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Song: I Could Be A King
Artist: The Dunwells
Album: Blind Sighted Faith
Tabbed by: Patrick Gamache

This is a fairly easy song to play, so I decided to tab it out. I put in 
some extra stuff that makes it sound a little bit cooler (to mimic the 
second guitar and occasionally the banjo and the bass) if you are playing by 
yourself. The only difficult part about this song is the timing on the chord 
changes, but that comes with a little bit of practice. If you don't know 
some of the chords, here they are the way I play them:

D     |xx0232|
G     |320033|
A     |x02220|
Dsus4 |xx0233|
Dsus2 |xx0230|
G5    |355xxx|
F5    |133xxx|

Based on a recently released video, there is another way that The Dunwells
play this song. I think it sounds a little bit better, but it requires a
capo. Also, it becomes much harder do the fills with the Dsus chords. Use
your best judgement. 

Guitar 2                  Guitar 1
CAPO 2                    NO CAPO

G/C   |332010|     =      D     |xx0232|
Fmaj7 |x33210|     =      G     |320033|
Gmaj7 |x55432|     =      A     |x02220|
N/A                       Dsus4 |xx0233|
N/A                       Dsus2 |xx0230|
see bottom*               G5    |355xxx|
see bottom*               F5    |133xxx|

One final note: sometimes when Joe is playing the Fmaj7 chord, he will do
this nifty little fill:

E|-0-0-0-|
B|-1-1-1-|
G|-2p0h2-|
D|-3-3-3-|
A|-3-3-3-|
E|-------|

Use it at your leisure if you're playing with a capo. Without further ado,
here's the actual song.

INTRO
     D
Well down your tools and play the game
       G
of an ordinary fairy tale - at least in there you cannot fail.
     D
Get back to basics and play the child's way.
    G
At least in there you cannot get hurt - no rules and regulations there.

CHORUS
                    D
Cause I could be a king
               G
I could be anything I want
              D
I could be a poem
                  G
I could be some writing on the wall
                A                            G
I could be a super hero - staring down the barrel of a gun
               A                       G
I could be a piece of artwork fading into the sun

VERSE
                 D              Dsus4  D  Dsus2  D
Will you please down your tools                        
                  
and play the game
Dsus4       G
    Of an ordinary fairy tale - at least in there you cannot fail
       D                   Dsus4  D  Dsus2   D
It's a shame I know                       but I have to go
Dsus4     G
I've had something planned for weeks and weeks
A   G
   This situation's changed you see.

CHORUS
              D
I could be a king
               G
I could be anything I want
              D
I could be a poem
                  G
I could be some writing on the wall
                A                            G
I could be a super hero - staring down the barrel of a gun
               A                       G
I could be a piece of artwork fading into the sun. Yes I could be a king! 

D
Oh, oh oh, oh. 
D    Dsus4  D   Dsus2        G
Oh - oh  -  oh  oh  - oh, oh, oh oh, oh. Oh, I could be a king.

D
Oh, oh oh, oh. 
D    Dsus4  D   Dsus2        G
Oh - oh  -  oh  oh   -   oh, oh, oh oh, oh. Yes I could be a king.

D
Oh, oh oh, oh. 
D    Dsus4  D   Dsus2        G
Oh - oh  -  oh  oh  - oh, oh, oh oh, oh. Oh, I could be a king. 

D
Oh, oh oh, oh. 
D    Dsus4  D   Dsus2        G
Oh - oh  -  oh  oh  - oh, oh, oh oh, oh. 

                A                            G
I could be a super hero - staring down the barrel of a gun
               A                       G
I could be a piece of artwork fading into the sun.

+pause+

D
Oh, oh oh, oh. 
D    Dsus4  D   Dsus2           G
Oh - oh  -  oh  oh   -   oh, oh, oh oh, oh.

x4

ENDING

G5 G5 G5 - F5 F5 F5

*For CAPO 2 guitar*

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-12-12-12---10-10-10-|
D|-12-12-12---10-10-10-|
A|-10-10-10---8--8--8--|
E|---------------------|
*Frets here are NOT relative to capo.

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That's it! Hope you all enjoy, and please rate it if you liked it. 

            
            
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ukarumpajoe16 40 Mar 22, 2013 01:30 AM

Great job! This is tabbed really well, nice job catching the minute details like the "maj7" chords and the little tabs.

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fredo2000 42 Apr 23, 2013 12:33 PM

Awesome job!!! I would watch how you tab the Gmaj7 chord, though. It’s kinda impossible to play… :-S But still a 5-star tab!

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ThorHammer17 498 Apr 23, 2013 12:45 PM

Yeah, I realize that. I will have to check later, but I think when I tabbed it out I just barred the third fret on the bottom two strings.

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