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Lithium Tab: Kurt Cobain Lives On


Lithium – Nirvana
Nevermind Album - 1991
Record Label: Sub Pop

Tuning: Eb Bb Gb Db Ab Eb

Intro (Clean):

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (Clean):

  I’m so happy,    cuz today I found my friends, they’re in my head
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  I’m so ugly,    that’s okay cuz so are you,   broke our mirrors
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  Sunday morning,  is everyday for all I care,   I’m not scared
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

   Light my candles,  in a daze cuz I found god
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus (Heavy Distortion):

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
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G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………Yeah!
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
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G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (Clean):

  I’m so lonely,   that’s okay I shaved my head, I’m not sad
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  And just maybe, I’m to plain for all I’ve heard, I’m not sure
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  I’m so excited,  I can’t wait to meet you there, I don’t care
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  I’m so horny,    that’s okay my will is good
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus (Heavy Distortion):

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………Yeah!
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Heavy Distortion):

   I     like  it,  I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     miss  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     love  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I    killed you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     like  it,  I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     miss  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     love  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I    killed you, I’m not gonna  crack. . . . . . . . . . . . .
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . .|---|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-101010101010---2|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8—--8---10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-3b-0|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8---10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-3b-0|

Bass Solo:

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 (Clean):

  I’m so happy,    cuz today I found my friends, they’re in my head
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  I’m so ugly,    that’s okay cuz so are you,   broke our mirrors
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

  Sunday morning,  is everyday for all I care,   I’m not scared
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

   Light my candles,  in a daze cuz I found god
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6x-----2------5--5—5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7--------|
A|-2--x-----6x--4------0-----0---3--3—3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---4------0--0—-0h3-3—-3-3/5—-5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5--------|
E|-0-----4------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus (Heavy Distortion):

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

   Yea……………………………………………………………  Yea……………………………………………………………………Yeah!
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-—6x--2—-2x--5--5-5/7--7-7---4--4-4/7--7-7----------|
A|-2—-2x--6—-6x—-4--4x--0--0x--3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0—-0x--4—-4x-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------4--4---0--0---3--3-3/5--5-5---2--2-2/5--5-5----------|
E|-0--0---4--4--------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Heavy Distortion):

   I     like  it,  I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     miss  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     love  you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I    killed you, I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5—-5-—5/8---8--8----------------------------------|

   I     like  it,  I’m not gonna crack
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10-10---------------------------------|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8---8--8----------------------------------|
                                                                      |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
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   I     miss  you, I’m not gonna crack
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   I     love  you, I’m not gonna crack
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   I    killed you, I’m not gonna  crack. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A|-7--7—-7/10--10---7--7—-7/10--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-101010101010---2|
E|-5--5—-5/8---8----5--5—-5/8—--8---10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-3b-0|
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| /    slide
| x    Mute note
| PM.. Palm Mute
| b    Bend
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There is a bass solo that separates the first chorus and the third verse, but since I’m not that great of a bass player, I just put the same thing that the bass does for the verse. It sounds good enough to me. This was my first tab, so I hope it is satisfactory. Sorry if the lyrics don’t line up perfectly.

Last Few Days At Turnberry; The School Of Opportunities!


The Last Week

 

Well, a whole year has past, and now I must go off to high school. I’m incredibly saddened about this, as my last two years at Turnberry have just been amazing. I will deeply miss the little school. Here I will post my final post as a student from Turnberry (I’ll still post, but I’ll be in high school).

