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Tonight  Violent Femmes

Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 18:43:56 -0500
From: Bryson Meunier
Subject: TAB:"Tonight" by Violent Femmes
My arrangement of the guitar portion of "Tonight" can be played by
anyone who knows how to move a barre chord up and down the neck. It might be
incorrect but it doesn't sound like it is. If you disagree, or if you have
other questions, comments or additions, write me at meunier.1@osu.edu
"Tonight"(Gordon Gano)
Performed by Violent Femmes on "ROCK!!!"(1995)
Transcribed by Bryson Meunier
main riff-
[G5] [C5] [D5]  
 
 E---------------------------------------------------|
 B---------------------------------------------------|
 G----------------------x-5--5--5\\7--7--7-----------|
 D----5--5--5--5--5---5-x-5--5--5\\7--7--7-----------|
 A----5--5--5--5--5---5-x-3--3--3\\5--5--5-----------|
 E----3--3--3--3--3---3------------------------------|

Play this riff as freely as possible. Just strum it to the rhythm of
the song and it should sound alright. The timing can be best determined by
listening to the music but a good guideline to follow is to start the riff
when Gordon says "Tonight..." and start it again when he says "get" as in
"get high," "get laid,"etc. It's really not that hard to understand if
you're listening to the music.
(bass intro)
Tonight. (3x)
To[G5]- night [C5] [D5] I want to[G5] get hig[C5]h(2x[D5])
To[G5]night I want to get h[C5]igh, high, high
I[A5] don't care if I l[D5]ive or die
[G5] Tonight, cause I want to get high(fill 1)
fill 1-
 
 E-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
 B-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
 G-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
 D---------------------------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------|

(For the next two verses, use a similar pattern).
Tonight, I want to get drunk (2x)
Tonight I want to get drunk, drunk, drunk
I'm big enough yeah I'm a punk!
Tonight, cause I want to get drunk,
A5 D5 (fill 1)
But it would be much better if we do it together
Tonight cause I want to get laid(2x)
Tonight I want to get laid, laid, laid
I don't care if I get good grades
Tonight cause I want to get laid.
For the next two verses, it sounds like everything is moved up one fret,
making a G#5-C#5-D#5 progression:
substituted chords-
[G#5] [C#5] [D#5]  
 
 E---------------------|
 B---------------------|
 G----------6------8---|
 D---6------6------8---|
 A---6------4------6---|
 E---4-----------------|

To[G#5]-night [C#5] cau[D#5]se I w[G#5]ant to get[C#5] fuck[D#5]ed(2x)
To[G#5]night I want to get f[C#5]ucked fucked fucked
Do me slow or d[D#5]o it abrupt!
Tonight cause I want to get fucked
A#5(?) D#5
But it would be much better if we do it together
(continue same pattern as in third verse)
Tonight I want to get high(2x)
Tonight I want to get high high high
I don't care if I live(fill 2)
fill2-
 
 E-----------------|
 B------9---9------|
 G------9---9------|
 D------9---9------|
 A-----------------|
 E-----------------|

Tonight!(3x(same verse riff))
The last chord just sounds like an A. Correct me if I'm wrong.
[A]  
 
 E-------|
 B--2----|
 G--2----|
 D--2----|
 A-------|
 E-------|

That's it. Have fun with the post!

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