Maria Mckee - Absolutely Barking Stars Text Guitar Tab

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                   ABSOLUTELY BARKING STARS - Maria McKee

Written by: Maria McKee
CD: "Life Is Sweet"     (1996, Geffen Records)

Notes:

INTRO

    G            D     Dsus4 D  Dsus2      Dm           C             G

 E -3----------|-2---2--2h3--2--0-----0--|-5----------|-0-----------|----|
 B -0----------|-3---3--3----3--3--3--3--|-6----------|-1-----------|----|
 G -0----------|-2---2--2----2--2--2--2--|-7----------|-0-----------|----|
 D -0----------|-0-----------------------|-7----------|-2-----------|----|
 A -2----------|-------------------------|-5----------|-3---3\2--0--|----|
 E -3----------|-------------------------|------------|-------------|-3--|

1ST VERSE:

 G                              D               D Dsus4 D  Dsus2
Her apron strings are trailing out like sparks
                                             E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
                                             B -3--3----3--3--3--|
                                             G -2--2----2--2--2--|
Dm                  C
Her comet tail is whipping, slicing up the dark
                                G ----------------0--|
                                D ---0------0-0h2----|
                                A -------------------|

 G                   D             D Dsus4 D  Dsus2
I'm her twin, I live in the other half
                                E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
                                B -3--3----3--3--3--|
                                G -2--2----2--2--2--|
Dm                  C
I'm tearing at the seam but it never comes apart
                                  G ----------------0--|
                                  D ---0------0-0h2----|
                                  A -------------------|
Cm                    G
And we've a chain to keep alive
Dm                            Am
And it's all this noise that makes us thrive
Cm
I've tried to trap her in my head
Gm                       Eb
But she knows where the light comes in

   Eb
 E ---|------------------------|
 B ---|------------------------|
 G ---|------------------------|
 D ---|------------------------|
 A -5-|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6/8-8/(10)-|
 E ---|------------------------|
         And those rays live to make her spin

CHORUS

    G                D                Em       D        A
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -10~----9---7---|-9---7---5---6---|-7~------5~-----|-4~-----------4--|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
          And she's wound up         Shooting  burning  Tearing up
                                       off,     out,         the midnight

    C                                  G                D
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -3~-------------|-3~----2~----0---|-10~----9---7---|-5---4---5---6---|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    heart,           whoa whoa         Stayed alive, stayed alive so far

   Em      D         A                 C                               G
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 D -5------4-------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|----|
 A -7------5-------|-7~--------------|-3~-------------|-3~---2~---0--|----|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------|-3--|
   It's alright,     we know what we  are         Absolutely barking stars

G    D    Dm    C

2ND VERSE:

 G                         D                   D Dsus4 D  Dsus2
The bitch is quick, I've tried to trip her up
                                            E -2--2h3--2--0-----|
                                            B -3--3----3--3--3--|
                                            G -2--2----2--2--2--|
Dm                          C
She is full of tricks and blends so sticky in my blood
 G           D
But she can fly
    Dm                         C
And I can only run from everything and after her
Cm                       G
I'm wired and tired and full of holes
Dm                     Am
And she plays Pandora with my soul
Cm                      Gm
I'll never let her go -- it's so quiet here without her

   Eb
 E ---|------------------------|
 B ---|------------------------|
 G ---|------------------------|
 D ---|------------------------|
 A -5-|-6-5-6-5-6-5-6/8-8/(10)-|
 E ---|------------------------|
         I don't wanna feel myself

Play CHORUS

GUITAR SOLO
(each staff is 1 measure)

    Am                                 Em
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -12^(13)--(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-------11^(12)--(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-------|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D ------------------------------14-14------------------------------14-14-|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -12^(14)--(14)-(14)--(14)r12----12--12^(14)--(14)-(14)r12--------------|
 D -----------------------------14---------------------------12-----------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat 1st 2 measures

 Am                                        Em
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|13^(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-(15)-----12^(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------14-14--------------------------14-14|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -12^(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)r12----------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------14-------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Eb
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15^(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)-(16)|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    F
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -17^(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)r17-17^(18)-(18)-(18)-(18)r17-/19-19^s|
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS

    G                D                Em       D        A
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -10~----9---7---|-9---7---5---6---|-7~------5~-----|-4~-----------4--|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
          And she's wound up         Shooting  burning  Tearing up
                                       off,     out,         the midnight

    C                                  G                D
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 D ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 A -3~-------------|-3~----2~----0---|-10~----9---7---|-5---4---5---6---|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    heart,           whoa whoa         Stayed alive, stayed alive so far

   Em      D         A                 C
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 B ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 G ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 D -5------4-------|-----------------|----------------|
 A -7------5-------|-7~--------------|-3~-------------|
 E ----------------|-----------------|----------------|
   It's alright,     we know what we  are

^...bend                         /...slide up
r...release bend                 \...slide down
h...hammer on                    ~...vibrato

(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents
their interpretation of the song.)