Monday, June 27, 2011:

Today Is the day that I graduate. It is my last official day of grade eight. I went to school for most of the day, but had to leave to get ready for grad night. First there were pictures, then supper (good thing supper was after because I stained my tuxedo). After dinner, I was time for the graduation, followed by the awards ceremony. At grad, I was Valedictorian, which I was very honored about. Everyone said that I did a great speech. After the ceremony drew to a close, the graduates went to an after party, where I showed off my mad guitar skills ; ) It was the most amazing day of my life. You’ll never forget the tremendous amount of pride, and happiness that fills you during this time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011:

Although few of the new miner-niners came to school today, It was still very entertaining. There was an orienteering course that the new 8/9 class gave to the grade 7s. Using a compass, they had to find specific checkpoints, and then answer a trivia question at that station (the questions were designed to help ready them for Mrs. Durnin‘s class the next year. One question asked for the name of the book that the class had published) . If the team got it wrong, the the people running the station had to make the team doing anything they wanted (school appropriate of course; no licking the dirt, or eating worms). My station made a group do a dance off contest with another station leader. Nothing topped that.

I also brought in my guitar and played some songs, including two originals. The class really enjoyed it.

Taken by my teacher, hdurnin

Wednesday, June 29, 2011:

The last day at school. I was a very sad day for me. I had to say goodbye to my favorite school. We (the class) watched to movie “Dear John”, and brought in pop and other snacks to eat. I played a game of volleyball, and my friend and I would do little dance moves like “the geek/charlie brown”, “the sprinkler”, and “crazy legs” whenever someone would serve the ball. Then came the hardest part of the school year; saying goodbye to all the teachers, and students. After everyone said their farewells, we got onto the buses, and watched to teachers do cartwheels.

And that pretty much sums up the last week of school at Turnberry. I really hope that the IdeaHive (currently undergoing a remake at the time of this post) keeps up all the great work.

Nature: Tree Huggers Are Good


On The Pond
By Trevor

A tractor,
trailing behind it a human transporter,
tossing gravel and rocks,
at the lively living luggage,
taking them past a sawdust toilet.

An ecosystem full of life,
full of frothy waters and frogs,
that glide directly towards you.

Several dozen un-planted pines,
elderberries and dog-tails.
Phoebes following, flycatchers flapping,
and woodpeckers flying.

Chris, Murray, Erin,
and Jimmy and Bob the frogs,
enjoying the abundance of biodiversity,
in this climax community.

The freshly dug dirt,
moist and fragile,
encasing the trees and shrubs,
as a mother would smother her child.

Algae and water-striders,
file into buckets used,
to water the trees,
just like the Haitians,
lining up to survive.

The water gently weeping,
the grass rustling restlessly,
a forest madly moaning,
for the return of the Turnberry grade 7/8 class.

A tractor,
trailing behind it a human transporter,
tossing gravel and rocks,
at the weary human luggage,
away from the sawdust toilet,
waiting for them to return.

Back In Time, To World War One


Back In Time, To World War One

 

On June 16, 1915 (2011), the grade 7/8 class from Turnberry Central went off to fight in the war. Mr. Robin Barker-James led the class through the life of a soldier fighting in the trenches of World War One. Mr. Barker-James is a history teacher who lives in Tillsonburg, and, with the help of his grade ten students, has dug trenches on his farm, so that students can come and have this experience. Over 71, 000 students have come to his trenches. He also had a display of artifacts, such as knives, guns, grenades, bombs, and helmets (which never seemed to stay on my head nicely). Mr. Barker-James showed us how to fight with grenades, and how to survive a bayonet fight.

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After the basic training, he showed us his artifacts, we ate, and then prepared ourselves for the war. Mr. Barker gave each German soldier (the boys) 3-4 lives and positions, and gave the Canadians (the girls) around 8 lives.

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The trenches were brutal.

Well, it probably can’t get much hotter out, and the bugs probably shouldn’t eat me, yet. I guess that the only two things to worry about are the Canadians, and dying of boredom. Nothing is more boring than lying down in a muddy trench, waiting for the enemy. Might as well check my equipment while I wait. 2 stick grenades left, 1 Mauser rifle, with a bayonet attached, and 30 more rounds. I sure hope that I can get some more grenades soon. Those beauties have saved my life so many times. Oh, it’s soo hot out. I wish the Canadians would come already. Oh no! I think I heard the enemy. Better get ready. Here they are. Wait, they can’t see me. Should I stay? Of course. I’ll just toss in my last to grenades and shoot the rest out. There goes half their men, and now I just gotta line up the Lewis gunner, and……Wait……No!!!!! A grenade!!!! Good luck my comrades.

