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A Question Mark Chords

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Elliott Smith - A Question Mark

Chords used (in order of appearance):
D:     xx0232
D/Db:  x40232 (mostly you're just walking down using the Db note)
D/A:   x00232 (mostly you're just walking down using the A note)
C/G:   332010
C:     x32010
E:     022100
C6:    8x7980
B7:    x21202
B7/Gb: 2x1202
Cmaj7: 8'10'10'900
Badd11:799800
Gmaj7: 3x0002
Am:    x02210
Am*:   577555
B:     799877

Intro (note: play this for the first line of both verses):
 D              /Db /A   C/G
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--9---5---3b-------|<--listen to the recording for the 
rhythm...this is just which notes to play on which beat

riff 1:
 E
|0---------s4--2--0--------s4--2--|
|0----------0--0--0---------0--0--|
|1---------s4--2--1--------s4--2--|
|2----------------2---------------|
|2----------------2---------------|
|0----------------0---------------|

riff 2:
 E
|0----------0--0--0---------0--0--|
|0----------3--0--0---------3--0--|
|1----------4--2--1---------4--2--|
|2----------0--0--2---------0--0--|
|2----------5--4--2---------5--4--|
|0----------------0---------------|

Verse:
D           /Db /A    C/G    E    riff 1
 I've got a question, Mark.
D                         /Db  /A    C          E    riff 1
 You got a need to always take some shot in he dark.
C6                        B7      /Gb         E    riff 2
 I don't have to make pretend the picture i'm in is totally clear.
               C6                B7       /Gb         E
You think that all things have a way they ought to appear.

Chorus:
           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
'Cause you know, you know, you know, you know,
    Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
you know, you know, you know, you know,
    Cmaj7   Badd11   Cmaj7
you know, I don't, I dream.
Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
Don't know what you mean.

Verse:
D                         /Db  /A  C/G    E    riff 1
 Panic called you out and took you in.
D                   /Db  /A   C           E    riff 1
 Giving you an easy game and letting you win.
C6                            B7    /Gb         E               riff 2
 You're giving back a little hatred now to the world, 'cause it treated you bad.
                      C6               B7        /Gb         E
 'Cause you couldn't keep the great unknown from making you mad.

Chorus:
           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
'Cause you know, you know, you know, you know,
    Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
you know, you know, you know, you know,
    Cmaj7   Badd11   Cmaj7
you know, I don't, I dream.
Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
Don't know what you mean.

Bridge:
Gmaj7         Am    C        E walkup    Am            D
   said your final word but honesty and love could've kept us together
Gmaj7  Am          C        E walkup      Am
   one day you'll see it's worth it after all
          Am*                     B                      Cmaj7...
  if you ever want to say you're sorry you can give me a call

Instrumental Outro (chorus chord progression):

           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E
           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7
           Cmaj7     Badd11    Cmaj7      E


transcribed by: robertdanielmaher(at)gmail(dot)com
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xalemander 424 Mar 11, 2014 11:44 AM, edited at 03:45 pm

great tab .. pretty good work!!some weeks ago i thought about to make a propper tab of this song.- but you did a great job on it!!one questions:what do you mean with the "E walkup"?? - would like to get some more details!------i play the chorus usually like this:

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xalemander 424 Mar 11, 2014 11:49 AM

i play the chorus usually like this:

-0-------0------0-------0-------
---0-------0------0-------0-----
----------------------------1---
-----2-------1------2-------2---
-----3-------2------3-------2---
-----3-------2------3-----------


thanks, man!
check out my elliott smith tabs .. i tabbed some unreleased and rare songs!! hope you'll like it!

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