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Eric Clapton Cream tabs

Tears In Heaven guitar chords

From: (Jessie Dotson)

I fingerpick it [2 beats per pattern].  There are a couple of places where a
chord only gets 1 beat - I usually just squeeze the chord [pluck the 4
strings I would've picked simultaneously].

| A       E/G#    |F#m  A| D   A      | E     |
Would you know my name   if I saw you in Heaven

| A       E/G#    |F#m  A| D   A      | E     |
Would it be the same     if I saw you in Heaven

| F#m      |  C#/E#   | Em      | F#   |
  I must be strong     and carry on

|       Bm          |E7sus E7      | A   E/G# |
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

         | F#m  A | D  E7sus E7|  A  |

| C       G/B     | Am              D       |  G   D | Em   D G |
Time can bring you down   Time can bend your knees

| C       G/B     | Am              D     |  G       D   | E    |
Time can break your heart  Have you beggin  please beggin please

There's more lyrics - but this'll give you the basic chord structure.
The |'s are my attempt at giving a mild sense of rhythym - there's
4 beats between |'s.  G/B means a G chord with a B in the bass.
I finger both the E/G# and the C#/E# chords in a open D chord shape
with the thumb wrapped around to the 6th string.  Like this:

      C#/E#                     The E/G# is the same thing played at the
  --X-X------                   4th fret
  T | | 1 | 2
  | | | | 3 |

Eric's version is of course full of little runs and such!  I hope this
helps get you started!!!!!

Jessie Dotson
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