"Vagabond Dancing" by Derek Shacklett From Vagabond Dancing Words and music by Derek Shacklett Copyright © 1998 Derek A. Shacklett (ASCAP) shacknotes.com independentbands.com Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net Song is in 3/4 time except for the 4-bar "vagabond" riff in 5/4 (which is strummed to the rhythm of the "Mission Impossible" theme). Hammer on the E and A chords, slide to the B and C# chords. Palm mute during verses except on the B chords. 022100 E x02200 A2 (Aadd9) x24400 B4 (Bsus4) x46600 C#m7 x00232 D (D/A) x02220 A x46654 C#m 422444 G#m x24442 B x02210 Am 320033 G x32033 C (Cadd9) x20033 /B (G/B) INTRO: |E . . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | |C#m7. . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | "VAGABOND" RIFF IN 5/4: |E . . D A |E . . D A | |E . . D A |E . . D A | VERSE: |E . . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | |C#m7. . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | |C#m . . |G#m . . |A . . |B . . | |E . . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | |C#m7. . |A2 . . |B4 . . |. . . | |C#m . . |. . . |G#m . . |. . . | |A . . |. . . |. . . |. . . | |B . . |. . . |. . . |. . . | CHORUS: |A2 . . |E . . |A2 . . |E . . | |A2 . . |E . . |B4 . . |. . . | |A2 . . |E . . |A2 . . |E . . | |A2 . . |E . . |B4 . . |. . . |. . . |. . . | BRIDGE: |Am . . |. . . |G . . |. . . | |C . . |. . . |. . . |/B . . | |Am . . |. . . |G . . |. . . | |C . . |. . . |B4 . . |. . . | |B4 . . |. . . |. . . |. . . |. . . | Transcribed 1/17/2000 by T-rev More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRO "VAGABOND" RIFF REST FOR A SINGLE 3/4 MEASURE VERSE 1: Caught between the silence and a very silly grin Your pride has gone and made you the wearer of burning pants again Captured by your costume of a perfect pious life Your closet makes a fragile cage for skeletons hiding inside Forget about the weight that you carry and move to the pulse of Grace CHORUS: Like a Vagabond Dancing his feet take flight Twisting and Twirling around He knows he has nothing so his burden is light Dancing for the freedom he's found Vagabond Dancing... REPEAT VAGABOND RIFF (no rest this time) VERSE 2: You've whitewashed all your laundry but the soil is showing through The halo fit so snuggly looks a little bit crooked on you Are you strangled by the pretense are you tired of your disguise Strip away your shiny rags and be naked for merciful eyes Forget about the weight you carry and move to the pulse of grace REPEAT CHORUS AND VAGABOND RIFF BRIDGE: It's better to be ugly and real than to wear a perfect mask It's better to be broken and carried than to limp on a shiny cast REPEAT CHORUS TWICE END WITH AT LEAST 4 REPETITIONS OF VAGABOND RIFF
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