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4 Non Blondes chords for Whats up

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Chord progression goes like this throughout the entire song
A chord diagramA augmentedA Bmin A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA
                            v v v v v v v ^ v v v v ^
The rhythm goes like this:  4 8 8 4 8 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 8   This is a little crude
but listen to the song to get the exact rhythm.  There's a little more
swing to it than how I wrote it.  The apostrophe represents a dotted note
(in this case, a dotted quarter note).

The first A chord diagramA augmentedA is like this: 5--   the second A chord diagramA augmentedA is: o--
                          5--                    3--
                          -6-                    3--
                          --7                    3--
                          x                      x
                          x                      x
The Bmin is: 2--                the A chord diagramD MajorD is: 2--
             -3-                          -3-
             --4                          2--
             --4                          --4
             x                            x
             x                            x

The progression is easy to play if you treat them all as bar chords.
Just leave your forefinger on the second fret over strings 1,2,3,and 4
except for the second A chord diagramA augmentedA where you have to slightly raise your finger so that
the A chord diagramE MajorE string is open.  Slide down from the first A chord diagramA augmentedA to the Bmin.


[Verse 1]
[A chord diagramA augmentedA]     25 years...
[Bmin]  Tryin' ...
[A chord diagramD MajorD]     Hope...destination.        [A chord diagramA augmentedA]
[A chord diagramA augmentedA]     I realized...
[Bmin]  That the...
[A chord diagramD MajorD]     Man...means.   [A chord diagramA augmentedA]
{Rest of the song's chord progression is the same thing}

[Chorus]


[Verse 2]
[A chord diagramA augmentedA]     And I...
[Bmin]  I...the [A chord diagramD MajorD] time...institution. [A chord diagramA augmentedA]
[A chord diagramA augmentedA]     And I pray...
[Bmin]  I pray... single [A chord diagramD MajorD] day....revolution. [A chord diagramA augmentedA]


[Chorus and last four lines of the chorus are repeated 2x more]


[Verse 3]

If anyone sees any mistakes in here, please feel free to post corrections
(I'd like to know them myself).



                        What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes

       ----------------------------------------------------------------

                 [Laboriously typed up by Mardi Gras(TNT)]
                         [Transcribed by TNT SHWE]


Recommended Chord Positions:

                             A(5th)  577655
                             A chord diagramB minorBm      x24432
                             A chord diagramD MajorD       xxO232
                             A chord diagramA augmentedA       xO222O
                             A chord diagramAsusAsus    xO22OO  (A chord diagramAsusAsus is a transition chord)



Intro:  Rhythm guitar chord progression is  A(5th) A chord diagramB minorBm A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramAsusAsus
        It is repeated throughout only that the A(5th)'s are replaced with         just the open A!

Lead (electric) guitar part:  (Check with the track when to join in)

A chord diagramE MajorE|
A chord diagramBB|
A chord diagramG+G|  7/9  9  9  9                                 2            2   2~~~
A chord diagramD MajorD|                 7~~~~~      7  7\  4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A chord diagramA augmentedA|
A chord diagramE MajorE|

A chord diagramE MajorE|
A chord diagramBB|     3
A chord diagramG+G|  2    2   4/6                          2~~~
A chord diagramD MajorD|               7~~~~~     2  4    2  4
A chord diagramA augmentedA|
A chord diagramE MajorE|



Verse 1:

The lead guitar now plays a variation of the intro:

A chord diagramE MajorE|
A chord diagramBB|
A chord diagramG+G|                   2            2   2~~~
A chord diagramD MajorD|  7  7\ 4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A chord diagramA augmentedA|
A chord diagramE MajorE|

A chord diagramE MajorE|
A chord diagramBB|        2     2~~~
A chord diagramG+G|  2  4     4
A chord diagramD MajorD|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|
A chord diagramE MajorE|

  A chord diagramA augmentedA
    25 years...

    A chord diagramB minorBm                                         A chord diagramD MajorD
    Tryin....

               A chord diagramA augmentedA
    For ....

      A chord diagramA augmentedA
    I realised ...

               A chord diagramB minorBm                                       A chord diagramD MajorD
    That the world...

                        A chord diagramA augmentedA
    For whatever...



Pre Chorus:


Chorus: And I say...

Interlude:


Verse 2:


Verse 3:

Other versions of Whats Up

Whats up (Ver. 2)Chords
Whats up (Ver. 3)Chords

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