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Song:     Personal Jesus
Artists:  Depeche Mode
Album:    Violator, 1990/2006 [Remastered]
URL:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNcPjPgbR5M;
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Jesus
Tempo:    4|4
Tuning:   Standard


Capo 2


Chords:#   ##
       FBEACf   
Em*    022000  =  Fm#* (Played as alternating to F#madd4 002000)
A      X02220  =  B
G      355433  =  A
F#     244322  =  G#
D      XX0232  =  E
C      X32010  =  D


[Intro](Lead over)
|Em*     |(Backward lilting tones)
A                         Em*
Reach out and touch faith.

Riff 1: (Repeat at selected intervals over Em* chord passages)
e||——X—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|X2
B||——X—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
G||——X—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
D||——X———————2—————|——————2——————|——————2——————|
A||——X—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
E||——X—0^3^0———3^0—|—0^3^0———3^0—|—0^3^0———3^0—|
     2nd Fret

|Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |
|Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |


[Chorus 1]
Em*
Your own personal Jesus,
                      
Someone to hear your prayers.
            A       G       F#
Someone who cares,
Em*
Your own personal Jesus,

Someone to hear your prayers.
              A     G       F#
Someone who's there.


[Bridge 1](Riff 1 over E chords)
|Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |Em*     |


[Verse 1]
Em*
Feeling unknown,

And you're all alone,
G
Flesh and bone,
D
By the telephone.
A
Lift up the receiver,
Em*             C          Em*
I'll make you a believer.  Uh-oh! 


[Verse 2]
Em*
Take second best,

Put me to the test.
G
Things on your chest,
D
You need to confess.
A
I will deliver,
Em*                              F#
You know I'm a forgiver.  Uh-oh!


[Bridge 2]
F                         Em*    F#
Reach out and touch faith,
F                         Em*
Reach out and touch faith.


[Chorus 2]
Em*
Your own personal Jesus,
                     
Someone to hear your prayers.
            A       G       F#
Someone who cares,
Em*
Your own personal Jesus,
           
Someone to hear your prayers.
              A     G       F#
Someone who's there.


[Bridge 3](Riff 1 over Em* chords)
|C    |Em*    |Em*     |Em*     |  (Riff 1 over with Keyboards under)
Hoo-i-oh-huh, Hoo-i-oh-huh, Hoo-i-oh-huh, Hoo-i-oh-huh.
|Em*  |Em*    |Em*     |Em*     |
Hoo-i-oh-huh, Hoo-i-oh-huh, (Hoo-i-oh-huh, Hoo-i-oh-huh).


[Verse 3]
Em*
Feeling unknown,

And you're all alone.
G
Flesh and bone,
D
By the telephone.
A
Lift up the receiver,
C                          Em*
I'll make you a believer.  Uh-oh!
A
I will deliver,
C                         Em*     F#
You know I'm a forgiver.  Uh-oh!


[Bridge 4]
F
Reach out and touch faith.
Em*               A     G   F#
Your own personal Jesus.
F                          Em*     F#
Reach out and touch faith.
F                          Em*     F#
Reach out and touch faith.
F                          
Reach out and touch faith.


[Coda & Instrumental](Riff 1 over Em* chords)
|Em*  |Em*  |Em*  |D     |
|D    |C    |Em*  |Em*   |
|D    |C    |Em*  |Em*   |
Reach out and touch faith.(faith)
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|(Electronic drums over)
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|             
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|(Owwwh!)
Reach out and touch faith.(faith)
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|(Chorused Electronic drums over)
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|
Reach out and touch faith.(faith)
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|
|Em*  |Em*  |A    |G  F#|| [Fade Out]


[End]


NOTES:
1.  This version concurs with this UG ‘Personal Jesus’ lead TAB  
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/depeche_mode/personal_jesus_ver2_guitar_pro.htm
2.  Although TAB’ed as just E, the long E Chord passages throughout, can take the form of E - E11 - E.  
Where E11 is 000100, as it highlights the lead accompaniment.
3.  “…In mid-1989, the band began recording in Milan with record producer Flood. 
The result of this session was the single "Personal Jesus", which featured a catchy bluesy riff and 
drum-based sound, radically different from anything the band had released thus far. 
The song became a big hit across the world, and is one of Depeche Mode's most successful songs, 
along with the following single, "Enjoy the Silence". Although not the first Depeche Mode song to 
feature guitar parts ("Behind the Wheel" and their cover of "Route 66" featured a guitar; 
"Love, in Itself" from Construction Time Again featured an acoustic guitar), it was the first time 
a guitar was used as a dominant instrument in a Depeche Mode song….” 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Jesus.

            
            
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delb0y1967 3,614 Dec 16, 2015 08:40 AM

Great tab to this DM classic, TOP MARKS !

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fokkertism 747 Oct 31, 2016 04:13 PM, edited at 08:13 pm

This is the way the Bloodhound Gang did this song when they were a Depeche Mode cover band called Bang Chamber 8 at the end of the 1980s.

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CPWKruger 3,167 Sep 06, 2017 05:58 PM

That E chord played throughout sounds more like an Em7 to me.

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