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Flood  Jars of Clay

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 22:19:20 -0600 (MDT)
From: (NiCkMaN)
Subject: Flood by Jars of Clay
By: Jars of Clay
Album: Jars of Clay
Capo 3rd fret, or tune up 1 and 1/2 steps.
There are two parts to this song, the 4 chord riff (such as the intro),
and the 3 chord riff. Listen to the song to get the gist of which goes where,
and how to strum. (I like to strum a couple of times really fast, then let
it ring, then change chords).
Riff 1:
A F G B (Barre'd)
Riff 2:
Am G Em (Not Barre'd)
I'm 99.9% sure about riff 2, but not riff 1. It sounds about right.
You could play the barred chords regularly, but for speed, I stick with them.
Chords: (As if played without capo, so translate numbers up by 3)

E A D G B e

[A]Am [5]0 [7]0 [7]2 [6]2 [5]1 [5]0
B 7 9 9 8 7 7
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0
[F]G [1]3 [3]2 [3]0 [2]0 [1]0 [1]3 (Normal)
G 3 5 5 4 3 3 (Barre)

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Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 06:03:53 -0700
Subject: Jars of clay (songs separated by dashed lines)
From: (Bob Silver)
Flood -by Jars Of Clay
Transcribed by: Dan Silver
Address: (
(capo @ the 3rd fret)
intro - Cm Af Bf G7sus (2x)
verse - (palm muted)
Cm Bf G7sus (4x)
chorus - (non-muted)
Cm Bf G7sus (4x)
Cm Af Bf Ef
Cm Af Bf G7sus (3x)
C2 (3&1/2 measures)
repeat verse & chorus
string interlude:sorry guys didn't do the strings but where the vocals
come in try using (same old) Cm Af Bf G7sus progression arpeggiating
each chord.
repeat more stuff and fade
Chords: (chords written from bottom up. . ie (EADGBE)
Cm Af Bf G7sus
(x35543) (466533) (688733) (353533) or (353563)
C2 Ef
(335533) (11,13,13,12,3,3) or (x68833)

Date: Sat, 15 Feb 1997 00:03:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Jars Of Clay: Flood: Guitar and Violin Solo Tab
Subj: Flood:guitar and violin solo tab
Date: 02/14/97

by: Jars of Clay
CD: Jars of Clay
written by: Jars of Clay
Lyrics: Dan Haseltine
from: J.B. ( or (
Copyright:Brentwood Music
Jars plays in an open E tuning on most songs. This interpretation is arranged
for standard tuning.
 E5th------ x 7 9 9 0 0
 D5th------ x 5 7 7 0 0
 C5th------ x 3 5 5 0 0
 B5th------ x 2 4 4 0 0 

These chords have generic names which will be ok for my purposes.
This song is played with a capo on the 3rd fret. All the chords and Violin
solo are played relative to the capo. Listen to the CD for the ryhthm.
INTRO: E5 (2 beats) C5 (2 b.) D5 (2 b.) B5 (2 b.)
Play twice. Let all Strings ring.
VERSES: E5 (2 b) D5 (2 b) C5 (4 b)
Play 4 times while muting the 1st and 2nd strings.
"Rain rain on my....."
PRE-CHORUS: Play 4 times. Same as VERSES. Let all strings ring.
"But if I can't swim...."
CHORUS: PLay 4 times. Same as INTRO. Let all strings ring.
"....When i'm falling..."
GUITAR INTERLUDE between verses: E5th ( 16 beats)

"calm the storms..."
 b-----------------------------------8--7---------"If I cant

There are more parts to the violin harmony that i haven't figured out. Sounds
good anyway.This is MY attempt at this song. It sounds pretty good to me and
pretty close to the album too. Enjoy!
I hope this doesn't get garbled on your computer. i wrote this with my page
filling the screen.It might get goofed if your screen is a small window.

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