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Speed Trials  Elliott Smith

Standard tuning (for once!)
Play two times

Verse 1
He's pleased to [C]meet you under[Am]neath the horse
In the cat[C]hedral with the gl[Am]ass stained black
Singing sw[C]eet high notes that [Am]echo back
[Ab]To destroy their maste[G7]r
May be a l[C]ong time till you [Am]get the call-up
But it's s[C]ure as fate and h[Am]ard as your luck
[C]No-one'll k[Ab]now where you a[G]re[D]
It's just a b[C]rief s[Am]mile [Fmaj7]crossing your f[G]ace
Running s[C]peed t[Am]rials [Fmaj7]standing in p[G]lace
Verse 2
When the s[C]ocket's not a s[Am]hock enough
You little c[C]hild what makes you t[Am]hink you're tough?
When all the p[C]eople you think y[Am]ou're above
[Ab]They all know what's the matt[G7]er
You're such a p[C]inball yeah you k[Am]now it's true
There's always s[C]omething you go back r[Am]unning to
[C]To follow the p[Ab]ath of [G]no resistanc[D]e
It's just a b[C]rief s[Am]mile [Fmaj7]crossing your f[G]ace
Running s[C]peed tr[Am]ials [Fmaj7]standing in p[G]lace
It's just a b[Am]rief s[F]mile c[C]rossing your [G]face
Running s[Am]peed tr[F]ials[C] all over the p[G]lace
Play these chords to fade-out while Elliott sings "Oooh-ooh-ohh", etc.:
[Am] [F] [C] [G]  
During the part where the words are "No one'll know where you are", you might try:
[Ab]No one'll k[Eb]now where you[F] are[G]
Same for "To follow the path of no resistance"
Neither one is completely right, I don't think, but maybe each is part right.
Elliott Smith
Standard tuning (for once!)
Standard open chords except:
Am (1) x02210 Am (2) 577555
Dadd9 xx0230
Intro (played twice) (this is also played as the bassline under the C
and Am chords in the verse)
 ------------------ ---------------------|
 ------------------ ---------------------|
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 2-2-2-2-------- ------------------------|
 ------------------ 0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2------|
 ---------3-3-3-3 ------------------------|

* Lick in verse (bass plays a G but it don't add it to the guitar
line, it sounds cluttered)

|| C | Am (1) | C | Am | C | Am |
* |
| C | Am | C | Am | Am (2) | Ab |
* ||
Chorus 1:
||: C | Dadd9 | Fmaj7 | G :||
Chorus 2:
||: C | Dadd9 | Fmaj7 | G :||
||: A | Fmaj7 | C | G :||
||: Am | Fmaj7 | C | G :||

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Ab Am C D Eb F Fmaj7 G G7
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