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THE SHORTEST STRAW

Intro:

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0----0-0-0--0-0-0-3--0-0-|

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0----0-0-0--0-0-0-5--0-0-|

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0----0-0-0--0-0-0-3--0-0-|

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0----0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-|


Chorus:

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-0-1-0--0-0-000--0-1-0--0-3-0-5--0-1-0-0-0-000-|

G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|-0-1-0--0-5-0-3-|

A bar is repeatedly done after a number of the above
Chorus lick. The bar is below (very simple).

G|----------|
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-3-3--2-2-|



Verse:

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-00--00-0-1-0-1--0-0-00--00-0-3-0-3-|

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-00-00-0-1-0-1--0-0-00-00-0-3-2-1-|


After 2 or more times of the above, the same lick goes
higher, demonstrated directly below.

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|-2-2-22-22-2-3-2-3--2-2-22-22-2-5-2-5-|

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|-2-2-22-22-2-3-2-3--2-2-22-22-2-5-4-3-|



Main lick (used in several parts of song, and after a
few of the Chorus's...it is also used as a Pre-Chorus. When used
as a
Pre-Chorus, just do the first bar twice):

G|------------------------------------|
D|------8-7-8\------------------------|
A|---/7-------------------------------|
E|-0-------------0-0-0-00--00-0-1-0-1-|

G|----------------------------------|
D|------8-7-8\----------------------|
A|---/7-----------------------------|
E|-0-------------0-0-00--00-0-3-0-3-|

G|----------------------------------|
D|-------8-7-8\---------------------|
A|---/7-----------------------------|
E|-0-------------0-0-00--00-0-5-0-5-|

G|----------------------------------|
D|--------8-7-5\--------------------|
A|---7-8----------------------------|
E|-0--------------3-3-33-33-3-2-2-1-|



Another Bridge or Pre-Chorus is shown below.

G|---------------|-------------------|
D|---------------|-------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-------|-7----7-7-8--------|
E|---------------|---0---------7h8-8-|

G|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
A|-7h8p7p6-7h8p7p6-|----7-7-8-------|-7h8p7p6-7h8p7p6-|
E|-----------------|-5--------7h8-8-|-----------------|


Pre-Solo

G|---------|----------|---------|----------|
D|---------|----------|---------|----------|
A|---------|----------|---------|----------|
E|-0-------|-1--------|-2-------|-3--------|

G|----------|---------|----------|---------|-------|
D|----------|---------|----------|---------|-------|
A|----------|---------|----------|---------|-------|
E|-0--------|-1-------|-2--------|-3-------|-3-2-1-|

Chorus, then:

G|--------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
D|--------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
A|--------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
E|-0---0-1-0-1--|-0---0-3-0-3-|-0---0-1-0-1-0-|-3-2-1-|

G|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
D|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
A|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------|
E|-0---0-1-0-1-|-0---0-3-0-3-|-0---0-1-0-1-0-|-3-2-1-|

G|---------|---------|----------|
D|---------|---------|----------|
A|---------|---------|----------|
E|-2-3-4-5-|-2-3-4-5-|-5-4-3--1-|

Chorus, then back to the song (Verse and Chorus)



The ending is below:

G|---------|---------|-------|-----------------------|
D|---------|---------|-------|-----------------------|
A|---------|---------|-------|-----------------------|
E|-2-3-4-5-|-2-3-4-5-|-3-2-1-|-0-0-00-00-0-0-1-0-1-0-|



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