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40oz to Freedom

Sublime

from the album 40oz to Freedom released in 1996

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Lyrics

Intro

G . . . C . D . (x2)

Verse

G C D You've got your hair permed, you've got your red dress on Screaming, that second beer was such a turn on And the fog forming on my window tells me that the morning's here And you'll be gone before too long Who taught you those new tricks... Damn I shouldn't start that talk But life is one big question when you're staring at the clock And the answers always waiting at the liquor store, forty ounces to freedom So I'll take that walk... and I know that,

Chorus

G Bb F G Oh.......... I'm not going back Oh.............. not going back Oh... God knows, not going back Oh.............. not going back (intro chords, with liquor store banter) You look so fine when you lie it just don't show But, I know which way the wind blows A 40 ounce to freedom is the only chance I have To feel good even though I feel bad Oh.......... I'm not going back Oh.............. not going back Oh... God knows, not going back Oh.............. not going back (intro chords, with solo) Oh.......... I'm not going back Oh.............. not going back Oh... God knows, not going back Oh.............. not going back (chorus chords x1 to end, let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Verse Chords, Open

Here is how to play simplified, open versions of the chords used in the verse. These won't sound exactly like the way Brad plays it in the recorded version (which uses bar chords, shown below)... but they'll suffice.

e-|----3-----0-----2-----
B-|----0-----1-----3-----
G-|----0-----0-----2-----
D-|----0-----2-----0-----
A-|----2-----3-----------
E-|----3-----------------
       G     C     D 

Verse Chords, Barred

For a more representative sound of the recorded version (and better for electric guitars), use out these bar chord versions of the verse chords.

e-|----3-----3----/5------        e-|----------------------
B-|----3-----5----/7------        B-|----------5----/7-----
G-|----4-----5----/7------        G-|----4-----5----/7-----
D-|-----------------------   or   D-|----5-----5----/7-----
A-|-----------------------        A-|----5-----3----/5-----
E-|-----------------------        E-|----3-----------------
       G     C     D                     G     C     D 

Chorus Chords

For the chorus, there isn't a way to play the F and Bb with open chords (using standard tuning). So you'll have to use one of the bar chord methods below.

e-|----3-----1-----1----        -----------------------
B-|----0-----3-----1----        -----------------------
G-|----0-----3-----2----        ----4-----/7----\2-----
D-|----0-----3-----3----   or   ----5-----/8----\3-----
A-|----2-----1-----3----        ----5-----/8----\3-----
E-|----3-----------1----        ----3-----/6----\1-----
       G     Bb    F                G     Bb     F 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . . | . . . . | C . . . | D . . . | (x2)

Verse

"You've got your hair permed..."
| G . . . | . . . . | C . . . | D . . . | (repeat)

Chorus

"Oh... I'm not going back..."
| G . . . | . . . . | Bb . . . | F . . . | (repeat)

Song Info

Song: 40oz to Freedom
Artist: Sublime
Album: 40oz to Freedom
Year: 1996
Label: Gasoline Alley

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Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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