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Sacred Was the Night  Cigar Store Indians

Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997 18:24:35 GMT
From: Jeremy Styron
Subject: TAB: "Sacred Was the Night" by Cigar Store Indians
"Sacred Was the Night"
by Cigar Store Indians from their self-titled album
--This song was tabbed for a guitar to play the bassline,
but if you have a bassist, more power to you.
--Okthis a balladso let the stuff ring.
--Two guitars play this song, one can play the verse chords while
the other plays around with arpeggios of the chords.
Transcribed by Jeremy Styron
(fig 1)
 E ----------10-------------------------------------------
 B -10-------10-------------------------------------------
 G -10-------10(5x-first strum hold chord and let it ring)
 D -10(8x)---8-------------------------------------------
 A -8--------8-------------------------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------------------

(first chord-add periods of accenting during the strumming)
then the bass line comes in
(During this run on the "A" string,
play a few random notes of a "C" chord
while your holding out the open note)
Intro 2
 A -------------3---57530(2x--let ring) -----3-----
 E -1313s-5------------------------------35---6531s8--

(Note: All chords played are barred on higher frets of the guitar)
F (8th fret) C (8th fret)
OhhI asked you
Bb (6th fret) C (8th fret)
Although my heart was breaking
[F]Between me and y[C]ou
[Bb]Our eyes did all of[C] the saying
(fig 1)
 E -10------------------------------
 B -10------------------------------
 G -10-(5x-let ring)---------9------
 D 8----------------------10(6x)-
 A 8-----------------------10------
 E --------------------------8------

How I should turn___________round
(repeat fig 1) F(on "sacred," return to verse chords)
And ask if you how sacred
[C]Sacred was the night[Bb]
[C]When you were by my s[F]ide
[C]The one that I loved[Bb] the love of my life[C]
(IntroBass line again w/ a variation)
(variation) (play around w/ a not or 2
 A -----------3---8-7-5-3-0-- from a "C" chord)
 E 1-3-1-3-5----------------

Verse 2:
(repeat 2nd verse like the first)
Shadows and dreams
Visions of you still holding me
Never fade
For forever with me
Your love remains
(repeat fig 1)
Hearts broken into
As pride walks me right by you
(back to verse chords)
Sacred was the night
When you were by my side
The only one that I loved
Love of my life
Oh sacred
Sacred was the night
(repeat intro 2, the bass line, and over
that another guitar can play the intro 1 chords)

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