Tell It Like It Is

Aaron Neville

 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:

 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsusEmAsus
          Tell it like it is!               

 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsus
         Tell it like it is___!  

 EmAsusEmAsus
         What brakes your heart. 

 EmAsusC(add9
         What keeps you a- wake,

 GA5(add9G
   awake at night.     

 EmAsus
 EmAsusC(add9
         What makes you want to break___

 GA5(add9G
   down and cry___.    

 EmAsusEmAsus
                        But say you'll never

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 turn you back.  Say you'll never harden to the world. Say you'll never

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 try to still the rythms in your breast. Say you'll never

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 look at the evil among us and try to forget. Say you'll tell it like it

 EmAsusEmAsusEmAsusEmAsus
 is!                                           

Verse 2:

 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsus
         So everyone can hear__! 

 EmAsus
 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsus
         Tell it like it is___!  

 EmAsusEmAsus
         What brakes your heart______.

 EmAsusC(add9
         What keeps you a- wake,

 GA5(add9G
    awake at night.     

 EmAsus
 EmAsusC(add9GA5
         How you anger and grief___  make you want to cry out___
 G
 and tell it like it

 EmAsusEmAsus
 is___!                But say you'll never

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 close your eyes or pretend that it's a rosy world. Say you'll never try to

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 paint what it's rotten with a sugar coat. Say you talk about the

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 horrors you've seen and the torments you know. And tell it like it

 EmAsusEmAsusEmAsusEmAsus
 is!                                           

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO: (The acoustic guitar plays:)

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

VERSE 3:

 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsus
         So noone can for-get__!  

 EmAsus
 EmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!

 EmAsusEmAsus
         Tell it like it is___!  

 EmAsusEmAsus
         What brakes your heart. 

 EmAsusC(add9
         What keeps you a- wake,

 GA5(add9G
    awake at night.     

 EmAsus
 EmAsusC(add9
         What makes you want to break___

 GA5
  the ties that silence and bind,
 G
 and tell it like it

 EmAsusEmAsus
 is___!                    Say you'll never

 Cmaj7A5(add9
 cover your ears and close your mouth and live in a silent world. Say

 Cmaj7A5(add9
you'll only run as far or as fast as you need to be secure. Say that then

 Cmaj7A5(add9
you'll tell the truth when a lie cross your lips. And tell it like it

A5(add9)(let ring)
is, yeah yeah yeah...

 EmAsusEmAsusEmAsusEmAsus
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 2:

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

OUTRO:

 EmAsusEmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!                   

 EmAsusEmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!                   

 EmAsusEmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!                   

 EmAsusEmAsus
 Say it, say it, say it!                   

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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