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Between the bars  Elliot Smith


Am7 (high octave type)
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2 | | 2 3 | |
3 | | | | | 4
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5 | | | | | |
        ______[C/B]___________________________________
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2 | 3 2 | | |
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Fm/G ________x_______x________________________
1 | | | 1 1 1
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3 | | | | | |
4 4 | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
__[Am7/F1 | | | | 1 |
2 t | 2 3 | |
3 | | | | | 4
4 | | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
t= thumb (if you cant do it that way, drop the 7 and do it another way)
Here's the meat:
Verse 1
[Am7]Drink up baby
[F]stay up all night
[C]the things you could do, you won'[C/B]t but you might
the[Am7] potential you'll be
but yo[F]u'll never see
the p[C]romises you'[E]ll onl[F]y make
[Am7]drink up with me now
and fo[F]rget all about
the p[C]ressure of days, [C/B]do what I say
[Am7]and I'll make you ok
and [F]drive them away
the i[C]mage is stuc[E]k in your [F]head
Chorus:
Here's the bass climb during the Am chord- I'm making this REALLY
specific so it should be easy to get... this is the way I do it so your
guitar fretboard size and hands may cause you to have to alter it a
little... but I hope it helps.
b= the bass string you should pluck
step 1
________b________________________________
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2 | | | 2 | |
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4 | | | | | |
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step 2
________b________________________________
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2 | 3 | 2 | |
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4 | | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
step 3
________b________________________________
1 | | | | 1 |
2 | | | 2 | |
3 | 3 | | | |
4 | | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
step 4
________________b________________________
1 | | | | 1 |
2 | | | 2 | |
3 | | | | | |
4 | | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
step 5
________________b________________________
1 | | | | 1 |
2 | | 3 2 | |
3 | | | | | |
4 | | | | | |
5 | | | | | |
**As I've said many times before, if you don't have big hands that
enable you to hold down the second fret with your thumb you may have to
drop the 7 on the Am so that you can hold the second fret down with a
finger. OR you could just NOT do the bass climb... but that would make
the song sound really lame...and it's not...so please don't do it.**
However, if you're REALLY slick, then try sliding your third finger from
the second fret to the third very quickly and then get it in position
for the F chord. It flows nice and I think that's what Elliot Smith
actually does.
You start the chorus plucking obvious bass strings loudly and then start
playing the bass climb I transcribed above by the first Am chord. After
you finish that then you have to play those chords with the weird
finger/thumb stretches and after that (on the third Am) you play the
bass climb again. I guarantee that this WILL take some practice.
[F]peop[G]le y[Am]ou've been before
that you  don[Fm/Gtbat pF]ush and s[G]hove and won't [Am]bend to your will
[F]I'll keep them s[Fm]till
[Am7]drink up baby
l[F]ook at the stars
I'll [C]kiss you again [C/B]between the bars
where I'm see[Am7]ing you there
with your han[F]ds in the air
wa[C]iting to fin[E]ally be cau[F]ght
drink[Am7] up one more time
and [F]I'll make you mine
k[C]eep you apart, deep [C/B]in my heart
separ[Am7]ate from the rest
where I li[F]ke you the best
and [C]keep the [E]things you fo[F]rgot
Now just repeat the chorus. End on the Fm chord and just fade with it.
*the ONLY way to learn this song well is to play along with it when
you're first learning*
Anyways, I hoped this tab helped you... I like this song and and enjoy
playing it because it is something you can do on your own. If you have
any GOOD corrections to this song, a rookie Juan Gonzalez card,
sarcastic comments, blatant insults, crappy forwarded jokes, or just
need somebody to talk to, e-mail me at: hurler77@hotmail.com or you can
check out my band's site (Goldfish in the Toilet) and e-mail my friend
about the song if you don't like my attitude. It's at
www.geocities.com/~gbanet OLGA kicks...

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thebrooke (report video to admin):
This is a great tutorial I found for this song by Jeffrey Kim. One of the better tutorial-makers I've seen so far. Enjoy!
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