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Dear God Chords & Tabs

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Dear God Chords

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: schnitzi@east.isx.com (Mark J. Schnitzius)

By "Mark J. Schnitzius" 
and: EricBe@microsoft.com
with help from: Bill Gallagher 


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XTC
"Dear God"
From 'Skylarking'

Fmaj7   A7sus4/D     D2
  8      0 or 0      0
 10      3    3      3
  9      0    0      2
 10      0    2      0
  8      -    0      -
  -      -    2      -

A verse consists of three of the Am riff:

    Am       Am       Am       Am
----0--------0--------0--------0--|
----1--------1--------1--------1--|
----2--------2--------2--------2--|
----2--------2--------2--------2--|
-0--0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--|
----------1--------3--------2-----|
          ^Thumb   ^Pinky   ^Thumb

Then two the C riff:

     C       C/Ab  C/D     C/F#
-----0--------0-----0--------0--|
-----1--------1-----1--------1--|
-----0--------0-----0--------0--|
-----2--------2--0--0--0-----0--|
--3--3--3-----3-----------------|
-----------4--------------2-----|
           ^Pinky         ^Thumb

Then the falling D riff:

     D        D        Bb       E7
-----2--------2--------1--------0--|
-----3--------3--------3--------3--|
-----2--------2--------3--------1--|
--0--0--0-----0--0-----3--0--2--2--|
-----------3--------1--1-----------|
-----------------------------------|

with some changes as noted in the score below.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/x/xtc/dear_god_crd.html ]
Dear God
---- ---
Dear God, hope you got the letter and...
I pray you can make it better down here
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people that you made in your image
See them starving on their feet
'Cause they don't get enough to eat
>From God,
I can't believe in you

Dear God, sorry to disturb you but...
I feel that I should be heard loud and clear
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
And all the people that you made in your image
See them fighting in the street
'Cause they can't make opinions meet
About God,
                   C   D
I can't believe in you

 Fmaj7                         C      G     C
Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Fmaj7                      D2 (or A7sus4/D)
Did you make mankind after we made you?
A/C#  C  C/E  E7
Am riff
And the devil, too?
                   C  D  (2nd time thru)

  bypass Am thing and go to C riff

Dear God, don't know if you've noticed but...
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
And us crazy humans wrote it you should take a look
And all the people that you made in your image
Still believing that junk is true
Well I know it ain't, and so do you, dear God
I can't believe in
I don't believe in
  Am/F#
I won't believe in heaven and hell
  Bb
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
  Dm
No pearly gates, no thorny crown
  Bb
You're always letting us humans down
  G
The wars you bring, the babes you drown
  Bb
Those lost at sea and never found
  Dm
And it's the same the whole world 'round
  Bb
The hurt I see helps to compound
  G
That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
  Bb
Is just somebody's unholy hoax
  Dm
And if you're up there you'd perceive
  Bb
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
  G                                     A
If there's one thing I don't believe in
     D2/  D  Bb  C  F  G  E  <-  D2 form, use these bass notes
          0   0  0  0  0  0
          3   3  3  3  3  3
          2   2  2  2  2  2
          0   -  -  -  -  -
          -   1  3  -  - -- 
          -   -  -  1  3  0 
It's you
Dear God
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