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Stories I Tell
	(words and music by Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, and Toad)


The basic structure for the verse is:

   A chord diagramC# minorC#m     A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramC# minorC#m     A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramC# minorC#m     A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramAsus2Asus2

A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------|---------------|----------------|-----------7---||
A chord diagramBB ---4h5p4-------|---4h5p4----5--|---4h5p4--------|---4h5p4---5---||
A chord diagramG+G ------------6--|---------------|-------------6--|-----------6---||
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------|---------------|-----------7----|-----------7---||
A chord diagramA augmentedA -4-------------|-4-------------|-4--------------|-4-------------||
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------5-----|---------5-----|---------5------|---------------||
I suggest that you fret the fourth fret with your pointer finger and let all
the other fingers do the stretching.  Also, make sure that you sustain that
A chord diagramA augmentedA note on the low A chord diagramE MajorE string and play the rest with the other fingers.  For
example, when you play measure three, you should be barreing the fourth fret
with your pointer, hammer on and pull off that fifth fret on the A chord diagramBB string
with your middle finger; then hit the fifth fret of the low A chord diagramE MajorE string (the A chord diagramA augmentedA

note) with your middle finger; next hit the seventh fret of the A chord diagramD MajorD string with
your pinky and finally hit the sixth fret on the A chord diagramG+G string with your ring
finger.  I know it requires a lot of painful stretching, but you should get
used to it.  Anyway, here are the lyrics with everything else:


A chord diagramC# minorC#m           A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramC# minorC#m        A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Don~t give me ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m      A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramC# minorC#m        A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Yes is a word for which ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m          A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
And I wasn~t looking ...
     F#m*       C#m*      G#m*    A*
Just someone to listen ...

A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2

A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA
What is a blessing?  ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m            A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramC# minorC#m            A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Caught between portraits ...
    A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramC# minorC#m            A chord diagramA augmentedA
And why is it some would ...
       A chord diagramC# minorC#m        A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramC# minorC#m           A chord diagramAsus2Asus2    F#m*
When I feel I~m a part ...
      C#m* G#m*  A*
And I feel the same

A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2

A chord diagramC# minorC#m          A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Don~t ask me questions ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramC# minorC#m  A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Fame is a cancer and ....
   A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramC# minorC#m      A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
Now I wasn~t looking ...
     F#m*       C#m*      G#m*     A*
Just someone to listen ...


Instrumental:  A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA
               A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA

A chord diagramBB              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Do you ever ...
A chord diagramF# minorF#m          A chord diagramG# minorG#m               A chord diagramBB
Did you ever care to ...
        A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramC# minorC#m
Stories I ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramC# minorC#m A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramC# minorC#m    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2  STOP
Sto.........


a bass interlude comes in which plays the standard A chord diagramC# minorC#m to A chord diagramA augmentedA chord change,
for those interested, the bass is simply played:

   A chord diagramC# minorC#m   A chord diagramA augmentedA                          A chord diagramC# minorC#m   A chord diagramA augmentedA

A chord diagramG+G -------------|------------------|-------------||
A chord diagramD MajorD -------------|------------------|-------------||
A chord diagramA augmentedA -4-4-4-----2-|-(repeat 7 times)-|-4-2---------||
A chord diagramE MajorE -------5-5---|------------------|-----4-5-5-7-||


A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA
Subtle salvation in ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m        A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA
Hiding our heads ...
A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramC# minorC#m             A chord diagramA augmentedA
I wasn~t looking for ...
     A chord diagramC# minorC#m        A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramC# minorC#m       A chord diagramA augmentedA
Just someone to ...
     A chord diagramC# minorC#m  A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramC# minorC#m   A...
Stories I ...


Basically, the song plays the A chord diagramC# minorC#m to A chord diagramA augmentedA chord progression until it ends.
The chords with the asteriks are played like this:

   F#m*   C#m*  G#m*   A*

A chord diagramE MajorE --9--||-4--||-11--||-12--||
A chord diagramBB -10--||-5--||-12--||-14--||
A chord diagramG+G -11--||-6--||-13--||-14--||
A chord diagramD MajorD -----||----||-----||-----||
A chord diagramA augmentedA -----||----||-----||-----||
A chord diagramE MajorE -----||----||-----||-----||


And that is basically all you need to know for the song.  Bye-bye...

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