Counting Crows

American Girls

Counting Crows

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American Girls

	  		


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Performed By: 
Tabbed By: Bob Gedarovich (FinalGambit) [email protected]
Instrument Used: 4 String Bass, Drop D Tuning 
Notes: There are many variations on rythms in this song...all are noted, but pay attention.  Purpose of this tab was to be relatively accurate, easy, and fun, not necessarily perfect. 
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KEY -----> X= Rest /= Slide Down \= Slide Up ~= Let Note Ring *Special Notation

Intro 
G|------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|------------8-X-8~---------8-X-8~---------8-X-8~-3~-333-1-1-1-1~--|   
D|-9/2-X-2-X--------2-X-2-X--------2-X-2-X--------------------------|   

Bridge 1 
G|-----------------------------------| X1   
D|-----------------------------------|   
A|---------8-X-8~---------8 X 8~-1~--|   
D|-2-X-2-X--------2-X-2-X------------| 

Verse Pt 1 "She Comes Out On Fridays..."
G|------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|------------------------------------------------|   
A|----------1~-X-1-1~----------1-3~-333-1~-1-1-1--|   
D|-2~-X-2-2~----------2~-X-2-2~-------------------| 

Verse Pt 2 "...Seen...She waits another.."
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|----1-1~------1-1-1~-0h1~-X-----------1~-X-1-1~-------------0-1-3~-33333333-11111111-33333333-11111111-33333333----------11111111--|   
D|-2~------2~-2-------------X-2~-X-2-2~-----------2~-X-2~-2-4-----------------------------------------------------44444444-----------|   
  
Chorus "American Girls.." 
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|-55555555/11111111----------33333333-55555555/11111111----------33333333--|  
D|-------------------22222222----------------------------22222222-----------| 

Bass Diddy 1 
G|------------------------| X1   
D|------------------------|   
A|-/1515151515151515*-1~--|   
D|------------------------|

*That's the 15th fret 8 times.  

Verse Pt 1 X1

Verse Pt 3 "Where she can keep everything from me..." 
G|-----------------------------------------------| X1   
D|-----------------------------------------------|   
A|-/33333333-11111111-33333333---------11111111--|   
D|-----------------------------4444444-----------| 

Chorus X1

Bridge 2 
G|-------| X1   
D|-------|   
A|-/8-X--|   
D|-------|

Verse Pt 4 "Mental shell...find online" 
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|-1-X-1~-1--------1-X-1~---------1---1~---------1---1---3\-X------1-X-1~-1------3/8-7-8\------1-1-1-1---------1---1---3-5-----8h10----8h10---3~--|   
D|-----------222-2--------2~-22-2---2----4-4-4-4---4---4------2~-2----------2~-2----------2~-2---------4-4-4-4---4---4-----4-4------4~------4-----|

Bridge 3 
G|-------------| X1   
D|-3333333-1~--|   
A|-------------|  
D|-------------|

Verse Pt 5 
G|--------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|--------------------------------------------------|   
A|----------1~-1-1~------0-1-3~-333-1-1-1-1-0-0-1~--|   
D|-2~-22-2~---------2~-2----------------------------|

Pre Chorus "I wish she was anyone..."
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|-33333333-11111111-33333333-1111111-----0-1-3~-33333333----------11111111--|   
D|------------------------------------2-4-----------------44444444-----------|

Chorus X4

Outro "You make me cry..."
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| X1   
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|-55555555/11111111----------33333333-55555555/11111111----------/33333333-/12h13--/1515151313121210*-8~--|  
D|-------------------22222222----------------------------22222222------------------------------------------| 

*On this slide, the tempo slows a bit ("ritard"); These are all on the high end of the bass (ie, frets "15" and "13", not frets 1 then 5 and 1 then 3.)

		  

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