Reel Big Fish - Ill Never Be tab

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Sent: Thursday, January 15, 1998 8:43 AM
Subject: TAB: I' by Reel Big Fish

Song: I'll Never Be
Band: Reel Big Fish
Album: Turn the Radio Off (1996)
Written by my hero, Aaron Barrett, the Amazing Andrew Gonzales, and adam
polakoff, too.
Transcribed by Luke Knox (

This is my version of a great ska tune by RBF. Hey! E-mail me and tell me
what you think.

Intro: (Played 2x) A G G# AE-5-5-5-5--3-3-3--4--5-x-x-B-5-5-5-5--3-3-3--4--5-x-x-G-6-6-6-6--4-4-4--5--6-x-x-D-7-7-7-7--5-5-5--6--7-x-x-A--------------------------E--------------------------
Then play this progression 8x: A G DE--5---3---5---B--5---3---7---G--6---4---7---D--6---5---7---A--------------E--------------
Barre chord part: (* means to play harmonics)E--------------------------//9----------------------------B----------------------------------------------------*20--G--------7--x--x--------7------------------------7---*20--D--7--5--7--x--x--5--7--7------5--7--5--7--5--7--7--------A--7--5--5--x--x--5--7--5------5--7--5--7--5--7--5--------E--5--3-----x--x--3--5---------3--5--3--5--3--5----------- A G D G A D G A G A G A D
Verse: (repeated) Listen to the CD for rythym. D Bm G AE--5---7---3---5----B--7---7---3---5----G--7---7---4---6----D--7---9---5---7----A------9------------E-------------------
Chorus: ("Anything at aaall. . . ")E--------------B--------------G--7-----------D--7--7--9--5--A--5--7--9--5--E-----5--7--3-- D A B GRepeat 3x.
Then go back to A - G - D ska pattern 8x.
Then the Barre chord part, and play this part instead of harmonics:E------15------B----------14--G--14----------
This riff is played 2x at the end:E--3-3-2-0----B----------3--G-------------
Lyrics: Everybody's looking at me. Thought I saw my face on MTV, or a magazine that she won't read, stole her heart it's not my fault, lookin' at my picture she forgot about her boyfriend, yeah. I'll never be, a rock'n roll star. I'll never be, anything, anything at all, drives me crazy. Can't get away, somebody tell me, when do we get paid? Everybody's looking at me. Thought by now I'd be on MTV, or a magazine like seventeen or rolling stone, and I won't be alone with your money in my pocket and my face on your T-Shirt, yeah. I'll never be, a rock'n roll star. I'll never be, anything, anything at all, drives me crazy. Can't get away, I try and I try and I try and I try, every day, every day but I'll never be, a rock'n roll star. That's it! Let me know what you think, especially if you have any requests. I do 'em! Luke
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