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                             SCHOOL - Supertramp
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury    (zerofret)
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: December 6, 2005

Written by: Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson
Album: "Crime Of the Century"      (1974, A & M Records)

Notes:

-Tuning: Standard
-key of A minor
-bar lines indicate measures of 4/4 time
-chord forms for verses:     Am   Em   G  Dm
                             
                          E -8---|-7-|-7-|-5-|
                          B -10--|-8-|-8-|-6-|
                          G -9---|-9-|-7-|-7-|

INTRO:

(opens with harmonica part)

(guitar fades in)

   G                                       Dm
 E ---------------10--|-------------------|-----------5--|--------------|
 B -12=----12=--------|-12=----12=----12--|-6=---6=------|-6=---6-------|
 G -----12-----12-----|-----12-----12-----|----7----7----|----7----7----|
 D -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 A -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 E -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|



1ST VERSE:

   Am                                      Em
 E -8------8----------|-8=-----8=-----8---|-----------7--|--------------|
 B ---10--------10----|-----10-----10-----|-8=---8=------|-8=---8-------|
 G ------9------------|-------------------|----9----9----|----9----9----|
 D -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 A -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 E -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
I can see you in the morning when you go to school


   G                                       Dm
 E ---------------10--|-------------------|-----------5--|--------------|
 B -12=----12=--------|-12=----12=----12--|-6=---6=------|-6=---6-------|
 G -----12-----12-----|-----12-----12-----|----7----7----|----7----7----|
 D -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 A -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 E -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
Don't forget your books,you know you've 
                          got to learn the Golden Rule


   Am                                      Em
 E -8------8----------|-8=-----8=-----8---|-----------7--|--------------|
 B ---10--------10----|-----10-----10-----|-8=---8=------|-8=---8-------|
 G ------9------------|-------------------|----9----9----|----9----9----|
 D -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 A -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 E -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
Teacher tells you stop your play and get 
                              on with your work


   G                                       Dm
 E ---------------10--|-------------------|-----------5--|--------------|
 B -12=----12=--------|-12=----12=----12--|-6=---6=------|-6=---6-------|
 G -----12-----12-----|-----12-----12-----|----7----7----|----7----7----|
 D -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 A -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
 E -------------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
And be like Johnnie-too-good, don't you know he never shirks,He's coming


(Timing note: there's a pause between each measure in the double staff below)
(I'm not sure of these following 4 measures re: tab accuracy)


 E|-------------2--|----------------|--------------2--|-----------------|
 B|------1------3--|------1------3--|------1-------3--|------1-------3--|
 G|-0h2-----2---2--|-0h2-----2---2--|-0h2----2---2-2--|-0h2-----2--2-2--|
 D|-------------0--|-------------0--|--------------0--|--------------0--|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gt|1                                                                    |
  |                                                                     |
Gt|2                                                                    |
 E|----------------|-8--8--8------7-|-----------------|-8--8--8--------7|
 B|-8/10-10-10--10-|-10-10-10-10--8-|-8/10-10-10-10-10|-10-10-10-10-10-8|
 G|-7/9--9--9---11-|-9--9--9--9---7-|-7/9--9--9--9--11|-9--9--9--9--9--7|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   along


2ND VERSE:

Am                                           Em
After school is over, you're playing in the park
 G                                  Dm
Don't be out too late, don't let it get too dark
      Am                                         Em
They tell you not to hang around and learn what life's about
     G                                     Dm
And grow up just like them, won't let you work it out
            C       E
And you're full of doubt



Figure 1 -

 E -------7---8=---|-10=------------|------------7=---|-8=--------------|
 B -----8----------|--------8=------|-----8-10--------|--------7=-------|
 G ---9------------|----------------|---9-------------|-----------------|Play
 D -7--------------|----------------|-7---------------|-----------------| 2x
 A ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Continue playing Figure 1 with all guitar parts up until the piano solo. 


