Violent Femmes - Add It Up Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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B

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Asus4

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--8--8--11--8------8----8-8-8-8-8--11--8------8----8-8-------------------|
G---------------10-------------------------10------------10--7--10--7--10-|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-------------------------------------------------|
B--8--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11~-----|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|
For that last part on the B String, It doesn't matter how many times you hit it as long end on that hold note. Listen to the song and it'll be pretty easy to pick up. CHORDS: Standard 'G' and 'C' chords. (Bluesy 5th & 6th string chords will also work well) TURNAROUND: Play the following notes at the end of each verse: D, C, B, A, G G We got the mother and the kids We got the guy and his date We all get mad, we all get late. Looks like somebody forgot about us, Standin' on the corner, waitin' for the bus. C Say, Hey Mr. Driver Man don't be slow G 'Cause I got somewhere I gotta go. C Say, Hey Mr. Driver Man drive that thing fast. G My precious time keeps slippin' past. G Lets call the mayor, lets complain Looks like the city's done to us again Tied up in traffic, what do ya know The damn city bus moves so slow. C Say, Hey Mr. Driver Man don't be slow G 'Cause I got somewhere I gotta go. C Say, Hey Mr. Driver Man drive that thing fast. G My precious time keeps slippin' past.
3. Blister In The Sun

F

intro e)------------------------------- (optional) -------| b)------------------------------- -------| g)------------------------------- xx--xx-| d)------------------------------- xx--xx-|
a)---2p0-3-2---2-2-3-2---2p0-3-2- xx--xx-|
         E)--3--------3---------3---------3  (drum part)xx--xx-|

G C Em

         e)-3------0-------0---|
         b)-0------1-------0---|
         g)-0------0-------0---|
         d)-0------2-------2---|
         a)-2------3-------2---|
         E)-3--------------0---|

Verse 1

G C G C G

WChen I'm a Gwalkin' I strut my stuff, then I'm so strung out.

G C G C G

I'm highG as a kite, I just might stop to check you out.

Chorus

Let me go Emon, like a Cblister in the sun. Let me go Emon, big Chands I know your the Done.

Em C Em

G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0^2----0^2-0^2-----------------------0^2----0^2-0^2--|
A|-------------------3-2-0--2-3-3-2-0---------------------|
E|-0------0---------------------------3--0-----0----------|
   C       D
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----------3^4---3^4---4-------------|
A|-3-2-3-4-5-----5-----5---5-4-3-2-1-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|

Verse 2

Body and beats I stain my sheets, I don't even know why. My girlfriend she's at the end, She is starting to cry. repeat chorus:

Bridge

Figure A Drums Figure A
Bass
G|-4^2^0----------|
D|-------3^2------|
A|-----------3^2--|
E|----------------|
Figure A Drums Figure A Harmonic repeat Verse 1 repeat Verse 1 repeat Verse 2 repeat Verse 1 repeat Chorus Figure A Figure A 4. Gone Daddy Gone
Guitar:
e-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-2--2\5--5--5\7--7--7--5--5--5-|
D-------------------------------|
A-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------|
Bass
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-5-5-5---3-3-3---2-2-2-1-|
E|-------------------------|

Verse 1

Beautiful girl, lovely dress High school smile, oh yes Beautiful girl, lovely dress Where she is now I can only guess

Chorus

'Cause it's
Bass
G|----------------------3--3---|
D|--------3--3-3--5--5---------|
A|-5--5-5----------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
gone daddy gone love is gone The love is gone away

Verse 2

When I see you I still turn blue When I see you A thousand eyes turning blue

Xylophone solo

Bridge

drums
guitar:
e--------------------------------------------------|
B------17-----------17--------------17-------------|
G--19------19---17------19--17--19------19--17--17/|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
drums xylophone drums guitar:
e--18--15b-r-------------15--15--15----------------|
B--15--15b-r--15--18b-r--15--18--18--15--18b-r--15-|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
                          I can tell by the way you...
e--------------------------------------------------|
B--18--15------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
I can see the way that you switch your walk I can see the way that you baby-talk I can know by the way that you treat your man I could love you baby 'til it's a cryin.... repeat Chorus:

Verse 3

Beautiful girl, lovely dress 15 smiles, oh yes Beautiful girl, lovely dress Where she is now I can only guess repeat Chorus:

