Beck - Book Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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F

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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
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1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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B

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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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A

variations
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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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C

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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
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1
4
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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3
         
         
         
         
         
1
1
X
X
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
X
X
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
X
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
         
         
         
         
         
X
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4
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X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
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4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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3
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2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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3
4
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
3
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2
X

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
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1
1
1
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

E

variations
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

Csus4

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
4
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
3
3
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
1
3
4
1
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Verse

D C G C A C G A(Don't strum the open low E chord with any of the chords until the end when you pluck it. You'll understand when you listen to the song)

Chorus

if that's what you want to call it this part is hard to explain): EgoD iAntDo AB7 and pluck the B string then play B7 pluck F# and then play B7 chord then repeat E D A D A pluck B string play B7 chord pluck F# string then play B7 pluck G then play G chord pluck open A string hammer down on B pluck B play B7 pluck F play B7 Pluck G string play G chord string pluck E string release and let open D resonate pluck B let open A resonate go back and pluck B string play B7 chord pluck F# then Go Back into the Verse chords Well that was a Bitch to explain and I hope you understand. Take my advice and listen while you play this will help on learning this wonderful song! Here are the lyrics: Alcohol leaving me dry now it is time for pie taking them as they come Alcohol please give me some This one was a pain to figure out since it is tuned way the hell down. Tuned down one and a half steps to be exact. I have seen him do this live and he doesn't tune down, so you don't really have to either, but if you want to play along with One Foot In The Grave, it's kinda neccecary. Chord Voicings: CYour brains went Eblack when she Atook back her mouth and Cput it out Einto the Asun The Cbirds did Efly when the Aheavens all went dry And the Ccigarettes are Esmokin by Athemselves

Chorus

FShe'll do anything EShe'll do anything AShe'll do anything to make you Cfeel like an asshole Call her name, she looks the same as you question mark stretched across the skin She dangles carrots, makes you feel embarressed to be the fool you know you are

C

That's basically it! Later! JOHn 1: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 2: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 3: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Then I think there's another part like this: 1: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 2: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 3: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1: 0 0 0 2: 0 0 0 3: 0 0 0 4: 2/4 5 5 5: 0 0 0 6: 2/4 5 5 That's basically it. Don't worry about wether or not your guitar is exactly in tune when playing this. Beck's never is. :) Here's the song off of the DGC rarities CD....the song is called Bogusflow GMonkey see, monkey Cdie D

G C D

Laminate your face and paste itG up into the sky GCause it's squaCllin' and it's solid aDnd it's G CCompletely rancidD and beautifulG, Like a forCcefield of multipDlying meat, G Cut a holCe in the floor Djust to see G Just how close Cto hell we'Dre standing. G C D Time shoots forward in your skull Scattered to the four winds, trapped in a bucket Riding lamposts moldy toast Excitement level.....zero Rock the casba (sp?) bring the noise Amplified dishwashers exploring the boring to the core people with cordless personalities runnin round in new wave bionic jogging suits California....white boy sound Rocket powered and nailed to the ground New age old age, totally lame Straight to the middle of the road Rewind the tape, play the whole thing backwards with the sound completely turned off Every once in a while....when i play the G chord (it sounds best to play the standard chords, not power chords) i strum it a few times then hammer on the note on the A string....listen to the song and maybe you'll understand what i'm talking about. It's not critical, but it adds to the song. A lot of times i suck at guitar tabs, so if i've got anything wrong write me and tell me, or if ya just wanna say "good job, here's 5 bucks" you can do that too. :^) later, For the the chords on this song I find it best to play the chords by sliding chords with open strings up. For instance for A,A#,B,C and C# I play the A chord up the neck. I do the same on the E string except when I play the normal G chord. I don't know whether it's tuned up or down. Some of the lyrics are probably wrong but then, you never know with Beck. (I've put the lyrics that I'm pretty sure are wrong but can't work out anyway in brackets. If anyone knows them then lucky you.) Most of chords last for one bar, where they only last half a bar I've put (1/2) after them, it probably just makes things more confusing. 4 bars of A# (listen to the song to get the rythm) (Of aBll the golden) thinBgs to be, I got a gaBrden hose and a colour TV,B I got tAime onF my handsB, I got tAime onF my handsB, GNobody cares, B What I do, B B (Of alBl the golden) thinBgs to do, I got a buBrnt orange peel (and a fish in a sBtew), I got wAork toF get donBe, B I got wAork tFo get dBone, GNobody knows, B Where to run, B B B B I got a quBart of milk and some (sound advicBe), I got tBrees (like bacon) but they smell so niBce,

