Authority Song tab with lyrics by John Cougar Mellencamp - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

John Cougar Mellencamp – Authority Song tab

AUTHORITY SONG by: John Couger Mellencamp

Tab by: Aaron Meredith

Drop D tuning- (D-A-D-G-B-e)

b = bend
p = pull-off
h = hammer-on
~ = let ring
G1= guitar 1
G2= guitar 2
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
pm = palm mute

Intro: G2e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|----------0---0---0-0--0--0--0--0---0-0---0-0--0--0--0--|A|-0-4-0-4b--4b--4b----4b-4b-4b----4b----4b----4b-4b-4b---|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -0---0-0---0-0--0--0--0--0---0-0---0-0--0--0--0~~~-----|A --4b----4b----4b-4b-4b----4b----4b----4b-4b-4b---------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Intro: G1e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|-0----0~~--0----0~~--0----0~~--0----0~~~~----|E|-0-3b-0~~--0-3b-0~~--0-3b-0~~--0-3b-0~~~~----|
Verse: G1e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|x8D|-------------------------5-----7-7-----|A|-0-0--------0-0--2-0---5-5--7--7-7-----|E|-0-0--3-4h--0-0--0-0---5-5--7--7-7-----|
Chorus:e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|x8D|---------------------5-----7-7---|A|-0--0-2-0-0-0-2-0--5-5--7--7-7---|E|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-5--7--7-7---|
Fill: G2e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|----------0---0---0-0---0---------0---0--0--0--0----|A|-0-4-0-4b--4b--4b----4b----4-0-4b--4b--4b-4b-4b-4b--|E|----------------------------------------------------|
REPEAT VERSE: REPEAT CHORUS:
Lead Guitar:e|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------3-3--3-3--3---3-3--3-3--3---3-3--3-3--|G|----------------------------2-4h-4-2p-2---2-4h-4-2p-2---2-4h-4-4--|D|----------0---0---0-0---0---0-0--0-0--0---0-0--0-0--0---0-0--0-0--|A|-0-4-0-4b--4b--4b----4b-------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e -3-3--3-3--/3-3-/3-3-3-3-3-3-/3-3-3-/3-3-/3-3-3-3-3---|B ------------------------------------------------------|G ------------------------------------------------------|D ------------------------------------------------------|A ------------------------------------------------------|E ------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat til ende ----10-10-10--------10-10-10-------10-10-----10-----------|----10-10|B ----10-10-10--------10-10-10-------10-10-----10-----------|----10-10|G -12-----------12-12----------12-12-------12b----12b-10----|-12b-----|D --------------(^pm^)---------(^pm^)--------------------12-|---------|A ----------------------------------------------------------|---------|E ----------------------------------------------------------|---------|
PAUSE: ( oh no. no no) REPEAT CHORUS: with Fill G2 and fade I have seen this song played in standard tuning in A which makes the lead a lot easier to play but when compared to original song, drop D is the correct tuning. Another way you can play it in standard tuning is open chords D, G, and A. Anyways, I hope this helped.
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