Nofx - Perfect Government Chords & Tabs

 

Perfect Government Chords & Tabs

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Perfect Government Tab

   
This is one of nofx's best songs off their best album


       Standard tuning:  e b d g a e

      
      Key:   ^          =full bend    
             h          =hammer on  
             p          =pull off  
             pmI*******I=mute the notes between the two I's
             s          =slide



  soft riff at the start

      eI---12-14-15------10--------------I
      bI-15--------12-10---12------------I
      dI---------------------11-12-9-----I
      gI----------------------------12-9-I
      aI---------------------------------I
      eI---------------------------------I
       
  first solo

      eI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      bI-------------------------------------12-13-13h15-13-12-13-12---12-------------------I
      dI-14-14-14-12-14-14-14-12--12---------------------------------14---14-14-12----------I
      gI--^--^-----------^------14--14-12-14-------------------------------^-------14-12-14-I
      aI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      eI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
               
         
  next soft riff: (play this slowley)

               "and even if it's easy ..... to be free ......... whats your definition "  
            (g)   (C) (Em)
      eI-----3---------3----------3-----3-----0-------0--0------0-----------3---3-I
      bI-----0---------0----------0-----0-----1-------1--0------0-----------0---0-I
      dI-----0---------0----------0-----0-----0-------0--0------0-----------0---0-I
      gI-----0---------0----------0-----0-----2-------2--2------2-----------0---0-I
      aI-----2---------2----------2-----2-----3-------3--2------2-----------2---2-I
      eI-----3---------3----------3-----3----------------0------0-----------3---3-I

  main riff:  this is just power chords that have been played with
              each note is played once every 4 beats  
         
                               "..going on"                "why?"
      eI---------------------------------I----------------(let this note ring)--I
      bI--------8--7--5-----8--7---------I--8--7--------8--7--------------------I
      gI--7--5--7--7--4--5--7--7--5------I--7--7--4--5--7--7--------------------I
      dI--7--5--5--4--2--5--5--5--5------I--5--4--4--5--5--5--------------------I
      aI--5--3--------2--3--------3------I--------2--3-----5--------------------I
      eI---------------------------------I-----------------5--------------------I
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nofx/perfect_government_tab_ver_2.html ]
  this time you play each note 6 times in 4 beats
         
        "cause there hasn't been a sign.................................fed up"
      eI------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      bI------------------------------------------------------------------7--7--I
      gI------------------------------------------------------------------7--7--I
      dI--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11-11-11--5--5--I
      aI--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10--11-11-11-11-11-11--------I
      eI--3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8--8--8--8--8---9--9--9--9--9--9--------I  

  play each note 6 times every 4 beats at the start and once every 4 beats at the end

         "point your f**king finger.............................................is it?" "it's all.......poor"
      eI----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      bI----------------------------------------------------------------------------------8--7--5-----8--7--I
      gI---------------------------------------------------------------------------7-5----7--7--4--5--7--7--I
      dI--5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-10-10-10-10-10-10--9--9--9--9--9--9--7-5----5--4--2--5--5--5--I
      aI--5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--5-3----------2--3--------I
      eI--3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7---------------------------I
     pmI*************************************************************************I


  
  play each note 6 tines in 4 beats
 
                 "yea they love to .."      
      eI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      bI---------------------------------------------------------------(let last note ring)-I
      gI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      dI--5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12----I
      aI--5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12----I
      eI--3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8--8--8--9--9--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-10-10----I

  JUST PLAY
      
                      "how can they sleep..."
      eI------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      bI------------------------------------------------------------------------I
      gI---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--I
      dI-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--I
      aI-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--I
      eI--15s3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------I

  2nd last riff: play each note once every 4 beats

           "how did the cat get so fat"
      eI------------------------------------(let last note ring)--I
      bI--8--7--------8--7--------8--7--------8--7----------------I
      gI--7--7--4--5--7--7--4--5--7--7--4--5--7--7--5-------------I
      dI--5--4--4--5--5--4--4--5--5--4--4--5--5--4--5-------------I
      aI--------2--3--------2--3--------2--3--------3-------------I
      eI----------------------------------------------------------I

  solo

    eI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    bI--15-15-15--12-13-13h15-13-12-13-12----------12-13-12-12---12-12s15-13--------------------I
    gI---^--^-----------------------------14-14---------------14------------12-12h14p12--5-7----I
    dI----------------------------------------^-12-------------------------------------------5--I
    aI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    eI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
          
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