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A letter to elise   Cure











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	In response to a request a few weeks ago, I have sat down and typed in
the tab for this more intricate than it looks song from the book. The bass and
xylophone sound parts are also from the book. I will also be sending this to 
Nevada for archiving.

	(A refresher on symbols used in case anybody's perplexed)
			
			/=slide
			h=hammeron
			b(x)r=bend till it sounds like fret x and then release

                                A Letter To Elise
                                    by The Cure
Intro

Bass
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
---------------------------4-4-4-|--2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-2/7-7-7--------|
---0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--------|---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
--4---4-4-4---4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7-7-|--0--0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0--4-4------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Acoustic twelve-string guitar
(since this is all on the A string, I will save space by not typing out a
full tab)

A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---------|-------------%-------------|

A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---2-4-4-|-5--5-5-5--5-5--4--2--0--2-|

Play these two parts once, then repeat and add these next two parts on top

Guitar
E--5------------------5--|--------------------------|
B-----------5------5-----|-5------------5--------5--|
G--------4------4--------|---------4--4-----4--4----|

E-2------------------2---|-----------------------------|
B----5-------5-----5-----|--5--5-------5-------5-----3-|
G-------4--4-----4-------|--------4--4----4--4----4----|

Xylophone sound (for guitar)
E--0-0-0-0-----------------|---------------------------|
B----------2--2-2--0-2--2--|-------------%-------------|
G--------------------------|---------------------------|

E--0-0-0-0---------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------2--2-2--0-2--2--0-2-|---3---3-3-3--3-3-3-2-----------0-|
G------------------------------|-------------------------2---2----|

Play all four patterns twice through; on the end of the second begin the
vocals ("Oh Elise it doesn't matter...")

Under the vocals, play the intro twelve-string pattern and this bass part:

---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------4-4-|-6--6-6-6----6-6---6-6-6-6-6-7-|
--0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0------|-------------------------------|
---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
--4--4-4-4---4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7---|---0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0-4-4--|
--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

Repeat these, then do the four intro patterns again twice through; then do
the second verse with only the second bass part. Go straight into the third


Bridge

At "Yesterday I stood and stared...", begin these two patterns:

Bass
(one string only)

D--2--2-2-2--2-2---2-2-2-2/7-7-7---|--4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7-7--|

Guitar (with echo)
(two strings only)

G--4----------4-4----4----4----|---4/6------2-2----------------------|
D------------------------------|------------------4---4---4-4--------|

Repeat these two patterns three times, then go to these patterns
at "Elise, believe I never wanted this..."

Bass

D--5--5-5-5---5--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|--4--4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4-4-4-7-7--|

Guitar

G--------2----2---2-----2-|--------2---------2-----2-|
D--5--5-----5--------5----|--4--4------4--4------4---|

Repeat these four times; then begin the guitar solo
Solo

(continue playing the bridge bass line underneath 2 1/2 times through, then
last measure of intro bass pattern, followed by three times through intro
bass pattern, then 1 1/2 times through first verse bass pattern)
(add xylophone sound aprt over last four measures)

(tabbed using only the necessary strings)

G----6/7--7--6-7--9-----9-----7-6--|--6/7--7--6-7--7------9--9---|
D------9--9-------9-----9----------|----------------------9--9---|

G----6/7--7/9--9-9--9/11--11-11--11/13--13-13---|
D--------------9-9--------12-12---------14-14---|

G----13/14-14--14--14-14/11--11--11/6--6-6-----|
D----------16--16--16-16-----------------------|

G---6/7-7--7/9---9-----9-9-9/11--11-11-11----|

G--13/14-14--14---14--14/11---11-11-11-11-11-|

G---11/13--13-13-13/14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16/14-14-|

B---------------12/14-14-14-14/15----14-14--|
G---14/16-16-16-----------------------------|

B---12/14-14-14-14--12-14-(12)-14-14------14-14-|

B---14/15-15-15-15--15-15-15-14-----14-----12-12-12-|

B---12/14-14---14---14-14---14--14/12/10--10-10-|

B---10/9-9--9/7-7-7-----7--7--5--|--5/7-7-7-7/5-5-5/3--3/2-2-2-|

B---0h2-3---3--3-3---2--0------0---|------------------------------|
G---------------------------2------|---4-4-6---6---4-6-------4-4--|

G----4-4-6----6---4--6-------6--|--4--6--6b(7)r--6---6--|

G----6/7-7-7-7/9-9-9-9/11-11-11---11-11-|

Coda

Go into the fourth verse right at the end of the solo. Play all four intro
patterns underneath. After the verse is over continue with them twice more,
and end like this:

Acoustic twelve-string                  (hold for whole measure)
------------------------------------|--0--------------------------|
------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
--------------------------2---------|-----------------------------|
-----------4------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----5------------------------------|-----------------------------|
------------------------------------|-----------------------------|




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