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Who don't like this song? Extremely difficult to play without alternate tuning.... at 
for me... So tune your guitar so it forms an E major chord when left open (E B E G# B e). 
also need the capo on the first fret, I believe.

Keep in mind, The notes I put in parentheses ( ) are where the melody lies and the 
should be placed. You could play those parts like a solo, but I prefer just to finger pick 
a little bit while hitting the chord.

Also, you’ll have to figure out the rhythm for yourself. I spaced out parts where there 
a pretty obvious rest, but I didn’t bother with things like upstroke or downstroke, on 
off the beat, quarter notes, ect…. Not incredibly hard if you listen to it, though…

One last note, I’m not very confident in the last part of the main riff, but what I have 
fakes it well enough, and is what I usually play.


Main Riff/Verse
e      --0--0---------------------------------------------------------------|
B     --0--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#      --0--0--0-0----0--(1p0)--0-------0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0---------|
E     --0--0--0-0----(2)-2--2-(0)------0--0-(0h2-2-0)-0-(2-2-0)-0-----------|
B     --0--0--0-0----0---0--0--0------(0h-2)-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2--------------|(0)
E    --0--0--0-0----0---0--0--0-------0---0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0--0-----------|

Verse:
Screw California
And Friends that are never there
And places that they oughta
Pretend that they even care

Chorus:
e    --0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)---0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)---------|
B    -(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4---(2)-2-(2)-2-(2)-2----------|
G#    --0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0---------|
E    --4--4--4--4--4--4----2--2--2--2--2--2----------|
B    --0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0----------|
E    --0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0----------|

e      --0--0---------------------------------------------------------------|
B     --0--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#      --0--0--0-0----0--(1p0)--0-------0--0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0---------|
E     --0--0--0-0----(2)-2--2-(0)------0--0-(0h2-2-0)-0-(2-2-0)-0-----------|
B     --0--0--0-0----0---0--0--0------(0h-2)-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2--------------|(0)
E    --0--0--0-0----0---0--0--0-------0---0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0--0-----------|

Chorus:
From a false family, she can light you up
Like a holiday tree in the summer


e    ------------------------------------------------------|
B    ------------------------------------------------------|
G#    -----------------------------------------------------|
E    -0-0-0-----0-0-0-----0-0-0----0-0-0-------------------|
B    -2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-2----2-2-2-------------------|
E    -2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-2----2-2-2-------------------|

So lead us there…


Main riff/verse

So screw California
And ice that will never melt
From hearts of the modern
Children of Cicero

Repeat chorus

Ending is something like…….


e    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|
B    -4---4---4-4-4-4---7-7-----|
G#    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0----|
E    -4---4---4-4-4-4---7-7-----|
B    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|
E    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|

e    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|
B    -4---4---4-4-4-4---2-2-----|
G#    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0----|
E    -4---4---4-4-4-4---2-2-----|
B    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|
E    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-----|

e    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0----|
B    -4---4---4-4-4-4---7-7---9-7-4-5-4----|
G#    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0---|
E    -4---4---4-4-4-4---7-7---9-7-4-4-4----|
B    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0----|
E    -0---0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0----|
And I’m not really sure on ending either, but those chords, played in some combination, 
it up. So work with it and be creative and play it your own way. If you want to play it 
listen to the track. Hope this helps!
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earlthetable wrote on January 24 2007, 05:45 pm

eh, ultimate guitar cut off words at the end of lines... so some key sentences read poorly

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Jimbob Hendrix wrote on February 8 2007, 01:29 pm

fantastic

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rusty3486 wrote on July 23 2008, 11:57 pm

really good thank you

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