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Christian Brothers Chords

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Capo
1st fret
Tabbed by Gregg Bothwell
Standard Tuning [EADGBe]

Capo 1 (Tab relative to capo)

Legend: ( ) – Note does not have to be played, but can be
         h – Hammer on
	 p – Pull off
	   

I’m pretty sure Elliott plays this differently, but I think this sounds pretty
similar to the recording.


Here are the chords first:

A: |-0-|        Am: |-0-|    Cadd9:  |-0-|    Em: |-0-|          |-0-|
   |-2-|            |-1-|            |-3-|        |-5-|          |-0-| 
   |-2-|            |-2-|	          |-0-|        |-0-|          |-0-| 
   |-2-|            |-2-|            |-2-|        |-5-|    or    |-2-|   
   |-0-|            |-0-|            |-3-|        |-2-|          |-2-| 
   |---|            |---|            |---|        |-0-|          |-0-|
 


Asus2: |-0-|         C: |-3-|     Cmaj7: |-0-|     D: |-2-|       F: |-1-|
       |-7-|            |-1-|            |-1-|        |-3-|          |-1-|
       |-0-|            |-0-|            |-0-|        |-2-|          |-2-|
       |-7-|            |-2-|            |-2-|        |-0-|          |-3-|
       |-0-|            |-3-|            |-2-|        |(0)|          |-3-|
       |---|            |---|            |-0-|        |---|          |-1-|


Note: The chord labeled "Asus2" is not actually Asus2; I just couldn't find a name for it.


Now, the sections that go [Em Cmaj Em Cmaj] can be strummed, but Elliott plays
something like this:

|-----------------------------------|
|-------0--------------1------------|
|-------0-------------------0-------|
|-------2----------2------------2---|
|-------2---0h2---------------------|
|---0---0---------------------------|

That’s not exact, but it’s pretty easy to figure out the strumming if you listen
to the song.



A Am Cadd9 Em Asus2 C 
A Am Cadd9 Em Asus2 C

Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7

    A                           Am		Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
No bad dream fucker's going to boss me around
A			    Am			Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
Christian Brothers going to take him down
D			  F        A
But it can't help me get over


      Am Cadd9     Em            Asus2  C   A
Don't be cross, it's sick what I want
      Am      Cadd9      Em     Asus2    C
I've seen the boss blink on and off

Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7

A			    Am			Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
Fake concerns is what's the matter, man
         A		     	           Am          	 Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7
And you think I ought to shake your motherfucking hand
D		 F          A
Well, I know how much you care

      Am Cadd9       Em          Asus2  C  A
Don't be cross, it's sick what I want
      Am      Cadd9      Em     Asus2  C   A	
I've seen the boss blink on and off
      Am    Cadd9   Em      Asus2    C    A
Come here by me, I want you here
     Am      Cadd9             Em     Asus2   C
Nightmares become me, it's so fucking clear


Solo:
A Am Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7 
A Am Em Cmaj7 Em Cmaj7 
D     F    A
      
      
      Am Cadd9       Em          Asus2  C  A
Don't be cross, it's sick what I want
      Am      Cadd9      Em     Asus2  C   A	
I've seen the boss blink on and off
     Am    Cadd9   Em       Asus2    C    A
Come here by me, I want you here
     Am      Cadd9            Em      Asus2   C
Nightmares become me, it's so fucking clear
     Am      Cadd9            Em      Asus2   C
Nightmares become me, it's so fucking clear


If you want to play the solo while you strum the chords, here is what I do.
Again, it’s not exact, but you can figure out how to play it on your own pretty
easily.

|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----|
|---2---2---2---2---1---1---1-------0--------------1------------2---2---2---2---1---1---0---0----|
|---4---4---2---0---0---0---0-------0-------------------0-------4---4---2---0---0---0---4---2p0--|
|---2---2---2---2---4---4---2-------2----------2------------2---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4----|
|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------2---0h2---------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----|
|-----------------------------------0---0--------------------------------------------------------|


So that’s pretty much it… Have fun learning and playing this song, and I hope
this tab helped you out.

-Gregg
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lehks wrote on March 5 2009, 09:06 pm

I like this but I think the riff works better as

|-----------------------------------|
|-------0-------------------1---0---|
|-------0--------------0------------|
|-------2----------2----------------|
|-------2---0h2---------------------|
|---0---0---------------------------|

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Nemmet wrote on March 12 2009, 01:18 pm

great tab, only i'm pretty sure the riff should go like this

|-----------------------------------|
|-------0----------1----------------|
|----------------------0------------|
|-----0---2-----2---------2---------|
|-----------0h2---------------------|
|---0-------------------------------|

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Nemmet wrote on March 12 2009, 01:19 pm

and then right before it goes into the A of the verse, it should go like

|-----------------------------------|
|-------0---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----0---2-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|---0--------0--0--2--4-------------|

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