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Asking For It Tab

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                             Asking For It by Hole
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Courtney Love's feminist anthem from 1994's 'Live Through This'. There are several 
tabs/chord charts on here, but they have some issues in the sense that they are a little
 bit too broad; in other words, there's a little more going on than just strumming 
open D, A, G and F chords here. In some instances certain notes from these chords a
ren't even played, and there are power chords used as well. Also note that the bass
 is really heavy on this track and the guitar goes from being sparse to prominent i
n areas. There are very clearly two guitars played in the song, and I've tabbed it 
as such (Guitar 1 is presumably Eric, Guitar 2 is Courtney). It is, however, really
 easy to adapt with just one guitar.

Tabbed by: Scott H.

"\" = slide down

Tuning: Standard



Intro/Verse 1

Guitar 1 (electric):

  Dsus2   Cadd9     A              G
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--------3-------2--------------3-----------------------|
G|-2--------0-------2--------------0-----------------------|
D|-0--------2-------2--------------0------------0------0---|
A|----------3----------------------2----------4------4-----|
E|---------------------------------3--------5------5-------|


Guitar 2 (electro-acoustic):

                  A5       A       G
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------2-2-2-----3-----------------------|
G|---------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0-----------------------|
D|---------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0------------0------0---|
A|---------------------------------2----------4------4-----|
E|---------------------------------3--------5------5-------|


    Every time that I sell myself to you
    I feel a little bit cheaper than I need to

    I will tear the petals off of you
    Rose red, I will make you tell the truth



Chorus

Guitar 1 (electric):

     F     D5    F           F     D5    F
e|---1-----------1-----------1-----------1---------|
B|---1-----------1-----------1-----------1---------|
G|---1-----7-----1-----------1-----7-----1---------|
D|---3-----7-----3-----------3-----7-----3---------|
A|---3-----5-----3-----------1-----5-----3---------|
E|---1-----------1-----------1-----------1---------|


Guitar 2 (electro-acoustic):

                     Cadd9                   Dsus2
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------3-----------------------3----|
G|---------------------0-----------------------2----|
D|---------------------2-----------------------0----|
A|---------------------3----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


    Was she asking for it?
    Was she asking nice?

    Yeah, she was asking for it
    Did she ask you twice?



Verse 2

Guitar 1 (electric, distorted):

    Dsus2       Cadd9        A5       A5    G#  G5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3------------------------------------------------|
G|----2-----------0-------2-2-2-2----------------------------------|
D|----0-----------2-------2-2-2-2-----7-7-\-6-\-5--------0------0--|
A|----------------3-------------------7-7-\-6-\-5------4------4----|
E|------------------------------------5-5-\-4-\-3----5------5------|


Guitar 2 (electro-acoustic):

    Dsus2       Cadd9        A5                 G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----------------------------3------------------|
G|----2-----------0------2-2-2-2-2-2------------0------------------|
D|----0-----------2------2-2-2-2-2-2------------0--------0------0--|
A|----------------3-----------------------------2------4------4----|
E|----------------------------------------------3----5------5------|


    Every time that I stare into the sun
    Angel dust and my dress just comes undone

    And every time that I stare into the sun
    Be a model or just look like one

    Wild eyed rotgut, do me in
    Do you think you can make me do it again?


Chorus 2 (same as Chorus 1)

     Was she asking for it?
     Was she asking nice?

     Yeah, she was asking for it
     Did she ask you twice?


Bridge

Guitar 2 (electro-acoustic):

      Dsus2     Cadd9       A5           G
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2----3-3-3-3-3-----|
G|---3-3-3-3---0-0-0-0----2-2-2-2----0-0-0-0-0-----|
D|---0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2---------------0-0-0-0-0-----|
A|-------------3-3-3-3---------------2-2-2-2-2-----|
E|-----------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-----|


    If you live through this with me
    I swear that I will die for you

    And if you live through this with me
    I swear that I will die for you


Post-Bridge Solo

Guitars 1 (electric) and 2 (electro-acoustic):

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


Chorus

    Was she asking for it?
    Was she asking nice?

    Yeah, she was asking for it
    Did she ask you twice?

    Was she asking for it?
    Was she asking nice?

    Yeah, she was asking for it
    Did she ask you twice?


(As Courtney harmonizes while the bass fades out, Dsus2 is strummed one last time b
y Guitar 2 at the very end)
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