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What A Shame ukulele

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Title: What A Shame
Artist: Shinedown
Album: The Sound Of Madness

Wasn't happy with the other versions out there, so I decided to give it a shot myself. 
This might (or might not) be the way it is played, but it sounds good when played 
along to the record version. 
Feel free to comment if you see (or hear) any mistakes.

Oh, and thanks to 365_days_gone for his (her?) Guitar Pro version that made my work much easier.

Tuned a half-step down

Intro: F#m-F#m-A-E  x2

F#m
Two packs of cigarettes a day
    A
The strongest whiskey
   E                F#m
Kentucky can make
                         A
That's a recipe to put a vagabond
       E                 F#m
On his hands and knees

I watched it all up close,
                     A
I knew him more than most
                E                   F#m
I saw a side of him he never showed
                       A
Full of sympathy for a world that
         E
Wouldn't let him be


Bm
    That's the man he was,
D             C#
    Have you heard enough?


F#m      A             E
What a shame, what a shame,
                                  F#m
To judge a life that you can't change
           A                       E
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 F#m
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         A               E
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      D    C#
See we're not all the same
       F#m
What a shame

F#m-A-E
F#m-F#m-A-E

          F#m
There's a hard life for every silver spoon
         A                       E
There's a touch of grey for every shade of blue
F#m
That's the way that I see life
             A
If there was nothing wrong,
                E
Then there'd be nothing right
F#m
And for this working man they say could
       A
Barely stand
                     E             F#m
There's gotta be a better place to land
                          A
Some kind of remedy for a world that
         E
Wouldn't let him be


Bm
   That's the man he was,
D            C#
   Have you heard enough?


F#m      A             E
What a shame, what a shame,
                                  F#m
To judge a life that you can't change
           A                       E
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 F#m
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         A               E
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      D    C# 
See we're not all the same

        Bm-A <----- The two chords alternate rapidly; 
What a shame         I prefer playing power   chords

Bridge:

Bbm-Cm-C#-Fm-Eb x2 <-- I also play this riff using power chords. 

Bbm     Cm      C#          Fm      Eb
God forgive the hands that laid you down,

They never knew how, 
Bbm      Cm      C#         Fm       Eb
But your broken heart can break the sound,

And change the season
C#                                 Eb
Now the leaves are falling faster, happily ever after
C#                 
You gave me hope through your endeavors
    Eb  Fm  F#m  Ab   Bb  Cm C#  <--- You can go above the 12th fret to make 
And now you will live for-e--ver      it sound exactly like the original     
                                      song, but since I play it on an 
                                      acoustic, I go down for the last 3 
                                      chords.
F#m       A          E
What a shame, what a shame,
                                 F#m
To judge a life that you can't change
           A                      E
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 F#m
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         A               E
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      F#m
See we're not all the same
         A             E
What a shame, what a shame
                         F#m
'Cause we're not all the same
         A             E
What a shame, what a shame
                         F#m
'Cause we're not all the same

F#m-A-E
F#m-F#m-A-E

            
            
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