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#----------------------------------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: Fri, 26 May 1995 17:40:30 +0200
From: d.flach@topos.ruu.nl (Dirk Paul Flach)

Dirk Paul Flach (d.flach@topos.ruu.nl)
Ronald Gelten (tgakrg@chem.tue.nl)

Directory: luka_bloom
File-name: the_man_is_alive.tab

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi there,

for the fans of the best singer/songwriter of our time: ;-)
here is our effort to denote Luka Bloom's The Man Is Alive. The song comes
here in two versions: in open D-tuning, as it's probably played by Luka
himself, and in normal tuning. We start with the open D-tuning.

The man is alive - Luka Bloom

  G
d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0--|------0--------0-----0--|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5-----|5--------5--------5-----|

  G/C
d:-------------------------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
G:----0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:-------0--------0--------|------0--------0-----0--|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|5--------5--------5--5--|

d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0--|------0--------0-----0--|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5-----|5--------5--------5-----|

  G/C
d:-------------------------|------------------------||
A:-------------------------|------------------------||
G:----0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------||
D:-------0--------0--------|------0--------0-----0--||
A:-------------------------|------------------------||
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|5--------5--------5-----||
                                                  The


d:-------------------------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0------------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0---|------0--------0-----0--|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5------|5--------5--------5-----|
  night sometimes seems     dangerous,
  I was brought up near the riverside

  G/C
d:-------------------------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
G:----0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:-------0--------0--------|------0--------0-----0--|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|5--------5--------5--5--|
  we wonder what it         hides.               It
  in a quit Irish           town.                An

d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0--|------0--------0-----0--|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5-----|5--------5--------5-----|
  sometimes brings us      closer           and for-
  eightteen month old      baby,           the night

  G/C
d:-------------------------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
G:----0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:-------0--------0--------|------0--------0-----0--|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|5--------5--------5--5--|
  ever changes our    our   lives.
  they laid    my    daddy  down.

d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0--|------0--------0-----0--|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5-----|5--------5--------5-----|
  Strangers talk in        open ways,
  Everyone      knew       everyone

  G/C
d:-------------------------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
G:----0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:-------0--------0--------|------0--------0-----0--|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|5--------5--------5--5--|
  we cannot always under-   stand                who
  and everybody else as     well.                My

d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
G:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
D:------0--------0-----0--|------0--------0-----0--|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
D:5--------5--------5-----|5--------5--------5-----|
  have not felt the        loving touch
  home was filled with     sorrow then,

  G/C                       Am/D
d:-------------------------|---0--------0-----------|
A:-------------------------|------3--------3--------|
G:----0--------0-----------|---------2-----------2--|
D:-------0--------0--------|------------------------|
A:-------------------------|------------------------|
D:/10-------10-------10\5--|0-----------------------|
  and seen the guiding      hand.
  too much for me to        tell.

                              C
d:---0--------0-----------:-||------------------------|
A:------3--------3(/10)---:-||------10----10----------|
G:---------2----------<2>-:-||------------------------|
D:------------------------:-||---10----------10----10-|
A:------------------------:-||7--------7--------7-----|
D:0-----------------------:-||------------------------|
  () 2nd time <> 1st time              The man is

  D                        F9
d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------9--------9--------|------10----10-------10-|
G:------------7--------7--|---7-----------7-----7--|
D:---7--------------7-----|------------------------|
A:------------------------|8--------8--------8-----|
D:0--------0--------------|------------------------|
  alive,                            alive   and

  C                        C
d:------5--------5-----5--|------------------------|
A:---3--------3-----3-----|------10----10----------|
G:------------------------|------------------------|
D:------------------------|---10----------10----10-|
A:3--------3--------------|7--------7--------7-----|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
  breathing.                        It's taken me

  D                        F9
d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------9--------9--------|------10----10-------10-|
G:------------7--------7--|---7-----------7-----7--|
D:---7--------------7-----|------------------------|
A:------------------------|8--------8--------8-----|
D:0--------0--------------|------------------------|
  so long  to              see.

