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Courageous
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                             COURAGEOUS - Casting Crowns
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Tabbed by: Dustin
Email: [email protected]

Forward: This is my first guitar tab.
Casting Crowns did a video explaining how they play this song, but it wasn't very easy to follow,
so I decided to sit down and tab it out (link to their video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDmkIXrthwE).
As explained in the video, the track version is played in A and the live version in Ab.
However, in the video they used the key of G, which is what I have tabbed out below.
For this reason, playing this tab alongside the studio version of the song won't sound the same.

Additionally, I'm not sure if the chord names are technically correct,
but for simplicity of reference I call them by the names below.
Please let me know if I need to make any corrections. Enjoy!

Tuning: Standard

Chords Used:
     Em    C    G    D
e|---3-----3----3----2--|
B|---3-----3----3----3--|
G|---0-----0----0----2--|
D|---0-----2----0----0--|
A|---2-----3----x----x--|
E|---0-----x----3-------|

[Intro]
                   Em
We were made to be courageous
                         C
We were made to lead the way
                G
We could be the generation
                        D (Let Ring)
That finally breaks the chains
                   C   G   Em  D
We were made to be courageous
                   C   G    D (Let Ring)
We were made to be courageous


[1st Verse]
                        Em
We were warriors on the front lines
             C
Standing, unafraid
                              G
But now we're watchers on the sidelines
                        D
While our families slip away
                      Em
Where are you, men of courage?
                          C
You were made for so much more
                        G
Let the pounding of our hearts cry
                  D
We will serve the Lord


[Chorus]
                   C
We were made to be courageous
    G                     D
And we're taking back the fight
                   C
We were made to be courageous
       Em             G
And it starts with us tonight
         C              G
The only way we'll ever stand
          Em                D
Is on our knees with lifted hands
        C     G  Em  D
Make us courageous
              C     G    D
Lord, make us courageous


[2nd Verse]
            Em
This is our resolution
                  C
Our answer to the call
                           G
We will love our wives and children
                      D
We refuse to let them fall
                     Em
We will reignite the passion
                    C
That we buried deep inside
                        G
May the watchers become warriors
                   D
Let the men of God arise


[Chorus]
                   C
We were made to be courageous
    G                     D
And we're taking back the fight
                   C
We were made to be courageous
       Em             G
And it starts with us tonight
         C              G
The only way we'll ever stand
          Em                D
Is on our knees with lifted hands
        C     G  Em  D
Make us courageous
              C     G    D
Lord, make us courageous


[Bridge]

C  G  D


[Round]

(Seek justice
Love mercy
Walk humbly with your God)
       C          G
In the war of the mind
       Em      D
I will make my stand
       C             G
In the battle of the heart
        Em            D
And the battle of the hand
       C          G
In the war of the mind
       Em      D
I will make my stand
       C             G
In the battle of the heart
        D (Let Ring)
And the battle of the hand


[Chorus]
                   C
We were made to be courageous
    G                     D
And we're taking back the fight
                   C
We were made to be courageous
       Em             G
And it starts with us tonight
         C              G
The only way we'll ever stand
          Em                D
Is on our knees with lifted hands
        C     G  Em  D
Make us courageous
              C     G    D
Lord, make us courageous
 
 
Casting Crowns - Courageous :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Courageous:

Casting Crowns is a Grammy award and Dove Award winning Christian band that employs a soft rock music style. The band was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a Youth Group. He also serves as a lead vocalist. Later they moved to McDonough, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Discovered by, among others, contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns received a recording contract and vaulted to popularity in 2003 with their self-titled debut album Casting Crowns. The album quickly made them one of the fastest selling debut artists in Christian music history. Lifesong followed in 2005, debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified Platinum. The band's third album The Altar and the Door debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and #1 on the Hot Christian Albums chart upon its release in August of 2007. Ten weeks after it came out it was certified Gold.

Casting Crowns has enjoyed tremendous success in the United States. They have released eight singles to date, seven of which have become consecutive number one hits on various Christian music charts. "Voice of Truth" spent a record-breaking fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 beginning in 2003. “Lifesong” spent nine weeks in the top spot, with “Praise You In This Storm” remaining at #1 for seven weeks. Casting Crowns broke their own record in 2007 when the single "East To West" from The Altar and the Door hit sixteen consecutive weeks at #1. The song ended up enjoying the top spot for a total of nineteen weeks, now their most successful single to date.

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