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   Sublime - Bad Fish Tab    

#This file is the authors own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Subject: Bad Fish by Sublime

A pretty easy song with an interesting solo by Brad Nowel. This piece is
a classic party song for an instrumental group or friends who know the words.
*** fine song.

(Background chatter{A Party!!})
E -----5--5--5-5-5-5-5-/--7--7--7-7-7-7-7---3--3--3-3-3-3-3-/--5--5-5-5-5-5---
B -----5--5--5-5-5-5-5-/--7--7--7-7-7-7-7---3--3--3-3-3-3-3-/--5--5-5-5-5-5---
G -----6--6--6-6-6-6-6-/--8--8--8-8-8-8-8---4--4--4-4-4-4-4-/--6--6-6-6-6-6---
D -----7--7--7-7-7-7-7-/--9--9--9-9-9-9-9---5--5--5-5-5-5-5-/--7--7-7-7-7-7---
A -----7--7--7-7-7-7-7-/--9--9--9-9-9-9-9---5--5--5-5-5-5-5-/--7--7-7-7-7-7---
E -----5--5--5-5-5-5-5-/--7--7--7-7-7-7-7---3--3--3-3-3-3-3-/--5--5-5-5-5-5---
repeat twice with the second half of the
sequence doing something like this....
(up stroke)
E ---3-----5----5----0----------------
B ---3-----5----5----0---------------- If you dont know,
G ---4-----6----6----0---------------- this 0 = zero
D ---5-----7----7----0---------------- do this to achieve a hammer on
A ---5-----7----7----0---------------- the first to the 3rd, then slide
E ---3-0h3/5----5----0---------------- to 5, hit the chord once, give it
a quick down stroke, then slide
the chord off the frett board to
get the variation thats in the
song before it goes into the

E --x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--5-/-7-7--x--7--x--7--x--7--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--
B --x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--5-/-7-7--x--7--x--7--x--7--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--
G --x--6--x--6--x--6--x--6--6-/-8-8--x--8--x--8--x--8--x--4--x--4--x--4--x--4--
D --x--7--x--7--x--7--x--7--7-/-9-9--x--9--x--9--x--9--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--
A --x--7--x--7--x--7--x--7--7-/-9-9--x--9--x--9--x--9--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--
E --x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--5-/-7-7--x--7--x--7--x--7--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--
When you grab hold of me___ tell me that ill never
for im parasite____ creep and crawl i slip
Two pints of booze tel me are you a bad
E --3-/-5--5--x--5--x--5--x--5---------------
B --3-/-5--5--x--5--x--5--x--5---------------
G --4-/-6--6--x--6--x--6--x--6--------------- (repeat)
D --5-/-7--7--x--7--x--7--x--7---------------
A --5-/-7--7--x--7--x--7--x--7---------------
E --3-/-5--5--x--5--x--5--x--5---------------
be set free
into the night
fish too(are you a bad fish too)

E --x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--
B --x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--
G --x--4--x--4--x--4--x--4--x--6--x--6--x--6--x--6--
D --x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--7--x--7--x--7--x--7--
A --x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--7--x--7--x--7--x--7--
E --x--3--x--3--x--3--x--3--x--5--x--5--x--5--x--5-- repeat this pattern until
aint got no money to spend he says "reef" then hit
i wish this night would never end this chord E --7-
lord knows im week B --7-
wont somebody get me off a this G --9-
D --9-
A --7-
E ----
after this part the song starts over with these lyrics

baby your a big blue whale, rap the reef and all the diomond fails
i swim but i wish i never hurt her, the waters too polluted with germs
i dive deep when its ten feet over head, grab the reef underneath my baby
aint got no quarrels with god, aint got no time to grow old
lord knows im week, wont somebody get me off of this reef.

this time the music slows from the firts transition to the second, and the
mute/ up strokes turns back to the beggining with the full chords
note: some of these chords are manipulated and just finger picked instead of


E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G --4h6---------4h6---------6b--4-------------2--4--2--------------------------
D ---------------------------------------2h4-----------4--0h2------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------------0h4p0h4---------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E ------------------------------5----------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------7--5----------------------------------------
G ---------------------------------------7--6-----4/6--------------------------
D -----2h4--4--2--7p6--2--4--------------------7-------------------------------
A --4--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

after this he goes through the chorus again and the songs ends.
Thats about it, this is my first tab so if there are any problems contact me.