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Spirit in the sky   Norman Greenbaum






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"Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
What album it's off of is anyone's guess.

Supermaximum distortion guitar (with light acoustic in the background):
E-------------------------|-----------------------
B-------------------------|-----------------------
G-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---2- (repeat)
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---2-
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5---3h4---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---5---
E-------------------------|-----------------------

A    
When I die and they lay me to rest
A                   D
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
D                   A
Don't you know that when I die
E                                 A
Goin' on up to the spirit in the sky
 
Chorus:
A
Goin' on up to the spirit in the sky
A                         D
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
D                   A
When I die and they lay me to rest I'm gonna
E                          E
Go to the place that's the best.

(repeat main riff)

A 
I've been a sinner, yes, I've sinned
A                        D
But I've got a friend in Jesus
D                A
So you know that when I die
E                                      A
Gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky

Chorus

(repeat main riff)

Solo (play twice)
  (A)                     (G)     (A)                   (D)
E-------------------------------|-----------------------12-14-12-----
B-(12)b14-(12)b14-(12)b14-12-12-|-(12)b14-(12)b14-14-14----------14--
G-------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-------------------------------|------------------------------------
A-------------------------------|------------------------------------
E-------------------------------|------------------------------------

(repeat main riff)
A
Prepare yourself, you know it's a must
A                      D
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
D                   A
Cause you know that when you die
E                                             A
He's gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky

Chorus

(repeat main riff)

Outro "solo" (repeat + adlib)
E-------------------------------------------------------------
B-(10)b12-(10)b12-(10)b12-(10)b12-12-12-----------------------

G-------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

I have dispensed with my usual rhythm markings because I'm just too
lazy right now. If you can't understand my notation, email me. The 
words are _more or less_ right; I may have gotten a few things 
wrongs, but if someone notices or gets disturbed at the change, 
they are probably not too well. I also can't get that ultra-cool
dive-bomb type highway sound. Didja notice that this Jesus song
is by Norman GREENBAUM, which should probably be a Jewish name? Oh
well. Anyway, boogie on, people.
-- 
Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

"Good, bad, I'm the one with the gun."
   --- snappy end-of-file sign-off quote from Army Of Some but not All 
        Darkness

 /
 ^ --- ugly red source of all evil wierd boogie tunes
 V


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