Jackson Browne - The Pretender tab

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>From: ejn521@aol.com (Ejn521)
>Subject: TAB:The Pretender-Jackson Browne
>Date: 1 Nov 1996 00:50:25 -0500


The Pretender
by Jackson Browne

Chords Used:

G C/G C D G/B Am7 Em B7 A9 A9/GE -3----0-----0----2----3-------0------0-----2-----3------3-----------|B -0----1-----1----3----3-------1------0-----4-----2------2-----------|G -0----0-----0----2----0-------0------0-----2-----4------4-----------|D -0----2-----2----0----0-------2------2-----4-----2------2-----------|A -x----3-----3---------2-------0------2------2-----0------0----------|E -3----3-------------------------------------------------------3-----|
D/F# G/D D/C D#o7E ---x---------3-------2--------2--------------------------|B ---3---------3-------3--------1--------------------------|G ---2---------0-------2--------2--------------------------|D ---x---------x-------x--------1--------------------------|A ---x---------5-------3-----------------------------------|E ----2----------------------------------------------------|
Intro Part 1:
E -7---------7--------7h8---------------8-----------8----------8-------|B -8--8--------8------------7s8--10----8---8----------8----------------|G -7------7--------7----------------------9------9----------9----------|D -0---------0--------0------------------10---------10--------10-------|A ---------------------------------------------------------------------|E ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------8----------|-------------------------------|B -8---------8------|--------------------------------|G ----9----------9--|---REPEAT-----------------------|D -------10---------|--------------------------------|A -------------------|-------------------------------|E --------------------|------------------------------|
Intro Part 2:
E -3--------------------------|---------------------|B -3--0--1--0------0-------|------------------------|G -0--0--0--0---2--0--0--|-REPEAT-------------------|D -----0--2--0---2--0--2--|-------------------------|A -----------------3------3--|----------------------|E -3----------------------3--|----------------------|
Verse 1: G C/G I'm gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway, G D C Gonna pack my lunch in the morning, and go to work each day G C And when the evening rolls around, G C I'll go on home and lay my body down G D And when the morning light comes streaming in C G/B Am7 G I'll get up and do it again Amen C G/B Am7 G Say it again Amen
D -----------0-------------------------|A --2---3------------------------------|
Verse 2 G I want to know what became of the changes, C/G We waited for love to bring G Were they only the fitful dreams D C Of some greater awakening G C I've been aware of the time going by G C They say in the end it's the blink of an eye G D And when the morning light comes streaming in C G/B Am7 G You'll get up and do it again Amen D Caught between the longing for love C Em B7 And the struggle for the legal tender C/G Where the sirens sing and the churchbells ring Em And the junkman pounds his fender C G Where the veterans dream of the fight, B7 Em Fast asleep at the traffic light A9 A9/G D/F# And the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor Em D C D Em Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the pretender C D He knows that all his hopes an dreams G Begin and end there
E -----------------------------------3---------------|B --------3--5----------------------0----------------|G --2s4---------4--2-0-2-0-----0---------------------|D -------------------------------2-------------------|A ---------------------------------------------------|E -----------------------------------3---------------|
C G Ah the lovers as they run through the night C Em Leaving nothing but to choose off and fight D#O7 G/D C And tear at the world with all their might G/D Em While the ships bearing their dreams G/D D Sail out of sight Verse 3 G I'm gonna find myself a girl, C/G Who can show me what laughter means G D Then we'll fill in the missing colors in each others C Paint by number dreams G C And then we'll put our dark glasses on G C And we'll make love until our strength is gone G D And when the morning light comes streaming in C G/B Am7 G We'll get up and do it again C G/B Am7 G Get it up again G D D/C Em I'm gonna be a happy idiot, and struggle for the legal tender B7 C/G Where the ads take aim, and lay their claim Em To the heart and the soul of the spender C G And believe in whatever may lie B7 Em In those things that money can buy A9 A9/G D/F# Though true love could have been a contender Em D C D Em Are you there, say a prayer for the pretender C D G Who started out so young and strong only to surrender Over Intro Part 2: G C Say a prayer for the pretender G C Are you there for the pretender G C Are you prepared for the pretender etc.
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