 E --|-17~~--------|-------------15-|-----------------|-----------------|
 B 17|-------------|----------17----|-17~~------------|-----------------|
 G --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|---------17=^(19)|
 D --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gt1  |                                                                  |
     |                                                                  |
Gt2  |                                                                  |
 E --|-17~~--------|-------------19-|-----------------|-----------------|
 B 17|-------------|----------20----|-20~~------------|---------19=^(20)|
 G --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E --|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-r17~~----------|---------12^(14)|-r12~~-----------|------------5^(7)|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gt|1                                                                    |
  |                                                                     |
Gt|2                                                                    |
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|-r19~~----------|---------13^(15)|-r13~~-----------|-----------------|
 G|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------9^(12)|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-r5~~-----------|----------------|-4~~-------------|-----------------|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Gt|1                                                                    |
  |                                                                     |
Gt|2                                                                    |
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-r9~~-----------|----------------|-9~~-------------|-----------------|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  |                                                                     |
  |                                                                     |
Gt|3                                                                    |
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-8h9-9-9=-9-9-9-|-8h9-9-9=-9-9-9-|-8h9-9-9=--9-9-9-|-8h9-9-9=--9-9-9-|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



 E|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 B|-8h10-10-10=--10-10-10-|-8h10-10-10=--10-10-10-|
 G|-----------------------|-----------------------|  Play 2x
 D|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 A|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 E|-----------------------|-----------------------|



 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -------2--------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|Play
 D -----2----------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 2x
 A -0-3------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E ----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   pm------|


Gt1
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-------2--------|----------------|-------2---------|-----------------|
 D|-----2----------|----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
 A|-0-3------------|----------------|-0-3-------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  |pm------|                         pm------|                          |Play
  |                                                                     | 2x
Gt|2                                                                    |
 E|----------19=^sr|^sr-^sr-^sr-^sr-|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-------2--------|----------------|-------2---------|-----------------|
 D|-----2----------|----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
 A|-0-3------------|----------------|-0-3-------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   pm------|                         pm------|



 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|-------2--------|-2----2---------|-------2---------|-2---------------|
 D|-----2----------|----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
 A|-0-3------------|----------------|-0-3-------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------12\-----|
   pm------|                         pm------|
 

SOLO:

Extended piano solo - 48 measures
Chord accompaniment on acoustic guitar - each chord is 1 measure
Play chord progression 12x

Am    Em    G    Dm       (12x)



BRIDGE:

 E5   F5  G5       A5   B5  C5
Don't do this and don't do that
 A5
What are they trying to do?  
 D5
Make a good boy of you
C5            D5        E5 
Do they know where it's at?
      E5 F5 G5            A5  B5   C5
Don't criticize - they're old and wise
A5
Do what they tell you to
 D5
Don't want the devil to
 C5          D5        E
Come and put out your eyes


   E           D    A                B            D    E
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-17p16-17p16-----|
 B|----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------17---|
 G|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------16~|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



   E           D    A                B            D    E
 E|----------------|----17p16----19~|===--------------|-----------------|
 B|----------------|----------17----|-----------------|-----------------|
 G|===-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



3RD VERSE:

 Am                          Em
Maybe I'm mistaken expecting you to fight
    G                                  Dm
Or maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know wrong from right
Am                                         Em
But while I'm still living, I've just got this to say
      G                              Dm
It's always up to you if you want to be that
         F
Want to see that
         C           E
Want to see it that way

You're coming along

   Am
 E|--------0------------------2-----|
 B|-1----0---1-3---1-3----1-3-------|   
 G|-2--2---------0-----0------------|
 D|-2-------------------------------|   (Free time, let notes ring)
 A|-0-------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|


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^...bend (s=semi-tone)                  \...slide down
r...release bend                        ~...vibrato
h...hammer on                           =...hold note
p...pull off                            pm..palm mute
/...slide up

(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents 
their interpretation of the song.)
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Rokeman 50 Jan 11, 2009 02:21 AM

awesome job 5 stars

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Sebariath 31 Sep 03, 2009 08:02 AM

I agree, superb song and superb tab :)

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Sebariath 31 Sep 19, 2009 06:06 AM

actually, for anyone that cares, i looked on youtube for a live version and it looks to me that the intro uses these chords.
x x 10 9 10 8
x x 5 4 5 3
x x 9 7 8 7
x x 3 2 1 1

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