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The Biggest Lie  Elliott Smith

submitted by m. burgess
tuning is dropped a whole w/ 4th to standard d
fig.1
 
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 a--------------------------0-----------------------------------
 f-----------------------0--------------------------0---0---------
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 g-----5-----5-----5-----5--------5-----5-----5-----5-----------------
 D--3-----3-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-----3---------------------

fig.2
 
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 a--------------------------------------------0---------0--------
 f----0-----0----0-----0------1------1-1------2--------2------------
 d----0-----0----0-----0------0------0-0------2-------2-------------
 g------------------5------3------3-------------------------------
 D-0-----0-----0---------------------------2------2-----------------
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 a-----------------------------------------------0--------------
 f----------------------0--0------0------0-------0------------------
 d--------------------------------0------0----------0-------------
 g----5-----5-----5-----5------------------------------0---2---------
 D-3-----3-----3-----3---------0------0------0------------------------

fig.3
 
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 a-----1-------------3------3--------1------1-------0-------0-----
 f-----0-------------0------0--------0------0-------0-------0-----
 d--------------------------------------------------0-------0----
 g--3------3--3---5------5-------3-------3-----------------------
 D-----------------------------------------------0------0--------

fig.4
 
 d-------------------------------------------------------------
 a-------1--------1--------0------------0--------------------------
 f-------0--------0--------2----------2----------------------------
 d-------------------------2--------2----------------------------
 g---3-------3---------------------------------------------------
 D---------------------2--------2--------------------------------

Song format: figures#
1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 (solo play 1 2 3 4and last 2 bars of 4 again)
then:( second half of 1) 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 4
note: i tried to show timing but i dont think i showed it to good so
just play along with the cd..everything is fairly obvious.
The Biggest LieTune down one step
Chords
G 320003
Em 022000
C x32010
D xx0232
E 022100
Intro:
 
 |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 |--------------------0-|----------------------|--------------------0-|
 |----------------0-----|----------------0---0-|----------------0-----|
 |---0---0---0------0---|---0---0---0------0---|---0---0---0------0---|
 |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
 |-3---3---3---3--------|-3---3---3---3--------|-3---3---3---3--------|

I'm
Verse 1: /-Strum-\
[G] [Em] [C] [D]  
 
 |----------------------|-----------------|-0----|-2------------|
 |----------------------|-----------------|-1----|-3------------|
 |----------------0---0-|-----------------|-0----|-2------------|
 |---0---0---0------0---|---2---2---2-----|-2----|-0------------|
 |----------------------|-------------0-2-|-3----|--------------|
 |-3---3---3---3--------|-0---0---0-------|------|--------------|

waiting_______ for a train_____________the subway that only
goes____________ one way________________the stupid thing... etc
I'm [G]waiting for the [Em]train
[C] The sub[D]way that only
[G]Goes one w[Em]ay
[C] The stupid [D]thing that'll[C] come to pull us [E]apart
[C] And ma[D]ke everybody l[G]ate
Vs.2
You gave everything you had
Wanted everything to
Stop that bad
Br.2
And now I'm a crushed credit card registered to Smith
Not the name that you call me with
Solo
Vs.3
You turned white like a saint
I'm tired of dancing on a pot of
Gold flake paint
Br.3
[C] Oh we're [D]so very [C]precious you an[E]d I
[C] And every[D]thing that you do[C] makes me want to [E]die
[C] Oh I j[D]ust told the biggest [C]lie[D] [C] [D]
[C] I [D]just told the biggest [C]lie[E] [C] [D]
[C] [D] The biggest [C]lie[D] [C] [E]
[C] [D] [G]  
SOLO:over verse and bridge chords
Just move everything in the solo up two frets (or play it like this with
standard tuning)
[G] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-8--8---6--5------|---|-5-5-5--3--5--6--5-|----------8---|
 |-10-10--8----8--6-|---|-6-6-6--5--3-------|------6/8---8-|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|

[F] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-8--8--8---6--5------|---|-5-5-5--3--5--6--5-|------------------|
 |-10-10-10--8----8--6-|---|-6-6-6--5--3-------|------6--8--8b--6-|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|

[Bb] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-7--7--6-----11-|-7--|------------------|
 |-------------11-|----|----------8---8---|
 |----------------|----|-7----7h9---7---7-|
 |----------------|----|------------------|
 |----------------|----|------------------|
 |----------------|----|------------------|

Chords
F:133211
Dm: X00231
Bb: 113331
C: 335553
C*: 332010
Intro:
 
 |----------------------|----------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|
 |--------------------2-|----------------------|
 |----------------3-----|----------------3---3-|
 |---3---3---3------3---|---3---3---3------3---|
 |-1---1---1---1--------|-1---1---1---1--------|

This picking pattern is played throughout the whole song, so
I'll just put the chords.
Vs.1
I'm [F]waiting for the [Dm]train
[Bb] The sub[C]way that only
[F]Goes one [Dm]way
Br.1
[Bb] The stupid [C]thing that'll[Bb] come to pull us a[Dm]part
Bb C* F
And make everybody late
Vs.2
You gave everything you had
Wanted everything to
Stop that bad
Br.2
And now I'm a crushed credit card registered to Smith
Not the name that you call me with
Solo
Vs.3
You turned white like a saint
I'm tired of dancing on a pot of
Gold flake paint
Br.3
[Bb] Oh we're [C]so very [Bb]precious you and[Dm] I
[Bb] And every[C]thing that you do[Bb] makes me want to [Dm]die
[Bb] Oh I j[C]ust told the biggest [Dm]lie[F] [Bb] [Dm]
[Bb] I [C]just told the biggest [Dm]lie[F] [Bb] [Dm]
[Bb] [C] The biggest [Dm]lie[F] [Bb] [Dm]
SOLO:ov[Bb]er verse and[C] bridge cho[F]rds
[F] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-8--8---6--5------|---|-5-5-5--3--5--6--5-|----------8---|
 |-10-10--8----8--6-|---|-6-6-6--5--3-------|------6/8---8-|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|
 |------------------|---|-------------------|--------------|

[F] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-8--8--8---6--5------|---|-5-5-5--3--5--6--5-|------------------|
 |-10-10-10--8----8--6-|---|-6-6-6--5--3-------|------6--8--8b--6-|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|
 |---------------------|---|-------------------|------------------|

[Bb] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 |-7--7--6-----11-|-7--|------------------|
 |-------------11-|----|----------8---8---|
 |----------------|----|-7----7h9---7---7-|
 |----------------|----|------------------|
 |----------------|----|------------------|
 |----------------|----|------------------|

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