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Song Title: You oughta know
Artist: Alanis Morissette
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You oughta know - Alanis Morissette
bass tablature
Tabbed by Visscher@alg.frg.eur.nl

For the rhythm, look at the + above the tab; it represents the beat (4/4 beat, and
the dots are 16th notes to help you with the counting). The lyrics are placed in the
bar in which they are sung, but they are not always correctly spaced in comparison to
the notes. So don't use the lyrics to figure out the rhythm, but use the +'s and
dots! Sometimes, when Alanis sings real fast, the lyrics under a bar consist of two
lines. This is indicated by `...' after the first line and before the second.
The tab will not be 100% correct, because Flea improvises the whole thing (I think).
I've tried to tab it the way I think Flea plays it, but I'm not always sure. Use your
imagination! 
If you have corrections, suggestions better tabs etc, or if you enjoy my tab, please
mail to Visscher@alg.frg.eur.nl

Notation legend: h = hammer on; p = pull off; 
                 / = slide up; *x* = pluck note x (hard)

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VERSE 1

I want you to know that I'm happy for you.
I wish nothing but the best for you both.


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--------|-2---2-----2-2-2-----2-------2---|-2-2---------2-2-----2-2-----2---|
Another   version of me;       is she per-  verted like me?    Would she go


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-----2-2-2-2-----2-------2---|-2-2---------2-2-----2-2-----2---|
  down on you   in    a thea-       tre?             Does she speak


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-------2-2-2-----2-------2---|-2-2-------2-2-2-----2-------2---|
  eloquently?        And would she  have your baby?  I'm sure she'd


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
|-2-2-------2-2-2-----2-2-----2---|-2-2-------2-2-2---2-2---2-------|
  make a really excellent           mother.               Cause the


PRE-CHORUS

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------4-4-----------------|---------------------2-2-----1---|
|---------------------0---2-------|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-------------------------0---|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|
 love that you gave that we...      make it enough for you to be o-
 ...made wasn't able to            
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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------4-4-----------------|-------------2-2-----------------|
|---------------------0---2-------|---------------------0---2-------|
|-2-2-------------------------0---|-2-2-------------------------2---|
 -pen wide.                    No.                              And      

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|---------------------------------|---------------------2---1-------|
|-------------4-4---------2-2-----|---------------------------------|
|---------------------0-----------|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-------------------------0---|-2-2---------2-2-------------0---|
  everytime you speak her...        know how you told me you'd...
  ...name does she                  ...hold me until

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-------2---|-----------4-4-4-----2-----------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------4---0---|
|-2-2---------2-2---------------0-|-2-2-----------------------------|
  you died? Til you died, but       you're still alive. And I'm here


CHORUS

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                         to remind you                   of the mess


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-------------------------4-4-2-0-|
|---------------------------------|-2---2---2---2---2---2-----------|
  you left when you                 went away.         It's not fair

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                          to deny me                    of the cross


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|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-h-|-2---0-h-2---0-h-2---0-h-2---0-h-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  I bear that you               gave to me.                You, you,

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|---------------------------------|
|---------------------2---4-------|
|-2-------------------------0-0---|
|---------------------------------|
  you oughta know....


VERSE 2

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|---------------------------------|-------------------2-------------|
|---------------------2---1-------|-------------------------2h4-----|
|-----------------------------0---|-----------------------4---------|
|-2-2-------2-2-2-----------------|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|
  You seem                          very well.

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------1---2-------|-----------------2---1-----------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------0---2---|
|-2-2---------2-2-------------0---|-2-2---------2-------------------|
  Things look                     peaceful.

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------2h4-|---------------------------------|
|---------------------0-----------|-------------------------4-------|
|-2-2----------2-2----------------|-2-2-------2-2-2-------------0---|
 I'm not                          quite as well.           I thought

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------1---2-------|
|-------------------------0-0-2---|-----------------------------0---|
|-2-2---------2-2-----0-----------|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|
                       you should   know.               Did you for-

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------4-4-----2-------2---|-----------4-4-4-----2---4-------|
|---------------------------4-----|-----------------------------2---|
|-2-2-----------------------------|-2-2-----------------------------|
  get about me           Mr.   Du---plicity?               I hate to

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------4-4-4-----------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------0---2-------|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-------------------------0---|-2-2-------2-2-2/5---4---0-------|
  bug you in the middle of          dinner.                 It was a

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|---------------------------------|--------------------*2*----------|
|---------------------4---2-2-----|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------0---|---------------------------------|
|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|-2-2---------2---2---------------|
  slap in the face     how quickly  I was replaced,      and are you

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------0---2-------|---------0-----0-2---2---0-------|
|-2-2-------2-2-2-------------0---|-2-2---2---------------------0---|
  thinking of me when you              fuck her?           Cause the


PRE-CHORUS

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------2-2-----2---2-1-----|
|---------------------0---2-------|-----------------------------2---|
|-2---2-----2-2-2-2-----------0---|-2-2-----------------------------|
  love that you gave that...        make it enough for you to be
  ...we made wasn't able to

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------1-2-------|
|---------------------0-----0-2---|-------------0-0-----2-------0---|
|-2-2---------2-2---------2-------|-2-2-----------------------------|
  open wide.                        No.                          And

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-4-4-------4-4-4-----2---4-2-----|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------4---|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-2-2---------2-2---2-2---2-2-2---|
  everytime you speak her...        know how you told me...
  ...name does she                  ...you'd hold me until

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------2---|---------4-4-----2-2-------------|
|---------------------0---2-4-----|---------------4-------2-4-2-0---|
|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|-2-2-----------------------------|
  you died?     Til you died, but   you're still alive. And I'm here



CHORUS

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                         to remind you                   of the mess

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------2-------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---2---2-----4-2-0-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  you left when you                 went away.         It's not fair

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                          to deny me                    of the cross

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|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---2-/-|-5---2-/-5---2-/-5---2-/-5---2---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  I bear that you               gave to me.                You, you,

  you oughta know....


QUIET PART'
[Sixteen bars rest]

PRE-CHORUS


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---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
---------|-------------1-2-----------------|-----------------------2-4-------|
---------|---------------------0---2-------|---------------------4-----4-0---|
---------|-2-2-------------------------0---|-2-2-------2-2-2-----------------|
Cause the joke that you laid in the...       not gonna fade as soon as you
          ...bed that was me, and I'm

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-------0---|-----------------0---2h4p2p0-----|
|-2-2---------2-2-----------------|-2-2-------1-2---------------0---|
  close your eyes, and you know     it.                          And

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------1---2---|-------------------1/2---1-------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------2---|
|-2-2-------2-2-2-----2-----------|-2-2-------2-2-2-----------------|
  everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------4-4-4-----2---1-------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------0-2---|---------0---2---0---2---0-------|
|-2-2-----------------------------|-2-2-------------------------0---|
  feel it.               Can you feel it?               And I'm here

CHORUS

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                         to remind you                   of the mess

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  you left when you                 went away.         It's not fair

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                          to deny me                    of the cross

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  I bear that you               gave to me.                You, you,

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|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|---------------------------------|
  you oughta know. And I'm here

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                         to remind you                   of the mess

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------4-4-4-2-----|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---2-----------4-2-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  you left when you                 went away.         It's not fair

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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------3---2---1---|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---0---------------|
                          to deny me                    of the cross


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|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-2---2---2-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------0---2---0---2---0---|
  I bear that you               gave to me.                You, you,


 you oughta know.

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Submitted by:  Louis Visscher (Visscher@alg.frg.eur.nl)
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