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Submitted by: bluemoose09

I've wanted to know how to play this song for a long time, but all the other tabs that I looked at on this song are played in 
standard tuning, something that I know Steven Curtis Chapman does not do when he plays this song. I believe this is the exact way he 
plays the song on the CD. Good luck guys!

Live Out Loud

by: Steven Curtis Chapman

Album : Declaration  Copyrighted 2001 Sparrow Records

Tabbed out by David Denis (

Tune Guitar 1 and 1/2 steps down for Album Tuning (Key of Db)

(Chords on bottom of page)

Intro: E* //  A*  - E* //  A*  (x2)

Verse 1:

        E*             (A2)               E*

          (A2)                         E*

            (A2)                       C#m	(Bsus)

        E*          (A2)                      E*

           (A2)                  C#m

                Bsus            E          A2      C#m

        Bsus             E                  A2        C#m

            Bsus      A2           

Chorus 1:

         E* //  A*                E* //  A* 

          E* //  A*                   C#m	   Bsus

        E* //  A*                      C#m     Bsus    

     A2             D*   D#*  E* //  A*     E* //  A* 

           E* //  A*   E  A2

Verse 2:

Think about this: Try to keep a bird from singin',

After it's soared up in the sky

Give the sun a cloudless day and tell it not to shine

Think about this: if we really have been given,

A gift of life that will never end

And if we have been filled with living hope, we're gonna overflow

If God's love is burning in our hearts we're gonna glow

There's just no way to keep it in

Chorus 2: (Same as Chorus 1, except replace || with...)

   A2             D*   D#*   C#m   A2   C#m     

A2         C#m  A2   D*  D#*  

C#m  A2         C#m  A2          C#m  A2        D*   D#*  E*

C#m  A2         C#m  A2          C#m  A2        D*   D#*  E*


E*   E                         

                           D*    D#*  E*        

Key Change: Db --> Eb (Place Capo on 2nd Fret)

Chorus 1: x2 (Chords are the same, relative to Capo 2 of course)

Outro: (Gradually Fades)

E* //  A*     E* //  A*         E* //  A*	E* //  A*

E* //  A*     E* //  A*         E* //  A*	E* //  A*

E* //  A*     E* //  A*         E* //  A*	E* //  A*

E* //  A*     E* //  A*         E* //  A*	E* //  A*


A*: X(12)(14)(14)00
A2: X02200
Bsus: X24400
C#m: X46600
D*: X57700
D#*: X68800
E: 022100
E*: X79900
E* //  A*: Slide from E* to A*

Comments about this tab

bluemoose09 - 2005-10-16

Whoops, sorry bout that guys. I cut out the chords on the 2nd verse instead of the lyrics. Here is Verse 2 for you.

Verse 2:

E* (A2) E*

(A2) E*

(A2) C#m (Bsus)

E* (A2) E*

(A2) C#m

Bsus E A2 C#m

Bsus E A2 C#m

Bsus A2

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