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Alameda Tab

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This is not my tab, but it took me ages to find it anywhere on the net so im
putting it up here for others to use, as the only other Alameda tab on her is
guitarpro, so those without a subscription to guitarpro cant use it.
i think this tab is right, sounds good, Elliott Smith is a LEGEND.

Alameda
Elliott Smith
Tune guitar down a tone

Chords used :
Cmaj7* : x32400			C/G* : 3xxx10			Cm : x35543
B7 : x2420x			C/B : x2xx10			F : 133211
Am : x02210			Cmaj7 : x32000			Bb : x1333x
Asus2 : x02200			Dm : xx0231			G : 3200xx
Fmaj7/C : x33210		E : 022100			A11 : 5400xx
C : x32010			E7 : 020130			G/B : x200xx
Cadd9 : x32030			C/G : 332010			C* : x3555x
Cadd11 : x32011			Eb : x6888x			Eb/Bb : 66504x
Badd11(b13) : x24040		Eb/G : x 10 8 8 8 x
Asus4 : x02230			Gm : 355333

Intro (album version)

 Cmaj7*                      B7
 ^  ^  ^ v ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^  ^  ^
--------------------------------------------------------|
----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-------0-------0----|
---------4------4-------4------2-------2--------2-----2-|
----2------2------2-------2------4-------4------4-----4-|
-3-----3------3-------3------2-------2-------2-----2----|
--------------------------------------------------------|

 Am         Asus2 Am Asus2 Am  Fmaj7/C
 ^  ^  ^   v ^ v  v ^ v  v ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^  ^  ^ v
----0--------0-0----0-0----0------0------0-0----0------|
----1------1-1-0--1-1-0--1-1-1----1----1-1-1-------3-1-|
----2------2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2----2-2-2-----------|
----2------2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-3---------|
-0-----0-----0------0------0---3-----3---3---3--3------|
-------------------------------------------------------|

 C        Cadd9 Cadd11 C     Badd11(b13)
 ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v ^  ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v  v ^ v
--------0--------1------0-----------0------------------------|
--------1----3---1------1------4----4----4---4------4--4-4-0-|
---0----0--------0----0-0-----------0----0---0------0--0-0-0-|
--------2-------------2-------------4----4---4------4--4-4-0-|
-3---3-----3---3---3--3---3--2---2-----2---2---2--2------2---|
-------------------------------------------------------------|

 Am          Asus2 Am   Asus4  Fmaj7/C              C/G* C/B
 ^  ^  ^   v ^ v  v ^ v  v ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v
----0--------0-0----0-0-----------0------0-0---0---0---0---0-|
----1------1-1-0--1-1-1--3---1----1----1-1-1---1---1---1---1-|
----2------2-2-2--2-2-2--2---2----2----2-2-2---2---2---------|
----2------2-2-2--2-2-2--2---3-3--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
-0-----0-----0------0------0---3-----3---3---3---3-------2---|
-----------------------------------------------------3-------|
Intro (tabbed from the bumbershoot seattle, wa 09-02-2000 show, the acoustic
guitar is in standart tuning)

 Cmaj7*                    B7
 ^  ^  ^ v ^  ^  ^  ^ v ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^  ^  ^
------------------------------------------------------|
----0------0-----0------0--0-----0-------0-------0----|
----4--4-4-4-----4--4-4-4----2-------2--------2-------|
-------2-2----------2-2--------4-------4------------4-|
-3------------3------------2-------2-------2-----2----|
------------------------------------------------------|

 Am       Asus2 Am Asus2 Am      Fmaj7/C
 ^  ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ v ^ v
----0-----------------------0----0-----0-----0-------|
----1-----1-0---1---0---1--------1-----1---------3-1-|
----2--2--2----------------------2-----2-------------|
----2--2--2----------------------3-----3-------------|
-0-----0------0---0-------0---3-----3-----3----3-----|
----------------------0------------------------------|

