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Needle In The Hay Tab

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Lowell Bower
wingjamr@hotmail.com

This tablature is derived from another Elliott Smith tab done by Ryan Ramirez.
Both his tab and my additions were all our own work. I pretty much just took his
tab and then spread it out and fine-tuned it. It's actually a pretty easy song to
learn. 


[INTRO] x2
                                                   
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|---------0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
                                         
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|---0-0-1-2-2-2-2-|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
                                             
                                             Needle in 
                                              
[CHORUS] x2
                          *last time go to FINAL CHORUS\
e|-----------------|------|----------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-1-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
     
      the hay           Needle in the hay


[VERSE 1] (1ST time x2)_(2nd time x4)_(3rd time x2 to *)
                                             *        
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------0-0-0-0-|---------3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|


    Your hand on his arm, the hay stack charm around your neck
Strung out and thin, calling some friend trying to cash some check

   He's wearing your clothes, head down to toes, a reaction to you
You say you know what he did, but you idiot kid, you don't have a clue                   
                                                   

[VERSE 2]
                                                    *Back to CHORUS
e|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------0-0-0-0-|---------2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|---------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0---------|


     He's acting dumb, that's what you've come, to expect

Sometimes they just get caught in the eye, you're pulling him through


[BRIDGE] 
                
  Am      FM7       Am      FM7        C       E        
e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0--------|
B|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------0--------|
G|-2\/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/\2-/-/-/-|-0-/-/-/\1-/-/-/\-|
D|-2-------3-------|-2-------3-------|-2-------2--------|
A|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-3-------2--------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|---------0--------|

   F(bar)            G(bar)   E         Am       F(bar)
e|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|-0-------1-------|
B|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/\-|-4-/-/-/\1-/-/-/\-|-2-/-/-/\2-/-/-/-|
D|-3----------------|-5-------2--------|-2-------3-------|
A|-3----------------|-5-------2--------|-0-------3-------|
E|-1----------------|-3-------0--------|---------1-------|

e|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-3-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-1---------------|-----------------|-----------------|

e|-----------------|---------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-2-/-/-x-|-2-/-/-x-2-/-/-x-|
D|-----------------|---------2-----x-|-3-----x-2-----x-|
A|-----------------|---------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                        
                                         Now on the bus

e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-x-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|
D|-3-----x-2-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------2-------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|

    nearly touching this dirty retreat,            Falling out


[VERSE 3] x4
                                                   
e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1-------1-------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------2-------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
  
  6th and Powell a dead sweat in my teeth,      Gonna walk, walk, walk
  4 more blocks, plus the one in my brain         Down downstairs
   To the man, He's gonna make it all OK         I can't be myself
I can't be myself, then I don't want to talk    I'm taking the cure


e|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-1---------------|
B|-1-------1-------|-0-------1-------|-1---------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|-1-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-|
D|-3-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-3---------------|
A|-0-------3-------|-2-------0-------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-1---------------|

     So I can be quiet wherever I want,           So leave me alone
                                                     
                                                     *back to CHORUS
e|-3-------0-------|-0-------1-------|---------------|-|
B|-3-------0-------|-1-------1-------|-----------------|
G|-4-/-/-/-1-/-/-/-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/-0-/-/-/-|
D|-5-------2-------|-2-------3-------|---------2-------|
A|-5-------2-------|-0-------3-------|---------0-------|
E|-3-------0-------|---------1-------|-----------------|

   You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks


[FINAL CHORUS] x2 (2nd time from *)
                     *                                  
e|------------------|-|------------0---|-------------0---|
B|------------------|--------------1---|-------------1---|
G|-2-/-/-/-/-/-/-/\-|-0-/-/-/-/\/1-2-/-|-/-/-/-/-/-/\0-/-|
D|-3----------------|-2----------2-2---|-------------2---|
A|-3----------------|-0----------0-----|-------------3---|
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|

                           Needle in the hay

                                        [SHORT BRIDGE] x2
                            
e|----------1-------|---------0--------|-0-------0-------|
B|--------0-1-------|---------1--------|-1-------1-------|
G|-/-/-/\/1-2-/-/-/-|-/-/-/-/\2-/-/-/\-|-2-/-/-/-2-/-/-/\|
D|--------2-3-------|---------2--------|-3-------2-------|
A|--------3-3-------|---------0--------|-0-------0-------|
E|----------1-------|------------------|-----------------|
 
     Needle in the hay

                                        [OUTRO]
                            
e|-0-------0--------|-0----------------|-----------------|
B|-1-------1--------|-0----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-/-/-/-0-/-/-/\-|-1-/-/-/\-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-3-------2--------|-2--------2-2-2-0-|-3-3-3-0-2-2-2-0-|
A|-0-------3--------|-2----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-0----------------|-----------------|


e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|
D|-3-3-3-0-2-2-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


e|-----------------|-----------------|---------1------||
B|-----------------|-----------------|---------1------||
G|-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-1-/-/-/-2------||
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-------3------||
A|-----------------|-----------------|-2-------3------||
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------1------||


[SONG ORDER]

INTRO x2
CHORUS x2
VERSE 1 x2 (1st time)
VERSE 2
CHORUS x2
VERSE 1 x4 (2nd time)
VERSE 2
CHORUS x2
VERSE 1 x2 (3rd time)
BRIDGE
VERSE 3 x4
CHORUS x2
FINAL CHORUS x2
SHORT BRIDGE x2
OUTRO


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| x   Dead note
| /   Slide up
| /\  2 half-notes, 1 down-stroke and 1 up-stroke

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whotheledbeatle 134 wrote on November 20 2005, 09:39 pm

great job!

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guitargirl115 395 wrote on August 13 2007, 01:34 pm

Thank you! I needed this.

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spartanfan10 147 wrote on October 26 2007, 09:24 pm

The chords are right, but the way you have it written doesn't really make any sense.

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