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Mad World...Donnie Darko cover

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ballybiker
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mad world.....originally a Tears For Fears song......covered by Gary Jules on piano and used in the great film Donnie Darko

its a cool tune and i've used two tab sources to come up with this....make it your own

its not in the same key as the original but it sounds ok as it is but capo first fret is close (i prefer without)

have fun
Intro (piano tune)

(E)1|-0---7--2--3--0--2--------|-0----7--2--3--0--2--3--5---|
(B)2|--------------------3--2--|----------------------------|
(G)3|
(D)4|

(Singing tune Melody)

(E)1|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
(B)2|-------------------0--0---0----|------------------------------------|
(G)3|--------0--0-----------------0-|-2--2--2--------2--2--2----0--------|
(D)4|--2--2--------2--2-------------|-----------4------------------4--2--|

(you can also play it an octave higher (12 frets higher), to 'cut-through' more)



E G
All around me are familiar faces
D A
Worn out places – Worn out faces
E G
Bright and early for their daily races
D A
Going nowhere – Going nowhere
E G
Their tears are filling up their glasses
D A
No expression – No expression
E G
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
D A
No tomorrow – No tomorrow

E A E
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
E A E
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
E A E
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
E A
When people run in circles it's a very very
E G A
Mad world
E G A
Mad world

E G
Children waiting for the day they feel good
D A
Happy birthday – Happy birthday
E G
Made to feel the way that every child should
D A
Sit and listen – Sit and listen
E G
Went to school and I was very nervous
D A
No one knew me – No one knew me
E G
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson

D A
Look right through me – look right through me

E A E
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
E A E
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
E A E
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
E A
When people run in circles it's a very very
E G A
Mad world
E G A
Mad world
E G A
Enlarging your world
E G A
Mad world

work out a nice slow strum pattern or use arpegio....

here it is on piano http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Nq086QB1Q

not me but here's how it can be done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTu5kdCJk_I

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

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Elvis
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Thanks a lot ballybiker. What a beautiful song. Easy to play too!


   
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TwistedLefty
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Agreed, Thanx BB

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Rodders
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Nice one Ballybiker, really, really easy. Thanks.

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What a hauntingly beautiful song! Substituting an Em for the E chords makes it even more melancholy. Great job ballybiker . . . thanks for including this in the ESD!!! Shug

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Jeffyb
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Thanks man, I love this song and i'll definitely be practicing this puppy tonight :)

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Dagwood
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Awesome. I LOVE this song.

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sam334
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Here's a link to a fingerstyle arrangement for the intro and chorus with similar chords for the verse.

Youtube video of the guy playing it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0aEUMC1pNN8


   
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Dylan6776
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Great song! Em definately sounds better that E though - makes it extra-moody 8)

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decky19
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Thanks a lot, great song! Can anyone help me out with a simple strum pattern?


   
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ballybiker
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Thanks a lot, great song! Can anyone help me out with a simple strum pattern?

check the vid link...it works kinda ok just with down strums.....

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

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manytentacles
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Very nice thanks for sharing mate :)


   
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