Whatever - Oasis
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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Whatever - Oasis
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A side: Whatever

Chart position: #3

Recorded: November 1994

Released: 18th December 1994

Written by: Noel Gallagher and (legally) Neil Innes

Produced by: Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher and Dave Batchelor

Tabbed by: Thomas Dunn

Tuning: E STANDARD (Standard tuning, 440hz)

Email: thomas_w_dunn@yahoo.co.uk

You'll reach me quicker through my Twitter: @Thomas__Dunn

Note: This tab is split into two sections, Noel's lead and Bonehead's rhythm. All of Noel's lead parts are
tabbed to the lyrics this time, just for ease of both writing and reading. Also as a disclaimer,
Bonehead's rhythm tabs may not be 100% accurate to his strumming pattern but it's as good as it's going
to get.

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Noel chord diagrams (these are only played during the chorus and bridge):

E A D G B e
C5 X 3 5 X X X

D5 X 5 7 X X X

G5* 3 5 X X X X

D/F#5 2 5 X X X X

E5* 0 2 X X X X

B5 X 2 4 4 X X

G5 3 5 5 X X X

F#5 2 4 4 X X X

E5 0 2 2 X X X

A5 5 7 7 X X X

Bonehead chord diagrams (on the recording these are played on a 12-string acoustic):

E A D G B e
G 3 2 0 0 3 3

D/F# 2 0 0 2 3 3

Em7 0 2 2 0 3 3

Dsus4 X X 0 2 3 3

Cadd9 X 3 2 0 3 3

A7sus4 X 0 2 0 3 3

B5 X 2 4 4 X X

F# 2 4 4 3 2 2

A X 0 2 2 2 0

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| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
| b Bend
| pb Pre-bend
| br Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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[*** NOTE***: I'll be writing the lead tab timed to the lyrics, as the process will be easier and it'll
probably be easier to read. Bear in mind in some places the lyrics will need to be cut to accommodate for
space.]

Verse 1 lead:

I'm free to be whatever I... Whatever I choose and I'll...
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------0----0----0----------------|
D|-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0-----------------------0h2--0h2--0h2-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

... Sing the blues if I want... I'm free to say whatever I...
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------0----0----0-----------------------------0----0----0-|
D|------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2---------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

... Whatever I like, if it's wrong or right it's alright... Always seems to me...
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------0---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------0-2-4--2-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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(***Note***: the chord pattern/diagrams won't correspond with the lyrics, chords paired with lyrics will be
found after the tab)

Bonehead verse chords:

G D/F# Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9Dsus4 G Dsus4
e|-3-3-333-3-333----33--333-333-333-3-33-3-333-3-33-333-33-3-|
B|-3-3-333-3-333----33--333-333-333-3-33-3-333-3-33-333-33-3-|
G|-0-0-002-3-220-00-000-000-000-022-2-22-2-220-0-00-022-22-2-|
D|-0-0-000-0-002-22-222-2---222-200-0-00-0-000-0----000-00-0-|
A|-2-2-220-0-002-22-220-0----03-3------------2-2----2--------|
E|-3---332---220----00-----------------------3-3-------------|
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Chorus 1 lead

Always seems to me... You always see what people want to to see... How long's...gonna be...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2---------------------------------------------0-2-4--2------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

{***OR***}

Always seems to me... You always see what people want to to see... How long's...gonna be...
G5*D/F#5E5*
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------5--5---2-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3--2---0-|

Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss, get a grip of yourself it don't cost much...
C5 D5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5-----------------------------------------7-------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------------------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Bonehead chorus chords:

Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9 Dsus4 G D/F#Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9 Dsus4
e|-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-33-3--3--3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-333-|
B|-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-33-3--3--3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-3333-33-3-3-333-|
G|-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-2-2-22-0--2--0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-0-0-0000-00-2-2-2222-22-2-2-222-|
D|-2-2-2--2-22-2-2---22-22-2-2-2-22-22-0-0-00-0--0--2-2-2--2-22-2-2---22-22-2-2-2-22-22-0-0-0000-00-0-0-000-|
A|-2-2-2--2-22-0-0------00-3-3---33-33--------2--0--2-2-2--2-22-0-0------00-3-3---33-33---------------------|
E|-0-0----0-----------------------------------3--2--0-0----0------------------------------------------------|
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Verse 2 lead:

Free to be whatever you... Whatever you say if it comes my way it's alright...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------0----0----0-------------------------------------------------0----0----0-|
D|--0---------------------0h2--0h2--0h2-----------------------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

... You're free to be wherever you... Wherever you please...
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------0----0----0-|
D|-----------------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

... You can shoot the breeze if you want... Always seems to me...
e|--------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------0---|
D|-------------------------------------------0-2-4--2-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
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Chorus 2 lead:

Always seems to me... You always see what people want to to see... How long's...gonna be...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2---------------------------------------------0-2-4--2------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

{***OR***}

Always seems to me... You always see what people want to to see... How long's...gonna be...
G5*D/F#5E5*
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2---0-2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------5--5---2-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3--2---0-|

Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss, get a grip of yourself it don't cost much...
C5 D5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5-----------------------------------------7-------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------------------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Verse 3 lead:

