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Song: The World I Know
Words and Music by: COLLECTIVE SOUL (Ed Roland/Ross Childress)
Album: Collective Soul
Tabbed by: Erik Anderson

This was a little challenging to figure out since there are so many musical ideas going on in this song. It should be pretty much correct.

Intro:

e|--x-x-x-x-x--x-x---x-x--x-x-x--x-x--x--x--x-x----------
B|--3-3-3-3-3--3-3---x-x--x-x-x--x-x--x--x--x-x---2-2-2--
G|--2-2-2-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2-2--0-0--0--0--0-0---2-2-2-- Repeat up until the verse endings
D|--0-0-0-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0---2-2-2--
A|--2-2-2-2-2--2-2---0-0--0-0-0--2-2--2--2--2-2----------
E|-------------------2-2--2-2-2--3-3--3--3--3-3----------

Ghostnotes (played by a 2nd guitar, same rythm as above):

e|-10-10-10-10-10--10-10---5-5--5-5-5--7-7--7--7--7-7---9-9-9-|
Blend this with the chord proggression above and
play all notes on one string so they slide around a bit...


This chord progression repeats throughout entire song except during verses...


Strings part for guitar

D|-------------0-------- ----------------|
A|---0---2-----------2-- Repeat, ending with ----0---2-------|
E|---------------------- ----------------|


Verses 1 & 2: Same as Intro with the addition of:

Strings
A|----0---2------| during breaks in lyrics...
E|---------------|
pulsate in and out with volume knob.

closing with:
let ring
e|---8------7-----------
B|---------------8------ Use fingers 2 & 3, thus creating a easy slide down to the D chord for the chorus
G|----------------------
Don`t Know What...
(And to What...)

Verse 2, the beginning slightly varies
~~~~~~~
D|----------------------------- -----------------|
A|---0---2-----5-/7-5------2-- Repeat, ending with -----0---2-------|
E|----------------------------- -----------------|

Chorus
Strumming: downstroke followed by upstroke 4x, which turns out to be striking each chord a total of 8x
( ^ " )

D A G D Riff between chord progressions:e|---2------------- D A C G (or D)
B|-----3-----------
G|------2--2-0--- End Chorus

Interlude:
let all notes on e string ring...
e|---2---2----5----5/7----7-----
B|-----3------------------------ Repeat 2x
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------


Repeat Chorus

Outro:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------2----2----2-2----2---3--3--
B|---3----3----3-----------------0-2--3----3----3-----------------0-2--3----3----3-3----3---0--0--
G|---------------2----2/4--4----------------------2----2/4---4---------------------2----2---------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------3-----|
--0-2--3-----------3-----|
---------2---2-2---0-----|
-------------------------|
rit.

For the outro, Guitar 2 plays
e|------5----
B|----3------ repeat until end, Guitar 2 ending: e|-5----5--3--|
G|---2------- B|---------3--|
G|---------0--|
rit.

Fin.

Enjoy....don`t party too hard.
Comments and corrections deeply appreciated
Thank you RockStar258 for your corrections and work on this tab.

Listen to the actual song, it will help you with timing, the chorus and the intro.
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