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one of us

Joan Osborne




Date:         1 Jan 96 16:45:55 
Subject:      one_of_us.tab

one of us
by joan osborne
off of the album relish

transcribed by evan c. parker
               ecpark@mail.wm.edu

tab for intro and verses and chorus:

            f#m          d            a           em
e+-------------------------------------------------------------+
a+------------------------------------0------------------------+
d+--------------------------------------2----------------------+
g+----------------------------------------2----------0/2-------+
b+-------------2------2--3------------------2--------0/2-------+
e+---2--4--5----------------5-----------------0------0/2-------+

this is *very* rough... she uses lots of distortion so the notes are
difficult to tab... plus she varies it a lot throughout the song.
most of the verses and chorus, though i say are chorded, simply use the
chorded fingering, but pick them apart.


one of us
by joan osborne

(yodel)

oh...
one of these nights at about twelve o'clock
this whole earth's gonna reel and rock...
things thay'll tremble and cry for pain
for the Lord's gonna come in his heavenly airplane.

(picked intro x8)

(chorded verse: f#m  d  a  em)
if God had a name... what would it be?
and would you call it to his face if you were faced with him
in all his glory -- what would you ask if you had
just one question?

(bridge)

f#m              a      e
yeah... yeah... God is great
yeah... yeah... God is good

f#m              e
yeah... yeah... yeah... yeah... yeah...

(picked or chorded chorus)
what if God was one of us?
just a slob like one of us?
just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way
home

(chorded verse)
if God had a face, what would it look like and would
you want to see... if seeing meant that you would
have to believe, in things like heaven and in
jesus and the saints and all the prophets

(repeat bridge)

(repeat chorus)

(chorus extension)
trying to make his way home
like up to heaven all alone
nobody calling on the phone
cept for the pope maybe in rome

(solo: repeat & chorus -- no lyrics)

(repeat bridge)

(repeat chorus & extension)



-------------------------
evan c. parker
ecpark@mail.wm.edu

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 19:44:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Douglas French 
Subject: TAB: One of Us, Joan Osborne


Title          :  One of Us
Music & lyrics :  Eric Bazilian
Performer      :  Joan Osborne
Album          :  Relish
Tab arrangement:  dfrench@site.gmu.edu

Time signature :  4/4
Key signature  :  F#m

Notational and additional info is listed below the arrangement.


Intro (repeat 3 times):
                                                   E (1)
                                                 +---------2---4-----+
                                                 |-------------------|
                                                 |-------------------|
                                                 |-------------------|
                                                 |-------------------|
                                                 +-------------------+
                                                   |   .   +   .


                                   ----------------------------------
                                   1,2,3                             |
1  F#m             D               A                 E
++-5---------------------------------------0-------0-------2---4-----+
||---------2-------2---3---5-----------2-----------0-----------------|
||*--------2-------2-------2-------2--------------------------------*|
||*-----------------------------------------------------------------*|
||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
++-------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


   ----------------------------------
   4                                 |
   A               E
 +---------0-------0-------0---------+
 |-----2-----------0-------0---------|
 |-2---------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|
 +-----------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
                               If

   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
2  F#m             D               A               E
   God had  a  name,                 what would it be? And would you
4  F#m             D               A               E
   call it to  His face,               if you were faced with Him in
6  F#m             D               A               E
   all     His     glory?            What would you ask if you had
8  F#m             D               A               E
   just    one     question?                                   An'
10 D               D5add9          E          Esus Esus E  E   E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         great.
12 D               D5add9          E           E6  E6   E  E   E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         good.
14 D               D5add9          E  Esus Esus E  E       E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        yeah,   yeah,   yeah... What if
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

chorus 1:
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
16 F#m             D               A               E
   God     was     one of  us?                             Just a
18 F#m             D               A               E
   slob    like    one of  us?                             Just a
20 F#m             D               A               E
   stran - ger     on   the   bus,       trying to make his way...
22 F#m             D               A               E
       home...                                                 If
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
24 F#m             D               A               E
   God had a   face,                  what would it look like and would
26 F#m             D               A               E
   you want to  see,                   if seeing meant that you would
28 F#m             D               A               E
   have to believe...                  in things like Hea-ven, and in
30 F#m             D               A               E
   Jesus   and the saints,     and all     the  prophets?      An'
32 D               D5add9          E               E6      E6  E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         great.
34 D               D5add9          E               E6      E6  E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         good.
36 D               D5add9          E  Esus Esus E  E       E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        yeah,   yeah,   yeah... What if
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

chorus 2:
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
38 F#m             D               A               E
   God     was     one of  us?                             Just a
40 F#m             D               A               E
   slob    like    one of  us?                             Just a
42 F#m             D               A               E
   stran - ger     on  the   bus?        Trying to make his way...
44 F#m             D               A               E
       home...                           Trying to make his way...
46 F#m             D               A               E
       home...                          Back up to Heaven  all a-
48 F#m             D               A               E
   lone.                                 No-bod-y  calling on the
50 F#m             D               A               E
   phone...,                         'cept for the Pope, maybe, in
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

52 D               D               E               E
 +-2-----------------------------------------------------------------+
 |-3-------2-------2-----------2---2---2---2---2---2/\---------2p0---|
 |-2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
   Rome...

