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Christian Brothers Tab

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Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers

Tabbed by: Nick Verveniotis

All down strums on the chords.

Tuning: Whole step down.

All the other tabs for this song are grossly inaccurate. Mine is 99% correct.
And the reason it isn't 100% correct is because I'm using more strings in a
given chord than Elliott Smith did himself. This results in a fuller sound.


Intro, solo and chrous chords:


d|-3-|-8--|-6-|----|----|-6-|
A|-3-|-8--|-6-|-8--|-10-|-8-|
F|-0-|-8--|-8-|-7--|-9--|-x-|
C|-2-|-10-|-8-|-x--|-8--|-8-|
G|-3-|-10-|-6-|-10-|-x--|-6-|
D|---|-8--|---|-10-|-8--|---|


Verse riff:

                                  "No bad dream fucker's gonna boss me around."
d|------------------|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|-----3-------4--3-|-----3------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
F|------------3-3---|------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|---3-----3h5----3-|---3--------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
G|------------------|--------------0-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-3-----3----------|-3-----3--3-3-------------------------------------|


Pre-chrous riff:
   

            "But it can't help me get over."
d|----------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-----3----------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
F|----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
C|---3------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
G|----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|-3----3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|


The lyrics, for your convenience:


No bad dream fucker's going to boss me around
Christian Brothers going to take him down
But it can't help me get over

Don't be cross, it's sick what I want
I've seen the boss blink on and off

Fake concerns is what's the matter, man
And you think I ought to shake your motherfucking hand
Well, I know how much you care

Don't be cross, it's sick what I want
I've seen the boss blink on and off

Come here by me, I want you here
Nightmares become me, it's so fucking clear
Nightmares become me, it's so fucking clear
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edaemus 103 Feb 18, 2015 11:43 PM

Lack of accuracy. Clearly wrong. Welllll, it's not JUST the other tabs that're inaccurate here... This is closer in the verse patterns, but the intro/chorus chords are pretty far off. Sorry.

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Dbeneath 423 Apr 15, 2015 02:36 PM

This is probably the best tab on this site...but your chord voicings are wrong. Elliott goes up the neck playing partial chords with lots of finger mutes. As far as I can tell from live videos the chords are like this:

d|-0-|-3-|-x-|---|----|-x-|
A|-3-|-4-|-6-|-8-|-10-|-8-|
F|-0-|-5-|-0-|-x-|-x--|-x-|
C|-2-|-5-|-5-|-8-|-10-|-8-|
G|-3-|-3-|-6-|-5-|-x--|-6-|
D|---|-x-|-x-|---|-8--|---|

Hope this helps

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radeon 20 Feb 04, 2017 09:01 AM

99% perfect means "just as incorrect as either other tab here". Unbelievable that I post the 100% accurate tab years ago (yes I have ears and I use them to hear pitches, in addition to watching his fingerings live while transcribing.) I had the perfect tab here and it disappeared.. however I still remember how to play it as exact as ES himself. If mine is 100% correct (which it is) this is 0%. Why bother transcribing and boasting about your inability to hear your errors? There is no 100% accurate tab on this site ever since mine went missing. Dbeneath is also wrong, but at least he realizes you do travel up the neck and play some very difficult fingerings (as ES does live). There is never any Asus as people like to keep claiming. It's alot of deep stretching hard barres to play it properly (and you can tell the difference.....) You so called transcribers need to do ear training. There is NO CORRECT TAB HERE OR ON THE INTERNET ANYMORE FROM WHAT I CAN TELL. It dies with me an ES, and all the people who already can play it properly because they are real musicians...

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