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"Vagabond Dancing" by Derek Shacklett
From Vagabond Dancing
Words and music by Derek Shacklett
Copyright  1998 Derek A. Shacklett (ASCAP)
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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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