Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Gods Song Chords

9,465 views 39 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 4
add to favorites launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
highlight chords
display chords
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
...GOD'S SONG (THAT'S WHY I LOVE MANKIND) by Randy Newman
-----------------------------------------................

*from 'Sail Away' (1972)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Cm)


Intro:

Am

Verse 1:

Am
 Cain slew Abel; Seth knew not why.
Dm                                              Am
 For if the children of Israel, were 'sposed to multiply;
         E7         Am    E7  Am
Why must any of the child-ren die?
                     E7
So he asked the Lord, and the Lord said;

Chorus 1:

Am         E7      Am        E7      Am  A7
 Man means nothing; he means less to me.
Dm                 A7                    Dm       A7    Dm
 Than the lowliest cactus flower, or the humblest Yucca tree.
   Am                E7              Am            C7         F7
He chases round this desert, 'cos he thinks that's where I'll be;
Am            E7           Am  E7
 That's why I love mankind.

Am           E7      Am       E7          Am   A7
 I recoil in horror, from the foulness of thee.
Dm                        A7     Dm      A7   Dm
 From the squalor and the filth, and the mise-ry.
Am                          E7             Am          C7    F7
 How we laugh up in here in heaven, at the prayers you offer me;
Am            E7           Am
 That's why I love mankind.

Verse 2:

Am
 The Christians and the Jews, were having a jamboree,
Dm                                        Am
 The Buddhists and the Hindu's, joined on satellite TV.
                                E7
They picked their four greatest priests,
    Am      E7     Am
And they be-gan to speak. They said;
Am
 "Lord, a plague is on the world; Lord, no man is free.
Dm                                Am
 The temples that we built to you, have tumbled into the sea.
                        E7                    Am             E7     Am
Lord, if you won't take care of us, won't you please, please let us be?"
        Am         E7        C         E7
And the Lord said... and the Lord said;

Chorus 2:

Am                E7          Am    E7       Am  A7
 I burn down your cities; how blind you must be.
Dm                    A7                      Dm  A7          Dm
 I take from you your children, and you say; "how blessed are we".
Am               E7    Am           C7       F7
 You all must be crazy, to put your faith in me;
Am            E7       Am        Dm
 That's why I love man-kind; you really need me.
Am            E7           Am
 That's why I love mankind.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Am      Dm      A7      E       C7      F7      C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02210  xx0231  x02223  022100  x32310  132111  x32010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
comments
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
stingamajig wrote on September 23 2012, 12:47 pm

Thanks for this one. I've always loved this song. Good match.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!