Soak Up The Sun Acoustic

Sheryl Crow

tom: D
     *all "B" chords are really "B/F#"...see below

INTRO RIFF: E, BB, A2 (2x)

VERSE 1
E (verse riff) B   B  A2    E              B  B   A2
My friend the  com-mu-nist, Holds meetings in his RV
E       B  B        A2   E                 B   B     A2
I can't af-ford his gas, So I'm stuck here wat-chin' TV

(intro riff 1x)

VERSE 2
I don't have digital, I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want, It's wanting what you've got

CHORUS
E                     B
I'm gonna soak up the sun
                       F#m G#m A    A/C# B7
I'm gonna tell every - one to  ligh-ten  up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
E                      B
I've got (a) no one to blame
                      F#m  G#m A   A/C# B7
For every time I feel lame I'm loo-kin' up

I'm gonna soak up the sun
E (intro riff)
I'm gonna soak up the sun

VERSE 3
I've got a crummy job, it don't pay near enough
To buy the things it'd take, to win me some of your love

BRIDGE
EE(alt)      BB(alt)
Every time I turn around
    DD(alt)            A/C#(alt)
I'm lookin' up, you're lookin' down
EE(alt)           BB(alt)
Maybe something's wrong with you
     GG                D/F#
That makes you act the way you do
GG         D/F#
Maybe I am crazy too

CHORUS
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up (I'm gonna tell 'em that)
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame, I'm lookin' up (I'm lookin' up)

I'm gonna soak up the sun, While it's still free
I'm gonna soak up the sun, Before it goes out on me

VERSE 4
Don't have no master suite, I'm still the king of me
You have a fancy ride, but baby, I m the one who has the key

BRIDGE

CHORUS
I'm gonna soak up the sun
I've got my 45 on, so I can rock on


CHORD CHART
    E  B/F#  A2  F#m G#m  A  A/C#  B7 G  D/F#              E7  E7sus4
e|--0---x----0---2---4----0--(5)---2--3--2-----------------0---x-----|
B|--0---4----0---2---4----2---5----0--3--3-----------------0---x-----|
G|--1---4----2---2---4----2---2----2--0--2-----------------1---1-----|
D|--2---4----2---4---6----2---2----1--0--0-----------------0---0-----|
A|--2---2----0---0--(0)---0---4----2--2--0-----------------2---0-----|
E|--0---2----x---2---4----x--(0)---x--3--2-----------------0---0-----|

NOTES:  This song is arranged for a single acoustic guitar and therefore adds
some notes to fill in the missing bass line.  Remember, all "B" chords are really
"B/F#".  I hope this helps someone to play it live.  --kidguitar.

INTRO RIFF: For the intro riff, alternately remove your finger from the "D"
string to mimic the bass line (this temporarily forms the E7 chord).  When
forming this E7, be sure not to pick the low "E" string to emphasize the bass
line.  Alternately, you can emphasize this bass line by also removing your
finger from the "A" string to form an implied E7sus4 (its implied b/c there is
no "5th," but I digress).  To emphasize the vibrato chord notes (3 and 1, i.e.
G# and E), slide to a partial chord at the fourth fret.  During the intro, if
you alternate measures with the A2 and the A chord, you can mimic the subtle
A2 sound.  Remember, all suspended chords have a memory to the ear (that's why
they're call 'suspended' tones).

INTRO RIFF FOR ACOUSTIC
     v  ^  v   s v  ^^   ^  v
e|-------------4--------(0)(0)--------------------------|
B|--(0)---(0)----5-------0--0---------------------------|
G|---1--1--1--------44---2--2---------------------------|
D|---2--0--2--------44---2--2---------------------------|
A|---2--2--2--------22---0--0---------------------------|
E|---0-----0--------22----------------------------------|

VERSE CHORDS: If the A2 becomes overpowering, alternate measures with A2 and
A.

CHORUS:  When playing the A/C# chord, don't even try to finger the fifth fret
on the high "e" string, just concentrate on the fifth fret of the "B" string.

BRIDGE:  This is fun.  If the chord has an "alt" by it, alternately take your
lowest fretted finger off the chord to openly ring open between strums.
Here's the tab.

   EE(alt)        BB(alt)      DD(alt)      A/C#(alt)
    v  ^  v  ^    v  ^  v  ^   v  ^  v  ^   v  ^  v  ^
e|-(0)(0)(0)(0)---x--x--x--x--(2)(2)(2)(2)--x--x--x--x--|
B|-(0)(0)(0)(0)--(4)(4)(4)(4)--3--3--3--3---2--2--2--2--|
G|--1--1--1--1----4--4--4--4---2--0--2--0---2--2--2--2--|
D|--2--2--2--2----4--4--4--4---0--0--0--0---2--2--2--2--|
A|--2--0--2--0----2--0--2--0---0--0--0--0---4--0--4--0--|
E|--0--0--0--0---(0)(0)(0)(0)--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--|
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