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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 wrote on February 19 2015, 04:43 am

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 wrote on April 15 2015, 06:36 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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