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Submitted by: Roger Flynn

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

Intro (usually done by piano but can be done by guitar)

e-----------------7--------7*---------------5-----------------
b----4-5-0----4-5----4*-5*-----4-5-2----4-5-------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

The intro can be played on a higher octave too... 


e--11-12-7---11-12-19---11*-12*-19*---11-12-9---11-12-17------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

* listen to see about when these notes are played - they are played 
much faster then the rest.


   Asus2   Bsus2   C#sus2
e---0--------2--------4---
b---2--------4--------6---
g---2--------4--------6---
D---0--------2--------4---
A---0--------2--------4---
E---x--------x--------x---


The song goes in the following order...

     Verse 1 (just piano)
     Chorus (just piano)
     Verse 2
     Chorus
     Chorus
     Ending (repeated words of "I can only imagine" and last part of verse 2)


Verse 1 and 2
  E    Asus2  E    Asus2  E    Asus2

Chorus
  [Asus2]   Bsus2   E     Asus2   Bsus2   E     Asus2   Bsus2   E

Ending
  Asus2   Bsus2   E     Asus2  Bsus2  C#sus2
  Asus2   Bsus2   C#sus2   E   Asus2  Bsus2   E

Comments about this tab

Grimertop - 2004-08-25

By the way, here's another way to play the intro:

e--11-12-7-------7---------7*--------------5---
B------------4-5-----4*-5*-----4-5-2---4-5-----

*faster notes

I think that this sounds a little better, but I guess it's just personal prefrence.

God bless anyone learning to play this awesome song!


Grimertop - 2004-08-25

Another auick note: How in the world do play the nineteenth fret?!

Oh, well.

God bless!

-Ken B.


}Tas{ - 2004-10-16

Asus2 should be:
e---0----
b---0----
g---2----
D---2----
A---0----
E---x----


}Tas{ - 2004-10-16

oops, forgot the rest :P

Asus2 Bsus2 C#sus2
e---0--------2--------4---
b---0--------2--------4---
g---2--------4--------6---
D---2--------4--------6---
A---0--------2--------4---
E---x--------x--------x---

Basicly, just move the fingering up one string.
good tabs though ;)


noodles2400 - 2005-06-18

if u like 2 play the guitar by yourself or u dont have anyone else that can play with you, you might like playing this with the piano or just by yourself for the first verse. (its not as hard it might look) play them all as 8th notes but hold the last note until the next measure (if that makes any sense) if u cant figure out when to or how fast to play it, listen to a soundtrack and make it fit however u want it to. i just think it sounds pretty cool and i figured i'd share it since i haven't seen it anywhere else on any other Christian tabs site.
e----------------------------------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------------------
g------9-8-------8-9-------------9-8-------8-9-------------------------
d----9---------9---------------9---------9-----------------------------
a--7---------7---------------0---------0-------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------
and just so ya'll know i didn't come with this but i forgot who showed it to me

well... hope u like it! God bless!


Jeffrey Trumbo - 2005-07-19

I love this song and I'm glad that I can something like this to help me. I hope whenmy band can perform it that they will injoy it like i do.

Godd Bless!!

Jeff Trumbo


iflysioux - 2005-10-14

I agree with Grimertop, how do you play the 19th fret? I guess it's just something you have to get used to. Great song, and great tab. I'm glad you did it.

><>


gnarlyfresh_mee - 2006-04-22

wow, incredibly good tab.. I love it!!

I'm going to be playing this song with my band for our youth group...

and also you can play the 19th fret with a acustic cutaway or and electric guitar... basically if you try and play the 19th fret on a regular acustic you won't be able to... that's whyt cuttaway's are easier to play.. well

Goodbless <>< <><

-ryan

P.S. any questions... email "nayr890hotmail.com"


hurleyman16 - 2006-05-21

i have seen this song played many diffrent ways but the most succesful was the one i sang solo in our evening church session and in my youth group at first babtist church in fortwalton beach florida. it uses the chords
E-022100
A2-002200
bsus4-024400
the song is:
1st and 2nd verse: E and A2
the chorus is: A2,bsus4,E--
(chorus)
A2:surrounded by your glory
bsus4:what will my heart feel
E: will i dance for you jesus or in awe of you be still
A2: will i stand in your presence
bsus4: or to my knees will i fall
E: will i sing hallelujah will i be able to speak at all
A2:i can only imagine-bsus4- E: i can only imagine
(intro tab)
e--11-12-7-------7-----7----------------5|
b--------------4-5---4-5---4-5-2---4-5--| play intro tab smooth and slow
that is how you play the song from your florida friend nick


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