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Chapman, Steven Curtis - For The Sake Of The Call

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This is the live Abbey Road version abstract and it is the best I can
come up with. I typed it down following the order of the song as in 
the video, so you don't see the full version of the song. For better
understanding of what has been written, listen back to the video and
try to play along. The key I'm playing is in E major with normal/std.
tuning. Steven plays it a semitone to a tone lower (Eb - D). Try it 
out anyway. Please have mercy on the names that I have given for the 
chords below. They are my own given names for my own guide. Enjoy 
playing the song and e-mail me for any queries if you want to.

God Bless!!



For The Sake Of The Call
Steven Curtis Chapman
(Matthew 4:18-22; John 12:26)


CHORD-HOLDING POSITION:
=======================
X = mute

    Esus   Esus1   AonEsus Aonesus1   Dsus     E    F#msus  G#msus
e: --0--   --0--   --0--    --0--    --0--   --0--   --0--   --0--
B: --0--   --0--   --0--    --0--    --0--   --0--   --0--   --0--
G: --9--   --8--   --9--    --8--    --7--   --1--   --2--   --4--
D: --9--   --9--   --9--    --9--    --7--   --2--   --4--   --6--
A: --7--   --7--   --0--    --0--    --5--   --2--   --4--   --6--
E: --0--   --0--   --X--    --X--    --X--   --0--   --X--   --X--

    Asus     A      Bsus     B      C#7     C#m
e: --0--   --0--   --0--   --0--   --4--   --4--
B: --0--   --0--   --0--   --0--   --0--   --5--
G: --6--   --2--   --8--   --4--   --4--   --6--
D: --7--   --2--   --9--   --4--   --3--   --6--
A: --7--   --0--   --9--   --2--   --4--   --4--
E: --5--   --X--   --7--   --X--   --X--   --4--



INTRODUCTION RIFF :  { LISTEN TO THE ACTUAL CLIP FOR STRUM PATTERN }
-------------------
    Esus   Esus1		    Asus   Asus1

e:-----0-------------- |         ------0-------------- |
B:-----0---0-----0---- |         ------0---0-----0---- |
G:-----9---8-----8h9-- | 2 BARS  ------9---8-----8h9-- | 2 BARS
D:-----X---9-----9---- |         ---9--X---9-----9---- |
A:--7----------------- |         ---0----------------- |
E:--0----------------- |         ---X----------------- |

PLAY INTRODUCTION RIFF FOR ABOUT TWICE (8 BARS) then start the song
at the 2nd bar of the third round...




Nobody stood and applauded them    |>
                                   |> Play the same as the intro
So they knew from the start        |> riff for about 8 bars.
                                   |>
This road would not lead to fame   |>
         Dsus            C#7                F#msus
All they really knew for sure was Jesus had called to them
 G#msus  Asus                  	  Dsus
He said "Come follow me" and they came
     F#msus                A
With reckless abandon they came


Empty nets lying there at the waters edge |>
                                          |> Play the same as the
Told a story that few could believe       |> intro riff for about
                                          |> 8 bars.
And none could explain                    |>
         Dsus        C#7              F#msus             G#msus
How some crazy fishermen agreed to go where Jesus led
     Asus                           Dsus
With no thought for what they would gain
    F#msus               Asus     Asus        Bsus
For Jesus had called them by name and they answered


CHORUS :
		 Esus1/
E  F#msus G#msus Esus   Bsus Asus        F#msus
We will   a......bandon it   all for the sake of the call
		 Esus1/
E  F#msus G#msus Esus   Bsus Asus        F#msus
No ot.....her    reason at   all but the sake of the call
Asus     G#msus   Dsus        A
Wholly devoted to live and to die...


BRIDGE :

B                     C#m
Not for the sake of a creed or a cause
A                    A  B
Not for a dream or a promise
B                    C#m
Simply because it is Jesus who calls 
    A                   Dsus
And if we believe we'll obey
A                       A   B
 And we'll answer....


CHORUS :
		 Esus1/
E  F#msus G#msus Esus   Bsus Asus        F#msus
We will   a......bandon it   all for the sake of the call
		 Esus1/
E  F#msus G#msus Esus   Bsus Asus        F#msus
No ot.....her    reason at   all but the sake of the call
Asus     G#msus   Dsus        A
Wholly devoted to live and to die
        Bsus        E    G#msus A
For the sake of the call....      (Repeat the last line a few
                                   times before ending the song)


jason_acoustics@hotmail.com

Comments about this tab

post mortem - 2004-10-17

i sang this once in youth rally, and it rocks, i tried playing it on D, i guess i'm used of singing only in that key, most of my friends said it was cool! Gbu!


andy__woods - 2005-04-04

wow, amazing job man. I just bought the Abbey Road CD, and love this version of the song, good work on tabbing it out


rockmanco23 - 2006-01-10

this isnt the abby road version. this is the original version, the abby road version is a half step down from this.


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