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   Barenaked Ladies - Falling For The First Time Tab    

NOT MINE! Just that I highly recommend this. It sound almost exactly like the one on the CD. Good for acoustic for the rhythm parts.

From: "John Argentiero" <jargent100@hotmail.com>
Subject: TAB : Falling for the First Time
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2000 3:20 PM

Falling for the First Time
Written By Steven Page and Ed Robertson
Recorded by Barenaked Ladies
From the album Maroon
Transcribed by John Argentiero (jargent100@hotmail.com)
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This song is played with a capo on the 2nd fret.
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Here`s the next radio-friendly hit from the BNL guys. Learn it now,
and beat the rush!

This is the intro riff, which most of the verse riffs are based on.
The chords are E major and something that sounds like an A6sus2.
Neat chord, oddly enough used in a similar context by Poison in the hit
"Something to Believe In." But I digress.

Here is the main riff tabbed out. It`ll be referred to as Main Riff
throughout,
mainly because seeing A6sus2 written over and over will give you a headache.

E A6sus2
e----0--0--0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0----|
B----0--0--0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0----|
G----1--1--1-1-1---2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2----|
D----2--2--2-2-2---4--4--4-4-4-4-4-4----|
A----2--2--2-2-2---0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0----|
E----0--0--0-0-0------------------------|

You kinda do it naturally anyway, but make the transition between the two
chords
a slide. Sounds nice.

Throughout the rest of the songs, here are the voicings of the chords I`m
using.
These names aren`t entirely correct, but deal with it, they`re close enough.

Asus2 C#m C#m/A E Badd4 Dsus2 B A
e----0-----4-----0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----0-----|
B----0-----5-----5-----0-----0-----3-----4-----2-----|
G----2-----6-----6-----1-----4-----2-----4-----2-----|
D----2-----6-----6-----2-----4-----0-----4-----2-----|
A----0-----4-----0-----2-----2-----0-----2-----0-----|
E----------------------0-----0-----------------------|

For the little chorus line (Feels just like I`m...) Ed does this little
riff.
We`ll call it Riff 1.

e----------------2---|
B----------------4---|
G----------------4---|
D----------------4---|
A----------------2---|
E----2--4--2--0------|

You can also use power chords for that to make it sound bigger. Your call.
And you may have better luck with the full B chord as a power chord too.

The other main guitar riff is the little alto part that pops up after the
chorus lines
every now and then. Here`s a take on that one:
This will be officially called Riff 2.

e--------------------------|--------------------------|
B----------5---7--9--7--5--|----------5---7~~~~----5--|
G----4~~~------------------|----4~~~------------------|
D--------------------------|--------------------------|
A--------------------------|--------------------------|
E--------------------------|--------------------------|

Now, that 9th fret note in the first measure sounds more like a full
pre-bend
at the 7th fret, but I can`t remember how to notate that in TAB. Any band
at
the 7th fret should sound ok, or played as written above.
Occassionally, the just play the second half of this. I notate when.
Anyway, if you`re playing this solo acoustic you won`t be playing this
anyway, so nevermind.


That covers it. On with the song:
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Main Riff x 4

VERSE 1

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so cool, too bad I`m a loser

Main Riff C#m C#m/A
I`m so smart, too bad I can`t get anything figured out

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so brave, too bad I`m a baby

Main Riff
I`m so fly, that`s probably why it

Riff 1
Feels just like I`m falling for the first time.

Main Riff x 2 with Riff 2

VERSE 2

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so green it`s really amazing

Main Riff C#m C#m/A
I`m so clean, too bad I can`t get all the dirt off of me.

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so sane it`s driving me crazy

Main Riff
It`s so strange, I can`t believe it

Riff 1
Feels just like I`m falling for the first time.

Main Riff x 1 (with second half of Riff 2)

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Anyone perfect must be lying, anything easy has its cost

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Anyone plain can be lovely, anyone loved can be lost

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time?

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind

A B C#m C#m/A
It feels just like I`m falling for the first time.

A B
it feels just like I`m falling for the first time.

Main Riff x 2 with Riff 2

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so chill, no wonder it`s freezing

Main Riff C#m C#m/A
I`m so still, I just can`t keep my fingers out of anything

Main Riff Asus2
I`m so thrilled to finally be failing

Main Riff
I`m so done, turn me over cause it

Riff 1
Feels just like I`m falling for the first time.

Main Riff x 1 (with second half of Riff 2)

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Anything plain can be lovely, anything loved can be lost

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Maybe I lost my direction, what if our love is the cost?

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Anyone perfect must be lying, anything east has its cost

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Anyone plain can be lovely, anyone loved can be lost

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time?

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind

Kick in with Riff 2, here until end
E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2
Maybe the Worst is Behind

E Badd4 Dsus2 Asus2 x 2

End on E
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That should cover it. Any questions, mail me at jargent100@hotmail.com