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Independence Day  Elliott Smith

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Independence Day - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: F# 11th w3
 
 Tuning: Open C --> C-G-C-E-G-C

All chord names are what you?re actually playing, so no 'relative to tuning'
chord names or whatever.
Chord shapes used:
Cm9th Dm13th C Bb6th
 
 |--10-| |--11-| |--0--| |--10-|
 |---8-| |--10-| |--0--| |--12-|
 |--10-| |--10-| |--0--| |--10-|
 |---0-| |---0-| |--0--| |--10-|
 |---x-| |---x-| |--0--| |--10-|
 |---x-| |---x-| |--0--| |---x-|

G# Fadd9 G G7th
 
 |--8--| |--7--| |--7--| |---7-|
 |--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |--10-|
 |--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-|
 |--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-|
 |--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-|
 |--8--| |--5--| |--x--| |---7-|

C* Am G#aug5 D
 
 |--7--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--|
 |--9--| |--2--| |--1--| |--2--|
 |--8--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--|
 |--7--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--|
 |--x--| |--2--| |--1--| |--2--|
 |--x--| |--x--| |--x--| |--2--|

F Fadd9* Cmaj7 G#flat5/aug5
 
 |--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--2--|
 |--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--1--|
 |--5--| |--5--| |--3--| |--0--|
 |--5--| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--|
 |--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--1--|
 |--5--| |--7--| |--x--| |--x--|

Bb Gsus4/6th Cflat5 Csus4/no5
 
 |--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--|
 |--10-| |--9--| |--11-| |--10-|
 |--10-| |--8--| |--0--| |--0--|
 |--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--|
 |--10-| |--9--| |--11-| |--10-|
 |--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--| 

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The structure of this song is as follows:
Intro
Riff 1
Riff 2 | Verse 1:
| Future butterfly, gonna spend the day, higher than high.

| You'll be, beautiful confusion.
| Ooh oh oh oh oh, once i was you.
Riff 1 (2x)
Riff 2 | Verse 2:
| I saw you caught between, all the people out, making the scene.

| And a bright, ideal tomorrow.
| Ooh don't go too far, stay who you are.
Riff 3 | Bridge:
| Everybody knows, everybody knows, everybody knows.
| You only live a day.

| But it's brilliant anyway.
Riff 4 | Verse 3:
| I saw you at, a perfect place.
| It's gonna happen soon, but not today.
Riff 5 | Verse 4:
| So go to sleep, and make the change.

| I'll meet you here tomorrow, independence day,
| independence day, independence day.
Outro
Except for the intro and outro, don't take every stroke that I tabbed too
literally. Elliott plays this song fingerpicked, but it's very playable with a
plectrum as well.
For this tab I used some video material from live performances by Elliott
himself to find the sometimes weird chords. And of course listening to the song
over and over again helped as well.
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Intro:
Cm9th
 
 e|----10----------10----------10----------10----------10----------10------|
 B|----10----8-----------8-----------8-----------8-----------8-----------8-|
 G|-------10----------10----------10----------10----------10----------10---|
 D|-0------------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------|
 A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Dm13th C Bb6th G#
 
 e|---------11---------|------12-11---|--------------10-|-------8-------------8-|
 B|---10-------10------|--------------|-12--12----12----|-----8-----12--8---8---|
 G|------10---------10-|----0-------0-|-10--------------|---8-------------------|
 D|-0-------------0----|-0------------|--------10-------|-8-------8-------8-----|
 A|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
 E|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------------|

C* Fadd9 G G# C
 
 e|-------|-------7---5-------7-|------------|-------10----|------0--0-0-|
 B|---9---|-----5---------7h8---|-/7---------|-----8-----8-|------0--0-0-|
 G|-----8-|---5-----------------|-/7--8-8--7-|-/8--8-----8-|------0--0-0-|
 D|-7-----|-5-------5---5-------|-/7--7-7--7-|-/8----------|-0----0------|
 A|-------|---------------------|------------|-------------|-0----0------|
 E|-------|---------------------|------------|-------------|---0--0------|

Drums, bass guitar, and some kind of organ kick in from here.
Riff 1:
C Bb6th G# C*
 
 e|-------10b12--10---|-----------------|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 B|-----0-------------|-12---12-12-12-9-|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|
 G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|
 D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------------8------|--------|
 E|-------------------|-----------------|---------------------|--------|

Fadd9 G G# C ****************
 
 e|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|
 B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|
 G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|
 D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|
 A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|----0-------------0------------|
 E|---------------|-----------|--------------|-0--0----------0--0----------0-|

***** = skip the 1st time when you play this riff twice between verse 1 and 2!
Riff 2:
Am G#aug5
 
 e|-0--0--0----|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|
 B|-5--4--2--0-|---2--2-2-2----2--2-2-2-|----1--1-1-1-----1--1-1-1-|
 G|-0--0--0--0-|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|
 D|-0--0--0--0-|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|
 A|-5--4--2--0-|-2-----------2----------|-1------------1-----------|
 E|-0--0-------|------------------------|--------------------------|

