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The Drugs Don't Work by Ben Harper

The Drugs Don't Work tab by Ben Harper

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Title: The Drugs Don't Work
Written by: Verve
Performed by: Ben Harper
Tabbed by: Justin Muscio

This song is mostly chords, but there is a little variation so I went
ahead and tabbed it:

   Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramBB|--------1-------1---1-----------1--------1-----1--|
Chord diagramG+G|--------0-------0---0---0-0-----0--------0-----0--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|--------2-------2---2---0-0h2---2--------2-----2--|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|--3-----------3---3---3-3-3-----------3-----2-----|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------|

   Chord diagramA minorAm
Chord diagramBB|--------1-------1---1-----------1-------1---1-----|
Chord diagramG+G|--------2-------2---2---2-2-----2-------2---2-----|
Chord diagramD MajorD|--------2-------2---2---0-0h2---2-------2---2-----|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|--0-----------0---0---0-0-0-----------0---0----0--|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------|

   Chord diagramE minorEm                       Chord diagramFF           Chord diagramG+G
Chord diagramBB|--------0-------0---0-----------1-------3---3-----|
Chord diagramG+G|--------0-------0---0-----------2-------0---0-----|
Chord diagramD MajorD|--------2-------2---2-----------3-------0---0-----|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|--------2-------2---2-----------3-------2---2--0--|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--0-----------0---0---0---1-----------3---3-------|

    Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramBB|--------1---1---3-----3---------1-------1---1-----|
Chord diagramG+G|--------0---0---0-----0---------0-------0---0-----|
Chord diagramD MajorD|--------2---2---0-----0---------2-------2---2-----|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|--3-------3-----2-----2-0-3-----------3---3----3--|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--------------3-----3-----------------------------|

The strumming pattern is approximate. You might have to listen to the
album if you want to learn it absolutely perfectly, but I play it this
way and it sounds pretty good. This pattern continues through all the
verses, or if you prefer just chords:

Chord diagramC majorC                                            Chord diagramA minorAm
All this talk of getting old it's getting me down my love

                Chord diagramE minorEm             Chord diagramFF          Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC
Like a cat in a bag waiting to drown this time I'm coming down

                                                 Chord diagramA minorAm
And I know you're thinking of me as you lay down on your side

                    Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramFF           Chord diagramG+G
Now the drugs don't work they just make you worse but I know I'll see

     Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC
your face  again

and similarly for the other verses.


        Chord diagramFF     Chord diagramE minorEm            Chord diagramA minorAm               Chord diagramG+G
So baby ooooooooh if heaven calls I'm coming too

              Chord diagramFF Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm                  Chord diagramG+G
Just like you said if you leave my life I'm better off dead

And that's pretty much it. Enjoy!

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