Outro

Gone Away Gone Away Gone Away Gone Away 5. Gordon's Message Hello, this Gordon of the Violent Femmes and I've just been locked Inside my house, so I can't go out and get my bus and stuff and get up there by one o'clock. I'll...Someone's coming over to rescue me so... it wasn't my fault, my parents locked me in. So I'll get there whenever I can. Maybe I'll try calling Victor at his house or something like that. O. K., ah bye 6. Gimme the Car

Intro

Am C

Lead:
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--2b-r---2b--r----2b\\\--(19)*slide back up*|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|
AmCome on Dad,C Gimme the car tonight. Come on Dad, Gimme the car tonight. I got this girl, I wanna
g------------6------|
^ Come on Dad, Gimme the car. Come on Dad, Gimme the car tonight. I'll tell you what, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna pick her up, I'm gonna get her drunk, I'm gonna make her cry, I'm gonna get her high, I'm gonna make her laugh, I'm gonna make her shhhhhhhh... woman, woman, woman, Shit I know she's it. Cuz I'm gonna touch her, All over her body, Gonna touch her, All over her body, Gonna touch her, All over her body, Gonna touch her, All over her body. And she can touch me, All over my body, She can touch me, All over my body, She can touch me, All over my body, She can touch me, All over my body. Time goes by, I can feel myself growing old. Burning inside, Is making this boy turn out cold.
e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------2-----------|
G-------------------------------2-----------|
D---2--3--2--3--2--3--2--3--2---2-----------|
A-------------------------------0-----------|
E-------------------------------------------|
What's wrong, What's right, Ya know I don't care, When I hate my life. What's wrong, What's right, Ya know people don't care, When they hate their life. But how can I explain, Personal pain? How can I explain, Personal pain? How can I explain, My voice is in vain. How can I explain, The deep down driving, Driving, Driving, We're driving, We're driving, We're driving. Hey Dad, Speaking of driving, Come on Dad, Give me the car tonight. So much he don't understand, Just might never make it to a man.

Solo

e------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------0---|
G-----------------------2-----------0--0---|
D---2-2--0--------------2--0--------0--0---|
A-----------3-3--0---0--------3--3--0------|
E------------------------------------------|
hold,then slide
e------------------------------------------|
B--2\--(15)--------------------------------|
G--2\--(15)--------------------2\(12)------|
D--2\--(15)---------0----------2\(12)------|
A-------------0--3-----0---0-----------0--3|
E------------------------------------------|
e------------------------------------------|
B-----------2--2---------------------------|
G-----------2--2---------------------------|
D-----0-----2--2---------------------------|
A--3-----0--0--0---------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|
Come on Dad, Give me the car tonight, Come on Dad, I ain't no runt, Come on girl, Gimme your
g------------6------|
^ Cuz I ain't had much to live for. I ain't had much to live for. You know, I ain't had much to live for. You know, I ain't had much to live for. 7. Country Death Song
This is the bass line throughout the entire song.
Every "-" indicates an eighth note
G|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|
A|5---5---|5---5235|
E|--5---5-|--5-----|
The bassline starts, the after a few measures, the guitar kicks in with this...
  Dm
e|--1---1-|
B|--3---3-|
B|2-2---2-|
D|--0-0-0-|
A|--------|
E|--------|
This is the pluck/strum pattern that is consistent throughout the entire song, it is just pluck the third string, then strum the entire chord, then pluck the fourth then strum entire chord. The lead instrument in the song is the banjo. I Dmhad me a wife, I had me some daughters. I Amtried so hard, I never knew still waters. NoDmthing to eat and nothing to drink. NoDmthing for a man to do but sit around and think. NoDmthing for a man to do but sit arAmound and think. Dm WeDmll, I'm a-thinkin' and a-thinkin', till there's nothin' I ain't thunk. BrAmeathing in the stink, till finally I stunk. ItDm was at that time, I swear I lost my mind. I Dmstarted making plans to kill my own kind. I Dmstarted making plans to kill my Amown kind. Dm

