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Song: Funny the way it is
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Album:  Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
tabbed by James van Rooyen


Strumming pattern for "Standing on a bridge"
All downstrokes
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----6-6----------------------------------------------------------|
G-7-7-7-7--------9--9----------------------------------------------|
D-7-7-7-7--8-6---10-10-----3-3-2-2---------------------------------|
A-5-5-5-5--8-8---10-10-----3-3-2-2---------------------------------|
E----------6-6---8--8------1-1-0-0---------------------------------|
      * *

*these two chords could be substituted for an F, if you feel that sounds better

Riff 1
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------3-3---------2-2-3-3-5-5-7-7-------------------------------|
A----------3-3-5-5-----------------------------------------------|
E--1-1-----------------------------------------------------------|


Am                     G
Lying in the park on a beautiful day,
    Em                         F
sunshine in the grass, and the children play.
Am                    G
Siren’s passing, fire engine red,
   Em                                F
someone’s house is burning down on a day like this?

    Am                      G
The evening comes and we’re hanging out,
             Em                                F
On the front step, and a car rolls by with the windows rolled down,
         Am                              G
And that war song is playing, “why can’t we be friends?”
           Em                                    F
Someone is screaming and crying in the apartment upstairs

C                           G
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
    Bm                             F
Somebody’s going hungry and someone else is eating out
C                              G
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
    Bm                            F
Somebody’s heart is broken and it becomes your favorite song

Riff 1

Am                               G
The way your mouth feels in your lovers kiss
              Em                  F
Like a pretty bird on a breeze or water to a fish
  Am                           G
A bomb blast brings a building crashing to the floor
        Em                           F
You can hear the laughter, while the children play “war”

C                           G
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
        Bm                        F
one kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
C                        G
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
     Bm                        F
On a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born

Riff 1

Dm            Bb      C               F       Em    Dm
Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
           Bb               C                 F            Em
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Dm               Bb     C               F       Em
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
     Dm           Bb           C                     G        G7
with mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?


Am - G - Am - Em

Am                                G
Watch the sky, the jet planes, so far out of my reach
         Em                       F
Is there someone up there looking down on me?
Am                  G
Boy chase a bird, so close but every time
       Em                     F
He’ll never catch her, but he can’t stop trying


Solo (with backing chords):
    Am                      G               Bm         F
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------7---7-7/9-9-9/10-10/12-10p9-10~p9\7-4---44-7-5\2-2-22-2--|
D--/5-5---5------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
    C              G             Bm     F     Am
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------3-3/5-3-5---6/8\6\5---8~-----8~---6-5---------------------|
G-----------5--------------------4------7------------------------------|
D--/5\-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|
A---------3------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                             |Chorus---->

C                           G
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
        Bm                         F
one kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
C                        G
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
     Bm                        F
On a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born
C                            G
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
     Em                              F
Somebody’s broken heart becomes your favorite song
C                           G
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
      Em                          F
A kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out.


Dm            Bb      C               F       Em    Dm
Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
           Bb               C                 F            Em
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Dm               Bb     C               F       Em
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
     Dm           Bb           C                     G       G7
with mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?

End bit:
C - G - Am

            
            
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smartin6988 177 Feb 17, 2010 01:03 PM

good but in the chorus it should be a C instead of Am

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