Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Needle In The Hay Tab

ver1
ver1

Whole song

Interactive

More versions @911Tabs.com
198,231 views 635 this week
9 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 39
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.

Lowell Bower
wingjamr@hotmail.com

This tablature is derived from another Elliott Smith tab done by Ryan Ramirez.
Both his tab and my additions were all our own work. I pretty much just took his
tab and then spread it out and fine-tuned it. It's actually a pretty easy song to
learn. 

The basic layout is:   INTRO x2
			CHORUS x2
			VERSE 1 x2 (1st time)
			VERSE 2
			CHORUS x2
			VERSE 1 x4 (2nd time)
			VERSE 2
			CHORUS x2
			VERSE 1 x2 (3rd time)
			BRIDGE
			VERSE 3 x4
			CHORUS x2
			FINAL CHORUS x2
			SHORT BRIDGE x2
			OUTRO

Key: /\ = 2 half-notes, 1 down-stroke and 1 up-stroke

Needle in the Hay by Elliott Smith (Aug 6, 1969-Oct. 21, 2003 rest in peace) 
from the album Elliott Smith.


  _______________________INTRO x2______________________
 /                                                     \
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|---------0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|

                                          _____________    
                                         /
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|---0-0-1-2-2-2-2-|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
                                             
                                             Needle in 
                                              
 ________CHORUS x2_____________________________________
                          *last time go to FINAL CHORUS\
e|-----------------|------|----------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-1-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
     
      the hay           Needle in the hay


  _VERSE 1_(1ST time x2)_(2nd time x4)_(3rd time x2 to *)_
 /                                            *        \
e|-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------0-0-0-0-|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|


    Your hand on his arm, the hay stack charm around your neck
Strung out and thin, calling some friend trying to cash some check

   He's wearing your clothes, head down to toes, a reaction to you
You say you know what he did, but you idiot kid, you don't have a clue                   
                                                   

  _______________________VERSE 2______________________
 /                                                   *Back to CHORUS
e|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------0-0-0-0-|---------2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|---------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0---------|


     He's acting dumb, that's what you've come, to expect

Sometimes they just get caught in the eye, you're pulling him through

                 
  Am      FM7       Am      FM7        C       E        
  ________________________BRIDGE_______________________
 /
e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0--------|
B|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------0--------|
G|-2\/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/\2-/-/-/-|-0-/-/-/\1-/-/-/\-|
D|-2-------3-------|-2-------3-------|-2-------2--------|
A|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-3-------2--------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|---------0--------|

   F(bar)            G(bar)   E         Am       F(bar)
 ______________________________________________________

e|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|-0-------1-------|
B|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/\-|-4-/-/-/\1-/-/-/\-|-2-/-/-/\2-/-/-/-|
D|-3----------------|-5-------2--------|-2-------3-------|
A|-3----------------|-5-------2--------|-0-------3-------|
E|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|---------1-------|

 ________
         \
e|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|



e|-----------------|---------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-2-/-/-x-|-2-/-/-x-2-/-/-x-|
D|-----------------|---------2-----x-|-3-----x-2-----x-|
A|-----------------|---------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                        
                                         Now on the bus

e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-x-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|
D|-3-----x-2-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------2-------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|

    nearly touching this dirty retreat,            Falling out

  _____________________VERSE 3 x4______________________
 /                                                     \
e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------2-------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
  
  6th and Powell a dead sweat in my teeth,      Gonna walk, walk, walk
  4 more blocks, plus the one in my brain         Down downstairs
   To the man, He's gonna make it all OK         I can't be myself
I can't be myself, then I don't want to talk    I'm taking the cure


e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-1---------------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1---------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-3---------------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-1---------------|

     So I can be quiet wherever I want,           So leave me alone
                                                     
                                                     *back to CHORUS
e|-3-------0-------|-0-------1-------|---------------|-|
B|-3-------0-------|-1-------1-------|-----------------|
G|-4-/-/-/-1-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|
D|-5-------2-------|-2-------3-------|---------2-------|
A|-5-------2-------|-0-------3-------|---------0-------|
E|-3-------0-------|---------1-------|-----------------|

   You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks


  ____________FINAL CHORUS x2 (2nd time from *)___________
 /                    *                                  
e|------------------|-|------------0---|-------------0---|
B|------------------|--------------1---|-------------1---|
G|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/\-|-0-/-/-/-/\/1-2-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/\0-/-|
D|-3----------------|-2----------2-2---|-------------2---|
A|-3----------------|-0----------0-----|-------------3---|
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|

                           Needle in the hay


 ____________________________   ________SHORT BRIDGE x2__
                             \ /
e|----------1-------|---------0--------|-0-------0-------|
B|--------0-1-------|---------1--------|-1-------1-------|
G|-/-/-/\/1-2-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/\2-/-/-/\-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/\|
D|--------2-3-------|---------2--------|-3-------2-------|
A|--------3-3-------|---------0--------|-0-------0-------|
E|----------1-------|------------------|-----------------|
 
     Needle in the hay
 ____________________________  _______________OUTRO______
                             \/
e|-0-------0--------|-0----------------|-----------------|
B|-1-------1--------|-0----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/\-|-1-/-/-/\-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-3-------2--------|-2--------2-2-2-0-|-3-3-3-0-2-2-2-0-|
A|-0-------3--------|-2----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-0----------------|-----------------|

 ______________________________________________________

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
D|-3-3-3-0-2-2-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 _____________________________________________________                               
                                                      \
e|-----------------|-----------------|---------1------||
B|-----------------|-----------------|---------1------||
G|-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-1-/-/-/-2------||
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-------3------||
A|-----------------|-----------------|-2-------3------||
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------1------||
comments
print report bad tab
9 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
whotheledbeatle wrote on November 20 2005, 09:39 pm

great job!

0 reply
guitargirl115 wrote on August 13 2007, 01:34 pm

Thank you! I needed this.

+7 reply
spartanfan10 wrote on October 26 2007, 09:24 pm

The chords are right, but the way you have it written doesn't really make any sense.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!