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Skin Deep Chords

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Song: Skin deep
Artist: The Stranglers
Composers: Jet Black, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Hugh Cornwell
           & David Greenfield 
Album: Aural sculpture
Tabbed by DJ
14th Feb 2016

A    = x02220   E  = 022100   Dsus2 = xx0230
D/A  = x00232   D4 = xx0233   E4    = 022200
E/A  = x02100   D  = xx0232   D4/A  = x00233

^ = Emphasise the beat

[Chorus - piano riff]
        E  E5 E     D
e |-----4--7--4--|--5---------------|
B |-----5--5--5--|--7---------------|
G |-----4--4--4--|--7---------------|
D |-----6--6--6--|--7---------------|
A |--------------|--5---------------|
E |--0-----------|------------------|

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

[Intro]
        A    D/A      E/A      D/A   E/A D/A
||:  /  /  /__/  /  |  /__/  /__/  /__/  /  :||[x4]
        ^     ^        ^  ^     ^     ^  ^

[Verse 1]
A              D/A   E/A      D/A   E/A    D/A    A  D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
   Many people    ...tell you that they're your friend,
           A              D/A
You be - lieve them, you need them,
E/A        D/A    E/A   D/A   A       D/A     E/A D/A E/A D/A
      For what's 'round the river bend,
  E                          D4        Dsus2  D         A  D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
Make sure that you're re - ceiving the sig - nals they send,
          E              D4       D  Dsus2     A   D/A    E/A D/A E/A D/A
'Cause, brother, you've only got two hands to lend!


[Verse 2]
A        D/A             E/A   D/A  E/A  D/A  A  D/A    E/A D/A E/A D/A
   Maybe,   ...there's someone who makes you weep,
      A              D/A         E/A
And some nights they loom up a - head,
D/A   E/A  D/A    A   D/A    E/A D/A E/A D/A
When you're a - sleep,
E                       D4            D   Dsus2        A  D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
   Some days, there's things on your mind you should keep,
E                    D4        D   Dsus2    A  D/A     E/A D/A E/A D/A
   Sometimes, it's tougher to look than to leap!


[Chorus]
 A       E4  E       D4          D  Dsus2     A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
(Oo, oo, oo -oo!)  Better watch out for the skin deep,
 A       E4  E       D4          D  Dsus2     A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
(Oo, oo, oo -oo!)  Better watch out for the skin deep,
 E  E5 E  D                 E            E5  E       D
             (Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
               E            E5  E        D
(Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
  D4          D  Dsus2    A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
Better watch out for the skin deep!


[Verse 3]
      A    D/A      E/A      D/A   E/A D/A
|  /  /  /__/  /  |  /__/  /__/  /__/  /  |
      ^     ^        ^  ^     ^     ^  ^
A          D/A      E/A               D/A    E/A D/A    A  D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
   One day  ...the track that you're climb - ing gets steep,
           A                  D/A
Your e - motions are frayed,
           E/A      D/A     E/A D/A   A  D/A    E/A D/A E/A D/A
And your nerves are start - ing  to creep,
            E                  D4          D   Dsus2    A  D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
Just re - member the day's as long as the time that you keep,
E                 D4          D  Dsus2    A       D/A    E/A D/A E/A D/A
   Brother, you better watch out for the skin deep!


[Chorus]
 A       E4  E       D4          D  Dsus2     A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
(Oo, oo, oo -oo!)  Better watch out for the skin deep,
 A       E4  E       D4          D  Dsus2     A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
(Oo, oo, oo -oo!)  Better watch out for the skin deep,
 E  E5 E  D                 E            E5  E       D
             (Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
               E            E5  E        D
(Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
  D4          D  Dsus2    A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
Better watch out for the skin deep!


[Chorus]
 E  E5 E  D                 E            E5  E       D
             (Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
               E            E5  E        D
(Better watch out!)  Watch out for the skin deep,
  D4          D  Dsus2    A       D/A   E/A D/A E/A D/A
Better watch out for the skin deep!


[Coda]
        A    D/A     D4/A      D/A   D4/A D/A
||:  /  /  /__/  /  |  /__/  /__/  /__/   /  |
        ^     ^        ^  ^    ^     ^    ^
      A    D/A      E/A      D/A   E/A D/A
|  /  /  /__/  /  |  /__/  /__/  /__/  /    :||[Repeat]
      ^     ^        ^  ^     ^     ^  ^
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schoben 2,628 Sep 04, 2016 06:06 PM

one of my all time favs! Thanks for sharing this tab..great work!!

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DiddyD 11,923 Sep 04, 2016 07:03 PM

Thanks Schoben, I'm really pleased you like it.
The tremolo'ed guitar is very affective on the record, but Hugh Cornwell is only adding the occasional chord and little riff, so I hope my tab gives more a flavour of what the keyboards are playing, as they are really carrying the song.

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