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From: schnitzi@east.isx.com (Mark J. Schnitzius)

By "Mark J. Schnitzius" <schnitzi@east.isx.com>


and: EricBe@microsoft.com
with help from: Bill Gallagher <billga@isumataq.eskimo.com>

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XTC
"Dear God"
From 'Skylarking'

Fmaj7 A7sus4/D D2
8 0 or 0 0
10 3 3 3
9 0 0 2
10 0 2 0
8 - 0 -
- - 2 -

A verse consists of three of the Am riff:

Am Am Am Am
----0--------0--------0--------0--
----1--------1--------1--------1--
----2--------2--------2--------2--
----2--------2--------2--------2--
-0--0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--
----------1--------3--------2-----
^Thumb ^Pinky ^Thumb

Then two the C riff:

C C/Ab C/D C/F#


-----0--------0-----0--------0--
-----1--------1-----1--------1--
-----0--------0-----0--------0--
-----2--------2--0--0--0-----0--
--3--3--3-----3-----------------
-----------4--------------2-----
^Pinky ^Thumb

Then the falling D riff:

D D Bb E7
-----2--------2--------1--------0--
-----3--------3--------3--------3--
-----2--------2--------3--------1--
--0--0--0-----0--0-----3--0--2--2--
-----------3--------1--1-----------
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with some changes as noted in the score below.

Dear God
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Dear God, hope you got the letter and...
I pray you can make it better down here
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people that you made in your image
See them starving on their feet
'Cause they don't get enough to eat
>From God,
I can't believe in you

Dear God, sorry to disturb you but...


I feel that I should be heard loud and clear
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
And all the people that you made in your image
See them fighting in the street
'Cause they can't make opinions meet
About God,
C D
I can't believe in you

Fmaj7 C G C
Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Fmaj7 D2 (or A7sus4/D)
Did you make mankind after we made you?
A/C# C C/E E7
Am riff
And the devil, too?
C D (2nd time thru)

<bridge> bypass Am thing and go to C riff

Dear God, don't know if you've noticed but...


Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
And us crazy humans wrote it you should take a look
And all the people that you made in your image
Still believing that junk is true
Well I know it ain't, and so do you, dear God
I can't believe in
I don't believe in
Am/F#
I won't believe in heaven and hell
Bb
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
Dm
No pearly gates, no thorny crown
Bb
You're always letting us humans down
G
The wars you bring, the babes you drown
Bb
Those lost at sea and never found
Dm
And it's the same the whole world 'round
Bb
The hurt I see helps to compound
G
That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Bb
Is just somebody's unholy hoax
Dm
And if you're up there you'd perceive
Bb
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
G A
If there's one thing I don't believe in
D2/ D Bb C F G E <- D2 form, use these bass notes
0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3 3 3 3 3
2 2 2 2 2 2
0 - - - - -
- 1 3 - - -
- - - 1 3 0
It's you
Dear God