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Springsteen Bruce, If I Was The Priest Tabs (ver.1)

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If I Was The Priest Tabs (ver.1)

Springsteen Bruce Tabs
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                Heres my own arrangement to the unreleased Springsteen classic. I arranged
it for guitar and changed the timing a little (of course its impossible to
transcribe Bruces timing on this number). Excuse me if the chords are a
little off from the original version, but it stands alone just fine with the
guitar.

Bruce Springsteen

INTRO (dont play the bottom E string on Intro)

G/B  C/G  G  C/G
G/B  C/G  G  C/G

VERSE

               G      G          D     D            Em      D       C    C/G
Well there's a light -on yonder -mountain  and it's callin' me to shine
           G        G            D      D           Em     D      C    C/G
There's a girl over by the water fountain and she's asking to be mine
               G            G               D     D
And aint that Jesus's hes standing in the doorway
                     Em                D                C      C/G
     with a buckskin jacket, boots and spurs so really fine
            G        G           D       D
He says we need you up in Dodge City son because there's
     Em            D               C (hold)
     oh so many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

G/B  C/G  G  C/G
G/B  C/G  G  C/G

CHORUS
            G              D           Em      D
Well now if Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest if my
Em          D                C          C/G
lady was an heiress and my mama was a thief   oh and
G                 D             C       Am
papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
Em             D                  C (hold)
still too many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

G/B  C/G  G  C/G
G/B  C/G  G  C/G

VERSE

     G               G                 D             D
Now old sweet Virgin Mary she runs the Holy Grail Saloon
                 Em                      D             C
                  C/G
     Where for a nickel theyll give you whiskey and a personally blessed
balloon
        G                   G                     D                      D
And the holy ghost hes the host with the most he runs the berlesque show
                    Em                  D                C              C/G
     Where they let in for free but ooh hit you for your soul when you go
    G                   G                   D                 D
And Mary serves mass on Sunday and then she sells her body on Monday
            Em                  D               C     C/G
     To the bootlegger who will pay the highest price
     G                    G              D            D
Well he dont know he got stuck with the losin Mary stone
     Em                         D              C (hold)
     Junkie whats more shes a boozer   Shes only been made once or twice
     by some kind of magic

G/B  C/G  G  C/G
G/B  C/G  G  C/G

            G                  G                         D              D
Well things aint been sane in heaven ever since big bad Bobby came to town
               Em             D              C                 C/G
     Hes been known to down eleven and then ask for another round
    G        G                      D                D
And me I got scabs on my knees from kneelin way to long
         Em                        D   C             C/G
     You got to take a stand, be a man up where you belong
       G             G           D           D
And forget about the old friends in the old times
                 Em            D                  C (hold)
     But theres just too many new boys trying to work the same line.

G/B  C/G  G  C/G

CHORUS
            G              D           Em      D
Well now if Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest if my
Em          D                C          C/G
lady was an heiress and my mama was a thief   oh and
G                 D             C       Am
papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
Em             D                  C (hold)
still too many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

G/B  C/G  G  C/G
G/B  C/G  G  C/G

VERSE

               G      G          D     D            Em      D       C    C/G
Well there's a light -on yonder -mountain  and it's callin' me to shine
           G        G            D      D           Em     D      C    C/G
There's a girl over by the water fountain and she's asking to be mine
    G            G               D     D
And Jesus's hes standing in the doorway
                  Em   D         C      C/G
     with 6 guns drawn ready to fan
            G        G           D       D
He says we need you up in Dodge City son
          Em         D         C (hold)
     Im already overdue in Cheyane
            
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