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           This is an official QUALITY TABS INC. TabFile
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   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.
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                   SONG TITLE: What It's Like
                 ARTIST/GROUP: Everlast
                        ALBUM: Whitey Ford Sings The Blues
               TRANSCRIBED BY: qualitytabs@collegemail.com
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   CHORDS:
   -------
          EADGBE           EADGBE
   Dm    (xx0231)   Dsus4 (xx0233)
   Fmaj7 (xx3210)   E*    (xxx453)
   C     (x32010)  
   
   I'm transcribing this from the LP version, not the single.
   If I remember correctly, the single version is a bit shorter.
    When he's playing this song, everything he picks is picked
   in a strummy way if you know what I mean. So you don't have
   to be a 100% faithful to the tab, if you blend in some other
   notes from the chord it really doesn't matter that much.
    I tabbed the way he strums the verse and chorus chords but
   since it is really hard to tab out when someone is strumming
   you must forgive me if it's a bit off.
   
   
   RIFF 1:
       Dm  (sus4)           Fmaj7     C
   E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-----0---0---|
   B|------3-----------3--------1---------1-------|
   G|----2---------------2----2-----------0-------|
   D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
   A|---------------------------------3-----------|
   E|---------------------------------------------|
   
   
   INTRO:
   ------
   Play RIFF 1 three times,
   then play this variation once:
       Dm  (sus4)           Fmaj7     C
   E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-------------|
   B|------3-----------3--------1-----------------|
   G|----2---------------2----2-------------------|
   D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
   A|---------------------------------3----3p0-3--|
   E|---------------------------------------------|
   
   
   [The chords in the verses and choruses
    are played something like this:]
   
       Dm           Fmaj7    C          Dm
   E|------1----1-x---0----0-----0----0-1---1-3p1---1---|
   B|------3----3-x---1----1-----1----1-3---3-3-----3---|
   G|------2----2-x---2----2-----0----0-2---2-2-----2---|
   D|--0-0----------3-----------------------------0-----|
   A|------------------------3-3------------------------|
   E|---------------------------------------------------|
   
   It's kind of hard to tab out the timing but you get the idea.
   
   
   VERSE 1:
   --------
   Dm                 Fmaj7             C                      Dm
     We've all seen a man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
   Dm                Fmaj7                C                   Dm
     The hair on his face is dirty, dread-locked, and full of mange
   Dm          Fmaj7                 C                        Dm
     He asks a man for what he could spare, with shame in his eyes
   Dm       Fmaj7           C                  Dm
     "Get a job you fucking slob," is all he replies
   Dm       Fmaj7               C                  Dm
     God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
   Dm                       Fmaj7                C                Dm
     'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues
   
   
   CHORUS:
   -------
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   Dm                Fmaj7                C  [strum last C chord]    
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   
   Then you play this: [I think he doesn't play this in the
   version that's on the single, but he does in the version
   I have]

      Dm            E*        Dm            E*
   E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--
   B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--
   G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------
   D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------
   A|------------------------------------------------
   E|------------------------------------------------
   
      Dm            E*        Dm
   E-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
   B---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
   G--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
   D--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
   A--------------------------------------------------|
   E--------------------------------------------------|


   VERSE 2: [play like verse 1]
   --------
   Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom
   that said he was in love
   He said, "Don't worry about a thing, baby doll
   I'm the man you've been dreaming of."
   But 3 months later he say he won't date her or return her calls
   And she swear, "God damn, if I find that man
   I'm cuttin' off his balls."
   And then she heads for the clinic and
   she gets some static walking through the door
   They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner
   and they call her a whore
   God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
   'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose
   
   
   CHORUS: [play like previous chorus]
   -------
   Then you really might know what it's like...
   Then you really might know what it's like...
   Then you really might know what it's like...
   Then you really might know what it's like...
   
   
   BRIDGE: [play RIFF 1]
   -------
   Dm
     I've seen a rich man beg
                        Fmaj7
   I've seen a good man sin
                         C
   I've seen a tough man cry
   Dm
     I've seen a loser win
                 Fmaj7
   And a sad man grin
                         C
   I heard an honest man lie
   Dm
     I've seen the good side of bad
                       Fmaj7
   And the downside of up
                    C
   And everything between
   Dm
     I licked the silver spoon
                         Fmaj7
   Drank from the golden cup
                         C
   And smoked the finest green
   Dm
     I stroked the fattest dimes
                        Fmaj7
   at least a couple of times
                        C
   Before I broke their heart
   Dm
     You know where it ends,
                    Fmaj7
   yo, it usually depends
                C
   on where you start
   
   
   [when you've played the bridge you play this:]
   
      Dm            E*        Dm            E*
   E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--
   B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--
   G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------
   D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------
   A|------------------------------------------------
   E|------------------------------------------------
   
      Dm            E*        Dm
   E-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
   B---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
   G--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
   D--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
   A--------------------------------------------------|
   E--------------------------------------------------|
   
   
   VERSE 3: [play like verses 1 & 2]
   --------
   I knew this kid named Max
   who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
   He liked to hang out late
   he liked to get shit-faced and keep the pace with thugs
   until late one night there was a big old fight and Max lost his head
   He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead
   Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
   You know it comes that way
   At least that's what they say when you play the game
   God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
   'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose
   
   
   CHORUS: 
   -------
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
     Then you really might know what it's like...
   Dm                Fmaj7                C      
     Then you really might know what it's like...
              Dm  <- the OUTRO starts on this chord
   to have to lose
                
   
   OUTRO:
   ------
   I don't have the song with me but the outro
   goes something like this:
   
      Dm                     Fmaj7
   E|-----1-----1-----1----------0-----0-----0------
   B|-------3-----3-----3----------1-----1-----1----
   G|---2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2--
   D|-0----------------------3----------------------
   A|-----------------------------------------------
   E|-----------------------------------------------
   
      C                      Dm
   E------0-----0-----0----------1-----1-----3-1--|
   B--------1-----1-----1----------3-----3--------|
   G----------0-----0-----0----2-----2-----2------|
   D----2--------------------0--------------------|
   A--3-------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------|
   

   Repeat the outro and fade out...

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lefe34 wrote on May 2 2002, 12:00 am

Take the words, thats the song

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