B F B

Don't giBve meF the bluBes, C ANobody knows, C

B B C C

CBack and forth dodge Cand fly, CLike vender in tChe sky, BMight be out ofG changCe, C BGive me all yGour cash, C ANobody knows, C So let's just go home,C C Main cords A, C, D, G I hAate to do this but yCou're aG pain inA the neck I tAhought you knew this , you'rCe handiGng me a cAanceled cheque AndA you've been moanin', you're CgirlfriendGs think youA're a saint I'lAl give you a quarter , I'll keCep my judgGments to myA self I gCet caught up in the moonlight reaGching out for a rotten egg I dDon't wanna bay, it's crystal clear,A you're time is nearly gone YouA're building your mansion, it's soCmething Gyou ought to avAoid YouA've got momentum, builCdingG out in Athe void TheA stormy weather, the kiCd's are Gmakin a raAcket YouA got some magic, conjCuring youGr chaos tAoo I get......(same) Cyanide Breath Mint by Beck can be found on the disc One Foot in the Grave. It's tuned down to D, so it's

D G C F A D

I just wrote the chords down as if the guitar were in E. This seems to matchup pretty well with the CD, so just listen and strum as you see fit. A DefinitelyF, this is the wrong plDace to be G there's blFood on the Cfuton, there's a Ekid drinkiAn' fire. Goin' down to the sea, F they got peoplDe to meetG,
         F              C
shakin' hands with themselves,
            E      F-------->slide to Gflat
lookin' out for themselves. WChen they askF you for credit, G Fgive them a branCch. CWhen they wantF you to geGt it, Fchew on the grass.C I know,E I know F 'cause they toDld me to tellG you there's nothiFng to tell yoCu, there's nEothing to Asell you. In the afternoon, riding the scapegoat, burning equipment, decomposing. Cool off your jets, take off your sweats, I got a funny feeling they got plastic in the afterlife. When they want you to cry, leap into the sky. When they suck your mind, like a pigeon you fly. I know, I know, it's the positive people running from their time looking for some feeling.

Intro

D-----------------------------
A---------------3------------- x 4
E---0-----0--5----------------
There's not really any chords, just the bass playing the intro = but this is how i play it:

Verse 1

ESomethings Awrong cause my Cmind is fading And Eeverywhere I looAk theres a Cdead end waiting ETemperatures Adroppin at the Crotten oasis Estealing Akisses from the Clepers faces

Intro 4x

EHeads are Ahangin from the Cgarbage man trees Emouthwash Ajukebox Cgasoline Epistols are Apointing at a Cpoor man's pockets = Esmiling Aeyes whipping Cout of their sockets for that little synth. part do this:
e---3/8----------------------------
B---3/8----------------------------
G---3/8----------------------------
w/bass doing intro in background

Chorus

Got a Edevil's Ahaircut Cin my mind (x 4) the little ending figure at the end of the chorus goes something like this:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-3--2--1----0-1-2-3-4-3----3--2--1--0--2-0-2-----------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 2

ELovin' machAines on the Csympathy crutches Ediscount Aorgies on the Cdropout buses Ehitchin a ridAe with the Cbleedin' noses Ecomin to Atown with the Cbrief case blues the synth part:
e--------------------------------
B---3b-----------------------------
G---3b-----------------------------

Chorus

then for the little interlude do this for awhile:
e---5------------------5--------------------
B----------9/4-------0--------9/4-----------
for the 3rd verse you can just play the = intro along with the bass or the synth part: for the 1st 2 lines of the verse play this
D----------------------------------------
A--2-----2-------2-2---------------------
E----------------------------------------
for the 3rd line play the same thing on the D string for the 4th line go back to A string = you really have to listen to get a feel for this play the chorus chords over the feedback back to chorus w/ending figure Endplay intro along with ending figure for first 2 bars = then drop the ending figure while he's screaming the last time he screams drop the guitar And that's it! I play open chords throughout this songs I just love tabbing obscure Beck songs! Here's one off of the Loser single, and IMHO, one of the best Beck songs ever... Tune your bass to Drop D and tune your guitar down 1 whole step. "My friend picked me up..."

