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/ R.E.M. / Reveal (2001) / Imitation Of Life guitar tab

Imitation of Life
from:  Ben (ben.bedo@home.com)

CHORDS:

   EADGBE
Em 022000
Am X02210
G  320033
D  XX0232
C  X32010
C7 X32030

Strum chord once in verses

Chorus Riff:
  
  G         Em          Am         C   D         G         Em
        
E|----3---3-----0---0-------0---0-|----2---2---2-----3---3----0---0|
B|------3---------0-----1-----1---|1---3-----3---------3--------0--|
G|0---------0-----------2---------|2---2---------0---------0-------|
D|0---------2-----------2---------|0---0---------0---------2-------|
A|2---------2-----------0---------|3-------------2---------2-------|
E|3---------0---------------------|--------------3---------0-------|

      Am        C   D              Dsus4 D           

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

Bridge Riff:

C7
|--0----
|----3--
|-------
|-------
|3------
|-------



Play Chorus Riff Once, then...

VERSE:


Em                Am
   charades, pop skill

      G        D           Em
water hyacinth, named by a poet.


   Am        G   D
imitation of life

Em        Am       G
   like a koi in a frozen pond

D               Em
like a goldfish in a bowl

G              D
I dont want to hear you cry


CHORUS: 

      G              Em
thats sugarcane that tasted good

      Am             C        D
thats cinnamon thats hollywood
  G            Em              Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see you try


VERSE:

Em              Am
   you want the greatest thing

    G                    D
the greatest thing since bread came sliced.

Em                Am                 G      D
    you've got it all, you've got it sized.

Em         Am             G
    like a friday fashion show teenager

D               Em
freezing in the corner

Am                  G            D
trying to look like you dont try

CHORUS:

      G              Em
thats sugarcane that tasted good.

      Am             C    D
thats cinnamon thats hollywood

  G            Em              Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see you try

BRIDGE:

C7

no one can see you cry

CHORUS:

      G              Em
thats sugarcane that tasted good

      Am                  C        D
thats freezing rain thats what you could

  G            Em              Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry


[low-mixed acoustic guitar]

     G
this sugarcane

     Em
this lemonade

     Am             C   D
this hurricane, i'm not afraid.

  G            Em             Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see me cry

[electric]

     G
this lightning storm

     Em
this tidal wave

     Am             C    D
this avalanche, i'm not afraid.

  G            Em             Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see me cry

CHORUS: 

      G              Em
thats sugarcane that tasted good

      Am                 C        D
thats who you are, thats what you could

  G            Em              Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry

CHORUS:

      G              Em
thats sugarcane that tasted good

      Am                 C        D
thats who you are, thats what you could

  G            Em              Am  C D
c'mon c'mon no one can see you cry


R.E.M. albums
2004 Around the Sun
2001 Reveal
1998 Up
1996 New Adventures In Hi-Fi
1994 Monster
1992 Automatic For The People
1991 Out Of Time
1988 Green
1987 Eponymous
1983 Murmur
Reveal tabs
01The Lifting tabbass tab
02I've Been High tabbass tab
03All The Way To Reno tabbass tab
04She Just Wants To Be tabbass tab
05Disappear tabbass tab
06Saturn Returns tabbass tab
07Beat A Drum tabbass tab
08Imitation Of Life tabbass tab
09Summer Turns To High tabbass tab
10Chorus And The Ring tabbass tab
11I'll Take The Rain tabbass tab
12Beachball tabbass tab

 

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