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From: Hahn Huang 
Subject: 4 Non Blondes: What's Up

Hahn Huang ([email protected])
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* What's Up? * 4 Non Blondes *
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Chord progression goes like this throughout the entire song
A Bmin D A
                            v v v v v v v ^ v v v v ^
The rhythm goes like this:  4 8 8 4 8 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 8   This is a little crude
but listen to the song to get the exact rhythm.  There's a little more
swing to it than how I wrote it.  The apostrophe represents a dotted note
(in this case, a dotted quarter note).

The first A is like this: 5--   the second A is: o--
                          5--                    3--
                          -6-                    3--
                          --7                    3--
                          x                      x
                          x                      x
The Bmin is: 2--                the D is: 2--  
             -3-                          -3-
             --4                          2--
             --4                          --4
             x                            x
             x                            x

The progression is easy to play if you treat them all as bar chords.  
Just leave your forefinger on the second fret over strings 1,2,3,and 4 
except for the second A where you have to slightly raise your finger so that
the E string is open.  Slide down from the first A to the Bmin.
                                                           
[Verse 1]
[A]     25 years of my life and still
[Bmin]  Tryin' to to get up that great big hill of 
[D]     Hope, for A destination.        [A]
[A]     I realized quickly when I knew I should 
[Bmin]  That the world was made up of this brotherhood of 
[D]     Man, for whatever that means.   [A]
{Rest of the song's chord progression is the same thing}

[Chorus]
And so I cry sometimes, when I'm lying in bed
just to get all out, what's in my head, then 
I, I am feeling, a little peculiar.
And so I wake in the morning, and I step outside 
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high, and 
I, scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?" 
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."  
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"

[Verse 2]
[A]     And I try, oh my god, do I try 
[Bmin]  I try all the [D] time, in this institution. [A]
[A]     And I pray, oh my god, do I pray
[Bmin]  I pray every single [D] day, for a revolution. [A]

[Chorus and last four lines of the chorus are repeated 2x more]

[Verse 3]
25 years of my life and still
Tryin' to get up that great big hill of 
Hope, for a destination

If anyone sees any mistakes in here, please feel free to post corrections 
(I'd like to know them myself).

Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 22:05:02 +0100
From: Denis 

What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
                 
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[Laboriously typed up by Mardi Gras(TNT)]
                         [Transcribed by TNT SHWE]



Recommended Chord Positions:

A(5th)  577655
                             Bm      x24432
                             D       xxO232
                             A       xO222O
                             Asus    xO22OO  (Asus is a transition chord)



Intro:  Rhythm guitar chord progression is  A(5th) Bm D A Asus  
        It is repeated throughout only that the A(5th)'s are replaced with         just the open A!

Lead (electric) guitar part:  (Check with the track when to join in)
                             
E|
B|
G|  7/9  9  9  9                                 2            2   2~~~
D|                 7~~~~~      7  7  4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A|
E|

E|
B|     3
G|  2    2   4/6                          2~~~
D|               7~~~~~     2  4    2  4
A|
E|



Verse 1:

The lead guitar now plays a variation of the intro:

E|
B|
G|                   2            2   2~~~
D|  7  7 4    2  4    4    2  4    4
A|
E|

E|
B|        2     2~~~
G|  2  4     4         
D|
A|
E|
         
  A      
    25 years and my life is still
 
    Bm                                         D
    Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope

A
    For a destination

A
    I realised quickly when I knew I should

Bm                                       D
    That the world was made up of this brotherhood of Man

A
    For whatever that means



Pre Chorus:

And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed

Just to get it all out, what's in my head

And I, I am feeling, a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning and I step outside

And I take a deep breath and I get real high

And I, scream from the top of my lungs,

"What's going on?"



Chorus:

And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah"

I said "Hey!  What's goin' on?"

And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah"

I said "Hey!  What's goin' on?"

Interlude:

Oooh ohh...  etc



Verse 2:

And I try, oh my God do I try

I try all the time

In this institution

And I pray, oh my God do I pray

I pray every single day, for a revolution



Pre Chorus:  (As before)



Chorus:  (As before, but x2)



Interlude:  (As before)



Verse 3:

25 years and my life and still

Tryin' to get up that great big hill of hope

For a destination


 
 
4 Non Blondes - Whats Up Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Whats Up tabs @ 911Tabs
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About the artist behind Whats Up Chords:

4 Non Blondes was an American rock band formed in 1989. They consisted of bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall, drummer Wanda Day and vocalist Linda Perry. Prior to the release of their first album, Roger Rocha replaced Hall on guitar, and Dawn Richardson replaced Day on drums. They hit the charts in 1993 with "What's Up", their only hit. Perry left the band in 1995 to begin a solo career, and the remaining members disbanded soon thereafter. They represented American alternative rock genre of music.

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