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Man Chords & Tabs

Presidents Of The Usa Chords & Tabs

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Man Tab

Author/Artist: Presidents of the United States of America
Title: Man
Album: Pure Frosting
Transcribed by: Nick Costanzi
Email: MeKoolBean@aol.com

A few notes on this song-

There are 2 versions of this song, the one from Pure
Frosting and the one from the Good Burger soundtrack.
Both are almost the same, with only minor changes.
This is the Pure Frosting version.

Tabbing a presidents song is kind of hard since the
basitar and guitbass they use can essentially function
as both guitars and basses. I have tabbed this as well
as I could using regular 6-string guitars and 4-srting
bass. If the bass is not tabbed, it mostly should just
double the bottom note of the power chords the guitars are
playing. Also, both guitars play the same thing unless otherwise
specified.

Tuning is a 1/2 step down and dropped D.

Have fun! The Costanzo

Riff 1

eb------------------------------
Bb------------------------------
Gb------------------------------
Db-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0-6-5--3-5-3-
Ab-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0------------
Db-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0------------
                                                                              

Riff 2

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-5-5-5-5/9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-12/15-15-
-5-5-5-5/9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-12/15-15-
-5-5-5-5/9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-12/15-15-
                                               


Riff 3

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-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0-|-10-10-10-10-
-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0-|-10-10-10-10-
-0-0-3-5-6-6-5-3-0-|-10-10-10-10-
                                                                              

Riff 4a

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-5--5-4-5----5-4-5---5-4-v6--
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Riff 4b

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-7--7-6-7----7-6-7---7-6-v8-
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Riff 5

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--0-0-0---5--3--3-3-0-3-4-5-
                                                                              

Riff 6

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-0-0-0-4--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-4----9-9-9-
-0-0-0-4--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-4----9-9-9-
-0-0-0-4--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-4----9-9-9-
                                                                              

Riff 7 (Top line is only played after the second chorus by guitar 2)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/presidents_of_the_usa/man_tab.html ]
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-8-8-10------8-8-8-
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-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
                                                                              

Riff 8a

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-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
     ^     ^     ^     ^     ^ ^                                              

Riff 8b

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-----10----9-----7-----5-----2-3-
-----10----9-----7-----5-----2-3-
-----10----9-----7-----5-----2-3-
                                                                              
This parts a bit tricky, I've marked where G2 should play in relationship
to G1 with ^'s. Other wise, both guitars could play 8b with 8a filling in the
gaps. That may sound confusing, but it just means you play 8b with the open
power chord in between where you normally wouldnt be playing anything.


Riff 9

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-0-0-0--5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
-0-0-0--5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
-0-0-0--5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
                                                                              

Outro

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--0-0-0-4---0-0-0-5---0-0-0-4----10------10\-
--0-0-0-4---0-0-0-5---0-0-0-4----10------10\-
--0-0-0-4---0-0-0-5---0-0-0-4----10------10\-
                                                                              Here's how the song goes:

Riff 1 4x
Riff 2 1x
Riff 3 3.5x

Guitar 1 and bass play Riff 4a 4x
Guitar 2 play Riff 4b 2x after 4a has been played 2x

Bass play Riff 5 8x
Guitar can play Riff 5 also on higher Db string

Riff 6 2x

Riff 7 4x

Riff 5 8x

Riff 6 2x

Riff 7 4x with Guitar 2 on top part only

Guitar 1 play 8a 4x while Guitar 2 plays 8b 4x

Riff 5 8x

Riff 9 7x

Outro 1xAnd the lyrics (as I hear them):

Arrahyaya

I'm being hassled by the man
The man
The man
The man

Man
A crush a killer with a thigh bone
Man
He'll carve a cave and make a cozy home
Man
You be a rock n roll singer
Man
You got a thumb and a finger

You got opposable thumb
Opposable thumb
Opposable thumb
I got one
Opposable thumb
Opposable thumb
Opposable thumb
Check it out, I got one

Yeah
1973 or 76
Owwwwwww

One time there was a man
A crush a killer with a rock
Man
10 million years until you talk
Man
You a grunger and a moaner
Man
All you can manage is a boner

(Chorus)

Man
You gotta learn to drive a big rig
Man
You lose your hair you wear a tiny wig
Man
You got somthing against me
Man
You're gonna have to try to kill me

If you wanna be a man
If you wanna be a man
If you wanna be a man
If you wanna be a man
You gotta wanna be mayayan
You gotta wanna be mayayan
You gotta wanna be mayayan
You gotta wanna be mayayayayayayan

I got one, an opposable thumb
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