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Submitted by: i_am_a_pirate

Song:     American dream
Artist:   Switchfoot
Album:    Oh! Gravity
Tuning:   Normal tuning
Tabbed by Josh

This is one of the great tracks off oh! gravity and i am proud to say it took
me less than 10 minutes to work out this song! i.e. it's pretty easy.

please contact me if there are any questions, etc. hailesj@hotmail.com :D


PLEAE CHECK KEY BEFORE TRYING THIS TAB!!!!
 ----------------------------------- 
|     KEY                           |
| h=hammer on                       |
| V=Repeat x8                       |
| <=slide                           |
| f=note x2                         |
 -----------------------------------


bass comes in at 0:09


INTRO (0:09)

G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A-------4--------------2-----0---|-------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|--4-----------------2-------0--------|

                   
                    
                                                
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|  
A--------------------------------|  x2
E--7------------5-h--7-------5-h-|

then the bass stops for the first half of the verse at (0:15)
it comes back in at (0:25) for the second half of the verse


VERSE (2ND HALF) (0:25)
                                                REPEAT x8
                                  ____________________________________
                                 /                                     \
G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|-7-----------------5-h-7---------5-h-|


PRE-CHORUS (0:39)

G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--7----------------5--7--5------|--9----------------------7--9--7-----|
E--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--11----------------------------|--13---------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



CHORUS (0:45)

G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--7V----------------------------|--7V-----------------------------<---|



G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--12v---------------------------|-12--12--12--12--12----5----5----5---|



G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--9v----------------------------|--9v---------------------------------|


G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--14v---------------------------|--14--14--14--14--14---14----7----7--|


G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|
E--14v---------------------------|

It then goes into the 2nd line of the INTRO, then repeats the whole of
the INTRO.
then it goes into VERSE 2 where the bass DOES NOT PLAY (it may a little
with overdrive).
then to the PRE-CHORUS then the CHORUS.
second half of INTRO, then into the

BRIDGE (1:59)

G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------| x2
E--11f--12f--13f--14f-------7----|---------5-h-7--------------------5--|


G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--11f--12f--13f--14f-------12---|---------10-h-12------------------10-|



G--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------------| 
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--11f--12f--13f--14f-------7----|---------5-h-7--------------------5--|



INTRO then 1st half of INTRO then play the c# on the A string (4th fret)
a few times in time with the drum's snare. go quiet for a few seconds,
then play the CHORUS
play the first half of the INTRO, then end on the B on the A string (2nd fret)


And that's pretty much it. enjoy :D

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