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                             FRIEND TO THE FRIENDLESS - The World/Inferno Friendship Society
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Tabbed by: David Long
Email: dseagolong@gmail.com

Starts in G minor, 3/4 time

I can't speak for the lyrics, but I'm confident the chords are right.
Unfortunately the formatting on this page doesn't allow me to situate the chord names
directly above the word where it changes, so you'll have to feel the changes yourself.
Pay attention to key changes and the way certain chords switch between major and minor 
in some instances.

I took some creative license with the intro, which I play as follows:

e|--3------------------------1------------1----------|
B|--3-------3----------4-----3--------------4-2-1----|
G|--3--2-0--2----------3-----0h2-0-----3-------------|
D|----------3--2-0-----5--0--------3-4---------------|
A|------------------6--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|--3------------------------1------------1------------1/6-4--|
B|--3-------3----------4-----3--------------4-3-2----2--------|
G|--3--2-0--2----------3-----0h2-0-----3-----------3----------|
D|----------3--2-0-----5--0--------3-4------------------------|
A|------------------6-----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[This melody leads directly into the verse, which can be achieved almost entirely with 
bar chords:]


         Gm        Dm        Eb7           D7
I'm not above drinking alone but no good ever comes of it,

   Ebm
unless you count me talking to you now

       Gm           Dm       Eb7        D7
So, have you been hurt? Did you hurt someone?

           Ebm
Did you get all crashed down upon?

        C#m        A          E         Abm
Me, I'm a friend to the friendless not that I chose it

          C#m     A         Ab
and if I had well then who knows?


[For the next line two lines you can either repeat  Gm > Dm > Eb7 > D7 > Ebm,
holding out the last chord until "money," or you can sing along to the introductory 
melody as shown below]

But that one guy on the train all talking to himself, shit he's talking to
e|-----3------------------------1------------1----------|
B|-----3-------3----------4-----3--------------4-2-1----|
G|-----3--2-0--2----------3-----0h2-0-----3-------------|
D|-------------3--2-0-----5--0--------3-4---------------|
A|----------------------6-------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

          me, he's saying "At school they taught me a prayer for
e|-----------1----------1---------1----------1-------|
B|---------2---2------2---2------2--2------2---2-----|
G|---3---3------3---3------3---3-----3---3-----------|
D|-----4----------4----------4---------4-------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


   Gm         Dm          Eb7          D7
money, a prayer for crap jobs right till I die

           Gm    Dm    Eb7      F          G
never a prayer for people, the brokenhearted the lonely"

        Gm         Dm         Eb7            D7
Did you let the blues make you bad

  Ebm
Did you get all twisted?

                    Gm           Dm           Eb7            D7
Did you get so drunk you whispered  "I think I'm gonna die?"

         Ebm
Did you pass nights wondering why you never saw it coming?

C#m   A      E     Abm    C#m    A 
      Ab
Nobody ever sees it coming, no exceptions at all

  C#m   A      E      Abm    C#m    
A       Ab
I said nobody ever sees it coming, no exceptions at all

        A           F             C          E
I'm a friend to the friendless and I don't care

            F
If I had a choice in this it wouldn't be fair

        A            F            C            E
but I don't so let's not get all carried away

      F
with shit you wouldn't change anyway,

      F                     E
let's make this a prayer for

   C#m        A              E              Abm
money, a prayer for Sundays through Mondays

 C#m        A         Ab
and crap jobs right til I die.

   Am           C#m           E            Abm
Because where we are now we won't always be

          A                    Eb
and shit man that could be me

      Gm                   Dm                Eb7              
    D7
getting hurt, hurting someone getting all crashed down upon

       Ebm
burning holes in butterfly's

   Gm         Dm        Eb7        D7        Ebm
wings, wishing, wishing, wishing, wish for other things

C#m   A          E        Abm     C#m   
A        Ab
Nobody ever sees it coming, no exceptions at all

Am    C#m      E        Abm        A        
     Eb
Nobody ever sees it coming, are you ready for this?

 Gm            Dm          Eb7        D7
Never wear white socks with black shoes

 Ebm
Don't get all twisted

Gm           Dm         Eb7       D7
Don't let the blues make you bad

 Ebm
I know you miss him

     C#m          A      E         Abm
Don't let your standards fall down with your hair

        C#m   A             Ab
How it felt when you kissed her

C#m            A      E              Abm
Straighten your tie, tuck in your shirt

         A                  F
I'm a friend to the friendless

   C                    E                  F
And I don't know why but come on kids, just walk right on by

     A               F             C             E
I know you are lonely, you'll not always be

 F                                                     E
You are so many things you will not always be.

e|--3------------------------1------------1---6--4---|
B|--3-------3----------4-----3--------------4--------|
G|--3--2-0--2----------3-----0h2-0-----3-------------|
D|----------3--2-0-----5--0--------3-4---------------|
A|------------------6--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
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chriswhitehk 10 Feb 22, 2015 06:02 PM

AWESOEME TAB MAN!!!
love this band so much, just saw em live 2 weeks aga for the first time after a long wait for them to come to my town.

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hombre_lobo 20 Mar 20, 2015 08:15 AM

Hey Chris, so glad you found these chords useful! It's such a lovely song, it seemed criminal there were no chord available... I've seen the W/IFS upwards of 20 times, they're like my Grateful Dead. Long live the Great Pumpkin!

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