Banjo

"CDmome, little daughter," I said to the youngest one, "PAmut your coat on, we'll have some fun. WeDm'll go out to the mountains, the one to explore." HeDmr face, it lit up, I was standing by the door. HeDmr face, it lit up, I was standinAmg by the door. Dm "CDmome, little daughter, I will carry the lanterns. WeAm'll go out tonight, we'll go to the caverns. WeDm'll go out tonight, we'll go to the caves. KiDmss your mother goodnight and remember that God saves. KiDmss your mother goodnight and remAmember that God saves." Dm (For this verse, the guitar part is only a percussive raking of the strings, Gordon just strikes on the quarter notes but sometimes he mixes it up and plays a few eighth or beats) I led her to a hole, a deep black well. I said "make a wish, make sure and not tell And close your eyes dear, and count to seven. Know your papa loves you, good children go to heaven. Know your papa loves you, good children go to heaven." I gave her a push, I gave her a shove. I pushed with all my might, I pushed with all my love. I threw my child into a bottomless pit. She was screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit. She was screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit.

Con

(The bridge for the guitar is the same as the first verse, I have listened to the song closely and any leads or solos are banjo or bass, the guitar just strums) Gather 'round, boys, to the tale that I tell. You wanna know how to take a short trip to hell? It's guaranteed to get your own place in hell. Just take your lovely daughter and push her in the well. Take your lovely daughter and throw her in the well. Don't speak to me of lovers with a broken heart. You wanna know what will really tear you apart? I'm going out to the barn, with a never-stoppin' pain... I'm going out to the barn, to hang myself in shame. 8. Black Girls

Intro

drums bass enters Bass Line
  Am
  Em  AmEmEm
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-0-------0-----|
E|-----0-----0-3-|
guitar and horns enter Guitar: (play with bass line before each line of Verse)

Am Em Am Em Em Am

Verse 1

I dig the black girls, oh so much more than the white girls I was so pleased to learn they were faster yeah guess guess guess guess guess who I'm after Along comes little faggot white boy Said look, look, look first kind of joy They come around so queer and quiet but inside rebel and riot So I, dig the white boys so much more that the black boys I was so pleased to learn they're not smarter Come on, give, give, give it to me harder, harder, harder, just say harder

Solo

1:32
scale up:
G:|--------|--------|
D:|--------|------4-|
A:|0-2-3-5-|7-5-7---|
E:|--------|--------|
1:34 !scales
1:42
main solo pattern
G:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:|7-55----|7-55----|7-55----|5-------| 2 times
A:|------7-|------7-|------7-|--7-8-7-|
E:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
1:49 !scales
2:05
main solo down an octave thing (ie: similar to verse):
G:|-------------------|
D:|-------------------|
A:|-------------------| 8 times

E:|5-33-00---|

2:13
down and up scale right after:
G:|----------------|----------------|
D:|7-5-------------|--------------4-|
A:|----8-7-5-7-5-3-|0-2-3-5-7-5-7---|
E:|----------------|----------------|
2:17 2:18
guitar and bass alternate. bass plays:
G:|--------|
D:|----2-0-| 4 times
A:|0-2-----|
E:|--------|
2:25
jazz thing
G:|--------| --------|
D:|7-5-----|77-5-----| 4 times
A:|----8-7-| ----8-7-|
E:|--------| --------|
{horns - trumpet comes in during the middle of the bit above}
2:33
scale down and up, i think guitar also plays this.
G:|----------------|----------------|
D:|7-5-------------|--------------4-| 2 times
A:|----8-7-5-7-5-3-|0-2-3-5-7-5-7---|
E:|----------------|----------------|
2:41
low octave (guitar is playing a jazzy riff here and is
loudest instrument. not sure bass is playing, but if it is, it is this).
G:|-------------------|
D:|-------------------|
A:|-------------------| 8 times

E:|5-33-00---|

2:49

Main solo pattern

I can't really tab the timing properly here, so have gaps to indicate it's kinda fast in those bits :^)): G:|-- ------|--------|--------| D:|7-77755----|7-55----|7-55----| A:|-- ----7-|------7-|------7-| E:|-- ------|--------|--------|
G:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:|7-7-7-7-|7755----|7-55----|7-55----|
A:|--------|------7-|------7-|------7-|
E:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:|7-7-7-7-|7755----|7-55----|7-55----|
A:|--------|------7-|------7-|------7-|
E:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:|7-7-7-7-|7755----|7-55----|5-------|
A:|--------|------7-|------7-|--7-5-7-|
E:|--------|--------|--------|--------|
3:04 !low scales {juice harp}
scales to high A
G:|----------------|
D:|--------------4-|
A:|0-2-3-5-7-5-7---| ????
E:|----------------|
3:28
low octave
G:|-------------------|
D:|-------------------|
A:|-------------------| 8 times

