Brother's Keeper

Tranposed and tabbed by Kevin Paddock
This song was written in the key of E, but if you want your gutiar to sound like Rich, play in the D position, capo 2.

   D  G      C2          D   C      G2
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         D               G              C2
Now the plumber's got a drip in his spigot
       D               C2         G
The mechanic's got a clank in his car
         D                   G                 A7
And the preacher's thinking thoughts that are wicked
         Bm7           G      A7sus A7
And the lover's got a lonely heart
C2                                      A Progression--> 
My friends ain't the way I wish they


were. They are just the way they are

D             C2        G     Em7              A7sus A7
I will be my brother's keeper, not the one who judges him
D                    C2       G      Em7                A7sus    A7
I won't despise him for his weakness, I won't regard him for his strength
C2             G             Em7                A7
I won't take away his freedom, I will help him learn to stand
    D              C2     G         Em7
And I will, I will be my brother's keeper

  D  G      C2          D   C      G2
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Now this roof has got a few missing shingles
But at least we got ourselves a roof
And they say that she's a fallen angel
I wonder if she recalls when she last flew
There's no point in pointing fingers unless you're pointing to the truth


Mullins lore: On the Lufkin concert tape, you see a weary Rich start this song capoed 3 putting his guitar a half step above the band. You can hear the clash of sound then Mitch steps over to Rich's guitar and moves the capo back down to 2. Rich smiles and makes a comment about playing better -- which he proceeds to do on this great live version of the song.

Words and music by Rich Mullins and Beaker © 1995 Edward Grant / Kid Brothers of St. Frank Publishing (ASCAP)