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Submitted by: TATUM

"American Dream"
Lyrics: Mark Hall/Music: Casting Crowns
Copyright 2003 Club Zoo Music / SWECS Music

OK Im using my Uncle's PC to write this now, because it did not transfer
Properly from my MAC so there you go. LoL Have At It.

I have looked all over for this song, But i could no find anything that seemed
to sound right to me, so I decided to give it my best shot at writing it out. 
I even encluded the parts played underneath the intro, Bridges and outro. 
enjoy and God Bless.

Intro:
|-----|-----|
|-----|-----|     Played with some distortion
|--7--|-----|        and strummed slowly
|--7--|--9--|                    10X
|--5--|--9--|
|-----|--7--|

Pre Chorus:                             
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|--7---7---7---7--|    2X
|--2---2---2---4-4--|--5---5---5---5--|--7---7---7---7--|
|--2---2---2---4-4--|--5---5---5---5--|--5---5---5---5--|
|--0---0---0---2-2--|--3---3---3---3--|-----------------|
                                          |__________|
                                            1st x Only

Chorus:
|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|
|--7---7----------|-----------------------|       2X
|--7---7---5---5--|--9---9---5---5-5-5-5--|
|--5---5---5---5--|--9---9---5---5-5-5-5--|
|----------3---3--|--7---7---3---3-3-3-3--|

|-----------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|  
|-----------------------|--7-7-7---7---7--|--11/12---12-12-12---12-12-|        
|--9---9-9-9---9-9-9-9--|--7-7-7---7---7--|--11/12---12-12-12---12-12-|
|--9---9-9-9---9-9-9-9--|--5-5-5---5---5--|--9/10----10-10-10---10-10-|
|--7---7-7-7---7-7-7-7--|-----------------|---------------------------|
      |____|              |____|                     |______|
         3                   3                           3
|----------------------------|                         |-----|
|----------------------------|                         |-----|   
|--9/10---10-10-10-10-10-10--|  Then hold this out ==> |--7--|   
|----------------------------|                         |--7--|   
|----------------------------|                         |--5--|
|----------------------------|                         |-----|
Bridge:
same as the intro but play it only 5 x
|-----|-----|
|-----|-----|
|--7--|-----| 
|--7--|--5--|     5X
|--5--|--5--|
|-----|--7--|

Outro:  
|---------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|--7---7-7-7---7---7--|-------------------|---------------------|    
|--7---7-7-7---7---7--|--5---5---5-5-5-5--|--9---9-9-9---9---9--|
|--5---5-5-5---5---5--|--5---5---5-5-5-5--|--9---9-9-9---9---9--|
|---------------------|--3---3---3-3-3-3--|--7---7-7-7---7---7--|

|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|   2X
|--7---7---7-7-7-7--|
|--7---7---7-7-7-7--|
|--5---5---5-5-5-5--|

Hold this out after the second time
|-----|
|-----|
|--7--|
|--7--|
|--5--|
|-----|

Play this Under the Intro and the 1st Bridge
|---------------------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------|  10X Under Intro                      
|--7---7---7---7h9---10/11---11---11---12p11--|        &
|---------------------------------------------|  5X Under FIRST Bridge
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

This is played under the SECOND Bridge
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------| Listen to the song             
|--7---11---7---9---11---7---9---12/11---9---7--|     for rhythm 
|-----------------------------------------------|      2X  
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

After the second bridge and outro, there are some notes played so
mess with these notes until you get it, but im pretty sure it goes something
like this
|----------------|
|-------------7--|    I dont remember how many times this is played, 
|------7---------|    songs over, <== This is played as a chord*
|--5-------5-----|
|----------------|

ORDER:
Intro
Pre Chorus
Chorus
Bridge
Pre Chorus
Chorus
Bridge
Pre Chorus
Chorus
Outro

Well I hope this will help some people.  Feel free to make corrections.  This
is my first tab. So sorry if it is a little sloppy. I hope I didnt leave 
anything out. So enjoy it. Cheers.

-Jesse Tatum

Comments about this tab

Schecterboy - 2005-03-14

Whats up! Just to let you know.......I know most of it is right, Im not sure about the bridge part cause i dont know how to play it and ive been looking for someone that did. So anyways, thanx.
-Schecterboy


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