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Tell It Like It Is ukulele

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TRACY CHAPMAN

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

NEW BEGINNING


This is another great Tracy Chapman song. The following chords are for the acoustic
Unfortunately I havn't got the suitable tabs for the e-guitar but I would be very glad to
them... so please, if someone out there has them: Don't hesitate to write them down here...


Chords used:

  Am        Dsus      F(add9)       F       
   Fmaj7
D|-0-|     D|-0-|     D|-0-|     D|-3-|     D|-0-|    D|-0-|
E|-0-|     E|-3-|     E|-3-|     E|-0-|     
    E|-0-|
F|-0-|     F|-2-|     F|-0-|     F|-0-|     
    F|-0-|
G|-2-|     G|-2-|     G|-2-|     G|-0-|     
    G|-2-|
D|-2-|     D|-0-|     D|-3-|     D|-2-|     
    D|-3-|
D|-0-|     D|-x-|     D|-X-|     D|-3-|     
    D|-0-|


. = "Stacato"
: = "Repeat"


OK, so far so good, here are the chords:

INTRO:

 | Guitar harmonics|: Am          Dsus    (x4):|
e|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--:|
B|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-3--3--3--3--:|
G|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-2--2--2--2--:|
D|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2--:|
A|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-0--0--0--0--:|
E|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-x--x--x--x--:|


(The rythm for the "Em Asus" part keeps the same the whole song, however, if the chords
the rythm changes too. D.F. the F F D 
part)


VERSE 1:

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus               Am   Dsus   Am   Dsus
         Tell it like it is!

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus              Am     Dsus
        Tell it like it is___!

Am    Dsus               Am    Dsus
        What brakes your heart.

Am    Dsus                F(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

F          D5(add9)  F
  awake at night.

Am    Dsus

Am    Dsus                     F(add9)
        What makes you want to break___

F          D5(add9)  F
  down and cry___.

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus
                       But say you'll never

Fmaj7                            D5(add9)
turn you back.  Say you'll never harden to the world. Say you'll never

Fmaj7                   D5(add9)
try to still the rythms in your breast. Say you'll never

Fmaj7                         D5(add9)
look at the evil among us and try to forget. Say you'll tell it like it

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus Am    Dsus
is!


Verse 2:

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus              Am     Dsus
        So everyone can hear__!

Am    Dsus

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus              Am     Dsus
        Tell it like it is___!

Am    Dsus               Am    Dsus
        What brakes your heart______.

Am    Dsus                F(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

F           D5(add9)  F
   awake at night.

Am    Dsus

Am    Dsus                F(add9)  F                 D5
        How you anger and grief___  make you want to cry out___
F
and tell it like it

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus
is___!                But say you'll never

Fmaj7                                  D5(add9)
close your eyes or pretend that it's a rosy world. Say you'll never try to

Fmaj7                         D5(add9)
paint what it's rotten with a sugar coat. Say you talk about the

Fmaj7                       D5(add9)
horrors you've seen and the torments you know. And tell it like it

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus Am    Dsus
is!

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO: (The acoustic guitar plays:)

|:Am Dsus|Am Dsus|Am
Dsus|F(add9) F|D5(add9) F|Am
Dsus:|

VERSE 3:

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus               Am     Dsus
        So noone can for-get__!

Am    Dsus

Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am    Dsus              Am     Dsus
        Tell it like it is___!

Am    Dsus               Am    Dsus
        What brakes your heart.

Am    Dsus                F(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

F           D5(add9)  F
   awake at night.

Am    Dsus

Am    Dsus                     F(add9)
        What makes you want to break___

F              D5
 the ties that silence and bind,
F
and tell it like it

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus
is___!                    Say you'll never

Fmaj7                                              D5(add9)
cover your ears and close your mouth and live in a silent world. Say

            Fmaj7                                D5(add9)
you'll only run as far or as fast as you need to be secure. Say that then

       Fmaj7                 D5(add9)
you'll tell the truth when a lie cross your lips. And tell it like it

D5(add9)(let ring)
is, yeah yeah yeah...

Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus    Am    Dsus Am    Dsus

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 2:

|:Am Dsus|Am Dsus|Am
Dsus:|

OUTRO:

Am              Dsus     Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am              Dsus     Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am              Dsus     Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Am              Dsus     Am              Dsus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em (let ring)
Say it, say it, say it!


That's it. Beautiful, isn't it? If you have any quastions or if you have the e-guitar 
please contact me: peter_waltl@hotmail.com

            
            
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