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Stabbing Westward - Happy

Artist: Stabbing Westward
Song: Happy
Album: Stabbing Westward
Released: 2001
Contact: Zippo8822@aol.com

This is definitely one of the easier songs to play off the
self-titled album. You'll need two guitars for this either
way you cut it, an acoustic for the rhythm section and an
electric to play the covering riffs and the lead. Have fun.

Standard Tuning: EADGBE

Guitars Needed: 2

Symbols/Key:
------------
* - Marimba/Keyboard Transcribed For Guitar

-- Intro - Guitar 1, Acoustic

Amin, G, D7, D7 - Repeat process 4x

Rhythm Figure I:
E|--0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|--1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
G|--2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|--2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|--0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
      Amin.     G	      D7

- Guitar 2, Electric, slight distortion -

Riff A

E|----5*-7*--8*--10*--7*--7-8-10|
B|--5*--------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

Before Verse 1 begins, Guitar 2 plays...

E|----5*-7*--5*|
B|--5*---------|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

-- Verse 1 - Guitar 1, Acoustic

Use the following chords in rhythm with Rhythm Figure I up
until the F chord.


Amin.  G                    D7
    I know you've grown to hate me,
      Amin.                G                D7    Amin.
even   more than you have grown to hate yourself.
            G              D7         Amin.
But has it really made a difference, sharing all that
G                  F
hate with someone else?

Guitar 2 - Electric, distortion
(0:34)
E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--7-7-8s7--5--------|
D|--------------7-5-7-|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

-- Chorus 1

Lead into the chorus as follows...

Guitar 1: Acoustic

"...hate with someone else..."
E|--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|--0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
G|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|--0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|--2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Guitar 2: Electric, distortion

"...else..."
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

This all leads to Rhythm Figure II:

Guitar 1: Acoustic

Rhythm Figure II A:
E|--0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|
B|--1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1--|
G|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--|
D|--2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3--|
A|--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|
E|--0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|
       C        G	  Amin.      F

Guitar 2: Electric, Medium Distortion

Rhythm Figure II B:
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|--5-5------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
D|--5-5--5-5--7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|--3-3--5-5--7-7--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
E|-------3-3--5-5---------------------------------|
     C    G    Amin.		F

Play in rhythm with Rhythm Figure II A and B:

                C      G       Amin.    F
Please tell me are you really happy?

C                  G                Amin.    F
Do you think he's really worth the pain?

         C      G       Amin.   F
Tell me are you really happy?

   C               G               Amin. F
Or did you simply throw our life away...just to be unhappy?

-- Verse 2

Guitar 1 plays Rhythm Figure I.

Guitar 2 plays Riff A before verse starts then plays...

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--7-7-8s7-5---------|
D|-------------7-5-7--|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

Guitar 1 plays Rhythm Figure I as follows

  Amin.          G            D7
	Does he worship and adore you?

        Amin.             G              D7     Amin.
Does he make you feel so beautifully complete?

     G                D7
Is your life so much better now?

   Amin.              G                  F
Or do those same old demons haunt your sleep?

Guitar 2 - Distortion
(1:32)
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-------7-7-8s7-5--------|
D|--x-x------------7-5-7--|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

(Chorus - Same as Chorus 1)

-- Verse 3

Guitar 1 plays Rhythm Figure 1 all the way through

     Amin.     G                 D7
	Is he everything you've dreamed of?

    Amin.        G                 D7   Amin.
I imagine he is so much more than me.

        G                D7
And I tried to make you happy.

    Amin.            G           F
But I believe you thrive on misery.

At 2:32 Guitar 1 stops chord pattern and plays...

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|--7-7-8s7-5--------|
D|------------7-5-7--|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

- Guitar 2 - Medium Distortion, wah

Repeat throughout Verse 3

E|------------|
B|------------|
G|--9--7---5--|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

(Chorus - Same as Chorus 1 & 2)


-- Solo

- Guitar 1 plays Rhythm Figure I until the end

- Guitar 2 - Distortion
(3:30)
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--5h7-5h8---12-12-10-12p11-15------------------------|
D|-------------------------------13--13-13-13-13-13-13-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------12h13-15-12-15---------------|
D|--13p11-10-10p9-7-7h9-7-----------------10-10p9-12---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------15----------15-13-15-|
D|--10-10-12-13-13-13-12----14-16----16-18-19----------|
A|-----------------------12----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--16-14-16-15-17-17-17-19-19-17-19-17-18-20-20-18----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--20-18-20-18-20-18-21-17-14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Lyrics:

Verse 1:
I know you've grown to hate me,
Even more than you have grown to hate yourself.
But has it really made a difference,
Sharing all that hate with someone else?

Chorus:
Please tell me are you really happy?
Do you think he's really worth the pain?
Tell me are you really happy?
Or did you simply throw our life away, just to be unhappy?

Verse 2:
Does he worship and adore you?
Does he make you feel so beautifully complete?
Is your life so much better now?
Or do those same old demons haunt your sleep?

Chorus:
Please tell me are you really happy?
Do you think he's really worth the pain?
Tell me are you really happy now?
Or did you simply throw our life away, just to be unhappy?

Just to be unhappy...

Verse 3:
Is he everything you've dreamed of?
I imagine he is so much more than me.
And I tried to make you happy.
But I believe you thrive on misery.

Chorus:
So please tell me are you really happy?
Do you think he's really worth the pain?
Tell me are you really happy?
Or did you simply throw our life away, just to be unhappy?

Just to be unhappy...
Just to be unhappy...
Just to be unhappy...
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