1. Future butterfly, gonna spend the
2. I saw you caught between, all the people
D F Fadd9*
 
 e|----2--2-2-2-2-----2----|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|
 B|----2--2-2-2-2-----2----|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|
 G|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--2-|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|
 D|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--4-|----5--5-5-5-|----7--7-7-7-|
 A|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--2-|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-7-|
 E|-2--------------2-----4-|-5-----------|-7-----------|

1. day, higher than high. You'll
2. out, making the scene. And a
G# G7th
 
 e|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|
 B|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|----10--10-10-10------10--10-10-10-|
 G|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|
 D|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|
 A|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|
 E|-8-------------8-----------|-7-----------------7---------------|

1. be, beautiful confusion.
2. bright, ideal tomorrow.
[Cmaj7] [Am]  
 
 e|----4--4-4-4------4-4------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 B|----4--4-4-4------4-4------|----2--2-2-2------2--2-2-2-|
 G|----3--3-3-3------3-3------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 D|----0--0-0-0------0-0--0-0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 A|-4-------------4-------2-0-|-2-------------2-----------|
 E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

1. Ooh oh oh oh oh, once i was
2. Ooh don't go too far, stay who you
G#flat5/aug5
 
 e|----2--2-2-2------2------|
 B|----1--1-1-1------1--1-0-|
 G|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-|
 D|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-|
 A|-1-------------1-----1---|
 E|-------------------------|

1. you.
2. are.
Riff 3:
C Bb6th G# C*
 
 e|-------10b12--10---|------10-10-10-9-9-|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 B|-----0-------------|-12---12-12-12-9-9-|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|
 G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|
 D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|
 E|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|

[F] [G#]  
 
 e|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|
 B|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|
 G|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|
 D|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|
 A|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8--8-|
 E|-5-------------5-----------|-8-------------8-------10-|

Everybody knows, everybody
[C] [Bb]  
 
 e|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|
 B|---12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|
 G|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|
 D|---12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|
 A|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|
 E|-0---------------0-------------|-10-----------------10---------------|

knows, everybody knows. You only live a
F Fadd9* G# Gsus4/6th
 
 e|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----7--7-7-7-|
 B|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----9--9-9-9-|
 G|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----8--8-8-8-|
 D|----5--5-5-5-|----7--7-7-7-|----8--8-8-8-|----7--7-7-7-|
 A|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----9--9-9-9-|
 E|-5-----------|-7-----------|-8-----------|-7-----------|

day. But it's brilliant anyway.
[Fadd9] [G] [G#] [C]  
 
 e|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|
 A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|----0-------------0--------|
 E|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8-----------|-0--0----------0--0--------|

Riff 4:
Cflat5 Csus4/no5 Cno5 Bb6th
 
 e|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0--10b12--10---|-----------------|
 B|----11--11-11-11-|----10--10-10-10-|-9--------------|-12--------------|
 G|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-|
 D|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|
 A|----11--11-11-11-|----10--10-10-10-|-9--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|
 E|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|

I saw you at,
G# C* Fadd9 G
 
 e|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|----7-5------5-|-----------|
 B|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|
 G|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|
 D|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|
 A|-8------------8------|--------|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|
 E|-8------------8------|--------|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|

a perfect place. It's gonna happen soon,
[G#] [C]  
 
 e|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0-|
 B|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0-|
 G|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0-|
 D|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0-|
 A|-/8---------0-|----0--------|
 E|-/8-----------|-0--0--------|

but not today.
Riff 5:
C Bb6th G# C*
 
 e|-------10b12--10---|-------------------|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 B|-----0-------------|-12----------------|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|
 G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|
 D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|
 A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|
 E|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|

So go to sleep, and make the change.
[Fadd9] [G] [G#]  
 
 e|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|
 B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|
 G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|
 D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|
 A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|
 E|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8-----------|

I'll meet you here tomorrow, independence
[F] [G#]  
 
 e|------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5-|-----10-------|
 B|------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5-|------8--8----|
 G|----5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5-|-/8---8--8----|
 D|----5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5------7-7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|
 A|----5---------------5---------------5----------|-/8---------0-|
 E|-5---------------5---------------7-------------|-/8-----------|

day, independence day, independence day.
Outro:
C Bb6th G#
 
 e|------10b12--10---|-----------------|-------8-------------8-|
 B|------------------|-12--12-12-12-12-|-----8-----12--8---8---|
 G|----0-----------0-|-10--10-10-10-10-|---8-------------------|
 D|-0----------------|-10--10-10-10-10-|-8-------8-------8-----|
 A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
 E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|

C* Fadd9 G G# C
 
 e|-------|-------7---5-------7-|------------|-------10-----|------0-|
 B|---9---|-----5---------7h8---|-/7---------|---8--------8-|------0-|
 G|-----8-|---5-----------------|-/7--8-8--7-|------------8-|------0-|
 D|-7-----|-5-------5---5-------|-/7--7-7--7-|-8---8----8---|-0----0-|
 A|-------|---------------------|------------|--------------|-0----0-|
 E|-------|---------------------|------------|--------------|---0--0-|

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