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Song: 1985 (acoustic)
Artist: Bowling for Soup
Album: A Hangover You Don't Deserve\Rolling Stone Original: Bowling for Soup
Tabbed by: Jake (Hawk987)
Tuning: standard (EADGBe)

Note: The acoustic version of this song does not include the solo.
If you don't know the rythm, go to 
http://musicstore.real.com/music_store/search?affil=musicguide&value=bowling%20for%20soup&type=art
Last I checked, they still had links to the acoustic videos from there

Note2: If you are playing this on an accoustic guitar, in the verse play 
e|---x---|
B|---x---|
G|---x---|
D|---x---|
A|---x---|
E|---x---|
instead of:
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|---x---|
A|---x---|
E|---x---|

On some electric guitars, even on a clean setting, it tends to give a strange feedback.

Aside from the intro, use alternating up and down strokes

\or/ -slide
x (below) - pm (I don't think there is any pm'ing in this song)
x (within) - dead string (lay your finger over the fret, but dont     
                          press down)

Intro:
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--4--6/8--4--6/8--4--6--4--6--8--6--4-|
D|--x--x/x--x--x/x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| x1
A|--2--4/6--2--4/6--2--4--2--4--6--4--2-|
E|--------------------------------------|

Intro 2:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--4--6/8--4--6/8--4--6--4--6--8--6-|
D|--x--x/x--x--x/x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| x1
A|--2--4/6--2--4/6--2--4--2--4--6--4-|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---second time only:---------------------------|
D|--------------------4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4---10\--| x1
A|--------------------4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4---10\--|
E|--------------------2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x-2-2----8\--|			
					  ^
				I dont remember whether 
				or not this last chord is here
                               EDIT: ok, this chord is NOT here in
                                     the acoustic version

(repeat both phrases in order again)
(there is a second guitar on the intro, 
but its just the same chords and same order 
as the verse and pre-chorus, so u can figure it out)

Verse 1:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x--| x2
A|-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
 Debbie just...    she never...    One prozac..    Husband's a CPA....
 Her Dreams....    When she...     Only been....   What happened...

Pre-Chorus:
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4--------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--| x2
A|-2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--|
E|-------------0--0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--|
   she was...  she was...  she was...  on the hood...
   Her yellow  Is now the  Looks at...(go pre-chorus 2)


Pre-Chorus 2:
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-x--| x1
A|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-x--|
E|-2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x-2-x--|
   And..   Has...  Alright.....


Chorus:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---| x1
A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---|
E|-----------------0--0-0-0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4-4-4--5--5-5-5-5-5-5---|
   since bruce...  Way before...   U2, and.....    And music still....


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------------------------------------------|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
A|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
E|--------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-5-5|
  Her two kids, they tell her,cuz she still     19      19     1985..

Intro:
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--4--6/8--4--6/8--4--6--4--6--8--6--4-|
D|--x--x/x--x--x/x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| x1
A|--2--4/6--2--4/6--2--4--2--4--6--4--2-|
E|--------------------------------------|

Intro 2:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--4--6/8--4--6/8--4--6--4--6--8--6-|
D|--x--x/x--x--x/x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| x1
A|--2--4/6--2--4/6--2--4--2--4--6--4-|
E|-----------------------------------|

Verse 2: (same as verse 1)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x--| x2
A|-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-6-6-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-4-4-x-x-x-x-x-x-2-2-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
   She's seen....  She knows....   Breakfast club  Even...
   she rocked out  not a big...    thought she'd   on a member of

Pre-Chorus:
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4--------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--| x2
A|-2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--|
E|-------------0--0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--|
   wears...    made of...  and who's   thats singing
   when did... become tv?  whatever... (go down)

End the second time on:
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4| x1
A|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4|
E|-2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x-2-2|
  sit coms,gameshows

theres a silence after this pre-chorus for the "On the Radio was" line

Chorus:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---| x1
A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---|
E|-----------------0--0-0-0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4-4-4--5--5-5-5-5-5-5---|
   since bruce...  Way before...   U2, and.....    And music still....

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------------------------------------------|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
A|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
E|--------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-5-5|
  Her two kids, they tell her,cuz she still     19      19     1985..

Bridge1: (guitar only)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4--------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--|
A|-2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--|
E|-------------0--0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--|

Bridge 2: (under vocals)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4--------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--| x2 (both softly)
A|-2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6--4--4-4-4-4--|
E|-------------0--0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2--|
   she hates...make it.....when did....classic rock?
   and when....become an...please make...(go down)

End the second time on:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x| x1
A|-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x-4-4-x-x|
E|-2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x-2-2-x-x|
      stop    stop    STOP!

Bridge 2: (second guitar, under vocals)(I'm not entirely sure on this part)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|--8-6-4--4-6-8--8-6-4--9-8-9-8-9-8-6-4---|
D|-----------------------------------------| x1
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

Chorus:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---| x3
A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2--6--6-6-6-6-6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7---|
E|-----------------0--0-0-0-0-0-0--4--4-4-4-4-4-4--5--5-5-5-5-5-5---|
   bruce.......    Way before...   U2, and.....    And music still....
   Her two kids    they tell her   cuz she still   1985.......
   bruce.......    Way before...   U2, and.....    And music still....

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------------------------------------------|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
A|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7|
E|--------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-x-x-5-5-5-5|
  Her two kids, they tell her,cuz she still     19      19     1985..


Finally done. I tried to get the partial lyrics as close as i could. 
Remember, this is for the Acoustic version from the Rolling Stone Original, 
not the album version. 
Due to the size restrictions of the tab form, the second part of the chorus was
slightly altered. The tabs are still right, just the spacing is a bit awkward.

If you have any suggestions, corrections, insults, 
random comments, or you need an MP3 of this song, e-mail me at
btfenwndm@yahoo.com

and after tabbing out my first song, I suddenly have a lot more respect for 
people who can just sit down and tab an entire song start to finish.

If you want to submit this tab anywhere else, or distribute this tab in any way, feel
free too as long as you leave my name(s) and e-mail address on it.

            
            
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jacketpulse 61 Sep 15, 2010 11:21 PM

great tab, the only thing that i would reccommend is instead of playing the Em, playing the full E. it just sound fuller and more like the song :)

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