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Whatever Tab
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                                            Whatever - Oasis
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A side: Whatever

Chart position: #3

Recorded: November 1994

Released: 18th December 1994

Written by: Noel Gallagher and (legally) Neil Innes

Produced by: Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher and Dave Batchelor

Tabbed by: Thomas Dunn

Tuning: E STANDARD (Standard tuning, 440hz)

Email: [email protected]

You'll reach me quicker through my Twitter: @Thomas__Dunn

Note: This tab is split into two sections, Noel's lead and Bonehead's rhythm. All of Noel's lead parts are
      tabbed to the lyrics this time, just for ease of both writing and reading. Also as a disclaimer,
      Bonehead's rhythm tabs may not be 100% accurate to his strumming pattern but it's as good as it's going
      to get.

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Noel chord diagrams (these are only played during the chorus and bridge):

            E A D G B e
C5          X 3 5 X X X

D5          X 5 7 X X X

G5*         3 5 X X X X

D/F#5       2 5 X X X X

E5*         0 2 X X X X

B5          X 2 4 4 X X

G5          3 5 5 X X X

F#5         2 4 4 X X X

E5          0 2 2 X X X

A5          5 7 7 X X X

Bonehead chord diagrams (on the recording these are played on a 12-string acoustic):

            E A D G B e
G           3 2 0 0 3 3

D/F#        2 0 0 2 3 3

Em7         0 2 2 0 3 3

Dsus4       X X 0 2 3 3

Cadd9       X 3 2 0 3 3

A7sus4      X 0 2 0 3 3

B5          X 2 4 4 X X

F#          2 4 4 3 2 2

A           X 0 2 2 2 0

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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[*** NOTE***: I'll be writing the lead tab timed to the lyrics, as the process will be easier and it'll 
probably be easier to read. Bear in mind in some places the lyrics will need to be cut to accommodate for 
space.]

Verse 1 lead:

                I'm free to be whatever I...           Whatever I choose and I'll...
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------0----0----0----------------|
D|-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0-----------------------0h2--0h2--0h2-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   
  ... Sing the blues if I want...           I'm free to say whatever I...
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------0----0----0-----------------------------0----0----0-|
D|------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2---------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  ... Whatever I like, if it's wrong or right it's alright...            Always seems to me...
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------0-2-4--2-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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(***Note***: the chord pattern/diagrams won't correspond with the lyrics, chords paired with lyrics will be
found after the tab)

Bonehead verse chords:

   G    D/F#  Em7    A7sus4 Cadd9Dsus4       G     Dsus4
e|-3-3-333-3-333----33--333-333-333-3-33-3-333-3-33-333-33-3-|
B|-3-3-333-3-333----33--333-333-333-3-33-3-333-3-33-333-33-3-|
G|-0-0-002-3-220-00-000-000-000-022-2-22-2-220-0-00-022-22-2-|
D|-0-0-000-0-002-22-222-2---222-200-0-00-0-000-0----000-00-0-|
A|-2-2-220-0-002-22-220-0----03-3------------2-2----2--------|
E|-3---332---220----00-----------------------3-3-------------|
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Chorus 1 lead

  Always seems to me...        You always see what people want to to see...          How long's...gonna be...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2---------------------------------------------0-2-4--2------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                  
                                                 {***OR***}

  Always seems to me...       You always see what people want to to see...           How long's...gonna be...
                                                                          G5*D/F#5E5* 
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------5--5---2-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3--2---0-|

  Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss, get a grip of yourself it don't cost much...
              C5                                        D5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5-----------------------------------------7-------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------------------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Bonehead chorus chords:

  Em7       A7sus4       Cadd9       Dsus4    G D/F#Em7       A7sus4      Cadd9       Dsus4
e|-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-33-3--3--3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-333-|
B|-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-33-3--3--3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-333-|
G|-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-2-2-22-0--2--0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-2-2-2222-22-2-2-222-|
D|-2-2-2--2-22-2-2---22-22-2-2-2-22-22-0-0-00-0--0--2-2-2--2-22-2-2---22-22-2-2-2-22-22-0-0-0000-00-0-0-000-|
A|-2-2-2--2-22-0-0------00-3-3---33-33--------2--0--2-2-2--2-22-0-0------00-3-3---33-33---------------------|
E|-0-0----0-----------------------------------3--2--0-0----0------------------------------------------------|
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Verse 2 lead:

  Free to be whatever you...          Whatever you say if it comes my way it's alright...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------0----0----0-------------------------------------------------0----0----0-|
D|--0---------------------0h2--0h2--0h2-----------------------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
  ... You're free to be wherever you...          Wherever you please...
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------0----0----0-|
D|-----------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

  ... You can shoot the breeze if you want...                Always seems to me...
e|--------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------0---|
D|-------------------------------------------0-2-4--2-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Chorus 2 lead:

  Always seems to me...        You always see what people want to to see...          How long's...gonna be...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2---------------------------------------------0-2-4--2------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                
                                                {***OR***}

  Always seems to me...       You always see what people want to to see...           How long's...gonna be...
                                                                          G5*D/F#5E5* 
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------5--5---2-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3--2---0-|

  Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss, get a grip of yourself it don't cost much...
              C5                                        D5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5-----------------------------------------7-------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------------------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Verse 3 lead:
  
  Free to be whatever I...                       Whatever I choose and I'll sing...
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--0--------------------12-14b16-12-14-12-14-12-14-12---------------------14-12-12-12-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12-12-14-12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  ... Sing the blues if I want...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------1214-14-12-12-1212-12-1212-14-12-12-12-------------------|
D|----------------------------12-14-16--12-12-14-12-1412-12-1412-12-12-14-12----12h14-12h14r12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Bridge lead:
  
        Here in my mind...                   you know..find...
    B5              G5                B5               G5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

        Something that you...               you...once knew...it's all gone.know it's no fun
    B5               G5               B5              F#5              E5   G5        A5 E5
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2----5--------7---2-|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2----5--------7---2-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0----3--------5---0-|

   Yeah I know it's no fun  Oh I know it's no fun    
           G5       A5  E5        G5       A5  E5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------5--------7---2---------5--------7---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------5--------7---2---------5--------7---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------3--------5---0---------3--------5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Bonehead bridge chords:

   B        G        B        G        B        G        B        F#       Em7    G A Em7   G A Em7   G A Em7
e|----------33333333----------33333333----------33333333----------22222222--3-3-333-0-3-3-333-0-3-3-333-0-2-|
B|-44444444-33333333-44444444-33333333-44444444-33333333-44444444-22222222--3-3-333-2-3-3-333-2-3-3-333-2-2-|
G|-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-33333333--0-0-000-2-0-0-000-2-0-0-000-2-0-|
D|-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-44444444--2-2-220-2-2-2-220-2-2-2-220-2-2-|
A|-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-44444444--2-2-222-0-2-2-222-0-2-2-222-0-2-|
E|----------33333333----------33333333----------33333333----------22222222--0-0-003---0-0-003---0-0-003---0-|
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Outro lead:
 
 ... Sing the blues if I want...            I'm free to be whatever I...         ... Whatever I...if I want
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------0----0----0--------------------|
D|----------------------------0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

For convenience e|---0-3-| can be played as G|-------12-| 
                B|-3-----|                  D|-12h14----|

             Whatever you do...
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3-|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                               ...Whatever you do...
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3-|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

           ...I know it's alright
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------12-1212-12---12-1212-12---14-12-14-12-12-12-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------12-1214-12---12-1214-12---12-12-12-12-14-12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12------12-12---12-1212-12---12-1212-14---14-12-14-12-12-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---12---12-1214-12---12-1214-12---12-12-12-12-14-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16-14b16r14-12-14b16r14-12------12------12-12b14-12b14r12-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14-------------------------------12h14---12h14---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16-14b16r14-12-14b16r14-12------12------12-12b14-12b14r12-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14-------------------------------12h14---12h14---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16~~-14-12------12------12-14b16-14-14b16r14-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---------------12h14---12h14------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16~~-14-12------12------12-14b16-14-14b16r14-12h14-12--12h14-12--12h14-12-...|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---------------12h14---12h14-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|...12h14p12h14-12-|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

  Repeat this riff ad inf...