E:|5-33-00---|

3:36
main solo
G:|--------|
D:|7775----|
A:|------7-| 3 times
E:|--------|
G:|--------|
D:|7-55----|
A:|------7-|
E:|--------|
3:42
down and up scale
G:|----------------|----------------|
D:|7-5-------------|--------------4-| 2 times
A:|----8-7-5-7-5-3-|0-2-3-5-7-5-7---|
E:|----------------|----------------|
3:59 4:01
G|-14-------14-14----14-----12----12----14--------|
D|-14-------14-14----14-----12----12----14--------|  (horns)
A|-12-------12-12----12-----10----10----12--------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 4:03 4:05
G|-14---------14-----14---\---17----17----14------|
D|-14---------14-----14---\---17----17----14------|  (conch shell)
A|-12---------12-----12---\---15----15----12------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 4:07 4:09
G|-14-14-14----14-14-14----12-12-12----14--------|
D|-14-14-14----14-14-14----12-12-12----14--------|  (jaw harp)
A|-12-12-12----14-14-14----10-10-10----12--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 4:11 4:13 G|-14^------14^------14^------14^------14^--------|
D|-14^------14^------14^------14^------14^--------|  (horns followed
A|-12^------12^------12^------12^------12^--------|   by guitar solo)
E|------------------------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Verse 2

You know I love the Lord of hosts the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost I was so pleased to learn that he's inside me In my time of trouble he will guide me I dig the black girls I dig the black girls I dig the black girls I dig the black girls 9. Jesus Walking on the Water Play open chords with an alternating bass-strum. Oh mDy oh my oh my what if Git was true D Oh mDy oh my oh my tell me Ais it true Did Dhe did he did he die uponG that cross D Did Dhe did he did he come bacAk a across D

Chorus bit

JesuGs walking on the water SweeDt Jesus walking in the sky SinkBm in sand took my hand Raised me up and he brought me up I can Ghold my my my head Ahigh Will I will I will I be true to my birth Will I will I will I give what I'm worth Oh yes sir yes sir yes sir I come when you call Yes sir yes sir yes sir Jesus I fall in awe Jesus Walking on the water Sweet jesus walking in the sky etc. 10. 36-24-36 Thirty-six...Twenty-Four...Thirty-Six! See a girl walkin' down the street Just the kind of girl that I'd like to meet It ain't her hair, her clothes, her feet Somethin' much more discreet I ain't allowed baby I ain't proud I just want what I'm not allowed Move on up and help myself It do a world of good for my mental health 36-24-36, somethin's broke and it needs to be fixed I don't know how to tell you this but I'm gettin bored and I need some kicks like 36-24-36!

Guitar solo 1

 E---------------------------------------------------------------|
 B---------------------------------------------------------------|
 G------7b7-7r^h5---5----7--5--7h5---5-7b^h5-5--7--5--7--7b------|
 D----------------7----------------7-----------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------------|
(You'll have to figure out the timing on your own but when played at the same speed, with the same feel, this arrangement sounds very similar to the cd). Man oh man oh man oh man I got a red hot plan have you understand It cannot fail it's plain to see I'm havin' fun and makin' money I know this summer's gonna be the best If I don't die from lack of rest "Experience" what my daddy said That's what I got just like he said 36-24-36, somethin was broke but I got it fixed I don't know if I should tell you this but I's gettin bored and I got my kicks! like 36-24-36 Something special, about her personality Something special, about her physiology

