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Sunshine On My Back Tabs

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
The National
                              [INTRO]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2---2--2---2--2---2--2---2-----------------------|
G|--4---4---4---4---4---4----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4-------4-------4-------2------2------2------2-------------------------|
A|---2-2-2---2-2-2-----------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------------------|
E|-------------------3-3-3---------------------------------------------------|
 
                              [VERSE]
      Tina lies on the ground...........She lies there forever
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2---2--2---2--2---2--2---2-----------------------|
G|--4---4---4---4---4---4----------------------------------------------------|
D|----4-------4-------4-------2------2------2------2-------------------------|
A|---2-2-2---2-2-2-----------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------------------|
E|-------------------3-3-3---------------------------------------------------|
      She likes the sun..................Tina knows the devil                       x2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2---2--2---2-------------------------------------|
G|--4---4---4---4---4---4-----------------3---3--4---4--4---4--4---4--4---4--|
D|----4-------4-------4-------2------2------4------0------0------0------0----|
A|---2-2-2---2-2-2-----------0-0-0--0-0-0----4-4--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-----------------2---------------------------------|
 
                  [BRIDGE]                      (At the end of that part)
e|------------------------------------------|      e|----------|
B|------------------------------------------|      B|----------|
G|--9---9---11----11---7---7---4---4--------| x2   G|--2---2---|  x4
D|----9--------11--------5-------0----------|      D|----0-----|
A|---7-7-7----9--9--9---5-5-5---2-2-2-------|      A|---0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------|      E|----------|
  
 Then the same pattern all over again but play the verse part only once.

                               [CHORUS]
    Sunshine on my back is the only kind I like
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4---4--4---4--2---2---------3---3--4---4--4---4--4---4--4---4------------|
D|----4------4------0----2---2----4------0------0------0------0--------------| x3 
A|---2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0---2-------4-4--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-----------|
E|------------------------0-0-0--2-------------------------------------------|

 (Also play this part four times after you play the chorus part three times)
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|--2---2---|  x4
D|----0-----|
A|---0-0-0--|
E|----------|

She says "After today then there's nothing you owe me"
And I'm so glad that you came, I needed someone who loves me
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2---2--2---2-------------------------------------|
G|--4---4---4---4---4---4-----------------3---3--4---4--4---4--4---4--4---4--|
D|----4-------4-------4-------2------2------4------0------0------0------0----| x2
A|---2-2-2---2-2-2-----------0-0-0--0-0-0----4-4--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-----------------2---------------------------------|

But just don't try to talk yourself into this love
And sleep like a baby while I'm staying up
It's as much what you say, as it is what you don't
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--9---9---11----11---7---7---4---4--------|
D|----9--------11--------5-------0----------| x3
A|---7-7-7----9--9--9---5-5-5---2-2-2-------|
E|------------------------------------------|

 You can't try to stay you either will or you won't
e|------------------------------------------|        e|----------|                      
B|------------------------------------------|        B|----------|  
G|--9---9---11----11---7---7---7---7--------| x1     G|--2---2---| x4     
D|----9--------11--------5-------5----------|        D|----0-----|
A|---7-7-7----9--9--9---5-5-5---5-5-5-------|        A|---0-0-0--|   
E|------------------------------------------|        E|----------| 

Then play the chorus again.

After the chorus play the bridge part again but this time with a little difference
                  
e|------------------------------------------|      e|----------|
B|------------------------------------------|      B|----------|
G|--9---9---11----11---7---7---4---4--------| x3   G|--9---9---|  x4
D|----9--------11--------5-------0----------|      D|----9-----|
A|---7-7-7----9--9--9---5-5-5---2-2-2-------|      A|---7-7-7--|
E|------------------------------------------|      E|----------|

                           [OUTRO]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6---6---6---6---4---4---2---2------------4-------------------------------|
D|----4-------4-------0-------0-----2---2----4-------------------------------|
A|---4-4-4---4-4-4---2-2-2---0-0-0----2------2-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------0-0-0-----------------------------------|
            
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