Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Update 25:10. 13:00. Site is back up running again. Songbooks are recovered. Woring on getting search back up..

Forgiven  Alanis Morissette

Forgiven - Alanis Morissette
Acoustic version from Jagged Little Pill
For reference, see: (
Please note that this is my interpretation of the song! I may not be
playing the exact same chords as on the record, but at least you won't get
booed off stage if you use them. (At least it won't be my fault if it happens!)
I tried my best, but I'm not certain about the accuracy
of the lyrics.
Here are some chord grips for some of the more unusual chords
(the numbers above some of them are recommended fretting fingers):
Aadd9: X-0-[1]2-[4]4-[2]2-(0)
t 1 3 2
F#7: 2-x-2-3-2-(0)
 Bmaj9(no 3rd): 0-2-4-4-4-0 or: X-x-2-4-4-0

Caug: X-3-2-1-1-x
If the chord grips for the Aadd9 and F#7 chords in the intro are too difficult to fret,
alternatively you could play both using a regular E major-shaped bar chord and just lift
your bar finger to let the open e and B strings ring out.

Intro (00:00)
[Aadd9] [F#7]  
[Aadd9] [F#7]  
Verse (00:13)
[Aadd9] You know how us Catholi[F#7]c girls can be. [Aadd9] [F#7]
Aadd9 F#7 Bmaj9(no 3rd)
We make up for so much time a little too late.
E Caug C#m E7
I never forgot it, confusing as it was:
no fun[F#7] with no guilt fe[Am]elings
E Caug C#m E7
The sinners, the saviors, the loveless priests
I'll [F#7]see you next [Am]Sunday
Chorus (1:04)
[D] We all had our [C#]reasons to be th[D]ere,
we all had a [C#]thing or two to [D]learn,
we all needed [C#]something to cling [Bsus4]to, [B]
so we di[C#sus4]d. [C#]
Verse (1:30)
[Aadd9] I sang Alle[F#7]luia in the ch[Aadd9]oir,
Aadd9 F#7 Bmaj9(no 3rd)
I confessed my darkest deeds to an envious man.
E Caug C#m E7
My brothers, they never went blind for what they did,
but I [F#7]may as [Am]well have
E Caug C#m E7
in the name of the Father, the Skeptic and the Son.
I h[F#7]ave one more [Am] stupid question, yeah
Chorus (2:21)
[D] We all had our [C#]reasons to be th[D]ere,
we all had a [C#]thing or two to [D]learn,
we all needed so[C#]mething to cling [Bsus4]to, [B]
so we did.[C#sus4] [C]
Bridge (2:46)
[D] What I learned I reje[E]cted, but I believe ag[D]ain.
I will suffer the conse[C#]quence of his inquisition.
[D] If I jump in this fo[E]untain, will I be fo[F#sus4]rgiven? [F#] [F#sus4] [F]
Chorus (3:12) (single stroke on each)
[D] We all had our re[C#]asons to be ther[D]e,
we all had a [C#]thing or two to [D]learn,
we all needed [C#]something to cling t[Bsus4]o, [B]
so we d[C#sus4]id. [C]
Chorus (3:38)
[D] We all had delu[C#]sions in our h[D]eads,
we all had our m[C#]inds made up for [D]us,
we had to bel[C#]ieve in somet[Bsus4]hing, [B]
so we did[C#sus4]. [B]
Chorus (4:03) (Instrumental, ad-lib vocals)
Dmaj7 (let ring)

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

Aadd9 Am B Bsus4 C C# D E F F# F#7 F#sus4
Rate #1 of 7 versions

Jango Player

Login - add to songbook


You need to log in to post comments