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Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 15:10:55 -0700
From: kclamp@cctr.umkc.edu (Ken Lamp)
Subject: TAB: I'll be There for You by The Rembrandts

I'll Be There For You (Theme to "Friends")
Music by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
The Rembrandts

Originally tabbed by: sobeski@lf.hp.com (Carl Sobeski),
completed by kclamp@cctr.umkc.edu (Ken Lamp)
Some of the D chords may be Dsus2, see which you think is better

Intro
e---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|
G-----5b6--5b6--4--2--0--0--2--4--2-----------| played 4 times
D---------------------------------------------|
A--0-(let ring)-------------------------------| Bass and drums
E---------------------------------------------| in on 3rd time

A                                         G
So no one told you life was gonna be this way
A                                                 C#m
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.
G                Bm              A
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
        G                D                    E
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year


     A       D         E
But, I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)
A       D         E
I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before)
A       D         E                               G
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)


A                                           G
You're still in bed at 10 and work began at 8
A                                                  C#m
You burned your breakfast so far, things are going great
G           Bm                    A
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
        G               D                  E
But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees


     A       D         E
And, I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)
A       D         E
I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before)
A       D         E                               G         A
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)


D
No one could ever know me
D
No one could ever see me
F#m
Sometime the only one who knows what its like to be me
Bm                            A
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the mess with
G                               E              D         E         F#m
Someone I'll always laugh with, even under the worst I'm best with you


Lead
D     E
A     D     E
F#m   D     E
A     D     E

G                Bm              A
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
        G                D                    E
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year


A       D         E
I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)
A       D         E
I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before)
A       D         E                               G
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)


A       D         E
I'll be there for you
A       D         E
I'll be there for you
A       D         E                               G        A
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)


Ending played during last G chord
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G----4--4-2-0--5-4-2--0--2-------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

Ken Lamp, PharmD                                     ||==\\
School of Pharmacy                                   ||==//
University of Missouri-Kansas City                   ||  \\//
                                                         //\\

In article <3k2ar0$tmm@saba.info.ucla.edu>, jma@pediatrics.medsch.ucla.edu
(Jeffrey Ma) wrote:

> Hello, everyone!  This is my first REAL post, so forgive me if I make any
> mistakes.  Before I get to the song, I want to thank everyone who has
> contributed to r.m.m.g.t and a.g.t as well as Neveda.  Ever since I started
> reading this group I've had more fun playing the six-string than ever.
> And since I'm still a little green with the guitar, this group has helped
> me a ton.  Now I'd like to try to contribute.  Thanks to all!
>
> Now, a while ago someone had requested the theme to the show "Friends,"
> and I was waiting for a response myself.  I never saw it so I decided
> to give it a try, and I think I got it.  But remember, I'm not that
> experienced (this is only the second song I've figured out), so
> I would appreciate any corrections.  Also, someone else will have to tab
> the riffs.  And here we go...
>
> Theme to "Friends"
> Music by Michael Skloff
> Lyrics by Allee Willis
> Performed by The Rembrandts
>
> Intro:  A A
>
> A                                            Em
> So no one told you that it was gonna be this way.
> A                                                      E
> Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love's blasting away.
>
> G                Dsus2           E            E
> It's like you're always stuck in second gear,
>         G                Dsus2                E                  E
> When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year. But...
>
> A                 E
> I'll be there for you (When your world starts to fall).
> I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before).
> I'll be there for you ('Cause I'm there for you).
>
> G G A
>
>
> You'll have to listen for the strum pattern!
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Jeff
> jma@pediatrics.medsch.ucla.edu

The intro lick to this song goes something like this:

---0----------------------0-------------------|
-----3-2-0------------------3-2-0-------------|
-2---------0-0-2-4-2---2----------0-0-4-2-----| played 2 times
-2---------------------2----------------------|
-0---------------------0----------------------|
-0---------------------0----------------------|


Dave Singer (dmsinge@erenj.com)


From: arabella@mail.utexas.edu (Arabella Clauson)
Subject: CRD: "Friends" theme by the Rembrandts

These are from the FRIENDS FAQ file:

Carl Sobeski (sobeski@lf.hp.com) figured them out as follows:

             Fret                Fret                Fret
     A                   G                  C#m
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
1 | | | 1 1  5th    1 | | | 1 1  3rd    | 1 | | | 1  4th
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | | 2 | |         | | | 2 | |         | | | | 2 |
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| 3 4 | | |         | 3 4 | | |         | | 3 4 | |


    Bm                   D                   E
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| 1 | | | 1  2nd    | 1 | | | |  5th    | | | 1 | |  1st
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | | | 2 |         | | | | | |         | 2 3 | | |
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | 3 4 | |         | | 3 3 3 |         | | | | | |


A                                         G
So no one told you life was gonna be this way

A                                                     C#m
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.

G                Bm              A
It's like you're always stuck in second gear

         G               D                    E
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

     A       D         E
But, I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)

A       D         E
I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before)

A       D         E                  G                 A
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)

Music by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

but
I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're there for me too)


I'll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)

> Theme to "Friends"
> Music by Michael Skloff
> Lyrics by Allee Willis
> Performed by The Rembrandts
>

Intro
  A
|--------------------------|
|---/2-2-0-----------------|
|----------2-0-0-0-(2)/4-2-|  x4
|--------------------------|
|-0------------------------|
|--------------------------|


Verse 1
A                                                      G
So no one told you life was gonna be this way
A                                                            c#m
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.
G                bm                  A
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
         G               D                    E
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

Chorus
A       D         E
But, I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)
A       D         E
I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before)
A       D         E                                         G    A
I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)

Verse 2
You're still in bed at ten, but work began at eight,
You burned your breakfast, so far, things are goin' great,
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these,
But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees, that

Chorus

Bridge
D
No one could ever know me, No one could ever see me,
f#m
Seems you're the only who knows What it's like to be me.
hm                                   bm(A)
Someone to face the day with, Make it through all the rest with
G                G(F#)                    E
Someone I'll always laugh with, Even at my worst I'm best with you.

Solo A | D | E | E  (4x)

Verse1 (last two lines)
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
And it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

Chorus

Chorus
But, I'll be there for you
I'll be there for you
I'll be there for you Cause you're there for me too


Chords:

bm(A)   x04432
G(F#)   2x0003

Carl Sobeski (sobeski@lf.hp.com) figured them out as follows:

             Fret                Fret                Fret
     A                   G                  C#m
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
1 | | | 1 1  5th    1 | | | 1 1  3rd    | 1 | | | 1  4th
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | | 2 | |         | | | 2 | |         | | | | 2 |
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| 3 4 | | |         | 3 4 | | |         | | 3 4 | |


    Bm                   D                   E
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| 1 | | | 1  2nd    | 1 | | | |  5th    | | | 1 | |  1st
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | | | 2 |         | | | | | |         | 2 3 | | |
+---------+         +---------+         +---------+
| | 3 4 | |         | | 3 3 3 |         | | | | | |


\____ ----- ____/  Arabella Clauson
     ( o o )       arabella@mail.utexas.edu
      \   /        http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~arabella/index.html
       (_)         Home of the JACKOPIERCE guitar chord file

Completed (Bridge) by Matthias Kiess on 4.VII.1995,
e-mail: kiess@ipa.fhg.de
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Jammy_D wrote on May 23 2004, 12:00 am

1st version has got the chords right, cool. ne one got the long solo bit b4 the last chorus????

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kingale wrote on May 9 2005, 12:00 am

The intro given is incorrect, it should be:
---2-2p0------------------
---------2-0-0-2/4-2------
-------------------------- repeat x2
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