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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.