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Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us Chords

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Difficulty
intermediate
Recording Artists: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Website: http://www.robertplantalisonkrauss.com/
Composer: Sam Phillips
Album: Raising Sand
Tabbed by Chris Fullmer
Notes: Sorry it’s not perfect.  I don’t often listen to music and transcribe it.  I
just download the tab or chords.  So this is my first submission of a tab – go easy on me.
noticed I couldn’t find this tab anywhere, not for the Plant/Krauss version or the
(which I have not heard – yet).  These chords do not compare to the intricate tab that
deserves, but hopefully this will be enough for people to go on to come up with their
arrangements.  I'm having a hard time getting this tab to look right in preview mode on
site. I had all the chords lined up to the words where they should change.  So if they 
not lined up correctly, you'll have to figure the timing out on your own.  I hope
comes out looking ok.

Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

[Verse 1]
Cm                           G7
Strange things are happening every day
           C                 Fm (Walking Bass F, G, G#)
I hear the music up above my head
           Cm                    G#
Though the sight of my heart has left me again,
       G        Cm
I hear music up above

[Verse 2]
Cm                  G7
Secrets are written in the sky
                C                        Fm (Walking Bass F, G, G#)
Looks like I’ve lost the love I’ve never found
           Cm                G#
Though the sound of hope has left me again,
       G        Cm
I hear music up above

[Chorus]
C                           Em
Standing in my broken heart all night long
Am                                  F
Darkness held me like a friend when love wore off
C                                  Em
Looking for the lamb that’s hidden in the cross
             Am   F   (Bass (on the D string) F, D)
The finder’s lost
Dm          C
I know I’ve loved you too much
           F            C  F  G
I’ll go on alone to get through

SOLO on Verse Chords:

[Verse 3]
Cm                     G7
I hear Rosetta singing in the night
          C                                         Fm (Bass F, G, G#)
Echoes of light that shine like stars after they’re gone
Cm                          G#
Tonight she’s my guide as I go on alone
         G         Cm
With the music up above

[SOLO] on Verse Chords and on the last Cm
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wikkik 72 Jun 17, 2008 06:48 PM

Real good job -- just one thing; I thought maybe Cm and G# should be switched in the third line of the verse.

Thanks for the chords.

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Chris Fullmer 46 Aug 14, 2008 10:39 PM

Hey, glad someone found it and was able to play through it! I struggled with getting the chords and verses lined up. I need to take a tab publishin 101 class.

As for the chord swapping, yeah I can see that. I think it sounds nice either way, and my ear can't quite differentiate, but it definitely works how you posted it. So play how it sounds best to you, I like both. Thanks for checking this tab out.

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iccilicus 133 Sep 18, 2008 06:00 AM

Great tab!

I agree with wikkik that Cm and G# should be swapped.
Apart from that, pretty spot on.

5 *****

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