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Capo 5

Sugar Man by Rodriguez
(Album - Cold Fact - 1970)

Sugar Man by Rodriguez

Chords (as related to Capo5)
Em  Em9 Am7 B7 B11 G   A7  C   F
0   2   0   2   0  3   0   0   1
0   0   1   4   0  0   2   1   1
0   0   0   2   2  0   0   0   2
2   0   2   4   1  0   2   2   3
2   2   0   2   2  2   0   3   3
0   0   x   x   x  3   x   0   1

*** The chord names are written above the words where they are played in the recordings 
for those who sing and play.

*** As always, listen to the song for strumming and chord changes.  This is only a rough 
guide on how to play the song easily. 

*** Also, it sounds to me like he plays without a Capo, and when I perform this song I 
usually play it without a Capo, with a sharp acoustic guitar sound with reverb, and using 
barred chords. 
 
[Intro]
Em Em9
Am7 B7
B7 B7
B7

[Verse 1]
      Em  Em9          Am7    B7          Am7   B11      Em
Sugar Man... won't you hurry...   cos I'm tired of these scenes
      Em       Em9           Am7        B7           Am7     B11   Em
For a blue coin... won't you bring back... all those colours to my dreams

[Chorus 1]
G      Em     A7        C       G        Em    C           F      B11
Silver magick ships you carry - jumpers, coke, sweet 'mary jane'

[Verse 2]
      Em  Em9       Am7          B7      Am7    B11   Em
Sugar Man...  met a false friend... on a lonely dusty road
        Em   Em9        Am7      B7        Am7       B11        Em
Lost my heart... when I found it... it had turned to dead black coal

[Chorus 2]
G      Em     A7        C       G        Em    C           F      B11
Silver magick ships you carry - jumpers, coke, sweet 'mary jane'

[Verse 3]
      Em  Em9           Am7    B7      Am7      B11       Em
Sugar Man... you're the answer... that makes my questions disappear
      Em  Em9         Am7    B7         Am7    B11     Em
Sugar Man... cos I'm weary... of those double games I hear

[Chorus 3]
G      Em     A7        C       G        Em    C           F      B11
Sugar Man, Sugar Man, Sugar Man, Sugar Man, Sugar Man, Sugar Man, Sugar Man

[Interlude]
Em Em9 Am7 Bm7 x6
B7 B7 B7 B7
Em Em Em Em

[Verse 4]
      Em  Em9          Am7    B7          Am7   B11      Em
Sugar Man... won't you hurry...   cos I'm tired of these scenes
      Em       Em9           Am7        B7           Am7     B11   Em
For a blue coin... won't you bring back... all those colours to my dreams

[Chorus 4]
G      Em     A7        C       G        Em    C           F      B11
Silver magick ships you carry - jumpers, coke, sweet 'mary jane'

[Verse 5]
      Em  Em9       Am7          B7      Am7    B11   Em
Sugar Man...  met a false friend... on a lonely dusty road
        Em   Em9        Am7      B7        Am7       B11        Em
Lost my heart... when I found it... it had turned to dead black coal

[Chorus 5]
G      Em     A7        C       G        Em    C           F      B11
Silver magick ships you carry - jumpers, coke, sweet 'mary jane'

[Verse 6]
      Em  Em9           Am7    B7      Am7      B11
Sugar Man... you're the answer... that makes my questions disappear

(fade)

            
            
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alainaleph 98 Apr 27, 2013 01:32 PM

I too bought everything on itunes! Lets support this awesome old man!

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meditonsin 10 May 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Great Tabs! Great artist and a shitty Management/Label! Thanks for the Wake-up call ;)

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Nestor_83 10 Jun 11, 2014 09:52 AM

thanks for the work!

i think its off a bit especially at the chorus.

i play it without capo

your Em xx7555
your Em9 xx6557
your Am7 xx7565
your B7 xx5757 (all chords played with a bar on 5 and i hit sometimes the A string too E string is over the whole song muted with the thumb of the strumming hand - flamenco style ;) )
your B11 x76750 (C7 shape)
Em at the end of each verse: normal Am 002210

Chorus (in my opinion it sounds way to high with your chords)
C Am Dm F (Bar)
C Am Fmaj7 Bb E

and the fading plus intro
x7755x
x7655x
x5756x
x7675x

i play it like that, feels better for me...

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