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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.
[intro] 
[Csus2/4] [C] [Csus2/4] [C]  
[verse] 
[C] They say [G/B]misery [Am] loves [F]company
[C] We could start a [Em]company [Am] and make miser[(G/B)]y
[frustrated] 
[C]Frustrated [G]Incorpor[F]ated
[precborus] 
[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
[cborus] 
[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
[verse] 
We could build a factory, and make misery
We'll create the cure, we made the disease
[frustrated] 
Frustrated Incorporated
Frustrated Incorporated
[precborus] 
I know just what you need
I might just have the thing
I know what you'd pay to feel
[cborus] 
Well, put me out of my misery
All you suicide kings and and you drama queens
Forever after happily making misery
[solo] 
[A] [E] [D]  
[A] [E] [F#m]  
[verse] 
Did you satisfy your greed, get what you need?
Was it only envy? So empty.
[frustrated] 
Frustrated Incorporated [repeat until done, tben...]
[C] [ Tab from: bttp://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/soul_asylum/misery_crd_ver_2.btml ] 
 
 -----Notes and tabs-----

The following is how I do it. Ignore it or use it, it's up to you.
[intro] 
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 . |
 
 e|-------3---------|-----------------|
 b|-3p1---1---------|-3p1---3---1-----|
 G|-0---0-0---------|-0---0-0-----0---|
 D|-3-----2---------|-3-----2-------2-| x2
 A|-3-----3---------|-3-----3---------|
 E|-----------------|-----------------|

Csus2/4: x3303x
C: x32013
[verse] 
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
entirely.
[frustrated] 
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.
[precborus] 
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 . |
 
 e|-1-0---1---x-1---0---|
 b|-1-1---1---x-1---1---|
 G|-2-2---2---x-2---0---|
 D|-3-3---3---x-3---2---|
 A|-3-3---3---x-3---3---|
 E|-1-1---1---x-1-------|

[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.
[cborus] 
Straight chords. Nothing fancy. Listen to the record for the rhythm or whatever else you
need to hear.
 
 -----END-----


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