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Guitar Tab for Animal Instinct by The Cranberries

As Henry W. Longfellow has once said, “Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and wait”, my self-education of guitar playing is still in progress. It takes willpower and perseverance to achieve dexterity in changing chords flawlessly and keeping rhythms while playing the guitar. Every famous guitarist including Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, who were also self-taught, has gone through the same phase I am in.

When I practice, I play guitar tabs easy to play with chords, such as G, A, Em, Dm, D7, D, Am, A7, C, E, E7, and G7, all of which are used in most of popular songs.  And “Animal Instinct” by The Cranberries are composed of such chords as follows. The tabs herein are posted by the courtesy of www.guitartab.com.

Em         Am                     C
Suddenly something has happened to me
            D
As I was having my cup of tea
 Em         Am               C
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
        D
I was utterly and totally stressed
 Em    Am                C    D
Do you know you made me cry
 Em    Am                C    D
Do you know you made me die
 Em                       Am
And the thing that gets to me
 C                      D
Is you’ll never really see
 Em                        Am
And the thing that freaks me out
 C                       D
Is I'll always be in doubt
 Em       Am                  C
It is a lovely thing that we have
          D
It is a lovely thing that we
 Em       Am                  C
It is a lovely thing, the animal
           D
The animal instinct

So take my hands and come with me
We will change reality
So take my hands and we will pray
They won't take you away
They will never make me cry, no
They will never make me die
And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt

The animal, the animal,
The animal instinct in me
It's the animal, the animal,
The animal instinct in me
It's the animal, it’s the animal,
It's the animal instinct in me x2

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“The Peanuts” jam!

I can sing the song while playing the guitar. It’s such an exhilarating sensation to actively and tangibly participate in a musical activity!

And I love this song! Dolores of The Cranberries is a superb singer.

My Guitar Practice – “As Tears Go By” by The Rolling Stones

My electric-acoustic guitar

My electric-acoustic guitar “Ferdi”

This song is in my repertoire for learning to play the guitar. Today I am posting “As Tears Go By” which is appropriately easy to play for a beginner like me.

The set of the chords are major, the movements of the chord changing can be smoothly achieved. Now the only thing I should master is to change the chords more swiftly and dexterously so that I can keep the rhythm of the original version of the song.

I sing the song while playing the guitar, and I love it! The chords for this song are: G, A, C, D, and Em as shown with the lyrics below:

Let's Play it!

                          Let’s play it!


(G) It is the (A) evening of the (C) day. (D)
(G) I sit and (A) watch the children (C) play. (D)
(C) Smiling faces (D) I can see, (G) but not for (Em) me.
(C) I sit and watch as tears (Em) go (D) by.

(G) My riches (A) can’t buy every (C) thing. (D)
(G) I want to (A) hear the children (C) sing. (D)
(C) All I hear (D) is the sound (G) of rain falling (Em) on the ground.
(C) I sit and watch as tears (Em) go (D) by.

(G) It is the (A) evening of the (C) day. (D)
(G) I sit and (A) watch the children (C) play. (D)
(C) Doing things I (D) used to do (G) they think are (Em) new.
(C) I sit and watch as tears (Em) go (D) by.

(G) (A) (C) (D)
(G) (A) (C) (D)

Keep on rollin’ because indeed practice makes perfect.