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Submitted by: rcevans

                                 AMERICAN DREAM
                          As recorded by Casting Crowns

Transcribed by Robert Evans

This song can be played in standard tuning or in drop D. This transcription is
done using standard tuning and drop D tuning. The drop D parts are underneath
the standard tuning part and are marked with a plus sign '+' at the beginning
of the section.


** Note on the introduction - the fourth string should ring out throughout the
Guitar I part ***

* Introduction *
 4/4
 Guitar I                                 4x
|------------------------------------------||------|
|-----------------------------------------o||------|
|-7-7-7-7s9-9s11-11-11-11-11-11-11b12r11---||------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-(0)(0)--||------|
|-----------------------------------------o||------|
|------------------------------------------||------|

Guitar II                                      
|-------------------------------------------|------|
|-------------------------------------------|------|
|-------------------------------------------|-7----|
|-------------------------------------------|-7----|
|-------------------------------------------|-5----|
|-------------------------------------------|-5----|

+* Introduction in Drop D *
+
+Guitar I - No change
+
+Guitar II                                     
+|-------------------------------------------|------|
+|-------------------------------------------|-3----|
+|-------------------------------------------|-2----|
+|-------------------------------------------|-0----|
+|-------------------------------------------|-0----|
+|-------------------------------------------|-0----|

* The verse is played pretty much the same was as the introduction, with minor
variances.


* Bridge to chorus
                     PM|                                
|--------------------------------|----------------|----|
|--------------------------------|----------------|----|
|-------------------7-7-7--------|----------------|----|
|-2----2-2-2--4--5--7-7-7--------|-2----2-2-2--4--|-5--|
|-2----2-2-2--4--5--5-5-5--------|-2----2-2-2--4--|-5--|
|-0----0-0-0--2--3--5-5-5--------|-0----0-0-0--2--|-3--|

+* Bridge to chorus in Drop d
+                     PM|                                
+|--------------------------------|----------------|----|
+|-------------------3-3-3--------|----------------|----|
+|-------------------2-2-2--------|----------------|----|
+|-2----2-2-2--4--5--0-0-0--------|-2----2-2-2--4--|-5--|
+|-2----2-2-2--4--5--0-0-0--------|-2----2-2-2--4--|-5--|
+|-2----2-2-2--4--5--0-0-0--------|-2----2-2-2--4--|-5--|


* Chorus Part I
|-------------------||
|------------------o||
|-7-7-------4-4-----||
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--5--||
|-5-5--5-5--2-2--5-o||
|-5-5--3-3-------3--||

+* Chorus Part I in drop D 
+|-------------------||
+|-3-3--------------o||
+|-2-2-------4-4-----||
+|-0-0--5-5--4-4--5--||
+|-0-0--5-5--2-2--5-o||
+|-0-0--5-5-------5--||


* Chorus Part II
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-4--4--4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-12-|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
|-4--4--4-4s7-7-7-7-7-7-12-|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------|
|-2--2--2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5s10-|10-10-10-10-10--9s10-10-10-10-10-10----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

+* Chorus Part II in Drop D -  No change

* Chorus Part III
                                                     PM|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-4--4--4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-7-7-7----|
|-4--4--4-4s7-7-7-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-7-7-7----|
|-2--2--2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5s10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5----|
|-----------------------10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5----|

+* Chorus Part III in Drop D
+                                                     PM|
+|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
+|--------------------------|-------------------------3-3-3----|
+|-4--4--4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7----|-------------------------2-2-2----|
+|-4--4--4-4s7-7-7-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-0-0-0----|
+|-2--2--2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5s10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0----|
+|-----------------------12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-0-0-0----|

* Ending
            PM       PM|                     PM|
|------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------||
|-7--7--7-7----------------4--4--4-4-2-2--2------||
|-7--7--7-7---5-5--5-------4--4--4-4-2-2--2------||
|-5--5--5-5-x-5-5--5-x-x---2--2--2-2-0-0--0--x-x-||
|-5--5--5-5-x-3-3--3-x-x---------------------x-x-||

+* Ending in Drop D
+            PM       PM|                     PM|
+|------------------------------------------------||
+|-3--3--3-3--------------------------------------||
+|-2--2--2-2----------------4--4--4-4-2-2--2------||
+|-0--0--0-0---5-5--5-------4--4--4-4-2-2--2------||
+|-0--0--0-0-0-5-5--5-0-0---2--2--2-2-0-0--0--0-0-||
+|-0--0--0-0-0-5-5--5-0-0---------------------0-0-||


Thats about it, there are some embellishments throughout, but are easier to 
figure out than to transcribe ;)

Have Fun, hope this helps!


Any comments or suggestions? Send them to robert@unevolved.org


Tablature Legend
----------------
 s   - legato slide

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end

Comments about this tab

mathis30240 - 2005-06-24

Love the tab....!


110%panhead - 2005-07-31

thx so much for tabbin this man!


john197 - 2005-10-23

Great tab.

God Bless!


ShawnTheNoob - 2005-11-09

Great tab..Best version ive seen.


LemonySnicket - 2006-03-03

Wow...I'm rockin right now. Thanks man.


les_paul_player - 2006-03-16

Great bro
i love this song
keep playin (les pauls)
<>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <><


dgraz48 - 2006-03-23

This is a beautiful song. i love the way you are so thorough with your tabs. This is the first time i have seen both standard and dropD tuning. Thanks alot Bro. Keep it up.


strathero - 2006-09-17

Great Tab. Casting Crowns rocks and so does this song. Hey, Can you tab Praise you in this storm for me?!


strathero - 2006-10-12

These chords are played during the first part of the chorus...

D D G G B B G
D D G G B B G


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