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Going Nowhere Tab

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Ok this is my first time doing this so give me a goddamn break…
this is the basic pattern I play for this beautiful song
 but listen to it and throw in little extra variations
 or whatever as you wish…
 for instance I like to play Riff 1 Em Am at the very end
 singing “going nowhere” like a thousand times
 as it sounds very nice…
but covering this song has pretty much
 directly gotten me laid twice so you should learn it…

 XO RIP Elliott XO

email me with suggestions/corrections joshuavanmoor at yahoo

Tune down whole step DGCFAD I think

Riff 1

Riff 2

-2/ 4-4-4/2-0----1-1-1-------|

Riff 3


Riff 4



Riff 1 and 2 x 3
Riff 1 and 3

Verse I.

(Riff  1) He waved hello (Riff 2) silent like a mime
(R1) We met, there's no (R2) changing my mind
(R1) I won't walk the (R2) stairs with you tonight
(R1)Going nowhere  (R2 but play Riff 3 if you want)

(repeat pattern) The clock moved a quarter of a turn
The time it took a cigarette to burn
She said You got a lot of things to learn
Going nowhere (Riff 4)

Chorus I. (chords)

(G) Saw you  (D) move a  (F) certain  (C)
Way (Dm) missed  (Am) you  (F) a lot

Return to this abandoned place
Should have been (G) Forgot (F)

Verse II. (same pattern as verse I.)

Echoes drown the conversation out
Echoes that only seem to bring about
A silent expression
Things you may allow
Going nowhere

The steps made a pattern
I'd never seen
I felt like a kid of six or seventeen
I was off in some empty daydream
Going nowhere

Chorus II. (same pattern as v.I.)

It's dead and gone, matter of fact
Maybe for the best
Said some things you can't take back
Honestly I guess

Verse III. (same as above except end)

The old records
Sitting on the floor
The ones I can't
Put on anymore
He walked over to her like before
Going nowhere (riff 3)
Going nowhere (riff 3)
Going nowhere
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jls028 41 Apr 25, 2010 07:36 PM

Very good stuff m8! My only comment is in riff 2:

-2/ 4-4-4/2-0----1-1-1-------|

Playing with the song, it sounds like an Am pattern:
-2/ 4-4-4/2-0----2-2-2-------|

But I could be wrong.

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strong_wizard 407 Nov 25, 2013 01:32 AM

And the 0-1-3 at the end of riff 2 is 0-2-3

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