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Song: Tokoloshe man
Artist: John Kongos
Composer: John Kongos
Tabbed by: DJ
30th June 2013

CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in key of C)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
A   = x02220   A/G  = 30xxxx or 302220 or x05050   D    = xx0232
A/C = x32220   A/F# = 20xxxx or 202220 or x04030   D/F# = 200232 or xx4232
A/G = 302220   A/E  = 002220                       D/G  = 30023x or xx0032
A4  = x02230   G    = 320033                       D/A  = x00232 or xxx232

Emphasise all bass notes

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

[Intro]
        A    A/C     A   A/G        A    A/C     A  A/G
e|-----(0)---(0)----(0)------|-----(0)---(0)----(0)------| [x2]
B|------2-----2------2-------|------2-----2------2-------|
G|------2-----2------2-------|------2-----2------2-------|
D|------2-----2------2-------|------2-----2------2-------|
A|---0--0--0-h3---0--0-------|---0--0--0-h3---0--0-------|
E|-----------------------3---|-----------------------3---|


[Verse 1]
A/G       A/F#   A/E   A   A/G      A/F#    A/E  A
Make your bed up high,     pray in - to the sky,
 A/G      A/F#     A/E   A
Close the window, close the door,
 A/G     A/F#      A/E   A                 A   A/C   A    A/G
Makes no difference if you're rich, or ...poor----!
                                          ^ ^   ^   ^ ^   ^
  A       A/C  A      A/G
| /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^  ^    ^   ^  ^    ^

[Verse 2]
A/G         A/F#   A/E    A           A/G  A/F#     A/E  A
Get on your knees, scre - am, please, that man just love to tease----,
A/G   A/F#      A/E A
Try to run----, get a gun,
A/G      A/F#      A/E   A          A   A/C  A   A/G   A      A/C A       A/G
He just laughs, it makes it...more fun!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
                                   ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^   ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Chorus]
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G   D/A         A  A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're yellow, or you're red,
A              G
    When that bad man say, "Tonight is the night!",
 G       A    A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
You are dead!              | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
 ^   ^   ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G  D/A         A   A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're black, or you're white,
  A     G
When Tokoloshe say, "Tonight is the night",
  G         A   A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
It's to - night!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Scrub rhythm]
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
A/G       A/F#        A/E  A      A/G     A/F#     A/E  A
Hard like rock, ain't got no soul, he can make the sun feel cold,
A/G     A/F#      A/E  A    A/G            A/F#
Put an eclipse on the moon, make a little cloud,
A/E    A             A   A/C  A   A/G    A       A/C A       A/G
 For - ty day mon - soon!              | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
                    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^     ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Verse 3]
A/G    A/F#   A/E  A        A/G    A/F#   A/E  A        A/G A/F#   A/E    A
Don't recog - nise no hawk, don't recog - nise no dove, bad Toko - loshe Man
A/G     A/F# A/E    A          A   A/C  A   A/G    A       A/C A       A/G
He don't even re - cognise...love!              | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
                              ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Chorus]
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G   D/A         A  A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're yellow, or you're red,
A              G
    When that bad man say, "Tonight is the night!",
 G       A    A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
You are dead!              | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
 ^   ^   ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G  D/A         A   A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're black, or you're white,
  A     G
When Tokoloshe say, "Tonight is the night",
  G         A   A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
It's to - night!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

(Scrub rhythm)
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Bridge]
A/G  A/F#  A/E  A     A/G   A/F#  A/E  A     A/G   A/F#  A/E  A
Ah---,ah,  ah - ah!    Ah---,ah,  ah - ah!    Ah---,ah,  ah - ah!

A/G   A/F# A/E    A   A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
 Ah---,ah,  ah - ah--------------! | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
                  ^ ^  ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Verse 4]
A/G  A/F#        A/E  A           A/G     A/F#       A/E  A
Only thing I can say to you, you gotta be good, you gotta be true,
 A/G      A/F#  A/E    A
Think a - bout Jesus Christ,
 A/G      A/F#  A/E  A      A   A/C  A   A/G  A       A/C A       A/G
Think a - bout  Je----sus Christ!           | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
                            ^ ^  ^   ^ ^  ^   ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

[Chorus]
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G   D/A         A  A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're yellow, or you're red,
A              G
    When that bad man say, "Tonight is the night!",
 G       A    A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
You are dead!              | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
 ^   ^   ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
        D   D/F# D/G    D/A     D   D/F#   D/G  D/A         A   A4  A  A4  A A4
And it makes no  dif - ference, if you're black, or you're white,
  A     G
When Tokoloshe say, "Tonight is the night",
  G         A   A/C  A   A/G   A       A/C A       A/G
It's to - night!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^   ^  ^     ^  ^  ^      ^

[Coda]
       G
"To - night is the night",
 G         A    A/C  A   A/G    A      A/C A        A/G
It's to - night!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
        G
"To - night is the night",
 G         A    A/C  A   A/G    A      A/C A        A/G
It's to - night!             | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
        G
"To - night is the night",
 G         A    A/C  A   A/G   A      A/C A        A/G
It's to - night!!            | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^
G
Ah-----, ah-----, ah-----, ah!
 G         A    A/C  A   A/G   A      A/C A        A/G
It's to - night!!            | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^

G
Ah-----, ah-----, ah-----, ah!
 G         A    A/C  A   A/G   A      A/C A        A/G    A
It's to - night!!            | /__/  /__/  /__/  /__/ |   /  ||
  ^   ^    ^ ^   ^   ^ ^  ^    ^  ^     ^  ^  ^     ^     ^

            
            
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motoclangers [tm] 12,881 Jul 08, 2016 07:22 AM

Think this tune was from around 1971,you have tabbed this excellently :-)Great Tune

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