Bass1:

2: 3: 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 play that 3x then 1: 2: 3: 4: 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 That was pretty much the bassline for this entire part...the guitar plays feedback during that part, then for the chorus it does this: "There's a Fume"

E5 A5 E5 A5 G5

E5 A5 E5 A5 G5 B5

The Heavy part is pretty much this: G5witA5h tE5he corresponding bassline. !!Coming soon!! Puttin It Down Asshole Need Help With: Crystal Clear Beer Hollow Log Later, JOhn From: EI ain't got no DincliAnation ED EGive away my Dsweet senAsation ED ESleepin in an Dold toolAshed ED EScumbag cryin Don his Apillow ED

{C:Chorus:} DWhen you wanna Abe with me then Gwe will see who's Dfuckin with my Ehead ED

Found myself in New Orleans With a scarecrow in my jeans Beat my forehead through the ceiling Drank my coffee with a hubcap Float upon my checkout boots Floating by you on the bayou Now talkin on a walkie talkie Credit card glued to my hand. Yet another beautiful acoustic Beck tune, from his essential independent release, One Foot In The Grave. It's a simple tune, so learn it quick and impress the one you secrectly love(you can substitue "girl" with "boy" if that's your gig, y'know?). Maybe they'll love you for it. You're just the girl ofF my dreams A But it seemsE my dreams never coGme true A B E You're just the girFl of my dreaAms But it seemsE my dreams Gnever come true A B E FI first met you dAown on Lover's LaEne The birds wGere insaAne flappinBg all abouEt SofFtly you would sinAg swEinging in your swGing IAt wasn't nighBt it wasn't Eday Thank you. Here's a sprawling yet immensely jolly epic from the current "Slack Laureate" of these United States: Beck. If you liked "Mexico", this one's for you. You can hear this cut on his cassette-only release from a few years back, Golden Feelings, released on the independent label Sonic Enemy. This will have to do until the new DGC album hits the streets, huh? By the way, I've placed the chords over the lyric that marks the progression. However, the last time I uploaded a file to Nevada, things shifted out of place. Beware and enjoy. Spoken word intro: What we're talking about here is kind of a...it's a...Heartland Feeling. Mellencamp, you know, kind of a Mellen-feeling. Ok. What you gotta get together is a Heartland folk singer: John Couger Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger; That type of feeling: a Mellen-feeling. You know, a real powerful, approving music Of a Heartland quality, just powerful straight-forward music. And if you can't get just the right type of feeling Find someone who will pass and change them. COld Man Johnson got his head in his hand Makin' his way across state in a fiddlin' band With his hair aAmll down in his eyes And the microphoneC all covered with flies. When he gets done playin' goes back to his room Climbs into bed in his cowboy boots And he picks up Ama magazine turns on the TV CLights a cigar as he's fallin' asleep. Well he's only a pFerson...wCho doesn'Amt know shit. Yeah nothing hFappenin'...thatC's abouAmt it. CYeah...... CWell, little Rosanna came from Texarkana Had fourteen dollars wrapped in a bandana. AmCame into town not lookin' for much Well she found a hCound dog and she named him "Dutch." She got a job at the arcade takin' quarters But she was never too good at takin' orders So one nighAmt she stopped givin' out change She kickCed the boss in the chin and unplugged the games. She's onlFy a person...whCo doesn'Amt know shit. FNothin' happCenin'...That'sAm about it. COoh, ooh. Yeah, yeah, yeah. CSam got canned at the cannery He punched out the clock that night. His Amknuckle was bleeding as he walked home, He was cold Cand he had a headache. Well his wife was cookin' canned beans, He took out all the money out of his jeans And he set it Amon fire in the kitchen sink As his wifeC handed him a drink. He was oFnly a person...whoC didn't Amknow shit. NoFthin' happeCnin'...that'Ams about it. Uh, yeahC, oh. Wooh, ooh, ooh, ooh... CSmiley was lookin' for handouts sleepin' in a abandoned lighthouse. AmDown at the mini-mall shakin' his hat CWashin' windows with his bare hand. He found a sports car with the keys In the ignition it just seemed so easy. HeAm took a joyride drove into a hedge CCame out with the steering wheel wrapped around his head. Well he's Fonly a person...Cwho doesn't Amknow shit. FNothin' happeninC'...that'Ams about it. COoh, ooh, yeah, yeah. CWell Jane was born in a small town Everybody just standing around. They had bingo gaAmmes and a raffle, Ceverybody chewin' tobacco. Well she grew up kinda restless All her boyfriends wanted to be dentists(dead-ass?). And sAmhe got a job at the truck stop And she got all fasCt and never did what she wanted And she's only Fa person...whoC doesn't kAmnow shit. NothFing happenin'..C.that's aAmbout it. CYeah, yeah, yo... Oh yeah...oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh. (Note: for the words, I used the main voice and ignored the background one which sings something slightly different here and there.)

