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Words and Music by Harry Chapin
I tabbed out the intro for Harry Chapin's epic song "Sniper" off his second album.
(capo 3rd fret)
standard tuning

Intro: (played fast, repeat a couple times)
then play this once, and the first intro again:

     A (x02220@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em  A (x02220@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em  A (x02220@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em  A (x02220@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em

A (x02220@1) Em (022000@1)name="chord_320003@1">G	FIt (133211@1)is an early Monday morning.

A (x02220@1)          Em (022000@1)      G (320003@1)  CThe (x32010@1)sun is becoming bright on the land.

A (x02220@1)   Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)   FNo (133211@1)one is watching as he comes a walking.

C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)     D (xx0232@1)   ATwo (x02220@1)bulky suitcases hang from his hands.

A (x02220@1)        Em (022000@1)  G (320003@1)      FHe (133211@1)heads towards the tower that stands in the campus.

A (x02220@1)     Em (022000@1)      G (320003@1)    CHe (x32010@1)goes through the door, he starts up the stairs.

A (x02220@1)  Em (022000@1)         G (320003@1)FThe (133211@1)sound of his footsteps, the sound of his breathing,

C (x32010@1)  G (320003@1)     D (xx0232@1) AThe (x02220@1)sound of the silence but no one was there.

D - Am - D - Am

D (xx0232@1)        AmI (x02210@1)didn't really know him.

D (xx0232@1)AmHe (x02210@1)was kind of strange.

D (xx0232@1)      AmAlways (x02210@1)sort of sat there.

D (xx0232@1)      Am (x02210@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C - Em- (022000@1)AHe (x02220@1)never seemed to change.

A (x02220@1)Em (022000@1)  G (320003@1)FHe (133211@1)reached the catwalk. He put done his burden.

A (x02220@1)       Em (022000@1)    G (320003@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
The four sided clock began to chime.

A (x02220@1)   Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)name="chord_133211@1">F
Seven AM, the day is beginning.

C (x32010@1)  G (320003@1)     D (xx0232@1)       ASo (x02220@1)much to do and so little time.

A (x02220@1)        Em (022000@1)   G (320003@1)FHe (133211@1)looks at the city where no one had known him.

A (x02220@1)       Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)        CHe (x32010@1)looks at the sky where no one looks down.

A (x02220@1)        Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)      FHe (133211@1)looks at his life and what it has shown him.

C (x32010@1)   G (320003@1)   D (xx0232@1)      AHe (x02220@1)looks for his shadow it cannot be found.

D - Am - D - Am

D (xx0232@1)AmHe (x02210@1)was such a moody child,

D (xx0232@1)       Amvery (x02210@1)hard to touch.

D (xx0232@1)   AmEven (x02210@1)as a baby

D (xx0232@1)     Amhe (x02210@1)never smiled too much.

C (x32010@1)   F#mNo (244222@1)no. No no.

F#mYou (244222@1)bug me, she said.

F#mYour (244222@1)ugly, she said.

F#mPlease (244222@1)hug me, I said.

	       GBut (320003@1)she just sat there

BmWith (x24432@1)the same flat stare

	   G (320003@1)        EmThat (022000@1)she saves for me alone

BmWhen (x24432@1)I'm home.

	     GWhen (320003@1)I'm home.

ATake (x02220@1)me home.

A (x02220@1)          Em (022000@1)name="chord_320003@1">G	  FHe (133211@1)laid out the rifles, he loaded the shotgun,

A (x02220@1)    Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)      CHe (x32010@1)stacked up the cartridges along the wall.

A (x02220@1)Em (022000@1)       F (133211@1)    GHe (320003@1)knew he would need them for his conversation.

C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)      D (xx0232@1)            AIf (x02220@1)it went as it he planned, then he might use them all.

A (x02220@1)    Em (022000@1)  G (320003@1)    FHe (133211@1)said Listen you people I've got a question

A (x02220@1)Em (022000@1)        G (320003@1)   CYou (x32010@1)won't pay attention but I'll ask anyhow.

A (x02220@1)  Em (022000@1)         G (320003@1)    FI (133211@1)found a way that will get me an answer.

C (x32010@1)        G (320003@1)      DBeen (xx0232@1)waiting to ask you 'till now.

ARight (x02220@1)now!

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)      Em (022000@1)    G (320003@1)       FI (133211@1)am a lover whose never been kissed.

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)      Em (022000@1)     G (320003@1)        FI (133211@1)am a fighter whose not made a fist.

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)     Em (022000@1)         G (320003@1)  FIf (133211@1)I'm alive then there's so much I've missed.

C (x32010@1)  G (320003@1) AHow (x02220@1)do I know I exist?

