Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Chords & Tabs


Sledgehammer Chords & Tabs

Peter Gabriel Chords & Tabs

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Sledgehammer Chords

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Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)

(Disclaimer: no guarantee of correctness or completeness of transcription 
 is given with respect to 7ths, inversions, fingering, and choice of #/b.
 Any major blunders, questions and suggestions to ;^)

[Ebm brass riffs]

Ebm Ebm Ebm/B Ebm/Bb Ebm/Ab

[Eb bass & guitar riffs]

You could have a steam train
                       Eb Db/Eb, Eb Db/Eb

If you'd just lay down your tracks
Ab/Eb         Eb  Db/Eb            Eb

You could have an aero-plane flying
Db/Eb     Ab/Eb     Eb Db/Eb        Eb Db/Eb

If you'd bring your blue skies back
Ab/Eb          Eb   Db/Eb           Eb 

All you do is call me
Db/Eb         Cm          
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I'll be anything you need
                          Eb Db/Eb, Eb

You could have a big dipper
Going up and down, all around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
This amusement never ends

I want to be           your sledgehammer
          Cm Db,    Fm

                 Why don't you call my name
          Cm Db,               Fm      Fm   Eb/F

                 Oh let me be your sledgehammer
	  Cm Db            Fm

		this will be my testimony
	  Cm Db           Fm

[Eb riffs]

Show me round your fruitcage
                   Eb         Ab/Eb  Eb

'Cos I will be your honey bee
            Eb      Db/Eb Eb

Open up your fruitcage
             Eb        Ab/Eb Eb

where that fruit that is sweet as can be
           Eb            Db/Eb        Eb

I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
You'd better call me sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I'm going to be your sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
I'm your sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it

   Sledge.... sledge.... sledgehammer
[Ebm riffs]

End Section:
Ebm Ebm/B Ebm/Ab [repeat to end]

[Ebm brass riffs, then:]

I get it right!
I've kicked the habit (kicked the habit, kicked the habit)
Shed my skin (shed my skin)
This is the new stuff (this is the new stuff)
I go dancing in (we go dancing in)
Won't you show for me (show for me)
And I will show for you (show for you)
Please, show for me (show for me), I will show for you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you
Only you
You've been coming through
I'm going to build that power
Build, build up that power, 
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
Going to feel that power, yeah, build in you
Come on, come on, help me through
come on, come on, help me through
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
It's what we're doing, doing
All day and night