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Sound System by Operation Ivy

All the other tab I've seen for this song is totally
wrong, so I'm here to fix that :) By Matt D.
E-mail - Poorkid123@aol.com

Intro

   A   D   A   D   A   D
E|-0---2-----------------|
B|-2---3---2---3---------|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2-|
D|---------2---0---2---0-|
A|-----------------0---0-|
E|-----------------------|

     E
E|---7---12-12-12-12-12-12--------------------------|
B|---9---12-12-12-12-12-12--------------------------|
G|---9---------------------14b15-15-15b14h12--------|
D|---9---------------------------------------14-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


Chorus

Ska rhythm! Down-stokes are muted, and up-strokes
are played. If you don't know how to play Ska rhythm
right, then it's really hard to make this song sound
right, sorry.

     A     A     G     G      D     D     D     D
E|X--5--X--5--X--3--X--3--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
B|X--5--X--5--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
G|X--6--X--6--X--4--X--4--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
D|X--7--X--7--X--5--X--5--|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
     Sound   Systems gonna  bring  me  back  up  yah

     A     A     G     G      D     D     D     D
E|X--5--X--5--X--3--X--2--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
B|X--5--X--5--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
G|X--6--X--6--X--4--X--4--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
D|X--7--X--7--X--5--X--5--|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
     One       thing that  I    can    depend   on

Repeat Chorus


Verse

More Ska!
     A     A     A     A      A     A     A     A
E|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|
B|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|
G|X--6--X--6--X--6--X--6--|X--6--X--6--X--6--X--6--|
D|X--7--X--7--X--7--X--7--|X--7--X--7--X--7--X--7--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Try  to  describe it  to  the limit of my ability

     G     G     G     G      G     G     G     G
E|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
B|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
G|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|
D|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  It's there for a second then it's given up what...

     D     D     D     D      D     D     D     D
E|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
B|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
G|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
D|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Contained in music somehow more than just sound,

     D     D     D     D      D     D     D     D
E|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
B|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|
G|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--|
D|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|X--4--X--4--X--4--X--4--|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
This inspiration coming and  twisting things around

Repeat

NOTE ON VERSE! : During the last part of the verse
when J says "twisting things around," the background
plays this

E|5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
B|5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Pre-Bridge

No Guitar during the "Hup hup hup hup, picked it up,
picked it up, picked it up, picked it uuuuuuupppppp"
part, but then...

    A         A A            A         A A
E|--0---------0-0---------|--0---------0-0---------|
B|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
G|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
D|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
A|--0---------0-0---------|--0---------0-0---------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
      Sound!      System!     Sound!      System!


Bridge

Regular chords this time, let A ring until you play
D

    A                                          D
E|--0---------------------|--------------------2---|
B|--2---------------------|--------------------3---|
G|--2---------------------|--------------------2---|
D|--2---------------------|--------------------0---|
A|--0---------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
Wake up turn my box on, bust the shade let the sun in

    A                                          D
E|--0---------------------|--------------------2---|
B|--2---------------------|--------------------3---|
G|--2---------------------|--------------------2---|
D|--2---------------------|--------------------0---|
A|--0---------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Times getting tougher    'bout time to start runnin'

    A                                          D
E|--0---------------------|--------------------2---|
B|--2---------------------|--------------------3---|
G|--2---------------------|--------------------2---|
D|--2---------------------|--------------------0---|
A|--0---------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Box   in   my   hand,     music   by   my    side

  A  A  A  A  A  A  A  A   D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D
E|0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
B|2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
G|2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
D|2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
A|0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  Skankin'  to  the  rhythm of the music by my side!


In Between Last 2 choruses

This part is near the end of the song in between 2
choruses

    A          A             A
E|--0----------0----------|--0---------------------|
B|--2----------2----------|--2---------------------|
G|--2----------2----------|--2---------------------|
D|--2----------2----------|--2---------------------|
A|--0----------0----------|--0---------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
                             Yehhhhh

Then at the end

    A         A A            A         A A
E|--0---------0-0---------|--0---------0-0---------|
B|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
G|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
D|--2---------2-2---------|--2---------2-2---------|
A|--0---------0-0---------|--0---------0-0---------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
 (Sound)    (System)      (Sound)    (System)
       Sound!     System!       Sound!     System!


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spoofy89 10 Jul 30, 2005 08:00 PM

great job, nice tab

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guitarkid2113 263 Dec 31, 2005 09:32 AM

Awesome tab man

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HellOfAHat 62 Sep 06, 2006 04:40 PM

This is a perfect tab, it's about time someone did it right.

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