Harding John Wesley - The Person You Are tab

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		   T H E   P E R S O N   Y O U   A R E

			 by John Wesley Harding

		from the album "The Name Above The Title"

Key: G major
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INTRO:	G   D   C   D

    (D)				 Em
	I put my forehead to the door
	   G				 D
	I heard the famous sound of infidelity
					    Em
	Looks like I've loved and lost once more
		       G			D
	Oh, but all's fair in love and war, supposedly
			      C
	I couldn't even burst in on you
	     G				 D
	See scrabbling sheets or your excuse
	     C			  G	D
	Give you the evil eye or verbal abuse


	G	   C	         G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING TWICE
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/

RIFF A:	  G   D   C   D     G   D   C   D

    (D)				       Em
	I slammed my glass down on the bar
	    G				     D
	My problems, they hit the floor so gracefully
					Em
	I don't know where I parked the car
			G			 D
	That's okay; tonight I'm on the town without me
				    C
	Tonight it's just me and my evil twin
	    G				 D
	The one who slips one more drink in
	    C			    G	     D
	The one who slips away when I start sinking


	G	   C		 G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING TWICE
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/
				 G    D
	They hurt the person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		       G    D
	The person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are

RIFF B:	  G   D   C   D     G   D   C   D

    (D)			     Em
	Got a job to pay the rent
	    G			       D
	Put people out of work by repositioning
				     Em
	Now no-one's sitting on the fence
		      G		     D
	Whose garden will we end up sitting in?
				     C
	It's getting much to hard to heal the sky
	    G				  D
	It stings too much to open up our eyes
	    C			   G	   D
	To fundamental truths that we hold as lies


	G	   C		 G
	Why do you do what you do	\
		  C		   G	 |
	When the things that you do	 |- PLAY & SING FOUR TIMES
		  C	    D		 |
	Hurt the person you are?	/
				 G    D
	They hurt the person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		       G    D
	The person you are
		       C    D
	The person you are
		     G	      D		   C	    D	       G D C	  D G
	The person............... person............... person...... yeay.
		     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
				OUTRO ON LEAD GUITAR


			-- T H E   E N D --

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L E A D   G U I T A R   T A B S
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I N T R O~~~~~~~~~ G D C||-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8---|||--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8---------------|||--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9---------------------|||--S----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|||--T----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|||-- ----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
D|-------------------------||-------------------------||--7----------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
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R I F F B~~~~~~~~~~~ G D C|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8----||--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8----------------||--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9----------------------||--S----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||--T----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||-- ----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
D G D|--------------7----------|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-||--------8----------10----|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------||--7----------------------|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------||-------------------------|--S----------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|--T----------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-- ----------------------|-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
C D|-------------10-----8----|-------- ----------------||--------8----------------|--7--7--R----------------||--9----------------------|--7--7--E----------------||-------------------------|--------S----------------||-------------------------|--------T----------------||-------------------------|-------- ----------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
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O U T R O~~~~~~~~~ G D C|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-|-------------10-----8----||--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------|--------8----------------||--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------|--9----------------------||--S----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||--T----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||-- ----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
D G D|--------------7----------|-- --7-------------------|-----------------7--8-10-||--------8----------10----|--R----10--8-10--8--7--8-|--------7--8-10----------||--7----------------------|--E----------------------|--7--9-------------------||-------------------------|--S----------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|--T----------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-- ----------------------|-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
C D G|-------------10-----8----|--------------7----------|--7---------------------|||--------8----------------|--------8----------10----|--8---------------------|||--9----------------------|--7----------------------|--7---------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
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O P T I O N A L R H Y T H M G U I T A R P A R T F O R R I F F A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Normally played on piano) ^ G ^ D ^ C|--------3----------------|--------2----------------|-------------------------||--------0----------------|--------3----------------|--1----------------------||--------0----------------|--------2----------------|--0----------------------||--------0--------------0-|-------------------------|--2----------------------||--------2----------------|-----------------0--0--2-|--3-----2-----0----------||--3-----------3--2--3----|-------------------------|--------------------3----| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
D ^ ^ h G ^ D ^|--------2-----0--2-------|--------3----------------|--------2----------------||--------3-----3----------|--------0----------------|--------3----------------||--------2-----2----------|--------0----------------|--------2----------------||--0----------------------|--------0--------------0-|-------------------------||-------------------------|--------2----------------|-----------------0--0--2-||-------------------------|--3-----------3--2--3----|-------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
^ ^ C D|-------------------------|--2------------------------| This section was|--1----------------------|--3------------------------| invented by me|--0----------------------|--2------------------------| around the part|--2----------------------|--0------------------------| played with the|--3-----2-----0----------|---------------------------| piano at this|--------------------3----|---------------------------| point in Wes's 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . recording.
Notes: * `^' means downstroke, `h' means hammer-on. * In the 4th bar of this section, the 3rd beat and it's half-beat can either be played using the hammer-on to the treble note as shown above (in which case the chord on the 3rd beat becomes Dsus2), which is one of my personal favourite colourings, or the normal D fingering can be retained, with a downstroke on the 3rd beat and an upstroke on the following half-beat. * Don't worry unduly about playing only those strings shown in the tabs when doing downstrokes with your plectrum or thumb. In particular the C chord strums are shown with the treble-E string not played, but this isn't always easy to get right, so don't worry, be happy :-) * A reasonably flexible but reasonably firm pick/plectrum is best if you want to do this riff (IMHO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G E N E R A L N O T E S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. If you are playing solo, then the most important thing is to keep up the rhythm and chords, so you can forget the lead guitar solo parts. I like to use the last 4 bars of the OPTIONAL RHYTHM PART FOR RIFF A as my intro, and obviously stick to the RIFF A after the first verse, using it again after the second verse, where the recording has RIFF B. In place of the OUTRO, I just strum the chords of the rhythm guitar part, allowing the words (person... person... person... yeay) to hold the flow of the ending, and then finish with a flourish. 2. As always, learn the rhythm of the song from the recording. 3. Enjoy! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C H O R D S ~~~~~~~~~~~ G chord D chord
e||---|---|-o-| G e||---|-o-|-----| F# B||---|---|---| B B||---|---|-o---| D G||---|---|---| G G||---|-o-|-----| A D||---|---|---| D D||---|---|-----| D A||---|-o-|---| B A||---|---|-----| A E||---|---|-o-| G E||---|-x-|-----| either use thumb on 2nd fret or don't play bass-E string
C chord Em chord
e||---|---|---| E e||---|---|-----| E B||-o-|---|---| C B||---|---|-----| B G||---|---|---| G G||---|---|-----| G D||---|-o-|---| E D||---|-o-|-----| E A||---|---|-o-| C A||---|-o-|-----| B E||---|---|---| E E||---|---|-----| E
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