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TRACY CHAPMAN

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

NEW BEGINNING


This is another great Tracy Chapman song. The following chords are for the acoustic
Unfortunately I havn't got the suitable tabs for the e-guitar but I would be very glad to
them... so please, if someone out there has them: Don't hesitate to write them down here...


Chords used:

  Em        Asus      C(add9)       G       
   Cmaj7
e|-0-|     e|-0-|     e|-0-|     e|-3-|     e|-0-|    e|-0-|
B|-0-|     B|-3-|     B|-3-|     B|-0-|     
    B|-0-|
G|-0-|     G|-2-|     G|-0-|     G|-0-|     
    G|-0-|
D|-2-|     D|-2-|     D|-2-|     D|-0-|     
    D|-2-|
A|-2-|     A|-0-|     A|-3-|     A|-2-|     
    A|-3-|
e|-0-|     e|-x-|     e|-X-|     e|-3-|     
    e|-0-|


. = "Stacato"
: = "Repeat"


OK, so far so good, here are the chords:

INTRO:

 | Guitar harmonics|: Em          Asus    (x4):|
e|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--:|
B|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-3--3--3--3--:|
G|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-2--2--2--2--:|
D|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2--:|
A|----12-12-12-12--|:--2.-2-2-2-2-0--0--0--0--:|
E|----12-12-12-12--|:--0.-0-0-0-0-x--x--x--x--:|


(The rythm for the "Em Asus" part keeps the same the whole song, however, if the chords
the rythm changes too. e.G. the C G A 
part)


VERSE 1:

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus               Em   Asus   Em   Asus
         Tell it like it is!

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus              Em     Asus
        Tell it like it is___!

Em    Asus               Em    Asus
        What brakes your heart.

Em    Asus                C(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

G          A5(add9)  G
  awake at night.

Em    Asus

Em    Asus                     C(add9)
        What makes you want to break___

G          A5(add9)  G
  down and cry___.

Em    Asus    Em    Asus
                       But say you'll never

Cmaj7                            A5(add9)
turn you back.  Say you'll never harden to the world. Say you'll never

Cmaj7                   A5(add9)
try to still the rythms in your breast. Say you'll never

Cmaj7                         A5(add9)
look at the evil among us and try to forget. Say you'll tell it like it

Em    Asus    Em    Asus    Em    Asus Em    Asus
is!


Verse 2:

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus              Em     Asus
        So everyone can hear__!

Em    Asus

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus              Em     Asus
        Tell it like it is___!

Em    Asus               Em    Asus
        What brakes your heart______.

Em    Asus                C(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

G           A5(add9)  G
   awake at night.

Em    Asus

Em    Asus                C(add9)  G                 A5
        How you anger and grief___  make you want to cry out___
G
and tell it like it

Em    Asus    Em    Asus
is___!                But say you'll never

Cmaj7                                  A5(add9)
close your eyes or pretend that it's a rosy world. Say you'll never try to

Cmaj7                         A5(add9)
paint what it's rotten with a sugar coat. Say you talk about the

Cmaj7                       A5(add9)
horrors you've seen and the torments you know. And tell it like it

Em    Asus    Em    Asus    Em    Asus Em    Asus
is!

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO: (The acoustic guitar plays:)

|:Em Asus|Em Asus|Em
Asus|C(add9) G|A5(add9) G|Em
Asus:|

VERSE 3:

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus               Em     Asus
        So noone can for-get__!

Em    Asus

Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em    Asus              Em     Asus
        Tell it like it is___!

Em    Asus               Em    Asus
        What brakes your heart.

Em    Asus                C(add9)
        What keeps you a- wake,

G           A5(add9)  G
   awake at night.

Em    Asus

Em    Asus                     C(add9)
        What makes you want to break___

G              A5
 the ties that silence and bind,
G
and tell it like it

Em    Asus    Em    Asus
is___!                    Say you'll never

Cmaj7                                              A5(add9)
cover your ears and close your mouth and live in a silent world. Say

            Cmaj7                                A5(add9)
you'll only run as far or as fast as you need to be secure. Say that then

       Cmaj7                 A5(add9)
you'll tell the truth when a lie cross your lips. And tell it like it

A5(add9)(let ring)
is, yeah yeah yeah...

Em    Asus    Em    Asus    Em    Asus Em    Asus

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 2:

|:Em Asus|Em Asus|Em
Asus:|

OUTRO:

Em              Asus     Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em              Asus     Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em              Asus     Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em              Asus     Em              Asus
Say it, say it, say it!

Em (let ring)
Say it, say it, say it!


That's it. Beautiful, isn't it? If you have any quastions or if you have the e-guitar 
please contact me: peter_waltl@hotmail.com
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