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    You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid

    The Offspring


    Strum Guide

    Verse Strum:

     

    D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Main Strum (most parts except verses):

    D D D D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Fast Strum:

    ..  .. 

    DUD DUD  Strums under dots are

    1 + 2 +  palm-muted

    Transition Strum:

     

    D   D   D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Verse 1:

     A5

    Show me how to lie

                         F5
    You're getting better all the time

                    C5
    And turning all against the one

           G5
    Is an art that's hard to teach

        A5
    Another clever word

                        F5
    Sets off an unsuspecting herd

                    C5
    And as you step back into line

         G5
    A mob jumps to their feet

    Pre-Chorus:

    w/palm mute:

               A5
    Now dance, fucker, dance

                    F5
    Man, he never had a chance

           C5
    And no one even knew

              G5
    It was really only you

     

    w/palm mute:

                        F5 (2)
    And now you steal away

                  D5 (2)
    Take him out today

            F5 (2)
    Nice work you did

                                 E5
    You're gonna go far, kid

     

    w/transition strum:

    / G - - - /

     

    Chorus:
                A5
    With a thousand lies

                F5
    And a good disguise

                C5
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

               G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

                    A5
    When you walk away

                    F5
    Nothing more to say

                 C5
    See the lightning in your eyes

                  G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)       A5 (hold)
    See 'em running for their                  lives

     

    Verse 2:
      A5
    Slowly out of line

                           F5
    And drifting closer in your sights

                  C5
    So play it out I'm wide awake

               G5
    It's a scene about me

                A5
    There's something in your way

                             F5
    And now someone is gonna pay

                     C5
    And if you can't get what you want

               G5
    Well it's all because of me


    Pre-Chorus

                        F5 (2)
    And now you'll lead the way

                  D5 (2)
    Show the light of day

              F5 (2)
    Nice work you did

                                 E5
    You're gonna go far, kid

    w/transition strum:

      G

    Trust, deceived!

    Chorus, play the last line like this:

                  G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)               / A5 (hold) - E5 (hold) - /
    See 'em running for their                          lives

     

    Instrumental:

    / F5 (high) - - - / C5 - - - / E5 - - - /

    / A5 (fast strum) - G5 (fast strum) - /

    / F5 (high) - - - / C5 - D5 - / E5 (high)- - - / E5 (low) - G5 - /

     

              A5 (hold 7)

    Now dance, fucker, dance
    He never had a chance
    And no one even knew
    It was really only you

    So dance, fucker, dance
    I never had a chance
    It was really only you

    w/transition strum:

    / G - - - /


    Final Chorus:

                A5
    With a thousand lies

                F5
    And a good disguise

                C5
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

               G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

                    A5
    When you walk away

                    F5
    Nothing more to say

                 C5
    See the lightning in your eyes

                  G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)      
    See 'em running for their

     

        A5
    Clever alibis

             F5
    Lord of the flies
                C5
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

               G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)
    Hit 'em right between the eyes

                    A5
    When you walk away

                    F5
    Nothing more to say

                 C5
    See the lightning in your eyes

                  G5 (fast strum last 2 beats)         A5 (hold)
    See 'em running for their                   lives


    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.