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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#

From: "Jonathan Vidal" 
Subject: s/smith_elliott/say_yes.tab
Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 14:09:08 PDT

     This is "Say Yes" by Elliott Smith off of the "Good Will Hunting"
soundtrack. Check out the chords to "Miss Misery" also if you haven't
already. I was planning to tab all of the songs on this album from
Elliott Smith. "Angeles" is going to be pretty tough, so be patient. If
you listen to the CD you can get the strumming pattern. It's pretty
easy. I'll put the basis of it here.

    Title: Say Yes
    Artist: Elliott Smith
    Transcribed and submitted: Jonathan Vidal

       Tune down one full step


    Again. listen to the song to get the timing right


    Verse 1

    I'm in love with the world
    Through the eyes of a girl
    Who's still around the morning after

    Verse 2

    We broke up a month ago
    But I grew up, I didn't know
    You'd be around the morning after


    Verse 3

    It's always been wait and see
    A happy day and then you pay
    You feel like shit the morning after

    Verse 4

    But now I feel changed around
    And instead of falling down
    I'm standing up the morning after

    Bridge (strummed)
   C    D                 G
    Situations get fucked up
                 Em              A7        C
    And turned around sooner ar laaaaaatteeeeeeeeer

    Verse 5

    I could be another fool
    Or an exception to the rule
    You tell me the morning after

    Middle 8 (strummed)
   G(2)       D                  Em(2)
    Crickets spin can't come to rest
        F7             Em(2)
    I'm damaged bad at best
              D             C
    She'll decide what she wants
   G(2)           D               Em(2)
    I'll probably be the last to know
            F7            Em(2)
    No one says until it shows
         D      Em7
    See how is iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssss
         Em7  Dm7 Dm7  C   C
    They want you or they don't
    Say Yes

    Repeat Verse 1


     Chords used:
     C:335553                 G(2):355433
     D:557775                 Em(2):779987
     G:7(10)9787              F7:88(10)8(10)8
     Em:XX0453                Dm7:XX7565
     A7:575655                D(2):(10)(12)(12)(11)(10)(10)

    In that part where it goes "sooner or laaaaaaaterrrrr" there's a
little fill that goes like this.

   |-5----5-----5-----5---|-5----5-----5-------------|  then just go
   |-6------6-----6-----6-|-5------5-----5-----------|  back to the
   |-5--------------------|-5------------------------|   verse
   |-7--------------------|-3------------------------|   pattern

    the second guitar part in the verse is like this


    Where it goes "She'll decide what she wants", it goes

    And where it goes " iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssss" the second
guitar plays this


          With all these parts it may look complicated, but if you have
two guitarists it is incredibally easy. Stay posted for "Between The
Bars", "No Name #3", and hopefully "Angeles".
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bltcsolo 116 Jan 16, 2006 10:48 AM


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doubld414 74 Jan 20, 2007 09:25 AM

hey what are the chords for the entire song?

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peterhh92 15 Mar 13, 2007 04:42 PM

in the bridge, im pretty sure it goes C D Em G A7 C, so same thing as you said but the em comes before the g. im almost positive.

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