54 D               D               E               E
 +---------------------------------------------------------7----/9---+
 |-2-----------2-----------2-------7---7---9---9---10--10------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----0---2-------0---4-------0-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

56 F#m             D               A (57)          E
 +-9---9---9---9-9-9p7-7---7-----------------------------------------+
 |-----------------------------101010p99-9-9p7-7---7-----------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------9-----9---6---------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------9-----|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

58 F#m (58)         D               A (59)         E
 +-9---9-9-9p7-----7b9(10)(10)---------------------------------------+
 |-------------10--------------101010--101010p99---9p7-7---7\--------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
60 D               D5add9          E          Esus Esus E  E   E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         great.
62 D               D5add9          E           E6  E6  E   E   E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        God     is...         good.
64 D               D5add9          E  Esus Esus E  E   E   E
   Yeah...,        yeah...,        yeah,   yeah,   yeah,   What if
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

chorus 3:
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .
66 F#m             D               A               E
   God     was     one of  us?                             Just a
68 F#m             D               A               E
   slob    like    one of  us?                             Just a
70 F#m             D               A               E
   stran - ger     on  the   bus?        Trying to make his way...
72 F#m             D               A               E
       home...                             Like a  holy    rolling
74 F#m             D               A               E
       stone...                         Back up to Heaven all a-
76 F#m             D               A               E
   lone.                              Just trying to make his way...
78 D5add9          D5add9          D5add9          D5add9
       home...
80 D5add9          D5add9          D5add9          D5add9
                                         No-bod-y  calling on the
82 D5add9          D5add9          D5add9          D5add9
   phone...,                         'cept for the Pope, maybe, in
84 D5add9
   Rome...
   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


============================================================================

Alternate fingerings are referenced by measure number in parentheses
(e.g. (1)) above pertinant measures.
Timimg mark lines are interspersed throughout where necessary.
Measure numbers are listed down the left side of the page.


Intro, alternate fingering (repeat 3 times):
                                                         E (1)
                                                        -------------------
                                                       |---------7---9-----|
                                                       |-------------------|
                                                       |-------------------|
                                                       |-------------------|
                                                        -------------------
                                                         |   .   +   .

                                                         ------------------
                                                         1,2,3             |
   F#m               D                 A                 E
  -----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------
||-10--------------+-----------------+---------5-------+-5-------7---9-----|
||*--------6-------+-6---7---8-------+-----6-----------+-4----------------*|
||*--------7-------+-7-------7-------+-7---------------+------------------*|
||-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------|
  -----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-------------------
   |   .   +   .     +   .   +   .     |   .   +   .     +   .   +   .

   ------------------
   4                 |
   E
  -5-------5---------
 |-4-------4---------|
 |-------------------|
 |-------------------|
 |-------------------|
  -------------------
   |   .   +   .

                 A (57)                  E
 +-...----------------------------------------------------------+
 |-...-----10-10-10p9--9--9--9p7---7-----7----------------------|
 |-...--------------------------------9--------9-----6----------|
 |-...-----------------------------------------------------9----|
 |-...----------------------------------------------------------|
 +-...----------------------------------------------------------+
           .     |     .     +     .     +     .     +     .

58 F#m (58)
  --(7b)9--9--9--9r7-----...
 |------------------10---...
 |-----------------------...
 |-----------------------...
 |-----------------------...
  -----------------------...
        |     .     +

                 A (59)                  E
 +-...----------------------------------------------------------+
 |-...-----10-10-10----10-10-10p9--9-----9p7---7-----7\---------|
 |-...----------------------------------------------------------|
 |-...----------------------------------------------------------|
 |-...----------------------------------------------------------|
 +-...----------------------------------------------------------+
                 |     .     +     .     +     .     +     .

Notation:
   (7b)9: bend 7th fret up to the 9th fret pitch before picking the string
   9r7  : pick the bent string and release to the original fret pitch
   /    : slide up
   \    : slide down
   h    : hammer on
   p    : pull off
   (n)  : play fret n on a previously bent string

Timing line notation:
   |    : measure start (1st beat)
   +    : beat marks (2nd, 3rd, and 4th beats)
   .    : 8th note marks, used where necessary

Chords:
   D5add9 : xx0230
   Esus   : 022205, 022200
   E6     : 022120


Doug
dfrench@site.gmu.edu



Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 14:34:18 -0500
Subject: One of us - Joan Osbourbne

Artist: Joan Osbourne
Song: One of us
Albium: One of us
=0D
Main riff1
|-2-2-4-5---------0-|
|---------2-2-2-3---|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
What if god was one of us (etc.)
=0D
Main riff2 =

|-2-2-4-5---------0--0-0-0--------------|
|---------2-2-2-3----------3-2----------|
|------------------------------2--------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home (etc.)
=0D
Main riff3
|-0-0-0---------0-0-0---------|
|-------3-2-0-2-------3-2-0---|
|---------------------------2-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
Back up to heaven all alone just like a holy rolling stone =

Nobody calling on the phone except for the pope maybe in rome(etc.)
=0D
Well thats all i could figure out maybe i will finish it later but =

this should get you started. Send questions and comments to =

Marsh26701 @aol.com   -Alex =

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