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Closer To The Heart Tab

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[Intro]

played on an acoustic 12-string

  A(add9)
e|-5------7-------4-------5--5-----4------------------------------|
B|---0------0-------0----------------7--5-------------------------|
G|-----6------6-------6--------6----------6-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---5------7------4------5------4-----------------------------------|
B|-----0------0------0------0------7--5------------------------------|
G|--------------6------6------6---------6----------------------------|
D|-------7-----------------------------------------------------------| x3
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Riff 1]

   G            D(add9)      Fmaj7
e|-------0------------0------------0------------------------------|
B|-----3---3--------3---3--------1---1----------------------------|
G|---4------------2------------2---------2------------------------|
D|-5--------5s4-4--------4s3-3-----------3------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 Asus2 Asus4 A
e|---------------------0------------------------------------------|
B|--0--3--2---2----0h2-------0--3--2------------------------------|
G|--2--2--2------------------2--2--2------------------------------|
D|--2--2--2-----2------------2--2--2------------------------------|
A|--0--0--0------------------0--0--0------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(This part is played on a 6-string acoustic)

         A                  G         D       G        A
And the men who hold high places must be the ones who start
                                           e|--------3-----------|
    A           G       D    A5       G    B|------3---3---------|
to mold a new reality closer to the heart. G|----0---------------|
                                           D|--0-----------------|
  D     A5      G   [arpeggate as shown:]  A|--------------------|
Closer to the heart.                       E|--------------------|

       A                G        D       G         A
The blacksmith and the artist reflect it in their art.
  A       G                  D     A5       G [arpeggate as shown above]
They forge their creativity closer to the heart.
  D     A5      G
Closer to the heart.


[Riff 2]  

(bells arr. for guitar (don't play if your drummer has these bells!)

e|--10~------------------------10~--------------------------------|
B|-------10---8~--7---8---10--------10---8~-----------------------|
G|--11~------------------------11~--------------------------------|
D|-------11---9~--7---9---11--------11---9~-----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Now the 6-string acoustic is joined by a 6-string electric)

   A               G       D         G       A
Philosophers and plowmen each must know his part
    A     A     G    G   D     A      G    G
to sow a new mentality closer to the heart,  yes.
  D     A5      G         G     D   A5  G
Closer to the heart.    Yeah            oh


(Rhythm during solo is: strum D G C A at 4/4 time, changing chords each
        measure)

                
[Guitar Solo]

e|--10b12~~-----10~~----8~----------------7---9-10--9-10-12-------|
B|--10b12~~-----10~~----8~------7--8--10------7-8-----------------|
G|----------------------9~------7--7--7---------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-12-14--12-14-15--12-14-15--14-15-17--17b19~---17b19---------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17b19---17b19r17--12-14-15---15b17---15b16---15b17~------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
B|-15b17r15--15~-15~---17b19r17--17~-17~-----15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15b17~-17-17~-----------10-------------------------------------|
B|-15b17~-17-17~---10b12---10---10b12r10---7s8s7------------------|
G|------------------9b11---------9b11r9----6s7s6----9--7--9b10----|
D|--------------------------------------------------9--7--9b10----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------3-3--3-3-2---|
G|--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4------2-2--2-2-2---|
D|--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5s6----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


[Instrumental]

  A(add9)
e|-5------7-------4-------5--5-----4------------------------------|
B|---0------0-------0----------------7--5-------------------------|
G|-----6------6-------6--------6----------6-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---5------7------4------5------4-----------------------------------|
B|-----0------0------0------0------7--5------------------------------|
G|--------------6------6------6---------6----------------------------|
D|-------7-----------------------------------------------------------| x3
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



      A5      A5      G    G    D       G        A5 A5 A5
Woah you can be the captain and I will draw the chart.
  A5    A5    G   G    D     A5      G   G G
sailing into destiny closer to the heart.
  D     A5      G G G
Closer to the heart.
       D     A5      G
Well closer to the heart.
    G G
Oh yeah

(Rhythm guitar plays D/A5/G pattern as above)

[bend 3/5 and strike repeatedly as below]
Closer to the heart.

[bend 3/5 etc]
Closer to the heart.

         [bend 7/9 and strike repeatedly as below]
I said closer to the heart.

       [bend 15/17 and strike repeatedly as below]    (begin fadeout)
Well closer to the heart.

       [bend 15/17 etc]
Yeah closer to your heart.

[bend 17/20 and strike repeatedly as below]
Closer to your heart.

Whoa ...

e|--------------------------------------17b19~------------|
B|--3b5~----------7b9~-------15b17~-----20b22~------------|
G|--5b7~----------9b11~------17b19~-----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



Chords

A  : [xx7765]
G  : [xx5543]
D  : [xx0232]
A5 : [x022xx]


***********************************************
|~   vibrato or held note
|h   hammer on
|p   pull off
|s   slide
|b   bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
|r   release bend to indicated string/fret
|/   slide up from infinity
|\   slide down into infinity
***********************************************
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puddler wrote on February 2 2004, 12:00 am

good work.

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anynamehere wrote on December 1 2004, 12:00 am

nice tab

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metaljunkie22 wrote on January 11 2005, 12:00 am

its overall good, but i think when the electric plays the chords its the main g and a chords instead of the ones you have but everything else is awesome

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