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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).

               


Message-Id: <89209.weis0010@gold.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: CRD was REQ: "What's Up," 4 Non Blondes

The Non Blondes play this in A; I use G 'cause it's easier for me to 
sing.  It's possible to play the song as just G Am C G; the extra 
chords are only played for one beat apiece just before the change.
   Ben


WHAT'S UP (4 Non Blondes)

INTRO: G...Gsus2 Am...Dsus4 C...Cadd9 Dsus4 G...Gsus2 (repeat)

G                                 Gsus2
 Twenty-five years and my life is still
Am                              Dsus4   C
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
Cadd9  Dsus4 G       Gsus2
 For a desti-nation

(same chords throughout)

I realized quickly, like I knew I should
That this world's made up of this brotherhood of man
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'm 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 yeah
        Hey yeah yeah, and I say hey
        What's going on? (repeat)

And I try, oh my god how I try
I try all the time
In this institution

And I pray, oh my god how I pray
I pray every single day
For revolution

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS (repeat ad nauseam with backing vocals from "And so I wake...")

CODA: Twenty-five years and my life is still
      Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
      For a destination

      



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sven-1976

Sven-1976 2010-03-07

Het Album is " Bigger Better Faster More" !! ;-)

Perfekt uitgeleggt, bedankt ervoor

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