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The Rat Who Would Be King  Matthew Good Band

The Rat Who Would Be King / Matthew Good Band / The Audio Of Being / 2001
Tabbed by Kathtastrophy
Tuning: Standard
I adapted this song for rhythm acoustic. Its very simple and you can play it along
to the song. Like all Good's songs play around with hammer-ons and completely
removing strings from a chord.
This a very basic outline.
Be creative with it.
G 320033
Am x02210
C x32010
F 133211 F and Fmaj9 are somewhat interchangeable
Fmaj9 x33010 I prefer the sound of Fmaj9 though
G/Am 302210
F#/Am 20(2)210
F/Am 10(2)210 or A regular barred F
Listen to the song to get the timing. If its confusing I can make a video.
Intro
[G] [Am] [C] [Fmaj9]  
Verse 1:
[G]Ev[Am]en a bl[C]ind[Fmaj9]
s[G]quirrel [Am]finds a [C]nu[Fmaj9]t
[G]once [Am]in a wh[C]il[Fmaj9]e
[G]Once you're [Am]in you're [C]pretty much fucked[Fmaj9]
[G]When I [Am]was the r[C]at[Fmaj9]
The [G]rat who w[Am]ould be k[C]ing[Fmaj9]
[G]I im[Am]agined ty[C]phoi[Fmaj9]d
an[G]d us alone[Am] alway[C]s us al[Fmaj9]one
Chorus:
And [C]I've waited on the s[Am]idelines all this [G]time all this [F]time
And [C]I've a gren[Am]ade with our [G]names scratched on the [F]side
But that's just [C]love
And you know that [Am]love's [G/Am]not e[F#/Am]nough[F/Am]
[Am] Love'[G/Am]s not[F#/Am] enoug[F/Am]h
G Am C Fmaj9 x2
Verse2: (same as 1: G Am C Fmaj9)
Crawl from the sea
Wait for some thumbs
A greatness to breed
Build the Mall of America
When I was the rat
The rat who would be king
I imagined ashes and us alone
Always us alone
Chorus:
And [C]I've waited on the s[Am]idelines all this [G]time all this [F]time
And [C]I've a gren[Am]ade with our [G]names scratched on the [F]side
But that's just [C]love
And you know that [Am]love's [G/Am]not e[F#/Am]nough[F/Am]
[Am]Love's[G/Am] not [F#/Am]enough[F/Am] (x3)
Outro: Am G/Am F#/Am F/Am
For the end chorus I prefer using a G/C instead of C and the F instead of F/Am.
Gives it more impact.
**Any questions about the progression or variation chords message me through my
profile! Hope this works out for you!**

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