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"Two Dollars" by Mark Williams
From "The Awakening Compilation" and "Journals of a Recovering Skeptic"
Words and music by Mark Williams
Copyright  1997 Mark Williams, Bruised Reed Vol. 2 (BMI)
mark-williams.com   awakeningrecords.com
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net

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In the key of G on a standard-tuned six-string acoustic.  Strum (with a
pick) at an energetic tempo, this general pattern:

Count 1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .   1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .
   e-|------3---------------1--------|------0---------------0--------|
   b-|----0-0---0---------0-0---0----|----1-1---1---------1-1---1----|
   g-|----0-----0-0-------0-----0-0--|----0-----0-0-------3-----3-3--|
   d-|----0-------0---0---0-------0--|2---2-------2---2---2-------2--|
   a-|2---2-----------2--------------|3---------------3--------------|
   e-|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
      G.............. G7/B........... C.............. C7.............

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On certain D chords--designated by an * symbol--play this lick:

       3   .   4   .
   e- -3p2---0---2----|  (p=pull-off)
   b- -3-----3---3----|
   g- -2--------------|
   d- -0--------------|

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Pause after each section (intro, verse, chorus, etc.) before beginning
the next.  For the C minor chord in the verses, strum a single
down-stroke near the bridge of the guitar (which creates a brighter
tone) and hesitate (ritard) slightly.  At the C minor in the chorus,
carry the strumming pattern and tempo through without a pause.  In the
outro, slow to about half-tempo, and for the last line switch to
strumming only down-stokes.

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   Chord  -  Name
   320003    G
   X20001    G7/B
   X32010    C
   X32310    C7
   200003    G/F#
   022000    Em
   XX0232    D
   020000    Em7
   X35543    Cm
   XX0212    D7

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 1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .  1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
_________________________________________________
[intro]
|G           G7         |C           C7         |
|G   h/F#    Em         |C     D     G          |  (h=hammer-on)
_________________________________________________
[verse]
|G           G7         |C           C7         |
|G    /F#    Em      Em7|C           D     *    |  (D lick)
|G           G7         |C           Cm    -    |  (single strum)
|G    /F#    Em      Em7|C     D     G          |
_________________________________________________
[chorus]
|G           G7         |C           C7         |
|G    /F#    Em      Em7|C           D     *    |  (D lick)
|G           G7         |C           Cm         |
|G    /F#    Em      Em7|C     D     G       /F#|G
_________________________________________________
[outro]
|G    /F#    Em    Em7  |C     C7    D     D7   |  (slow to half-tempo)
|G    /F#    Em    Em7  |C     D     G /F# G    |  (down-strokes only)

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Transcribed 4/27/1998 by T-rev
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net

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[verse 1]
Well I pulled up to the station in my bright new shiny car
And I asked the man who was working there what was he staring at me for
Well nevertheless I let him rest but then i watched him freeze
When I told him what I wanted was two dollars of God please

[chorus]
'Cause that's not enough to make me love someone who's not like me
But the right amount to get me through my very busy week
I don't want nothing radical 'cause then I'd have to change my ways
No I just want two dollars and that would be just fine today

[repeat intro]

[verse 2]
Well that man did what I wanted he put the gas into my car
Not so much as to slow me down but enough to get me far
Now some people call me crazy but I'm smart enough to know
The type of fuel changes the way the engine runs and so

[repeat chorus]

[repeat intro]

[verse 3]
Well next time you're by that station tell that man I said hello
'Cause I think he's starting to understand what I told him not long ago
See I don't want to live for God my friend 'cause His ways and mine don't mix
So I only go every week or so to get my two dollar fix

[repeat chorus] ("another business" instead of "my very busy")

[outro]
No I just want two dollars and that would be just fine today

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