   G    D/F#  Em7    A7sus4  Cadd9 Dsus2  G  Dsus2  G    D/F#  Em7    A7sus4  Cadd9 Dsus2  G  Dsus2...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-14--14-12-12-12--------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-14--14-12-12-12-|
D|-12-12-14--14-14-12--12-14-12--12-12-14-12--------12-12-14--14-14-12--12-14-12--12-12-14-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Lyrics with acoustic/Bonehead chords:

   G   D/F#    Em7        A7sus4        
I'm free to be whatever I
 Cadd9
Whatever I choose 
    Dsus4                   G      Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want 

   G   D/F#     Em7        A7sus4
I'm free to say whatever I
 Cadd9
Whatever I like
    Dsus4                  G         Dsus4
If it's wrong or right it's alright 


Em7                 A7sus4
    Always seems to me
    Cadd9                            Dsus4
You only see what people want you to see
G D/F# Em7                     A7sus4
           How long's it gonna be
          Cadd9
Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss
      Dsus4
Get a grip on yourself it don't cost much 


G  D/F#    Em7          A7sus4
Free to be whatever you
  Cadd9     
Whatever you say 
   Dsus4               G         Dsus4  
If it comes my way it's alright 

      G    D/F#   Em7          A7sus4  
You're free to be wherever you
  Cadd9
Wherever you please
    Dsus4                      G      Dsus4
You can shoot the breeze if you want 


Em7                 A7sus4
 It always seems to me
    Cadd9                            Dsus4
You only see what people want you to see
G D/F# Em7                     A7sus4
           How long's it gonna be
          Cadd9
Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss
      Dsus4
Get a grip on yourself it don't cost much


   G   D/F#    Em7        A7sus4        
I'm free to be whatever I
 Cadd9
Whatever I choose 
    Dsus4                   G      Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want  


B                 G
    Here in my mind
B                        G 
    You know you might find
B                   G
    Something that you
B                        F#
    You thought you once knew
                 Em7
But now it's all gone
        G         A  Em7
And you know it's no fun
       G         A  Em7
Yeah I know it's no fun
     G         A  Em7
Oh I know it's no fun 

  
   -    -      -           -
I'm free to be whatever I
  -
Whatever I choose 
    -                       -       -
And I'll sing the blues if I want


   G   D/F#    Em7        A7sus4        
I'm free to be whatever I
 Cadd9
Whatever I choose 
    Dsus4                   G      Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want


G    D/F#      Em7
  Whatever you do
   A7sus4    Cadd9
Whatever you say
      Dsus4        G       Dsus4
Yeah I know it's alright 

G    D/F#      Em7
  Whatever you do
   A7sus4    Cadd9
Whatever you say
      Dsus4        G       Dsus4
Yeah I know it's alright

 
 
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About the artist behind Whatever Tab:

Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. The group was formed by Liam Gallagher (lead vocals), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass) and Tony McCarroll (drums), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar, vocals). Oasis have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide,[1] and have had eight UK number one singles. The Gallagher brothers are the band's leading songwriters and the only continual members. The present lineup is completed by rhythm/lead guitarist and songwriter Gem Archer, guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell and unofficial drummer Zak Starkey.

The band initially gained prominence performing on the Manchester club circuit. They were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White, whilst rivalling with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling rivalry and wild lifestyles, cultivating reputations both as bad boys and as a band of the people. At the height of their fame, Oasis' third album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, but lost much of its long-term appeal after the initial hype and positive reception tempered.

While recording their fourth album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000) in 1999, Oasis lost two founding members and suffered a notable decline in popularity in America. The band added replacements Gem Archer and Andy Bell for Heathen Chemistry (2002). Their sixth album Don't Believe the Truth (2005) with Zak Starkey, despite turbulent recording, became their best-selling and best-received album in a decade. The following year, the band released a compilation album entitled Stop the Clocks. In February 2007, Oasis received the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music.

The seventh studio album by the band is reported to be complete and, although an official release date has not been confirmed, both Liam and Noel Gallagher have been quoted as saying that the album is due out in September 2008. [2] [3]

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