Lyrics/chords to "Hymn For The Dudes"

Hymn For The Dudes

(Ian Hunter; Verden Allen)

Intro:
Em, D/f#, Eb/g, F/a, Bb7, A7, D, G (repeat)
(repeat)
G C(g)
God ain't jive
D(f#) C(e)
For I can see his love
G C(g) D(f#) C
As it runs alive
G C(g)
'N one by one
D(f#) C(e)
Through fields of rusted wire
G C(g) D(f#)
The war has just begun
G C(g) D(f#)
Oh, cross over shame like the wise dove
G C(g) D(f#)
Who cares not for fame just for shy love
G B(f#) Emin(g) D(f#) C(e)
'N rejoice for the king ain't lost his throne, oh no
G D
He's still here, you are not alone
(same as above)
Correct your heads
For there's a new song rising
High above the waves
Go write your time
Go sing it on the streets
Go tell the world, but you go brave
Oh my sweet instant Christian you are such a sly clown
Too many questions, no replies now
'N rejoice for the king ain't lost his throne, oh no
He's still here, you are not alone
(same as above)
I got an idea
Go tell the superstar
All his hairs are turning grey
Star-spangled fear
As all the people disappear
The limelight fades away
Cos if you think you are a star
For so long they'll come from near and far [here it goes to A7 instead of B7]
But you'll forget just who you are (yes you will)
You ain't the nazz
You're just a buzz
Some kinda temporary
(Repeat Intro)
(as verses)
Cross over shame like the wise dove
Who cares not for fame just for shy love
Oh-oh, my sweet instant Christian you are such a sly clown
Too many questions, no replies now
'N rejoice for the king ain't lost his throne. Oh no.
He's still here, you are not alone, you are not alone.

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Credits

Transcribed by Tom Acreman; minor correction to the intro by Thomas Lyday

Tom says: I've tried to work this out on piano so the chords are as played on piano, some guitar chords etc. may be different.

Occasionally chords have another note in a bracket after, these indicate the lowest part of the chord played and probably the bass on the actual recording (sounds better on piano anyway!).

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