1992 – Matters of The Heart Guitar Tabs

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Matters Of The Heart cover01. Bang Bang Bang
02. So
03. I Used To Be A Sailor
04. The Love That You Had
05. Woman’s Work
06. If These Are The Things
07. Short Supply
08. Dreaming On A World
09. Open Arms
10. Matters Of The Heart

BANG BANG BANG GUITAR TABS
[By David Ribeiro - Tracy Chapman - A Living Legend]

Intro: G D C G
(times) 4 4 6 2

G
 What you go and do
D
 You go and give the boy a gun
C
 Now there ain't no place to run to
C                     G
 Ain't no place to run

When he hold it in his hand
He feel mighty he feel strong
Now there ain't no place to run to
Ain't no place to run

One day he may come back
Repay us for what we done
Then where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run

C
 But one fine day
Em
 All our problems will be solved

 Bang bang bang
                     G D C C
 We'll shot him down

Use the same chords for the other verses.
SO GUITAR TABS
[By Enrique Moraño, emorano@hotmail.com, 2002 for http://www.about-tracy-chapman.net/]

C:   032010 - 	     - 335553
D:   000232 - 032030 - 557775
Em:  022000
Em': 779987

C       D D
C       D D
Em      Em' Em'
Em  	Em' Em'

      C           D   D C         D   D Em      Em' Em' Em
E|----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3----7--------5------7------5-
B|---5---5---3---3---5---5---3---3----8-8------7------8-8----7--
G|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----9---9----7------9---9--7---
D|--------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------

 D   D  C
So  you   make a little money
        D
Off of somebody else's sweat
  C
So some people starve a little
      D
While   you get fat
        Em         D D Em
While you get fat

D D        C
    So you   grind and grind
        D
And you   push and shove
      C
And claim that those most worthy
      D
Will get what they deserve
             Em    D D Em
What they deserve 

    D     D   C
It can't be true
    D     D   C
It can't be true
   D      D   Em                   D
Because I've seen too many hungry faces
      Em                     D
I've seen too many with the likes of you
              Em      D D C
It can't be true
D D Em        Em' Em' Em

 D   D    C
For you everything has it's price
          D
You give nothing away for free
    C
If silence were truly golden
    D
I guess no one could sleep
            Em       D D Em
No one could sleep 

 D   D   C
You have   money at your fingertips
       D
People at your beck and call
            C
And you're fool enough to think for a price
D                             Em     D D Em
 You can have the whole wide world 

    D   D    C
For all our sake's
    D   D    C
And all our lives
 D  D    Em
We must hope the words
                D
That come from your lips
        Em                      D
We must   hope those words are lies
    D   D    C
For all our sake's
    D   D    C
And all our lives
 D  D    Em
We must hope the dreams
          D
Soulless visions that you have
Em               D
   Are never realized 

C
 So you've got a big house
     D
And you drive a fancy car
     Em
So what if your pockets are full
    D
If you have an empty heart
C
 You snap your fingers
    D
And all the waters part
     Em
So what if the people bow down
          D
If they show you no regard
C
  Your left hand
D
Always watches your right

     Em
So what if you trust in God
    D
If you can't sleep at night
C
  You think you've made it
                  D
You think you've got what everyone wants
     Em
So what if you're a big fat man
        D
With an empty little heart

  D  D  C
Who has   made a little money
        D
Off of somebody else's sweat
C
 Who watched the people starve
  D
While you got fat
           Em      Em' Em'
While you got fat
Em                 D D
      You got fat
Em                 Em' Em'  Em
      You got fat
I USED TO BE A SAILOR GUITAR TABS

              D       A
I used to be a sailor
                      D      A
Who sailed across the seas
                    D
But now I'm just an island
           G             D              A
Since they took my boat away from me

             D           G       A
I don't like being stationary
           D          G                    A
I like the rocky wavy motion of the sea
          D               F
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
           G
Hoping one day they'll fall
           A
And set me free

He wrote his epitaph
He wrote his eulogy
He said: I think that I can die now
My true love won't come for me

I don't like...
I used to be...
I don't like...
        D                         A
Set me free, set me free, set me free  x3

   1.Decorate the D chords with:

         E --2^3^2-0---0--
         B ----------3----

   2.You can first play the D's as Dsus2, then add decoration.
   3.Make chorus progression more elegant using: A -> A/C# -> D ->
     D/F# -> G. 

