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Difficulty
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Author/Artist: Counting Crows
Title: American Girls
Album: Hard Candy
Transcribed by: Tom
Email: Madklikor@aol.com

G1 is soft electric (left channel)
G2 is an electric with soft distortion (right channel
G3 is acoustic and plays the chords

-Intro :

-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0h2-0h2-0-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0-2b3r2-0-|----------------|
-|-3---------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
   G1

-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0h2-0h2---|-0------0---0----------------|----------------|
-|-3---------------------------|--------------3-------3---3--|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|------3---3---------1---1----|----------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|

-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0h2-0h2-0-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0-2b3r2-0-|------|---------|
-|-3---------------------------|-----------------------------|-3----|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|

-End of Verse 1 :

-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0h2-0h2-0-|----2p0-2--0h2--2--0-2b3r2-0-|------|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-3----|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|------|---------|
   G1


-Chorus : play two times :

-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|------------------------|
-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
   G2

-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
-|-10-----10-8-----10------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
-|-10----------------------|----------------9-10-9----|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|-10----------10--------10-|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|


-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|---------10-8------10----|---------10-8---10-------|------------------------|
-|-7-----------------------|-10----------------10----|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|


-|-------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
-|-------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
-|-------10----10----------|-9-------------9-10-9------|----------------------|
-|----10----10-------------|-----10-----10--------10---|----------------------|
-|-------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
-|-------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
   This line isn't played on the second chorus

-Second verse :

-|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
-|-8----8-6----6-5----5-5h6-5-|-8----8-6----6-5----5-5h6-5-|------------------|
-|----5------5------5---------|----5------5------5---------|------------------|
-|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
-|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
-|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
   G1 (w/delay)

-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
-|-8----8-6----6-5----5-5h6-5-|-5---------------------------------------------|
-|----5------5------5---------|-----------------------------------------------|
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
 | G1
 |
-|----------------------------|-------------------------------|---------------|
-|--------------------6--5----|----------15----------13-------|---------------|
-|--------------------5--5----|------12------------------10---|---------------|
-|----------------------------|10/14--------------------------|---------------|
-|----------------------------|-------------------------------|---------------|
-|----------------------------|-------------------------------|---------------|
   G2

-|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------|
-|-----------15-------11-------|------------15--------------|-----------------|
-|-------12--------------10----|--------12------------------|-----------------|
-|10/14------------12-------12-|-10/14----------------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------|
   G2 continued

-|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-|-----8--------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-|---7----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-|-8------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


-The bridge is like the intro except the last measure.

-Third verse :

-|----------------|----------|----------------|-------------------------------|
-|----------------|----------|----------------|-------------------------------|
-|----------------|------5---|-----------3----|-------------------------------|
-|----------------|------5---|-3----3----3----|-------------------------------|
-|----------------|-1/3------|-3----3----1----|-------------------------------|
-|----------------|----------|-1----1---------|-------------------------------|
   Wha fill G2 ??


-Last verse : idem verse 2, but G2 played this before the chorus :

-|--------------------------|-------------------------|-------------12--------|
-|-----------15---13--------|-----------13---11---11--|----------13-----13----|
-|-------12----------12-----|-------10---------10-----|-------12-----------12-|
-|-10/14----------------14--|-10/12-------------------|-10/14-----------------|
-|--------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
-|--------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|


-|-------------13-------------|-------------15-------|-----10--------|--------|
-|----------11------11----11--|-------13-------------|---------------|--------|
-|-------10------------10-----|----12----12----------|-10------------|--------|
-|-10/12----------------------|-14-------------------|---------------|--------|
-|----------------------------|----------------------|---------------|--------|
-|----------------------------|----------------------|---------------|--------|


-Last Chorus : idem Chorus 1 but then :

-|--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
-|--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
-|--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
-|------2--3----|-------2--3----|------2--3----|---------------|--------------|
-|-5------------|--1------------|-0------------|---------0-----|--------------|
-|--------------|---------------|--------------|-3---1-3---3-1-|--------------|
   G2

-|----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------|
-|----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------|
-|----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------|
-|--------2--3----|---------2--3----|-----5--3---2h3p2-b3r2b3r2b3r2---|-------|
-|-5--5-5---------|--1--1-1---------|-0-------------------------------|-------|
-|----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------|
                                                 Quick

Play this two times :

-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-10-10-10-10----10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10----10-10-10-|------------------------|
-|-12-12-12-10----10-10-10-|-12-12-12-10----10-10-10-|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
-|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
   American girls oh...

-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
-|-10-10-10-10----10-10-10-|-8-8-8-8------------------|-----------------------|
-|-12-12-12-10----10-10-10-|-9-9-9-9--------9-10-9----|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|-----------------------10-|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
-|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
                             ??? Not sure at all

Then :

-|--------------|----------------|--------------|------------|----------------|
-|-18v---18v----|-15/18v---18v---|-18v----18v---|------------|----------------|
-|--------------|----------------|--------------|------------|----------------|
-|--------------|----------------|--------------|------------|----------------|
-|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3---3--5---|----------------|
-|--------------|----------------|--------------|------------|----------------|
   Continued on G1 (you make me cry)

-|-------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|----|
-|----15----17----18----17-|----18----18-17-18-----|-18--18-18--20-20-20-|----|
-|-14----14----14----14----|-----------------------|---------------------|----|
-|-------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|----|
-|-------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|----|
-|-------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|----|


-|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
-|------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
-|-5------------5---------|---------------------------------------------------|
-|-5------------5---------|-3-------------------------------------------------|
-|-3------------3---------|-3-------------------------------------------------|
-|------------------------|-1-------------------------------------------------|
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