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Strange Currencies  R.E.M.

Initial tab by Steve Krulewtz (skrul@csugrad.cs.vt.edu)
Another Initial Tab by Chris Barran (C.D.Barran@shef.ac.uk)
Combined and some (small) corrections 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-------2- -----0-----0---2-------2--
 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---3----
 G- ------0-----0---2-----0--- ---2-------2---0-------0--
 D- ----2---------3-----2----- -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] 
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 want to take you on
[C] [G] [F] [C] [Dm] [G] 
 
 E --3-----3-----1-----3--- ------1-----------3-----
 B ----3-----3-----1-----3- ----3---2-------3---3---
 G 5-----------------5----- --2-------3---0-------0-
 D 5-----5-----3-----5----- 0-----------------------
 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 ----3-----3-----1-----3- 3---3---3-----3-----3--- 3---3---3-3---------
 G 5-----------------5----- 2-2-------2-----2-----2- 0-0-------0---------
 D 5-----5-----3-----5----- 0----------------------- -------------2p0---0
 A 3-----5-----3-----3----- ------------------------ -----------------3--
 E ------3-----1----------- ------------------------ 3---------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] 
I'm going to make whatever it takes, ring you up, call you down, sign your
name, secret love,
[Pattern 2] 
make it rhyme, take you in, and make you mine.
[C] [G] [F] [C] [Dm] [G] 
 
 E --3-----3-----1-----3--- ------1-----------3-----
 B ----3-----3-----1-----3- ----3---2-------3---3---
 G 5-----------------5----- --2-------3---0-------0-
 D 5-----5-----3-----5----- 0-----------------------
 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 ----3-----3-----1-----3- 3---3---3-----3-----3--- 3---3---3-3---------
 G 5-----------------5----- 2-2-------2-----2-----2- 0-0-------0---------
 D 5-----5-----3-----5----- 0----------------------- -------------2p0---0
 A 3-----5-----3-----3----- ------------------------ -----------------3--
 E ------3-----1----------- ------------------------ 3---------3--------- 

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

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

These words, they haunt me, hunt me down, catch in my throat, make me pray,
say, love's comfined, oh
[Repeat Above (witbout lyrics) again, finisbing witb a Fill] and C chord]

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