Intro

F

F>From these shores where we belong I have Cseen the land beyonFd Where the lord is strange and strong I have Cseen the land beyonFd TFhere'sA no Btelling who'll be Fdead When the Cpale horse is turning Fred And their Btongues will burn in Fvain And Ceverything will feel the Fsame There's no patience there's no peace I have Cseen the land beyonFd Where the gravestones never cease I have Cseen the land beyonFd Through the Btroubles of the Fyears A Cheavenly apparition Fappears AFnd weA're Bhaunted by our own Fminds And the Cspirit calls in the skies From theseF shores where we belong I Bhave Cseen the land beyonFd I'll be there and I'll be gone I have Cseen the land beyonFd This was kinda a spur of the moment type thing, but I was listening to One Foot In The Grave this afternoon, and this track came on, and listening I thought "this is easy as shit!" so I grabbed my guitar and tabbed it out.

Intro

4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 6:

Verse

4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 play that 2x

Chorus

4: 5: 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 play that 4x, then play the intro riff

First solo

1: 2 2: 2 x 1 0 1 1 0 0 3: 3 x 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4: 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 5: 6: 3 3 The second solo is just a variation on that, random arpaggiations on the chord progression (D7 - G). Just make stuff up. Hell, I'll even give you the drum transcription! The entire thing is played on the bass drum, so it is relatively easy... X = hit X X X X X X X X 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 Lyrics: Well there aint nobody left to impress and everyone's kissing their own hands its 666 on the kichen floor aint no fire in the pan i get lonesome (4x) so glad to be a slab stiff as a stick on a board i get thoughts and dirty socks piled in the corner i get lonesome (4x) Getting fat on your own fears bring that beer over here i stomp on the ground just to make a sound i get lonesome The entire song works with just G and C. = here are the words. = Well its all in your mind its all in your mind its all in your mind its all in your mind And i wanted to be And i wanted to be your good friend well i can not believe youve got a devil up your sleeve and hes talking to me and i can not believe and i wanted to be and i wanted to be your good friend well you're all scared and stiff a sick stolen gift and the people you're with are all scared and stiff and i wanted to be and i wanted to be your good friend acoustic guitar basically just two chords.... AI been driftin' along in the Dsame stale shoes ALoose ends tyin' the noose in the Dback of my mind If you Athought that you were makin' your way To where the Dpuzzles and pagans lay Put it togAether It's a strange inviDtation that should give you the idea. when you listen to the part with just vox and guitar, you can hear it well. note: play all these chords as bar chords on the low E string

E

Intro

hang on B chord

Verse

B You only got one Afinger left and it's Epointin' at the Bdoor And you're Btakin' for Agranted what the Elord's laid on the Bfloor So I'm Bpickin' up the Apieces and I'm Eputtin' them up for Bsale Throw your Bmeal ticket out the Awindow, put your Eskeletons in Bjail

Chorus

F Cuz lord only knows it's gettin' late B F Your senses are gone so don't you hesiBtaeeyaeeyate To Eget yourself a Ajob Let your Bbottom dollars Afall GThrowin' your two-bit Fcares down the Bdrain hammer-ons and pull-offs on the fifth and seventh frets of the B string, ending up with a slide to the ninth fret.

Interlude

B D A F E

BAureleD Aaurele Faurele Eaurele do that a few times then:
D --0-2-0-0-2-4-2
A -2-----2-------
and while one guitar does that, start doing this:
E -5-5-5---5-5-5--

B -7-7-7-5-7-7-7-5

G --------7-------7 (repeat and fade)
goin' back to houston.... I think that the fuzzy guitar you hear in the front throughout the song is just playing the root notes of the chords. I didn't really try to figure it out, though. A fairly simple song, nonetheless, there was a request so: It's in drop D, so, do all that. The intro/verse part is played with a slide and goes as follows
e---------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------
D---0-0--12-0-12---12\------0-0--12-0-12---12\------------------
A---0-0--12-0-12---12\\-----0-0--12-0-12---12\\-----------------
D---0-0--12-0-12---12\\\----0-0--12-0-12---12\\\----------------
That continues over and over through out. The other part, that is played over the slide part is as follows:
e---------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------7-7-7-5-5-----------7-7-7-8-8-----------------------
G---7-7-9-7-------------7-7-9-7---------------------------------
And that is also repeated over and over at different parts. Ok, this is a simplified version of "mexico", beck's song on the Rare on Air compilation album. It's missing the cool little solo parts in it, but i'm not THAT good at guitar yet. if anyone knows them, please post em!!!

