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Whats up  4 Non Blondes

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[A]  [Bmin]     [D]  [A]                   v v v v v v v ^ v v v v ^
The rhythm goes like this: 4 8 8 4 8 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 8 This is a little crude
but listen to the song to get the exact rhythm. There's a little more
swing to it than how I wrote it. The apostrophe represents a dotted note
(in this case, a dotted quarter note).
The first A is like this: 5-- the second A is: o--
                          [5--]          [3--]                          [-6-]          [3--]                          [--7]x                      [3--]x
x x
The Bmin is: 2-- the D is: 2--
             [-3-]                       [-3-]             [--4]                       [2--]             [--4]x                            [--4]x
x x
The progression is easy to play if you treat them all as bar chords.
Just leave your forefinger on the second fret over strings 1,2,3,and 4
except for the second A where you have to slightly raise your finger so that
the E string is open. Slide down from the first A to the Bmin.
[Verse 1] 
[A]     25 years of my life and still
[Bmin]  Tryin' to to get up that great big hill of
[D]     Hope, for a destination.        [A]
[A]     I realized quickly when I knew I should
[Bmin]  That the world was made up of this brotherhood of
[D]     Man, for whatever that means.   [A]
[Cborus] 
And so I cry sometimes, when I'm lying in bed
just to get all out, what's in my head, then
I, I am feeling, a little peculiar.
And so I wake in the morning, and I step outside
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high, and
I, scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"
[Verse 2] 
[A]     And I try, oh my god, do I try
[Bmin]  I try all the [D] time, in this institution. [A]
[A]     And I pray, oh my god, do I pray
[Bmin]  I pray every single [D] day, for a revolution. [A]
[Cborus and last four lines of tbe cborus are repeated 2x more] 
[Verse 3] 
25 years of my life and still
Tryin' to get up that great big hill of
Hope, for a destination
If anyone sees any mistakes in here, please feel free to post corrections
(I'd like to know them myself).
Message-Id: <89209.weis0010@gold.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: CRD was REQ: "What's Up," 4 Non Blondes
The Non Blondes play this in A; I use G 'cause it's easier for me to
sing. It's possible to play the song as just G Am C G; the extra
chords are only played for one beat apiece just before the change.
Ben
WHAT'S UP (4 Non Blondes)
INTRO: G...Gsus2 Am...Dsus4 C...Cadd9 Dsus4 G...Gsus2 (repeat)
[G] Twenty-five years and my life is [Gsus2]still
[Am]Trying to get up that great big [Dsus4]hill of [C]hope
[Cadd9] For a [Dsus4]desti-[G]nation[Gsus2]
(same chords throughout)
I realized quickly, like I knew I should
That this world's made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
PRE-CHORUS: And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out, what's in my head
And I'm feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?"
CHORUS: And I say hey, yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah, and I say hey
What's going on? (repeat)
And I try, oh my god how I try
I try all the time
In this institution
And I pray, oh my god how I pray
I pray every single day
For revolution
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS (repeat ad nauseam with backing vocals from "And so I wake...")
CODA: Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

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billdgar (report)

on this song I like to capo second fret and use c d7 f chord progresion, adjust capo to your voice range