Guitar solo 2

 E---------------------------------------------5----------------------|
 B--10b-------7P5---5-5------------------------5------------11--10--9-|
 G----------------7-----7b^P5-----5--7--5--7b--5--------/13-----------|
 D----------------------------7--------------------0------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------|
 B-7-----------------------------------2\-------------|
 G-----10--9--8--7--6\-----------------2\-------------|
 D----------------------8--7-6-5-4-3---2\-------------|
 A-------------------------------------0--------------|
 E---------------------------------------------0------|
(Again, you're on your own as far as timing is concerned. Also again, I know this isn't exact but it definitely sounds similar when played correctly. Don't follow the numerical indicators in the last part of this solo verbatim. Just use them as a guideline and walk up the neck to a tune that suits you). 36-24-36 I want lots of pretty chicks 36-24-36 I want lots of pretty chicks 36-24-36 I want lots of pretty chicks 36-24-36 I want lots of! symbols used in transcription: B=bend r=release P=Pull Off /=slide 11. I Held Her in My Arms

Intro

A D A D A D A D

Verse 1

I'm Agnawing on the knowledgeD ThatA I have been burnDt And AI'm learning things thatD I ShouAld've alreadyD learnt EverAyone I ever kneDw Was Aso kind and coy D I waAs with a girl D But Ait felt like I was with a boy D

Chorus

I caAn't even remember IfD we were lovers Or iAf I just wanted to E But AI held her in my arms I heDld her in my arms I heAld her in my arms But Eit wasn't you

Verse 2

I wiAll not kill D The Aone thing that I loveD In tAhis world of wreckage D I loAok above D HelpA me Lord D HelpA me understand D WhatA it means to be a boyD WhatA it means to be a manD repeat Chorus:

Solo

over

A D A D A D A D A D A D A D A D

repeat Verse 1: repeat Chorus: repeat Chorus:

Outro

A D A D A D A D

A

12. I Hate the TV

Intro

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|---4---5---9---10---12---10---9---7---5---4-|
D|-0-------0---0----0----0----0---0---0---0---|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Verse 1

I haAmte the TV I haFte the TV I haAmte the TV I haFte the TV You Amknow thaGt it is Fkilling me You Amknow thaGt it is Fkilling me You Amknow thaGt it is Fkilling me You Amknow thaGt it is Fkilling me

Verse 2

I haAmte the president I haFte the president I haAmte the president I haFte the president You Amknow thaGt he is Fkilling me You Amknow thaGt he is Fkilling me

Verse 3

oh mCy love, do Gnot fear C SataGn's army wilFl always win C G Oh mCy love, do not dAmespair God Gis with us F with us He's killing me He's killing me

Outro

Solo over

Am F

13. America Is America is America is America is America is

Chorus

America is the home of the hypocrite America is the home of the hypocrite America is the home of the hypocrite American dream's so full, full, full of it Look at the indians Look at the blacks Look at the figures Look at the facts Look at the facts, the facts, not the lies and you'll find out, a big surprise

C

Check out the indians Check out the blacks Check out the figures Check out the facts Check out some facts, check out the facts, not the lies and you'll find out, it's a big surprise right between the eyes

C

No desperation limit No desperation level Even though my nose don't work I smell trouble I smell trouble No desperation limit No desperation level Murder, murder in the government Say you're sorry Say you're sorry No desperation limit No desperation level Turn the key, turn the lock Nationalism, you can suck my No desperation limit No desperation level Watch how the world's progressing, everywhere Agression, agression Agression, agression Agression, agression 14. Old Mother Reagan Bass plays this lead in before each line of A. Guitar play similar, except ending on an A chord instead of just the A note.
A|------0-|
E|-0-2-3--|
Old AMother Reagan And Aher crew TookA away FromA me and you I hoDpe she goeEs far away She Dbetter gAo far away Y'knAow it ain't right WhenA it's all wrong ThisA is the Old Mother Reagan ProtAest song Old AMother Reagan She'As so dumb She'As so dangerous How Dcome sheE don't go far away she Dbetter gAo far away Old AMother Reagan went to heaven But Aat the pearly gates She Awas stopped! 15. Degradation Ladies and gentlmen. The Violent Femmes. Come witness the beauty of their degradation. Mothers bring you sons. Mothers bring your daughters to this most educational exhibit. The alternative has constitute has spared no expense to bring these amazing freak babies to the Oriental Theatre. Friday, March 29th. Eight o'clock. Tickets: $8.50 in advance, $10 the night of the exhibition. Tickets available at Oriental Box Office, Main Stream Records, radio ????, and the UWM bookstore. Violent Femmes. Degradation. Violent Femmes. The Oriental Theatre. Violent Femmes. THe 29th of March. 16. Dance, M.F., Dance! CHORDS USED: DancEe, yes MotherfuckeGr Dance E DancAe, yes MotherfuckeCr Dance A