Am G

Come gather round meAm people, here's a story you never heard AmBout me and my friends and some things that occuGred Am

Am G

Thought we'd get some money, wAme thought that me might go AmSpent the weekend pleasant, down in mexicGo Am AmI was workin at Mcdonalds, doing the lGate night run Am Amwhen a car pulled up the drive thru and pointed out a Ggun Am Amsaid gimme all your money, and three big macsG to go Am AmI stuffed them all in a sack and i ducked dGown below Am Well the boss was angry when he found out that i didn't call the police I guess i was kinda nervous there was a warrant out on me concerning some jaywalkin tickets i couldn't afford to pay needless to say i got the axe that same day Well me being outta work just then, i couldn't afford to go home mom said if i lost this job i've have to go out on my own so i went over to dave's house and i got really stoned called up some girls but none of them were home Steve came over and he brought some alcohol we all got really depressed, just staring at the wall we thought we'd get some money, we thought that we might go spent the weekend pleasant, down in mexico Steve's dad had a huntin rifle, and we went and picked it up we stopped at a 7-11 to try out our luck we pulled out that huntin rifle, but the counter guy just laughed as he pulled out an uzi, we turned and hauled ass. We ran so fast, till we came to the Mcdonalds where i used to work we walked up to the drive thru and gave my boss a jerk said give us all you money and 3 big macs to go and suck on this you weasel, we're going to mexico When we got there we got really wasted, dave got a case of the runs we all got hungover and we were getting low on funds steve and dave called there parents and took the bus back home. me I got a job at Mcdonalds.....down in Mexico I suck at tabs so if this is wrong tell me. anything will do, but his earlier/rarer stuff would be great.....and we need lyrics too!!! Most chords last 1 bar, where they only last 1/2 a bar I've put (1/2). Starts with 4 bars of G You camGe, you went, G My miCnd it got a dent, G IG couldn't make my rent, G 'Cause allD my cash was lent, D C This tGown is fillGed, With thCousand dollar bills, G GLaminated songsG, DContaminated loans, D C Well we eat Cabout fifteen Ctimes a day, G G CStaring through a bag ofC fritolet, G G And I plCay with the fire iCn the stove, G G

Am C G

When my eyes peelG out and my fingertips get cold,

G G

Well it's reBal and it's fake,B And it's flGaming like a steak,G And she's puttiBn' out my face, B With the rakeG, G Oh hoAmney you knew,Am C That you werCe, My onGe and only Gblur, D D C UnglGued, depressGed, The meCatloaf in my chest, C GPersonality testG, I Dfailed with the besDt, C And I stoGmped and I stormed,G And I paCssed out in your dorm, G When you hussleGd me outside, G I Dcouldn't catch a ride,D C Will the subCway train speak toC me now, G G I'm bCrowsing through the supermarkeCt town, G G And the girlCs don't talk wChen I'm around, G G I'm feeling Ambad even though nothCing's wrong. G G G C G And

G G G D D C G G C G

G G choking on a breathmint D G G I'm going to put lyrics in here just so that you know where the chords are supposed to go. I'm not saying these are the actual lyrics, just the way I hear them. I'm not sure whether this is played on guitar or on distorted bass. I'm guessing there's probably a little bit of both. Play everything as power chords, and distort as much as much as possible. Have fun. Because I matched the chords with the words it may be a little hard to follow along with (and may be off, too) so here's the tab for how these parts go.
Main Riff
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D ---5----6-/-7---3-\-2-------5-5----6-/-7---3-\-2--------------
A ---5----6-/-7---3-\-2-------5-5----6-/-7---3-\-2--------------
E ---3----4-/-5---1-\-0-------3-3----4-/-5---1-\-0--------------
Walkup after main riff (..."Judging everyone...")
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------
A ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------
E ---3--4--5--6--7----------------------------------------------

Chorus

E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------
D --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------
A --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---/----9-9-9-9------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

Bridge

I think. This one's kinda hard to hear.)
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------7--6--5-------------------------------------------
D --5--6--7---7--6--5-------------------------------------------
A --5--6--7---5--4--3-------------------------------------------
E --3--4--5-----------------------------------------------------
Oh no You know Homey don't play that game Why should you give a shit GHey AmisAter FassEhole GWhat Gyou AdirAty FassEhole GSittin' Ain Ayour FcasEtle GJudAging AevBeryBone GYou're GactGin Alike Ait's FchilEl GWhen Gthe Gdeal's AgettAin' FillE GWhy Adon't Ayou FbreaEk Gyour Abrace Aon Bmy head CEveryone's out to get you motherFfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Total paranoia Tryin to annoy ya Everything I do is to try to fuck you up Screwdriver drillin' How served spasm Drunk stove on the situation dude Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker

G A A D C C

B A (repeatedly) untill... C She+s a NGite-Mare hiFppy giCrl.... Repeat the above progession for each line..untill... seClf-conGscious and a liFttle bit..Am.....moody

C F Am

Then go back to the begining... The ending is: FFor all that it+s wAmorth That's it.... G C G C F C and then repeats.

