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Song: Slave to the rhythm
Artist: Grace Jones
Composers: Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, 
           Stephen Lipson, & Trevor Horn
Album: Island life
Tabbed by DJ
12th Feb 2016

Capo: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Db)

Chord shapes and fret positions are relative to the capo:
C/E    = xx2013   Dm7    = xx0211   Dm       = xx0231
A/D    = xx0220   Bbsus2 = x13311   C        = x35553
Fmaj7  = 133210   C/D    = xx0010   Caug     = x3211x
Gsus4  = 320013   G/E    = xx2033   C6       = x32210
                                    C(b5)    = x34550
                                    G6sus2/4 = 300230

***********************************************************

[Intro]
  C/E            A/D           Fmaj7           Gsus4
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |

C/E           A/D        Fmaj7
Slave to the rhythm!   |  /  /  /  /  |
Gsus4
(Ah-----------!)  Oh, ...rhythm!


[Verse 1]
Dm7
    (I'm not playing around, baby!)
Gsus4 
Work all day ...as men who know,
 Dm7
Wheels must turn ...to keep the flow,
Gsus4
Build on up, ...don't break the chain,
 Dm7
Sparks will fly, ...when the whistle blows!


[Link]
Bbsus2
         Never stop the action,
 Dm7                       C/D
Keep it up, keep it up!  |  /  /  /  /  |
       Bbsus2
I said       ...never stop the action,
 Dm7            Gsus4
Keep it up!   |  /  /  /  /  |


[Chorus 1]
G/E             A/D    Fmaj7           Gsus4
Work ...to the rhythm, live  ...to the rhythm,
G/E             A/D    Fmaj7           Gsus4
Love ...to the rhythm, slave ...to the rhythm!


[Verse 2]
  Dm7                Dm    Dm7 Dm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /__/ /__/  /  |

Gsus4                    Dm7
 Axe to wood     ...in ancient times,
Gsus4             Dm Dm   Dm7
 Man machine,         ...power line,
Gsus4
Fires burn, hearts beat strong,
Dm7
Sing out loud...the chain gang song!


[Link]
Bbsus2
        Never stop the action,
     Dm7                        C/D
Oh, keep it up, keep it up,   |  /  /  /  /  |

Bbsus2                            Dm7         Gsus4
 Never stop the action, come on, keep it up! | /  /  /  / |


[Chorus 2]
G/E                  A/D     Fmaj7           Gsus4
     Breathe to the rhythm,  dance ...to the rhythm,
G/E              A/D    Fmaj7           Gsus4
Work ...to the rhythm,  live  ...to the rhythm,
G/E              A/D    Fmaj7            Gsus4
Love ...to the rhythm,       you slave ...to the rhythm!
            Gsus4           Gsus4
Uh, ...baby-------! Ah---! |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Bridge]
C         Caug          C
   (Don't hide ...from the rhythm!)

  C             C(b5)           C6
| /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |


[Chorus 3]
G/E             A/D            Fmaj7            Gsus4
Live ...to the rhythm, and you learn ...to the rhythm,
G/E             A/D    Fmaj7           Gsus4
Love ...to the rhythm, slave ...to the RHYTHM------!


[Coda]
G/E                  A/D
      (And now, ...ladies and gentlemen,...
Fmaj7
    ...Here's-----  Grace!)
                e |-------------------|-----------------|
                B |-------------------|-----------------|
                G |-------------------|-----------------|
                D |-------------------|-----------------|
                A |-------------------|-----------------|
                E |--3--1---0--1-0-1--|--3--1---0--1----|

                       G6sus2/4
                                   Slave...
e |-------------------|--0------------------|
B |-------------------|--3------------------|
G |-------------------|--2------------------|
D |-------------------|--0------------------|
A |-------------------|--0------------------|
E |--3--1---0--1-0-1--|--3--1---0--1--------|

                ...to the rhythm!
e |----------------------|---------------------|
B |----------------------|---------------------|
G |----------------------|---------------------|
D |----------------------|---------------------|
A |----------------------|---------------------|
E |--3--1---0--1-0-1-----|--3--1---0--1--------|

                ...to the rhythm!       Uhhh!
e |----------------------|--------------------||
B |----------------------|--------------------||
G |----------------------|--------------------||
D |----------------------|--------------------||
A |----------------------|--------------------||
E |--3--1---0--1-0-1-----|--3--1---0--1-------||

            
            
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maguri [tm] 32,103 Feb 14, 2016 09:14 PM

Great song, great post! Grace Jones is very underrated around here (OK, it's a guitar site, but stil ...).

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