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Tabbed from this live show Elliott Smith Steamboat May 3rd 2003. Was this info helpful? Yes No
I Learned this from watching him play it live.

Elliott Smith - Steamboat - May 3rd, 2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX8ct1MKfgY&t=281s

Tabbed by: Matthew Davis

only thing I left out is during the instramental 
verse he does the "Ive got a long way to go..." part a lil differant

[Intro] 
(is just first chord of verse for a bit)

[Verse]
      D     Ddim/B    D?/A#    D/A    Ddim/A#   
D|----4--------4--------4-------4-------4--------|
A|----5--------5--------5-------5-------5--------|
F|----4--------3--------2-------4-------3--------|
C|----2--------x--------x-------x-------x--------|
G|-------------4--------3-------2-------1--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
   "ive got ah"  "long  way to go" "getting further away"             lil more E
D|-----------------4----2----0-----------------------0-------------------0---|
A|---5--4--2-------5----2----2--------5--4-----------0-------------------0---|
F|-----------------2----2----2--------4--4-----------1---2-2-2-1-----1---1---|
C|-----------------2----2----2--------------4--------2-----------5/6\2---2---|
G|-----------------0----0----0--------2--------------2---------------2---2---|
D|---------------------------------------------------0---------------0---0---|

[Verse]
      D     Ddim/B    D?/A#    D/A    Ddim/A#   
D|----4--------4--------4-------4-------4--------|
A|----5--------5--------5-------5-------5--------|
F|----4--------3--------2-------4-------3--------|
C|----2--------x--------x-------x-------x--------|
G|-------------4--------3-------2-------1--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
   "ive got ah"  "long  way to go" "getting further away"             lil more E
D|-----------------4----2----0-----------------------0-------------------0---|
A|---5--4--2-------5----2----2--------5--4-----------0-------------------0---|
F|-----------------2----2----2--------4--4-----------1---2-2-2-1-----1---1---|
C|-----------------2----2----2--------------4--------2-----------5/6\2---2---|
G|-----------------0----0----0--------2--------------2---------------2---2---|
D|---------------------------------------------------0---------------0---0---|

[Chorus] 
         G*    A*   C/G* D/B*  G*  F7*  E*  B?* C/G* D7*  x2  Second D7/transition into verse
D|--------3----0----0----------3---1----0--------0----2-----2---|--2--1--------|
A|--------0----2----1-----3----0---1----0--------1----1-----1---|--1--0--------|
F|--------0----2----0-----2----0---2----1---2----0----2-----2---|--2--2--------|
C|--------0----2----2-----0----0---1----2---2----2----0-----0---|--0--1/2------|
G|--------2----0----3-----0----2---3----2---x----3--------------|--------------|
D|-2---3--3---------3-----2----3---1----0---2----3-------2------|--------------|

[Verse]
      D     Ddim/B    D?/A#    D/A    Ddim/A#   
D|----4--------4--------4-------4-------4--------
A|----5--------5--------5-------5-------5--------
F|----4--------3--------2-------4-------3--------
C|----2--------x--------x-------x-------x--------
G|-------------4--------3-------2-------1--------
D|-----------------------------------------------
   "ive got ah"  "long  way to go" "getting further away"             lil more E
D|-----------------4----2----0-----------------------0-------------------0---|
A|---5--4--2-------5----2----2--------5--4-----------0-------------------0---|
F|-----------------2----2----2--------4--4-----------1---2-2-2-1-----1---1---|
C|-----------------2----2----2--------------4--------2-----------5/6\2---2---|
G|-----------------0----0----0--------2--------------2---------------2---2---|
D|---------------------------------------------------0---------------0---0---|

[Riff 1] 
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
F|-1p0------------------|
C|-----2p1--------------|
G|---------2-0----------|
D|-------------4-0------|

[Verse] (Play more with passion)
      D     Ddim/B    D?/A#    D/A    Ddim/A#   
D|----4--------4--------4-------4-------4--------|
A|----5--------5--------5-------5-------5--------|
F|----4--------3--------2-------4-------3--------|
C|----2--------x--------x-------x-------x--------|
G|-------------4--------3-------2-------1--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
   "ive got ah"  "long  way to go" "getting further away"             lil more E
D|-----------------4----2----0-----------------------0-------------------0---|
A|---5--4--2-------5----2----2--------5--4-----------0-------------------0---|
F|-----------------2----2----2--------4--4-----------1---2-2-2-1-----1---1---|
C|-----------------2----2----2--------------4--------2-----------5/6\2---2---|
G|-----------------0----0----0--------2--------------2---------------2---2---|
D|---------------------------------------------------0---------------0---0---|

[Chorus] 
          G*    A*   C/G* D/B*  G*  F7*  E*  B?* C/G* D7*  x2  Second D7/transition into verse
D|--------3----0----0----------3---1----0--------0----2-----2---|--2--1--------|
A|--------0----2----1-----3----0---1----0--------1----1-----1---|--1--0--------|
F|--------0----2----0-----2----0---2----1---2----0----2-----2---|--2--2--------|
C|--------0----2----2-----0----0---1----2---2----2----0-----0---|--0--1/2------|
G|--------2----0----3-----0----2---3----2---x----3--------------|--------------|
D|-2---3--3---------3-----2----3---1----0---2----3-------2------|--------------|

[Verse]
      D     Ddim/B    D?/A#    D/A    Ddim/A#   
D|----4--------4--------4-------4-------4--------|
A|----5--------5--------5-------5-------5--------|
F|----4--------3--------2-------4-------3--------|
C|----2--------x--------x-------x-------x--------|
G|-------------4--------3-------2-------1--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|

[Outro]
   "ive got ah"  "long  way to go" "getting further away"  Cm#*     F#*          
D|-----------------4----2----0-----------------------------4--------2------|
A|---5--4--2-------5----2----2--------5--4-----------------5--------2------|
F|-----------------2----2----2--------4--4-----------------6--------3------|
C|-----------------2----2----2--------------4--------------6--------4------|
G|-----------------0----0----0--------2--------------------4--------4------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------2------|

                                                               "Ive got ah"
                                    FIN!
D|--4--2--2--0--0-----------------0---|
A|--5--2--3--2--0-----------------0---|
F|--2--2--2--2--1--2-2-2-1------1-1---|
C|--2--2--0--2--2----------5/6--2-2---|
G|--0--0-----0--2---------------2-2---|
D|--------------0---------------0-0---|



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| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
 
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