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Whats up

4 Non Blondes

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 ABminDA
                             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----73--
                                                                                                  x                      x
x x
The Bmin is: 2-- the D is: 2--
 -3--3---42----4--4
                                                                                     x                            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
 DA
      Hope, for a destination.         
 A
      I realized quickly when I knew I should
 Bmin
   That the world was made up of this brotherhood of
 DA
      Man, for whatever that means.    
 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
 BminDA
   I try all the  time, in this institution.  
 A
      And I pray, oh my god, do I pray
 BminDA
   I pray every single  day, for a revolution.  
 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)
 GGsus2
  Twenty-five years and my life is still
 AmDsus4C
 Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
 Cadd9Dsus4GGsus2
  For a desti-nation 
(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


Corrected by billdgar. View original
A Am Bmin C Cadd9 D Dsus4 G Gsus2
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billdgar (report comment to admin):
on this song I like to capo second fret and use c d7 f chord progresion, adjust capo to your voice range