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                                  PENPALS - Sloan
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Tabbed by: Pat Malavi


- From the 1994 album, “Twice Removed”, voted greatest Canadian album of all time
  in a 2005 Chart magazine reader poll (ref. Wikipedia)

- Lyrics taken from fan letters to Kurt Cobain (per Jay Ferguson, 2012 interview)


Guitar 1 = Jay Ferguson
Guitar 2 = Patrick Pentland


[Intro] 
                Guitar 1                                Guitar 2
               
Chords:    B    B Asus2   E                     B    E  E E  E      B  B
Strum:     d    d      d  u  d  u               d    d  u d  u  d u d  d
e|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|---------8----8--p7-----9-------------|------------9--9-9--9------------------|
D|---------9----9--p7--x--9--x--x-------|-------9----9--9-9--9--x-x-9--9--------|
A|---------9----9--p7--x--7--x--x-------|-------9----7--7-7--7--x-x-9--9--------|
E|---------7----7------x--7--x--x-------|-------7----7--7-7--7--x-x-7--7--------|

Intro line 1 – Guitar 1
Intro line 2 – Guitar 1
Intro line 3 – Guitar 1
Intro line 4 – Guitar 1, Shaker
Intro line 5 – Guitar 1, Shaker, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums
Intro line 6 – Guitar 1, Shaker, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums
Intro line 7 – Guitar 1, Shaker, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums
Intro line 8 – Guitar 1, Shaker, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums


[Verse 1]

  B              E B          E B         E  B    E
I write you from a far country, north of Africa
B      E B    E       B       E  B    
 It is Algeria and my city is Oran


[Chorus 1]

Guitar 1 

e|------------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----|
B|----0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 
                  Riff 1                     E        D        A        B
e|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
B|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
G|------------8--8-8------------8--8-8---|---9--9-----7--7----------------------|
D|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---9--9-----7--7-----7--7----/9--9----|
A|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---7--7-----5--5-----7--7----/9--9----|
E|---5-/7--x--7--7-7---5-/7--x--7--7-7---|---7--7-----5--5-----5--5----/7--7----|

                  Riff 1                     E           D         A      B
                                           I know you'll find this letter strange
                  Riff 1                   E       D       A    B
                                           That is because I am strange
                  Riff 1


                 Guitar 1                                Guitar 2
        Em  F#      B         D                    Em    F#    B     D
e|------7--------------9-----------------|---------0-----------------2----------|
B|------8---11-9----12---12---10-10------|---------0-----2-----3-----3----------|
G|------9---11-11-------------11-11------|---------0-----3-----3-----2----------|
D|------9--------------------------------|---------2-----4-----3-----0----------|
A|------7--------------------------------|---------2-----------1----------------|
E|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
  
   Em            F#             B           D
My first name is Amal and I'm a girl, I'm a girl, la la la
   Em            F#             B           D
My first name is Amal and I'm a girl, I'm a girl, la la la
   Em            F#              B
My first name is Amal, and I'm a girl


[Verse 2]

B      E   B       E B           E    B        E
I am a Norwegian boy, which have some question
B        E   B            E    B       E  B      
I have only thirteen years and I am crazy of you


[Chorus 2]

Guitar 1 

e|------------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----|
B|----0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 
                  Riff 1                     E        D        A        B
e|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
B|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
G|------------8--8-8------------8--8-8---|---9--9-----7--7----------------------|
D|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---9--9-----7--7-----7--7----/9--9----|
A|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---7--7-----5--5-----7--7----/9--9----|
E|---5-/7--x--7--7-7---5-/7--x--7--7-7---|---7--7-----5--5-----5--5----/7--7----|

                  Riff 1                     E     D      A    B  
                                             Can I have a souvenir?
                  Riff 1                         E      D      A       B
                                             And if you can, a wick of hair?
                  Riff 1


                 Guitar 1                                 Guitar 2
          G     G/F#    D      E                  G     G/F#    D      E     
e|--------------------------------------|---------3-----------------------------|
B|--------8------7----------------------|---------3------0------3------0--------|
G|----------------------7------9--------|---------0------0------2------1--------|
D|--------------------------------------|---------0------0------0------2--------|
A|--------------------------------------|---------2------2-------------2--------|
E|--------------------------------------|---------3------2-------------0--------|

G       G/F# D    E                          
Send me docu-ments and a photo of you alone

                Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------8----8--p7-----9-------------|
D|---------9----9--p7--x--9--x--x-------|  x4
A|---------9----9--p7--x--7--x--x-------|
E|---------7----7------x--7--x--x-------|


[Bridge]

N.C. = No chord

N.C.
Here's my photo dédicace, one of you would be canon
N.C.                               B              B     D
I worship all your handsome words, to me you seem giant


[Chorus 3]

Guitar 1 

e|------------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----|
B|----0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 
                  Riff 1                     E        D        A        B
e|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
B|------------7--7-7------------7--7-7---|--------------------------------------|
G|------------8--8-8------------8--8-8---|---9--9-----7--7----------------------|
D|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---9--9-----7--7-----7--7----/9--9----|
A|---7-/9--x--9--9-9---7-/9--x--9--9-9---|---7--7-----5--5-----7--7----/9--9----|
E|---5-/7--x--7--7-7---5-/7--x--7--7-7---|---7--7-----5--5-----5--5----/7--7----|

                  Riff 1                     E         D        A        B
                                             You're so cool but you know that
                  Riff 1                       E         D       A     B
                                             I hope your letters never stop
                  Riff 1


                 Guitar 1                                Guitar 2
        Em  F#      B         D                    Em    F#    B     D
e|------7--------------9-----------------|---------0-----------------2----------|
B|------8---11-9----12---12---10-10------|---------0-----2-----3-----3----------|
G|------9---11-11-------------11-11------|---------0-----3-----3-----2----------|
D|------9--------------------------------|---------2-----4-----3-----0----------|
A|------7--------------------------------|---------2-----------1----------------|
E|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Em             F#              B           D
You are surely special, I like you, I like you, la la la
Em             F#              B           D
You are surely special, I like you, I like you, la la la
Em             F#              B           D
You are surely special, I like you, I like you, I like you
Em             F#              B           
You are surely special, I like you


Guitar 2
                                                            B    B
e|------------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------/7--7-7-----------------------|
B|----0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0--0--0--0--0-0---0----0--------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------8----8\-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------9----9\-------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------9----9\-------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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