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This is a great song from Sublime. We play this song in the key of “A”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Intro - A Bm G A repeat  

A                        B
When you grab a hold of me. . . . . .
G                            A
Tell me that I'll never be set free. . . .
A                 B
Well I'm a parasite . . . .
G                             A
Creep and craw I step into the night . . . 
A            B
Two pints of booze . . . .
G                         A
Tell me are you a bad fish too (are you a bad fish too)
D                      A
Ain't got no money to spend. . .

D                   A
I hope the night will never end. . .
D              A
Lord knows I'm weak. . . 
            D                   E
Won’t somebody get me off of this reef. . .

              (pause)
A                    B
Baby you’re a big blue whale. . .
G                               A
Grab the reef when all duck diving fails. . . 
A                          B
Id swim but I wish I never learned. . . 
G                     A
Waters too polluted with germs. . . . 
A                                 B
I dive deep when its ten feet over head. . .
G                       A
Grab the reef underneath my bed (underneath my bed)

D                A
Ain't got no quarrels with God. . . .
D                       A
Ain’t got no time to grow old. . . 
D              A
Lord knows I'm weak. . .
                D                E
Won’t somebody get me off of this reef. . .


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