E

DancBe, danceD, dance,B dance, Ddance, danBce ,dance WhoBooo Asus4 YourE such an ugly motherfucker! dance 17. Lies

Intro

C

Verse 1

WellC I'm reading this poem and it's so profound And I like it's rhythm and I like it's sound It's by a very famous poet no critic can criticise And then I pause a moment and I start to realize He's tellin'

Chorus

liesC lies lies lieFs liesC lies lies lieGs liesC lies lies lieFs liesC lies lieGs C

Verse 2

On tChe motel T.V. I dig the evangelist He'll tell you all about that And then he tell you all about this He's preachin' up a storm by the sea of Galilee He's mixin' up the truth with something funny I start to see repeat Chorus:

Verse 3

I neCver had this problem with nobody in the government I guess I always figured they never mean what they meant And GOD help us all not to be so stone surprised When we wake up in the stars with the skies In our eyes if we keep tellin' repeat Chorus: 18. American Music Spoken: "Can -- can I put in somethin' like ... this is 'American Music', take one.... 1, 2, 3, 4!" Do yCou like American mFusic? I liGke AmericanC music F G

C F G C F

G etc... Don't you like American music, baaaabyyyy I want you to hold me, I want your arms around me I want you to hold me, baby Did you do too many drugs? I did too many drugs Did you do too many drugs too, baby You Amwere born too late, I was Eborn too soon EverFy time I look at that ugly mooGn It rCeminds me of yFou, it reminds meC of you G {or

A

G

A

G

A

G on the to follow the vocal} Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh I need a date to the prom, would you like to come along Nobody will go to the prom with me, baby They didn't like American music, they never heard American music They didn't know the music was in my soul, baby You were born too soon, I was born too late But every time I look at that ugly lake, It reminds me of meeee

( F

D'you like American music) C It reminds me of meeee

( F

D'you like American music) C It reminds me of meeee Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

Solo

At end, bend G to A, then hit and release back to G):
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2---------0-2----22-22-33-2-0--2--------0-2-0------------------|
A|---3-33-3-3-----------------------3-33-33-------3----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------(5)\3---3----|
A cappella : D'you like American music? (We like American music) I like American music (Baaaabyyyyy) D'you like American music (We like all kinds of music) But I like American music best (Baaaabyyyy) You were born too late, I was born too late But every time I look at that ugly lake, it reminds me of me It reminds me of meeee (do you like American Music) It reminds me of meeee (I can hear the music) It reminds me of meeee (sweet, sweet music) {C-F repeats, getting more frenetic, and finish} 19. Out The Window LifeG was fun, life was great til CI made my big mistake oh nGo, it never happen to me D lifeG was short & life was sweet I waCs thinking as I hit the street I coDuld hardly believe it, I could scarcely conceive it, I had GoneC Out the Window I had GoneG Out the Window I had GoneD Out the Window G She Glook fine, she looked great and Cso we made our big mistake I swGear I swear I swear it'd never happen to her D But Gthe pavement knocked her head around as she hit Cthe solid concrete ground from thirDty flights above and she was thirty something loving nothing GoneC Out the Window She had GoneG Out the Window She had GoneD Out the Window G CatcCh me I am falling G catcCh me I am falling G D He wGas smart, he was wise He pCrofoundly philosiphized

G D

mpatEhy for all humanity One Gday by an open window there's a note that said "I'vCe gone out the window, and I'm dead" He sDaid yes to life for all his life but then one day he said "No, I gotta go" Out Cthe Window here I Go OGut the Window here I go ODut the Window G CatcCh me I am falling, G catcCh me I am falling G D CatcCh me I have fallen G catcCh me I have fallen G D

