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/ Elton John / Sleeping With the Past (1989) / Sacrifice guitar tab

Sacrifice by Elton John


Note: In this version the song is played on a synthesizer, Key Eb, so it may
be easier for you to capo on the 3rd Fret, although I have guitarified some
parts.


INTRO:

  Eb                Gm                G#
|-3-----3-----3---|-------6-----6---|-8-----8-----8---|-8-----8-----8---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|-----8------8----|-----8------8----|
|-----------------|-5-------------5-|---10-----10---10|---10-----10---10|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-11--------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Eb                Gm                G#
|-------3-----3---|-------6-----6---|-8-----8-----8---|-8-----8-----8---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|-----8----8------|-----8-----8-----|
|-----------------|-5---------------|---10---10-----10|---10----10----10|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-11------------11|-11--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                           It's a human

VERSES:

  Eb                G#                Fm                Bb
|-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-------6-----6---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
|-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
1. sign              when things go wrong          when the scent of her
2. misunderstandings      after the fact                     sensitivity

  Eb                G#                Fm                Bb
|-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
|-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
1. lin  -  gers          and temptations strong              into  the
2. builds a prison       in the final act                       we loose

  Cm                G#                Bb
|-------3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|-6-----6-----6---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
|---5-----5-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------6---|-4---------------|-6---------------|-6---------------|
1. boundary         of each married man            sweet deceipt comes a
2. direction          no stone unturned                      no tears to

  Cm                G#                Bb
|-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|-6-----6---------|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----------------|-------------9---|
|---5-----5-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|-----7-----7-----|-----7-----7---7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|---8-----8-----8-|---8-----8-----8-|
|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------6---|-4---------------|-6-------------6-|-6---------------|
1. calling              and negativity lands                  cold, cold
2. *** you             when jealousy burns                   cold, cold


  [Play the first 8 bars of the Verse again with the following lyrics]


1+2. heart             hard  done  by  you               somethings look
     better   baby     just passin' through                  and it's no


CHORUS :

  Eb                                  G#
|-------3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-4-----4-----4---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-6---------------|-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-4-------------4-|-4-------------4-|
sacrifice             just a simple   word               when two hearts

  Bb                                  Eb
|-------6-----6---|-6-----6-----6---|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3-4-|
|-----6-----6-----|-----6-----6-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
|---7-----7-----7-|---7-----7-----7-|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-6-------------6-|-6---------------|
|-6---------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-----------------|
livin                  into seperate worlds               and it's no

  Eb                                  G#
|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-------4-8-6-4---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4---------4-|
|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-6---------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-4---------------|
sacrifice                         no sacrifice                       no

  Gm                G#      Bb        Eb                Gm
|-------3-----3-3-|-4-----4-6-----6-|-3-----3-----3---|-6-----6-----6---|
|-----3-----3-----|-----4-------6---|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|
|---3-----3-------|---5-------7-----|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-----------------|
|-3-------------3-|-4-------6-------|-----------------|-----------------|
sacrifice               at            all

  G#
|-8-----8-----8---|-------8-----8---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|
|-6-------------6-|-6---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
1.                            mutual
2.                         I gave my


OUTRO:

  Eb                G#                Fm                Bb
|-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|
|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
|-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
heart                                                       i   gave  my


[Repeat the last 4 bars about 1000 times then finish it softly.]


SACRIFICE
by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
transcribed by Ray Allis
This is my interpretation of this song. Capo wherever's comfotable.

   D                          F#m
G                   G
   D                          F#m
G                   G
               D
   Its a human sign
2) misunderstanding
 G                Em
   when things go wrong
2) after the fact
            A            D
   when the scent of her lingers
2) sensitivity builds a prison
 G                 Em               A
   and temptations
strong                                                               2)
in the final act
            D
   into the boundary
2) we lose direction
 G                 A
   of each married man
2) no stone unturned
                         Bm
   sweet deciept comes a calling
2) no tears to damn you
 G                A
   and negativity lands
2) when jealousy burns
              Bm
   cold, cold heart
 G              A
   hard done by you
                    Bm
   some things look better, baby
 G              A
   just passing through
              D
   and its no sacrifice
                 G
   just a simple word
                   A      G
   when two hearts living
                  D
   in to seperate worlds
              D
   and its no sacrifice
      G
   no sacrifice
      F#m     G
   no sacrifice
  A    D         F#m        G        D       F#m       G
   at    all


             D            G            Em           A
3) I gave my all
             D            G            Em           A
   I gave my all

   (repeat ad nauseam)


Elton John albums
2001 Songs from the West Coast
1999 Aida
1997 Big Picture
1993 Duets
1992 The One
1989 Sleeping With the Past
1988 Reg Strikes Back
1983 Too Low for Zero
1982 Jump Up!
1976 Blue Moves
1975 Rock of the Westies
1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
1974 Caribou
1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1972 Honky Chateau
1971 Madman Across the Water
1971 Tumbleweed Connection
1970 Elton John
1969 Empty Sky
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