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Whatever I Fear  Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tab: "Whatever I Fear," by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
Guitar 1 is an acoustic, capoed at the sixth fret
Guitar 2 is an electric, also capoed at the sixth
Rhythm figure 1, Guitar 1:
[Am] [G]  
 
 ||---0-0--0--0--0--3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3---||
 ||---1-1--1--1--1--3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3---||
 ||*--0h2--2--2--2--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--*|| play three times
 ||*--0h2--2--2--2--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--*||
 ||---0-0--0--0--0--0h2--2--2--0h2--2--2---||
 ||----------------------------------------||

[Gsus4/F] [G/D] [G/C] [G]  
 
 |---------------------------|
 |--1-1--1--0-0-----0--0--0--|
 |--0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--|
 |--0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--|
 |----------3/5--5--3--2--2--|
 |--0h1--1----------------3--|
 |--NH-------------|
 |----NH--------|
 |---------NH---| Fill 1
 |--------------|
 |-----------------|
 |-----------------|

Am G Gsus4/F G Am (to verse)
 
 ||------------------||----------------------|-----|
 ||------------------||----------------------|-----|
 ||*-------0--------*||----------------------|-----| Riff 1
 ||*-------------0--*||--2b(3)r2p0-----------|-----|
 ||---2/3-----2------||-------------2b(3)r2--|--0--|
 ||------------------||----------------------|-----|

Intro:
Guitar 1 plays rhythm figure 1 twice
Guitar 2 plays Fill 1 the first time through. The second time,
the band enters and guitar 2 plays Riff 1
Verse: w/ rhythm figure 1 twice
there's almost nothing left
you eat my kind for breakfast
what did i expect
* w/ Fill 1
to come here and find anyone?
find open arms to greet me
and friends to feed me
i sicken myself so much
and you eat my kind for breakfast
* w/ Fill 2
you eat my kind
 
 |-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|
 |-----------------------| Fill 2
 |--2b(3)r2p0------------|
 |-------------2b(3)~~~--|
 |-----------------------|

Chorus:
[Fmaj7add4] [Gadd6] [Em] [Cmaj7/E]  
 
 |--0---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--|
 |--0---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--|
 |--2---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--|
 |--3---------|--0-----|--2---|--2--|
 |--3---------|--2-----|--2---|--3--|
 |--1---------|--3-----|--0---|--0--|

Both guitars play these chords. Guitar 1 strums, guitar 2 holds them
[Fmaj7add4]whatever i fear the most is [Gadd6]whatever i see before me
[Em]whenever i let my guard down, [Cmaj7/E]whatever i was ignoring
whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me
whatever i have been given, whatever i have been
*With Rhythm figure 1 and Riff 1
Verse:
seeing myself this way
i am a monster i believe
and seeing is believing
* (w/ Fill 3)
is there no doubt left
when i wake up i poison myself
amd poison leaves no appetite
i sicken myself so much
* (w/ Fill 2)
i sicken myself so
 
 |---------------------|-----|
 |---------------------|-----|
 |---------------------|-----| Fill 3
 |---------------------|-----|
 |-----------2b(3)~~~--|--0--|
 |--3--0--3------------|-----|

Chorus:
whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me
whenever i let my guard down, whatever i was ignoring
whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me
whatever i have been given, whatever i have been
*With Rhythm figure 1 and Riff 1
Bridge: (Guitar 2 tacet, Guitar 1 plays chords)
did [Am]we [G]expect these [Em]things to [F]change
by [Am]waking [G]up and [F]suddenly [Em]there they are
and [Am]all i [G]need's a [Em]starting [F]place
Am G F* Em *(w/ Fill 1)
and nothing ever seemed so hard...
*(w/ Fill 4)
[Fmaj7add4] [Gadd6] [Em] [Cmaj7/E]  
NH
 
 |------------|--NH---|----|
 |--NH--------|----|-------|
 |----NH---|-------|-------| Fill 4
 |---------|-------|-------|
 |------------|-------|-------|
 |------------|-------|-------|

Play chorus four times, vocal adlib on final two
end with Em-G Am

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Am Cmaj7/E Em F G G/C G/D Gadd6 Gsus4/F
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