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Optimistic  Radiohead

/=slide
h=hammer on
p=pull off
*=let ring
during the intro this fits in pretty good
e -5/-7/--2*-1/-3-2---                                                

chords: F G D C#(or maybe F instead) D# D
this is kinda of what i mean
                                                 [F]     [G]      [D]      [F]     [D#] [D]                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 -----5----7-----2-----1-----3-----2-----
 -----6----8-----3-----1-----4-----3-----
 -----5----7-----2-----2-----3-----2-----
 ----------------------------1---------------
 --------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------                         

or this way
                                                                                     [F]     [G]      [D]     [F]    [D#]   [D]                                                                                                                                                                           
 ----------------------------------------------
 ----10----12----7----6----8----7--------
 ----10----12----7----5----8----7--------
 ----10----12----7----7----8----7--------
 ----(8)--(10)--(5)--(8)--(6)--(5)-------
 ---------------------------------------------                        

i think the second guitar is playing along using the G Major scale...
 ----------------------------2-3-5-
 -----------------------3-5--------
 ------------------2-4-5-----------
 ------------2-4-5-----------------
 ------2-3-5-----------------------
 -3-5------------------------------                                   

NOTE: this is not how to play it! this is just the scale.. listen to
the song and use this..
there is one chord that (jonny?) plays with just a slow upstroke im
not sure which one
but i think its some sort of F chord..
im sure i got lots of things really wrong but i hope i at least helped
you guys out..
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RADIOHEAD - Optimistic
Ezequiel Claverie
injektilo@uol.com.ar
Ok, as there isn't any good quality recording of this song so I wasn't able to tab it perfectly. Anyway, here you have some chord so you can play and sing... enjoy!!
CHORDS
NAME EADGBe
F x00565
G 320033
D xx0232
A# x13331
C x32010
Dm xx0231
Dsus2 xx0230
Dsus4 xx0233
INTRO:
 F-G-D  A#-C-D --> 2 times

   [A#-C-D]        Dm Dsus2 Dsus4 D --> 2 times
VERSE
[Dm]Flies are buzzing around [Dsus2]my head
[Dsus4]Vultures circling [D]my bed
[A#]Picking up [C]every last [D]crumb
[Dm]The big fish eat the litt[Dsus2]le ones
[Dm]The big fish eat the litt[Dsus2]le ones
[A#]Not my prob[C]lem give me[D] some
CHORUS
You can [F]try the best you can
If you [G]try the best you [G]can
The [A#]best you can is[C] good [D]enough
Then theres a little lick that goes like this...
e--------------------------------------
B--3----1------------------------------
G---------3-2----0-3-2----------------- It goes over and over during
D----------------------0--------------- the Dm Dsus2... chords on
A-------------------------------------- the verse.
E--------------------------------------

During the chorus theres some kind of scale playing that i won't bother to tab, it's fairly easy.
This was all i could do... this is just a simple version so you can play and sing with your acoustic guitar...
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RADIOHEAD
Optimistic
from "Kid A" (2000)
Tab: Bert, can_you_survive@yahoo.co.uk
tuned to drop D (DADGBE)
strum the following 2x, then the second half 1x:
---0--------0-------0-------------0--------0----0----
--10-------12-------7-------------6--------8----7----
-----------------------------------------------------
--10-------12-------7-------------8-------10----9----
---0--------0-------0-------------0--------0----0----
---0--------0-------0-------------0--------0----0----

then to:
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
------------7---7---7---5-------------9---9---9---7---
------------------------------------------------------
------------5---5---5---3-------------7---7---7---5---
--0---0-----------------------0---0-------------------

continue above riff during verse. Sounds like another
guitar enters playing this:
-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
------------7---7---7---5---------------9---9---9---7--
------------3---3---3---2---------------5---5---5---4--
-------------------------------------------------------
--0---0-------------------------0---0------------------

at "try the best you can" play:
-------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------3--5--5/7-----
-----------------------------2--3--5-------------------
-----------------2--3--5-------------------------------
--0--2--3--5-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------

(then immediately to verse riff)
Gtr 2 strums these chords for above part:
    [C]       [G/B]       [Am]        [D]                                                                                                                                                                            
-------------------------------2----
----5--------3--------3--------3----
----5--------4--------3--------2----
----5--------5--------5--------0----
----3--------2--------5--------0----
-------------------------------0----

then palm-mute and repeat the following (approximate):
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
-------------------0--------0----------
-------------------0--------0----------
---------------------------------------
---0----0----0--------0--------0----0--

enter guitar 2:
|--let ring--|                        |--let ring--|
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--3------------------------------------3----------------------------
------5p3---------------------3------------5p3-------------3--2-----
------------7-----7--7--7--5----7-----------------7----5---------0--
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

at "I'd really like to help you man" play:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----7-7-7-5-5-5------7-7-7-5-5-5------7-7-7-5-5-5------7-7-7---5-5---
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----5-5-5-3-3-3------5-5-5-3-3-3------5-5-5---3-3------5-5-5-3-3-3---
-0-0--------------0-0--------------0-0--------------0-0---------------


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