What Its Like

Everlast

CHORDS:
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 EADGBEEADGBE
   Dm    (xx0231)   Dsus4 (xx0233)
Fmaj7 (xx3210) E* (xxx453)
C (x32010)
I'm transcribing this from the LP version, not the single.
If I remember correctly, the single version is a bit shorter.
When he's playing this song, everything he picks is picked
in a strummy way if you know what I mean. So you don't have
to be a 100% faithful to the tab, if you blend in some other
notes from the chord it really doesn't matter that much.
I tabbed the way he strums the verse and chorus chords but
since it is really hard to tab out when someone is strumming
you must forgive me if it's a bit off.
RIFF 1:
 Dmsus4Fmaj7C
   E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-----0---0---|
   B|------3-----------3--------1---------1-------|
   G|----2---------------2----2-----------0-------|
   D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
   A|---------------------------------3-----------|
   E|---------------------------------------------|

INTRO:
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Play RIFF 1 three times,
then play this variation once:
 Dmsus4Fmaj7C
   E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-------------|
   B|------3-----------3--------1-----------------|
   G|----2---------------2----2-------------------|
   D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
   A|---------------------------------3----3p0-3--|
   E|---------------------------------------------|

[The chords in the verses and choruses
are played something like this:]
 DmFmaj7CDm

   E|------1----1-x---0----0-----0----0-1---1-3p1---1---|
   B|------3----3-x---1----1-----1----1-3---3-3-----3---|
   G|------2----2-x---2----2-----0----0-2---2-2-----2---|
   D|--0-0----------3-----------------------------0-----|
   A|------------------------3-3------------------------|
   E|---------------------------------------------------|

It's kind of hard to tab out the timing but you get the idea.
VERSE 1:
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 DmFmaj7CDm
     We've all seen a man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
 DmFmaj7CDm
     The hair on his face is dirty, dread-locked, and full of mange
 DmFmaj7CDm
     He asks a man for what he could spare, with shame in his eyes
 DmFmaj7CDm
     "Get a job you fucking slob," is all he replies
 DmFmaj7CDm
     God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
 DmFmaj7CDm
     'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues
CHORUS:
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 DmFmaj7CDm
     Then you really might know what it's like... 
 DmFmaj7CDm
     Then you really might know what it's like... 
 DmFmaj7CDm
     Then you really might know what it's like... 
 strum last C cbord
   Dm                Fmaj7                C   
Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you play this: [I think he doesn't play this in the
version that's on the single, but he does in the version
I have]
Dm E* Dm E*
   E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--
   B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--
   G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------
   D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------
   A|------------------------------------------------
   E|------------------------------------------------

Dm E* Dm
   E-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
   B---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
   G--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
   D--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
   A--------------------------------------------------|
   E--------------------------------------------------|

 play like verse 1
   VERSE 2:  
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Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom
that said he was in love
He said, "Don't worry about a thing, baby doll
I'm the man you've been dreaming of."
But 3 months later he say he won't date her or return her calls
And she swear, "God damn, if I find that man
I'm cuttin' off his balls."
And then she heads for the clinic and
she gets some static walking through the door
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner
and they call her a whore
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose
 play like previous cborus
   CHORUS:  
   -------

Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...
 play RIFF 1
       BRIDGE:  
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 Dm
     I've seen a rich man beg
 Fmaj7
   I've seen a good man sin
 C
   I've seen a tough man cry
 Dm
     I've seen a loser win
 Fmaj7
   And a sad man grin
 C
   I heard an honest man lie
 Dm
     I've seen the good side of bad
 Fmaj7
   And the downside of up
 C
   And everything between
 Dm
     I licked the silver spoon
 Fmaj7
   Drank from the golden cup
 C
   And smoked the finest green
 Dm
     I stroked the fattest dimes
 Fmaj7
   at least a couple of times
 C
   Before I broke their heart
 Dm
     You know where it ends,
 Fmaj7
   yo, it usually depends
 C
   on where you start
 wben you've played tbe bridge you play tbis:
Dm E* Dm E*
   E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--
   B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--
   G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------
   D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------
   A|------------------------------------------------
   E|------------------------------------------------

Dm E* Dm
   E-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
   B---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
   G--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
   D--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
   A--------------------------------------------------|
   E--------------------------------------------------|

 play like verses 1 & 2
       VERSE 3:  
   --------

I knew this kid named Max
who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late
he liked to get shit-faced and keep the pace with thugs
until late one night there was a big old fight and Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead

Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
You know it comes that way
At least that's what they say when you play the game
God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose
CHORUS:
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 DmFmaj7CDm
     Then you really might know what it's like... 
 DmFmaj7CDm
     Then you really might know what it's like... 
 DmFmaj7C
     Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm <- the OUTRO starts on this chord
to have to lose
OUTRO:
   ------

I don't have the song with me but the outro
goes something like this:
 DmFmaj7
   E|-----1-----1-----1----------0-----0-----0------
   B|-------3-----3-----3----------1-----1-----1----
   G|---2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2--
   D|-0----------------------3----------------------
   A|-----------------------------------------------
   E|-----------------------------------------------

 CDm
   E------0-----0-----0----------1-----1-----3-1--|
   B--------1-----1-----1----------3-----3--------|
   G----------0-----0-----0----2-----2-----2------|
   D----2--------------------0--------------------|
   A--3-------------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------------|

Repeat the outro and fade out...
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