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White Men in Black Suits  Everclear

As recorded by Everclear on the "So Much for the Afterglow" LP
Tabbed by Jason Pan (balaka@alphalink.com.au)
VERSION 1 - Tabbed by Jason Pan
Key
\ \ \ - sustained slide down neck
CHORDS USED
A Bb C D Eb F G Bb'
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------------|
 G|--------5--7--8---10-12-15---------------------|
 D|-7--8---5--7--8---10-12-15---------------------|
 A|-7--8---3--5--6---8--10-13---------------------|
 E|-5--6------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------

INTRO (all chords palm muted slightly)
[F]  
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------10-10-10-10-10\-\-\---|
 D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-\-\---|
 A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-\-\---|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

| |
 
 e|-------------11-11-11----11-11--------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------| 

VERSE RIFF (all chords palm muted) FILL 1
[D] [C] [F] [C]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------| e|-13-12-10----------|
 B|-------------------------------------| B|----------13-11-10-|
 G|-------------------------------------| G|-------------------|
 D|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-| D|-------------------|
 A|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-8--8--8--8--3-3-3-3-| A|-------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------| E|-------------------|

(Verse Riff x8)
I am just a boy working in a record store
Yes I moved to San Francisco just to see what I could be
I am a loser geek, crazy with an evil streak
(fill 1)
Yes I do believe there is a violent thing inside of me
She is just a girl, she is doing what she can
(fill 1)
She dances topless when she's not playing in her band
Such a pretty girl, happy in an ugly place
Watching all the pretty people do lots of ugly things
CHORUS 1 RIFF (loosen palm mute)
[A] [Bb] [D] [Eb] [A] [Bb]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8---------------------|
 D|-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-\-\-|
 A|-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-\-\-|
 E|-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-----------------5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-\-\-|

FILL 2
 
 e|---------------------------------------------|
 B|o-10----10----10----10----10----10----10----o|
 G|---------------------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------|
 A|o-------------------------------------------o|
 E|---------------------------------------------|

(Chorus 1 Riff x1 with fill 2 overdubbed throughout)
[A]I think it's getting [Bb]better for the two of us
[D]Yes I think it's getting [Eb]better almost everyday
[A]I could give a [Bb]damn for what those people say
POST CHORUS RIFF (more palm muting)
[F]  
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------10-10-10-10-10\-\-\---|
 D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-\-\---|
 A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-\-\---|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

| "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..............................."
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------10-----10----10\-\-\--|
 G|-----------------------------------------10-----10----\-\-\--|
 D|-------------------------------------------10-----10--\-\-\--|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------| 

(Post Chorus Riff x1)
FILL 3
 
 e|-8---------8-----------8---------8----------------|
 B|-----10----------10---------10------------10------|
 G|-------------------------------------10-------10--|
 D|--------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------|

(Verse riff x4 with fill 3 overdubbed x4)
All I want to do is lose myself in your room
(fill 1)
All you want is just a slow fuck in the aternoon
I still see those scary guys when I am all alone at night
I kiss the ring you gave me then I swing with all my might
(Chorus 1 riff x1 with Fill 2 several times)
[A]I think it's getting [Bb]better for the two of us
[D]I think it's getting [Eb]easier for you and me to agree
[A]That the white men in [Bb]black suits
(no chord)
They are diminishing
BRIDGE 1 RIFF (chords palm muted)
[F] [C] [A] [Bb]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------|
 G|-10-10-10-10-------------------------------------|
 D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--|
 A|-8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--|
 E|-------------8--8--8--8--5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6--|

| |
 
 e|-------------------------------------8-----------|
 B|----10-11-10----10-11-10----10-11-10----10-11-10-|
 G|-10----------10----------10----------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------| 

(Bridge 1 Riff x 4)
Yes I think they are diminishing
Yes I think they diminish you and they diminish me
I think they are diminishing
You know sometimes I hear those people say
POST BRIDGE RIFF (chords palm muted)
[F]  
 
 e|----------------------------|
 B|----------------------------|
 G|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
 D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
 A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8----|
 E|----------------------------|

"ay yay ay yayayaya"
(Post Bridge Riff x1)
(Verse Riff x4, with Fill 3 overdubbed over entire verse)
Yeah she takes a bus over to the north side of the city
(fill 1)
She goes to work stripping for the rich white men
All the words they give her make her feel so soft and pretty
She wears them but they never seem to fit
(with Fill 2 overdubbed over entire chorus)
[A]Yes I think it's getting [Bb]better for the two of us
[D]Yes I think it's getting [Eb]better in the worst way
[A]I refuse to be [Bb]afraid of almost everyone
[D]Afraid of all the things they [Eb]do or the words that they say
A Bb (stop)
Let's live the way we want to live and hope they go away
BRIDGE 2 RIFF
[F] [C] [A] [Bb]  
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------|
 G|-10-10-10-10-------------------------------------|
 D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--|
 A|-8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--|
 E|-------------8--8--8--8--5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6--|

| |
 
 e|-------8-----------8-----------5-----------6-----|
 B|----10----10----8-----8-----5-----5-----6-----6--|
 G|-------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------|
 A|-8-----------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------8-----------5-----------6-----------| 

(Bridge 2 riff x4)
I really hope they go away
I really hope they find a nice place
I hope they find it somewhere
I hope they go away
I can still hear all those people say
OUTRO RIFF
F G Bb'
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------|
 G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-15-15-15-15-|
 D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-15-15-15-15-|
 A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-13-13-13-13-|
 E|-------------------------------------------------|

(Outro Riff x2)
Ayayayayy...... I can still hear all those people say
Ayayayay Yeah, I can hear those people say
FILL 4 (same notes as Fill one, but with a slightly different order and rhythm)
 
 e|-------13-12-10--------|
 B|-10--------------13-11-|
 G|-----------------------|
 D|-----------------------|
 A|-----------------------|
 E|-----------------------|

(Outro Riff x2 with Fill 4 x8 overdubbed)
Yeah.... I can still hear all those people say
Oh......... I can still hear all those people say
(End on an F)
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