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this is based on the 2007 live version found on his official channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlUyNmUABbc
this is practically equivalent to the main guitar of the album version.

chords are relative to tuning.

tab legend at the bottom.

chord positions:
            Chord   EADgbe    
              E     022100
              Asus2 x02200 and 579655 (correct one will be specified)
              Bsus4 x24452
              F#m   244222
              G#m   466444

[Intro]
  (first time)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
g|--------1-------|------4-----4---|\2------2-------|------6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|/7--------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

                       
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|--------0-------|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
g|--------7---7---|------------4---|--------6-------|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|--------x-------|0-----0---------|--------x-------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|----5-----5-----|5/7-----7-------|x-x-4-4-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|--0-------------|----0-----------|----------------|
          v                                 v     ^  v ^ v ^

  (second time)
e|------------0-0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0-0-|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|------4-----4---|--------2-------|------6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|2---------------|2/5-------5-----|----4-----------|4/7-------7-----|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|0---------------|----0-----------|
              v ^                               v ^
                       
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
b|----------------|----------------|--------0---0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|--------7---7---|------4-----4---|--------6-----6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|--------x-------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-----9-------|--5-------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-4-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|0---0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
          v                                       ^  v ^ v ^ v

[NOTES ON THE INTERLUDES]
(the interludes between verses are basically the intro riff getting more and more passionate.
this finally results in completely strumming it.
just slowly work up from the picking pattern to the strumming pattern and it'll sound beautiful)

  (picked version)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|--------------0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
                                                v ^  v ^ v ^         
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

(make sure to always keep the d-string muted.)

[Verse 1]
       E                                          Asus2[X02200]     Bsus4         
you've got that yellow ribbon, stuck on your h-2. thanks for the support.
  E                                         Asus2[X02200]     Bsus4        
memorial day weekend, you threw a barbecue. thanks for the support.
     F#m                  G#m                 Asus2[579655]          G#m        
i can feel the love seven thousand miles away, and i'm a patriot, as i was trying to say
                Bsus4        
when you cut me short. thanks for the support.

(play one interlude for each verse, slowly working your way up from the picked one to the strummed one)
  (picked version)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|--------------0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
                                                v ^  v ^ v ^         
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

[Verse 2]
      E                                               Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
i was gunning for osama, when you sent me for saddam. thanks for the support.
      E                                                  Asus2[X02200]     Bsus4
and i just sat down to dinner; it's another can of spam. thanks for the support.
       F#m                          G#m                        Asus2[557965]           G#m
you say "complete the mission", and i say "count on me" 'cause, i don't even know what mission there might be
    Bsus4
to abort. thanks for the support.

(play one interlude for each verse, slowly working your way up from the picked one to the strummed one)
  (picked version)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|--------------0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
                                                v ^  v ^ v ^         
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

[Verse 3]
        E                                                        Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
and you sent me here a third time, and my house was repossessed. thanks for the support.
       E                                                Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
now my wife is in a triler, but she sent a kevlar vest. thanks for the support.
     F#m                G#m                  Asus2[579655]          G#m
and i think of her only every time a i bleed. someday we will meet again at walter reed,
      Bsus4
the resort of last resort. thanks for the support.

(play one interlude for each verse, slowly working your way up from the picked one to the strummed one)
  (picked version)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|--------------0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
                                                v ^  v ^ v ^         
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

[Verse 4]
        E                                                        Asus2[x02200] Bsus4
and you hired those mercenaries, who make eight times what i do. thanks...      for that.
        E                                                          Asus2[x02200]
and you showed up on thanksgiving with a turkey and a camera crew. thanks...      giving.
          F#m                 G#m                 Asus2[579655]          G#m
now you're giving guns to the ones who shot at me. tank is full, but the strategy might be
       Bsus4
down a quart. thanks for the support.

(play one interlude for each verse, slowly working your way up from the picked one to the strummed one)
  (picked version)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|--------------0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|
                                                v ^  v ^ v ^         
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

[Verse 5]
        E                                                  Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
and i appreciate the stop-gap, and i appreciate the surge. thanks for the support.
        E                                      Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
another 20,000 voices to harmonize this dirge. thanks for the support.
      F#m                       G#m                       Asus2[579655]             G#m
to the democractic congress who could've sent me home, who must've come down with a new gulf war syndrome
        Bsus4
of some sort. thanks for the support.

(there's no excuse to not be strumming in tears by this point, so here's just the strummed version)
  (strummed version)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v           ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

[Verse 6]
    E                                                   Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
and if i die tomorrow, won't you ship me home at night? thanks for the support.
    E                                                 Asus2[x02200]     Bsus4
and if i have a funeral, make sure it's out of sight. thanks for the support.
      F#m                   G#m                    Asus2[579655]            G#m
in the final seconds you've got a plan to win, just cut those taxes and let jesus toss one in
          Bsus4
from half court. thanks for the support.

  (now the outro, even more passionately, keeping the d-string muted)
e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|
g|1-------1---1-1-|/4-4-4-4---4-4\2-|2-------2---2-2-|/6-6-6-6---6-6---|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|
A|2-------2-------|/5---5-------5\4-|4-------4-------|/7---7-------7---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v   

e|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
b|------------0-0-|---0---0---0-0---|------------0-0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|
g|6/7-----7---7-7-|\4-4-4-4---4-4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|x-------x-------|-----x-------x---|x-------x-------|-----x---x---x---|
A|7/9-----9-------|\5---5-------5---|5/7-----7-------|\4---4---4---4---|
E|0-------0-------|-----0-------0---|0-------0-------|-----0---0-------|
  v       v   v ^     ^ v ^   ^ v    v       v   v ^     ^ v ^ v ^ v ^

  (now calm down)
e|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|----------------|
b|------------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
g|--------1-------|-/4---4-----4---|\2------2-------|-/6---6-----6---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----2-----------|2/5-------5-----|\4--------------|4/7-------7-----|
E|0---------------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|

e|------------0-0-|----------------|------------0-0-|----------------|----------0-----|
b|--------0---0---|----------------|--------0---0-0-|0-0-0-0-X-------|----------0-----|
g|6/7-----7-------|--4---4-----4---|4/6-----6---6-6-|2-2-2-2-X-------|----------1-----|
D|--------x-------|----------------|----------------|x-x-x-x---------|----------2-----|
A|7/9-------------|\5--------5-----|5/7-------------|4-4-4-0-4b5r4p0-|h2--------2-----|
E|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----------------|----0-----------|
          v   v ^                           v   v ^  v ^ v ^                    v

tab key: / = slide up to next note
         \ = slide down to next note
         h = hammer on the next note
         p = pull off to next note
         b = bend, next number is equivalent note
         r = release bend, next number is equivalent note
         x = play string muted
         X = mute string without playing
         v = strum (appears below notes)
         ^ = up strum (appears below notes) 

            
            
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