Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Chords & Tabs

 

Sledgehammer Chords & Tabs

Peter Gabriel Chords & Tabs

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Sledgehammer Chords

   
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Song: Sledgehammer
Tabbed by: DJ
5th May 2014

A version for acoustic guitar

CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Eb)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D     = xx0232     G7     = 320001   Em7 = 022030
Cadd9 = x32003     A7     = x02020   Dm  = xx0231
Bb    = x13331     A7sus4 = x02030   
C     = x32010     Bm     = x24432

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[Intro freely]
e |-----------------|-----------------|------------|-------------------|
B |---3---/15---3---|---3---/15---3---|---1---/3---|-------------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|------------|---2-p0------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|------------|--------3--p0------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|------------|---------------3---|
E |-----------------|-----------------|------------|-------------------|

[Main riff]
     D         Cadd9          D       Cadd9
e |------2--------0---0---|------2-------0---0---|
B |------3--------3---3---|------3-------3---3---|
G |------2--------0---0---|------2-------0---0---|
D |---0-----------2---2---|---0----------2---2---|
A |---------0--h3---------|---------0-h3---------|
E |-----------------------|----------------------|

   Bb        C     G7             A7            A7sus4
|  /  /  /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ |

  D         Cadd9     D    Cadd9     D       Cadd9
Yeah - hey,  use it,      everybody use it!


D  Cadd9               D          Cadd9     D    Cadd9
    You could have a steam train,        |  /  /  /  /  |
           D      Cadd9       D
If you'd just lay down your tracks,
Cadd9                D    Cadd9      D
 You could have an aero - plane--- flying,
Cadd9           D        Cadd9     D
       If you bring your blue sky back,
Cadd9           Bm                             D    Cadd9
 All you do is call me, I'll be anything you need!

   D  D   Cadd9  D
|  /__/  /__/   /
   ^  ^     ^   ^

                  D          Cadd9
You could have a big dipper,
D   Cadd9         D            Cadd9       D
    Going up and down, all a - round the bends,
Cadd9                D   Cadd9    D      Cadd9
 You could have a bumper  car, bumping,
           D      Cadd9   D     Cadd9
This a - musement never ends!


        Bm  C   Em7
I wanna be...       your sledgehammer,
Bm  C                 Em7
        Why don't you call my name?
Bm  C               Em7
    Ah!  Oh, let me be your sledgehammer,
Bm  C             Em7
        This will be my testimony,
D        Cadd9   D         Cadd9 
   Yeah!             Yeah!

   D     Cadd9     D  D   Cadd9  D
|  /  /   /  /  |  /__/  /__/   /
                   ^  ^     ^   ^ 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/peter_gabriel/sledgehammer_crd_ver_3.html ]
                     D         Cadd9   D    Cadd9
Show me round your fruit cage,      |  /  /  /  /  | 
              D       Cadd9  D
'Cause I will be your honey bee,
Cadd9          D        Cadd9     D    Cadd9
Open up your fruit cage,       |  /  /  /  /  | 
        D            Cadd9        D    Cadd9
With a fruit that is sweet as can be!


        Bm C    Em7
I wanna be...       your sledgehammer,
Bm  C                 Em7
        Why don't you call my name?
Bm  C                 Em7
   Hah!  You'd better call the sledgehammer,
Bm  C             Em7
        Put your mind at rest,
          Bm   C   Em7
I'm gonna be...         your sledgehammer,
Bm  C           Em7
        This can be my testimony,
Bm  C              Em7
    Hah!  I'm your...  sledgehammer,
Bm  C             Em7
        Let there be no doubt about it!


Dm          Cadd9   Dm          Cadd9   Dm    Cadd9
    Sledge!             Sledge!       |  /  /  /  /  |
Dm           Cadd9     Dm   Cadd9      Dm   Cadd9
   Sledge - hammer! |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |

   Bb        C     G7        G    Dm      Cadd9  Dm     Cadd9
|  /  /  /   /  |  /  /  /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   Bb             C  G                G7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /   I keep a - running!
                  ^  ^

Dm                  Cadd9                   Dm                  Cadd9
    I kicked the ha - bit, (Kicked the ha - bit, kicked the ha - bit!)
Bb                G            G7
    Shed my skin,    (Shed my skin!)
Dm              Cadd9      Dm              Cadd9
    This is the new stuff,     (This is the new stuff!)
        Bb                    G         G7
I come...  dancing in, we go dan...cing in!


              Dm          Cadd9   Dm           Cadd9
Oh, won't you  ...show for me?        (Show for me!)
        Bb                G             G7
I will  ...show for you,      (Show for you!)
         Dm           Cadd9   Dm           Cadd9
Please,    ...show for me,        (Show for me!)
         Bb                  G
I will...   show for you!   Yeah - yeah!  Yeah - yeah!
 G7             Dm    Cadd9  Dm               Cadd9    Bb
Yeah, I do mean you!   Only  you, you've been coming through,
                      G         G7                  Dm 
A - gonna build that power,   build, build up that power, haaaa,
           Cadd9        Dm                    Cadd9        Bb
I've been feeding the rhythm, huh, I've been feeding the rhythm,
                    G      G7             Dm
Going to feel that power, hey... build in you!  Ahhhh!


    Cadd9           Dm             Cadd9          Bb
Come on,  come on, help me do! Come on,  come on help me do,
 G                          G7                       Dm
Yeah - yeah, yeah - yeah!  Yeah - yeah, yeah - yeah, you,
          Cadd9        Dm               Cadd9       Bb
I've been feeding my rhythm, I've been feeding my rhythm,
                 G            G7              Dm
It's what we're doing, doing...   all day and night,
        Cadd9          Dm              Cadd9          Bb
Ah, come on, come on, help me do!  Come on, come on, help me do,
 G                          G7                       Dm
Yeah - yeah, yeah - yeah!  Yeah - yeah, yeah - yeah, you!
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