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Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton and Will Jennings

Eric Clapton
Rush Soundtrack (also on Unplugged)
1992
This is a very easy song as long as you water
it down a bit and avoid God's improvisations.
Use the hints above, they will come in handy
throughout the song.  Good luck and have fun!

P.S.   This was the song that I taught myself to
       fingerpick on!
P.P.S. Clapton is God


INTRO and VERSES Play this part for the intro and continue into the verse. The lyrics appear below. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:---------------------|------2h3p2--------5-----5--2--|-----2---2---2---|-3---3---3---3---| G:---------------------|------------2------4-----4--2--|-----2---2---2---|-2---2---2---1---| D:---------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| A:---------------------|-0-----------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------0h2-|-------------------4-----4--2--|---2---2---0---0-|-2-2---2---0---0-| Would you know my name if I saw you in + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-2---2---2---2-------|-----2h3p2--------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2---|-3---3---2---2---| G:-2---2---2---2-------|-----------2------4----4--2--|-----2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---| D:---------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-| A:-0-0---0---0---------|-0---------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------0h2-|------------------4----4--2--|---2---2---0---0-|-----------------| Heaven Would it be the same if I saw you in + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-0---0---2---3-------|-----2h3p2--------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2---|-3---3---2---2---| G:-1---1---2---2-------|-----------2------4----4--2--|-----2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---| D:---0---0---0---------|-----------------------------|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-| A:---------------------|-0---------------------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------0h2-|------------------4----4--2--|---2---2---0---0-|-----------------| Heaven I must be strong and carry on cause I + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-0---0---2---3---|-2-----2-2-------|-2-----2-2-------|-3-----3-3-------|-----------------| G:-1---1---2---2---|-2-----2-2-------|-1-----1-1-------|-0-----0-0-------|---3-----4---6---| D:---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---4-----4---6---| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-2-----2-2-------|-1-----1-1-------|-0-----0-0-------|---2-----4---6---| know I don't belong here in Heaven + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|---.-----.-----------|---- B:-3---3---3---3---|---3-3---3-----------|---- G:-2---2---2---2---|---2-2---2-----------|---- D:---0---0---4---4\|\2-2-2---2-----------|---- A:-----------------|---------------------|-0-- E:-----------------|-----------------0h2-|----
Now, the tab shown above (including the intro) repeats for the second verse and chorus, then we move into the bridge part shown here, then to the solo. Time can bring you down.... knees... C C/B Am7 G F#m + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---------------------|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----------------| B:-2---2---2---2-------|-----1-------1---|-----1---3---3---|-0---0---0---0---| G:-2---2---2---2-------|-----------------|---------2---2---|-0---0---2---2---| D:---------------------|---2-------0-----|---2-------0---0-|-----------------| A:-0-0---0---0-----0h2-|-3-----3-2-----2-|-0-----0---------|-----------------| E:---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3---3-2-2---2-| Time can break your heart... please... beggin' Em F#m G C C/B Am7 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----------------| B:-0---0---0---0---|-1---1-------1---|-----1---3---3---|-0---0---0---3---| G:-0---0---2---0---|-0---------------|---------2---2---|-0---0---0---2---| D:-----------------|---2-------0-----|---2-------0---0-|-----------------| A:-----------------|-3-----3-2-----2-|-0-----0---------|-----------------| E:-0-0---0-2-2-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3---3---3-2-2-| please... + + + + + e:---------------------|---- B:-5---5---5---5-------|---- G:-4---4---4---4-------|---- D:---------------------|---- A:---------------------|-0-- E:-4-4---4---4-----0h2-|----
The solo plays the part which occurs behind the verse, starting from where the vocals enter, and the "Beyond the door..." chorus comes in when that guitar part arrives. The rest of the song just goes the same way.
There are a couple riffs that Clapton throws in that I haven't notated above, and here they are. If you listen you will easily hear them and put them in the right place. name___ If I saw you... + + . + + + + + + e:---------5/7-5-------.-------.---|---------------------| B:-----------------5/7-5-------5---|-3~~~~~~~------------| G:-------------------------4/6-----|---------------------| D:---------------------------------|---------------------| A:---------------------------------|---------------------| E:---------------------------------|---------------------| Would you... + + + + + + + + e:--------------------------------|------------------| B:--------------------2h3p2-------|------------------| G:----------------4-2-------2-----|--2~~~~-----------| D:------------2h4-------------2h4-|------------------| A:--------------------------------|------------------| E:--------------------------------|------------------|
LYRICS: Would you know my name If I saw you in Heaven Would it be the same If I saw you in Heaven I must be strong and carry on Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven Would you hold my hand If I saw you in Heaven Would you help me stand If I saw you in Heaven I'll find my way through night and day Cause I know I just can't stay here in Heaven Time can bring you down; time can bend your knees Time can break your heart, have you beggin' please, beggin' please Clapton's Solo Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure And I know there'll be no more tears in Heaven Would you know my name If I saw you in Heaven Would it be the same If I saw you in Heaven I must be strong and carry on Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven

Created on 2-28-97 by
Daniel E. Smith.