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From: Hahn Huang 

Subject: 4 Non Blondes: What's Up

Hahn Huang (hahn@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu)
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* What's Up? * 4 Non Blondes *
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Chord progression goes like this throughout the entire song
A Bmin D A
                            v v v v v v v ^ v v v v ^
The rhythm goes like this:  4 8 8 4 8 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 8   This is a little crude
but listen to the song to get the exact rhythm.  There's a little more
swing to it than how I wrote it.  The apostrophe represents a dotted note
(in this case, a dotted quarter note).  

The first A is like this: 5--   the second A is: o--
                          5--                    3--
                          -6-                    3--
                          --7                    3--
                          x                      x
                          x                      x
The Bmin is: 2--                the D is: 2--  
             -3-                          -3-
             --4                          2--
             --4                          --4
             x                            x
             x                            x

The progression is easy to play if you treat them all as bar chords.  
Just leave your forefinger on the second fret over strings 1,2,3,and 4
except for the second A where you have to slightly raise your finger so that
the E string is open.  Slide down from the first A to the Bmin.
                                                          
[Verse 1]
[A]     25 years of my life and still
[Bmin]  Tryin' to to get up that great big hill of
[D]     Hope, for a destination.        [A]
[A]     I realized quickly when I knew I should
[Bmin]  That the world was made up of this brotherhood of
[D]     Man, for whatever that means.   [A]
{Rest of the song's chord progression is the same thing}

[Chorus]
And so I cry sometimes, when I'm lying in bed
just to get all out, what's in my head, then
I, I am feeling, a little peculiar.
And so I wake in the morning, and I step outside
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high, and
I, scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."  
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"

[Verse 2]
[A]     And I try, oh my god, do I try
[Bmin]  I try all the [D] time, in this institution. [A]
[A]     And I pray, oh my god, do I pray
[Bmin]  I pray every single [D] day, for a revolution. [A]

[Chorus and last four lines of the chorus are repeated 2x more]

[Verse 3]
25 years of my life and still
Tryin' to get up that great big hill of
Hope, for a destination

If anyone sees any mistakes in here, please feel free to post corrections
(I'd like to know them myself).

              
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 22:05:02 +0100
From: Denis


                        What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
                
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                 [Laboriously typed up by Mardi Gras(TNT)]
                         [Transcribed by TNT SHWE]



Recommended Chord Positions:  

                             A(5th)  577655
                             Bm      x24432
                             D       xxO232
                             A       xO222O
                             Asus    xO22OO  (Asus is a transition chord)



Intro:  Rhythm guitar chord progression is  A(5th) Bm D A Asus  
        It is repeated throughout only that the A(5th)'s are replaced with         just the open A!

Lead (electric) guitar part:  (Check with the track when to join in)
                            
E|
B|
G|  7/9  9  9  9                                 2            2   2~~~
D|                 7~~~~~      7  7  4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A|
E|

E|
B|     3
G|  2    2   4/6                          2~~~
D|               7~~~~~     2  4    2  4
A|
E|



Verse 1:

The lead guitar now plays a variation of the intro:

E|
B|
G|                   2            2   2~~~
D|  7  7 4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A|
E|

E|
B|        2     2~~~
G|  2  4     4        
D|
A|
E|
        
  A      
    25 years and my life is still

    Bm                                         D
    Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope

               A
    For a destination

      A
    I realised quickly when I knew I should

               Bm                                       D
    That the world was made up of this brotherhood of Man

                        A
    For whatever that means



Pre Chorus:


    And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed

    Just to get it all out, what's in my head

    And I, I am feeling, a little peculiar

    And so I wake in the morning and I step outside

    And I take a deep breath and I get real high

    And I, scream from the top of my lungs,

    "What's going on?"



Chorus:


    And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah"

    I said "Hey!  What's goin' on?"

    And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah"

    I said "Hey!  What's goin' on?"


    
Interlude:


    Oooh ohh...  etc



Verse 2:


    And I try, oh my God do I try

    I try all the time

    In this institution

    And I pray, oh my God do I pray

    I pray every single day, for a revolution



Pre Chorus:  (As before)



Chorus:  (As before, but x2)



Interlude:  (As before)



Verse 3:


    25 years and my life and still

    Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope

    For a destination
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