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                             Go By - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: ciaran rooney

Tuning: DGCFAD

From "New Moon", disk one. It's played in D tuning (DGCFAd), as in tuned down a full step.
For simplicity the chords are treated as if it was in standard (EADGBe)

The intro is based around E major, you play the bottom string parts with your baby finger

d|---2--2--O-----2--3--O----------------------------------------------|
A|---O-----------O----------------------------------------------------|
F|---1-----------1----------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-O----------O-------------------------------------------------------|

Here's the chords.
Note the F#/D is a transition from G down to Em (and C, sometimes).
It's like this:

d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--2----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--O----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2----------------------------------------------------------------|

Likewise when moving back and forth from A to C in the prechorus you
transition via a B bass note.

E                    G

.. Go on parade and fade
F#/D              C
Hit the ceiling slow
G                         F#/D    Em 
Spending all your time with some girl
        D             C
You'll never get to know
G      F#/D   C     
Wound   up   tight
G               Em
Dressed all in white
     D         A
Some torment saint
                 C
Blowing out to drift
A                   C    D
 ... Leave you even if

G                     Em
You live up in your head
F#/D                   C
Scared of every little noise
G                            F#/D    Em
Someone's always breaking in accidentally
         D                C
Using nothing but their voice
G      F#/D   C
Shrill and small
G              Em
Echo down the hall
D               A
Repeating pet names
                    C
Seeing it in your eyes
A                       C    
... You're only passing by

Chorus:

You're going up half-steps from the C all the way to Em.
The C#dim has this shape:

d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--4----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--5----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then your D will be a bar chord with 5th fret second string as bass note,
then the D#dim is just the C#dim shape above moved up two frets (6th fret bass note)
so your Em will have the 7th fret as your bass note.


 
C#dim  D  D#   Em
. . . . . . . Go by
C#dim    D5 (slide to) E5   C  B
 ... Go by
  
E                G
Someone's in the way
        F#/D               C
Pretty words and inside slurs
G
All the things they have to say
F#/D   Em                           C
To perform the work that they've rehearsed
G            F#/D  C
It's a waste of time
G            Em
I put it behind me
D             A
Once and for all
                 C
And let the hype decline
A                          C
 .. If the problem wasn't mine

Repeat chorus, finish on C

Here's some of the lead guitar parts which play over the verse.

  .. Spending all your time .... Wound  up  tight .. Dressed all in white
d|-10--8---7--8---7---------------10----8-----7------10----7--8---7--------|
A|-12--10--8--10--8---------------12----10----8------12----8--10--8--------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   .. Some torment ....
d|------10-------------------------5-----5----5----------------------------|
A|---8-----10-8-10-8--8--5-------5---5-5---55------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You'll need to listen to the song to figure out how these lead parts fit in with 
the chords as they're quite tricky
Corrections welcome!
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vboston 11 wrote on August 7 2012, 10:45 pm

Great starting point.

4th line "You'll never get to know" there should be an A chord above "never". Also, I don't think the F#m ever works and should (usually) be replaced with an A maj chord.

In the line "Wound up tight" above "up" is an F#m. Instead maybe just play the F# (6th string 2nd fret) as an angel note transition to C maj chord.

Above "Blowing out to drift" note that the A maj barre chord (E style 5th fret) is played as you can hear strings 1, 2, 3 (notes A, E, C#) which aren't in the open A maj chord.

Instead of C#dim try Em6 (042000).

Instead of D# try D#dim (x6757x).

There's some form of B after the C in the progression "C#dim D5 (slide to) E5 C". Try B7 or B barre (A style 2nd fret).

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