Ahead By A Century
The Tragically Hip (1996)


Strum
| D - X u - u d u |


Riff:
  [D]
   D     u   u   u     u d u                                            
A|-0-----0---0---0-|---0-0-0---------|
E|-2-----0---5---2-|---2-2-2-0h2-0h2-| h=hammer-on
C|-2---------------|-----------------|
G|-2---------------|-----------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


Simple Riff:
  [D]                                    
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-2-----0---5---2-|---------0-2-0-2-|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro Riff - Play 4x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] ... First thing we'd | climb a tree |
| [D] ... and maybe | then we'd talk |
| [D] ... or sit si- | lently   |
| [D] ... and listen | to our thoughts |

| [C] ... Illusions of | someday   |
| [D] ... casting a | golden light |
| [C] ... no dress re- | hearsal |
| [D] ... this is | our life |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Pre-Chorus
| [D] And that's where the | hornet stung me |
| [C] ... and | I had a feverish   |
| [D] dream...   | with revenge and   |
| [C] doubt ... to- | night we smoke them |
| [D] ou-ou-ou-out | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | ... |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

| [D] ... Stare in the | morning shroud |
| [D] ... and then the | day began |
| [D] ... I til- | ted your cloud
| [D] ... you til- | ted my hand |

| [C] ... Rain falls in | real time |
| [D] ... and rain fell | through the night |
| [C] ... no dress re- | hearsal |
| [D] ... this is | our life |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Pre-Chorus
| [D] But that's when the | hornet stung me |
| [C] ... and | I had a serious   |
| [D] dream...   | with revenge and   |
| [C] doubt ... to- | night we smoke them |
| [D] ou-ou-ou-out | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | [G] |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | ... and disappointment is |
Riff 4x
| [D] gettin' me down | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] | [D↓]


#Play along in this key.



#Last Updated 4/20/18 JJ
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