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Like A chord diagramA majorA Song
from the album War
transcribed by Ryan Fitzsimmons
The is my take on "Like A chord diagramA majorA Song".  You will have to listen
to the recording for the timing.  I put the chord names
above each measure for reference.


It starts off with these weird sustained notes, for which I
use harmonics to try to get close to the sound, letting them
all sustain together.

Eb-------------------
Bb---<12>------------
Gb--------------<12>-
Db--------<7>--------
Ab-------------------
Eb-------------------


The main riff in each verse is this


Riff A chord diagramA majorA
   A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramAsus2Asus2        A chord diagramC majorC
Eb------------]--------------]------------]--------------]
Bb---0--------]---3----------]---0--------]-1--0--1--0---]
Gb------0-----]------2-------]------2-----]--------------]
Db-2-------2--]-0-------0----]---------2--]--------------]
Ab------------]--------------]-0----------]--------------]
Eb------------]--------------]------------]--------------]
   Like    ..



Riff A chord diagramA majorA repeats once and then goes into this solo


Solo
   A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramAsus2Asus2         A chord diagramC majorC
Eb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Bb---------------]-------------]------------]--12-13-12----]
Gb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14--------]-----------14-]
Db-----14-----14-]-------------]------------]--------------]
Ab---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Eb-12------12----]-------------]------------]--------------]

   A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramAsus2Asus2    A chord diagramC majorC
Eb---------------]-------------]-------]-10-12-14-10-12-14\]
Bb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Gb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---]-------------------]
Db-----14-----14-]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Ab---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Eb-12------12----]-------------]-------]-------------------]


Then Riff A chord diagramA majorA repeats twice, followed some funky chords with
heavy delay - there are two guitars in this part, but they
both basically do the same thing, as shown in Riff B.


Riff A chord diagramBB
   A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramAsus2Asus2         A chord diagramC majorC
Eb-7-----7---]-7------8--]--7------7--]--7----7------------
Bb-8-----8---]-8------8--]--8------7--]--7----7------------
Gb-9-----9---]-9------9--]--9------7--]--7----7------------
Db-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
Ab-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
Eb-----------]-----------]------------]--------------------
                         I won't wear it on my sleeve.....


Riff A chord diagramBB happens Twice before the chorus, which basically uses
the chords shown below


Chorus
   A chord diagramC majorC                            A chord diagramD MajorD
Eb-10------10--10-]--10---10--]-/12-----12---------]-12----
Bb-8-------8---8--]--8----8---]-/10-----10---------]-10----
Gb-9-------9---9--]--9----9---]-/11-----11---------]-11----
Db-10------10--10-]--10---10--]-/12-----12---------]-12----
Ab----------------]-----------]--------------------]-------
Eb----------------]-----------]--------------------]-------
   I'm too ...

In the first chorus (I'm too old to be told..), the chords above
only happen once, but in all the other chorus it happens twice

After the second and third chorus there is a bridge that goes
like this


Bridge
   (No Chords)                   (A chord diagramG MajorG)          (A chord diagramD MajorD)
Eb--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
Bb--------------]--------------]--8---8---8-]--7---7---7---
Gb--------------]--------------]--7---7---7-]--7---7---7---
Db--------------]--------------]--5---5---5-]--4---4---4---
Ab--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
Eb--------------]--------------]------------]--------------
  Let the ..
The Bridge always repeats once.

After you get through the second chorus, and then the bridge shown
above, The Edge rips a great solo much like the one at the
beginning of the song, with lots of delay.


Solo #2
   A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramAsus2Asus2         A chord diagramC majorC
Eb---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Bb---------------]-------------]------------]--12-13-12----]
Gb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---14---]-----------14-]
Db-----14-----14-]-------------]------------]--------------]
Ab---------------]-------------]------------]--------------]
Eb-12------12----]-------------]------------]--------------]

   A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramAsus2Asus2    A chord diagramC majorC
Eb---------------]-------------]-------]--14------14-------]
Bb---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Gb---------------]--11--12-11--]-/14---]------14------14---]
Db-----14-----14-]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Ab---------------]-------------]-------]-------------------]
Eb-12------12----]-------------]-------]-------------------]

   A chord diagramE minorEm
Eb-14----14---]-14----14--]-14---14----]-10-12-14-10-12-14\]
Bb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Gb----14----14]----14---14]----14---14-]-------------------]
Db------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Ab------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]
Eb------------]-----------]------------]-------------------]

Ater that it goes through the third verse and chorus, where
the only thing that is really differen't is that Riff A chord diagramBB
gets played three times instead of twice.  The song the breaks
down into a drum groove, the bass changes key to A chord diagramD MajorD minor,
and one of the guitars plays some funky riffs like this


Ending Riff

Eb---5----5----5----5----5--3--3--3-
Bb---6----6----6----6----6--3--3--3-
Gb---7----7----7----7----7--4--4--4-
Db----------------------------------
Ab----------------------------------
Eb----------------------------------

It does this untill it fades out


Confused? Here are the lyrics with the parts indicated where they
happen

(Intro)

(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Like a ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Like ..

(Solo)

(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
And in ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Revolution ..

(Riff A chord diagramBB)
I ..
(Riff A chord diagramBB)
see ..,
And ..

(Chorus)
I'm ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Tonight, ..

(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
And we ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
And .....

(Riff A chord diagramBB)
..let ..
(Riff A chord diagramBB)
As ..
And ..

(Chorus)
To ..
(Chorus)
To ..

(Bridge)
Let ..
(Bridge)
Let ..

(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Is ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Is ..
Is ..

(Solo #2)

(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
A chord diagramA majorA ..
(Riff A chord diagramA majorA)
Nothing ..

(Riff A chord diagramBB)
And ..
(Riff A chord diagramBB)
Well ..
When ..
(Riff A chord diagramBB)
You ...

(Chorus)
Angry ..
Two ..
(Chorus)
A chord diagramA majorA ...
Oh ...

(Bridge)
Is ..
(Bridge)
Is ..

(Ending Riff)


If you listen to the song for the timing, it should be pretty easy
send any comments to

rfitzsim@oswego.edu

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