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Strange currencies   R.E.M







Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 12:09:21 +0100 (BST)


"Strange Currencies"

REM - from the Album "Monster"

Initial tab by Steve Krulewtz (skrul@csugrad.cs.vt.edu)
Another initial tab by Chris Barran (C.D.Barran@shef.ac.uk)

Combined and corrected by Peter Cox (pdc194@soton.ac.uk)

Fill:
E|-----------
B|-----------
G|-----------
D|--2p0---0--
A|------3----
E|-----------

Pattern 1:
    C           Fmaj7         C           Fmaj7
E|--------3-----------3-----|-------3-----------3-----|
B|----------1-------1---1---|---------1-------1---1---|
G|------0-----0---2-------0-|-----0-----0---2-------0-|
D|----2---------3-----------|---2---------3-----------|
A|--3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|

Pattern 2:
    C           Fmaj7 Am7    Dm           G 
E|--------3-----------------|-------1-----------3-----|
B|----------1-------1-----1-|-----3---3-----------3---|
G|------0-----0---2-----0---|---2-------2-----0-----0-|
D|----2---------3-----2-----|-0-------------0---------|
A|--3-----------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------3-----------|

[Fill] [Pattern 1]

[Pattern 1]
I don't know why you're mean to me

[Pattern 2]
When I call on the telephone,

[Pattern 1]
And I don't know what you mean to me, but I want to turn you on

[Pattern 2]
Turn you up, figure you out, I wanna take you on.

CHORUS

  C     G     F     C       F           G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|-------1-----------3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|-----1---1-------3---3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|---2-------2---0-------0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|-3-----------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|-------------3-----------|
 These words,              "You will be mine"

  C     G     F     C      Dm                       G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|------1-----1-----1-----|3-----3-----3-----------|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|3---3---3-----3-----3---|3---3---3---3-----------|
G|5-----------------5-----|2-2-------2-----2-----2-|0-0-------0-0-----------|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|0-----------------------|----------------2p0---0-|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|------------------------|--------------------3---|
E|------3-----1-----------|------------------------|------------3-----------|
 These words,              "You will be mine,"      All the time,

[Pattern 1]
"The Fool" might be my middle name

[Pattern 2]
But I'd be foolish not to say

[Pattern 1]
Gonna make whatever it takes, ring you up, call you down, sign your name,
Make it rhyme,

[Pattern 2]
Take you in and make you mine?

CHORUS

  C     G     F     C       F           G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|-------1-----------3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|-----1---1-------3---3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|---2-------2---0-------0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|-3-----------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|-------------3-----------|
 These words,              "You will be mine"

  C     G     F     C      Dm                       G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|------1-----1-----1-----|3-----3-----3-----3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|3---3---3-----3-----3---|3---3---3-----3-----3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|2-2-------2-----2-----2-|0-0-------0-----0-----0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|0-----------------------|------------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|------------------------|------------------------|
 These words,              "You will be mine,"       all the time,   oh

  Am          G           Am           G
E|------0-----3-----3-----|------0-----3-----3-----|
B|1-------1---3-------3---|1-------1---3-------3---|
G|2---------2-0---------0-|2---------2-0---------0-|
D|2-----------0-----------|2-----------0-----------|
A|0-----------X-----------|0-----------X-----------|
E|X-----------3-----------|X-----------3-----------|

  I tripped and fell,      did I fall?

  Am          F     C      Dm                       G
E|------------------------|1-----1-----1-----1-----|3-----3-----3-----------|
B|1-----------------------|3---3---3-----3-----3---|3---3---3---3-----------|
G|2-----------------5-----|2-2-------2-----2-----2-|0-0-------0-0-----------|
D|2-----------3-----5-----|0-----------------------|0-----------0-----------|
A|0-----------3-----3-----|------------------------|------------------------|
E|X-----------1-----------|------------------------|3-----------3-----------|
  What I want to feel,                              I want to feel it now.

[Pattern 1]
You know with love comes strange currencies,

[Pattern 2]
And here is my appeal:

[Pattern 1]
I need a chance, a second chance, a third chance, a fourth chance, a word,
a signal, a nod, a little breath

[Pattern 2]
Just to fool myself, to catch myself, to make it real, real

CHORUS
  
  C     G     F     C       F           G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|-------1-----------3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|-----1---1-------3---3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|---2-------2---0-------0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|-3-----------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|-------------3-----------|
 These words,              "You will be mine"

  C     G     F     C      Dm                       G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|------1-----1-----1-----|3-----3-----3-----3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|3---3---3-----3-----3---|3---3---3-----3-----3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|2-2-------2-----2-----2-|0-0-------0-----0-----0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|0-----------------------|------------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|------------------------|------------------------|
 These words,              "You will be mine,"       all the time,

  C     G     F     C       F           G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|-------1-----------3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|-----1---1-------3---3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|---2-------2---0-------0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|-3-----------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|-------------3-----------|
 These words,              "You will be mine"

  C     G     F     C      Dm                       G
E|--3-----3-----1-----3---|------1-----1-----1-----|3-----3-----3-----3-----|
B|----5-----3-----1-----5-|3---3---3-----3-----3---|3---3---3-----3-----3---|
G|5-----------------5-----|2-2-------2-----2-----2-|0-0-------0-----0-----0-|
D|5-----5-----3-----5-----|0-----------------------|------------------------|
A|3-----5-----3-----3-----|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------3-----1-----------|------------------------|------------------------|
These words haunt me, hunt me down, catch in my throat make me pray, say, 
Love's combined, oh

[Repeat above tab (without lyrics) again, finishing with a [fill] and a C 
Chord.]

Lyrics from the REM web site at http://www.halcyon.com/rem/

Happy Picking. :-)



On 5 Jan 1995, Krzywicki Ken wrote:

 
 Opening lic:   E - D - C - D - C
 
 Verses:  CaddG  FaddG  a few times
 
          CaddG  FaddG FaddG/E  Dm  G
 
 Chorus:  | C G | F C | F | G |
 
          | C G | F C | Dm| G |
 
 Bridge:  | Am | G | Am | G |
 
          | Am | F C | Dm | Dm | G |
 
 Oh, by the way, it's in 6/8 and the lic is played with the E on the
 fourth string (2nd fret), pull-off to the D, C is fifth string (3rd
 fret), D is open 4th string and back to C on the fifth string.{
 
 The chords for the verses - just add your pinkie to the first string
 (3rd fret) for the added G note.
 
 - Ken   ukkrzywi@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu
   
 
AHH what can I say close but......heres the corrected tab, I played this
against the cd and it is just about on!!!!

Verse(w/intro):
C                     Fmaj7  
_______________0______________0____________ 
_____________1___1__________1___1__________
___________________0______2_______2________  Repeat this a couple times
_0h2_0___2______________3__________________  
_______3___________________________________
___________________________________________

then this...........

_________0_____________0_____________0_________________________1_____
_______1___1_________1___1_________1___1________1_______1_____3__3___
_____________0_____2_______2_____________0_____2_______0_____2____2___
____2____________3_______________2___________3_______2_____0_______0___
__3____________________________3______________________________________
______________________________________________________________________

_______3_____
______3_3____
_____0___0___
_____________
_____________
___3_________

 Chorus consists of power chords  C,F,C,F,G  these may not be right (i can't
remember right now forgive me.)then  C,F,C,Dm,G.....

then repeat verse intro enjoy and happy pickin.......Great CORNHOLIO



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