 C        Cadd9 Cadd11 C     Badd11(b13)
 ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v ^  ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^  ^  ^  ^ v ^
--------0--------1------0---------------------------------|
--------1----3---1------1------4----4----4-4-----4----4-0-|
---0----0--------0----0-0-----------0----0-0-----0----0-0-|
--------2-------------2-------------4--4-4-4-----4--4-4-0-|
-3---3-----3---3---3--3---3--2---2-----2------2-----2-----|
----------------------------------------------------------|

 Am       Asus2 Am      Asus4 Fmaj7/C             C/G* C/B
 ^  ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^  ^ v ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v ^ v
----0---------------0------------0----0---0---0-0----0---0-|
----1-----1-0---1---1---3---1----1----1---1---1-1----1---1-|
----2--2--2-2---2-------2---2----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------|
----2--2--2----------------------3--3---3---3--------------|
-0-----0------0---0---0---0---3-----3---3---3----------2---|
---------------------------------------------------3-------|

C                       B7
  you walk down alameda shuffling your deck
            Am      Asus2 Am Asus2 Am Fmaj7/C
of trick ca - rds   over       everyo - ne
          C     Cadd9 Cadd11 C     Badd11(b13)
like some pre - cious on  -  ly so - n
Am     Asus2 Am           Asus4 Fmaj7/C    C/G* C/B
  face down, bow to the champio - n

C   Cmaj7   C Cmaj7  C  B7
  you walk down alameda looking at the
                     Am    Asus2 Am Asus2 Am       Fmaj7/C
cracks in the sidewa - lk  thinking about your fri - ends
        C     Cadd9 Cadd11 C     Badd11(b13)
how you mai - ntain all    them i - n


Am     Asus2 Am      Asus4  Fmaj7/C
  a constant state of suspe - nse

         Dm        E (or E7) Am       C/G
for your own pro - tection    o - ver their affection
Eb Eb/G               Gm
no - body broke your heart
      Cm      F                     Bb                 C
you broke your own because you can't finish what you start

C   Cmaj7   C Cmaj7  C  B7
  walk down alameda     brushing off the nightmare you wish
Am Asus2 Am            Asus2 Am Fmaj7/C
   could plague me when i'm awa - ke
            C   Cadd9 Cadd11 C  Badd11(b13)
and now you see your  first  mi - stake
Am             Asus2 Am        Asus4   Fmaj7/C
  was thinking that  you could re - la - te

    C      G  F                    G (slide to) A11 Am
for o - ne or two minutes she liked y - o - u
    C         G   F  G/B
but t - h - e fix is in

C  Cmaj7  C Cmaj7 C B7    Am  Asus2 Am Asus2 Am Fmaj7/C

C  Cadd9 Cadd11 C Badd11(b13)

Am  Asus2 Am Asus4 Fmaj7/C

       Dm        E (or E7)
you're all pre - ten - sion
Am        C/G
  i never pay attention
Eb Eb/G               Gm
no - body broke your heart
      Cm      F                     Bb                 C*
you broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Eb Eb/G               Gm
no - body broke your heart

      Cm      F                     Bb                 C*
you broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Eb Eb/G               Gm
no - body broke your heart
      Cm      F                     Bb                 C*
you broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Eb Eb/G               Gm
no - body broke your heart
     Cm        F                 Bb                  C*
if you're a - lone it must be you that wants to be apart

Eb  Eb/G  Gm    Cm  F  Bb  C* (or C/G)  Eb (or Eb/Bb)


^ : downstroke
v : upstroke
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RG_FANMAN wrote on August 5 2010, 05:41 pm

It's not a half step down, it's a whole step.

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snapbee wrote on March 16 2011, 04:48 pm

Amazing job deciphering. It sounds great, though I'm not sure about your Badd11(b13) chord, or perhaps I'm just not clear yet on how its used. Thanks very much to you. Elliott was an incredible song writer.

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lacfm41 wrote on April 1 2011, 03:54 am

@snapbee I used to think the same thing with that chord. Now I play it x24242 or xx4242. Just barre 2nd and have those notes on the 4th fret and you're good. Well I like it at least. Let me know what you think.

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