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Word Of Mouth Chords

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Capo
intermediate
6th fret
Awesome artist but not well known. Liked this song and couldn't find a tab so I made one.
This is the Audiotree session version. He does a no capo version as well and its the 
exact same chords.

Capo 6.
The Bass line follows this pattern and you just pick the chords overtop

          Am
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-------------------0-------------------0--------3-----0------------0-|
E|-------------0--------3----------0---------3---------------------0-----3---|

The bass changes to follow the C chord. Anything in brackets is optional but it is in 
the song.

          C
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------(pick)-----(pick)-----(pick)----(pick)---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------(0)--3---------------(0)--3---------------------------------|
E|--------3------------------3-----------------------------------------------|
(pick just means pick the top strings in the C chord)

The strumming pattern is pretty simple. Listen to the song to get it down.


[Intro]

Am


[Verse 1]

    C
Oh, I see a girl thats blue like the sea
                                              Am
when i go to sleep you know that she sees me, too
      C
yeah, just standing around like the popular kids
                                   Am
hoping saint peter will let us in, too
                         F
"well," he says " if you value your life stay off the drugs
       C
if you value the drugs stay off the map.
       G
if you value maps you better travel, son.
       F                                         C(single strum)          Am
if you dont want to travel then you better run"

ooh, yeah, mmm, oh
           C
yeah, well I knew a king in his purple throne
                                              Am
oh, and he had some trouble so he's all alone now
       C
well I used to bring him little presents from time to time
                                             Am
and hed sit me in his castle and hed pick my mind
          F
he said, "if you value your heart, oh stay on the road.
       C
if you value the road, oh stay on the top .
       G
if you value the top, oh youre gonna suffer son.
       F                                             C(single strum)      Am
and if you dont want to suffer, then you better run"


(Full strums)

       C
well i see my boss in his practical suit
                                            Am
ill toss him in the cellar wont give him no food

(Back to picking)

     C
when anybody tries to tell him what to do
                                   Am
he holds his breath until he turns blue
          F
he says, "if you value your job, stay out of crime.
       C
if you value the crime, stay out of doors.
       G
if you value them doors you better lock em son.
       F                                    G
and if you dont want to lock em, you better buy a gun"

This part speeds up. Its the same Chords but just at a different tempo. Theres a few 
riffs here. Theres no real
pattern I can distinguish. He just plays around with the high B and E strings on the 
third fret with his pinkie.
He also throws in some bends on the B string.
The new bass riff comes to this.

         Am
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------0-----3-----------------0------3-3--------------------|
E|-------0------3------------------0------3-----------------------------------|

           C
yeah, well i saw a snake in an apple tree
                                                    Am
you know i didnt trust a word that he hissed to me, no!
                   C
yeah, he said, "it must be gettin awful lonely tryin to save the world;
                                                   Am
just buy a collared shirt and try and fuck some girls."
          F
he said, "if you value your limbs, stay in the game.
       C
if you value the game, stay in the style.
       G
if you value that style, youre a sinkin son.
       F
if you dont want to sink then you better run."


(strumming) 

C     Am     C     Am

Little ending rif
        C                             F
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------3^------5-------3^----5------------1--1h3-3s5---------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------2----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------3--------------------------------------|
A|-------3------3-------3------3----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

F

And finish on 

C



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| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| s    slide

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HardcoreKipper 181 Aug 15, 2014 09:10 AM

All of the chords sound bang on but I'm having so much difficulty trying to work out the bass notes and picking the chords and everything :(

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holyroller12 40 Jul 07, 2015 11:59 PM, edited on July 8 2015, 09:36 pm

You play this like a waltz. Strike the bass note then 2 strums on the remaining notes of the chords.You can start trying to fill the notes on the b and e strings by listening carefully and just generally playing around.

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lukemelong 56 Jan 08, 2016 11:30 AM

First of all thanks to everyone for the support. I haven't checked this in a while and I'm surprised how big this tab has gotten. Yes it's played like a waltz and the best thing to do is throw the song on and play just the beginning over and over and then when you know the picking pattern you can then learn the rest of the chords.

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