-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x--x--x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x--x--x----x-----------------------------------------------|

And with notes on the D string:

e-----3----5----7--6--5----3-----------------------------------------------|
B-----3----5----7--6--5----3-----------------------------------------------|
G-----4----5----7--6--5----4-----------------------------------------------|
D-----5----5----7--6--5----5-----------------------------------------------|
A-----x----x----x--x--x----x-----------------------------------------------|
E-----x----x----x--x--x----x-----------------------------------------------|

That's pretty much it, except for a brief bridge where he plays:

e-----4/5----5----4----3---------------------------------------------------|
B-----3/4----4----3----2---------------------------------------------------|
G-----2/3----3----2----1---------------------------------------------------|
D-----2/3----3----2----1---------------------------------------------------|
A-----x------x----x----x---------------------------------------------------|
E-----x------x----x----x---------------------------------------------------|

If you're playing solo, try trowing in the slides here and there to jazz it up a bit.  
listen to the recording to get the rhythm.  I just tabbed the progressions.  All in all 
a really easy song to learn and a fun song to play.  Let me know if you have any comments
or suggestions, and please rate this tab if it helped you out, because I'm just starting

write tabs.

--Brock
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