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A Fond Farewell Tab

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Difficulty
Tuning
intermediate
D# G# C# F# A# D#
Elliot Smith - A Fond Farewell
Tuning: 1/2 step down (E♭-A♭-D♭-G♭-B♭-E♭)

PLEASE comment or email me if you think something is wrong.

NOTES:
1. I wrote another tab for this about a year ago with only chords. I added the intro and 
corrected other small mistakes on this one.
2. I would love if someone figured out the hammer-on's and pull-offs that i missed.
3. At times, there are two different guitar parts, but they play together during the 
verse and chorus.

tabbed by: moveshhh9@gmail.com
credit to: grptertius@yahoo.com for fitting the words with the chords

All Chords - gave both open and barre chords. elliott uses barre chords but open are 
much easier to learn.

                Am       C         G        Em       Bm       Cm
D#|----0--5-----0--8------3--3-----0--7----10--7-----3--3----|
A#|----1--5-----1--8------3--3-----0--8----12--7-----1--4----|
F#|----2--5-----0--9------0--4-----0--9----11--7-----0--5----|
C#|----2--7-----2--10-----0--5-----2--9----9---9-----1--5----|
G#|----0--7-----3--10-----2--5-----2--7----x---9-----3--3----|
D#|----0--5-----X--8------3--3-----0--x----x---7-----x--X----|

Whole Song
Notes for the intro:


Guitar 1
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--9--5--5--5--5/7--------------|
G#|----0h7----------------7----------------------------0--7--------|
D#|--------------------------8-------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--9--5--5--5--5/7--7/9---------|
G#|----0h7----------------7--------------------------------0h7--7--|
D#|--------------------------8-------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------7--7--7/9----------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9--5--------5--7--7/9--------------------------|
G#|----0h7----------------7----------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------8-------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
G#|----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Am    C     G      Em   (x3)
Am    C


[Verse 1]

G                    C           G
The litebrite's now black and white
           Am                      Em
Cause you took apart a picture that wasn't right
Bm                  C
Pitch burning on a shining sheet
Am                        C
The only maker that you'd want to meet
Em                 C        G
The dying man in a living room
        Am             Em
Whose shadow paces the floor
Bm                    C
He'll take you out any open door


[Chorus]

Am             C
This is not my life
             G
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                C
It's not what I'm like
             G                  Em
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                      C
Who couldn't get things right
   G                  Em
A fond farewell to a friend


[Refrain]

   Guitar 1
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
G#|----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Am     C


[Verse 2]
G                     C        G
He said really I just wanna dance
         Am                         Em
Good and evil matched perfect it's a great romance
Bm                    C
I can deal with some psychic pain
Am                    C
If it'll slow down my higher brain
Em                 C        G
Veins full of disappearing ink
Am               Em
Vomiting in the kitchen sink
Bm                     C
Disconnecting from the missing link


[Chorus]
Am             C
This is not my life
             G
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                C
It's not what I'm like
             G                  Em
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                      C
Who couldn't get things right
   G                  Em
A fond farewell to a friend


[Refrain]

   Guitar 1
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------9--9p7--------------------------------------|
C#|--------7--5--7--9---------9--9p7--7p5--------------------------|
G#|----0h7---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Am     C


[Verse 3]

G            C        G
I see you're leaving me
Am                    Em
And taking up with the enemy
Bm                      C
The cold comfort of the in between
Am                   C
A little less than a human being
Em                   C        G
A little less than a happy high
Am                  Em
A little less than a suicide
Bm                       C
The only things that you really tried


[Chorus]

Am             C
This is not my life
             G
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                C
It's not what I'm like
             G                   Em
It's just a fond farewell to a friend
Am                     C
Who couldn't get things right
   G                   Em
A fond farewell to a friend
Am             C
This is not my life
             G                  Em
It's just a fond farewell to a friend

[Coda]

Guitar 1
Intro, but with a couple other notes mixed in

Guitar 2
Am    C    Cm    G    Em   (x3)

Am    C    Cm    Cm   G (strum G really slow)


************************************

| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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vboston 11 Oct 28, 2012 03:37 PM

The pattern
Bm C
Pitch burning on a shining sheet
Am C
The only maker that you'd want to meet

is actually B C A C. All majors. Same goes for the entire song

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rachelhernand1 10 Jan 03, 2015 07:32 AM

Could just somebody help me with the rythm... I love this song but i can't do it right... If somebody knows the ryhtm pattern, please tell me with Down and Up how it goes ! :) thanks a lot ;)

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