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Radio Song chords

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by R.E.M.
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Song: Radio song
Artist: R.E.M.
Composers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
Album: Out of time
Tabbed by DJ
9th May 2016

CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Ab)
All chord names and fret positions will be RELATIVE TO THE CAPO,

or alternatively, tune up a half -step to: F A# D# G# C F
then all fret positions will be as shown.

[Intro chords and riff]
G *       = x x x 12 12 10
Csus2/G * = x x x 12 13 10
(Index finger on 1st string, ring finger on 3rd string,
little finger on 2nd string)

[Verse chords]
E7 * = 022434  Asus2  = x02200  Cm/G    = xx5543  Am7 = x02010
E    = 022100  A7sus2 = x02203  Csus2/G = xx5533  D   = xx0232
E4   = 022200  G      = xx5433  Am      = x02210  E7  = 020100

The two bar riff in Verse 8 continues through to the end

**************************************************************

[Intro]
Hey, I can't find nuttin on the radio!  ...Uh!
Yo, ...turn to that station!

    G *                      Csus2/G *
e |-------10----------10----|-------10----------10----| [x2]
B |----12----12----12----12-|----13----13----13----13-|
G |-12----------12----------|-12----------12----------|
D |-------------------------|-------------------------|
A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
E |-------------------------|-------------------------|

      G *          Csus2/G *         G *
The world is col - lapsing ...a - round our ears,
Csus2/G *             G *   Csus2/G *           G *  Csus2/G *
    I turned up the radio,     I can't hear it!


[Verse 1]
       E7 *                      E            E4 E
When I got to the house, and I called you out,
         E7 *                          E          E4 E
I could tell that you had been crying,   (Crying!)
           E7 *                   E     E4 E
It's that same sing-song on the radio,
     E      E4           E
It makes ...me ...sad!


[Verse 2]
  Asus2    A7sus2       Asus2    A7sus2     Asus2
I meant to turn it off,        to say good - bye,
   A7sus2   Asus2  A7sus2     Asus2  E7 *    E    E4  E
To leave in quiet,  that radi - o   song!     ...Hey, hey...
 E7 *              E             E4  E
Hey----! Ah -hah!     Hup - hup!


[Bridge 1]
        G          Cm/G
I've everything to show,
                  (Everything...)

         G           Csus2/G
  I've everything to hide,
(...to show,        everything...)

          G            Cm/G           G
Look in - to my eyes,  listen to the radio,
  (...to hide!)

Cm/G              G       Csus2/G             G
 I turned up the radio, but I can't hear it,

   Cm/G                 Am   Am7     D
No, I can't hear it!  | /  /  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  / |
                                      ^ ^ ^ ^  ^

[Verse 3]
       E7 *               E            E4 E
When I got to the show,  (Yo -ho -ho!)
         E7 *                           E          E4 E
I could tell that you had been crying,    (Crying!)
           E7 *               E         E4 E
It's that same sing-song, the DJ sucks,
    E7 *            E    E7 E E7 E
It makes me sad!  | /  /  /_/  /_/ |


[Verse 4]
  Asus2    A7sus2      Asus2  A7sus2     Asus2  A7sus2  Asus2
I tried to turn it off,     to say good - bye, ...my ...love,
A7sus2 Asus2  E7 *    E    E4   E
  That radio song!     ...Hey, hey...
    E7 *     E     E7 E E7 E
...Hey!    | /  /  /_/  /_/ |


[Verse 5]
      G             Cm/G         G
The world is col - lapsing a - round our ears,
Csus2/G               G       Cm/G
    I turned up the radio, but I can't hear it!
  Am    Am7    D
| /  /  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  / |
               ^ ^ ^ ^  ^

[Verse 6]
     E7 *  E      E7 E E7 E   E7 *              E   E7 E E7 E
Yeah!        Yeah!               (Baby, baby, baby!)

E7 *             E        E4 E   E7 *          E        E4 E
     Hup -hup! | /  /  /  /_/  |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /_/  |


[Verse 7]
  Asus2   A7sus2      Asus2  A7sus2     Asus2    A7sus2 Asus2
I tried to sing along,             but, damn that radio song,
A7sus2      E7 *   E   E4    E   E7 *     E        E4 E
  Hey, hey, hey!       Hey, hey, hey!   | /  /  /  /_/  |


[Bridge 2]
        G          Cm/G
I've everything to show,
                  (Everything...)

         G           Csus2/G
  I've everything to hide,
(...to show,        everything...)

          G            Cm/G           G
Look in - to my eyes,  listen to the radio,
  (...to hide!)

Cm/G              G       Csus/G              G
 I turned up the radio, but I can't hear it,

  Cm/G                  Am   Am7     D
No, I can't hear it!  | /  /  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  / |
                                     ^ ^ ^ ^  ^

[Verse 8]
Hey, hey...

...Hey!                           (Say what?)
    E7*                       E   E7 E E7 E
||: /_/_/_/ /__/_/ /_/__/ / | / / /_/  /_/ :|| [Repeat riff]

Hey, hey, hey!  (Let me do that wit' cha!)  Hey, hey, hey!

Hey! Hey! Hey!  (Yup! Boom!)

Hey, hey, hey!  (Say what, say what, say what?)

Hey, hey, hey!  (Check it out!)


[Rapping coda]
 E7 *
What are you saying?   What are you playing?

Who are you obeying, day out day in?   Huh!

Baby, baby, baby, that stuff is driving me crazy!

DJs communicate ...to the masses, sex and violent classes!

Now our children grow up prisoners,
All their lives RADIO LISTENERS---------!

            
            
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