Intro riff

clean tone)
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------------------------7-\-6-------
A -------7/9-\7---5------5/7-\5-4--2--------7/9-\7---5-------------------
E --0--------------------------------------------------------------------
For the little harmonica bit, the notes are E and A.
Main Riff (distorted)
E ---------------------------------------------------  if you want to do the
B ---------------------------------------------------  little horn bursts
G --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------  that appear at the end
D --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------  of this riff sometimes,
A --5-7--7--7--7----5-7--7--5------------------------  it's a B5.
E ---------------------------------------------------
A few things go on in the bridge part. First, a clean guitar
plays this.
E -----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------
G ---------------------6/8\6---------------------------------
D --6----9-/11----6----7/9\7----6----9-/11----6----6/8-------
A --7----10/12----7-------------7----10/12----7----7/9--9----
E ------------------------------------------------------10---
For the distorted part, just play the same things but with a distorted bass playing the root notes an octave lower.
When the bridge is over, a little keyboard (maybe guitar?) comes in
and plays this:
E ---------------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------------
G ---------------------------------------------------
D -10---------8---------6----------------------------
A -------9---------8---------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------
Repeat the intro riff, then make a lot of noise. I'm not going to tab out the synth bit at the end, but if anyone else wants to, feel free to add it. I'm only going to do two of the parts here, the main riff and what the bass is playing during the chorus. I'm not going to try to figure out the slide bits, I would just screw around in B for those parts and see what you get. Here's enough to get you started though.
MAIN VERSE RIFF
E ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------------------------------------------------------
D -------7-6-----------4-3------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ---7-------------5------------------------------------------
During the chorus, the bass plays E D B, descending from the 7th fret on the A string. You play the E and D notes something like eight times each, and the B like 15 or 16. At the end of the song, the bass just moves up the neck from B. Enjoy. This CD is wicked cool. If you like Beck BUY IT RIGHT NOW!! This is one of the best songs on the CD, IMHO. The guitar is acoustic and in the background. This sorta sounds wrong when you play it along with the CD, but I think Beck might tune down or something like that like he usually does. Anyway, if anyone knows a better way to play this, please post it! OzEmzy, ozzy, oAzzy, ozzy.C. And you just play that for the whole song. If anyone knows the lyrics, please e-mail them to me, or post them. This song comes from the One Foot in the Grave album on K records. If you don't have it, I would highly recomend its immediate purchase. These chords are played by hitting the lowest note first followed by a few strums, and that pattern is repeated. Your best bet is to listen to the CD for the exact rhythm. Also, there may be some pulloffs/hammerons around the A chord (Perhaps a second guitar?). Anyway, this is pretty much it. Any corrections or additions will be greatly appreciated.

Intro

D

DI wake up and look upon your Apainted eyelids The Gworld is your oyster and the Ftrashbags are your kids DThe ceiling is invisible there's a Abird sinkin through the sky and Gevery hour that passes is Fteachin me how to cry

Chorus

kind of): A7Cuz it's lonely here in the Dugly part of town A7the buildings are all vacant and the Dtelephones are down DThere's a police siren singin like aA tiger with no skin the Gsewer drain is glowin and I don't knFow what state I'm in DAnd the river is on fire and there's Achemicals and debris GAll the roads are blocked off it'sF just too hard to see A7So cancel my appointment and Dset up a whole new show A7'Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a Dlife to call my own

