#1
e--8
b--8
g--5
d--5
a--7

Also would you have the thumb over the neck or behind the neck?

Its a C major inversion that Richard Fortus plays in the intro to Knocking on Heaven's door (Guns N Roses).

I swear its really tricky for me... I bar the high e and B with the pinky, D and G with the index and the A string with the middle finger, wrap my thumb around the neck and even then I can barely get all the notes to ring out clearly. I have to bend and push really hard on my pinky to get the high E to ring out, this makes it hard to fret the G with the index so I have to push really hard on the index as well and while Im doing that I have to bend the middle finger in an weird way to avoid muting the D string.

I can only play it sitting down but the guy plays it with his thumb behind the neck with the guitar hanging quite low.
#2
That chord at the moment is impossible for me to play without having my thumb round the back of the neck. Definitely no thumb-over-the-top action going on for me.

I can finger it a variety of ways but getting clarity out of the strings is hard due to it being difficult to get fingers onto their tips.

Hard chord that one.
#3
Barre the 5th fret with my index, middle finger on the E, ring finger on the G and pinky on the C.
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