Go

Go

Go

Go

Go

Go

Go

Go

CatcCh me we are

Go

FallGing

Go

CatcCh me we are

Go

FallGing D

Go

CatcCh me we are

Go

FallGing

Go

CatcCh me we are

Go

FallGing D

Go

Bass solo

G-|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------|----------------------------2^0----|
A-|---5----------------5-5-------------|-------------2-2---5-5-------------|
E-|-------3--0--3-3--------3-0-3-------|---2\3--3--------------------------|
^X^ ^X^
G-|---------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------2-----------|
A-|---------------2-2--5-5-----5----------|
E-|----2\3--3-----------------------------|
                                ^X^
G-|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------|----------------------------2^0----|
A-|---5----------------5-5-------------|-------------2-2---5-5-------------|
E-|-------3--0--3-3--------3-0-3-------|---2\3--3--------------------------|
^X^ ^X^
G-|----------------------2^0--2-----------|
D-|---------2-2--4-4------------5--4-4----|
A-|---4-4---------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------|
^X^^X^
G-|--2-2-------2-2--------2-2-------2^0---------------------||
D-|--------4-4--------4-4-------4-4--------4^0----5---------||
A-|-----------------------------------------------------x---||
E-|-----------------------------------------------------3---||
^X^ ^X^ 20. Kiss Off Chords used: v=strum down ^=strum up
    Em
e|-0---------|
B|--0--------|
G|---0-------|
D|----2------|
A|-----2-----|
E|------0----|
    Em
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|
A|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ I neEmed someone, a person to talk to Someone who'd care to love CoulCd it be you CoulEmd it be you Situation gets rough Then I start to panic It's not enough It's just a habit Hey Ckid you're sick DarlEming this is itC D5/F# You can all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time I hoEmpe you know that this will go down on your permanent record Oh yCeah well don't get so distressed Did EmI happen to mention that I'm impressed (Brian and Gordon do their own thing, sorry i can't tab this part out) Bass Arranged for Guitar
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--0-x-0-0-x-0-x-0-0-(12/1)------|
x= slap mute (for this part Brian plays with his left hand over the neck of the guitar) I take one one one 'cause you left me And two two two for my family And 3 3 3 for my heartache And 4 4 4 for my headaches And Em5 5 5 for my lonely And 6 6 6 for my sorrow And 7 7 7 for no tomorrow And 8 8 8 I forget what 8 was for And 9 9 9 for a lost god And 10 10 10 for everything everything everything everything

C

D5

You Fcan all just kiss off into the air Behind my back I can see them stare They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind They'll hurt me bad they do it all the time Yeah yeah, they do it all the time (repeat) End with Em (low E string ringing) 21. Add It Up

Intro

Day...after day I will walk...and I will play but the day...after today I will stop...and I will start Figure A Figure

B

    B5      A5      B5                             A5
G|-----2-|----------------------------2---2-2-2---2-|
D|-----2-|-------------4-4-2-4-2------2---2-2-2---2-|
A|-2---0-|-2-----2-2-2------------2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------|---2-2--------------------2---------------|
Figure

C

    B5                              A5
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4-------4-4-2-4-2---------2-2-------2-2-0-2-0------|
A|-2-----2-2-2------------2----0-----0-0-0------------0---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
    B5
G|-----------------|
D|------4----------|
A|-2-2-2---2-----0-|
E|-----------0-2---|
B5(with Figure A Bass Line) Why can't I get just one kiss Why B5can't I get just one kiss beliAeve me there'd be some things that I wouldn't miss but I lB5ook at your pants and I need a kiss Why can't I get just one screw Why can't I get just one screw believe me I'd know what to do but something won't let me make love to you

Bass solo

over

B5 B5 A5 B5

Why can't I get just one fuck Why can't I get just one fuck I guess it's got something to do with luck but I waited my whole life for just one B5Day Figu B Bass afteB5r day I geAt angry and B5I will say thatB5 the day is iB5n my sight whenA I take a bow and B5say goodnight Mo my Figumomma mComBassma mo my mum Have you kept your eye your eye on your son I know you've had problems your not the only one but when your sugar left he left you on the run Mo my momma momma mo my mum take a look now what your boy has done he's walking around like he's number one he went downtown and he got him a gun Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me You know you got my sympathy but don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me You know you got my sympathy but don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me

