Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Elephant Chords

27,456 views 258 this week
8 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 23
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
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.
Song: Elephant
Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: Southeastern
Tabbed by: Bryce Kujala, bryce@brycekujala.com

Capo IV

Chords (relative to capo):

    Em7  G6  A7sus4 Cadd9  Dsus2  Dsus2/F#
e|---0---0-----0------0------0--------0-----|
B|---3---3-----3------3------3--------3-----|
G|---0---0-----0------0------2--------2-----|
D|---0---0-----2------2------0--------0-----|
A|---2---2-----0------3------x--------x-----|
E|---0---3-----x------x------x--------2-----|

(Please don't tell my college music professors if I got any of those chord name wrong.)

It sounds like he is doing some hammer-ons with the A string on the Em7 and the 
low E string on the G6.  Listen to the record for the timing. Let me know if I got anything wrong.

Intro:
Em7 G6 A7sus4

Verse 1:
         Em7           G6          A7sus4
She said Andy you're better than your past,
Em7              G6          A7sus4
winked at me and drained her glass,
      Em7           G6             A7sus4         Em7    G6   A7sus4   
cross-legged on the barstool, like nobody sits anymore.

         Em7         G6        A7sus4
She said Andy you're taking me home,
      Em7      G6                A7sus4
but I knew she planned to sleep alone.
    Em7          G6      A7sus4                     Em7    G6   A7sus4
I'd carry her to bed and sweep up the hair from the floor

Chorus:
         Cadd9             Dsus2
If I had fucked her before she got sick
    G6    Dsus2/F# Em7
I'd never hear the end of it
Cadd9              Dsus2           Em7
she don't have the spirit for that now
   Cadd9                  Dsus2
We drink these drinks and laugh out loud,
G6     Dsus2/F# Em7
bitch about the weekend crowd,
    Cadd9             Dsus2        Em7    G6   A7sus4 
and try to ignore the elephant somehow
    Em7    G6   A7sus4
somehow

Verse:
She said Andy you crack me up,
Seagram's in a coffee cup,
sharecropper eyes and her hair almost all gone.
When she was drunk she made cancer jokes,
she made up her own doctor's notes,
surrounded by her family, I saw that she was dying alone.

Chorus:
I'd sing her classic country songs
and she'd get high and sing along.
She don't have much voice to sing with now

We'd burn these joints in effigy,
cry about what we used to be,
and try to ignore the elephant somehow.
Somehow


Chorus:
I buried her a thousand times,
giving up my place in line,
but I don't give a damn about that now

There's one thing that's real clear to me,
no one dies with dignity.
We just try to ignore the elephant somehow.
We just try to ignore the elephant somehow.
We just try to ignore the elephant somehow.
Somehow.
Somehow.
comments
print report bad tab
8 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
hotttuna479 wrote on June 22 2013, 07:07 am

Great tab! Thank You.

+1 reply
dayl76 wrote on June 22 2013, 07:59 pm

Excellent work, one note is the recorded album version has capo on 5th, the live version on siriusXM is capo on 4th. The chords are bang on. Simple song and it is just so powerful, the whole album is a gem.

0 reply
Leslie5479 wrote on July 10 2013, 12:47 am

This has been great! Thank you!

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!