FIRST PRAYER
Words & Music By Randy Stonehill
Transcribed by Brent Pacheco

This is from the album Welcome To Paradise, transcribed as closely as I could
from listening to the album.  There are some variations on the album, but this
is the basic gist of it.  I've also added chords that can be adequately substituded
rather than playing exactly what it tabbed out.  Let me know if you find any mistakes!


VERSE 1:

I've been...

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     Waitin'     For 	A    Long 	Long	     Time

     Bm			     A			     E

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     Hopin'      Your  A     Friend      Of 	     Mine

    Asus4	       Asus4	    		     A
	
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     If There's  One Thing That I Need To 	     Do                                  Well That's

     G						     D			     A	
	
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     To    Find  Out         More  About             You				I     Have

    Bm			     A		       E		 E		    

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     Been  Wonderin'   All  Of           My    Days		 		   So    if    You're

     G			     Asus  A		     D	

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      There			Show   Me    The Way

     A7sus4					      A

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VERSE 2:

I see

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     People      In    A     World       Of          Lies				 

     Bm			     A			     G                G/F#   E	  

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     Starin'     Out   Thru  Lonely      Eyes

    Asus4	       Asus4	    		     A
	
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     Watching    As    The   Years Go    By

     G						     D			     A	
	
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     Knowing     They're     Living    	  Only To    Die         		    There  Must Be	     

    Bm			     A		       E		 E		    

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     Somethin'         Missin'           Somewhere		       	     So    If    You're

     G			     Asus  A		     D	

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     Listenin'               Answer      This        Prayer


Instrumental Interlude:

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   Bm			     			   Esus4                    E

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     A	         A7sus4						 A

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     G					       D	

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Bridge:

     A 		       G		 	     F#m	       Bm		 A     D	

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     I     	 will        follow		     If    you'll lead me

     D						     E		       A
	
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     		 Help  me          make  a     stand

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$									     	
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     If you'll        breathe      new         breath inside                 me

    G		       F#m7			     E

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     I'll                    believe you 	     can

     A		             G			     D

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     I'll  believe you can


     A7sus4		     A

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VERSE 3:

Well, I...

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     Never       Really      Learned     To    Pray			 

     Bm			     A			     G                G/F#  E

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     But   You   Know   What I'm   Tryin' To   Say

    Asus4	       Asus4	    		     A
	
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     I     Don't Want  My    Life        To    End		             		Not   Ever  

     G						     D			     A	
	
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     Knowing		     Why   It    	Began 		       So    If     You'll

    Bm			     A		       E		 E		    

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     Trust Me                I'll  Do    My    Best			     And   I'll  Be    Trusting

     G			     Asus  A		     

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     You         	     For         The    Rest

     D					       A		       A  Asus4          A	

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     D					       A		       A  Asus4          A	

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     D					       A		       A  Asus4          A	

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