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The Pretender Chords

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The Pretender by Dr. Dog


D     D7           A
I recall the moment,
         F#m     A       E      E7
though i can't recall the day.
    F#m    F#m9/E#    D7        A
Every other song was there on parade

Main Riff:

A         Dm


Words become,
      C#m         C#m7            F#7
But a lifetime of words will be fogotten and burned
        D7                       (main riff)
by the time you read this letter.


E                       A
If i'm not there to remind ourselves,
F#7                        Bm     Bm7/A
I'll send a friend with a plan.
D                           A
I only want you to be happier,
D                     C#m    E       Asus
I only need you to let go,  oh oh, ah ahh...

(then back to main riff)

D: xx0232
D7: xx0212
A: x02220
Dm: x0323x
F#m: 244222
E: 022100
E7: 020100
F#m9/E#: xx3224
C#m: x4665x
C#m7: 7x645x
F#7: 242322
Bm: x24432
Bm7/A: x04232
Asus: x02200

This is the exact tab I got from Zach, Dr. Dog's rhythm guitarist. This is an incredible
and they're cool dudes, so if you're not already into them definitely check them out.
and Enjoy.
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witmachine 958 Nov 28, 2006 02:55 AM

good tab to a great song. Would be nice if it were filled out with lyrics, but this is all that's needed to play the song. thanks! p.s. can't find lyrics online, guess i have to listen to the song ...

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Tootspolo 10 Dec 23, 2011 12:04 PM

Great tab, but their rhythm guitarist's name is Frank, not Zach. Zach is their piano/miscellaneous instruments.

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warmpiss 10 Jul 24, 2014 08:30 PM, edited on July 25 2014, 12:31 am

Thanks for posting the tab. Much appreciated!

Here are the lyrics as I hear them. The one's found on lyrics sites are awful. I used to own this cd, which probably had the lyrics, but at some point I thought it wise to convert rip all my music and give away my cd's :((If you have corrections PLEASE leave a comment, because I perform this on the street and I'd like to get it right.)I recall the momentThough I can't recall the dayEvery other song was there on paradewords become ah but a lifetime of wordsWill be forgotten and burnedBy the time you read this letterSins becomeOh, but the sins of your pastWill be forgotten and gone By the time you reach the pretenderOh, libraries of guiltWill be razed and burnedBy the time you reach the pretenderIf I'm not thereTo remind ourselvesI'll send a friendWith a planI only wanted you to be happierI only need you to let goWay becomeah but lifetime of wordsWill be forgotten and burned By the time you read this letterAll the sins of our pastWill be forgotten and gone By the time you reach the pretenderThe coffee's goneAnd the rooster's lunchI only call if I get worried I only want you to be happierI only need you to let goWe don't need the shelterAnd we barely fear the rainWe've been soaked too long to careOr complainWe don't need the moneyAnd we barely need our namesI won't call the cops for comfortright now I call a friend

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