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I Am Always The One Who Calls

Pedro The Lion

 

Drop D Tuning

 

Originally recorded in F, I’ve raised the key a whole step to take advantage of open chords.  But you can tune your guitar down a whole step (and then drop your 6th string to C) to play in the same key.

 

Chord Guide

      111

G5:   555xxx

      111

E5:   222xxx

      1 1 1

C5:  101010xxx

      111

A5:   777xxx

       1 2 2

C5/B:  91010xxx

    

D5:   000xxx

      3    1

G:    5x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

      1 2

Em:   2x2000

         132

D:    000232

       111

D#5:   111xxx

      111

Bb5:  999xxx

 

Strum Guide

Verse and Prechorus Strum:

 

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum:

 

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro riff:

 

Intro Riff

 

G5 (1½)      E5 (1½)   G5 (1½)     E5 (1½)

satellites mediate    for us the day's events

G5 (1½)          E5 (1½)  G5 (1½)         E5 (1½)

through fiber optics i hope we can change the same

 

Prechorus:

C5              G5            / A5 - - - - / - - - (C5/B) /

i wouldn't mind, but you are my only hope

C5         G5                    A5             D5 (hold)

i wouldn't mind, but you are my only hope

 

Chorus:

G                                 C

clear as a bell are the short breaths

                  Em                       D

that you take when you're distracted

 G                                         C

same as the way that you roll your eyes

                  Em                   D

when i've asked too many stupid questions

 

Intro Riff

 

G5 (1½)       E5 (1½)    G5 (1½)        E5 (1½)

my faith in zeros and ones to host our romance

G5 (1½)          E5 (1½)           G5 (1½)             E5 (1½)

rests on hope you gave that i've some claim to your heart

 

Prechorus (don’t hold last D5)

 

Chorus

 

         D#5           Bb5            D#5                   C5    

i will call you in three weeks maybe then you'll have some more to say

 

/ G5 - - - / C5 - - - / E5 - - - / D5 - - - /  x2

 

/ A5 - - - / (C5) (hold)

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.