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Drowning   Hootie and The Blowfish

[G]Trouble with the [Fadd9]world is we're too [G]busy to think a[Fadd9]bout it, all right
Why is there a rebel flag hanging from the state house walls?
Tired of hearin' this shit about heritage not hate
Time to make the world a better place

Why must we hate one another?
Well no matter what we gotta live together
Just that you don't look like me, tell me what do you see
When we pass on the street what do you wanna see?

Am-C-Am-G-Am-C-D


Peace coming is all I gotta say
Wanna turn and run away
They're just telling you how they see it
Right or wrong they don't care, you wish that they would quit

Am-C-Am-G-Am-F-G


  [C] Drowning[F] in a [G]sea of tears [F]
Hatred trying to hide your fears
Living only for yourself
Hating everybody else
Cause they don't look like you

|G Fadd9| x4

Nancy singing it's a hard life wherever you go
About some fat racist living in Chicago
Trying to teach his kids to hate everyone
Well tell me why is that something you wanna teach your son?

Am-C-Am-G-Am-C-D


Why must we hate one another?
When the people in the church, they tell me you're my brother
You don't walk like a redneck, you don't talk like redneck
Go back to Africa, I just don't understand

(chorus)

(solo): |G Fadd9| x8

[C-F-G-F](Drowning) I'm trying to be someone that he could look up to, but
(Hatred) When I walk down the street, tell me what do you see?
I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man
(Living) No I'm not like you
Why do you hate me so?
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
(Hating) Hating everybody else cause they don't look like you
................
There are two rhythm guitars here. A clean electric (mixed left) strums
chords throughout the song. Note that Fadd9 is played as 1x3213 (playing the
bass string with your thumb). An acoustic (mixed right) is played with a capo
on the fifth fret - to convert the chords:
G becomes D, Fadd9 = Cadd9 (x32033), Am = Em, C = G, F = C, D = A

There are also two lead guitars in this song, which play the solo and the
links between the verses. They play power chords for the Am-C... things.
If you only have one lead guitarist in your band, you can loosely approximate
both guitar parts with a pitch shifter by playing the right channel guitar
(the one on top) with pitch shifter set to a perfect 4th (5 frets) above- use
your ears and change the bits which end up sounding particularly daft.

Intro:
] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] +]
-------|------------|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-----------|
-------|------------|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-----------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|--------------------------|--------------5h7|/9--7--5---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-----------5h7---|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|

+ | + + + +| + + + + | + + + + | + + ++|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-----------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5---------5h7|/9--7--5---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-------5---------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|


] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ]
|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-------------|-8--5--6---------|
|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|--------------5h7|/9--7--5-----|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------5h7---|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

| + + + + | + + + + | + + + + | + + + + |
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-------------|-5---------------|
|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5---------5h7|/9--7--5-----|-------7---------|
|--------------------------|-------5---5h7---|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|


The following is the link after the first chorus:
] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ]
+]
-------|------------|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-----------|
-------|------------|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-5---------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|--------------------------|-----------------|----7--8---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|

+ | + + + +| + + + + | + + + + | + + ++|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-5---------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5------------|----5--7---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-------5---------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|


Solo:
] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ]
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
----5h7|/9--7--5-----|---5----------5-|----5----5---5h7-|-------------5---|
-5h7---|-------------|------7-5--7----|-7-----7---------|-------3-5-7---7-|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|--/3-5-----------|

+ | + + + + | + + + + | + + + + | + + + + |
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
----5h7|/9--7--5-----|---5----------5-|----5----5---5h7-|-------------5---|
-5h7---|-------------|------7-5--7----|-7-----7---------|---------5-7---7-|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----5-7---------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|--/8-------------|


(hold bends)
] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ] ]
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|---8-------------|-----------------5---------------|
|-----5---5-7b9---|-------9r7p5-----|---------5---5h7---7-5h7p5-------|
|-5-7---7---------|---------------7-|-----5h7---7-----------------7---|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|

| + + + + | + + + + | + + + + |
|-----------------|---10------------|-----------------5---------------|
|-----5---5-8b10--|------10r8p5-----|---------5---5h8---8-5h8p5-------|
|-5-7---7---------|---------------7-|-----5h7---7-----------------7---|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|


] ] ] ] ]
|-----------------|-----
|-------6--------/|/8---    ===  feedback
|-5--7------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----         (Outro solo omitted - be inventive!)

| + + + + | +
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-------5---------|-----
|-5--7------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----

.................

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