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PUPPET STRINGS
Words & Music By Randy Stonehill
Transcribed by Brent Pacheco

This is the version from Welcome To Paradise, transcribed as closely as I
could from listening to the album.  There are some variations on the album,
but this is the basic gist of it.  I've also added chords that can be
adequately substituded rather than playing exactly what it tabbed out.
Let me know if you find any mistakes!

Intro:    Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

     Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Verse:

     Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     I    can't  keep  from mourning        for   this

     Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     top - sy    tur - vy       world		  With

     Am				Am

E-|--------8-----8-----8-----|--------8-----8-----8-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     all	       it's strife		  and

     D				D

E-|--------10----10----10----|--------10----10----10----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----11----11----11----11-|-----11----11----11----11-|
D-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     pain . . . 

     Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     Mour- ning  for   the lost		    and   the

     Asus4			A	

E-|--------7-----7-----7-----|--------5-----5-----5-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----7-----7-----7-----7--|-----6-----6-----6-----6--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     des -    perate   chil  -  dren		  who

     Am				D

E-|--------8-----8-----8-----|--------10----10----10----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|-----11-----11----11---11-|
D-|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     can't	       re   -   mem - ber	  their

      G	      G     Gsus4 G     G5

E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--12-------12-12-13----12-|--14-------------14-------|
G-|--12-------12-12-12----12-|--12-------------12-------|
D-|--12-------12-12-12----12-|--12-------------12-------|
A-|--10-------10-------------|--10-------------10-------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     names				 and I    can

Chorus:

     C	      C/B      Am       G

E-|--------------------------|--------3--------3--------|
B-|--------1--------1--------|--------0--------0--------|
G-|--------------------------|--------0--------0--------|
D-|-----2--------0--------0--|--------------------------|
A-|--3--------2--------0-----|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--3--------3--3-----------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     feel  it in       my 	soul	    now   the

     C	      C/B      Am       G

E-|--------------------------|--------3--------3--------|
B-|--------1--------1--------|--------0--------0--------|
G-|--------------------------|--------0--------0--------|
D-|-----2--------0--------0--|--------------------------|
A-|--3--------2--------0-----|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--3--------3--3-----------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     end   is    getting   	near        I     can

     C	      C/B      Am       G

E-|--------------------------|--------3--------3--------|
B-|--------1--------1--------|--------0--------0--------|
G-|--------------------------|--------0--------0--------|
D-|-----2--------0--------0--|--------------------------|
A-|--3--------2--------0-----|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--3--------3--3-----------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     hear  the   devil          laughing    and   it's

     C	      C/B      Am       
E-|--------------------------|
B-|--------1--------1--------|
G-|--------------------------|
D-|-----2--------0-----------|
A-|--3--------2--------0-----|
E-|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .   
     ring  ing   in my		

Chorus Ending 1:

    Am				Bm/A

E-|--------8-----------8-----|--------10----10----10----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|-----11----11----11----11-|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .       1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
   ears	. . . . 

    C/A				Am	

E-|--------12----12----12----|--------8-----8-----8-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----12----12----12----12-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

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Chorus Ending 2:

     G		 G     G/F#     E	    E	  Esus4

E-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
B-|--1-----------1-----1-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
G-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--1--------1--1-----2-----|
D-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--2--------2--2-----2-----|
A-|--2-----------2-----2-----|--2--------2--2-----2-----|
E-|--3--------3--3-----2-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     ears 	 We    are      all   like  fool -ish

     E		 E              C	    C/B	  Am

E-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------------------------|
B-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------1--------1--------|
G-|--1--------1--1-----------|--------------------------|
D-|--2--------2--2-----------|-----2--------0--------0--|
A-|--2--------2--2-----------|--3--------2--------0-----|
E-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     puppets 	 Who'r De   -   sir - ing   to    be

     G		 G     G/F#     E	    E	  Esus4

E-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
B-|--1-----------1-----1-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
G-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--1--------1--1-----2-----|
D-|--0-----------0-----0-----|--2--------2--2-----2-----|
A-|--2-----------2-----2-----|--2--------2--2-----2-----|
E-|--3--------3--3-----2-----|--0--------0--0-----0-----|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     kings 	 And   lie      pit   if    ful   ly

     E		 E     E        C	    C/B	  Am

E-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------------------------|
B-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------1--------1--------|
G-|--1--------1--1-----------|--------------------------|
D-|--2--------2--2-----------|-----2--------0-----------|
A-|--2--------2--2-----------|--3--------2--------0-----|
E-|--0--------0--0-----------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
     crippled 	 Af -  ter      cut   ting  our   own

     Am				Bm/A	

E-|--------8-----8-----8-----|--------10----10----10----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|-----11----11----11----11-|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .       1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
   strings  . . . . 

     C/A			Am

E-|--------12----12----12----|--------8-----8-----8-----|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----12----12----12----12-|-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

(Back To Verse)

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