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Pretty Fly For A White Guy Tab

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Author/Artist: The Offspring
Title: Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
Transcribed by: Chris Arnold
Email: Chris2831@aol.com

I told you I'd finish it!

For all of you who don't take Espanol, "uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco-cino, seis"
means 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5, 6. You learn something new everyday don't you?!

Standard Tuning
*Heavy Distortion!*
Main Riff:
E-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G-----------------------|
D-9-x-9-4-7-9-x-9-14-12-|
A-9-x-9-4-7-9-x-9-14-12-|
E-7-x-7-2-5-7-x-7-12-10-|

Background (repeat)- I'm not sure that this is correct,
but this sounds close enough to the little ska 
thingie they put in the background:
E-------|
B-10-10-|
G-11-11-|
D-------|
A-------|
E-------|

Chorus ("So don't delay..."):
E--------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------
G------9/10\9/10--------9/10\9/10----------------9-9-9---------
D-9-9--9/10\9/10---9-9--9/10\9/10---12-12--7--9--9-9-9--12--7--
A-9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---12-12--7--9--7-7-7--12--7--
E-7-7--------------7-7--------------10-10--5--7--7-7-7--10--5--

E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------9/10\9/10--------9/10\9/10----------------9-9-9--9/10\9/10--
D-9-9--9/10\9/10---9-9--9/10\9/10---12-12--7--9--9-9-9--9/10\9/10--
A-9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---12-12--7--9--7-7-7--7/ 8\7/ 8--
E-7-7--------------7-7--------------10-10--5--7--7-7-7--7/ 8\7/ 8--

E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9/10\9/10--------9/10\9/10----------------9-9-9---------|
D-9-9--9/10\9/10---9-9--9/10\9/10---12-12--7--9--9-9-9--12--7--|
A-9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---9-9--7/ 8\7/ 8---12-12--7--9--7-7-7--12--7--|
E-7-7--------------7-7--------------10-10--5--7--7-7-7--10--5--|

"The world..." (I'm not positive about the end):
E----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|
G-12-12-12-12--14-14-14-14---------------------|
D-12-12-12-12--14-14-14-14--9-9-9-7------------|
A-10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--9-9-----9-7--------|
E---------------------------7-7---------9-8-7--|

"Friends say he's trying to hard..." (repeat):
E--------------|
B--------------|
G--------------|
D-9--8/9--8/9--|
A-9--8/9--8/9--|
E-7--6/7--6/7--|
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Strat_guitarist 30 May 23, 2004 08:00 PM

the only thing wrong with the tab that i can find is that in the song he says "dont debate" and not "dont delay" other than that, good job.

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Punkarse 10 Jul 17, 2004 08:00 PM

Strat_guitarist doesn't know what he (or she) is talking about. I can find a lot wrong with this tab.
1. The main riff can be played easier by starting with a powerchord on the 2nd fret 2nd string.
2. The 'little ska thingie' is tabbed a fret too low, AND can be easier played by double-stopping the b and e strings at the 5th fret.
3. The chorus is wrong, full stop.
There is other stuff, but I'm getting bored. This isn't to get at whoever wrote this tab, cos it's one of the best of the song here. However, it IS NOT A 5 STAR TAB and Strat_guitarist can't rate for ***.

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