R.E.M.
Little America (Guitar tab)

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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 16:27:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Bill Johnson
Subject: yet more REM: Little America


My attempt at the music to Little America by REM, off of Reckoning, a
brilliant album of classic early REM


el0----------------------------------------------------------------l
bl7--7--8-7-5-3--3/7-7-7-*-8-7-------------------------------------l
gl0----------------------------9-7-------7---9---7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-l
dl-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-l
al-----------------------------------------------------------------l
el-----------------------------------------------------------------l

el-----------------------------------------------------10------l
bl7--7--8-7-5-3-3-/7--7-7--8-7----------------------8------8---l
gl-----------------------------9-7-------7---9---7-------------l
dl-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-------------l
al-------------------------------------------------------------l
el-------------------------------------------------------------l

the open D string picking is known as "droning" for those who don't know,
its a Buckian favorite. Off hand its in 7 CH. Bros, this song, These
Days and I think a couple more

the chorus is as far as I can tell just transitions between Bm and D

the ending chord (actually a harmony by definition)
is just the open A, open D and the A on the G string

Live versions of this that I have heard have Peter going nuts and placing
a note everywhere possible, just repitions of the last note in this
transcription. And it definitely sounds like a pedal change with the
last three notes of the verse, maybe a chorus pedal

Questions comments and alterations are welcome
I left out that bridge on purpose because I don't have a satisfactory
translation of it yet but will post it ASAP. Have fun. Be Kind to those
you love. And skinny dip as much as possible.

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