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Testing 123 Chords
Testing 1, 2, 3
by Barenaked Ladies

Lyrics & Music by: 
Steven Page and Ed Robertson 

Tabbed by: Tom Dusome 

This was done totally by ear so some might not be totally right. but still sounds
pretty alright.  

Chords Used: 

E  B  F#  or  A 

7     2   9
7     2   9
9     3   11
9  9  4   11  7
7  9  4   9   7
7  7  2   9   5 

I used the variation on the F# for the Bridge. 

Intro

E B F# A 

Verse 1
Maybe it would be fun, To get a new opinion, Get a little work done And forget

Verse 2
Maybe it would be cool If I rocked it old school Try to break a gold rule And a sweat

verse 3

Riff # 1 

|7--7----|--2--2--||
|7--7----|--2--2--||
|9--9----|--3--3--||
|9--9-9--|--4--4-7||
|7--7-9--|--4--4-7||
|7--7-7--|--2--2-5||

Better than the first time
Better than the worst time

Riff # 2
                         Let Ring
|7--7----|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------||
|7--7----|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------||
|9--9----|-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------||
|9--9-9--|-4-4-4-4-4-|---harm 0n 5-----||
|7--7-9--|-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------||
|7--7-7--|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------||


If I could just reverse time
I'd be set

Chorus

E       B   F#            A
Testing 1,2,3 Can anybody hear me?

     E        B   F#              A
If I shed the irony Would anybody cheer me?

     E     B         F#                   A    
If I acted less like me Would I be in the clear? 

verse 4 (just like verse 1)
She got a new apartment It's out on the escarpment 
And in her glove compartment Are my songs

verse 5 (just like verse 2)
She hasn't even heard them Since she found out what the words meant
She decided she preferred them All wrong

verse 6 (just like Verse 3)
Riff #1

Kind of like the last time
With a bunch of really fast times

Riff #2
If we're living in the past time
Soon gone

Chorus

E       B   F#            A
Testing 1,2,3 Can anybody hear me?

     E        B   F#              A
If I shed the irony Would anybody cheer me?

     E     B         F#                   A    
If I acted less like me Would I be in the clear?


Bridge

        F#   B   A
We recognize the present

   F#   B  A
Is half as pleasant

   F#  B   A
As our nostalgia for


E              B
The past'll be presented

           E 
Recast and reinvented

           B
Until it's how we meant it


Chorus

let Ring 
on first E
 
E       B   F#            A
Testing 1,2,3 Can anybody hear me?

     E        B   F#              A
If I shed the irony Would anybody cheer me?

     E     B         F#                   A    
If I acted less like me Would I be in the clear?



He's everything that you need
You wiped out on your ten speed

And either he will succeed

end of Riff #2
Or just suck

Chorus

E           F#            A
Testing 1,2,3 Can anybody hear me?

     E        B   F#              A
If I shed the irony Would anybody cheer me?

     E     B         F#                   A    
If I acted less like me Would I be in the clear?

Begin the...

E       B   F#            A
Testing 1,2,3 Can anybody hear me?

     E        B   F#              A
If I shed the irony Would anybody cheer me?

     E     B         F#                   A    
If I acted less like me Would I be in the clear Gee?


Outro


E       B   F#     A
Testing 1,2,3

E       B   F#     A
Testing 1,2,3


Outro is the same as Chorus and Intro Chords. Repeat forever really. If you want
too. its really fun to Play. 

But End On E anyway,

They Called me Eddie...

 
 
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About the artist behind Testing 123 Chords:

Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated Canadian alternative rock band. The band is composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan. They formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, at the time a suburb of Toronto.[1] They are best known for their hit singles, "One Week", "Pinch Me", "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson"[1] and for their light-hearted, comedic performance style. The band's trademark at live shows is humorous banter between songs, and improvised raps/songs, both of which are staples at virtually every concert.[2]

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