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Author/Artist: Dave Matthew Band
Title: Mother Father
Album: Everyday
Transcribed by: Adam Strachn
Email: CookieMonster912@hotmail.com

This is a cameo with Carlos Santana. This song is hard to depict where the chorus and 
bridge are. Dave layers the guitar vet well. I have the basic parts and patterns for 
the song. I hope you like it. This is also played on a classical guitar (nylon 
strings). It sounds very nice.

Intro – let the strummed chords ring 
--------------------------------------------------7--7--5----------------------|
-8---7--8--10---8--7h8p7-------7--8--7---5-----------------8--9----------------|
-9-------------------------7------------------5-----------------9h11p9--4---4--|
-9-------------------------7------------------5-------------------------4---4--|
-7-------------------------5------------------3-------------------------2---2--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              

Verse – This is the basic pattern. I think Dave has some strange strumming pattern in 
the mix too. It would sound better with a band backing you up too.
This is played pretty fast too.
-------7----------|--------7--------|--------------7-----------|
----8-----8-------|-----8-----8-----|-----------8-----8--------|
-9-----------8h9p8|--9-----------9--|--------9-----------9/11--|
------------------|-----------------|-----9--------------------|
------------------|-----------------|--7-----------------------|
------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
                                                                              
-------7--------|--------7----------|--------------7-----------------|
----8-----8-----|-----8-----8-------|-----------8-----8--------------|
-9-----------9--|--9-----------8/9--|--------9-----------9-----9h11--|
----------------|-------------------|-----9-----------------9--------|
----------------|-------------------|--7-----------------------------|
----------------|-------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                              
Chorus – This is just the verse picking patter with the below chords and muting being 
played in rapid flamenco strum style.
"Mother Father please explain to me . . . "
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-x--x--x--x--x--x---9--9--9---x--x--x--x--x--x---9--9--9---x--x--x--x--x--x--|
-x--x--x--x--x--x---9--9--9---x--x--x--x--x--x---9--9--9---x--x--x--x--x--x--|
-x--x--x--x--x--x---7--7--7---x--x--x--x--x--x---7--7--7---x--x--x--x--x--x--|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    Bridge – "What's all this talk about?" 
This is played pretty darn fast too. You can use the chords below 
instead of the picking. It sounds better when playing solo.
------------------------------------------------------------------|
-8-------7-------8-------7-------8-------7-------8-------7--------|
----9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-----|
-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9--|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

Alternate Strumming pattern for the bridge – (best played at the end)              
-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-12---11---9------12---11---9--|--12---10---9-------12---11---9--|
-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-10----9---7------10----9---7--|--10----9---7-------10----9---7--|
-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Then goes back to the verse

Then play the chorus

Then the bridge ("coming at you . . . we're taking the water")

            
            
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