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A Letter To Elise  Cure

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E--0-0-0-0-------------------


B----------2-2-2-0h2-2-------


G----------------------------     (Do this three times)


D----------------------------   (then play the next line)


A----------------------------


E----------------------------


E----------------------------


B-0h2-3-3--3-3-3-3s2-----0---


G--------------------2-2-----


D----------------------------


A----------------------------


E----------------------------

[A]Oh Elise it doesn't matter what you s[E]ay
I just can't stay here every yes[F#m]terday
Like keep on acting o[D]ut the same the way we act out
[A]Every way to smile, forget, and [E]make-believe we never needed
[F#m]Any more than this, a[D]ny more than this
[A]Oh Elise it doesn't matter what you [E]do
I know I'll never really [F#m]get inside of you
To make your [D]eyes catch fire the way they should
[A]The way the blue could pull me in
If they [E]only would, if they only would
[F#m]At least I'd lose this sense of sensing [D]something else
That hides away

[A]From me and you there're worlds to part
With a[E]ching looks and breaking hearts
And [F#m]all the prayers your hands can make
Oh [D]I just take as much as you can throw
[A]And then throw it all away
[E]Oh I throw it all away
Like [F#m]throwing faces at the sky
Like [D]throwing arms round yes[E]terday I stood and stared
Wid[F#m]e-eyed in front of you
And the [E]face I saw looked back
The way I [F#m]wanted to
But I j[E]ust can't hold my tears away t[F#m]he way you do

El[G]ise believe I never wa[F#m]nted this
I [G]thought this time I'd keep all of my pro[F#m]mises
I [G]thought you were the girl always [F#m]dreamed about
But I [F#m]let the dream go, and the [D]promises broke
And the make-believe ran [A]out...
Oh [A]elise it doesn't matter what you [E]say
I just can't stay here every [F#m]yesterday
Like keep on acting [D]out the same
The way we act out
[A]Every way to smile, forget,
And [E]make-believe we never needed
[F#m]Any more than this
[D]Any more than this

[A]And every time I try to pick it [E]up
Like falling sand
[F#m]As fast as I pick it up
It runs [D]away through my clutching hands
But there's [A]nothing else I can really do
[E]There's nothing else
I can really do at [D]all...
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A Letter To Elise (tab)
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/=slide h=hammeron
b(x)r=bend till it sounds like fret x and then release
Intro
[Bass]                                                                          
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---------------------------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:
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-----------------------------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
verse ("From me and you..."), adding the intro electric pattern on top.
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)
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