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YOUR DAD DID - John Hiatt
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|A chord diagramA augmentedA     |A chord diagramD/AD/A   | x4

         A chord diagramA augmentedA                                      A chord diagramD/AD/A
Well the sun comes up and you ....
                          A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramD/AD/A
Right through the ...
        A chord diagramA augmentedA
And you feel like hell, so ...
    A chord diagramD/AD/A                         A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramD/AD/A
Get out and sell your ...
        A chord diagramD MajorD      D/C#      D/B        A chord diagramD/AD/A  A chord diagramA augmentedA
And the missus wears her robe ...
        A chord diagramD MajorD        D/C#      D/B     A chord diagramD/AD/A     A chord diagramA augmentedA
As your daughter dumps her ...
                A chord diagramE MajorE                        A chord diagramA augmentedA
And you keep it hid - just ...

So you go to work just to watch ....

A chord diagramF# minorF#m             A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
   And you're a chip ..
A chord diagramF# minorF#m            A chord diagramE MajorE       A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramA augmentedA
   Why does it come ...
A chord diagramF# minorF#m           A chord diagramE MajorE       A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramA augmentedA
   That every road up .....
        A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramE MajorE
   Your dad already did....

Well the day was long, now .....
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I had to stop myself from doing a full tab of this - I think Ry Cooder
would find me and rip my arms and  legs off just for missing the point
if I did. Beyond the  riff  itself,  this song is obviously completely
improvised - the  electric  basically  follows  the  chords at various
places along the neck,  sometimes   scooping  into  the  root note and
playing with the whammy bar - always  good  for a bit of childish fun.

Note that the electric is dropped-D  tuned  (low  to  high  DADGBE) to
get in some low Ds. I just love  the attitude of  this  song  - notice
the way that between the verses  the guitar  will  start  playing  the

riff late, like he'd forgotten,  but  doesn't  really care  much!  I'm
really  jarred  off  that  I'm  not  old  enough  to  play  this  song
convincingly.

Anyway, the riff goes something like
  + + + +   + + + +
|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|
|-7-6-4-2-|-0-------|
|---------|---4-2-0-|
|---------|---------|
In the introduction, this is built  up  each  time by harmonising it -
listen to the album, cause I'm not going to tab it.

Mostly, the verses are  built  up  by  messing  with  these 2 (vaguely
Free's All Right Now-ish) chords: A-x02225, D/A-x04235.
Occasionally he fiddles about with chords way up the neck like:
A/C#-x x 11 9 10 9,  D-x x 12 11 10 10.

The following is played at the end  of  each verse before '- just like
your dad did'- (remember that the guitar is dropped-D tuned)
  +   +   +   +     +
|-----------------|-----------|
|-----------------|-----------|
|-----------------|-----------|
|-----------------|-----------|
|-----------2-4---|-----------|
|---2-4-2/6-------|-2---------|

The riff after the 2nd verse is changed so it leads to the bridge like
this:
  + + + +   + + + +   + + + +   + + + +   +
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---
|---7-6-4-|-2-0-----|---7-6-4-|-2-------|---
|---------|-----4-2-|-0-------|---4-0---|---
|---------|---------|---------|-------2-|-4-

The acoustic guitar is standard tuned  and plays mostly first position
chords: A-x02220, D-xx0232, E-022100, F#m-244222
On the live Budokan version, the  acoustic  guitar solo bit before the
third verse is just him messing about with these chords:
A-xx765x, E-xx645x, D-xx423x.

Note also that on the Budokan version, the acoustic sort of copies the
sitar riff after "Help the starving children to get well" with
---------4-5---
-3-2-3-5-------  (loose timing)
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Finally, the wee bass fill after "Something's taking place" is:
     +       +   +     +   +
--14-13----|-11----------11----|
--------14-|-----11-14---------|
-----------|-----------------12|
-----------|-------------------|

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