Guitar solo

light distortion)-(with Figure A Bass Line)
E----------------|-----------------------------------x-x-x-|
B----------------|--------5---7-5-------5--(5)-------x-x-x-|
G----------------|--------5---7-5-------5--(5)-------x-x-x-|
D--11b--r-11b--r-|--5h7-7---------5h7-7---7----7\9-9-------|
A----------------|-----------------------------------------|
E----------------|-----------------------------------------|
stay at 12th fret until...
E-x--------------------------0-----------------------------|
B-x-7-7-9\12-12~~~~12~~~~12-12-12-12-12-12-12-\(18)/12-----|
G-x-7-7------------------12----12-12-12-12-12-\(18)/12-----|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
 bends, alternate until...
E------------------------|---------------------------------|
B-\17-17-17-18-18-17-17--|----------5-5--------------------|
G-\17-17-17-18-18-17-17--|----------5-5---5-7b-r-5---5-----|
D------------------------|---\7-7-7-----7----------7---7---|
A------------------------|---------------------------------|
E------------------------|---------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B------8-8---8-8----------------------------------10-------|
G------8-8---8-8--10b-r(8)10b--10--10-10-r--------10b-10r--|
D-\9-9-----9-----------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
                                               P.H. continue until...
E---------------------------------------------|-------------|
B-----------10b-10-10r-10-10-10r--------------|-------------|
G-10-10-8------------------------8-10-8-------|-11b-r-11b-r-|
D---------9-----------------------------9-7-9-|-------------|
A---------------------------------------------|-------------|
E---------------------------------------------|-------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------18-18-18-18--18-18-18-18-18-----18------|
G--\20-20b-r-20b------------20b-20-20-20-20-20b-r--20b-r---|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------|----------------------------------------|
B------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-(18)-20b-r-20b-r-|--20b-20r-20-20-19-19-19-19b-r-19-18b-r-|
D------------------|----------------------------------------|
A------------------|----------------------------------------|
E------------------|----------------------------------------|
E----------------17-17-17-17-17-17-------------------------|
B--19--19-19-19--17-17-17-17-17-17--/----------------------|
G-\21b-21-21-21--20-20-20-20-20-20r-/------------9b-----r--|
D------------------------------------------------9b-----r--|
A---------------------------------------7--9---------------|
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In youFigur brokeCn Bassdown kitchen at the top of the stairs Can I mix in with your affairs Share a smoke Make a joke Grasp and reach for a leg of hope Words to memorize Words hypnotize Words make my mouth exercise Words all fail the magic prize Nothing I can say when I'm in your thighs Mo my momma momma mo my mother I would love to love you lover The city's restless it's ready to pounce it go here in your bedroom ounce for ounce Mo my momma momma mo my mother I would love to love you lover The city's restless it's ready to pounce it go here in your bedroom ounce for ounce Said IFigu'm giviAngBass you a decision to make Things to lose, things to take Just as she was about ready to cut it up She said wait a minute honey I'm gonna Add it up I'm gonna Add it up Add it up See what you got you gotta Add it up Day after day I get angry and I will say that the day is in my sight when I take a bow and say goodnight goodnight 22. Vancouver 23. Johnny Based around only two chords, D & Em, with kinda improvised strumming and lots of bass.

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Oh Johnny, do you miss, your mother, do you you miss, your father. Oh and Johnny do you miss me? I was so hungry I just wanted to attack, and I was so hungry, ah let me know I never, I never look back. Oh Johnny, sometimes I wonder, sometimes I wonder, And I, And I, wonder what it's like to die, Ah now I know, I see coulda been a star. I coulda, I coulda been a wit. I tell you something else right now, right now John, we could have been, sailing along, on our ship. Is this ring that he wore, it's just another thing that he wore, But there is something about this ring, that I, I, I just can't ignore. I sorta keep it, but I don't know what for. Oh Johnny, do you miss all the old ladies, do you miss all of the crazies, and ahh Johnny, do miss me? Ahh Johnny do you miss, your mother, do you miss, your father? Ah Johnny there's, there is something I'd like to know, And I, and I could you tell me John, could you tell me what it's like to die? Ah man, could you tell me what it's like to die? Ah John, could you tell me what it's like to die? tell me what's it like to die, Johnny, ahhhhhh, can you tell me what it's like to die? Johnny, Johnny, Ahhhhhh, can you tell me what it's like to die? Johnny, Johnny, Ahhhhhh, can you tell me what it's like to die? Johnny, Johnny, Ahhhhhh, can you tell me what it's like to die? Johnny, Johnny, Ahhhhhh, I can't hear you I can't hear you Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, ahhhhhhh can you tell me what it's like to die? Johnny, Johnny, Ahhhhhh, can you tell me what it's like to die?