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Thanks to Robin, I now have a first hand look at what the trench warfare was like. I think that the big thing that I got out of this trip is that war is pointless, and many men (and women) die needlessly. Battle is brutal, as the use of mustard gas has many terrible effects. It practically eats you alive. I also saw that battle is full of confusion, noise, and boredom. As the great Robin Barker-James would say, “If I’m told that I have to go to war, or that my kids have to go to war, then there had better be a darn good reason!”

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Poetry


Where I’m From

By Trevor

Tony Duckles

I am from Baby-Bottle-Pops, and Fun-Dips.
I am from Tonka Trucks, Hotwheels,
and mini sticks in the living room,
with the scratches and dents,
that remind me of my dad’s old guitar.

I am from Lego, K’nex, and my parents’ instruments.
I am from hockey greats,
like Crosby and Kessel.

I am from Mighty Machines and Mythbusters.
I am from The Fire Within,
and from phrases like
“Right On! (with a big thumbs up)”,
and  “The goings are good!”

I am from the days of rock-stars and astronauts.
Of Hedly and Hilary Duff.

I am from the foundations of Guns’N’Roses and Black Sabbath.
And AC/DC and The Who.
I am from the skills of heroes like Slash and Tony Iommi.
And from Angus Young and Pete Townshend.

I am of the books that my grandmother has kept for me,
generation after generation of my family tree,
have all been saved,
with each page waiting for me.

The last paragraph explanation:
My grandmother has been keeping a big book of the family tree, on both sides of my dad’s family, for maybe the last 50 or more years (with people well before that time in the book). It has pictures, and “stats” (ie:age, birth, gender, kids, siblings.etc.). She keeps the books so everyone in our family can see who everyone is, and she has kept the books in mint condition, so I can see them when I please (ie: they were waiting for me).

OOHHH!! OOUUCCHH!! I JUST GOT BITTEN BY A SHARK!!


How To Create Trevor’s “Shark Eat Shark World” Tessellation Art

 

 

Ever thought of the expression “it’s a dog-eat-dog world”? Well, by creating this masterpiece, you’ll be able to see what this means from a sharks perspective.

Materials:

-Card stock paper shaped as a parallelogram
-Pencil
-Scissors
-Clear scotch tape
-Paper
-Pencil crayons: gray, yellow, red, violet, magenta, orange, and sky blue
-Black felt tip pen

Steps For Success
Part One (Creating The Piece):

  1. First, gather up the first four materials, and place them on a clear workspace.
  1. Using a pencil, draw a line from the top left corner (out in the shape of a shark tail), towards the right side and back to the left, coming out about two centimetres from the bottom left corner.
  1. Take the scissors and cut out the nibble along the line.
  1. Then, slide the nibble to the right side, lining the top left piece of the nibble up with the top right of the piece, and tape it down.
  1. Draw another line from the bottom left corner (in the shape of a menacing dorsal fin), towards the bottom right corner.
  1. Next, cut out the nibble along the line.
  1. Slide the nibble to the top, lining up the corners perfectly, and tape it down.
  1. Lastly, label the top as “dorsal fin”, the bottom as “fin”, the left as “mouth”, and the right as “tail”.

WARNING: Be extra careful when handling the mouth of this now completed piece, as it is very fragile.

Part Two (Making The Tessellation):

  1. First, gather up the necessary materials (the paper, pencil, and your newly acquired shark template piece).
  1. Place the shark template in the center of the sheet, and trace it carefully while holding it still.
  1. Now, slide the piece to the left, aligning it so that the tail of the tracing fits into the mouth of the piece, and trace the piece again.
  1. Go back to the center tracing and slide the piece to the right, aligning it so that the tail of the piece fits into the mouth of the tracing, and retrace the piece.
  1. At the center, slide the piece to the top, aligning it so that the dorsal fin area of the tracing fits into the bottom fin area of the piece, and trace it.
  1. At the center again, slide the piece to the bottom, aligning it so that the bottom fin area of the tracing fits into the dorsal fin area of the piece.
  1. Finally, repeat steps three to six for each tracing until the paper is full.

