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Clouds Tab

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                             Clouds by Hole
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From 'Pretty on the Inside' (1991). This is a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides,
Now", minus all folk aspects, and is loud, gnarly, and stripped down to just two chords. It
sounds like Love is playing open chords underneath Erlandson, who is playing power
chords, so I've tabbed each of them. Go crazy with a wah pedal as well. Listen to the 
album to
get the idea of timing for it. It's actually really, really easy to play, there's just
so much going on in terms of distortion, wah pedals and phasers that it sounds more
complicated than it is. I didn't bother to tab Erlandson's experimental lead stuff that 
comes up sporadically in the song, so take note of that.


Tabbed by: Scott H.

Tuning: Standard


Guitar 1 (Courtney Love):

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


Guitar 2 (Eric Erlandson):

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|---12-------------12-----------------|
D|---12-----10------12------10---------|
A|---10-----10------10------10---------|
E|-----------8---------------8---------|


Play Guitar 1 x 2 in intro, then play Guitar 2 over that x 2

Repeat this progression throughout the entire song. Heavy distortion and a wah pedal are
necessary if you want to replicate the sound on the album. That sort of sweeping effect
also leads me to believe there is a phaser being used as well.


Lyrics:

     (Bad boy...)
     Rows and flows of angel hair
     And ice cream castles in the air
     And feathered canyons everywhere
     I've looked at clouds that way

     Moons and Junes and ferris wheels
     The dizzy dancing way you feel when
     When every fairy tale comes real
     I've looked at clouds that way

     But now they only block the sun
     They rain and snow on everyone
     So, so many things that I could have done
     But clouds got in...

     My angel dust gets in your eyes and hair
     On acid stars you're getting there
     My body is assembled into a little gift to you
     When you die
     I've looked at life that way

     But now it's just another show
     You leave 'em laughing when you go
     Don't, don't let them in
     Don't, don't let them know
     Don't give yourself away

     Well, now my friends are acting strange
     They shake their heads, man, they say I've changed
     Well, well something's wrong and rearranged
     From living every, every...

     I've looked at life from both sides now
     From win and lose and still somehow
     It's life's illusions I recall, I...

     I really don't know
     I really don't know
     I really don't know
     I really don't know
     I really don't know life that well
     (Count your stars, say goodnight)
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