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##Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi

Em C D ...(Once upon a time, not so long ago ....)
Em                                 
Em/F# (022002)
Tommy used to work on the docks
Em
Union's been on strike. 

He's down on his luck
      C      D           
Em
It's though,   so though.

Gina work the dinner all day
Working for her man. She brings home hre pay
For love, for love.
                       C   D                
Em

She says we've got to hold on to what we've got.
C                 D                           

Em

It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
       C        D                 
Em        C
We've got each other and that's a lot, for love.
      D
We'll give it a shot.
Em  C           D           G                 D7
sus4Woooo, we're halfway there, wooo, livin' on a prayer.
Em       C          D
Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
G  C  D7
sus4Wooo, livin' on a prayer

Tommy's got his six string in hock,
now he's holding in, what he used
 to make it talk
 So though, it's so though.
 Gina dreams of running away
 When she cries in the night, 
 Tommy whispers:Baby it's O.K., some day.
 We've got to hold on ....
 Em  C           D           G                 D7
 sus4Woooo, we're halfway there, wooo, livin' on a prayer.
 Em       C          D
 Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
 G  C  D7
 sus4Wooo, livin' on a prayer
 C
 Livin' on a prayer.
 Solo: 
 Em, C, D, G, C, D ...
 Em                        C   D             
 Em D
 Oooooooooh, we've got to hold on, ready or not      
 C                           D
 You live for the fight when it's all that you've got.
 Bb   Eb        Fsus4     F
 Woooooo, we're half ---- way there
 Bb   Eb  F7
 sus4Woooooo, livin' on a prayer
 Gm      Eb             F
 Take my hand and we'll make it I swear
 Bb  Eb F7
 sus4Woooo, livin on a prayer
 
 
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 Hi, this is my version of Bon Jovis 'Livin' on a prayer'. 
 It is the version from theClub-Gigs 1992 and the same which was played in Europe on the 'Keep the faith' tour. 
 Much better version for acoustic guitar, but if you add the guitar-riff you can play it with a band too. 
 Use capo on 3rd fret. The original is with em - C - D  (without capo), but much harder to sing. Enjoy.
 
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 Livin on a prayer (Bon Jovi)
 Verse 1 am Tommy used to work on the docks, 
 Union's been on strike he's down on his luck
  	    F	  G	
 am It's tough, so tough am Gina works the diner all day working for her man, 
 she brings home her pay
  	    F	  G	
 am For love - for love PreChorus She says:
   			F G			
 am We've got to hold on to what we've got
  		F		G			
 am 'Cause it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
  			F	 G	
 am We've got each other and that's a lot
  	F		G 
 For love - we'll give it a shot 
 Chorus am F	    G		
 am Oh oh We're half way there 
 am F	    G 
 Oh oh, livin' on a prayer 
 am F	    G		
 am Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear 
 am F	    G 
 Oh oh, livin' on a prayer 
 Verse 2 Tommy got his six string in hock, now he's holding in what he used to make it talk 
 So tough, it's so tough Gina dreams of running away, when she cries in the night 
 Tommy whispers : Baby it's okay, someday Pre
 C
 horus 
 Chorus 
 Solo 
 
 We've got to hold on to what we've got 
 You live for the fight when it's all that you've got
 
 Chorus
 
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 Transcribed by Matthias Kiess, July 1995, e-mail: kiess@ipa.fhg.deAny corrections, 
 additions, tabs, tricks, licks... are welcome.