Hootie And The Blowfish - Drowning Chords & Tabs

 

Drowning Chords & Tabs

Hootie And The Blowfish Chords & Tabs

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Drowning Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
@SONG: * DROWNING
(tabbed by randell@heinous.music.uiowa.edu,
 and Paul Hutchinson )

(intro): |G   Fadd9|  x8

G                Fadd9	            G	           Fadd9
Trouble with the world is we're too busy to think about it, all right
Why is there a rebel flag hanging from the state house walls?
Tired of hearin' this shit about heritage not hate
Time to make the world a better place

Why must we hate one another?
Well no matter what we gotta live together
Just that you don't look like me, tell me what do you see 
When we pass on the street what do you wanna see?

Am-C-Am-G-Am-C-D

Peace coming is all I gotta say
Wanna turn and run away
They're just telling you how they see it
Right or wrong they don't care, you wish that they would quit

Am-C-Am-G-Am-F-G

  C        F     G            F
   Drowning in a sea of tears
   Hatred trying to hide your fears
   Living only for yourself
   Hating everybody else
   Cause they don't look like you

|G   Fadd9|  x4

Nancy singing it's a hard life wherever you go
About some fat racist living in Chicago
Trying to teach his kids to hate everyone
Well tell me why is that something you wanna teach your son?

Am-C-Am-G-Am-C-D

Why must we hate one another?
When the people in the church, they tell me you're my brother
You don't walk like a redneck, you don't talk like redneck
Go back to Africa, I just don't understand

(chorus)

(solo): |G   Fadd9|  x8

(C-F-G-F)
(Drowning) I'm trying to be someone that he could look up to, but
(Hatred)   When I walk down the street, tell me what do you see?
           I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man
(Living)   No I'm not like you
           Why do you hate me so?
           I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
(Hating)   Hating everybody else cause they don't look like you
................
There are two rhythm guitars here. A clean electric (mixed left) strums 
chords throughout the song. Note that Fadd9 is played as 1x3213 (playing the
bass string with your thumb). An acoustic (mixed right) is played with a capo
on the fifth fret - to convert the chords:
 G becomes D, Fadd9 => Cadd9 (x32033), Am => Em, C => G, F => C, D => A

There are also two lead guitars in this song, which play the solo and the 
links between the verses. They play power chords for the Am-C... things.
If you only have one lead guitarist in your band, you can loosely approximate
both guitar parts with a pitch shifter by playing the right channel guitar 
(the one on top) with pitch shifter set to a perfect 4th (5 frets) above- use
your ears and change the bits which end up sounding particularly daft.

Intro:
 +       +   +   + +  +      +     +     +       +   +   + +       +   +   ++
-------|------------|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-----------|
-------|------------|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-----------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|--------------------------|--------------5h7|/9--7--5---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-----------5h7---|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
 +     | +   +   + +| +      +     +     +     | +   +   + +     | +   +   ++|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-----------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5---------5h7|/9--7--5---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-------5---------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/hootie_and_the_blowfish/drowning_tab_ver_2.html ]
  +      +     +     +       +   +   + +       +   +   + +   +   +   +   +
|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-------------|-8--5--6---------|
|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|--------------5h7|/9--7--5-----|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------5h7---|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
| +      +     +     +     | +   +   + +     | +   +   + + | +   +   +   +   |
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-------------|-5---------------|
|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5---------5h7|/9--7--5-----|-------7---------|
|--------------------------|-------5---5h7---|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

The following is the link after the first chorus:
+       +   +   + +  +      +     +     +       +   +   + +        +   +   ++
-------|------------|-----------------8-----7--|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|---8h10p8-----------------|-10-8------------|-----------|
-------|------------|-----------9--10----------|-------7---------|-5---------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|--------------------------|-----------------|----7--8---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
 +     | +   +   + +| +      +     +     +     | +   +   + +     | +   +   ++|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|----5h6p5--------6-----5--|-----------------|-5---------|
----5h7|/9--7--5----|-----------5--7-----------|-7--5------------|----5--7---|
-5h7---|------------|--------------------------|-------5---------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
-------|------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------|

Solo:
 +       +   +   + +   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
----5h7|/9--7--5-----|---5----------5-|----5----5---5h7-|-------------5---|
-5h7---|-------------|------7-5--7----|-7-----7---------|-------3-5-7---7-|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|--/3-5-----------|
 +     | +   +   + + | +   +   +   +  |  +   +   +   +  |  +   +   +   +  |
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
----5h7|/9--7--5-----|---5----------5-|----5----5---5h7-|-------------5---|
-5h7---|-------------|------7-5--7----|-7-----7---------|---------5-7---7-|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|-----5-7---------|
-------|-------------|----------------|-----------------|--/8-------------|

             (hold bends)
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +       +       +       +     
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|---8-------------|-----------------5---------------|
|-----5---5-7b9---|-------9r7p5-----|---------5---5h7---7-5h7p5-------|
|-5-7---7---------|---------------7-|-----5h7---7-----------------7---|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
| +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +       +       +       +       |
|-----------------|---10------------|-----------------5---------------|
|-----5---5-8b10--|------10r8p5-----|---------5---5h8---8-5h8p5-------|
|-5-7---7---------|---------------7-|-----5h7---7-----------------7---|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|

  +   +   +   +     + 
|-----------------|-----
|-------6--------/|/8---    ===>  feedback
|-5--7------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----         (Outro solo omitted - be inventive!)
| +   +   +   +   | +
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-------5---------|-----
|-5--7------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----
.................
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