WARNING: When tracing the piece, make sure that the mouth doesn’t move at all, otherwise, the piece won’t fit properly when you try to put the tail in the tracing’s mouth again.

Part Three (Breathing Life Into The Tessellation; Colouring The Artwork):

  1. First, gather up the last two items on the list.
  1. Draw the gills on the shark in red, just behind the mouth of each shark.
  1. Next, draw an eye with the pen between the dorsal fin and the mouth, shading a circle of the shark’s eye the color corresponding to the shark’s colour (gray body=yellow eyes, violet body=magenta eyes, and magenta body=orange eyes).
  1. Then, draw on the outline of the teeth with the pen, making sure that the inside of the teeth stay white.
  1. Extend the line on the upper tooth of each shark so the tail looks curved.
  1. On the bottom fin, draw a line on the back side of the fin from the bottom, curving up and out.
  1. Now, on the top of the dorsal fin, draw a line with the pen towards the bottom of the fin above it.

The finished shark should look like this, with the body colour and the eye colour being the only variables.

  1. Colour the to middle rows of sharks gray.
  1. Colour the two rows of sharks on either side of the gray sharks violet.
  1. Colour the two rows of sharks on the side of the violet, opposite to that of the gray sharks, magenta.

Next Steps: Try using different colours or different sizes (within different sections of the art, separated by a line). This will create an added effect by having contrast in the art, and help make it look like it was made by an Escher artist.

Follow this step-by-step how to guide to really learn what this expression means. Hey, maybe the expression should be changed into “It’s a shark-eat-shark world”.

Eating Disorders In Teens; What Do You Know About Them?


PSA For Eating Disorders

In class, for a health assignment, I had to do a project on eating disorders in teenagers. I wanted to cover this issue because I knew that they were a big problem, however, I didn’t know that they could lead to death, or cause serious health problems, such as heart diseases. I hope that this PSA can help to bring this issue to your attention.

Here is the link to view my Glogster on the project.

Transcript For The Glogster Video:

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Since Eating Disorders are classified as mental illnesses, it is important to teach people how to spot the symptoms, learn how to treat them, and how to distinguish the disorders from each other. This PSA is to help persuade you of the advantages of knowing about eating disorders.

The first thing you should learn is the symptoms of the disorders. This PSA will focus on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating. It is important to know the symptoms of these disorders, as all three can lead to death. The risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases are increased, and organs might start to suffer damage.

The symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa include: counting or carefully portioning their food intake; avoiding foods such as dairy, grain, and meat (only applicable if they’re not allergic, or if they’re not someone who avoids certain types of food); being very frail or thin; becoming obsessed with what food they eat, their weight, being depressed, energy lacking, or feel cold often; over exercise, but still feel fat; and avoiding going to social outings, such as meals.

Did you also know that Anorexia and Bulimia usually starts out with a person just trying to get in shape, or lose weight, but it gets addictive to eat less and over-exercise, so the disorder develops. It is important to watch out for people who start to show this, and warn them about the dangers of having an eating disorder. Other dangers of eating disorders include: a drop in blood pressure, breathing rate, or pulse.

A person suffering from Bulimia will; have an intense fear of gaining weight; try to get away to go to the bathroom directly after meals; spend the majority of their time trying to work off their calories; eat only low fat or diet foods; purchase laxatives quite often; or dislike their body.

A person who has a Binge eating disorder will suffer from drastic weight gain; they will eat far past the point of feeling full; or they don’t try to purge after they eat.

