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                          I Am For Real - The Whigs
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Tabbed by: adslam3

AT the bottom there is a CHORDS version with LYRICS.
-If you have trouble with this, watch any live video on youtube.

Tuning: Standard
NOTE: Strumming will not be accurately shown.  You can figure it out,
just listen

INTRO - Remember, strumming isn't exact
e|-4~--9--8~--9--14--12--16-16-16-16-19-16-17-16-19-16-17-16-14--12---------|
B|-5~--10-9~--10-15--13--17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-15--13---------|
G|-4~--9--8~--9--14--12--16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14--12---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
NOTE: The intro is played again after the 1st chorus.

Verse/Chorus -You don't really hear the strumming in the verse, but watch
the whigs play live and you can see it.
   C#m              E                B                A
e|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
E|-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
NOTE: For verse/chorus you can use power chords if you want to.
Also, the E could possibly be played like -79977.

BRIDGE (at 2:11)
   E        F#       A
e|-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
G|-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------PLAY THIS 3 TIMES----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|

(at 2:26- the last A is strummed until the chorus again)
   F#               A                F#               A
e|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
BACK to C#m, E, B, A pattern after the bridge.  Finish the song on A.


CHORDS VERSION:

INTRO: At the top of the tab or you can just strum C#m, E, B, A.

VERSE 1
C#m                          E
Killing for salvation he was sitting on his throne
       B                                              A
And he thought "there's ways to reach these folks and teach them

what we've known”
C#m                      E
Into the receiver came a voice unlike his kind,
            B                                      A
they're not speaking the same language but there's common ground

he'll find

CHORUS
C#m                 E
    I don't need to kill anyone
B                             A
    To let them know I am for real
C#m                 E
    I don't need to walk in your backyard
B                                A
    To let you know just where I stand

VERSE 2
         C#m                        E
So we're picking our pieces for the safety of our sons
         B                                  A
He's not reaching for an agreement but he's reaching for our guns
C#m                                 E
He don't need to questions he don't need to compromise
           B                                A
There's no use in a conversation if there's nothing left to find

CHORUS

BRIDGE
E           F#        A
   Cuz I respect your home and what you say
E                F#          A
   when you're speaking to me
E                F#        A
   And when it's time to look you in the eye
F#                                  A
   And you'll know where I'm coming from
F#                              A
   Do you know where I'm coming from

ENDING: Back to the same strum pattern of C#m, E, B, A with the same timing
as the rest of the song.  Play it until it ends.  Ends on A.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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