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Sledgehammer Chords

‣ Peter Gabriel
...SLEDGEHAMMER... by Peter Gabriel
 
*from 'So' (1986)*
(modified from Johnny Couchman's original tab: djb@uk.ac.bath.maths)
 
*CAPO 1st FRET*
(Original Key: Ebm)
 
 
[Intro]
 
Dm Bb7 G7 A7
 
 
[Interlude]
 
D  C/D (x4)
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
 C/D             D            C/D  D  C/D
 You could have a steam train,
         D        C/D       D
If you'd just lay down your tracks.
C/D                D    C/D    D      C/D
 You could have an aero-plane, flying,
       D          C/D      D
If you bring your blue sky back.
 
 
[Bridge 1]
 
C/D            Bm                              D
 All you do is call me... I'll be anything you need.
 
 
[Interlude]
 
D  C/D  D  C/D  N.C.
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
 N.C.             D          C/D  D
 You could have a big dipper,
C/D           D       C/D       D
 Going up and down, a-round the bends.
C/D               D      C/D  D       C/D
 You could have a bumper car, bumping,
       D        C/D   D    C/D
This a-musement never ends.
 
 
[Chorus 1]
 
        Bm7  C
I wanna be,
Em7                  Bm7  C
 (Your Sledgehammer).
              Em7           Bm7  C
Why don't you call my name?
           Em7                     Bm7  C
Oh, let me be, (your Sledgehammer),
          Em7
This will be my testimony.
 
D     C/D
 Yeah,
D       C/D
 (Yeah).
 
 
[Interlude]
 
D  C/D  D  C/D  N.C.
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
 N.C.               D         C/D  D  C/D
 Show me round your fruitcage,
            D       C/D   D
'Cos I will be your honey bee.
C/D           D         C/D, D  C/D
 Open up your fruitcage,
          D           C/D          D  C/D
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be.
 
 
[Chorus 2]
 
        Bm7  C
I wanna be,
Em7                  Bm7  C
 (Your Sledgehammer).
              Em7          Bm7  C
Why don't you call my name?
             Em7                      Bm7  C
You'd better call, (The Sledgehammer),
         Em7                     Bm7  C
Put your mind at rest. I'm gonna be;
 
Em7                 Bm7  C
 (The Sledgehammer),
         Em7             Bm7  C
This can be my testimony,     yeah!
         Em7          Bm7  C
I'm your sledgehammer,
          Em7
Let there be no doubt about it.
 
Dm               A7
 Sledge, sledge, sledgehammer.
 
 
[Interlude]
 
Dm  Bb7  G7  Dm  Bb7  G7
                       Get ready!
 
 
[Coda]
 
Dm
 I've kicked the habit, (I've kicked the habit),
Bb7           G7
 Shed my skin, (shed my skin).
Dm
 This is the new stuff, (this is the new stuff),
     Bb7               G7
I go dancing in, we go dancing in. Oh, won't you...
 
Dm
 Show for me, (show for me),
       Bb7          G7
I will show for you, (show for you).
Dm
 Show for me, (show for me),
       Bb7          G7
I will show for you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
 
          Dm
I do mean you, only you,
            Bb7                                 G7
You've been coming through, going to build that power,
Build, build, build, build, build that power.
Dm
 I've been feeding my rhythm,
                      Bb7                        G7
I've been feeding the rhythm, going to feel that power, hey...
 
         Dm
Build in you.
                                              Bb7
Come on, come on help me do, come on, come on help me do.
G7
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you!
 
Dm                                                 Bb7
 I've been feeding my rhythm, I've been feeding my rhythm.
                G7
It's what we're doing, doing all day and night.
 
(Fade)
 
 
CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------
 
   Dm      Bb7     G7      D       C/D
 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0231  x13131  353433  xx0232  xx0010
   Bm      Bm7     C       Em7     A7
 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x24432  x24232  x32010  022030  x02223
 
 
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2008 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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