After you know that someone has an eating disorder, it is useful to know how to distinguish the disorder from other disorders. In short, Anorexics are usually thin and underweight. Those with Bulimia are normal weight or overweight. Bingers are normally overweight.

The treatment of an eating disorder will require therapy, but a better family based method, called the ‘Maudsley Approach’ was developed to treat teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The Maudsley Approach involves getting the whole family to help as participants to help in restoring the teens weight and physical health back to normal. A hands on approach in removing the disorder works best.

I hope that this PSA has helped to enlighten your understanding of Eating Disorders.

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The Word Shaker: The Last Book In The Max Series


My Idea Hive classmates and I have recently finished our ‘Word Shaker’ project, a mini story from ‘The Book Thief’, and I thought that I’d post all my group’s hard work on my blog. My group, by the way, consists of Kade and Cole from Snowlake, and me from Wingham. This part of the book, ‘The Word Shaker’ was meant to sound like it was made for a ten year old, so please forgive me if it sounds a little childish.

 

Once upon a time, many people were going to Frau Diller’s and buying more and more Nazi thoughts; getting brainwashed. They always remembered to say Heil Hitler. However, these poor unfortunate souls were being sucked into Hitler’s dark realm of hatred. They didn’t know what they could do to stand up, so they just became assimilated into his world. Everyone else’s nightmare. Hitler’s started brainwashing his own army, telling them that it was all the Jews fault to try to make his country into his own personal force of destruction. The many who had been convinced of these thoughts had no choice but to believe in them, to be able to continue their lives in Nazi Germany.   Hitler has began his rain of terror by planting his country with seeds of destruction; the world will soon be in Hitler’s hands.  Now that Hitler has control over his people, he has instructed them to carry on his evil ways against all of the Jewish souls being haunted by Hitler’s image at night.   Liesel has decided to not believe Hitler’s lies, and has begun planting some truth and peace amongst Hitlers lies and deceit.  The truth that Liesel had planted started to grow amongst the people, yet it was still unable to stand unable against the rest of the Germans.   Hitler is angry with the people who start to rebel against him, and make his soldiers destroy his enemies hopes by chopping down all of their peace. The peace has been destroyed like trees in a wildfire for the Jews, but Hitler would soon change this small fire and make it grow big enough to take out the world. All that will be left is some ashes of sanity to be swept up by his soldiers.   Liesel is now trying to save what’s left of her peace in Germany, by protesting against the Nazis like her papa Hans Huberman.  Liesel did not give up; she wouldn’t. She would stay with the truth and peace that the Fuhuer easily destroyed. Until there is no more.   Max is trying to help Liesel rebuild her peace. Max gathers up his tools, and sheds the odd feather, as he packs his bag. He’ll have to leave this world soon, but not before he tries to help Liesel understand what’s going on with the Nazis.   Max climbs the tree of peace to stand up with Liesel and help her keep it standing.  Max keeps climbing until he finds Liesel at the top of the tree, he’s determined to make it as he is trying to hold it all together; to help her stand up against the lies and hatred that the Fuhrer so graciously gives out.   Liesel and Max now have to shelter from the Nazis; who will come after them for not becoming assimilated to them, while still trying to hold onto their tree. They hold on with all their might, but the tree is becoming heavier by the second. Like another two lead weights are falling on their shoulders every second. They won‘t be able to hold on for much longer.   Now Max and Liesel are staring at the mess of Germany, wondering why everything has changed so much. As they stare down from the tree of peace, they are shocked at how the lies and hatred that have escaped from the lips of the devil’s associate could have wrecked the country that they once were proud of, in such a swift and efficient manner.

They’ve had enough anguish and now have to walk away from the world to save themselves. They thought intensely as they we angered at the country for what had happened; they were sure it would take more then what just a girl and a Jewish man could contribute to heal the scares that Hitler has so graciously left for the rest of the world. All they could do was walk away.

