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A Fond Farewell  Elliott Smith

Elliot Smith - A Fond Farewell
Tuning: 1/2 step down (E♭-A♭-D♭-G♭-B♭-E♭)
PLEASE comment or email me if you think something is wrong.
NOTES:
1. I wrote another tab for this about a year ago with only chords. I added the intro and
corrected other small mistakes on this one.
2. I would love if someone figured out the hammer-on's and pull-offs that i missed.
3. At times, there are two different guitar parts, but they play together during the
verse and chorus.
tabbed by: moveshhh9@gmail.com
credit to: grptertius@yahoo.com for fitting the words with the chords
All Chords - gave both open and barre chords. elliott uses barre chords but open are
much easier to learn.
[Am] [C] [G] [Em] [Bm] [Cm]  
 
 e♭----0--5-----0--8------3--3-----0--7----10--7-----3--3----|
 B♭----1--5-----1--8------3--3-----0--8----12--7-----1--4----|
 G♭----2--5-----0--9------0--4-----0--9----11--7-----0--5----|
 D♭----2--7-----2--10-----0--5-----2--9----9---9-----1--5----|
 A♭----0--7-----3--10-----2--5-----2--7----x---9-----3--3----|
 E♭----0--5-----X--8------3--3-----0--x----x---7-----x--X----|

Whole Song
Notes for the intro:
1. timing isn't correct, easier to read this way. easy to figure out yourself
2. h = hammer-on, p = pull-off, / = slide
Guitar 1
 
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--9--5--5--5--5/7--------------|
 A♭----0h7----------------7----------------------------0--7--------|
 E♭--------------------------8-------------------------------------|
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--9--5--5--5--5/7--7/9---------|
 A♭----0h7----------------7--------------------------------0h7--7--|
 E♭--------------------------8-------------------------------------|
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭---------------------------------------7--7--7/9----------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--7/9--------------------------|
 A♭----0h7----------------7----------------------------------------|
 E♭--------------------------8-------------------------------------|
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
 A♭----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
 E♭----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Am C G Em (x3)
[Am] [C]  
Verse 1:
[G]The litebrite's now b[C]lack and whi[G]te
Cause you t[Am]ook apart a picture that[Em] wasn't right
[Bm]Pitch burning on a s[C]hining sheet
[Am]The only maker that you'd [C]want to meet
[Em]The dying man in a [C]living ro[G]om
Whose sh[Am]adow paces the [Em]floor
[Bm]He'll take you out any[C] open door
Chorus:
[Am]This is not my [C]life
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a friend
[Am]It's not what I'm [C]like
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a f[Em]riend
[Am]Who couldn't get things [C]right
A f[G]ond farewell to a f[Em]riend
Refrain:
Guitar 1
 
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
 A♭----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
 E♭----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
[Am] [C]  
Verse 2:
[G]He said really I just [C]wanna dan[G]ce
Good and [Am]evil matched perfect it's a[Em] great romance
[Bm]I can deal with some p[C]sychic pain
[Am]If it'll slow down my [C]higher brain
[Em]Veins full of disap[C]pearing i[G]nk
[Am]Vomiting in the k[Em]itchen sink
[Bm]Disconnecting from the [C]missing link
Chorus:
[Am]This is not my [C]life
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a friend
[Am]It's not what I'm [C]like
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a f[Em]riend
[Am]Who couldn't get things [C]right
A f[G]ond farewell to a f[Em]riend
Refrain:
Guitar 1
 
 e♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B♭----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G♭--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
 D♭--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
 A♭----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
 E♭----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
[Am] [C]  
Verse 3:
[G]I see you're [C]leaving m[G]e
[Am]And taking up with the[Em] enemy
[Bm]The cold comfort of the [C]in between
[Am]A little less than a [C]human being
[Em]A little less than a [C]happy hig[G]h
[Am]A little less than a[Em] suicide
[Bm]The only things that you [C]really tried
Chorus:
[Am]This is not my [C]life
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a friend
[Am]It's not what I'm [C]like
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a fr[Em]iend
[Am]Who couldn't get things[C] right
A f[G]ond farewell to a fr[Em]iend
[Am]This is not my [C]life
It's just a f[G]ond farewell to a f[Em]riend
Coda:
Guitar 1
Intro, but with a couple other notes mixed in
Guitar 2
Am C Cm G Em (x3)
Am C Cm Cm G (strum G really slow)

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