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Operation Ivy tabs for Knowledge

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SONG:              Knowledge
ARTIST:            Operation Ivy
ALBUM:             Energy (Lookout! 10)
LYRICS WRITTEN BY: Jesse (except * - written by Lint)
MUSIC WRITTEN BY:  Lint (Tim Armstrong) & OpIvy
TABBED BY:         blister@ingress.com (Andy Amoeba)  Nov. '95

I recently downloaded the chord progression from nevada.edu and
noticed that the tab given was not really correct.  The tab was
originally posted by trebor@alpha2.csd.uwm.edu but it to my
knowledge (no pun intended) that the song is basically written
for standard tuning.  For those of you who know about OpIvy's
(more specifically Tim's) style, you'd know that he generally uses
standard tuning and power chords.  I hope the following will clear
things up a bit and the main riff is C, Bb, and F.
Intro: (Palm Muted)
e -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G -5-5-5-5-5-5--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--------------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD -5-5-5-5-5-5--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA -3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--1-1-1-1-1-1--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-------------------
   I know...     when you can't... off the barrel...


Main Riff:
e -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G -5-5-5-5-5-5--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--------------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD -5-5-5-5-5-5--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA -3-3-3-3-3-3--(0)--1-1-1-1-1-1--(0)--3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-------------------
   All I know...   All I know is...   ...

Fill:
e ------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB -6-5-3-------6-5-3-------4-4-3------  (Repeat Twice)
A chord diagramG+G -------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------3----
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------------------------3--
A chord diagramA augmentedA ------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------
             This time I ...

Here is the original post.  While I acknowledge that he stated in
standard tuning the chords are C, Bb, and F, but the actual tabbing
of his fails to show this.  Many thanks however for his efforts.

Comments are welcome:  blister@ingress.com



KNOWLEDG.TAB
	Since the tab for Green Day's cover of Knowledge was recently posted,
here is the original by Operation Ivy.  Mostly power chords, but a really
great riff too. The D,C,G progression goes throughout the whole song
(verse and refrain) if you want all the lyrics, they are in the CD.
	Tune down one whole step for this song D,G,C,F,A,D. Or to play in
standard tuning, play C,Bb,F and play the riff off of 3rd position.
Transcribed by Robert W. Kubiak II  8)
--------------------------------------------------------------------

   A chord diagramD MajorD power chord                             A chord diagramC majorC power chord

  I know that things are getting tougher ...
e:x-----------------------------------------------x--------------------------|
B:x-----------------------------------------------x--------------------------|
G:7-----------------------------------------------5--------------------------|
D:7-----------------------------------------------5--------------------------|
A:5-----------------------------------------------3--------------------------|
E:x-----------------------------------------------x--------------------------|


  A chord diagramG+G power chord

  bottom of the barrel.  Wide open road of my ...
e:x----------------------x---------------------------x------x----------------|
B:x----------------------x---------------------------x------x----------------|
G:x----------------------7---------------------------5------x----------------|
D:5----------------------7---------------------------5------5----------------|
A:5----------------------5---------------------------3------5----------------|
E:3----------------------x---------------------------x------3----------------|



  ing narrow.  All I know is that I don't ....
e:------------x---------------------------------x----------------------x-----|
B:------------x---------------------------------x----------------------x-----|
G:------------7---------------------------------5----------------------x-----|
D:------------7---------------------------------5----------------------5-----|
A:------------5---------------------------------3----------------------5-----|
E:------------x---------------------------------x----------------------3-----|



  know nothing.       (riff repeat 2x)
e:--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------8-7-5-------8-7-5------6-6-5--|
G:---------------------------7-777------7-777-----5-|
D:-------------------------------------------------5|
A:--------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------|
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Knowledge' by Operation Ivy, a ska band formed in 1987 from Berkeley, California, USA. They retired in 1989

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