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Knapp, Jennifer - Martyrs and Thieves

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"Martyrs and Thieves" by Jennifer Knapp
From "Kansas" (Gotee Records, 1997)
Words and music by Jennifer Knapp
Copyright 1997 Gotee Music/West Hudson Music (BMI)
http://www.jenniferknapp.com
Transcribed by t-rev@ccws.net http://ccws.net/t-rev

Capo 3.  Subtle move from flatpicking to strumming during each verse.

Chord   -  Name
X30033     C2    hammer 5th string 2h3
X20033     G/B   hammer 5th string 0h2
X00230     D9/A
XX0230     D9
022000     Em
X32010     C
X00232     D
320033     G
X32033     C9


INTRO:  C2, G/B, D9/A, G/B, C2, G/B, D9 (x2)

VERSE 1:
          C2           G/B           D9        G/B
There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
   C2            G/B  C2  D9
It presses harsh hope against time
       C2         G/B               D9          G/B
In the absence of martyrs there's a presence of thieves
        C2      G/B  C2  D9
Who only want to rob you blind
          C2 G/B D9          G/B
They steal away any sense of peace
             C2         G/B  C2  D9
Though I'm a king I'm a king on my knees
      C2             G/B            D9       Em
And I know they are wrong when they say I am strong
       C       D       G
As the darkness covers me

BRIDGE:
   D                     C9             G
So turn on the light and reveal all the glory
D         C9    G
I am not afraid
   D                    C9         G      (/F#)
To bare all my weakness knowing in meekness
Em                  D
I have a kingdom to gain

CHORUS:
               G         D           C9           D
Where there is peace and love in the light in the light
  G    D     C9   (/B)(/A)
Oh I am not afraid
            G           D            C9         D
To let Your light shine bright in my life in my life
  G  D  C9 (/B)(/A) G  D  C9
Oh I... am,          I...

REPEAT INTRO

VERSE 2:
There are ghosts from my past who've owned more of my soul
Than I thought I had given away
They linger in closets and under my bed
And in pictures less proudly displayed
A great fool in my life I have been
Have squandered till pallid and thin
Hung my head in shame and refused to take blame
For darkness I know I've let win

REPEAT BRIDGE AND CHORUS

TAG:  C2, G/B (ends with D9)
Can you hear me?

VERSE 3:
Well I've never been much for the baring of soul
In the presence of any man
I'd rather keep to myself all safe and secure
In the arms of a sinner I am
Could it be that my worth should depend
By the crimson stained grace on a hand
And like a lamp on a hill Lord I pray in Your will
To reveal all of You that I can

REPEAT BRIDGE AND CHORUS

OUTRO:
There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
It presses harsh hope against time


Transcribed 3/26/1998 by t-rev@ccws.net
More tab available at ccws.net/t-rev or engr.uark.edu/~tks

Comments about this tab

Guitaralison - 2006-06-15

Could you tab out the flat picking for me? Thanks!!


marandur - 2006-06-16

The part where you go "G/B C2 D9" really fast like at "hope against time" should go "G/B C2 G6 D9" maybe... I don't know that it's called "G6" but it goes xx0022 and they should all be picked once and rapidly move on to the next one. I don't have such a developed ear as some, but I distinctly heard 4 chords and the progression was familiar.


Guitar1598009 - 2006-11-29

Hey Gitaralison I tabed it all out and put it on 911 tabs and ultamate-guitar so if ur interested in the tab its there no wait ill just put on this sit

Peace


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