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Bittersweetheart  Soul Asylum

Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 16:34:22 0500
From: Bryan Pero
Soul Asylum
"Bittersweetheart"
>From "Let Your Dim Light Shine"
Transcribed by Bryan Pero (perob@willow.uml.edu)
Intro:
For the intro Dave Pirner pounds out an A chord. Then Dave
repeats the intro riff while Dan Murphy (Gtr.2) strums the A
chord once and lets it sustain through Dave's little stop-time
riff. It looks like this:
Gtr.1 (Intro Riff)
 
 E--------------------------
 B--x--2---2-2---2--2--2-2--
 G--x--2---2-2---2--2--2-2-- repeat
 D--x--2---2-2---2--2--2-2--
 A--------------------------
 E--------------------------

Gtr. 2(played right before Dave repeats intro riff)
 
 E-------------
 B-------------
 G--2-2--2-----
 D--2-2--2-----
 A-------------
 E-------------

Okay, for the verses, just strum the chord once, then pick it
out going from the high E string up, like an upstroke, only
pick out the notes. And just listen to the album for the
rythym of the electric distorted parts and anything else
that�s hard to understand here.
Verse I
A(clean electric) D
Why you always wanna get the best of me, I'm like a seeing eye
dog and I
Can't even see, [E]They're naked and they're followin' my master
who's
A (distortion on)
blind and my mind's gone to pieces I could use some peace of
[mind]  
So I [A]picked up the pieces and I made a new start [D]stole an old
stiletto
started stabbin' in the dark and I can't live[E] without it I
would
surely fall apart, but it's [A]hard to make arrangements round a
bittersweetheart
Chorus:
[D]Bittersweetheart, [E]Bittersweetheart
[A]Better get yourself a [D]little street smart [D]bittersweetheart [E]sad
but true
A D E(palm mute)
It's a bittersweetheart that's a hard heart to cure
(with chorus riff) A D E
[A]It'[D]s j[E]ust my bittersweetheart, bittersweetheaaaaart,
bittersweetheart
Verse II:
It's like a [A]suicide mission when you can't see no end
tired of [D]compliment fishin' and impressin' your friends
I [E]never kissed no one just to kiss and tell
It's a [A]little bit of heaven and a whole lotta hell
In the [A]eye of the beholder is a beautiful start
but you [D]always seem to end up with a bittersweetheart
there's a [E]darkness loomin' but the sun is shining bright
I can [A]live to see the morning if I stay up all night
Chorus:
[D]Bittersweetheart, [E]bittersweetheart
[A]without a shortcut[D] without a headstart
[D]Bittersweetheart [E]sad but true it's a [A]bittersweetheart
D E(p.m.) A
that's a hard heart to cure, my bittersweetheart
(w/chourus riff)
It's the [D]hardest [E]part, bittersweethear[A]t[D] [E]
Bridge:
[D]Are you in there [E]are you beating
[A]Beating me up unt[D]il I'm bleeding
[D]How much [E]blood can you s[D]par[E]e?
Chorus:
[D]Bittersweetheart, [E]bittersweetheart
[A]Think just a drink might [D]get you to the good part
[D]lyin'in bed just [E]wonderin' what to do
A D E(p.m.)
It's a bittersweetheart that's a hard heart to cure
Play Intro riff, then:
With Intro riff:
In time inside you find you always wind up with a
bitterweetheart
Then play Chorus riffs and Outro riff. Repeat and Fade.
Chorus riffs: (Gtr.1 strum chords above tab)
[A] [D] [E]  
 
 E----------------------------------------
 B----------------------------------------
 G-----------------------------------1-1--
 D----------------------------4~-2~--2-2--
 A--0--2--2-2--2--4~-0---0--0--------2-2--
 E----------------------------------------

[A] [D] [E] 
 
 E----------------------------------------------------
 B----------------------------------------------------
 G----------------------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------------
 A--0--2--2-2--2--2-2--2--4---4br-4-2-0-2--2~-0-2~-4--
 E----------------------------------------------------

Outro Riff: (I�ve include the time on the CD to help you
follow the tab)
2:58 3:05
[A] [D] [E] [A]  
 
 E---V------------------------------------------V-------------
 B--------------------------7-7-------------------------------
 G--------------------------7-7-------------------------------
 D--------------------------5-5----------------------------7--
 A--0--2--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-4--------------------5--7-7--7-9----
 E------------------------------0--5--5-5--7-5----------------

3:10
 
 E----------V---------------------------------------------
 B-----------------------14-------------------------------
 G--7-------/14-14-14----14----7--------7-------7-7-------Repea

t and Fade
 
 D----9--7--/14-14-14----14----7----7---7---7---7-7----7--
 A-------------------------------9--------9---------9-----
 E--------------------14----------------------------------

Also during the Outro, while Dan Murphy is playing the solo
stuff,
Dave Pirner, while playing his A and D chords, plays a D like
this:
D-007777-
The rest of the chord forms are first position for Dave
Pirner(Gtr.1)
and power chords for Dan Murphy.
Well, that�s it!! Send me any comments!!

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