Mary Chapin Carpenter Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Dead Man Walking"

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DEAD MAN WALKING (A DREAM LIKE THIS) [Mary Chapin Carpenter]
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[Actually in D; capo 5.]
[The guitar is tuned C#AEG#BE; if you don't want to break your strings,
 you can put the capo on 7 and tune to BGDF#AD.]


   F#m(9)           Amaj9/C#         D6(9)            E
E |--------------0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B |----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|
G#|------0---------|------0-------0-|------1-------0-|------0-------0-|
E |----5-------5---|----5-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A |--------4-------|--------4-------|--------0-------|----------------|
C#|5---------------|0---------------|0=1-------------|3-------3-------|
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^
   	[intro: 8 measures (play these 4 measures twice)]
    You never had a dream like this, never felt the cold cold steel
    Slam you like a fist,            break you down until you kneel


     C#m7             D6(9)         [x3]  C#m7             E
E || ----------------|---------------- || ----------------|----------------|
B ||.----------0-----|----------0-----.|| ----------0-----|----------0-----|
G#|| ------0-------0-|------1-------0- || ------0-------0-|------0---------|
E ||.----4-------0---|----0-------0---.|| ----4-------0---|----0-------0---|
A || --------4-------|--------0------- || --------4-------|----------------|
C#|| 0---------------|0=1------------- || 0---------------|3-------3-------|
     ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^       ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^
          Just like a beggar man,
          asking only for redemption
          All the things that can            make a man believe in heaven

F#m(9)  Amaj9/C#  D6(9)  E
[instrumental: 4 measures]

F#m(9)            Amaj9/C#    D6(9)           E
  Fix your eyes upon the bars, memorize their other side
F#m(9)              Amaj9/C#    D6(9)                  E
  Like the tattoos on your arms, the brag so loud and tough that night
C#m7            D6(9)         C#m7               D6(9)
  But now the truth comes out, fast as fear can do your talking
C#m7                   D6(9)           C#m7   E
  It sets you free as one guard shouts,     "dead man walking"

   A(9)             C#m              D6(9)            E
E |--------------0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B |----------0-----|----------------|----------0-----|----------0-----|
G#|------1---------|----------0-----|------1-------0-|------0-------0-|
E |----0-------0---|------5-------0-|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A |0-------0-------|----7-------7---|--------0-------|--------2-------|
C#|----------------|0-------0-------|0=1-------------|3---------------|
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^       ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^
     When neither light nor darkness, when neither night or day

   A(9)             C#m              D6(9)            E
E |0-----0---------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
B |--0-------0-----|----------------|----------0-----|0---------0-----|
G#|----------------|----------0-----|------1-------0-|------0-------0-|
E |----5-------5---|------5-------0-|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A |0-------0-------|----7-------7---|--------0-------|-------2--------|
C#|----------------|0-------0-------|0=1-------------|3---------------|
   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^       ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^
     When neither kind nor heartless, when neither lost or saved

A(9)             C#m              D6(9)            E
  When neither still or moved, when neither held or free
D6(9)     E         D6(9)     E
  Oh, to be so human

Dead man walking [16-bar instrumental, F#m-A-D-E series repeated]

A(9)            C#m               D6(9)          E
  When neither light nor darkness, when neither night or day
A(9)           C#m                D6(9)          E
  When neither kind nor heartless, when neither lost or saved
A(9)             C#m              D6(9)            E
  When neither still or moved, when neither held or free
D6(9)     E          D6(9)   E
  Oh, to be so human, oh to be

F#m(9)           Amaj9/C#             D6(9)           E
  Somewhere in a dream like this where light of love leads us home
F#m(9)                Amaj9/C#        D6(9)              E
  Broken worlds will not be fixed, if vengeance take us as thy own
C#m7              D6(9)       C#m7           D6(9)
  We're just like beggars now, on our knees we hear our names
C#m7      D6(9)        C#m7             E
  God forgives somehow, we have yet to learn the same

[16-bar instrumental, end on last E chord.]



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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