  C                        C
d:------5--------5-----5--|------------------------|
A:---3--------3-----3-----|------10----10----------|
G:------------------------|------------------------|
D:------------------------|---10----------10----10-|
A:3--------3--------------|7--------7--------7-----|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
                                    The man is

  D                        F9
d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------9--------9--------|------10----10-------10-|
G:------------7--------7--|---7-----------7-----7--|
D:---7--------------7-----|------------------------|
A:------------------------|8--------8--------8-----|
D:0--------0--------------|------------------------|
  alive,                            alive   and

  C                        C
d:------5--------5-----5--|------------------------|
A:---3--------3-----3-----|------10----10----------|
G:------------------------|------------------------|
D:------------------------|---10----------10----10-|
A:3--------3--------------|7--------7--------7-----|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
  breathing.                        The man is

  D                        F9
d:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------9--------9--------|------10----10-------10-|
G:------------7--------7--|---7-----------7-----7--|
D:---7--------------7-----|------------------------|
A:------------------------|8--------8--------8-----|
D:0--------0--------------|------------------------|
  alive                    in          me.

  C
d:------5--------5-----5--|------5--------5-----5--|
A:---3--------3-----3-----|---3--------3-----3-----|
G:------------------------|------------------------|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
A:3--------3--------------|3--------3--------------|
D:------------------------|------------------------|


  Em          D            C           C7
d:------5-----------4-----|------2-----------0--|
A:------2-----------0-----|------3-----------3--|
G:---4-----------2--------|---0-----------0-----|
D:2-----------0-----------|2-----------2--------|
A:2-----------0-----------|3-----------2--------|
D:------------------------|---------------------|

  Am
d:---0--------0-----------|---0--------0-----------|
A:------3--------3--------|------3--------3--------|
G:---------2-----------2--|---------2-----------2--|
D:0-----------------------|0-----------------------|
A:0-----------------------|0-----------------------|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
                                       The man is

  D                        G
d:4-----4--4-----4--4-----|0-----0--------0--------|
A:0-----0--0-----0--0-----|2--------2--------2-----|
G:2-----2--2-----2--2-----|0-----0--0-----0--0-----|
D:0-----0--0-----0--0-----|0-----0--0-----0--0-----|
A:0-----0--0-----0--0-----|x-----x--x-----x--x-----|
D:0-----0--0-----0--0-----|5-----5--5-----5--5-----|
     alive          in     me

  G                        C                        G
d:2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--|------5--------4--------|0-----|
A:2-----2--2-----2--2--2--|---5--5-----5--4-----5--|2-----|
G:0--------0-----0--0--0--|------------------------|0-----|
D:0--------0-----0--0--0--|------------------------|0-----|
A:x--------x-----x--x--x--|3--------3--------3-----|x-----|
D:5--------5-----5--5--5--|------------------------|5-----|

  G
d:0-----||
A:2-----||
G:0-----||
D:0-----||
A:x-----||
D:5-----||


We stood among the totempole
under the Canadian moonlight.
She told me all about her childhood days
on the Vancouver mountain side.
An eightteen month old baby, the night her daddy passed away.
We stood and watched the darkness
flowing into the light of day.

The night sometimes seems dangerous
wonder what it hides.
It sometimes brings us closer
and forever changes our lives.
Strangers talk in open ways,
we cannot always understand
but we began to feel the loving touch
and seen the guiding hand.

The man is alive, alive and breathing.
It's taken me so long to see.
The man is alive, alive and breathing.
The man is alive in me.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

As said, it can also be played in normal tuning. We will only give the chord
progressions and fingerings of this one.

Verse chords:

G:               C                D
--3-----3-------|--0-----0-------|--2-----2-------|
----0-----0-----|----1-----1-----|----3-----1-----|
------0-----0---|------0-----0---|------2-----2---|
----------------|----------------|0-------------0-|
----------------|3-------------3-|----------------|
3-------------3-|----------------|----------------|

The C is played where in open D tuning G/C is denoted, the D where Am/D is
denoted. The chorus is played as follows:

Em               D                F9               C
----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|
----1-----1-----|----2-----2-----|----1-----1-----|----1-----1-----|
--0-------------|--3-------------|--2-------------|--0-------------|
2-------2-------|0-------0-------|3-------3-------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

And then back to the verse:

Em      D        C       B/C      A
----0-------3---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
----1-------2---|----1-------1---|----1-------1---|
--0-------3-----|--0-------0-----|--2-------2-----|
2-------0-------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|3-------2-------|0-------0-------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|

Anyway, for lazy players (like one of us) this sounds quite good too ;-).

For questions or additions, mail either Dirk Paul (d.flach@topos.ruu.nl) or
Ronald (tgakrg@chem.tue.nl). Enjoy!

Dirk Paul Flach
Ronald Gelten
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