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Band:     			The Bates (Zimbl, Klube, Pogo, Reb)
Song:     			HELLO
Album:    			the Bates (their first one on Virgin)
Originally recorded by:	Shakespeare Sisters(Shobian Faherty + Marcella Detroit)
Tab and Chords from: 		Sundawn99[n1]> I'll soon have webbased address, too.)

Here's one of the Bates' great cover-versions. This song's an all time classic and just rocks if played in this very punkrock way. But to cut a long story short, you already know this song well and will hopefully be happy about the tab. Comments, corrections or flames are welcome. You find the chordchart as usually below the song. Have Fun:


Intro/Verse(play with some echo effect(or vibrato) and let each chord ring):
A                            B
Woke up this morning and the ...,
D                                A
all bright and shiny like they'd just ...
A                              B
and as I stumbled through last...
D                             A
the paperboy screamed out the ....

Verse(now guitar 2 starts with the rhythm,which is kinda folk-rock, but just listen to CD):
Em                      D 
Another war and now the ...
C                          Bm
and tell me have you read ...
Em                          D
We're bingo numbers and ...
C                            B7(gradually add distortion)
Why do I feel bitter, when I should ...

Chorus(overdrive distortion, all powerchords now, and palm muted punk rhythm):
E5           C#5                G#5   B5
Hello , hello,  ...
         E5               C#5                G#5    B5
is there anybody out ....

         F#5               G#5 - A5  (guitar stops, bass is playing alone) 
la la la life is a strange thing:
                                                 E (strum full chord, then pick through E, A)
Just when you think you know ....

Verse 2 (played the same way as intro/verse):
A                           B
Woke up this morning ..
D                             A
a brave new world has dawned upon ...
A                               B
where words are meaningless ...
D                                 B
gonna have to reach my ..

Verse 2 (played like verse 1, start with the rhythm):
Em                        D
And if I taste the honey: Is it ...
C                       Bm
And do I eat it ...
Em                  D
Does anybody ...
C                         B7
Or will I have to say it all ...?

-Repeat first part of chorus twice over E5-C#5-G#5-B5 chord progression, change the lyrics of the last line(when played 2nd time) to:
         E5               C#5                  G#5    B5
Is there anybody out there....

-Then comes the "la la la life" part with one of the most awesome guitar solos in punk history. You probably want to know it, but I'm not really sure how it is played. So, if you really want it, e-mail me and I'll send it to you. You could also look on the OLGA for a guy called Steve Charter (, who posted the solo for the Shakespeare Sisters version of this song.

-During the solo the rhythm guitar sticks with the Chorus chord progression and repeats the la la la life part.

-Repeat first part of chorus twice, then play la la - part, which is the OUTRO:
guitar 2 lets E - chord ring then guitar 1 fades out silently with A - chord and echo effect.

   A    E5   B    E    D    Em   C    Bm   B7   C#5  G#5  B5   F#5  A5

It took me a while getting this one typed. One of the reasons is that they forgot to put the lyrics in the cover, so I had to find those out by myself and I'm not sure, if they're right.
Special thanks for this song goes to I'd be really happy to get feedback about this one. Any punksong from Sweden's skatecore scene(burningheartrecords:No Fun at all, Millencolin, Home Grown or Liberator) is appreciated, too. Greetings to all Coeur D' Alene, Post Falls and Spokane people and US punkrockers and to Japan(Hiroyuki, Yukiko), Sweden(Johanna) and Brazil(Vitor).
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