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Tune down E string to D

   D     (Am)Bm   D    D     Dm   C     D     
   1  2  3   4    1  2 3 4   1  2 3 4   1 2 3 4  
E|--------------|----------|----------|--------|
B|10----10---12-|-7----7---|-6----5---|-3------|
G|--------------|----------|----------|-2------|
D|7-----10---12-|-7----4---|-3----5---|-0------|
A|0-----0----0--|-0----0---|-0----0---|-0------|
D|0-----0----0--|-0----0---|-0----0---|-0------|

   D     Am  Bm   D    D     Dm   C     D
   1  2  3   4    1  2 3 4   1  2 3 4   1 2 3 4  
E|--------------|----------|----------|--------|
B|10----10---12-|-7----7---|-6----5---|-3------|
G|--------------|----------|----------|-2------|
D|7-----10---12-|-7----4---|-3----5---|-0------|
A|0-----0----0--|-0----0---|-0----0---|-0------|
D|0-----0----0--|-0----0---|-0----0---|-0------|

   Dm         Am         Em          D     
   1   2     3   4     1     2       3    4      
E|---------------------|-----------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------|
G|-----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D|-0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

   Dm         Am         Em          D     
   1   2     3   4     1     2       3    4      
E|---------------------|-----------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------|
G|-----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---(11)----|
D|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D|-0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

[Verse]
Dm                       Am
Flies are buzzing around my head
Em            D
Vultures circling my bed
Dm               Am       Em    D
Picking up every last crumb
Dm                       Am
The big fish eat the little ones
Em                       D
The big fish eat the little ones
Dm               Am       Em    D
Not my problem give me some

[Chorus]
         D              (Am)  Bm  
You can try the best you can
         D             D     
If you try the best you can
     Dm              C     D
The best you can is not enough

[Verse]
This one's optimistic
This one went to market
This one just crawled out of the swamp
This one drops a payload
Fodder for the animals
Living on an animal farm
If you try the best you can
If you try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
(x2)
I'd really like to help you man
I'd really like to help you 
If you try the best you can
If you try the best you can
The best you can is not enough
The best you can is not enough
The best you can is not enough

            
            
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08L1V10N 852 Nov 01, 2007 05:13 AM

The intro is Am/D Bm/D Dadd9 Dadd9 Bb/D C/D D9/9
Bb/D C/D D9/9
Dm C/D Em/D D

+1 reply
seytin 71 Oct 02, 2008 10:28 AM

The tuning is actually DADGAD so the top E string is actually tuned down to D as well. For the opening riff let the top string (tuned to D) ring out. Also the Chorus is played like this:
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
10--10--10-10-10 -10 10 10 10 10 10 10|10--10--10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
10--10--10-10-10 --9 -9-9 -9- 9 -9 -9|-8---8---8--8--8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
-0---0---0--0--0 --0 -0-0 -0- 0 -0 -0|-0---0---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
-0---0---0--0--0 --0 -0-0 -0- 0 -0 -0|-0---0---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0|

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

The other guitar plays this on the chorus:

-------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------3--5--8/7-----
-----------------------------2--3--5-------------------
-----------------2--3--5-------------------------------
--0--2--3--5-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------

There is another riff during the verses that goes like this:

--0------------------------------------0----------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
------5/3--2------0----3--2----------------5/3-2---0----3--2--------
---------------------------------------------------------------0----
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Also on "I'd really like to help you man..." The main riff changes a little bit:

E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----9--9-9--7777777-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----10-1010-9999999-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--0-0--0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

-1 reply
seytin 71 Oct 02, 2008 10:28 AM

The tuning is actually DADGAD so the top E string is actually tuned down to D as well. For the opening riff let the top string (tuned to D) ring out. Also the Chorus is played like this:
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
10--10--10-10-10 -10 10 10 10 10 10 10|10--10--10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
10--10--10-10-10 --9 -9-9 -9- 9 -9 -9|-8---8---8--8--8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
-0---0---0--0--0 --0 -0-0 -0- 0 -0 -0|-0---0---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
-0---0---0--0--0 --0 -0-0 -0- 0 -0 -0|-0---0---0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0|

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

The other guitar plays this on the chorus:

-------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------3--5--8/7-----
-----------------------------2--3--5-------------------
-----------------2--3--5-------------------------------
--0--2--3--5-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------

There is another riff during the verses that goes like this:

--0------------------------------------0----------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
------5/3--2------0----3--2----------------5/3-2---0----3--2--------
---------------------------------------------------------------0----
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Also on "I'd really like to help you man..." The main riff changes a little bit:

E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----7--77---5555555-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----8--88---7777777-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--00---0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

E ---------------------|-----------------------|
B ---------------------|-----------------------|
G -----9--9-9--7777777-|-----9--9--9---7777777-|
D ---------------------|-----------------------|
A -----10-1010-9999999-|-----10-10-10--9999999-|
D -0-0-0--0-0--0000000-|-0-0-0--0--0---0000000-|

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