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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

Following is the complete transcription of "Following", by the Bangles.
It's quite a difficult one, using barre chords throughout. I'm pretty sure
that it could be played without, but then you'd have to lose the arpeggio
effect that makes this song so great. Make sure that you tune your guitar
flat before you start. If you find any parts of the song too difficult, fill
them in with the chord labelled above the tab. The only bits that I'm not
positive about are the Spanish sounding chords at the end and the chords
during the second part of the second chorus, if anyone can help me out, I'd
appreciate it.

I always welcome corrections, justifications, additions, ideas, signed blank
cheques, the deeds to your house or anything else that all you generous
people out there feel the need to send me. Email me. Cheers.

Transcribed by MrDug (Douglas Michael Greenall)
Email : MrDug@Yahoo.com

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                               Following
                          Written by M. Steele
                        Performed by The Bangles.
            Taken from "Different Light" and "Greatest Hits".

Gm     - 355333
Am     - 577555
Bb     - 688766
Eb     - 668886
Dsus4  - 557785
Cm     - 335543
Fm     - 557565
Fmsus4 - 557566
F#     - 244322
F      - 133211

x    = mute string
/    = slide up
5(7) = hammer on
7(5) = pull off

Guitar 1 - Acoustic. Tune down 1/2 step:
E = Eb, A = Ab, D = Db, G = Gb, B = Bb, E = Eb

  Gm       Am       Bb                      Eb       Dsus4
E|-----3-------5-----------------6------------------------5|
B|-----3-------5--------6----------6--------8-----8-------8|
G|----------------------7------7-----7------8-----8-----7--|
D|-----------7---7----8------8------------------8------7---|
A|-------------------------8------------8-8---6------5-----|
E|-3-3---3/5--------6--------------------------------------|

              Gm
E|---------------3-3----------------3----3-------------3---|
B|-------8-------3------------------3----3-------------3---|
G|-----7---7--------------------3----------5(6)(5)---------|
D|---7---------------------33(5)---------------------------|
A|--5-----------------33(5)--------------------------------|
E|-5-----------3-----------------3----33----------3--3-----|
                                                     You think I'm crazy
                                                     or somethin',

                                                      Cm
E|------------------------3---------------------3---------3|
B|------------------------3---------------------3---------4|
G|-----------------------------3--------------------------5|
D|-------5--5----------------5---5------------5---5-----5--|
A|------5--5------------------------------------------3----|
E|-3---3-----3--------3-3-------------------3--------------|
   Always followin'  You say I'm a      Runnin' obsession
   you around.       hopeless case,     into the ground.

               Fm    Fmsus4      Gm
E|--3-3------------5-----6-----5-3------3------------------|
B|--4-4----------6-----6---6-----3------3------------------|
G|--5-5--------5-----5-------5------------3----------------|
D|---------5-----------------------------------------------|
A|------33--3----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3-3-----3-3------------|
                                    You call me a loser,

                                        Cm
E|-----------------3--------------3--3--3--3--3-3--333-3--3|
B|-----------------3--------------3--3--4--4--4-4--444-4--4|
G|-------------3------------------3--3--5--5--5-5--555-5--5|
D|--------33(5)-----5-------------5--5--5--5--5-5--555-5--5|
A|---33(5)------------------------5--5--3--3--3-3--333-3--3|
E|--------------3-----3-----------3--3--3--3--3-3--333-3--3|
  You call me a    Look over       And you say I'm
  shadow and fool. your shoulder,  haunting you.

  Fm   Fmsus4 Fm  Gm     Am      Bb        Eb Fm    Fmsus4
E|5-5-56-6-6--5-5---33-------5--------------------5-6------|
B|6-6-66-6-6--6-6---33-------5-------6-----8---------------|
G|5-5-55-5-5--5-5--------------------7-----8---------------|
D|7-7-66-6------7----------7---7---8-----8------7----------|
A|5-5-55-5------5----------------------8------5------------|
E|5-5-55-5------5-3----3/5-------6-------------------------|
                       So why do you    Why do you
                       call me?         look for me?

  Bb          Am          Bb           Am    Gm
E|------------------------------6-6-6x-555-x-3--3---3------|
B|------------------------------6-6-6x-555-x-3--3------65-3|
G|------7-----------5-------------7-7x-555-x-3--3----------|
D|----8---8-------7---7-------8---8-8x-777-x-5--5----------|
A|--8-----------7-----------8-----8-8x-777-x-5--5----------|
E|6---------6-5---------5-6-------6-6x-555-x-3--3----------|
  Why do your eyes follow me the way they do?

                    F#         Gm
E|----------------3---------------------------3--------3---|
B|----------------------------------------------65-3---3---|
G|------------3-----2(3)(2)(0)-------------3---------------|
D|-------33(5)-----------------5------33(5)----------------|
A|--33(5)------------------------33(5)---------------------|
E|-------------3----------------------------3--------3---33|
                                You hold me  Yeah, so I
                                responsible, stand accused.

