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Sledgehammer  Peter Gabriel

Song: Sledgehammer
Tabbed by: DJ
5th May 2014
A version for acoustic guitar
CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Eb)
Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D = xx0232 G7 = 320001 Em7 = 022030
Cadd9 = x32003 A7 = x02020 Dm = xx0231
Bb = x13331 A7sus4 = x02030
C = x32010 Bm = x24432
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(Intro freely)
 
 e |-----------------|-----------------|------------|-------------------|
 B |---3---/15---3---|---3---/15---3---|---1---/3---|-------------------|
 G |-----------------|-----------------|------------|---2-p0------------|
 D |-----------------|-----------------|------------|--------3--p0------|
 A |-----------------|-----------------|------------|---------------3---|
 E |-----------------|-----------------|------------|-------------------|

(Main riff)
[D] [Cadd9] [D] [Cadd9]  
 
 e |------2--------0---0---|------2-------0---0---|
 B |------3--------3---3---|------3-------3---3---|
 G |------2--------0---0---|------2-------0---0---|
 D |---0-----------2---2---|---0----------2---2---|
 A |---------0--h3---------|---------0-h3---------|
 E |-----------------------|----------------------|

| [Bb]/ / / [C]/ | [G7]/ / / / | [A7]/ / / / | [A7sus4] /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ |
Ye[D]ah - hey, [Cadd9] use it, [D] e[Cadd9]verybody u[D]se it![Cadd9]
[D] [Cadd9] You could have a st[D]eam train, [Cadd9] | [D]/ / [Cadd9] / / |
If you'd ju[D]st lay [Cadd9]down your tr[D]acks,
[Cadd9] You could have an ae[D]ro - [Cadd9]plane--- fl[D]ying,
[Cadd9] If you br[D]ing your [Cadd9]blue sky b[D]ack,
[Cadd9] All you do is c[Bm]all me, I'll be anything you ne[D]ed![Cadd9]
| [D]/__[D]/ /[Cadd9]__/ /[D]
^ ^ ^ ^
You could have a b[D]ig dipper,[Cadd9]
[D] [Cadd9]Going up and d[D]own, all a - [Cadd9]round the be[D]nds,
[Cadd9] You could have a bum[D]per [Cadd9] car, bum[D]ping,[Cadd9]
This a - mu[D]sement [Cadd9]never en[D]ds![Cadd9]
I wanna [Bm]be..[C]. [Em7] your sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] Why don't you [Em7]call my name?
[Bm] [C]Ah! Oh, let me [Em7]be your sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] This will [Em7]be my testimony,
[D] Yeah! [Cadd9] [D] Yeah![Cadd9]
| [D]/ / [Cadd9] / / | [D]/__[D]/ /[Cadd9]__/ /[D]
^ ^ ^ ^
Show me round your fr[D]uit cage, [Cadd9] | [D]/ / [Cadd9] / / |
'Cause I will [D]be your [Cadd9]honey b[D]ee,
[Cadd9]Open up your fr[D]uit cage,[Cadd9] | [D]/ / [Cadd9] / / |
With a f[D]ruit that is [Cadd9]sweet as can [D]be![Cadd9]
I wanna [Bm]be.[C].. [Em7] your sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] Why don't you [Em7]call my name?
[Bm] H[C]ah! You'd better [Em7]call the sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] Put your m[Em7]ind at rest,
I'm gonna [Bm]be...[C] [Em7] your sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] This can[Em7] be my testimony,
[Bm] [C]Hah! I'm your.[Em7].. sledgehammer,
[Bm] [C] Let there [Em7]be no doubt about it!
[Dm] Sledge! [Cadd9] [Dm] Sledge! [Cadd9] | [Dm] / / [Cadd9] / / |
[Dm] Sledge - h[Cadd9]ammer! | [Dm]/ / [Cadd9] / / | [Dm]/ / [Cadd9] / / |
| [Bb]/ / / [C]/ | [G7]/ / / [G]/ | [Dm] / / /[Cadd9] / | [Dm] / / [Cadd9]/ / |
| [Bb]/ / / / | [C]/ [G]/ I keep a - ru[G7]nning!
^ ^
[Dm] I kicked the ha [Cadd9]- bit, (Kicked the ha - [Dm]bit, kicked the ha -[Cadd9] bit!)
[Bb] Shed my skin, [G] (Shed my s[G7]kin!)
[Dm] This is the [Cadd9]new stuff, [Dm] (This is the[Cadd9] new stuff!)
I come..[Bb]. dancing in, we go d[G]an...cing [G7]in!
Oh, won't you [Dm] ...show for[Cadd9] me? [Dm] (Show for[Cadd9] me!)
I will [Bb]...show for you, [G] (Show for [G7]you!)
Please, [Dm] ...show for[Cadd9] me, [Dm] (Show for[Cadd9] me!)
I will...[Bb] show for you! Y[G]eah - yeah! Yeah - yeah!
Y[G7]eah, I do mean [Dm]you! [Cadd9] Only [Dm]you, you've been [Cadd9]coming th[Bb]rough,
A - gonna build that p[G]ower, bu[G7]ild, build up that p[Dm]ower, haaaa,
I've been f[Cadd9]eeding the rh[Dm]ythm, huh, I've been f[Cadd9]eeding the rh[Bb]ythm,
Going to feel that p[G]ower, h[G7]ey... build in [Dm]you! Ahhhh!
Come[Cadd9] on, come on, h[Dm]elp me do! Come[Cadd9] on, come on h[Bb]elp me do,
Y[G]eah - yeah, yeah - yeah! Y[G7]eah - yeah, yeah - yeah, [Dm]you,
I've been [Cadd9]feeding my rh[Dm]ythm, I've been f[Cadd9]eeding my rh[Bb]ythm,
It's what we're d[G]oing, doing..[G7]. all day and [Dm]night,
Ah, come[Cadd9] on, come on, h[Dm]elp me do! Come[Cadd9] on, come on, h[Bb]elp me do,
Y[G]eah - yeah, yeah - yeah! Y[G7]eah - yeah, yeah - yeah, [Dm]you!

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