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Tell It Like It Is  Tracy Chapman

   [Cmaj7]                                                                                       
e|-0-|     e|-0-|     e|-0-|     e|-3-|     e|-0-|    e|-0-|

B|-0-| B|-3-| B|-3-| B|-0-|
B|-0-|
G|-0-|     G|-2-|     G|-0-|     G|-0-|     

G|-0-|
D|-2-|     D|-2-|     D|-2-|     D|-0-|     

D|-2-|
A|-2-|     A|-0-|     A|-3-|     A|-2-|     

A|-3-|
e|-0-|     e|-x-|     e|-X-|     e|-3-|     

e|-0-|


. = "Stacato"
: = "Repeat"


OK, so far so good, here are the chords:

INTRO:

| Guitar harmonics|: Em Asus (x4):|
e|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--:|

B|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-3--3--3--3--:|
G|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-2--2--2--2--:|
D|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2--:|
A|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-0--0--0--0--:|
E|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-x--x--x--x--:|


(The rythm for the "Em Asus" part keeps the same the whole song, however, if the chords
the rythm changes too. e.G. the C G A
part)


VERSE 1:

[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!

[Em]      [Asus]   Tell it like it [Em]is!  [Asus]       [Em]     [Asus]
[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!
[Em]      [Asus]  Tell it like it [Em]is___! [Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]  What brakes your [Em]heart.[Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]  What keeps you a- [C(add9]wake,
[G]  awake at [A5(add9]night.    [G]
[Em]      [Asus]                              
[Em]      [Asus]  What makes you want to [C(add9]break___
[G]  down and [A5(add9]cry___.   [G]
[Em]      [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]   But say you'll never
[Cmaj7]turn you back.  Say you'll never [A5(add9]harden to the world. Say you'll never
[Cmaj7]try to still the rythms [A5(add9]in your breast. Say you'll never
[Cmaj7]look at the evil among us and [A5(add9]try to forget. Say you'll tell it like it
[Em]is!   [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]     [Em]      [Asus]
Verse 2:

[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!

[Em]      [Asus]  So everyone can [Em]hear__![Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]                              
[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!
[Em]      [Asus]  Tell it like it [Em]is___! [Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]  What brakes your [Em]heart_[Asus]_____.
[Em]      [Asus]  What keeps you a- [C(add9]wake,
[G]   awake at [A5(add9]night.    [G]
[Em]      [Asus]                              
[Em]      [Asus]  How you anger and [C(add9]grief___ [G] make you want to [A5]cry out___
[G]and tell it like it
[Em]is___![Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]  But say you'll never
[Cmaj7]close your eyes or pretend that it's a [A5(add9]rosy world. Say you'll never try to
[Cmaj7]paint what it's rotten with a [A5(add9]sugar coat. Say you talk about the
[Cmaj7]horrors you've seen and the [A5(add9]torments you know. And tell it like it
[Em]is!   [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]     [Em]      [Asus]
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO: (The acoustic guitar plays:)

|:Em Asus|Em Asus|Em
Asus|C(add9) G|A5(add9) G|Em
Asus:|

VERSE 3:

[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!

[Em]      [Asus]  So noone can for-[Em]get__! [Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]                              
[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!
[Em]      [Asus]  Tell it like it [Em]is___! [Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]  What brakes your [Em]heart.[Asus]
[Em]      [Asus]  What keeps you a- [C(add9]wake,
[G]   awake at [A5(add9]night.    [G]
[Em]      [Asus]                              
[Em]      [Asus]  What makes you want to [C(add9]break___
[G] the ties that [A5]silence and bind,
[G]and tell it like it
[Em]is___![Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]      Say you'll never
[Cmaj7]cover your ears and close your mouth and live in a [A5(add9]silent world. Say
you'll only [Cmaj7]run as far or as fast as you need to [A5(add9]be secure. Say that then
you'll [Cmaj7]tell the truth when a [A5(add9]lie cross your lips. And tell it like it
A5(add9)(let ring)
is, yeah yeah yeah...

[Em]      [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]        [Em]      [Asus]  [Em] [Asus]
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 2:

|:Em Asus|Em Asus|Em
Asus:|

OUTRO:

[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!  [Em]                [Asus]

[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!  [Em]                [Asus]
[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!  [Em]                [Asus]
[Em]Say it, say it, [Asus]say it!  [Em]                [Asus]
Em (let ring)
Say it, say it, say it!


That's it. Beautiful, isn't it? If you have any quastions or if you have the e-guitar
please contact me: peter_waltl@hotmail.com

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