Conflict Within The Book Thief: What Makes This A Good Book


The Book Thief is set in WW2 and involves a girl named Liesel who was a communist, and is Hans’ foster daughter. Hans (the one that I’m focusing on) was a soldier in both WWs. Max is a Jew living in Hans’ basement, Rosa is Hans’ wife, and Hans Junior is Hans’ son.

There is a type of conflict in the story, ‘The Book Thief’. One type of conflict would be Hans feeling that he shouldn’t join the Nazi party, but knowing that he’ll have to soon. Hans, the protagonist and theoretically, the antagonist, in this internal self conflict, had his life saved by Erik Vandenburg, a Jewish soldier,  in WW1. He feels that he must honour his friend by not joining up with the party, but knows that he’ll have to eventually if he wants to him and his family to survive. For the character vs. society type of conflict within this, Hans is still the protagonist, but the antagonist is the Nazi beliefs. The Nazi party ends up forcing Hans to join them as a result of helping out a starving Jew on the road. Hans is sent to serve in the military. This is a loss for Hans, but a definite win for the antagonists. I think that Hans will survive this war because in the story, it said that Hans’ seat would end up killing one of his team members. Based of of my knowledge from earlier on in the book, I think that Hans would be back at base dong some ridiculous job for his superior, just like in WW1, and another soldier would be killed while sitting in Hans’ seat.

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There is a second type of conflict in the book. This type of conflict is an external conflict, with a character versus character, involving Hans and his son Hans Junior. I would classify Hans as the protagonist with Hans Junior being the antagonist. In this ongoing conflict Hans Junior despises his father for not volunteering to join the party as soon as it came into power. Hans still loves his son, but is angered at him for thinking that a party that hates a whole ethnic group of people, is is a good to support. Hans does however still think that there is hope for them to reunite even though Hans Junior is now fighting in Russia. I think that Hans might see Hans Junior again, as they are now both in the military. For now, Hans is only in Germany, but as the need for fighting soldiers increases, I think that Hans will get pulled into Russia. If Hans does go to Russia, I think that he’ll meet Hans Junior there. If he doesn’t see him alive, I think that Death will reunite them. I think this because Hans and Hans Junior have an unresolved conflict and a good book resolves its conflicts. Also, after the war has taken its toll on Hans Junior, he’ll realize it’s better to keep people you care about close and try to reunite with Hans.

Janne M

There is one more type of conflict in ‘The Book Thief’ that I’ll talk about. This type of conflict involves Hans thinking that the Nazi beliefs are wrong; Jews should be treated equally with everyone else. Hans is the protagonist and the Nazis are the antagonists in this external conflict involving a character vs. society conflict. Hans knows that the Jews are not to blame when it comes to the economy’s downfall of Germany, along with the blame for the rest of the Nazis’ lies. The Nazis laws end up causing many people to join them, but Hans rebels against them until he is forced to obey them and join up with the party. He is later sent to the army since ‘any party member would be more than willing to help out on the front lines’. This is a win for the antagonist, but a loss for Hans. I predict that Hans will stay alive in the army, but get either an arm or a leg blown off. I think this because Hans has left his accordion back at home, and during the bombings he did that to say that he will come back to his house alive. Hans did the same when he was summoned to fight in the war, but since he is older than most of the rest of the soldiers, I think that he’ll be injured. However, since he has experience from WW1, he should come back with minor injuries, or at the most, one limb short.

Krystal T

The Best Maitland Valley Watershed Project Ever


How much do you actually know about your drinking water? And where does it come from?

The MVW stands for Maitland Valley Watershed, and covers land from Godrich, Ontario all the way to North Wellington, and has the bigger rivers (the Maitlands) meeting in Wingham. It includes minor watersheds like; Eighteen Mile Watershed; Nile Mile Watershed; South Maitland; Little Maitland; Middle Maitland; and the big watershed, the Maitland river.

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A watershed, by the way, is an area where any form of precipitation soaks into and drains that back into rivers. This watershed is the drainage area of the rivers listed above. It collects this water and stores it some of it underground, where we get it for our well water, and sends some of it back to the rivers. It is protected and taken care of by the MVCA, or the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority. The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority started to help take care of this water supply in 1951 because they want to protect and enhance the local supply of water, and the quality of forests and soil.

