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Bad Fish Chords


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Jack Johnson-Badfish/Boss DJ

Tabbed by: Jamstein
Email: 1mug@graffiti.net (Suggestions, comments?)

Alright everyone, since nobody else decided to step up in tabbing this excellent,
fantastic, wonderful song, I decided to do it myself. As you may or may not no,
this song is a cover of Sublime's Badfish and Boss DJ, two songs which Mr. Johnson
melded together ever so elloquently. So, here it is, it's not perfect, and it's only
the chords, but i'm sure there's a uitarist out there who can make a full on, intricate
tab to this song:

Intro: F A#, D#, F (perhaps A high F)

F                                           A#
When you grab a hold of me
D#                                               F
Tell me that I’ll never be set free
F                                           A#
But I’m a parasite, creep and crawl
D#                                               F
I step into the night.
F                           A#
Two pints of booze
D#                                         F
Tell me are you a badfish too? (are you a badfish too?) 

Chorus (kinda):

A#                                       F
Ain’t got no money to spend
A#                                     F
And I hope this night will never end
A#                            F
Lord knows I’m weak
A#                                              Cminor (?)
Won’t somebody get me off of this reef
F                                       Cminor
And baby your a big blue whale
low F                                              high F
I'll grab the reef when all duck diving fails
F                                                              Cminor
And I can swim but I wish I had never learned
low F                                                high F
Cuz the water’s too polluted with germs

Now, Same as 1st Verse:
F                                                           A#
Dive deep when it’s ten feet overhead
D#                                                      F
And grab the reef, that's underneath my bed, (It’s underneath my bed)
 A#                                         F
Ain’t got no quarrels with God, 
A#                                         F
Ain’t got no time to grow old
A#                                         F
Lord knows that I’m weak
A#                                              Cminor (?)
Won’t somebody get me off of this reef

Now, Boss DJ comes in:

F                                                     A#
And there’s a steel train comin’ in, 
F                                  A#
I would take it if I could
F                                     A#
And I would not lie to you, 
F                                     A#
because Sunday mornin’ soon will come
F                                        A#
Things will be, easier to say
F                                                          A#
Upon the microphone like I'm a Boss DJ
F                                                             A#
I will walk up upon the stage, like it was dry land
F                                                 A#
A Boss DJ ain’t nothin’ but a man
C                                   A#
No trouble, no fuss, I know why..

F            A#  F                                     A#  
It’s so nice, I wanna hear the same song twice,
F            A#  F                                     A#  
It’s so nice I wanna hear the same song twice

C                                              A#
Nowadays all the songs on the radio,
They all,
All drive me crazy

Alright, that's more or less the whole thing.  Some parts are a little iffy, but it's
just a rough tab.  Thank you for reading and choosing to lean this wonderful song.
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jackappreciater wrote on April 23 2006, 01:59 pm

strumming pattern? please thanks

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greatest_hits wrote on July 19 2006, 06:04 pm

the first lines use an F - Gm - D# - F progression, A# isn't until a little later, try that out

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TKO12383 wrote on May 25 2007, 10:55 pm

the chord progression dosent work and it just dosnt sound right.

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