D A G F

Ba

DSo get me a plate of money and getA me a blanket and a chair GThe limitations are limitless they're Ffloating through the air A7'Cuz it's real and it's true the Dthings I see in you A7And there's nothin that I wouldn't talk about with the Dclearest dream that ever drifted by... Fade on verse chords with harmonica and sounds Hope you enjoy it -Zak Watson tonCight the cGity is fFull of whores and aCll the toiFlets are overflCowing there's shoCpping maGlls coming oFut of the wCalls as we wCalk out amFong the maGnure Dthat's why FE I pay no mind FEC give the finger to the rock and roll singer as he's dancing upon your paycheck the sales climb high through the garbage pail sky like a giant dildo crushing the sun that's why I pay no mind I sleep in slime I just got signed so get out your lead pipe pipe dreams get out your ten-foot flags the insects are huge and the poison's all been used and the drugs won't kill your day job that's why I pay no mind This is another terriffic song off of Stereopathetic Soul Manure. Really, I can't say enough nice things about this CD...GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!! Chord Voicings: Big GPain A GBurnin' ADown GGiving AMe G A ACow which you GSeem to be Asayin as you're Gpatiently Awaiting like an Gashtray A for the Gbutt A

Chorus

Well I'm Gputtin it Adown G A Well you're not Gpicking Ait up G A Well I'm Gputtin it Adown but you Etreat me like a Dclown and I don't Gwanna be Afunny Fat chance glued to the wall like a centerfold of an old cannonball will you put me inside your TV tonite cause you're treatin' me like a rerun So what I just lost my job at the hut. My ass got cut. but I'll be better at kissin' When my teeth are all missin' And the silverware's burnt and I'm eatin' with my fingers Chord Progression

C C Csus4 E E Em

Intro

e--------------------------------
b--------------------------------
g-1--1-1-1--2---0--0-0-0--1------
d-2--2-2-2--2---2--2-2-2--2------
a-2--2-2-2--2---2--2-2-2--2------
e-0--0-0-0--0---0--0-0-0--0------
e--------------------------------
b----------0--2-0----------------
g-1--1-1-2-2--1-1--2-1-----------
d-2--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-----------
a-2--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-----------
e-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-----------
played over chorus:
e--------------------------------
b-----------0-2-0----------------
g-1--1-2-2--1-1-1--2--1----------
d-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2----------
a-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2----------
e-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0----------
repeat again and again over verses and chorus lyrics are as follows (by memory, sorry if anything's wrong): you've been so long your blind eyes are gone your old bones are on their own so take off your coat put a song in your throat let the deadbeats pound all around

Chorus

we will go nowhere we know we don't have to talk at all (till we find our one and all) hand me downs fly paper towns stuck together one and all bargains you drag buckets and bags and all your belongings your train's in the sand ramshackle land let the rats watch the races

Chorus

after the chorus this is that weird little solo thing.
play twice:
e------------------------------------
b------------------------------------
g--8-6---8-6---8-6-------------------
d------6-----6----6-8--8-8-9-8-6-----
a------------------------------------
e------------------------------------
then comes that strange strumming part. Use some power chords. it seems to sound different every time. i like to use Ab, Bb and D. praises get spent your trick face is bent pigsties and prizes cause there's no kind of well you're suiting yourself you leave yourself behind

Chorus

finish with the solo twice again

Intro

Hit an open D string and strum D a few times, repeat twice.

Verses

The chords are as follows: A\\E\\G\\D\\ Strike the low string of each chord once before strumming a few times. Timing is as follows. ARow----Eboat, G row me to the Dshore AShe----Edon't, want to Gbe my friend no Dmore

Chorus

Hold strumming the last D chord from the end of the verse then go into a C\G\\\\D\\\\ until the last line which changes to a

D Am C D

CPick me Gup--, give me some Dfood to eat CIn your Gtruck--, playing the Dradio CI'll be Ghome--, talking to Dnobody DYou'll be Amstrange,C you'll be far aDway This is a cool song off one of Beck's indie albums, Stereopathetic Soul Manure. If you don't have it, I suggest getting it. The chord progression is the same throughout the song, except they add a banjo at some point. Since I don't play banjo, or have any desire to, I will just give you the chords. Chord Voicings: ESatan gave me a taco and it Bmade me really sick AThe chicken was all raw and Ethe grease was mighty thick The rice was all rancid and the beans were so hard I was getting kinda dizzy eatin' all the lard There was aphids on the lettuce and I ate every one And after I was done the salsa melted off my tongue Pieces of tortilla got stuck in my throat And the stains on my clothes burned a hole through my coat My stomach was tremblin' and I broke out in a rash I was so dry and thirsty and I didn't have no cash So I went and found a hose tore off all my clothes Turned on the water and it shot right up my nose Some old lady came along and she flat out was a freak So she beat me with her handbag 'til I could hardly speak I was lying there naked my body badly bruised In a pool of my own blood unconscious and confused When the cops came and got me and threw me in their van And I woke up on the ceiling and I couldn't find my hand They took me to the judge his eyes were glowing red The courtroom was filled with witches and the dead The sheriff was a hell-hound with fangs and claws The prisoners were tied up and chained to the walls The air was getting thick the smoke was getting thicker The judge read the verdict said Cut off his head Well they placed me on the altar they raised up the axe My head was about to explode when I noticed the Marshall stacks I noticed all the smoke machines cameras and lights Some guy with a microphone runnin' around dancin' in tights and I noticed The crew and the band playin' down below And I realized I was in a rock'n'roll [video] So I went and joined the band and I went out on tour And I smoked a lot of heroin and I passed out in manure I made out with the groupies started fires backstage Made a lot of money and I gave it all away

