#1
I'm a beginner, this song doesn't sound very difficult but I could use some help. I gather from listening to it that it comprises of simply three chords: D, A, and G. But I have yet to work out the picking pattern of the chords and the manner in which they are occasionally strummed in the song. Could someone tab this please, it's a great song about the war in Iraq.

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I've done a little more listening and it sounds as if the D and A chords are picked as follows:

e|------------------------1-----|-----------------------0-----|
B|-----------3------------------|-----------2-----------------|
G|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----0------------------------|-----2-----------------------|
A|------------------0-----------|-----------------0-----------|
E|------------------------------|-----------------------------|

And the G, maybe this?

e|------------------------3-----|
B|-----------3------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----0------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------3-----------|

Is any of this right. A second opinion from a more discerning ear would be appreciated.
Last edited by escher at Feb 1, 2007,
#2
...Another listen and the G I tabbed above is definitely wrong, the A is probably wrong too. The D still sounds right. Aside from the fingerpicking pattern of the chords, the song goes as follows:

INTRO: D

D
Read about the sorry way he done somebody's daughter
A                                D
Chained her to a heavy thing and threw her in the water
        D
And she sank into the darkness with their baby son inside her
A                                  D
A little piece of truth and beauty died

D
Burnin' up the atmosphere and cuttin' down the trees
    A                           D
The billion dollar bombin' of a nation on its knees
D
Anyone not marchin' to their tune they call it treason
A                           D
Everyone says God is on his side

        D                  G
See the lightnin' hear the cries
       A                          D
Of the wounded of a world in holy war
                        G
Mortal thunder from the skies
        A                                   D
Killin' everything they say they're fightin for

       D              G
Broken babies, broken homes
      A                      D
Brokenhearted people dyin' everyday
                             G
How'd this happen, what went wrong
            A                              D
Don't blame God I swear to God I heard Him say

        D               G
"Not in My name, not on My ground
       A                             D
I want nothin' but the endin' of the war
                        G
No more killin' or it's over
        A                    D
And the Mystery won't matter anymore"

       D                G
Broken dreamers, broken rules
      A                               D
Brokenhearted people just like me and you
                       G
We are children of the stars
            A                              D
Don't blame God I swear to God He's cryin' too

        D               G
"Not in My name, not on My ground
       A                             D
I want nothin' but the endin' of the war
                         G
No more killin', or it's over
        A                    D
And the Mystery won't matter anymore"

D
Read about the sorry way he done somebody's daughter
A                                D
Chained her to a heavy thing and threw her in the water
        D
And she sank into the darkness with their baby son inside
A                                  D
A little piece of truth and beauty died


In the News by Kris Kristofferson (Listen Here)
Last edited by escher at Feb 3, 2007,