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"Hook" by Blues Traveler
from the album Four


Volker Neumann posted his chord version of Hook in '95 and I am posting a
tab version of the song which includes a more
Detailed version of the main guitar riff.

This is basically the version of the main riff that I extrapolated from the
chord structure.

E--10--10----7--7--7---9-----9------------------------10--10--10-----------7--7-|
B--12--12----9--9--9---9h10--10---9-----9----10--10---12--12--12---10--10--9--9-|
G--12--12----9--9--9---9h11--11---9h10--10---11--11---12--12--12---11--11--9--9-|
D--12--12----9--9--9---9h11--11---9h11--11---12--12---12--12--12---12--12--9--9-|
A--10--10----7--7--7---9-----9----9h11--11---12--12---10--10--10---12--12--7--7-|
E--10--10----7--7--7--------------9-----9----10--10---10--10--10---10--10--7--7-|

and so on for the rest of the song...

[Verse 1]

A          E             F#m   C#
It doesn't matter what I say
D          A             D   E
So long as I sing with inflection
A              E                 F#m   C#
That makes you feel that I'll convey
D          A               D   E
Some inner truth of vast reflection
A             E          F#m    C#
But I've said nothing so far
D              A        D          E
And I can keep it up as long as it takes
A            E              F#m    C#
And it don't matter who you are
D       A                D                      E
If I'm doing my job then it's your resolve that breaks


[Chorus 1]

            A    E          F#m     C#
Because the hook brings you back
D       A              D     E
I ain't tellin' you no lie
    A    E          F#m    C#
The hook brings you back
D  A            D      E
On that you can rely


[Verse 2]

There is something amiss
I am being insincere
In fact I don't mean any of this
Still my confession draws you near
To confuse the issue I refer
To familiar heroes from long ago
No matter how much Peter loved her
What made the Pan refuse to grow


[Chorus 2]

Was that the hook that brings you back?
I ain't telling you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely


[Verse 3]

Suck it in, suck it in, suck it in
If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn
Make a desperate move or else you'll win
And then begin
To see
What you're doing to me this MTV is not for free
It's so PC it's killing me
So desperately I sing to thee
Of love
Sure but also of rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I can't keep these feelings on the shelf
I've tried -- well no in fact I lied
Could be financial suicide but I've got too much pride inside
To hide or slide
I'll do as I'll decide and let it ride until I've died
And only then shall I abide this tide
Of catchy little tunes
Of hip three minute ditties
I wanna bust all your balloons
I wanna burn all your cities to the ground
I've found
I will not mess around
Unless I play then hey
I will go on all day
Hear what I say
I have a prayer to pray
That's really all this was
And when I'm feeling stuck and need a buck
I don't rely on luck because


[Chorus]

Was that the hook that brings you back?
I ain't telling you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely
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Chris March (marchc@umich.edu)
"Hook" by Blues Traveler
from the album Four

            
            
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EzzyBender 10 May 12, 2010 11:52 AM

In the tab,you tabbed a g chord where you should have tabbed an a chord.

E--10--10--
B--12--12--
G--12--12--
D--12--12--
A--10--10--
E--10--10--

should be
E--12--12--
B--14--14--
G--14--14--
D--14--14--
A--12--12--
E--12--12--

Thanks for the rest

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alexdevilla2 10 May 13, 2014 10:45 PM

The C# Part It Can be C#m ?

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mightykangjoe 10 Jan 24, 2015 08:21 PM

It seems to sound fine that way.

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