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New Test Leper  R.E.M.

Subject: r/rem/
From: (John S Kim)
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 23:17:25 EDT
From: Daniel Longmire (
O.K., this should settle for once and for all the majority
of chords for "New Test Leper". Don't try to play it on an
electric (it just doesn't sound the same!)
Chords Used:
D: XX0232
A: X02220
D A G6 (slide) A*
[D]D [A]A [G6]G6 (slide) A*
[D] [A] [G6]  
A B C# D (like everyone else, I haven't figured out the riff yet).
[A] [G6]  
[A] [B] [C#] [D]  
[A] [G6]  
[A]A (h[B]old)[C#] [D]
I think it's:
[Bm] [A] [D]  
[Bm]A (h[A]old[D])
Ends on Em.
From: David Wagner (102017.1777@CompuServe.COM)
[D]I can't [A]say that I [G]love [A]Jesus
[D]that would [A]be a hollow [G]claim.
[D]He did [A]make some [G]observa[A]tions
[D]and I'm [A]quoting them [G]today.
[D]"Judge [A]not lest [G]ye be jud[A]ged."
[D]what a [A]beautiful [G]refrain.
[D]The stu[A]dio audien[G]ce dis[A]agrees.
[D]Have his [A]lambs all gone[G] astray?
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D]  
[D]"You are [a]lost and [G]disillus[A]ioned!"
[D]what an a[A]wful thing to [G]say.
[D]I know [A]this show d[G]oesn't m[A]atter.
[D]It means n[A]othing to [G]me.
[D]I though[A]t I might [G]help them u[A]nderstand
[D]but what an [A]ugly thing to [G]see.
[D]"I am [A]not an [G]animal[A]"
[D]subtitled [A]under the [G]screen.
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D]  
[Bm] [D]  
[Bm] [D] [A]  
[D]When I [A]tried to [G]tell my [A]story
[D]They cut me off [A]to take a b[G]reak.
[D]I sat [A]silent [G]5 commerc[A]ials
[D]I had nothing [A]left to [G]say
[D]The talk show [A]host was [G]index-car[A]ded
[D]All or[A]ganized and b[G]lank
[D]The other [A]guests were [G]scared and h[A]ardened
[D]What a [A]sad [G]parade.
[A] [B] [C#] [D] What a sad parade
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
[A] [B] [C#] [D] [A]Call me a [G]leper
David Wagner (
try out these chords:
Dsus2: X57755
A : XX7650
G : XX5430
Bm : X24432
C#m : X46654
Dsus2 A G (slide up to) A
Dsus2 A G (hold)
(do as many times as it's played...)
(one beat for the first 4 chords; two for the final 2)
A(reg) Bm C#m Dsus2 A G (3x)
A(reg) Bm C#m Dsus2 A (hold)
note that in the chorus, the second 'A' chord DOES NOT have '(reg)'
behind it!
By Mauro Pelella (
D A G ^ A
I can't say that I love Jesus
[D]that would be a[A] hollow c[G]laim.
D A G ^A
He did make some observations
[D]and I'm quoting[A] them today.[G]
D A G ^A
"Judge not lest ye be judged."
[D]what a beaut[A]iful refr[G]ain.
D A G ^ A
The studio audience disagrees.
H[D]ave his lambs a[A]ll gone astray?[G]
Bridge1: A/B-/A/D/D
A G bridge1
Call me a leper
A G bridge 1
Call me a leper
A G bridge1
Call me a leper
"You are lost and disillusioned!"
what an awful thing to say.
I know this show doesn't matter.
It means nothing to me.
I thought I might help them understand
but what an ugly thing to see.
"I am not an animal"
subtitled under the screen.
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
When I tried to tell my story
They cut me off to take a break.
I sat silent 5 commercuials
I had nothing left to say
The talk show host was index-carded
All organized and blank
The other guests were scared and hardened
What a sad parade.
What a sad parade
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Bridge 1 till the end....
Bridge 1 tab:
 E ------------------------------------------------------
 B --------2------------3--------------2--------------3--
 G --------2------------4--------------2--------2---2----
 D ----2------------4-------------2---------0------------
 A -0-----------2-------------0--------------------------
 E ------------------------------------------------------

[----]From: TIMOTHY ASH (
Anyway, I have tabbed the little lead in from the verses to the chorus
for New Test Leper, and also the chords to strum over the tab. Here

chords to strum over the tab are....
0 (an A) 0 0 2 (a D) an A chord a G chord
[2] [3] [5] [3]  
[2]2 [2]0 [4]4 [2]0
0 2 0 x
0 x x x
From: "William M. Quarles" (
Bridge correction
[Bm] [Bm7] [D] [G]  
[Bm] [Bm7] [D] [G] [A] 

Artist: R.E.M.
Album : New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Title : ?New Test Leper?
From/corrections to:
I have a suggested change for the chorus part, using bar chords. It
accompanies an organ playing the same notes.
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A]Call me a [G-D]leper
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A] Call me a[G-D] leper
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A] Call me a[G-D] leper
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A] [G-D]  
For first three lines:
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A] [D]  
 e ----------------------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------5-------5-------
 G ---------------------------7------------------7-----
 D ------7------9------7----7--------7-------7-----7---
 A ----7------9------7----5--------7-------5-----------
 E --5------7------5-------------5-------5------------- 

For last (lead-in) line:
[A] [B] [A] [D] [A] [D]  
 e ---------------------------------------------------
 B -------------------------------------5--5----------
 G ---------------------------7---------------7---7---
 D ------7------9------7----7--------7----------7-----
 A ----7------9------7----5--------7------------------
 E --5------7------5-------------5-------------------- 

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