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The Shape I'm In Intro

Postby amyjared » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:52 am

Does anyone have the tab, or can anyone tab out the intro for this tune by the band? I have the chords and can play it (and would post it if anyone wants it), but the lead guitar intro eludes me. Any help? Thanks.
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Postby strumminsix » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:54 am

I'd love the chords, please! Thanks for offering!
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:58 pm

I think this is right for the most part. Verse is in the Key of G, then it switches to hte Key of F for the Bridge or whatever it's called. Don't have the "breakdown" in the middle, and haven't put time in to figure out the intro either, but this should get you started. Not sure if I got all the lyrics right either. Please submit corrections if you see any mistakes. Thanks. Good song, btw.

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The Shape I’m In

G G G          G C G
Go out yonder,     peace in the valley
Come down town, have to rumble in the alley
G C D                                  G
    Oooh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

Has anybody seen my lady?
This livin’ alone will drive me crazy
Oooh, you don’t know the shape I’m in


Bridge:
C            Dm          Em Dm  C
I’m gonna go down by the water
C                 Dm      Em Dm  C
But I ain’t gonna jump in no no
C            Dm             Em Dm
I’ll just be lookin’ for my maker
F               D
And I hear that that’s where she’s been



Out of 9 lives, I spent 7
Now how in the world do you get to Heaven?
Oooh, you don’t know the shape I’m in


Breakdown?...don't have this tabbed out yet


Bridge:
I just spent 60 days in the jail house
For the crime of havin’ no dough, no no
Now here I am back out the street
For the crime of havin’ nowhere to go


No save you neck, or save your brother
Looks like it’s, one or the other
Oooh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

Now 2 young kids, might start a ruckus
You know they feel you tryin’ to shuck us
Oooh, you don’t know the shape I’m in
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:24 pm

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E ---------------7b8--b8r7p6----------------------
B ------4-4-4----------------8--------------------
G ---3h5-----5~-----------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------

That's what I've got so far for the intro, thought I don't think that 2nd half (the bending part) is right. I'll keep working on it.

If you were to add the keyboard part to the guitar, it would look like this (I think...I'm still raw when it comes to tabbing out songs by ear). THe keyboard part is the 4p3h4 3 4~ part:

E ----------------------------------------7b8--b8r7p6-----
B ---4p3h4~-3-4~----4-4-4----4p3h4~-3-4~--------------8---
G ---------------3h5-----5~-------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------
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Postby amyjared » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:41 pm

Code:

E ---------------7b8--b8r7p6----------------------
B ------4-4-4----------------8--------------------
G ---3h5-----5~-----------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------


That's what I've got so far for the intro, thought I don't think that 2nd half (the bending part) is right. I'll keep working on it.

If you were to add the keyboard part to the guitar, it would look like this (I think...I'm still raw when it comes to tabbing out songs by ear). THe keyboard part is the 4p3h4 3 4~ part:

E ----------------------------------------7b8--b8r7p6-----
B ---4p3h4~-3-4~----4-4-4----4p3h4~-3-4~--------------8---
G ---------------3h5-----5~-------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------


shakedown_04092, you're my hero!!
I also posted the song, with lyrics, in seperate thread.
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