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Iris  Goo Goo Dolls

Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
(tabbed by googoodolls@musicfanclubs.org)
Goo Goo Dolls Web Site: The World of Goo
http://www.musicfanclubs.org/googoodolls/index.html
Tuning:
Guitar 1-
BADAAD (Low E down to an B!)
(or to use a hint someone emailed me, you can tune
to AGCGGC and capo on the 2nd fret)
(or to be super-slick, tune to BGCGGC and capo only
the G's and C's on the 2nd fret)
(Johnny plays this tuned BDDDDD)
Guitar 2/Mandolin-
Standard Tuning (EADGBe)
Chords: (these are all D's, so they are just denoted by
their root note in the tab)
D - 3x0000
D/E - 5x0000
D/G - 8x0000
D/B - 0x0000 or (12)x00000 (listen for the variation)
D/A - (10)x0000
D/F# - 7x0000
D/C# - 2x0000
Riff 1 (mandolin, written for guitar 2):
 
 e -----10--12-
 B ---7--------
 G -7----------
 D ------------
 A ------------
 E ------------

Intro:
[B-B-B] [A-A]  
[G-G-F#-E-E]  
[B-B-B] [A-A]  
[G-G-F#-E-E]  
Verse: (arpeggiate the chords)
[D] [E] [G]  
And I'd give up forever to touch you
[B] [A] [G]  
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
[D] [E] [G]  
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
B A G *riff 1*
And I don't want to go home right now
(verse)
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
'Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight *riff 1*
Chorus:
[B] [A] [G]  
And I don't want the world to see me
[B] [A] [G] 
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
[B] [A] [G]  
When everything's made to be broken
[B] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[B-B-B] [A-A]  
[G-G-F#-E-E]  
[B-B-B] [A-A]  
[G-G-F#]  
(verse)
And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
[B-C#-D] [B-A-G]  
[B-C#-D] [B-A-G]  
Break:
 
 B-B-B-B A-A-A-A B-A

[G-G-G] [F#-F#] [G-F#-E]  
(repeat three total times, then:)
 
 B-B-B-B A-A-A-A B-A

Solo:
(guitar 1 plays the chords,
guitar 2 the solo with *generous* slide)
[G] [F#] [G] [B] [G] 
 
 e ------|---------|-------|----------|----------
 B ------|---------|-------|----------|----7-----
 G -/7---|-6----2/-|-7--/9-|-/11--\2/-|-7----6---
 D ------|---------|-------|----------|----------
 A ------|---------|-------|----------|----------
 E ------|---------|-------|----------|----------

[F#] [B-C#-D-E-F#] [G] [F#] [B] 
 
 e -----|-----------|-------|--------|-9--10--9--------9-
 B -----|-0/12------|-------|-----10-|----------10-------
 G -(6)\|-----------|--7--/9|-/11----|--------------11---
 D -----|-----------|-------|--------|-------------------
 A -----|-----------|-------|--------|-------------------
 E -----|-----------|-------|--------|-------------------
 B-A-G-F#-E-D-B

(rest 2 measures)
[B-C#-D]  
[B-A-G]  
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
[G]  
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
[B] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[B] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[B] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[B-C#-D] [B-A-G]  
[B-C#-D] [B-A-G]  
(fade out)
 
 ----------

(Standard Tuning version)
(note: This isn't exactly what Johnny plays, but it
is close and sounds fine for playing along with the
song or by yourself.)
Bm7 - x2023x (or x24232)
G/F# - 2x0033
Em7 - 022033
Intro:
[Bm7-Bm7-A-A-Bm7]  
[G-G-G/F#-G/F#-Em7]  
[Bm7-Bm7-A-A-Bm7]  
[G-G-G/F#-G/F#-Em7]  
Riff 1 (mandolin, written for guitar 2):
 
 e -----10---
 B ---7------
 G -7--------
 D ----------
 A ----------
 E ----------

[-----]  
Verse:
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
And I'd give up forever to touch you
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
Bm7 A G *riff 1*
And I don't want to go home right now
(verse)
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
'Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight
Chorus:
(play verse part)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
(play intro minus last Em7)
(verse)
And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your life
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
Break:
 
 Bm7-Bm7-Bm7-Bm7 A-A-A-A Bm7-A

[G-G-G] [G/F#-G/F#] [G-G/F#-Em7]  
(repeat three total times, then:)
 
 Bm7-Bm7-Bm7-Bm7 A-A-A-A Bm7-A

and Solo:
(with *generous* slide)
 
 e ------|---------|----------------|----------
 B ------|---------|----------------|----7-----
 G -/7---|-6----2/-|-7--/9-/11--\2/-|-7----6---
 D ------|---------|----------------|----------
 A ------|---------|----------------|----------
 E ------|---------|----------------|----------
 e ------------|---------------|-9--10--9--------9-
 B ------0/12--|------------10-|----------10-------
 G -(6)\-------|--7--/9/11-----|--------------11---
 D ------------|---------------|-------------------
 A ------------|---------------|-------------------
 E ------------|---------------|-------------------

(play verse chords)
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
(chorus)
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
[Bm7] [A] [G]  
I just want you to know who I am
This file is copyright googoodolls@musicfanclubs.org, 1998. You are
free to use it for your personal or educational use, but permission must
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