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Gold to Me  Ben Harper

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 19:48:38 +0100
From: Briac PILPRE <briac@orbital.fr>
Subject: TAB: Gold To Me by Ben HARPER
Gold To Me
 
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Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Fight For Your Ming
Transcribtion & Tab: Briac PILPRE <briac@orbital.fr>
Tuning: DADDAD (from high to low, or low to high, as you want!)
Okay for this one I'll use a chord-like presentation, but when
you see the chord name, you'll have to do a slide up to the chord
(i.e. if it's a G chord, you'll have to slide from F# to G). It's
only for the verse...
For the chorus the strumming technique is really weird. You've got
to rest your guitar on your lap, strum in dead note and lay your slide
on every start of measure (I don't know if I'm very clear, but, anyway,
listen to the record to catch the rythm)
Also, I know there's some mistakes in this transcribtion, so any
comment/ correction/ help in any way would be appreciated!)
so here's the chords for this song:
[D] [A] [D] [D] [A] [D]  
[F] [3] [3] [3] [3] [3] [3]  
[G]D XII [5]12[5]12[5]12[5]12[5]12[5]12
[A] [7] [7] [7] [7] [7] [7]  
you look [G]like gold to me
and I'm not [F]to blind to see
you look like gold[D]
you make me want to say
with all the joy you bring
you look like gold
Like the rays down from the sun
when a new day has just begun
you look like gold
[A]I've been [F]fooled before
[A]but now I [G]know
[A]I've made [F]the mistake in the past
[A]but now I [G]know the difference
[A]from gold and [D]brass
not the kind of gold that you wear
but the kind that can feel my care
you look like gold
some shine when the day is new
but fade when the day is through
but you look like gold
I've been wrong before
but now I know
I've made mistakes in the past
but now I know the difference
from gold and brass
solo:
(You really need to play on an high action guitar with heavy strings
in order to avoid pull-of buzzes with the slide...)
 
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-7--7-7-7---0--0----0--0--3--7-/-5--3p0--7s5--3p0---3-0---------|
 A:--------------------------------------------------------3-0-5---|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-7s5-3--0--0-3-0-3----3--3-3--0-0--3/5/3-0--5-5-5/6-3-0-----/3--|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------/3-5-----|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-------------5--3--5-----0--/3--5-5----0--0-0--3--3-3-3-3--/7-5-|
 A:-3--3-3--/5-----------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:---------------------------------------0h2-----0h2-----0h2------|
 D:------0--0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2/3--2p0h2------0h2-----0h2-----0h2--|
 D:-3/5------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-0h2------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-----0h2-2-2-2-0-2/3------(the solo is more or------------------|
 D:----------------------------less the same as the----------------|
 A:----------------------------beginning after...)-----------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|

you look like gold to me
and I'm down on bending knees
you look like gold
and I just want you to know
to me you mean so much more
than all the gold
you look like gold
finising solo
 
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-(I don't have any-----------------------------3/0-0------------|
 D:--ideas here, all-----3-3-3-3-3-3/5-0----3-3-3------------------|
 D:--I know is that he---------------------------------------------|
 A:--finishes with :-----------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------|

And here's my poor attempt to transcribe the Bass part, which is
pretty much the same as Otis Redding 'My Girl' (Cool Song!)
(for the verses only):
 
 G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------3---3----------3---3---------------------------------|
 A:-1----3/5---5---1----3/5---5------------3---3----------3---3---|
 E:-------------------------------1----3/5---5---1----3/5---5------|


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