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Open G Tuning: D G D G B C


G(add4)  x0000(0)
C        x02010
D7add4   00403(0)
Cii      x05050
D7add4ii x07070
Dadd4ii  00777x


[Picking pattern approximate]
[6/8]
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|--0----1---|-1---------|--0----1---|-1---------|
|---0----0--|--0----0---|---0----0--|--0----0---|
|----0h2--0h|2--------0-|----0h2--0h|2--------0-|
|0----------|----0------|0----------|----0------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

   
   |G        C     |C       G       |
How dare you wear a robe to preside

                                         |[3/8]     |[6/8]  |      |
   |G        C         |C       G        |C         D7add4    
How dare you cover your head to hide your face from God

How dare you smile from behind your beard
To hide the fact

                      |[3/8]          |[6/8]      |          |
 Your heart's a-feared, and waive your rod        
                ------|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                ------|

[chorus]
   |[6/8]
   |C        C     |C      G G    |
How dare you be the one to assess  
   |0------0-0----0|0--------0----|
   |1------0-1----0|1------0-0----|
   |0------0-0----0|0------0-0----|
   |2------0-2----0|2------0-0----|
   |0------0-0----0|0------0-0----|
   |---------------|--------------|

|C           C     |C     G       |
 Me, in this God-forsaken mess     

|              |[3/8] |[6/8]           |                |
|C     C       |C     |Dadd4ii         |C               |
You, a man in a purple dress         A  man in a purple dress
|0---0-0------0|0---0-|----------------|0---------------|
|1---0-1------0|1---0-|7---------------|1---------------|
|0---0-0------0|0---0-|7---------------|0---------------|
|2---0-2------0|2---0-|7---------------|2---------------|
|0---0-0------0|0-----|0---------------|0---------------|
|--------------|------|0---------------|----------------|

[repeat intro]

|G        D7add4    |C    |G     D7add4|C        |
 You are all the same      Gilded and absurd      
(0)------(0)--------|0----(0)----(0)---|0-----(0)|
|0--------3---------|1----|0------3----|1------0-|
|0--------0---------|0----|0------0----|0------0-|
|0--------4---------|2----|0------4----|2------0-|
|0--------0---------|0----|0------0----|0------0-|
|-------------------|-----|------------|---------|

Regal, fast to blame
Rulers by lost word

|C        D7add4 |Cii    D7add4|Gadd4      |      |     |     |
 Men above men or prats with your high hats                 You
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|1---------3-----|5--------7---|10---------|------|-----|----0|
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|2---------4-----|5--------7---|12---------|------|-----|----0|
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|----------------|-------------|-----------|------|-----|-----|

|C           C        |G             |
 priest, you mullah so high       (You)
|0-----------0--------|-------(0)-0--|
|1-------0---1--------|0------(1)-0--|
|0-------0---0--------|0------(0)-0--|
|2-------0---2--------|0------(2)-0--|
|0-------0---0--------|0------(0)-0--|
|---------------------|--------------|

You pope, you wise rabbi

        |C         |Dadd4ii|C               |G   
You're invisible to me, like vapour from the sea 
--------|0----0----|-------|~0--------------|
--------|1----1----|7------|~1--------------|
--------|0----0----|7------|~0--------------|
--------|2----2----|7------|~2--------------|
--------|0----0----|0------|----------------|
--------|----------|-------|----------------|

[repeat intro]

How dare ya, do you think I'll quietly go?
You are much braver than you know
For I can't die
Your staff, your stick, your special cap
They'll protect in hell, what crap
Believe the lie

How dare you be the one to assess
Me, in this God-forsaken mess
You, a man in a purple dress
A man in a purple dress

When you place your frown between my God and prayer
However grand your crown
Or dignified your hair
Men above men or prats in your high hats
You priest, you mullah so high
You pope, you wise rabbi
You're invisible to me, like vapour from the sea

I lovingly mock you noble lords
We all dress up to grant awards
I do that as well
I dare condemn your fashion sense
At least you're not astride a fence
That would not sell
But I will deliver this address
Your soul's condition don't impress
You, a man in a purple dress
A man in a purple dress



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ChingisKhan 10 Sep 17, 2007 06:42 AM

I've had a hard time figuring ths one out,so thanks a bunch

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ARRIS 10 May 21, 2008 02:25 PM

yeah, it's nowhere on the net, thnks!

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copticsaint 42 Jan 21, 2014 12:44 PM

is the tuning of the 1st string to C intentional? true open G has it to D

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