AAre (x02220@1)you listening to me?

AAre (x02220@1)you listening to me?

AAm (x02220@1)I?

Am - Am/G - Am - Am/G

A (x02220@1)    Em (022000@1)   G (320003@1)   FThe (133211@1)first words he spoke took the town by surprise.

A (x02220@1)       Em (022000@1)   G (320003@1)     FOne (133211@1)got Mrs. Gibbons above her right eye.

A (x02220@1)          Em (022000@1)      G (320003@1)FIt (133211@1)blew her through the window wedged her against the door.

C (x32010@1)       G (320003@1)       D (xx0232@1)    AReality (x02220@1)poured from her face, staining the floor.

D - Am - D - Am

D (xx0232@1)AmHe (x02210@1)was kind of creepy,

D (xx0232@1) AmSort (x02210@1)of a dunce.

D (xx0232@1)  AmI (x02210@1)met him at the corner bar.

D (xx0232@1)  AmI (x02210@1)only dated the poor boy once,

        C (x32010@1) Em (022000@1)        AThat's (x02220@1)all. Just once, that was all.

ABill (x02220@1)Whedon was questioned as stepped from his car.

ATom (x02220@1)Scott ran across the street but he never got that far.

AThe (x02220@1)police were there in minutes, they set up baricades.

C (x32010@1)	            GHe (320003@1)spoke right on over them in a half-mile circle.

      D (xx0232@1)              C (x32010@1)   Em (022000@1)         AmIn (x02210@1)a dumb struck city his pointed questions were sprayed.

Am - Am/G - Am - Am/G

AmHe (x02210@1)knocked over Danny Tyson as he ran towards the noise.

AmJust (x02210@1)about then the answers started comming. Sweet, sweet joy.

AmThudding (x02210@1)in the clock face, whining off the walls,

AmReaching (x02210@1)up to where he sat there, answering calls.

AmThirty-seven (x02210@1)people got his message so far.

AmYes, (x02210@1)he was reaching them right were they are.

AThey (x02220@1)set up an assault team. They asked for volunteers.

AThey (x02220@1)had to go and get him, that much was clear.

AAnd (x02220@1)the word spread about him on the radios and TV's.

 C (x32010@1)                G (320003@1)              D(optional) (xx0232@1)In appropriately sober tone they asked "Who can it be?"

D - Am - D - Am

D (xx0232@1)           AmHe (x02210@1)was a very dull boy,

D (xx0232@1)    Amvery (x02210@1)taciturn.

D (xx0232@1)          AmNot (x02210@1)much of a joiner,

D (xx0232@1)    Amhe (x02210@1)did not want to learn.

c   F#m
No no.No no.

F#mThey're (244222@1)coming to get me, they don't want to let me

F#m (244222@1)		GStay (320003@1)in the bright light too long.

F#mIt's (244222@1)getting on noon now, it's goin to be soon now.

F#m (244222@1)	    GBut (320003@1)oh, what a wonderful sound!

GMama, (320003@1)won't you nurse me?

Em (022000@1)   C (x32010@1)      A7Rain (x02020@1)me down the sweet milk of your kindness.

GMama, (320003@1)it's getting worse for me.

Em (022000@1)  C (x32010@1)     A7Won't (x02020@1)you please make me warm and mindless?

GMama, (320003@1)yes you have cursed me.

   Em (022000@1)       C (x32010@1)            A7I (x02020@1)never will forgive you for your blindness.

BmI (x24432@1)hate you!

AThe (x02220@1)wires are all humming for me.

AAnd (x02220@1)I can hear them coming for me.

ASoon (x02220@1)they'll be here, but there's nothing to fear.

ANot (x02220@1)any more though they've blasted the door.

Am - Am/G - Am - Am/G

AmAs (x02210@1)the copter dropped the gas he shouted "Who cares?" .

AmThey (x02210@1)could hear him laughing as they started up the stairs.

AmAs (x02210@1)they stormed out on the catwalk, blinking at the sun,

      Em (022000@1)       	 G (320003@1)   EmWith (022000@1)their final fusillade his answer had come.

Em - Em/F# - Em/G - Em/Ab

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)      EmThere (022000@1)is no way that you can hide me.

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)	 EmThough (022000@1)you have put your fire inside me.

AAm (x02220@1)I?

A (x02220@1)       Em (022000@1)    A (x02220@1)C#mYou've (x13321@4)given me my answer can't you see?

BmI (x24432@1)was!

GI (320003@1)am!

    Em (022000@1)       Cand (x32010@1)now I Will Be

AI (x02220@1)WILL BE!!!
Chapin chords from Chapinmusic.com

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