      Cm          Fm           Fmsus4 FmGm
E|-33x3-3-3---33------5------5----6---5-3------3-----------|
B|-33x4-4-4---44-----------6----6--6-----------3-----------|
G|-33x5-5-5---55---------5-----5----5----------------------|
D|-55x5-5-5---55----7------------------------------------33|
A|-55x3-3-3---33------------------------------------33(5)--|
E|-33x3-3-3---33--5------------------------3-3---33--------|
  Of causing all the  Between him       You call    You call me
  trouble after high  and you. Yeah.   me a loser,  a shadow and
  school,                                           fool.

                     Cm            Fm     Fms4Fm    Gm
E|--------3------3-3-------3-33----5-5-5--56665-5-5-3--3333|
B|---------------3-3-------4-44----6-6-6--66666-6-6-3--3333|
G|---3------3----3-3-------5-55----5-5-5--55555-5-5-3--3333|
D|(5)--------5---------5----------------------------5--5555|
A|--------------------------------------------------5--5555|
E|----3-3------3-----3---3-------5------------------3--3333|
  But I was    Yeah, 'til you taught me             Why do you
 a good girl,  what it means to be true.            call me?

  Am     Bb     Fm   Fms4Bb         Am Gm Am Bb    Am
E|55555--6-6-6--555-5-6--6-6-6-6--6--5--3--5--6-66-5555-5--|
B|55555--6-6-6--666-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--5--3--5--6-66-5555-5--|
G|55555--7-7-7--555-5-5--7-7-7-7--7--5--3--5--7-77-5555-5--|
D|77777--8-8-8--777-7-7--8-8-8-8--8--7--5--7--8-88-7777-7--|
A|77777--8-8-8--555-5-5--8-8-8-8--8--7--5--7--8-88-7777-7--|
E|55555--6-6-6--555-5-5--6-6-6-6--6--5--3--5--6-66-5555-5--|
        Why do you    Why do your eyes
        look for me?  follow me the way they do?

   F#       Gm      Am     Bb     Fm   Fms4Bb          Am Gm
E|-2222222223--3333-55555--6-6-6--555-5-6--6-6-6-6--6--5--3|
B|-2222222223--3333-55555--6-6-6--666-6-6--6-6-6-6--6--5--3|
G|-3333333333--3333-55555--7-7-7--555-5-5--7-7-7-7--7--5--3|
D|-4444444445--5555-77777--8-8-8--777-7-7--8-8-8-8--8--7--5|
A|-4444444445--5555-77777--8-8-8--555-5-5--8-8-8-8--8--7--5|
E|-2222222223--3333-55555--6-6-6--555-5-5--6-6-6-6--6--5--3|
               Why do you  I know you    Why do your eyes
               call me?    look for me.  follow me the way they do?

   Am Bb    Am       F#        Gm
E|--5--6-66-5555-5---222222222-----------------3-----------|
B|--5--6-66-5555-5---222222222-------------------65-3------|
G|--5--7-77-5555-5---333333333-------------3---------------|
D|--7--8-88-7777-7---444444444--------33(5)----------------|
A|--7--8-88-7777-7---444444444---33(5)-----------------33(5|
E|--5--6-66-5555-5---222222222-3------------3--------3-----|

E|----------3-------------------------3--------------------|
B|------------2(3)(2)-------------------65-3---------------|
G|------3-------------------------3---------------------3--|
D|-33(5)---------------------33(5)-----------------33(5)---|
A|)---------------------33(5)-----------------33(5)--------|
E|-------3------------3------------3--------3------------3-|

E|-3----------------------------------------------------6--|
B|---65-3-65-3-65-3-65-3-65-3-65-3------------------------6|
G|---------------------------------5(6)(5)3----------------|
D|------------------------------------------55(3)-3-5------|
A|-----------------------------------------------5---------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

        Fm  Fms4  Gm      F  G
E|------5-5-6--6--3--3--3-1113---10--------10--------------|
B|-3----6-6-6--6--3--3--3-1113------8-----8--8----8--------|
G|----------------3--3--3-2224-10-----7-10----10-7---------|
D|---5------------5--5--5-3335-----------------------------|
A|----------------5--5--5-3335-----------------------------|
E|----3-----------3--3--3-1113-----------------------------|
                                                    (Fade out vocal adlib)

Transcribed on 26/27 October 1997 by MrDug (Douglas Michael Greenall)
Email : MrDug@Yahoo.com

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TuneSlinger wrote on June 21 2007, 08:37 am

Her MrDug

Great Tab, dude! Although, after fooling around with the song and tab a bit I'm positive the song is played with standard tuning and a capo on the second fret. You can hear the F#'s that ring out. All your stuff is otherwise correct so just transpose it down to open position (with the capo on second fret) using standard E, A, and D shapes. The chorus part stays all barres as you have it (transposed, of course).

Hats off to you otherwise, dude. This is a fun one to play.

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