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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


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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
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bl7--7--8-7-5-3-3-/7--7-7--8-7----------------------8------8---l
gl-----------------------------9-7-------7---9---7-------------l
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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.