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Misery  Soul Asylum

"Misery" by Soul Asylum
for one guitar
Most of the tab sheets I've seen have reduced this thing to a simple four chord number,
it doesn't do the song justice. There are actually two guitar parts which I may guitar
at some point, but for you solo acoustic people (like me) this is a good cover version.
the end for some partial tab and notes on how I play stuff.
[Csus2/4] [C] [Csus2/4] [C]  
[C] They say [G/B]misery [Am] loves [F]company
[C] We could start a [Em]company [Am] and make miser[(G/B)]y
[C]Frustrated [G]Incorpor[F]ated
[F]I know just what you [C]need
[F]I might just have the [C]thing
[F]I know what you'd [C]pay to [G]see
[C]Put me [G]out of my [F]misery
I'd [C]do it for [G]you, Would you [Am]do it for [F]me?
[C]We will [G]always [Am]be bu[F]sy
[C]Mak[G]ing [F]misery
We could build a factory, and make misery
We'll create the cure, we made the disease
Frustrated Incorporated
Frustrated Incorporated
I know just what you need
I might just have the thing
I know what you'd pay to feel
Well, put me out of my misery
All you suicide kings and and you drama queens
Forever after happily making misery
[A] [E] [D]  
[A] [E] [F#m]  
Did you satisfy your greed, get what you need?
Was it only envy? So empty.
Frustrated Incorporated [repeat until done, tben...]
[C] [ Tab from: bttp:// ] 
 -----Notes and tabs-----

The following is how I do it. Ignore it or use it, it's up to you.
this part is actually two guitars, and it's complicated. it's impossible to play all the
notes with five fingers and six strings. fake it. here's a guideline.
| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . | 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
 D|-3-----2---------|-3-----2-------2-| x2

Csus2/4: x3303x
C: x32013
Hammer on the b string in the Am. Listen to the song, you'll hear it.
Both G/B chords are in there for the effect of a walking bassline. The first one is a
chord, but can be played as a straight G. The second one is a passing chord and could be
Palm mute this entire section, and only play the lower two or three notes of the chord
the last F where you can really build it into full chords for the chorus.
The first two lines are one measure each, in 5/4. Alternate downstrokes and upstrokes on
beat / offbeat so that the beat is always a downstroke. You don't hit the strings every
and every time isn't a chord. Oh, and play the F with your thumb on the bass and your
on the high e and b strings. That way you can go from a psuedobarre to a note and
string, and then pick up your fingers so you're just muting the strings when necessary.
the partial tab is this:
| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . |

[F] [C]  
The whole section is the measure of 5/4 tabbed above, played twice, then one full 4/4
of F, one full 4/4 bar of C, and two full 4/4 bars of G. Then into the chorus.
Straight chords. Nothing fancy. Listen to the record for the rhythm or whatever else you
need to hear.

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