Free to be whatever I... Whatever I choose and I'll sing...
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--0--------------------12-14b16-12-14-12-14-12-14-12---------------------14-12-12-12-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12-12-14-12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

... Sing the blues if I want...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------1214-14-12-12-1212-12-1212-14-12-12-12-------------------|
D|----------------------------12-14-16--12-12-14-12-1412-12-1412-12-12-14-12----12h14-12h14r12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Bridge lead:

Here in my mind... you know..find...
B5 G5 B5 G5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Something that you... you...once knew...it's all gone.know it's no fun
B5 G5 B5 F#5 E5 G5 A5 E5
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2----5--------7---2-|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2----5--------7---2-|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0----3--------5---0-|

Yeah I know it's no fun Oh I know it's no fun
G5 A5 E5 G5 A5 E5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------5--------7---2---------5--------7---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------5--------7---2---------5--------7---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------3--------5---0---------3--------5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Bonehead bridge chords:

B G B G B G B F# Em7 G A Em7 G A Em7 G A Em7
e|----------33333333----------33333333----------33333333----------22222222--3-3-333-0-3-3-333-0-3-3-333-0-2-|
B|-44444444-33333333-44444444-33333333-44444444-33333333-44444444-22222222--3-3-333-2-3-3-333-2-3-3-333-2-2-|
G|-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-33333333--0-0-000-2-0-0-000-2-0-0-000-2-0-|
D|-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-00000000-44444444-44444444--2-2-220-2-2-2-220-2-2-2-220-2-2-|
A|-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-22222222-44444444--2-2-222-0-2-2-222-0-2-2-222-0-2-|
E|----------33333333----------33333333----------33333333----------22222222--0-0-003---0-0-003---0-0-003---0-|
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Outro lead:

... Sing the blues if I want... I'm free to be whatever I... ... Whatever I...if I want
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------0----0----0--------------------|
D|----------------------------0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

For convenience e|---0-3-| can be played as G|-------12-|
B|-3-----| D|-12h14----|

Whatever you do...
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3-|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

...Whatever you do...
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3-|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

...I know it's alright
e|---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0-3---0---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------12-1212-12---12-1212-12---14-12-14-12-12-12-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------12-1214-12---12-1214-12---12-12-12-12-14-12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12------12-12---12-1212-12---12-1212-14---14-12-14-12-12-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---12---12-1214-12---12-1214-12---12-12-12-12-14-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16-14b16r14-12-14b16r14-12------12------12-12b14-12b14r12-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14-------------------------------12h14---12h14---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16-14b16r14-12-14b16r14-12------12------12-12b14-12b14r12-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14-------------------------------12h14---12h14---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16~~-14-12------12------12-14b16-14-14b16r14-12h14-12-|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---------------12h14---12h14------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12------12-------14b16~~-14-12------12------12-14b16-14-14b16r14-12h14-12--12h14-12--12h14-12-...|
D|-12h14---12h14---12h14---------------12h14---12h14-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|...12h14p12h14-12-|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

Repeat this riff ad inf...

G D/F# Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9 Dsus2 G Dsus2 G D/F# Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9 Dsus2 G Dsus2...
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-14--14-12-12-12--------12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-14--14-12-12-12-|
D|-12-12-14--14-14-12--12-14-12--12-12-14-12--------12-12-14--14-14-12--12-14-12--12-12-14-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Lyrics with acoustic/Bonehead chords:

G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
I'm free to be whatever I
Cadd9
Whatever I choose
Dsus4 G Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want

G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
I'm free to say whatever I
Cadd9
Whatever I like
Dsus4 G Dsus4
If it's wrong or right it's alright


Em7 A7sus4
Always seems to me
Cadd9 Dsus4
You only see what people want you to see
G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
How long's it gonna be
Cadd9
Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss
Dsus4
Get a grip on yourself it don't cost much


G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
Free to be whatever you
Cadd9
Whatever you say
Dsus4 G Dsus4
If it comes my way it's alright

G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
You're free to be wherever you
Cadd9
Wherever you please
Dsus4 G Dsus4
You can shoot the breeze if you want


Em7 A7sus4
It always seems to me
Cadd9 Dsus4
You only see what people want you to see
G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
How long's it gonna be
Cadd9
Before we get on the bus and cause no fuss
Dsus4
Get a grip on yourself it don't cost much


G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
I'm free to be whatever I
Cadd9
Whatever I choose
Dsus4 G Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want


B G
Here in my mind
B G
You know you might find
B G
Something that you
B F#
You thought you once knew
Em7
But now it's all gone
G A Em7
And you know it's no fun
G A Em7
Yeah I know it's no fun
G A Em7
Oh I know it's no fun


- - - -
I'm free to be whatever I
-
Whatever I choose
- - -
And I'll sing the blues if I want


G D/F# Em7 A7sus4
I'm free to be whatever I
Cadd9
Whatever I choose
Dsus4 G Dsus4
And I'll sing the blues if I want


G D/F# Em7
Whatever you do
A7sus4 Cadd9
Whatever you say
Dsus4 G Dsus4
Yeah I know it's alright

G D/F# Em7
Whatever you do
A7sus4 Cadd9
Whatever you say
Dsus4 G Dsus4
Yeah I know it's alright
Song info
Whatever
Oasis
2001
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Brit Pop
  • Pop Rock
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