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For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield
For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield ( 1 )
 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File From willc's Music Library
Chords:
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     E              A7
 o       o o   x o   o   o
 -----------   -----------
 | | | @ | |   | | | | | |
 -----------   -----------
 | @ @ | | |   | | @ | @ |
 -----------   -----------
 | | | | | |   | | | | | |
 -----------   -----------

   Dsus2         A7sus4         Asus4
 x o o     o   x o   o   o   x o       x
 -----------   -----------   -----------
 | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
 -----------   -----------   -----------
 | | | @ | |   | | @ | | |   | | @ @ | |
 -----------   -----------   -----------
 | | | | @ |   | | | | @ |   | | | | @ |
 -----------   -----------   -----------


Intro and Verse Riff:
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   E                A7
        __     _         _     _
   |   |  | | | |   |   | | | | |
e|[12]------------|[7]------------|
B|----------------|---------------|
G|----------------|---------------|
D|--------2-------|-------2-------|
A|----2s4-----4-0-|----2s4----4---|
E|----------------|-------------0-|

* [Harmonic Note]


Verse 1:
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E                           A7
There's somethin' happenin' here.
        E                A7
What it is ain't exactly clear.
          E                   A7
There's a man with a gun over there
          E                   A7
A-tellin' me I've got to beware.


Chorus 1:
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                    [E              Dsus2]
I think it's time we stop children, what's that sound
[A                      Asus4]      E    A    E    A
Everybody look what's goin' down.


Verse 2:
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There's battle lines bein' drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speakin' their minds
A-gettin' so much resistance from behind.


Chorus 2: (Lead Guitar)
--------

It's time we...

   E    Dsus2      A      Asus4
      _     _       _   _   __
   | | | | | | |   | | | | |  | |
e|-0-----4-2-0---|----------------|
B|-0-0h2-------3-|-2-0------------|
G|-1-------------|-----2-0-2b-rp0-|
D|-2-------------|----------------|
A|-2-------------|----------------|
E|-0-------------|----------------|
  stop hey what's that sound
  everybody look what's going  down

  E                  A
    _     _ _   _
   | | | | | | | |   |   | | |
e|-----4-----4---0-|(0)----3-5b-|
B|-0h2---0h2---2-2-|(2)s-5------|
G|-----------------|------------|
D|-----------------|------------|
A|-----------------|------------|
E|-----------------|------------|

  E                  A
    _     _ _   _
   | | | | | | | |   |  |  |  |
e|-----4-----4---0-|(0)-2b-r-p0-|
B|-0h2---0h2---2-2-|(2)---------|
G|-----------------|------------|
D|-----------------|------------|
A|-----------------|------------|
E|-----------------|------------|


Verse 3:
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E                           [A    Asus4]
What a field day for the     heat.
E                           [A   A7sus4]
A thousand people in the     street
E                           [A   A7sus4]
Singin' songs and a-carryin' signs
E                           [A   A7sus4]
Mostly sayin' hooray for our side.


Chorus 3: (Lead Guitar)
--------
 
It's time we...

   E    Dsus2      A      Asus4
      _     _       _   _   __
   | | | | | | |   | | | | |  | |
e|-0-----4-2-0---|----------------|
B|-0-0h2-------3-|-2-0------------|
G|-1-------------|-----2-0-2b-rp0-|
D|-2-------------|----------------|
A|-2-------------|----------------|
E|-0-------------|----------------|
  stop hey what's that sound
  everybody look what's going down

   E            A
    _                  _
   | | |  | |   | | | | |
e|---3-5b-----|-r-5-5-5-3-|
B|s5----------|-----------|
G|------------|-----------|
D|------------|-----------|
A|------------|-----------|
E|------------|-----------|

   E            A
    __             __   _
   |  | | | |   | |  | | | |
e|-5p-3---3---|--------------|
B|------5---5-|---3h-5-3-----|
G|------------|----------5-4-|
D|------------|--------------|
A|------------|--------------|
E|------------|--------------|


Verse 4: (Lead Guitar)
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   E         A                 Asus4
                 _   __ __ __    __ __    _ _ _ 
   |         |  | | |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | | |
e|-0-------|-0-----------------------------------|
B|-0-------|-2-----------------------------------|
G|-1-------|-2--2-2-2b-2b-2b-2b-2b-2b-2b-2-2-2-2-|
D|-2-------|-2-----------------------------------|
A|-2-------|-0-----------------------------------|
E|-0-------|-------------------------------------|
  Paranoia strikes deep.

   E         A         Asus4 
                 __   __   __   __ 
   |         |  |  | |  | |  | |  |
e|-0-------|-0----------------------|
B|-0-------|-2----------------------|
G|-1-------|-2----------------------|
D|-2-------|-2--0h-2-0h-2-0h-2-0h-2-|
A|-2-------|-0----------------------|
E|-0-------|------------------------|
  Into your life it will creep.

   E         A     Asus4 
                   _
   |         |    | | |  |
e|-0-------|-0------3-5b---|
B|-0-------|-2--3s5--------|
G|-1-------|-2-------------|
D|-2-------|-2-------------|
A|-2-------|-0-------------|
E|-0-------|---------------|
  It starts when you're always afraid.

   E         A    Asus4 

   |         |  |  |  |  
e|-0-------|-0----[7]---|
B|-0-------|-2----------|
G|-1-------|-2----------|
D|-2-------|-2----------|
A|-2-------|-0----------|
E|-0-------|------------|
  Step out of line, the
  men come and take you away


Outro: (4 times)
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           [E             Dsus2]
We better stop hey, what's that sound? 
[A                        Asus4]
Everybody look what's goin' down.


Note: Outro solo played in the 4th and 1st
position of the Em pentatonic scale
        
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For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield

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For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield
For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Lead Arrangement by Anthony Ferns (Ant's Guitar Tutorials). Visit his YouTube Channel

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For What It's Worth is a song written by Stephen Stills. It was performed by Buffalo Springfield, recorded on December 5, 1966, and released as a single in January 1967; it was later added to the re-release of their first album, Buffalo Springfield. The single peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This song is currently ranked #63 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time as well as the eighth best song of 1966 by Acclaimed Music

Robert Plant (later to become the vocalist of rock group Led Zeppelin) recorded the song with his Band of Joy in 1968.

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 2/7/2012
Updated: 2/7/2021
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Genre: Rock