Now, A/C# is x42220 and D/F# is 2(00)232. Play D/F# with your thumb
holding the bass E from above, and then finger the D like you normally do.

OK. I pluck the whole song (at least the verses), so in the D pattern case, I
pluck down the D chord then do the pattern: 

E -0-----0-------0-0-----2^3^2-0---0--------------
B -----2-------2-------3---------3----------------
G ---2-------2-------2----------------------------
D -----------------0------------------------------
A -0-------0--------------------------------------
THE LOVE THAT YOU HAD GUITAR TABS
[By David Ribeiro - Tracy Chapman - A Living Legend]

Notes: Capo on 2nd.

Introduction: C Am G F G C

C                Am
The love that you had
                  G     F G C
In your heart is gone
                Am
Any touch of sincerity
               G        F G Am
Any trace of compassion

(Am)                 G    F
What hardened your heart?
                    G      Am
What turned it to stone?
                G    F
What made you forget?
     G       Am       G      C
You were in love with someone

C                      Am
Your hands don't reach out
                       G    F G C
Your voice doesn't call me
                          Am
I know you've stopped listening
                   G             F   G  Am
Your eyes look straight through me

                        G
If nights are like this
F               G
I'd rather be alone
Am                   G
Who said you could forget
F     G       Am                 C
You were in love with someone?

Am                  G
Tell me what hardened your heart
F                           G
Tell me what turned it to stone
Am                     G
Tell me what made you forget
F     G      Am                C
You were in love with someone

(Same as verse 1)

Was I wrong to forgive
Your indiscretions?
Should I have been more hysterical
Less understanding?

(Same as verse 2)

If you're looking for a villain
Go on assume the role
But don't say that it's my fault
That you're not in love with someone

Am                  G
Tell me what hardened your heart
F                           G
Tell me what turned it to stone
Am                     G
Tell me what made you forget
F     G      Am                C
You were in love with someone

(Same as previous verse)

Tell me there's someone in your life
I'll fight to keep your for my own
Tell me because I really want to know

End in C
Why you can't be in love with someone
OPEN ARMS GUITAR TABS
[By David Ribeiro - Tracy Chapman - A Living Legend]

Notes: Capo on 1st
Introduction:  C F G  C F G F G  C

(C)
If love is what you want
              F
Baby here I am
                               G
If tenderness is what you need
                     C
I've got that to give

If you need some affection
                   F
Baby these are open arms
      G          F          G           C     F G  F
Open arms, open arms, open arms, open arms

F            G                       F
You come home you've had a hard day
                             G
Every door you tried to open
                         F
Was closing in your face
                              G
I'm right here I'll be right here
        C              F  G  C
I'll embrace you

I'll be open with my heart
                F
I'll let you in
                             G
I'll be open with my thoughts
                         C
I'll be your best friend

If you need some attention
                     F
Baby these are open arms
       G          F          G         C
Open arms, open arms, open arms, open arms

F  G  F

                      G
Every corner you turn
                      F
Trouble come your way
                      G
But when you get home

I'll try to be there
           C
And I'll embrace you

F            G
These, these are
F            G
These, these are
F            G
These, these are
       C
Open arms

F G

C

If time is what you need
                         F
Baby I'll stop the clocks
                               G
If you're looking for something
                            C
Maybe I've got what you want

If there's one thing to remember
                                  F
Don't forget that these are open arms
      G          F          G          C
Open arms, open arms, open arms, open arms

F            G
These, these are
F            G
These, these are
F            G
These, these are
       C
Open arms

Open arms
Open arms
MATTERS OF THE HEART GUITAR TABS

Chords used: E, A

  A          E             A
-----0-0------------------------------------------------
---------3-2-0-------0-0---2----------------------------
-------------------------2------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

play it like this: combine plucking the chords and the pattern together,
something like this:

  A          E             A
-----0-0-------------------------0-0--------------------
---------3-2-0-----0-0-0---2---------3-2-... and so on--
-----------------1-------2-----2------------------------
---------------2-------------2--------------------------
---------------------------0----------------------------
-------------0------------------------------------------

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