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Absolutely Barking Stars  Maria McKee

 
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ABSOLUTELY BARKING STARS - Maria McKee
 
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: October 25, 2005
Written by: Maria McKee
CD: "Life Is Sweet" (1996, Geffen Records)
Notes:
-Tuning: Standard
-for the single line lead during the Chorus, slide from each note to the
next (listen to recording to hear how this part is played)
-for the Intro, chord forms are shown, but not strum pattern (the G and
Dm aren't just single downstrokes)
INTRO:
[G] [D] [Dsus4] [D] [Dsus2] [Dm] [C] [(G)] 
 
 E -3----------|-2---2--2h3--2--0-----0--|-5----------|-0-----------|----|
 B -0----------|-3---3--3----3--3--3--3--|-6----------|-1-----------|----|
 G -0----------|-2---2--2----2--2--2--2--|-7----------|-0-----------|----|
 D -0----------|-0-----------------------|-7----------|-2-----------|----|
 A -2----------|-------------------------|-5----------|-3---3\2--0--|----|
 E -3----------|-------------------------|------------|-------------|-3--|

1ST VERSE:
H[G]er apron strings are trailing o[D]ut like sparks[D] [Dsus4] [D] [Dsus2]
 
 E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
 B -3--3----3--3--3--|
 G -2--2----2--2--2--|

[Dm]Her comet tail is wh[C]ipping, slicing up the dark
 
 G ----------------0--|
 D ---0------0-0h2----|
 A -------------------|

I[G]'m her twin, I live [D]in the other h[D]al[Dsus4]f[D] [Dsus2]
 
 E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
 B -3--3----3--3--3--|
 G -2--2----2--2--2--|

[Dm]I'm tearing at the s[C]eam but it never comes apart
 
 G ----------------0--|
 D ---0------0-0h2----|
 A -------------------|

[Cm]And we've a chain to k[G]eep alive
[Dm]And it's all this noise that m[Am]akes us thrive
[Cm]I've tried to trap her in my head
[Gm]But she knows where the l[Eb]ight comes in
[Eb]  
 
 E ---|------------------------|
 B ---|------------------------|
 G ---|------------------------|
 D ---|------------------------|
 A -5-|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6/8-8/(10)-|
 E ---|------------------------|

And those rays live to make her spin
CHORUS:
[G] [D] [Em] [D] [A]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -10~----9---7---|-9---7---5---6---|-7~------5~-----|-4~-----------4--|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|

And she's wound up Shooting burning Tearing up
off, out, the midnight
[C] [G] [D]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -3~-------------|-3~----2~----0---|-10~----9---7---|-5---4---5---6---|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|

heart, whoa whoa Stayed alive, stayed alive so far
[Em] [D] [A] [C] [G]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 D -5------4-------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 A -7------5-------|-7~--------------|-3~-------------|-3~---2~---0--|----|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|-3--|

It's alright, we know what we are Absolutely barking stars
G D Dm C (1 measure each)
2ND VERSE:
T[G]he bitch is quick, I've tr[D]ied to trip her up[D] [Dsus4] [D] [Dsus2]
 
 E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
 B -3--3----3--3--3--|
 G -2--2----2--2--2--|

[Dm]She is full of tricks and bl[C]ends so sticky in my blood
B[G]ut she can f[D]ly
And [Dm]I can only run from everyth[C]ing and after her
[Cm]I'm wired and tired and f[G]ull of holes
[Dm]And she plays Pandora w[Am]ith my soul
[Cm]I'll never let her go --[Gm] it's so quiet here without her
[Eb]  
 
 E ---|------------------------|
 B ---|------------------------|
 G ---|------------------------|
 D ---|------------------------|
 A -5-|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6/8-8/(10)-|
 E ---|------------------------|

I don't wanna feel myself
Play CHORUS
GUITAR SOLO: (each staff is 1 measure)
[Am] [Em]  
 
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -12^(13)--(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-------11^(12)--(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ------------------------------14-14------------------------------14-14-|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[D]  
 
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -12^(14)--(14)-(14)--(14)r12----12--12^(14)--(14)-(14)r12--------------|
 D -----------------------------14---------------------------12-----------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat 1st 2 measures
[Am] [Em]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |13^(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-----12^(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)----|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------14-14--------------------------14-14|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[D]  
 
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -12^(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)r12----------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------14-------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Eb]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-15^(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[F]  
 
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -17^(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)r17-17^(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)r17-/19-19^s|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS:
[G] [D] [Em] [D] [A]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -10~----9---7---|-9---7---5---6---|-7~------5~-----|-4~-----------4--|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|

And she's wound up Shooting burning Tearing up
off, out, the midnight
[C] [G] [D]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -3~-------------|-3~----2~----0---|-10~----9---7---|-5---4---5---6---|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|

heart, whoa whoa Stayed alive, stayed alive so far
[Em] [D] [A] [C]  
 
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 D -5------4-------|-----------------|----------------|
 A -7------5-------|-7~--------------|-3~-------------|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|

It's alright, we know what we are
 
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^...bend /...slide up
r...release bend \...slide down
h...hammer on ~...vibrato
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their interpretation of the song.)

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