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Normal American Kids chords

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About this tab version
This version is with capo on 2nd and with intro and verse chords tabbed more precise. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
all relative to cape on 2nd.

I have used the already existing tab (thanks)  and made corrections (in intro and 
verses) and I transposed
the chords.
This is based on the studio recording and from what I saw Jeff doing live.

chords used in intro and first line in the verse are:

A      x0222x
D/A    x0423x
F#m/C# x4422
C/A    x05x5x
D/A*   x04x3x
D/A**  x0023x (or a D chord: xx023X , it is subtle )


In the intro chords are used like this, this progression is also used in the verses. It is wise to learn this
progression first as it is the core of the song and because there are 3 different D/A chords so by learning 
this progression you know when to play the right D/A chord.

e|-----------------------------|
B|-2--2h3--2--2--5--3--2--3--2-|
G|-2--2-x--2--2--x--x--2--2--2-|
D|-2--2h4--2--4--5--4--2--0--2-|
A|-0--0-0--0--4--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|-----------------------------|

Jeff plays this with the A chord barred with index finger. Now you van easily play the 
D/A and F#m/C# chords
You can see the A string is sounded throughout almost the entire intro, except for 
F#m/C# chord.


[Verse 1]
A        D/A      A          F#m/C#
Remind myself, myself long ago
C/A   D/A*     A           D**
'Fore drive, 'fore I could vote
A       D/A   A          F#m/C#
All the time holding a grudge
C/A           D/A*        A          D**
'Fore I knew people could die just because

E           A       E            A
Shot from a sling, head full of buzz
F#m           B         G        D
I knew what I liked was not very much
A            D/A  A          F#m/C#
High at the time, tied to the grid
C/A     D/A*           A       D**     A
Always afraid of those normal American kids

[Verse 2]
E             A       E            A
Oh, all of my spirit leaked like a cut
F#m           B           G        D
I knew what I needed would never be enough
A        D/A      A          F#m/C#
I was too high to change my bid
C/A     D/A*           A       D**     A
Always afraid to be a normal American kid

D/A      A          F#m/C#  

C/A     D/A*     A       D** E A E  A 
Always hating normal American empty summer days

[Verse 3]
F#m           B         G        D
Lightning crazed and cracked like an egg
A      D/A      A       F#m/C#
High behind the garden shed
C/A       D/A*       A       D**     A
Painting myself as a normal American kid
C/A       D/A*       A       D**    
I always hated it

[instrumental]
E          A       E          A
F#m        B       G          D


[Verse 4]
A        D/A      A      F#m/C#
High as high as high can loom
C/A       D/A*      A      D**
Under the sheets in my bedroom
A      D/A    A        F#m/C#
I was high as high can get
C/A     D/A*           A       D**     A
Always afraid of those normal American kids

[Verse 5]
E               A       E            A
Oh, bongs and jams, and carpeted vans
F#m        B        G          D
Hate everything, I don't understand
A     D/A    A          F#m/C#
High times tightening the lid  
C/A     D/A*           A       D**     A
I had to get away from those normal American kids

D/A    A          F#m/C#

C/A     D/A*        A       D**     A
Always hated those normal American kids

[Instrumental]
D/A    A          F#m/C#
C/A     D/A*        A       D**     A   D/A  
A  F#m/C#      


C/A     D/A*        A       D**     A
Always hated those normal American kids




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| h  Hammer-on
| x  Dead note

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veraisthebestdog 10 Dec 03, 2016 08:59 PM

Awesome Thanks for this!

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csak19 10 Mar 22, 2017 08:49 PM

Minor add - he does a nifty little descending lick in that main riff.

e|------------------------| 
B|---5--7--3--5--2--3--2--| 
G|---x--x--x--x--x--2--2--| 
D|---5--7--4--5--2--0--2--| 
A|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| 
E|------------------------|

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