Toad The Wet Sprocket - Whatever I Fear tab

Tab: "Whatever I Fear," by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

Guitar 1 is an acoustic, capoed at the sixth fret
Guitar 2 is an electric, also capoed at the sixth

Rhythm figure 1, Guitar 1:

Am G||---0-0--0--0--0--3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3---||||---1-1--1--1--1--3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3---||||*--0h2--2--2--2--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--*|| play three times||*--0h2--2--2--2--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--*||||---0-0--0--0--0--0h2--2--2--0h2--2--2---||||----------------------------------------||
Gsus4/F G/D G/C G|---------------------------||--1-1--1--0-0-----0--0--0--||--0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--||--0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--||----------3/5--5--3--2--2--||--0h1--1----------------3--|
|--NH-------------||--<5>--NH--------||-------<5>--NH---| Fill 1|------------<5>--||-----------------||-----------------|
Am G Gsus4/F G Am (to verse)||------------------||----------------------|-----|||------------------||----------------------|-----|||*-------0--------*||----------------------|-----| Riff 1||*-------------0--*||--2b(3)r2p0-----------|-----|||---2/3-----2------||-------------2b(3)r2--|--0--|||------------------||----------------------|-----|
Intro: Guitar 1 plays rhythm figure 1 twice Guitar 2 plays Fill 1 the first time through. The second time, the band enters and guitar 2 plays Riff 1 Verse: w/ rhythm figure 1 twice there's almost nothing left you eat my kind for breakfast what did i expect * w/ Fill 1 to come here and find anyone? find open arms to greet me and friends to feed me i sicken myself so much and you eat my kind for breakfast * w/ Fill 2 you eat my kind
|-----------------------||-----------------------||-----------------------| Fill 2|--2b(3)r2p0------------||-------------2b(3)~~~--||-----------------------|
Chorus: Fmaj7add4 Gadd6 Em Cmaj7/E|--0---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--||--0---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--||--2---------|--0-----|--0---|--0--||--3---------|--0-----|--2---|--2--||--3---------|--2-----|--2---|--3--||--1---------|--3-----|--0---|--0--|
Both guitars play these chords. Guitar 1 strums, guitar 2 holds them Fmaj7add4 Gadd6 whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me Em Cmaj7/E whenever i let my guard down, whatever i was ignoring whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me whatever i have been given, whatever i have been *With Rhythm figure 1 and Riff 1 Verse: seeing myself this way i am a monster i believe and seeing is believing * (w/ Fill 3) is there no doubt left when i wake up i poison myself amd poison leaves no appetite i sicken myself so much * (w/ Fill 2) i sicken myself so
|---------------------|-----||---------------------|-----||---------------------|-----| Fill 3|---------------------|-----||-----------2b(3)~~~--|--0--||--3--0--3------------|-----|
Chorus: whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me whenever i let my guard down, whatever i was ignoring whatever i fear the most is whatever i see before me whatever i have been given, whatever i have been *With Rhythm figure 1 and Riff 1 Bridge: (Guitar 2 tacet, Guitar 1 plays chords) Am G Em F did we expect these things to change Am G F Em by waking up and suddenly there they are Am G Em F and all i need's a starting place Am G F* Em *(w/ Fill 1) and nothing ever seemed so hard... *(w/ Fill 4) Fmaj7add4 Gadd6 Em Cmaj7/E
NH|------------|--NH---|--<7>--||--NH--------|--<5>--|-------||--<5>--NH---|-------|-------| Fill 4|-------<5>--|-------|-------||------------|-------|-------||------------|-------|-------|
Play chorus four times, vocal adlib on final two end with Em-G Am
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