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MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine

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Title: I Can Only Imagine
Album: Worship Project & Almost There
Artist: MercyMe

(I know that this is played by a piano, but I like playing it on guitar. 
I put in the Notes incase you wanted to play it on the piano.) 
Intro/Verse 1:
  Db E  B  DbE B  Db E  B DbE C# DbE A 
e-11-12-7------7-------*7------------5---
b----------4-5---*4-*5----4-5-2--4-5-----
g----------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

*=eith notes/played quckly;listen to the sound track

(there is no playing in 1st chorus so i just like playing the intro)

Verse 2:
E
EMaj7
A2

E
EMaj7
A2 
E EMaj7
A2 B

Chorus 2:
A2 	
B
E
C#m7
E
B
A2
B
E
C#m7
E
A2 B


that's pretty much it... i don't know how accurate the chorus is but
everything else is pretty accurate :)

if you have any questions email me @ jopelton_66in1@yahoo.com
~Spidey

Comments about this tab

i_will_go_4_u - 2004-03-16

The Db you told us about the piano notes should be either an Eb or a D#. Thanks for submiting and helping me though!!!


rlvazque2004 - 2004-05-20

Just so you know I can only Imagine is song by Bart Millard. Mercy Me is the album. That's all.


KJKJava - 2004-06-10

MercyMe is a band that did a new version of it in 2003. These tabs are okay, but I don't see how some of the chords fit. I just play A2, B, and E in the chorus.


sir david - 2004-07-13

way too confusing however this guy wrote it
at least for me
i am easily confuzzled though


philamy62 - 2004-08-11

Mercy Me is the band. Bart is the lead singer. The band did not "redo" it, they originated it. Bart wrote it. Hope this helps.


Timmy25cz - 2004-08-31

Verse: E Emaj7 A2
Chorus: A2 Bsus E E
Ending: A2 B E, A2 B Emaj7/D# E/C#... A B E

without typing the lyrics the ending part might be confusing to find but its there if you listen to the cd.


junebugjoe2 - 2004-10-14

Bart Millard (for those of you who don't know) is from Greenville, TX. I went to High School with him (class of '91). Cool guy!


Rockin_For_God - 2004-11-27

HEY PEOPLE IM NOT SAYING THIS IS WRONG OR ANYTHING BUT MINE JUST SOUNDS A WHOLE LOT BETTER.HERE IS THE INTRO AND JUST THE INTRO CUZ IM NOT TOO GOOD ON CHORDS.TRY THIS PEOPLE AND I PROMISE IT WILL SOUND SOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER.THANX AND GOD BLESS!!!!!

E--11--12------------7--7----------------------5
B----------12--4--5--------5/4--4--5--2--4--5---
G-----------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------


mely - 2004-12-05

hey guys....i'm kind of new at this thing and I' starting to learn how to play the piano...I really like this song so if anyone out there had this song with piano and send it to me...i'de really apprecianted. thanx.


RockLikeTheSave - 2005-02-06

Does anyone have a tab for the version on Spoken For??????????????? It's Acoustic


ibanezplaya007 - 2005-03-30

i agree somebody put the acoustic tab up please


playforjesus - 2005-04-28

E--11--12------------7--------7*----------------------
B----------12-----------------------------------10----
G--------------8--9-----8*-9*----8--9--6--8--9--------
D-----------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

* means play slightly faster(listen to song to know how fast)
Hey guys, both versions are fine and this way may be a bit easier to play; it's the same notes but up higher so it's less movement on the fretboard.

Keep PLAYING FOR JESUS!!!
God Bless!


anaprababy - 2005-06-29

i believe that it is played like this but i might be wrong thanx. e---------------7--------7---------------5----------------- b----4-5-0---4-5-----4-5-----4-5-2----4-5------------------ that is just intro that is all i could type but thanx for new verion.


surfcali37 - 2005-07-03

yes i dunno if spoken for would be the same as undone(the albun) version but i agree that we need the all acoustic version because it sounds like a very good guitar part


surfcali37 - 2005-07-03

wait now im confused cuz i just looked it up and there is no version of i can only imagine on spoken for


anaprababy - 2005-07-16

e-----------------7--------7----------------5-----------------
b----4-5-0----4-5----4-5-----4-5-2----4-5---------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

e--11-12-7---11-12-19---11--12--19----11-12-17----------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

sorry it took so long to fix i went on a missions trip and just got back...


anaprababy - 2005-07-16

e-----------------7--------7----------------5-----------------
b----4-5-0----4-5----4-5-----4-5-2----4-5---------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

e--11-12-7---11-12-19---11--12--19----11-12-9---11-12-17------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

sorry it took so long to fix i went on a missions trip and just got back...


mm68 - 2005-07-18

I hate to sound ignorant but here goes. I am a new guitarist or at least trying to be abd I have purchased a chord book but I can't find A2 anywhere. Would someone plz be as so kind as to tell me what that is? Thank You

Co-laborers in Christ
Pastor Michael Moulder


jamz_92 - 2005-08-17

A2 Is Played Like This:
X02200


talrcltz505 - 2005-12-20

hey you guys can some one please show me how to read tabs???


GuitarGirl4ever - 2005-12-30

can somebody put the words w/chords please!!!!!


ice_wiz - 2006-02-24

It's against copyright laws to put the lyrics up.


vinnievegas - 2006-11-16

I agree... I would love to see the acoustic version on here!!!


guitar 4 God - 2007-03-13

Awesome song


guitar 4 God - 2007-03-13

i know how you feel mm68 I'm a newbie too and i can't find Gsus or f2 in any books


wwcdf12345 - 2008-07-16

Hey just for some ppl that dont like to move down and back up 2 the 4 5 notes instead of playing 452 play

--------------------------
-----4--5-----------------
-----------6--------------
--------------------------
--------------------------
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