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Song:           Hope for a Generation
Artist:         Fat Freddy's Drop
Album:          Hope for a Generation EP
tabbed by James van Rooyen

A long song, hopefully you don't get lost in the tab. If in doubt, just use the Am & C chords.
I've divided the songs into 2 parts, the second part starts at 5:37
For the most part the song is in Am, so any fills you find you should be able to
figure out using the Am scale. Sorry for not tabbing them all out, but it'd just 
get too messy, but
do take the time to figure them out and put them in at the end of each line, because 
fit really well.

Main Riff:
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--------------2-0-2-0----------------------------|
D-----2-2-2-2------------------5-5-5-5----5-------|
A-0-0------------------7-5-3-3----------3---------|
E-------------------------------------------3-4-5-|

Main riff as intro a few times, then come in with the chords:


Main chords:
For both verse & chorus of first part of song, lyrics incl.

  Am                                      C
E-5---------5---------5---------5---------8---------8---------8---------8-|
B-5---------5---------5---------5---------8---------8---------8---------8-|
G-5---------5---------5---------5---------9---------9---------9---------9-|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Hope for a generation, just beyond my reach, not beyond my sight
  Hope for a generation,  mmmm            mmmmm

                                                                 I wanna
  Drip like honey from the honey bee,     walk from the river down to the sea
  Fly through the face of a thundercloud  Break down


Brass fills:
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------8~~~--------------------------------------|
G---9~~~~~-------9~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------|
D----------------10~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

                                 *Main fill*
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G---5-7-9~~~~~----5-7-9~~~~~~-----5-7-9~~~~\5~~~~----------------|
D---------------------10~~~~~------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|


Second part of song:
This is a call & reponse, so you'd play the first part, eg
the 8-8-10-8 on the guitar (in the record, it's the brass),
and then sing the same notes.
Towards the end it's still call and response, however Joe sings
different notes to what the brass plays.
Finally, after the singing, the brass comes in with their solo.

E-----------------------------------------------11p10p8-8--------|
B-8-8-10-8--------8-10/13-10------8-8-10-8----8------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
 Love for music...
                  A love for music...
                                  The music is me
                                              The music is you

E-------------11p10p8-8------------------------------------------|
B-8-10/13-13-----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------5*----------------|
D----------------------------------------------7b9---------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
 Music can be
              Something we do
                          Because the music is good
                              and the music is right
                                               etc

*Note: The words 'good' and 'right', etc, are sung using the C note
       (where the * is in the riff above)
       while the guitar bends from the 7 to the 9. Together (voice & guitar)
           make up part of a C major chord.

E-----------------3-3--------------------------------------------|
B-----------3-4-5-----4------------------------------------------|
G--5-5-5--5-------------5----------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
   It's the thing I do to get me through...

After this, you can solo in Cm, finishing off with this lick a couple times:
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G--/9~--7-9-7~-5-------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
And back to the intro riff, with Am fills as with the first part of the song.

Guitar at the end of the song
E-----------------------15--3~~-----------------------15~~~~-----|
B-1-3-5-7-8-10-12----13-----5~~----1-3-5-7-8-10-12~~~------------|
G---------------------------5~~----------------------------------|
D---------------------------*------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
                            *Guitar uses whammy to make the vibrato on this chord

Final Brass fill:
E----7h8p7~~~~~--~~|
B--8-------8~~~--~~|
G------------7~--~~|
D----------------~~|
A----------------~~|
E----------------~~|


First Part of song:

Verse:
Hope for a generation
Just beyond my reach, not beyond my sight
Hope for a generation
Mmm hmmm, yeah

I see it
Singing hope for a generation

Chorus:
I wanna drip like honey from the honey bee
Walk from the river down to the see
Fly through the face of a thundercloud
Break down
Down on the people that won't allow
Not gonna let them keep me
Not gonna let them hold me
Not gonna let them tempt me
No
Not gonna let them keep me...


Second part of Song:

A love for music
A love for music
The music is me
The music is you
The music can be
Something we do
Because the music is good
and the music is right
and the music can stand strong
right through the night and
music can hold you
music can keep you
safe from harm in her beautiful arms
music is you
that thing we do
it's the thing we do
it's the thing we do
it's the thing I do to get me through

            
            
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