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DC Talk
Matt, musicoholic1@juno.com
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 16:07:26 +0100
From: Gert Hansen <gerth@usa.net>
Subject: TAB: 'Jesus Freak' by 'DC Talk'


Jesus Freak (by DC Talk)
from the album 'Jesus Freak'
Transcribed by Gert Hansen (gerth@usa.net)


I didn't like aXman's Tab, because some chords were wrong, and
 some parts had been left out, so I added and rewrote some stuff.
 Matt Hoopes' chord file held the words that I've included at the
 bottom of the file. -Well, this is how I hear the song!!!


Tuning of Guitars:
- This song is actually played with a tuning of F
 (that's a half-note up), but since I never retune my
 guitar I've written the tab for standard tuning.


Intro:

F G# D# C
F G# D# C   -acoustic guitar tuned 1/4 step down
             (actually tuned 3/4 notes up - see text above)


Main riff:

     F       G#        D#  A#7 C
e: ------------------|----------------------
B: ------------------|-8-8------------------
G: ------------------|-8-8-7-7--------------
D: --3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-6-6-10-10-10-10--
A: --3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-8-8-10-10-10-10--
E: --1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-|-----6-6-8--8--8--8---


Verse:

F  C# A# A#    -just play some arpeggios


Pre-chorus (rap):

Guitar:
e: --1---1---1-1-1--
B: --1---1---1-3-1--
G: -----------------
D: -----------------
A: -----------------
E: -----------------

Bass:
     F       C#        A#          D#
A: --8-8-8-8-4-4-4-4-|-------------6-6--
E: ------------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6------


Bridge:

Guitar plays some harmonics (forget it if you're in standard tuning)

Bass plays:
A: ----------6-|---------
E: --6---4-----|-1-------

Bridge 2:

F  A#   (sing 'stranger')


Solo:

something like:
     D       G#      G#              G#
E: ----------------|-----------------/8--------------
B: ----------------|--/9----------------10b12b12b12--
G: --7-7-7-x-5-5-5-|-----11b13b13b13-----------------
D: --7-7-7-x-6-6-6-|---------------------------------
A: ----------------|---------------------------------
E: ----------------|---------------------------------


Ending:

E: --1-1-1-4\--



Separated and I cut myself clean
From a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams
Been apprehended by a spiritual force
And a grace that replaced all the me I divorced

I saw a man with a tattoo on his big fat belly
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
It took me a while to catch what it said
Cause- I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head
Jesus saves it what it raved in a typical tattoo green
He stood in a box in the middle of the city
And claimed he had a dream

Chorus:
What will people think when they hear that I-m a Jesus Freak?
What will people do when they find that it-s true
I don-t really care if they label me a Jesus Freak
There ain-t no disguising the truth
I don't mean to hide it...

Kamikaze my death is gain
I-ve been marked by my maker
A peculiar display
The high and lofty they see me as weak
Cause- I won-t live and die for the power they seek

There was a man from the desert with naps on his head
The sand that he walked was also his bed
The words he spoke made the people assume
There wasn-t too much left in the upper room
With skins on his back and hair on his face
They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate
The Pharisees tripped when they heard him speak
Until the king took the head of this Jesus Freak

Repeat Chorus: (twice)

Bridge:
People say I-m strange does it make me a stranger
That my best friend was born in a manger

Repeat Chorus: (twice)

What will people think (What will people think)
What will people do (What will people do)
I don-t really care ([What's this friend I say])
There's no disguising the truth (Jesus is the way)


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>From kyleb@juno.com Sun May  4 10:10:14 1997
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 18:47:58 EST
From: kyleb@juno.com
To: guitar@olga.net
Cc: acoustic@olga.net
Subject: Jesus_Freak.tab by D.C._Talk

#----------------------------------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.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#-- File created with Instab -
http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Author/Artist: DC Talk
Title: Jesus Freak
Album: Jesus Freak
Transcribed by: aXman

This is pretty much all chords, but .crd was already reserved so I
labered a little harder and got the baseline to the second part of the
intro(heavy part) As always any *better* versions, or errors 
found, mail me at KyleB@Juno.com

[The Baseline in the Heavy part of the intro]
1|-------------------------------------------------------------------
2|-------------------------------------------------------------------
3|-------------------------------------------------------------------
4|---------------------33-22-0---------------------------------------
5|----------------3-33-----------------------------------------------
6|-0-0-0--2/3-3-3----------------------------------------------------

                                                                         
    
Am 002210
A  002220
G  320003
Em 022000
C  X32010
E  022100
D  X00212


Intro: Acoustic: E G D A
       Electric(Heavy):E G D F A
[Play Electric Intro with quick down strokes, you really need to listen
to 
the cd to get the timing down.]


Em	  C      A
Separated, I cut myself clean
     Em          C               A
>From a past that comes back in my darkest of dreams
Em            C       A         
Been apprehended by a spiritual force
     Em          C               A           
And a grace that replaced all the me I've divorced

E                        C            
I saw a man with tattoo on his big fat belly
A                       Am
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
E 		            C
It took me a while to catch what it said
A                       Am
Cause I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head
E   		  C		        A                 Am
'Jesus Saves' is what it raved in a typical tattoo green
E				C
He stood on a box in the middle of the city
A 		         Am
And claimed he had a dream


E		     G               D                  A
What will people think when they hear that I'm a Jesus freak
E                 G              D           A
What will people do when they find that it's true
E                 G              D           A
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak
E                     G          D            A
Cause there ain't no disguising the truth



Kamikaze my death is gain
I've been marked by my maker
A peculiar display
The high and lofty they see me as weak
Cause I won't live and die for the power they seek



There was a man from the desert with naps in his head
The sand that he walked was also his bed
The words that he spoke made the people assume
There wasn't too much left in the upper room
With skins on his back and hair on his face
They thought he was strange by the locusts he ate
The Pharisee's tripped when they heard him speak
Until the king took the head of this Jesus freak



[ repeat chorus ]


E		   G             D                A
People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger
E              G          D         A
That my best friend was born in a manger
E		   G              D               A
People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger
E              G          D          A
That my best friend was born in a manger



[ repeat chorus twice ]


E              G
What will people think
D              A
What will people think
E               G
What will people do
D               A
What will people do
E               G
I don't really care
D               A
What else can I say
E                G
There ain't no disguising the truth
D             A
Jesus is the way


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Covin wrote on November 24 2005, 09:25 pm

Not bad. Forgot the solo during the last chorus, and the main riff, they slide down to 3-5-5, not down to the E-string's 8-10-10.

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hepzibahbaptist wrote on September 14 2006, 07:13 pm

i think the solo goes like
e|----------/10------
B|/9------------9-9-9
G|--11-11-11---------
D|-------------------
A|-------------------
E|-------------------

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hepzibahbaptist wrote on September 14 2006, 07:14 pm

wait i meant
e|--------/10------
B|/9----------9-9-9
G|--7-7-7------------
D|-------------------
A|-------------------
E|-------------------

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