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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.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 22:02:47 -0500
From: Lane Haygood 
Subject: m/matchbox_20/real_world.tab

Here is my tab for Matchbox 20's new song "Real World"
Matchbox 20
"Real World"
Yourself Or Someone Like You
Written By Rob Thomas and some other guys....
Tabbed by: Lane Haygood

This is a very shaky tab. Corrections please 
(lane@wtaccess.com)
Riff A:
Gtr 1: med. dist
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|----11---8---8-11-11-8--11---| =4x
E|-----------------------------|
I'm not real sure about that. It's the catchy
litte intro riff and it's been giving me fits.

Verse:
Rhy. Fig 1
Gtr 2: distortion
  A#5 F5   G5      F5
e|--|-----------------------------|
B|--|-----------------------------|
G|3-|-----------------------------|
D|3-|-3--3-5---5--5-3-------------|
A|1-|-3--3-3---5--5-3-------------|
E|--|-1--1-3---3--3-1-------------|
{repeat 2nd measure for verse}

Verse lyrics:

1st:
I wonder what it's like to be the rain-maker
I wonder what it's like to know that I made 
The rain.......yeah...

2nd:
(I wonder what it's like to be a superhero)
(I wonder where I'd go if I could fly around)
(Downtown.......yeah)

3rd:
[I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho]
[I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what
I said. (Just what I said).]

Prechorus
Gtr 1: (Play at end of Prechorus)
Riff B
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------|
D|-------------5--5-5-------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
Not real sure 'bout this lead either.

Gtr 2:
Rhy. Fig 2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5--5-5----|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5--5-5----|
E|----------------3--3-3----|

1st:
I'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone
And you could come and see them when I'm done
{Fill Riff A 4x}
When I'm done.......... *To verse*

2nd:
(From some other planet I get this funky high on a yellow
Sun; Boy I bet my friends would all be stunned.
{Fill Riff A 4x}
Their stunned) *To Chorus*

3rd:
[I'd shout out an order I think were out of this man
Get me some; Boy, don't make me wanna change my tone
{Fill Riff A 4x}
My tone....  *to chorus*

1st Chorus:
Gtr 2:
Rhy. Fig 3
(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
Riff A (Gtr 1)
And you, and me, and you, and me...

Gtr 1:
Riff C:
    A#5          G5           F5
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-----15------------------------------|
D|---15--15--------17---------15-------|
A|-13------13----17--17-----15--15-----|
E|-------------15-----15--13------13---|
I'm sure about this part here.  Whenever
Gtr 2 changes chords, so does Gtr 1 playing the
arpeggioed major chords here. Then fill Riff A
at the end.

2nd chorus: w/riff C

(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
A#5                  G5
Please don't change, please don't break
F5                             A#5            G5 F5
Well the only thing that seems to work at all is you
A#5                 G5        Riff A
Please don't change at all... from me... to you.. and

You.... to me.... yeah......

Solo:
Gtr 2 plays A#5 and G5 in the background
Gtr 1: (Strum each chord /////)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-10--13-16-18-14-15-12-16-19-17-13-12-10-10-10-----|
G|--9--12-15-17-13-14-11-15-18-16-12-12-10--9--9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
This is a very weak solo attempt. It sounds
decent, though, and most people you play for
probably won't notice if you play quickly enough.

3rd chorus: w/Riff C

(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all just fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.

A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.

A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
A#5        G5      F5
And you... annnnnnnd me

Fills:

After the first chorus:

Gtr 1:
Fill A:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13/---|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

During the third verse (head honcho) fill:

Gtr 3: acoustic
The exact strumming is hard to figure out, so I left
that to you, but the chords are:
G major, A major, F major (Barre F major).

Gtr 4: clean w/delay:
e|-----------------|
B|-7h8h9p8p7-------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
Actually, a synth plays this, but this is pretty close.

Fill Gtr 3 during the 3rd chorus at:
A barred, F barred, G barred.

That's my attempt at tabbing this. Corrections, comments,
death threats, pledges of love, money, can all be sent
to me via e-mail at lane@wtaccess.com.

Lane Haygood
Guitarist of Winner Take All 


Lane Haygood
Check out the homepage of new hard rock band Winner Take All at:
>http://www.geocities.com\sunsetstrip\studio\9379

            
            
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Learn_to_fly 40 Jun 30, 2006 09:10 PM

Dude, this sounds nothing like the song. Or is your guitar permanantly out of tune or something?

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effected_84 35 Sep 01, 2007 08:48 PM

Hi All,
this is how I play the into riff it sounds right!
You can do it a couple of ways Sa:

D--3/5-3-------------|
A--------5-h3-1(A#)--|
E--------------------|

Or

D--3/5-3------------|
A--------5-h3-------|
E-------------6(A#)-|

Just so long as you end on the A# :)
Cheers.

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