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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week we have a more recent hit from Hozier and his single Take Me To Church Guitar Tutorial. This song is fairly easy to learn and has some fairly basic strumming patterns so it’s great for beginners.

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-Dave T

[Verse 1]
Em              Am    Em                       Am    G
My lover's got humour, she's the giggle at a funeral
                         Am  Em                            Am   Em
Knows everybody's disapproval, I should've worshipped her sooner
                    Am       Em                     Am         G
If the Heavens ever did speak, she is the last true mouthpiece
                        Am      Em                 Am      D
Every Sunday's getting more bleak, a fresh poison each week
                    C                
'We were born sick,' you heard them say it
Em                   Am      Em                             Am       G
My church offers no absolutes, she tells me 'worship in the bedroom'
                        Am    Em                   Am      D
The only heaven I'll be sent to is when I'm alone with you
               C
I was born sick, but I love it. Command me to be well

[Interlude]
        G   C G  Cm G Cm6 G  G5-F#5 F#5-F5
A-A-A-A-A-  Amen Amen Amen

[Chorus]
           Em                                                    B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                                G
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
                 Am                    Em                       G5-F#5 F#5-F5
Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life
            Em                                                  B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                               G
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
                Am                   Em                         G5-F#5 F#5-F5
Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life
    
[Verse 2]
Em                      Am      Em               Am      G
If I'm a pagan of the good times, my lover's the sunlight
                       Am     Em              Am       D
To keep the Goddess on my side she demands a sacrifice
                       C
To drain the whole sea, get something shiny
Em                       Am        Em                       Am       G
Something meaty for the main course, that's a fine looking high horse
                     Am   Em                         Am     D
What you got in the stable? We've a lot of starving faithful
                 C                 C                    C
That looks tasty, that looks plenty, this is hungry work

[Chorus]
           Em                                                    B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                                G
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
               Am                    Em                       G5-F#5 F#5-F5   
Offer me my deathless death, good God, let me give you my life 
             Em                                                  B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                                G
I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
              Am                   Em                         G5-F#5 F#5-F5               
Offer me my deathless death, good God, let me give you my life

[Bridge]
C          G                  B7        Em
No masters or kings when the ritual begins
          C         G              B7         Em
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
        C           G           B7            Em
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
       C        G            B7        Em  Em/D   Cmaj7   C
Only then I am human, only then I am clean      Oh

[Interlude]
G    C  G  Cm G  Cm6 G  G5-F#5 F#5-F5 
Oh   Amen  Amen  Amen

[Chorus]
           Em                                                    B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                                G
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
               Am                    Em                         G5-F#5 F#5-F5      
Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life
            Em                                                  B
Take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
                                                 G
I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
               Am                    Em                         G5-F#5 F#5-F5   Em
Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life