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                             Go By - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: ciaran rooney

Tuning: DGCFAD

From "New Moon", disk one. It's played in D tuning (DGCFAd)

The intro is based around E major, you play the bottom string parts with your baby finger

d|---2--2--O-----2--3--O----------------------------------------------|
A|---O-----------O----------------------------------------------------|
F|---1-----------1----------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-O----------O-------------------------------------------------------|

Here's the chords:

E                    G

.. Go on parade and fade
(F#m)            C
Hit the ceiling slow
G                                 Em 
Spending all your time with some girl
                     C
You'll never get to know
G      (F#m)  c     
Wound   up   tight
G               Em
Dressed all in white
     D         A
Some torment saint
                 C
Blowing out to drift
A                   C    D
 ... Leave you even if

G                     Em
You live up in your head
(F#m)                   C
Scared of every little noise
G                                Em
Someone's always breaking in accidentally
                         C
Using nothing but their voice
G           C
Shrill and small
G              Em
Echo down the hall
D               A
Repeating pet names
                    C
Seeing it in your eyes
A                       C    
... You're only passing by

Chorus:
 
C#dim  D  D#    Em
. . . . . . . Go by
C#dim    D5 (slide to) E5   C
 ... Go by
   
E                G
Someone's in the way
       (F#m)             C
Pretty words and inside slurs
G
All the things they have to say
     Em                             C
To perform the work that they've rehearsed
G                C
It's a waste of time
G            Em
I put it behind me
D             A
Once and for all
                 C
And let the hype decline
A                          C
 .. If the problem wasn't mine

Repeat chorus, finish on C

Here's some of the lead guitar parts which play over the verse.

  .. Spending all your time .... Wound  up  tight .. Dressed all in white
d|-10--8---7--8---7---------------10----8-----7------10----7--8---7--------|
A|-12--10--8--10--8---------------12----10----8------12----8--10--8--------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   .. Some torment ....
d|------10-------------------------5-----5----5----------------------------|
A|---8-----10-8-10-8--8--5-------5---5-5---55------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You'll need to listen to the song to figure out how these lead parts fit in with 
the chords as they're quite tricky
Corrections welcome!
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vboston wrote on August 7 2012, 10:45 pm

Great starting point.

4th line "You'll never get to know" there should be an A chord above "never". Also, I don't think the F#m ever works and should (usually) be replaced with an A maj chord.

In the line "Wound up tight" above "up" is an F#m. Instead maybe just play the F# (6th string 2nd fret) as an angel note transition to C maj chord.

Above "Blowing out to drift" note that the A maj barre chord (E style 5th fret) is played as you can hear strings 1, 2, 3 (notes A, E, C#) which aren't in the open A maj chord.

Instead of C#dim try Em6 (042000).

Instead of D# try D#dim (x6757x).

There's some form of B after the C in the progression "C#dim D5 (slide to) E5 C". Try B7 or B barre (A style 2nd fret).

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