Well the band got killed so i started a solo career

And I won all the awards and I drank all the beer I opened up a taco stand just to smell the smell Cookin' with the devil, fryin' down in hell Another spur of the moment thing, here is the bass tab to Soul Suckin' Jerk...tune your bass down 1/2 step and you're ready to begin! Main Bassline 1: 2: 2 2 3: 0^2^0 4: 0^3 0^4 0^5

Bass solo

1: 2 2 0 2: 2 1 3: 3 3 3 6^3^6 0 0 3^0^3 3 3 3 6^3^6 4: And for those of you (like me) who prefer the Reject version on the Loser Single, here is the bassline to that: 1: 2: 3: 12 12\ 3 3 3 3/ 15\ 4: And the heavier part goes like this: 1: 2: 3: 0 3/(15)\3 4: THE END!!! Here is a fairly simple and very underrated song off of Beck's Mellow Gold CD. Main Bassline (most of the song) 1: 2: 3: 3 5 0 1 1 4: 1 3 There is some weird sitar stuff in the back of this, but feedback works just fine in place of it. :)

Guitar solo

1: 0 1 2: 5 7 2 2 3 3: 5 5 7 2 3 3 2 2 4: 5 7 7 3 3 3 5: 3 5 5 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 6: 1 1: 3 2: 3: 4 4 4 4: 5 5 5: 5 6: 3 3 Play twice, then the outro is just F Bb G Bb The End!! Ok, so my brother gave me this to add. It should be alright. It is purely a functional tab but it is mostly correct. Any mistakes in it are probably in my interpretation of what i have got written on paper in front of me. The song is in standard tunning. There are 3 simple phrases 1.
----0---0---0---2---2---2---2---/---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---------  X 2
The phrases are in the following order: 1 2 1 2 (chords start) 1 3 Repeting 1 and 3 throughout. The chords are for phrase 1 and 2

D A G

for phrase 3

E

Ok that`s it. Enjoy.

Intro

w/slide): 3: 14 7 14\ 7 (7)/(14) 14\ (14) 14 4: 14 14\(7) 7/(14) (14)\ 7 (7) (7)/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\ (7) 3: /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(9)~~~ 4: /(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(9)~~~ Rest of song (w/out slide): 4: 7 7 /12 12 12 5: 7 7 /12 12 12 6: 5 5 /10 10 10 play 8x then: 3: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 4: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 5: 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 The song completely falls apart at 1 minute 28 seconds. Make noise from there out. i got on my strap i got fatso belt i was jumping around it was your mother coming down in the flick of a chick i got to take my pick betwen a slime and a fist just a big happy dog I'm taking morphine!!! now im rolling in sweat with a loaf of cold bread and a taco in my jeans on the ??? it glides its got such a good thighs i got taken by surprise with the flavored flavored donuts its a cold ass fashion when she stole my passion its an everlasting its a ghettoblasting on the wonderwheel i got a thunderpeel i made an effort to get just what i deserve THE END!! Note: The guitar on this is tuned down one step, as it is on a lot of songs on this album. Is anyone has transcribed any more Beck songs, let me know. The first guitar part on the verses is as follows The second guitar part is just kind of improvised

Chorus

Its just the Fshit kicking Cspeed takin Gtruck drivin Dneighbors downAstairs Whiskey stained buck toothed back woods creep Grizzly bear motherfucker never goes to sleep Belly floppin naked in a pool of yellow sweat Screamin jack ass with a wet cigarette Psychotic break down double edged axe Growin hair like a shag rug on a greasy back

E

E

ok heres the way I play whiskeyclone

Intro

A C E C

A i was bEorn in this hFotel AWashing dEishes in the Fsink magazines and free soda Trying hard not to think C lay it aEll to the (Bdogs) everything weve done is wrong Ill be lonesome