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Its My Prerogatuve Chords

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...IT'S MY PREROGATIVE... by Bobby Brown
-------------------------...............

*from 'Don't Be Cruel' (1988)*


Intro:

Am, Bm/A  Am7  G/A

Chorus 1:

Am                    E7
 Everybody's talking, all this stuff about me,
Am                          E7
 Why don't they just let me live?
Am                        E7
 I don't need permission, make my own decisions;
Am                 E7
 That's my preroga-tive.

Verse 1:

             Am       E7                Am                 E7
They say I'm crazy, I really don't care; that's my preroga-tive.
             Am          E7                Am                      E7
They say I'm nasty but I don't give a damn; gettin' girls is how I live.
            Am                E7
Some ask me questions; why am I so real?
    Am                          E7
But they don't understand me; I really don't know the deal.
        Am              E7
About a brother, trying hard to make it right,
    Am               E7
Not long ago before, I won this fight, sing;

Chorus 2:

Am                    E7
 Everybody's talking, all this stuff about me,
Am                          E7
 Why don't they just let me live?
Am                        E7
 I don't need permission, make my own decisions;
Am                 E7
 That's my preroga-tive.

Bridge 1:

            Am                 E7
It's my pre-rogative; it's the way that I wanna live.
            Am              E7
It's my pre-rogative; I can do just what I feel.
            Am                   E7
It's my pre-rogative; no one can tell me what to do.
            Am                      E7
It's my pre-rogative; 'cos what I'm doin', I'm doin' for you, uh!

Verse 2:

Am                       E7                 Am                  E7
 Don't get me wrong; I'm really not zooped; ego trips is not my thing.
          Am                     E7
All these strange relationships, really gets me down,
Am                         E7
 I see nothin' wrong, with spreading myself around, sing;

Chorus 3:

Am                    E7
 Everybody's talking, all this stuff about me,
Am                          E7
 Why don't they just let me live?
Am                        E7
 I don't need permission, make my own decisions;
Am                 E7
 That's my preroga-tive.

Bridge 2:

            Am              E7
It's my pre-rogative; I can do what I wanna do.
            Am              E7
It's my pre-rogative; I can live my life.
            Am            E7
It's my pre-rogative; I'm doing it just for you.
            Am       E7
It's my pre-rogative; tell me, tell me...

Middle 8:

Dm7           Bm7b5        Am
 Why... can't I... live my life?
        Dm7           Bm7b5                 Am   E7
Without all... of the things... that people say?

Interlude:

Am  E7 (x2)

      Am                  E7
I can do what I wanna do, me and you
   Am                         E7
To-gether, together, together, together, together...

Chorus 4:

Am                    E7
 Everybody's talking, all this stuff about me,
Am                          E7
 Why don't they just let me live?
Am                        E7
 I don't need permission, make my own decisions;
Am                 E7
 That's my preroga-tive...

(Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Am     Bm/A     Am7    G/A      E7      Dm7    Bm7b5

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02210  x04232  x02013  xx0003  020100  xx0211  x2323x


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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CinjinCain wrote on February 15 2010, 11:55 am

Pay no attention to the chord diagrams. (50x550 is NOT Am, its not even a chord.) Just play it like this:

INTRO Chorus

Everybody's talking,
E7
All this stuff about me,
Am E
Why don't they just let me live?

I don't need permission,
E7
To make my own decision,
Am E
That's my prerogative.

VRS. 1

Am
They say I'm crazy,
E7
I really don't care,
Am E
That's my prerogative.
Am
They say I'm nasty,
E7
But I don't give a damn,
Am E
Gettin' girls is how I live.
Am
Some ask me questions,
E7
Why am I so real?
Am
But they don't understand me;
E
They really don't know the deal.
Am
About a brother,
E7
Trying hard to make it right,
Am
Not long ago before,
E
I won this fight, sing;

CHORUS

Everybody's talking,
E7
All this stuff about me,
Am E
Why can't they just let me live?

I don't need permission,
E7
To make my own decision,
Am E
That's my prerogative.

Am
It's my prerogative,
E7
It's the way that I wanna live.
Am
It's my prerogative,
E
I can do just what I feel.

Am
It's my prerogative,
E7
No one can tell me what to do.
Am
It's my pre-rogative,
E
'Cos what I'm doin',
I'm doin' for you uh.

VRS. 2

Don't get me wrong,
E7
I'm really not zooped,
Am E
Ego trips is not my thing.

Am
All these strange relationships,
E7
Really gets me down,
Am
I see nothin wrong with,
E
Spreading myself around, sing;

(Go to Chorus than Bridge)

BRIDGE

Dm7 Em7
Why...can't I...
Am
Live my life?

Dm7
Without all...
Em7
Of the things...
Am
That people say?
(Ooh).

(Go to Chorus 2x)

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CinjinCain wrote on February 15 2010, 11:58 am

This stupid site removed the original Am I had at the start of all the Verses/Chorus' ... so obviously you're going to want to play the Am that isn't showing up.

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cLuMsY wrote on February 15 2010, 12:08 pm

umm...yes, it is Am and yes it is a chord...that's a rather wild statement...I don't know if you've used or seen Jazz chord fingerings and positions, but, I play with a number of other jazz guitarists in bands who all play this shape for Am (I originally discovered it in a book of Jazz chords)...

the reason I use it in this tab is to make it easier to change between the Am and Ab/Am shapes.

I appreciate if you're gonna come back with some theory about how it's not technically an Am (it's possibly an Am6 or Am7)...either way...it's a chord that exists...and if you've never used that shape...you're missing out.

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