Gambler's Prayer (demo)/Tabs

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Transcribed by M_pony

Instrumental Guitar lick*
A  E  A  E

--0x  Repeat
23--
2--1
2--2
---2
----

A
Lord hear my prayer
E
Look down on me
D                     A
I'm not as wealthy as I used to be
     Bm                   F#m
It's not even ten and I'm busted again
D                       E
Why does this happen to me?
A
Give me a sign
E
Show me you care
D                              A
A straight to the Ace Lord, or even a pair
        Bm                     F#m
I can't make it alone and I'll sink like a stone
       D                      E
Unless you can undo what I've done


   D                       A
So Lord lift me up in your tender embrace
D                         A 
Lend me your wisdom, your strength and your grace
D          Adim     A          Abdim F#m
Help me to smash my opponent's fat   face
        D            E             A   E
Oh Lord help me take money from my friends

A E Eaug

A
Deep down I know
          E
That it's only a game
    D                      A
But I want them shaking in terror and shame
          Bm
It's just poker and beer
        F#m
Still I need them to fear me Lord
D                       E
It's not enough just to win

D                           A
Deal me good cards and I'll handle the math
D                            A
We'll take their money while they take a bath
     D            Adim(x01212)    A         Abdim F#m
I'll show them my hand and you'll show them your  wrath
        D            E             A   E   A  E
Oh Lord help me take money from my friends

F#m                 C#aug (x4322x)***
And I don't want to cheat them
A                       B7  
Because I know that's a sin

(fingerpick on D string: 2,3)

F#m              C#aug
I just want to defeat them
            A           B7
And make it hurt when I win
        D           E     Eaug
Make it hurt when I win...


   A
So poke them with sticks
    E
And crush them with stones
D                          A
Chew them up good Lord and spit out their bones
     Bm                     F#m
Make my riches grow and let those bitches know
         D                       E
That you hate them and love only me
D                      A
Burn it all down until nothing survives
D                        A
Make them regret for the rest of their lives
    D             Adim      A        Abdim F#m
The day that they bet their dogs and their wives
        D            E
Oh Lord help me take money from
D            E
Help me take money from
D            E             A    E   A   E   A
Help me take money from my friends 

Chords:
Adim   x01212
Abdim  4x343x
C#aug  x4322x
Eaug   x3211x

* Strum, pick, pick, strum. Play the lick again on 'friends' where A and E repeat. (Caution, do not lick your guitar) 
** In order to not lose your mind playing the A Abdim F#m chords in rapid succession, use a higher inversion of A, like 577655 (E major barred on 5) 
*** C# aug ~= F aug ~= A aug. I didn't even know this before now. Wow.

Ukulele chords by 21st Century Peon, based on M_pony's guitar tab.

For ease of playing on a standard GCEA-tuned soprano ukulele, I have transposed the song from A into C. If playing in a band, make sure that everyone else has retuned their instruments to match yours, because you are the most important member of the group.

Chords:
(using GCEA tuning)
C      0003
G      0232
F      2010
Dm     2210
Am     2000
D#m-5  2320
E7     1202
Gaug   0332
Eaug   1003
D7     2223

NOTE: in the line of each verse preceding "Help me take money from my friends", 
M_pony's transcription uses Cdim instead of D#m-5, and Bdim instead of E7. 
Better uke players than I may wish to keep to those chords.

Cdim   2323
Bdim   1212


Intro:
C      G
3------2-  x2
0-1--3-3-
0------2-
0------0-

C                    G
Lord hear my prayer, look down on me
F                     C
I'm not as wealthy as I used to be
     Dm                   Am
It's not even ten and I'm busted again
F                       G
Why does this happen to me?

C               G
Give me a sign; show me you care
F                               C
A straight to the Ace, Lord, or even a pair
        Dm                     Am
I can't make it alone and I'll sink like a stone
       F                      G
Unless you can undo what I've done

   F                       C
So Lord lift me up in your tender embrace
F                         C 
Lend me your wisdom, your strength and your grace
F          D#m-5      C        E7  Am
Help me to smash my opponent's fat face
        F            G             C       G
Oh Lord help me take money from my friends

C G Gaug

C                          G
Deep down I know that it's only a game
    F                      C
But I want them shaking in terror and shame
          Dm                      Am
It's just poker and beer, still I need them to fear me, Lord
F                       G
It's not enough just to win

F                           C
Deal me good cards and I'll handle the math
F                            C
We'll take their money while they take a bath
     F            D#m-5           C         E7   Am
I'll show them my hand and you'll show them your wrath
        F            G             C   G   C  G
Oh Lord help me take money from my friends

Am                  Eaug 
And I don't want to cheat them
C                       D7  
Because I know that's a sin

(fingerpick on G string: 0,1)

Am              Eaug
I just want to defeat them
C                       D7
And make it hurt when I win
        F           G     Gaug
Make it hurt when I win...

   C                         G
So poke them with sticks and crush them with stones
F                          C
Chew them up good Lord and spit out their bones
     Dm                     Am
Make my riches grow and let those bitches know
         F                       G
That you hate them and love only me

F                      C
Burn it all down until nothing survives
F                        C
Make them regret for the rest of their lives
    F             D#m-5     C        E7    Am
The day that they bet their dogs and their wives
        F            G
Oh Lord help me take money from
F            G
Help me take money from
F            G             C    G   C   G   C
Help me take money from my friends