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Johnny Clegg - DELA
original lyrics: http://www.johnnyclegg.com/lyrics/ccbw.html#4

Intro: D A G D  (4x)

D           A             G         D
  One day I looked up and there you were
D               A        G              D
  Like a simple question looking for an answer
D          A       G                 D
  Now I am a whale listening to some inner call
D            A               G              D
 Swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shores
    D               A              G          D
But what if I don't find you when I-- have landed
D                    A             G             D
  Would you leave me here to die on your shore stranded?
|*   D                    A                G     D  *|
|* I think I know why the dog howls at the moon     *| 2x

Pre-chorus:
       D   A   G   D        D   A         G        D
I say: De--la! De--la! Ngiyade--la!  When I'm with you!
D   A      G   D           D   A     G        D
De--la! Sonde--la mama! sonde--la  I burn for you!

Chorus:
D                           G           A              Bm
  I've been waiting for you all my life   hoping for a miracle
D                 G              A          D
I've been waiting day and night, day and night
D                           G           A               Bm
  I've been waiting for you all my life   waiting for redemption
D                 G                 A          D
I've been waiting day and night   I burn for you

Intro (2x)

  D          A                G               D
A blind bird sings inside the cage that is my heart
    D             A                G              D
The image of your face comes to me when I'm alone in the dark
D            A               G                D
  If I could give a shape to this ache that I have for you
D            A                   G                   D
  If I could find the voice that says the words that capture you
|* D           A     G           D    *|
|*   I think I know,   I think I know *| 2x
|*   D                    A                G    D *|
|* I think I know why the dog howls at the moon   *| 2x

Pre-chorus
Chorus

Intro (4x)

Pre-chorus (only second half)
Chorus (repeat and fade)

Courier New 12Pt. should fit on one A4 Page!

            
            
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MrGhostrider19 236 Apr 06, 2015 08:15 AM

Is it just me or shouldn't the chorus be like

D A Bm G or D A G Bm

and the second line like

D A G D

But other wise great tab.. was gonna make my own tab for this song but you already had a great one :)

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Wolfenman 10 May 05, 2016 08:49 AM

The chorus should be D A G Bm, I think.

Also, to alternate a bit, when playing the verse, I suggest a D5 first as,

e--5--
B--3--
G--2--
D--0--
A--x--
E--x--

To get more variation in the sound. Not that he play it like that. But it sounds a bit monotone to play D both times.

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