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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

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PSA (BAD DAY)

Chords by: Mark Bettis (JJY515@mgvax.ulst.ac.uk)

Notes:

Verse: The F C Bb hammer on the chords you can do the Peter buck
jangles using these chord shapes but he goes back to F from Bb before
Beginning the next F C Bb progression.

Chorus:  Use strummed chords, not Buck-esque jangles, and unlike the verse
 section, the Bb's do go jangle back to F before beginning the next F C Bb
 phrase

{Intro}:   Eb (6th fret A-shape barre) four times


  F (hammer-on)     C                     Bb
A public service announcement followed me home the other day,
  F            C     Bb
I bade it nevermind, go away.
    F                          C
The shit's so thick, you could stir it with a stick,
    Bb                             F               C             Bb
the paper wouldn't lie, wisdom got lost to mankind, we gloat and jeer with it


{Bridge}:

C(8th fret)                      Bb(6th fret)
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times, Lord,
           C                                Bb               A(5th)       C
count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear, well you can't send us, listen,


F         C               Bb
Radio no, play the game, three words, first one short,
F          C            Bb
magazine, book, cinema, N - O - down,
F                C         Bb
many fears are gone, step down, step down,
        F          C    Bb
watch a heel crush,  ah this means war


F C Bb  (x2)


  F                 C               Bb
I saw the light, it can't be right


F C Bb


{Bridge}:

C(8th fret)                      Bb(6th fret)
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times, Lord,
           C                                Bb               A(5th)       C
count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear, well you can't send us, listen,


{Chorus}:

            F         C           Bb
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture,
             F       C  Bb
It's been a bad day, please
             F         C           Bb
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture,
             F       C  Bb
It's been a bad day, please


{Break}:   D(5th)   C(3rd)  E(7th)  D(5th)
           D(5th)   C(3rd)  E(7th)  D(5th)
           Bb(6th)  A(5th)  C(8th)


  F                 C                     Bb
A public service announcement followed me home the other day,
  F            C     Bb
I bade it nevermind, go away.
    F                          C
The shit's so thick, you could stir it with a stick,
    Bb                             F               C             Bb
the paper wouldn't lie, wisdom got lost to mankind, we gloat and jeer with it


C  Bb

F C Bb (x2)


  F                 C               Bb
I saw the light, it can't be right


F C Bb


{Bridge}:

C(8th fret)                      Bb(6th fret)
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times, Lord,
           C                                Bb               A(5th)       C
count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear, well you can't send us, listen,


{Chorus}:

            F         C           Bb
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture,
             F       C  Bb
It's been a bad day, please
t            F         C           Bb
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture,
             F       C  Bb
It's been a bad day, please


{Ending}:   Eb (6th fret A-shape barre) four times


------
From: Bill Johnson (waj@keene.edu)

{riffs through the song}

intro:  a barred Eb

el-------------------------------------------|l
bl-------------------------------(1)---------|l
gl-------------------------------------------|l
dl------------3---3---2---0------------------|l
al0---1---3-------------------3---3--3--3--3-|l
el-------------------------------------------|l


el----------------------------------------------|l
bl----------------------------------------------|l
gl--------------3---3---2---0---2---2--2--2--2--|l   repeat as heard
dl----------------------------------------------|l
al--0---1---3-----------------------------------|l
el----------------------------------------------|l

this is pretty straight forward

the part after this last part is a touch in the background, but its just two
climbs and descents along the G string that mirrors and or is just off the
vocals by a beat or so

the other part that I have to offer is the little bit I think separates
the chorus from the third verse, or there abouts

it seems to be just a veriation of the F chord

el----------1----------1----|l
bl--------------------------|l
gl-------2----------2-------|l
dl-3--0-------3--0----------|l
al--------------------------|l
el--------------------------|l

perhaps exchange the A for a C (?)

            
            
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