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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Precious Declarations TAB
(corrected version) 12-1-97

by Collective Soul
from the album Disciplined Breakdown

Transcribed by: Matt Miller
mmiller@carroll1.cc.edu
with help from: lamv@spots.ab.ca,
jpalladi@mail.trincoll.edu, 
and the DB book...
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Ok, everybody, here's that new song from Collective Soul.  I figured this
out from listening to the radio a couple of nights ago while messin' with
my friend's guitar.  I don't have the CD, so I am doing this totally from
memory, so I am sure some things are wrong.  I got the lyrics from a
Collective Soul website.
I made some corrections on the riffs and fixed some more things in this
version.

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Tuned down 1/2 step.

Low to high:  Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb

Key of E-minor (Eb minor)

Time signature is 4/4 throughout.



Intro/cool riff:

    1 e + u 2 e + u 3 e + u 4 e + u | 1 e + u 2 e + u 3 e + u 4 e + u

Eb----------------------------------|----------------------------------
Bb----------------------------------|----------------------------------
Gb----------------------------------|----------------------------------
Db------------------------------x-x-|-----------------------------x-x--
Ab----------5p0-----------------x-x-|---------5p0-----------------x-x--
Eb--0---6-7-----0-3---0-0---0---x-x-|-0---6-7-----0-3---0-0---0---x-x--
                                *(3)                              *(3)

These pick scratches are done over the 3rd fret to produce harmonics that
create a more melodic sound for the riff.  

(I think there are a couple of variations on this riff, and I am not sure
 if this is exactly how the riff goes, but it is VERY close)


Verse:


(Palm mute a G5 power chord in straight eighth notes (2 measures)
while gradually releasing palm pressure at the end of the phrase)


P.M.______________________________________

  G5

 "Hitched a ride to the peaceful side of town."  (play cool riff)


Chorus:    (G 320033, C x32033)


  G                   C

 "      Can't crash now............................."


 Chorus riff (played in the background)

Eb---------------------------------------------
Bb--12p10----13p12p10-----12p10----------------
Gb-------12-----------12-------12--------------
Db---------------------------------------------
Ab---------------------------------------------
Eb---------------------------------------------


In the background before this chorus riff is played, there is a lead part:


Eb-----------------------------------------------------------------
Bb-----------------------------------------------------------------
Gb--4~~-4-4--5~~~~------------------7/9---------4\2p0~~~~~~~~~~----
Db-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ab-----------------------------------------------------------------
Eb-----------------------------------------------------------------

 "Ooo--oooo-ohhh  Can't crash now... I've been waiting for this..."


These aren't exact but it should give you an idea of what's going on in
the background.

On the second or third chorus, the riff is doubled by another guitar
playing the riff an octave higher as well.


 Towards the end of the chorus, a Eb5 chord is strummed a couple of times
 for the transition back to the next verse.



 Bridge:


 A5                                    B5

 Once I jumped through hoops of fire,  high and far as you required.


 A5                          B5                       Eb5 (back to verse)

 I was blind, but now I see, salvation has discovered me.


That's about all of the guitar parts...


Here are the lyrics:

Hitched a ride to the peaceful side of town
Then proceeded where thieves were no longer found

Can't crash now
I've been waiting for this
Won't crash now
I found some encouragement
Precious Declaration reads:
Yours is yours and mine
You leave alone now
Precious Declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer

New meanings to the words I feed upon
Wake within my veins elements of freedom

Can't break now
I've been living for this
Won't break now
I'm cleansed with hopefulness

This Precious Declaration reads:
Yours is yours and mine
You leave alone now
Precious Declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer

Once I jumped through hoops of fire
High and far as you required
I was blind, but now I see
Salvation has discovered me

Precious Declaration reads:
Yours is yours and mine You leave alone now
Precious Declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer

Precious Declaration reads:
Yours is yours and mine
You leave alone now
Precious Declaration says
I believe all hope is dead no longer


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This should give you the basics of the song.  Any help would be much
appreciated especially for that fast note chorus riff played in the
background and the ending high-register solo during the pre-chorus.

E-mail me with questions, comments, flames, etc. at
'mmiller@carroll1.cc.edu'


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