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What's the Frequency, Kenneth?  R.E.M.

WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH?
(Solo taken from _Guitar World_ January 1995)
Intro: D A G D A G (the "A" chord is just played once)
[A]"What's the [D]frequency, [Bm]Kenneth?" is your [G]Benzedrine, uh-[A]huh[D] [A] [G]
[A]I was [D]brain-dead, [Bm]locked out,[G] numb, not up to[A] speed[D] [Bm] [E]
[G]I thought I'd pegged you an [A]idiot's dream
[G]Tunnel vision from the [A]outsider's screen
[D]I never [A]understood [D]the fre[G]quency, uh[A]-huh[A] [G] [A]
[D]You wore our [A]expectations like an [D]armored [G]suit, uh-[A]huh[A] [G] [A] [D]
A D Bm G A D A *Fill1 G
I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, tv, movies, magazines
A D Bm G A D Bm *Fill2 E
Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy"
[G]A smile like the cartoon, [A]tooth for a tooth
[G]You said that irony was the [A]shackles of youth
[D]You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-[A]huh[A] [G] [A]
[D]I never [A]understood [D]the fre[G]quency, uh-[A]huh[A] [G] [A]
Chords over solo: Bm A (x3)
[A] [A] [G] [A]  
Solo:
(grad. release)
 
 e----------------------------- ------------------------------- -
 B----------------------------- --------------7---------------- -
 G---7b-----(7)----(7)------6-- --6--4--7---------4---4--4--4-- -
 D----------------------------- ------------------------------- -
 A----------------------------- ------------------------------- -
 E----------------------------- ------------------------------- -

(grad. bend)
 
 e------------------------ ------------------------------- -
 B------------------------ ------------------------------- -
 G---4------7b---(7)--4--- --7b------------------7-------- -
 D-------7---------------- -------------------------7--7-- -
 A------------------------ ------------------------------- -
 E------------------------ ------------------------------- -
 e--------------------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------------
 B------------------7-- ---------------- ---7--------- ------------------------
 G------4---4---7------ --4---7h6---7--- ----------4-- -9b----(9)--7-----------
 D--7------------------ ---------------- ------------- ---------------9--(9)\7-
 A--------------------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------------
 E--------------------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------------
 e------------------------ ------------ -
 B------------------------ ------8b---- -
 G------------------------ ------7b---- -
 D--5------------7b--(7)-- ------------ -
 A------------------------ ------------ -
 E------------------------ ------------ -

A D Bm G A D A *Fill1 G
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
A D Bm G A D Bm *Fill2 E
Butterfly decal, rearview mirror, dogging the scene
[G]You smile like the cartoon, [A]tooth for a tooth
[G]You said that irony was the [A]shackles of youth
[D]You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-[A]huh[A] [G] [A]
[D]I never [A]understood [D]the fre[G]quency, uh-[A]huh[A] [G] [A]
[D]You wore our [A]expectations like an [D]armored [G]suit, uh-[A]huh[A]
[G]I couldn't [A]understand
[D]You said that [A]irony was the [D]shackles of [G]youth, uh-[A]huh[A]
[G]I couldn't [A]understand
[D]You wore a [A]shirt of [D]violent [G]green, uh-[A]huh[A]
[G]I couldn't [A]understand
[D]I never [A]understood,[D] don't f[G]uck with m[A]e, uh-huh[A] [G] [A]
End on D.
Fill 1:
 
 e------------------
 B------------------
 G----9b---(9)------
 D--------------7---
 A------------------
 E------------------

Fill 2:
 
 e-----------------
 B-----------------
 G-----------------
 D------5h4--------
 A-------------7---
 E-----------------

Rhythm Fill 1:
w/ amp tremolo
 
 e-------------------------
 B-------------------------
 G-----2-------------------
 D-----2-------------------
 A-----0-------------------
 E-------------------------


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