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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart  Wilco

"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Acoustic)"
by Wilco (Jeff Tweedy)
Tabbed by Drew Whitaker
I used the Sunken Treasure DVD of Jeff's solo shows to make some of this, but I'm still
100% sure it's right. It's just slightly different than the other tabs and only uses
guitar... thought some might like it.
Standard Tunning
Capo 2nd Fret
[A] I am an American [Em] aquarium [D] drinker
[A] I assassin down the [Em] avenue [D]
[A] I'm hiding out in the [Em] big city [D] blinking
[A] What was I thinking when I [Em] let go of [D] you
[A] [ Em D] x 2
Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt
[A] [ Em D] x 2
I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby, hold on tight
You were so right when you said I'd been drinking
What was I thinking when we said goodnight
Riff 1 x 2
Riff 2 x 2
I want to hold you in the bible-black pre-dawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your band-aid 'cause I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when we said hello
Riff 2 x 2
I always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in
(palm mute during this next verse in a steady rhythm)
I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
And still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart
[A] [ Em D] x 4
Disposable dixie cup drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you
Riff 1:
 
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --0h2p0--0--2--5~-----0h2p0--0--2--3~----------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2:
 
 ----5------2/3-----3-----2-----------------------------------------------|
 ----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
 ----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
 ----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
 ----0-------0------0-----0-----------------------------------------------|
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You have to listen to the recording to figure out Riff 2's strumming pattern, and I know
I'm missing some notes, but it still sounds pretty close. Also, he strums the A and D
in a steady rhythm like in the verses between chord changes during the riff.
Enjoy!

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