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Alice Cooper Chord Tablature: Wake Me Gently

Wake Me Gently

Words and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin
From the album Goes To Hell (1976)
Transcribed by Steven Crayn (stevencrayn@yahoo.com)

Wake Me Gently

Words and music by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin 
From the album Goes To Hell (1976)

Transcribed by Steven Crayn 
(stevencrayn@yahoo.com)

Tune down a semitone (Dropped Eb tuning)


Ist Verse

C#m			 B
I was scared to death, afraid to close my eyes

	      A 
And find that I was gone

C#m			 B
Like every other one who left before the dawn

	   A 
I vanished in the air

   A7 
Am I still there


Ist Chorus
 
D	Em  D  G          A
Wake me gently  if you can 

D	Em  D	E	      A
Wake me gently, just touch my hand

D	Em  D	G	    A
Wake me gently,  pull my sleeve

       E	       A	       Gsus4 G 
'Cause where I'm at is where I want to leave


2nd Verse 

C#m			  B
And in my sleep I look so lifeless on this bed

	    A 
Laid out on satin sheets

C#m			  B 
This dream's a novel that I don't dare complete

	 A 
No happy endings read

	    A7 
I think the hero's dead


2nd Chorus

D	Em  D  G          A
Wake me gently  if you can 

D	Em  D	E	      A
Wake me gently, just touch my hand

D	Em  D	G	    A
Wake me gently,  pull my sleeve

       E	       A	        
'Cause where I'm at is where I want to..


Bridge (change to 6/4 time)

G	       D
Leave me to my slumber

    F		    C 
And I'll never come home 

Gm     Eb	    Bb
Please help me, I'm frightened 

   G#			            
Of what's going on (What's going on)

Back to 4/4 time |G#7|


Solo over |C#m|B|A|C#m|B|A|G#|


3rd Verse

C#m			    B
And if I can't wake up will I be all alone

	   A 
A stranded orphan here

C#m			 B
Or will I bump into some other wandering soul

A	       
And will they talk to me

    A7 			  
Somebody, somebody please rescue me


3rd Chorus


D	Em  D  G          A
Wake me gently  if you can 

D	Em  D	E	      A
Wake me gently, just touch my hand

D	Em  D	G	    A
Wake me gently,  pull my sleeve

       E	       A	       D 
'Cause where I'm at is where I want to leave


Outro
 
over repeated 2 bar chord sequence |G|D| x 11 
	
I wanna leave 
I wanna leave 
I wanna wake up 
I wanna leave 
I don't wanna stay 
I wanna leave 
I wanna go 
I wanna go home 
I wanna go home 
Just wake me up 
I wanna go home 
Wake me up please 
'Cause I wanna go home 
I wanna go home 
Wake me 
Wake me
(adlib to vocal fadeout)