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Chapman, Steven Curtis - Magnificent Obsession

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Magnificent Obsession
Steven Curtis Chapman

He uses some odd chords in the song, so I will tab them out as (I think) he
plays them.  There are some odd timings which I won't write down ('cause I 
don't really know what they are)  So you have to listen to the song.  I will 
just write the order in which the chords go.  And also, to get the true sound 
of the song, you must follow the chords as I have written them down, (meaning 
although the C looks weird, it's right).

(Tuned down 1/2 step)

   E  Emaj7  C#min  Asus Bsus   A2     B     C     D   Use this E in chorus
E--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0
B--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0
G--4-----4-----6-----6-----8-----2-----4-----5-----7-----1
D--6-----6-----6-----7-----9-----2-----4-----5-----7-----2
A--7-----6-----4-----7-----9-----0-----2-----3-----5-----2
E--0-----0-----0-----5-----7-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0

Verse 1
E      Emaj7    C#min    Asus  Bsus
E      Emaj7    C#min    Asus  Bsus
C      D        C        B

Chorus
altE   B        C#min    A2
altE   B        B C#min  B A2
altE   B        C#min    A2
C#min  C#min    C        D

Verse 2
E      Emaj7    C#min    Asus  Bsus
E      Emaj7    C#min    Asus  Bsus
C      D        C        B

Intro tab
E----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G------------------------1h2h/1----------
D-----1h2-----1h2----1h2-------h2---1h2--
A-----2-------2------2-----------0-2-----
E-0-0-----0-0-----0-0--------------------

This is my key for writing the tab
h=hammer on
h/=pulloff(I could'nt think of how else to write it)

That's the whole song that I know, the Bridge chords are probably the same 
chords that we have used already, I just haven't bothered to figure out the 
order.  It will take some listeing and playing with the song to get it right
because of his chord timings, but I know this is right.

Comments about this tab

Chrishawk4 - 2004-10-25

I got this tab around two years ago around when it was added to this website and I am listening to this song right now. The song is perfect and I love it. this song has really touched my heart.


sixstringes777 - 2004-10-26

has anyone noticed that the begging is almost exactly the same as the begging to Steven's song Dive.


JCWannaBe316 - 2004-11-08

This song is much easier with a foote capo. I can give you the chords I play if you'd like. Just get into contact with me. It's still a great tab, and I love this song.


rockstar840 - 2004-12-27

h/- doesnt mean pull off
just use 'P'
P-pull off
anyways great job
this tab sounds great
i love this song
keep praising the lord


c82cj - 2005-02-24

This is a great tab. It does sound like Steven uses an open C#min. which looks like X46650. That way you get the 6 String sound. It sounds Fine hte way you have it just if you are solo this sounds pretty cool. You can also use the Emaj7 as XX2444.


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