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For this project, there was three big questions that I needed to answer. Question 1: What do I think civilians can do to help the MVW? Question 2: Are there other organization like this (MVCA), and do these organizations work together? Question 3: Why does the MVW need to be kept clean?

What do I think civilians can do to help the MVW?;

Civilians can help the MVW by getting involved with water conservation organizations like the MVCA or the Maitland Conservation Foundation (below is a map of where the MVCA protects).


MVCA

Helping to fundraise for projects, and volunteering at nature centres can also help keep the MVW clean. I also think that people can go to rivers and pick up garbage that is left lying around so the watershed doesn’t get polluted with old candy wrappers and water bottles. Doing this will help keep our drinking waters clean, and help wildlife live easier. Lastly, civilians can try to set up flood blockers in front of the rivers and plant buffer strips to help minimize the amount of runoff (street, filed, or just litter) that gets into the watershed.

Are there other organization like this (MVCA), and do these organizations work together?

Yes there are other organizations like the MVCA that work together. One organization that works with the MVCA is the Maitland Conservation Foundation, or MCF for short. These two organizations have been working together since 1975, raising funds for local projects. The MVCA also volunteers to help out at other organizations such as the Wawanosh Nature Centre, and  the Shoreline Working Group. Lastly, the MVCA has sent out workers to my school, and other areas for help on explaining things about the MVW (like the employee who came to my school), and for help when a water issue arises.

Why does the MVW need to be kept clean?

The MVW absolutely has to be kept clean, so the people who use wells in the MVW will not get sick from all the bacteria that gets into our watershed. It is also important to keep this water clean for the fish and other animals that live in the watershed. When the water is polluted, animals that live in the water can get sick and die from bacteria like nitrates and phosphorous, which in turn can get the water even more polluted for the humans drinking this water. Lastly, the MVW supplies all of the settlements between Goderich to North Wellington with water for their rivers and wells. If all of this water is polluted, thousands of humans can get sick and die from it.

Since all of the people living in this watershed drink this water, either from their own private wells or from a municipal water storage, I think that it is important to turn your attention to our well water quality.

Here is a brief description of this issue;

When a well is too shallow, it gets lots of chemicals and bacteria in it, such as e-coli and nitrates. These can cause serious illnesses to occur, or just make you feel sick. Bad well water can also be bad for your pets, if they drink that water too.

But how is this getting issue being addressed?

The MVCA has been working on this issue by having employees spread news to other organizations, and having them teach people about water quality. An example of this would be when classes go to the Wawanosh Nature Centre and get to go in to the creek and learn about the importance of water quality to living creatures. Normal people are also starting to realize the importance of this issue, and are taking action on their own. They might fundraise for organizations, or maybe just try to fix their own wells.

In my opinion, we can fix this issue by drilling deeper wells to reduce the risk of pollutants that seep into those shallow wells (0-100 feet). We can also put up buffer strips around the wells, or other water sources, (with a radius of about 3 metres or more) to help keep field runoff from getting into our wells, or street, sewage, and factory runoff if you live in a city or town (which will likely get their water from a lake, river, or several large ground water sources).

What do you think you can do to help keep your watershed clean?

Bibliography;
Sites

http://www.mvca.on.ca/

http://www.mvca.on.ca/mvca.php

http://www.mvca.on.ca/community.php

http://www.sourcewaterinfo.on.ca/content/spProject/watershedDescrip.php

Definition

http://www.watershedatlas.org/fs_indexwater.html

Maps/Pictures
http://www.mvca.on.ca/map_mvca_location_ontario.pdf

http://www.mvca.on.ca/map_mvca_watersheds.pdf

http://www.mvca.on.ca/map_conservation_areas.pdf

Other research sources

My science notes

My own ideas

My own knowledge