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245 Am Tab

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Elliot Smith
2:45 AM
tabbed by Tyler Richendollar
interty77@msn.com
October 19, 2002

Tuning- Normal: EADGBE

This song is one of Elliot's better works. I have no clue if he uses
drop D or some other mode of tuning, but I did this in EADGBE. I am 
upset that I could not figure out the chords, but I am just writing 
this so that a better guitarist will try it and correct it (if it is
wrong).  But this is how it sounds to me, and it is my first time
tabbing any song.  Let me know if you like it or hate it.  
Thanks for any criticism
T. R-dollar

Opening riff:

This little picked solo is played over all of the song.  Like most of
Elliot's songs, this one is mostly a looping of chords and/or riff

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

Some times he changes the last few notes like this (I think):
e|----------------------------
B|----------------------------
G|----------------------------
D|----------------0-----------
A|-------0--2--3--------------
E|----3--------------3--2-----

This is directly followed by the chord played :

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

           AND

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

Played with three downstrokes on C then a quick upstroke on C, 
two more downstrokes on C, then a downstroke on G (rings).


The first part (above) is played over most of the song before he gets to the part 
"With hidden cracks..." he uses:

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

This part is played: 

C                       Am
with hidden cracks that don't show but

C                       G(rings)  
That constantly just grow

He plays this on the two other parts where he changes the rhythm:
"Tired of livin in a cloud" and "Lookin for Somebody's arms to"

If you listen and have rhythm, it isn't too hard to play.

That's it for the song.  I have this feeling that the chords are not
right but I like to play it that way. Like I said, I want someone to 
fix it. Its a great little song, and I have been dying to find a tab 
for it.  Have fun and hope you like it as much as I do.

T R-Dollar
interty77@msn.com
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toliveistodie33 18 wrote on February 26 2005, 12:00 am

you messed up one part. it goes A Am D and then let C ring. thats the part that starts with "with hidden cracks that dont show..."

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Zupes 14 wrote on March 5 2005, 12:00 am

also your missing a chord after the little opening riff that keeps repeating. Im pretty sure it goes Em C G

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audiorage092 44 wrote on March 23 2007, 01:40 am

chords are wrong

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