Guitar tablature for Waving Flag (Official FIFA 2010 Theme Song) by K'naan (tabbed by kunuk)
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Waving Flag - K’naan
Official Theme Song of FIFA 2010 World Cup: South Africa



This June South Africa welcomes the world to the first ever FIFA
World Cup on African soil! Best of luck to every nation as they take
the pitch in search of glory!

OK...so K’naan is not a South African artist...he is a Canadian rapper
born in Somalia. But he did write a song that managed to shoot up
music charts around the world, became a fund-raising song for the
devastation in Haiti, and is the official song for the 2010 FIFA World
Cup in South Africa! I am hoping that it isn’t too much of a stretch
that the tab is pulled. FYI this is the World Cup version of the song.

Waving Flag is not a difficult song to play with only four chords. I
have included fingerings for both the open and bar-chords. There is
also a guitar transcription of the ooooo sections for those who would
rather play than sing.

Here are the chords used in the song for quick reference:
       Am     C      F      G         Am-bar  C-Bar  F-bar  G-bar
e:-----0------0------1------3-----|-----5------3------1------3-----
B:-----1------1------2------0-----|-----5------5------1------3-----
G:-----2------0------3------0-----|-----5------5------2------4-----
D:-----2------2------3------0-----|-----7------5------3------5-----
A:-----0------3-------------2-----|-----7------3------3------5-----
E:--------------------------3-----|-----5-------------1------3-----

Have fun! Please let me know if there any changes/suggestions you have
to make the tab better,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kunuk – kunuk@rocketmail.com

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INTRO:
   C      F             Am     G    C      F             Am     G
e:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G:-------------0------------------|-------------0------------------|
D:-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|
A:--3---------------------3-------|--3---------------------3-------|
E:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo    Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo


VERSE1:
C                F
Give me freedom, give me fire
Am              G
Give me reason, take me higher
C                  F
See the champions, take the field now
Am             G
You define us, make us feel proud

C                  F
In the streets our hands are lifting
Am             G
As we lose our inhibitions
C            F
Celebration, it’s around us
Am            G
Every nation, all around us


PRECHORUS:
C               F
Staying forever young
        Am                   G
Singing songs underneath the sun
      C                        F
Let’s rejoice in the beautiful game
    Am                         G
All together at the end of the day

We all say...


CHORUS: (2X)
C                 F
When I get older, I will be stronger
Am                       G                  C
They'll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
                 F                      Am
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
                 G                        C
And then it goes back, and then it goes...


   C      F             Am     G    C      F             Am     G
e:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G:-------------0------------------|-------------0------------------|
D:-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|
A:--3---------------------3-------|--3---------------------3-------|
E:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo    Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo


VERSE2:
C                 F
Give you freedom, give you fire
Am               G
Give you reason, take you higher
C                  F
See the champions, take the field now
Am             G
You define us, make us feel proud

C                  F
In the streets our hands are lifting
Am             G
As we lose our inhibitions
C            F
Celebration, it’s around us
Am            G
Every nation, all around us


PRECHORUS:
C               F
Staying forever young
        Am                   G
Singing songs underneath the sun
      C                        F
Let’s rejoice in the beautiful game
    Am                         G
All together at the end of the day

We all say...


CHORUS: (2X)
C                 F
When I get older, I will be stronger
Am                       G                  C
They'll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
                 F                      Am
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
                 G                        C
And then it goes back, and then it goes...


   C      F             Am     G    C      F             Am     G
e:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G:-------------0------------------|-------------0------------------|
D:-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|
A:--3---------------------3-------|--3---------------------3-------|
E:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo    Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo

We all say...


OUTRO: (2X)
C                 F
When I get older, I will be stronger
Am                       G                  C
They'll call me freedom, just like a waving flag
                 F                      Am
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
                 G                        C
And then it goes back, and then it goes...


   C      F             Am     G    
e:--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|
G:-------------0------------------|
D:-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|
A:--3---------------------3-------|
E:--------------------------------|
   Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo   [And everybody will be singing it]


   C      F             Am     G    
e:--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|
G:-------------0------------------|
D:-2-0-2-0----0-3-2-0----2-0-2-0--|
A:--3---------------------3-------|
E:--------------------------------| [And we all will be singing it]

   Oooooooo   Woooooo   Oooooooo  

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