Smash Mouth - The Fonz Chords & Tabs

 

The Fonz Chords & Tabs

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The Fonz Tab

   
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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 20:08:58 -0500 (EST)
From: wbknox@unity.ncsu.edu
Subject: TAB: the_fonz.tab by Smash mouth

Song: The Fonz
Band: Smash mouth
Album: Fush Yu Mang (1997)
Written by Smash mouth
Transcribed by Luke Knox (lukeknox@iname.com) e-mail me!!

I had to tab out this song off of Fush Yu, because it's one of the better 
tracks on the album.  Enjoy:

Intro:
E--------------------------                 --------
B--------------------------                 --------
G--------6--6--------------                 --------
D--6--6--6--6--8--8--7--7--                 ---6----
A--6--6--4--4--8--8--7--7-- Played 2x, then:---6----
E--4--4--------6--6--5--5--                 ---4----
   G# G# C# C# Bb Bb A  A                      G# (let ring)

First verse:
E------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------
D-(6)--------------------------------------------------
A-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------
E-(4)---------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--

E---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------
A------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4h6----------------------
E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-

E-----------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------6-
D---------------------------------------------------------6-
A-------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------4-
E-4-3-4-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/smash_mouth/the_fonz_tab.html ]
First Chorus:
One guitar plays the intro, while the other plays this with ska upstrokes:
   G#  C#     Bb  A     G#  C#     Bb  A    G#
E--4---9--9---6---5-5---4---9--9---6---5-5--4---
B--4---9--9---6---5-5---4---9--9---6---5-5--4---
G--5--10-10---7---6-6---5--10-10---7---6-6--5---
D--6--11-11---8---7-7---6--11-11---8---7-7--6---
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

Second verse: Heavy distortion, but played the same, except for the end:
E---------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------
G------------------------------------6--
D------------------------------------6--
A--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--4--
E---------------------------------------

Second chorus: Played 4x instead of two, with this riff at the end:
D----------------
A----------------
E--6s7s6--5-5-4--

Bridge: (This is played 4x)
E----------
B----------
G------8---
D--8---8---
A--8---6---
E--6-------
   Bb  D#

Solo: (played over chorus/intro chords, probably on a wah pedal)
E------------------------------------------------------
B--------6---------6-5---5-------6---------6-5---5-----
G----5-8---7-7---5-----6-----5-8---7-7---5-----6-------
D--6-----------6-----------6-----------6------------6--
A---------------------------------------------------6--
E---------------------------------------------------4--
(* the riff from the second chorus is played at the end of the solo)

Third verse: Back to no distortion, and played the same except for: 
"Looked down and no one cared. . ."
E----------------------------4---
B--------------------------4---4-
G-----------------------6--------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------

Third chorus: Play just ska part 4x, then add distorted guitar for 4x, 
end on G#

Lyrics:
I wanna try your shoes on, and wear them for a day. Learn to walk like 
you do, and see what I see. I'd talk like I knew something, that everyone 
wanted to hear.
But you're the Fonz. . .
The definition of icy, the measure of what's up. You could play the tuba, 
and everyone would clap. Well I can play the tuba, and they all just 
shake their heads.
Cause you're the Fonz. . .
I know it's over for me, I know it's over for me, I know it's over for 
me, I know it's over.
Drove my car to the top floor, and stood at the edge. When I woke up in 
heaven, looked down and no one cared. But when you pulled your own 
trigger, they all gathered round to watch.
Cause you're the Fonz. . .

That's it!  I hope this makes some sense to you. It's a fun song to play, 
so have fun, dammit. E-mail me and tell me how I'm doing, or if you have 
any changes or anything.

Luke
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