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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: rkh2@ukc.ac.uk

		   T H E   P E R S O N   Y O U   A R E

			 by John Wesley Harding

		from the album "The Name Above The Title"

Key: G major
~~~~~~~~~~~~
INTRO:	G   D   C   D

    (D)				 Em
	I put my forehead to the door
	   G				 D
	I heard the famous sound of infidelity
					    Em
	Looks like I've loved and lost once more
		       G			D
	Oh, but all's fair in love and war, supposedly
			      C
	I couldn't even burst in on you
	     G				 D
	See scrabbling sheets or your excuse
	     C			  G	D
	Give you the evil eye or verbal abuse


	G	   C	         G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING TWICE
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/

RIFF A:	  G   D   C   D     G   D   C   D

    (D)				       Em
	I slammed my glass down on the bar
	    G				     D
	My problems, they hit the floor so gracefully
					Em
	I don't know where I parked the car
			G			 D
	That's okay; tonight I'm on the town without me
				    C
	Tonight it's just me and my evil twin
	    G				 D
	The one who slips one more drink in
	    C			    G	     D
	The one who slips away when I start sinking


	G	   C		 G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING TWICE
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/
				 G    D
	They hurt the person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		       G    D
	The person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are

RIFF B:	  G   D   C   D     G   D   C   D

    (D)			     Em
	Got a job to pay the rent
	    G			       D
	Put people out of work by repositioning
				     Em
	Now no-one's sitting on the fence
		      G		     D
	Whose garden will we end up sitting in?
				     C
	It's getting much to hard to heal the sky
	    G				  D
	It stings too much to open up our eyes
	    C			   G	   D
	To fundamental truths that we hold as lies


	G	   C		 G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING FOUR TIMES
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/
				 G    D
	They hurt the person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		       G    D
	The person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		     G	      D		   C	    D	       G D C	  D G
	The person............... person............... person...... yeay.
		     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
				OUTRO ON LEAD GUITAR


			-- T H E   E N D --

 .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

L E A D   G U I T A R   T A B S
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

I N T R O
~~~~~~~~~
    G			      D			        C
||-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8---|
||--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8---------------|
||--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9---------------------|
||--S----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
||--T----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
||-- ----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4 .

   D
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|--7----------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
   1  .	 2  .  3  .  4	.

 .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

R I F F   B
~~~~~~~~~~~
   G			      D			        C
|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8----|
|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8----------------|
|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9----------------------|
|--S----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--T----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-- ----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


   D			     G			       D
|--------------7----------|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|
|--------8----------10----|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|
|--7----------------------|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|
|-------------------------|--S----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--T----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-- ----------------------|-------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


   C			     D
|-------------10-----8----|-------- ----------------|
|--------8----------------|--7--7--R----------------|
|--9----------------------|--7--7--E----------------|
|-------------------------|--------S----------------|
|-------------------------|--------T----------------|
|-------------------------|-------- ----------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

 .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

O U T R O
~~~~~~~~~
   G			      D			        C
|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8----|
|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8----------------|
|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9----------------------|
|--S----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--T----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-- ----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


   D			     G			       D
|--------------7----------|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|
|--------8----------10----|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|
|--7----------------------|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|
|-------------------------|--S----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--T----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-- ----------------------|-------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


   C			     D			       G
|-------------10-----8----|--------------7----------|--7---------------------||
|--------8----------------|--------8----------10----|--8---------------------||
|--9----------------------|--7----------------------|--7---------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------||
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

O P T I O N A L   R H Y T H M   G U I T A R   P A R T   F O R   R I F F   A
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Normally played on piano)
						       ^
   G	 ^		     D	   ^		       C
|--------3----------------|--------2----------------|-------------------------|
|--------0----------------|--------3----------------|--1----------------------|
|--------0----------------|--------2----------------|--0----------------------|
|--------0--------------0-|-------------------------|--2----------------------|
|--------2----------------|-----------------0--0--2-|--3-----2-----0----------|
|--3-----------3--2--3----|-------------------------|--------------------3----|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


   D	 ^     ^  h	     G	   ^		       D     ^
|--------2-----0--2-------|--------3----------------|--------2----------------|
|--------3-----3----------|--------0----------------|--------3----------------|
|--------2-----2----------|--------0----------------|--------2----------------|
|--0----------------------|--------0--------------0-|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------2----------------|-----------------0--0--2-|
|-------------------------|--3-----------3--2--3----|-------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   ^			     ^
   C			     D
|-------------------------|--2------------------------|    This section was
|--1----------------------|--3------------------------|    invented  by  me
|--0----------------------|--2------------------------|    around the  part
|--2----------------------|--0------------------------|    played with  the
|--3-----2-----0----------|---------------------------|    piano  at   this
|--------------------3----|---------------------------|    point  in  Wes's
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .	recording.

Notes:
      * `^' means downstroke, `h' means hammer-on.

      * In the 4th bar of this section, the 3rd beat and  it's  half-beat  can
	either be played using the hammer-on to the treble note as shown above
	(in which case the chord on the 3rd beat becomes Dsus2),  which is one
	of my personal favourite colourings,  or the normal D fingering can be
	retained, with a downstroke on the 3rd beat and  an  upstroke  on  the
	following half-beat.

      * Don't worry unduly about playing only those strings shown in the  tabs
	when doing downstrokes with your plectrum or thumb.  In particular the
	C chord strums are shown with the treble-E string not played, but this
	isn't always easy to get right, so don't worry, be happy :-)

      * A reasonably flexible but reasonably firm pick/plectrum is best if you
	want to do this riff (IMHO).

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


G E N E R A L   N O T E S
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     1.	If you are playing solo, then the most important thing is to  keep  up
	the rhythm and chords, so you can forget the lead guitar  solo  parts.
	I like to use the last 4 bars  of  the OPTIONAL RHYTHM PART FOR RIFF A
	as my intro, and obviously stick to the RIFF A after the first  verse,
	using it again after the second verse, where the recording has RIFF B.
	In place of the OUTRO, I just strum the chords of  the  rhythm  guitar
	part,  allowing the words (person... person... person... yeay) to hold
	the flow of the ending, and then finish with a flourish.

     2.	As always, learn the rhythm of the song from the recording.

     3. Enjoy!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C H O R D S
~~~~~~~~~~~

      G chord			     D chord

 e||---|---|-o-|  G        e||---|-o-|-----|  F#
 B||---|---|---|  B        B||---|---|-o---|  D
 G||---|---|---|  G        G||---|-o-|-----|  A
 D||---|---|---|  D        D||---|---|-----|  D
 A||---|-o-|---|  B        A||---|---|-----|  A
 E||---|---|-o-|  G        E||---|-x-|-----|  either use thumb on 2nd fret
						 or don't play bass-E string


      C chord			    Em chord

 e||---|---|---|  E        e||---|---|-----|  E
 B||-o-|---|---|  C        B||---|---|-----|  B
 G||---|---|---|  G        G||---|---|-----|  G
 D||---|-o-|---|  E        D||---|-o-|-----|  E
 A||---|---|-o-|  C        A||---|-o-|-----|  B
 E||---|---|---|  E        E||---|---|-----|  E


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