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I finally figured it out!

Ants Marching
On either "Under the Table and Dreaming" or "Remember Two Things"  -- "RTT" is a great album, check it out-

On to the musique
Verse Strum
           He wakes up in the morning........
        D Am7Bm7x2 D  G   Am7Bm7
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------7--7---------------------------------------
d------7-----5/7--5/7---7-------5/7--7--7--7--7-------------------------------
a------5-----7/9--7/9---5---5---7/9--9--9--9--5------------------------------
e--------------------------------3------------------------------------------------------

He wakes up in the morning
Does his teeth bite to eat an he's rolling
He never changes a thing
The week ends the week begins

She thinks
e---------------
b---------------
g---------------
d---------------
a---5--5----------
e---3--3----------

We look at each other
Wondering what the other is thinking
But we never say a thing
And these crimes between us grow deeper

In concerts (including RTT) , DMB skips this, but it is played on Under the Table..

Continue verse strum, and sing

Take these chances
Place them in a box/Until a
F#        D
quieter time
G                       B    A
Lights down you up and die

Start verse strum on "die"

Goes to visit his mommy
She feeds him well
His concerns he forgets them
And remembers being small
Playing under the table and dreaming

Chorus
F#              D          G B A
Take these chances
F#      D           G        B  A
Place them in a box/Until a
F#        D     G                    B   A
quieter time lights down you up and die

Start verse strum on "die"

Driving in on this highway
All these cars end up on the sidewalk
People in every direction
e-----------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------7------
d--------------------------------5/7--7---7-
a---5----------------------------7/9--9---5-
e---3------------------------------------------



No words exchanged, no time to exchange
e--------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------
g---------------------------------------------------------------
d---7-------------------------------------------------------------
a---5------------------5------------------------
e----------------------3----------------------

F#       D     G           B      A
All the little ants are marching
F#          D          G        B      A
Red and black antennae waving
F#         D         G       B   A
They all do it the same
F#         D         G       B   A
They all do it the same

Do an entire measure of verse strum on "way"
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayeah!

Candyman tempting the thoughts of a
Sweet tooth tortured by weight loss
Program cutting the corners there's a loose end loose end
Cut Cut
On the fence so not to offend
Cut Cut

Chorus
F#              D          G B A
Take these chances
F#      D           G        B  A
Place them in a box/Until a
F#        D     G                    B   A
quieter time lights down you up and die

Start verse strum on "die"

Solos alternate between chorus and verse strums
finish on
                                        G   D
Lights down you up and die

This is my first tab, but I've been using the archive for a long time
Comments +/-?

Dave
Schultz1@capaccess.org
Thanx


From: AndyClap@aol.com
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 17:27:40 -0500
Subject: Dave Mathews Band//Ants Marching

Ants Marching
Dave Mathews Band
Under The Table And Dreaming and Remember Two Things

After watching the HOUSE OF BLUES performance many times on tape and in
slo-mo
here is what I have come up with

Verse
He wakes up in the morning
Does his teeth bite to eat and hes rolling
etc...

You can cheat and play DDG / GGD 
Those areactually the chords Boyd plays along with dave on the fiddle

Chorus:
Bm         D        G  Bm A
Take these chances
Etc.

Back to the DDG/GGD for the verse

Follow the DDG/GGD until...

        All the little ants are marching
4D------0------------0--------------2
5A------2------------0--------------2
6E------3------------2--------------0
(top three only!)

Repeat for 
Red annd black antenna... 
they all do it....

Back to DDG/GGD for candyman....

I can not for the life of me figure out the little shuffle that Dave plays in
the verse in between the D and the G
I think it goes a little something like this.


                  4D--------4---4                            D-------0---0
D and then  5A--------5 --5    then a G  then   A ------5 --5
                  6E--------0---0                            E------5---5

I have tried for a long time and that's all i can get

Any corrections are appreciated as well as any other DMB songs especially
Tripping Billies. Someone figure that one out.... please!?!

AndyClap@aol.com

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AC/DC_FAN wrote on April 23 2002, 12:00 am

I've been playin this song for awhile and really don't play it like this, this is wrong. The chorus by the way is F# A G F# A - D.....hope this helps a little. i'd tell u the verse but i don't know how to tab.

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jtenorio3 wrote on April 23 2002, 12:00 am

The REAL chorus is Bm A G Bm A. play D at the end.

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olsonea wrote on January 14 2014, 12:31 pm

This is technically the bridge for those looking for the chord formations.

G       D/F#   Em
All the little ants are marching


Outro:
G..D/F#..Em....
G..D/F#..Em....
G..D/F#..Em....A..
D..D..G..G..G..D.. (3x)
D..D..G.. G.. D..
Lights down, you up and die...

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