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Alison : Elvis Costello    [ Guitar tablature ]

 Hello there

 Hope this transcription is somewhere near the mark, as I've only
 got crappy old vinyl to work from.

 Thanks to Paul Hutchinson for the chords and the inspiration,
 and yes this song is way too short.



[Intro]

 | B | G#m A C#m B | F#m G#m | G#m B |

 :--9h12----------------------:--------------------:-----------:
 :--9h11--12/14-12-12\9-9/12--:--9h12p9\7-7\5-5\4--:--5\4-2-0--:
 :----------------------------:--------------------:-----------:
 :----------------------------:--------------------:-----------:
 :----------------------------:--------------------:-----------:
 :----------------------------:--------------------:-----------:

 :-----------------:
 :----6/7-6/7-6/7--:
 :--4-7/8-7/8-7/8--:
 :-----------------:
 :-----------------:
 :-----------------:


[Verse]

          | A                          | E
 Oh it's so funny to be seeing you after so long girl  :--12/14---------:
                                                       :--12/14--12\10--:
                                                       :---------11\9---:
                                                       :----------------:
                                                       :----------------:
                                                       :----------------:

            | A                            | G#m           C#m    B | A
 And with the way you look I understand that you are not impressed

 :--7p6p5p4----------:
 :----------5--------:
 :------------4-4h6--:
 :-------------------:
 :-------------------:
 :-------------------:

                           | G#m       C#m | D
 I heard you let that little friend of mine   :-------------:
                                              :-------------:
                                              :------4-6-7--:
                                              :--4-6--------:
                                              :-------------:
                                              :-------------:

                         | B |
 take off your party dress  :------9-12-9-9h11-9h11p9\7--9/11\9---:
                            :----10---------------------10/12/10--:
                            :--11---------------------------------:
                            :-------------------------------------:
                            :-------------------------------------:
                            :-------------------------------------:

 A               | G#m      C#m         B         |
 I'm not gonna get too sentimental  :-- like those --------:
                                    :---5/7\5--------------:
                                    :---4/6\4--------------:
                                    :----------------------:
                                    :----------------------:
                                    :----------------------:

 A                     | G#m    C#m B |
 other sticky valentines  ?-------------------------?
                          ?-------------------------?
                          ?-----------6---2/4\2-----?
                          ?-----.-----6-4-2/4\2-----?
                          ?-----2-2/4-----------2h4-?
                          ?--/4---------------------?

 A                          | G#m        C#m |
 'cos I don't know if you are loving somebody

             D                      | B |
 :-------- I only know it isn't mine  --7-------------:
 :--------                            ----7-----------:
 :--4-6-7-                            ------8^9r8-----:
 :--------                            ------------9\--:
 :--------                            ----------------:
 :--------                            ----------------:


[Chorus]

 A  | E                                 | A         B       | G#m    C#m B |
 Alison  :--12/14\12-------------9-7--: I know this world is killing you oh
         :--12/14\12-12/14\12-10-9-7--:
         :-----------11/13\11-9-------:
         :----------------------------:
         :----------------------------:
         :----------------------------:

A | E                            | A  B    | E   |
Alison   :--4h7-4h7p4\2-0------: my aim is true  :--7/9-7----------:
         :----------------4-2--:                 :--------7/9\7-5--:
         :---------------------:                 :--4/6-4----------:
         :---------------------:                 :--------4/6\4-2--:
         :---------------------:                 :-----------------:
         :---------------------:                 :-----------------:


[Verse]

A                   | E
 Well I see you got a husband now   :--12/14---------:
                                    :--12/14--12\10--:
                                    :---------11\9---:
                                    :----------------:
                                    :----------------:
                                    :----------------:

     | A                             | G#m            C#m B |
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake

 :----.------------:
 :--7h9-7\5--------:
 :----------6-4/6--:
 :-----------------:
 :-----------------:
 :-----------------:

A                         | G#m     C#m
 You used to hold him right in your hand  :-------------:
                                          :-------------:
                                          :------4-6-7--:
                                          :--4-6--------:
                                          :-------------:
                                          :-------------:

      | D                        | B   |
 But it took all that he could take   :------9-12p11p9-9h11-11p9-----:
                                      :----10--------------------10--:
                                      :--11--------------------------:
                                      :------------------------------:
                                      :------------------------------:
                                      :------------------------------:


A                            | G#m           C#m
 Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking


B     | A                            | G#m  C#m B |
 When I hear the silly things that you say   :--7-9-7/9\7\5--:
                                             :--7-9-7/9\7\5--:
                                             :---------------:
                                             :---------------:
                                             :---------------:
                                             :---------------:

A                      | G#m                  C#m
 I think somebody better put out the big light   :-------------:
                                                 :-------------:
                                                 :------4-6-7--:
                                                 :--4-6--------:
                                                 :-------------:
                                                 :-------------:

     | D                         | B |
 Cos I can't stand to see you this way   :------7-11-7----:
                                         :----7--------7--:
                                         :--8-------------:
                                         :----------------:
                                         :----------------:
                                         :----------------:


[Chorus]

A | E
 Alison   :-12/14-12-------------9-7--:
          :-12/14-12-12/14\12-10-9-7--:
          :----------11/13\11--9------:
          :---------------------------:
          :---------------------------:
          :---------------------------:

 | A         B         | G#m  C#m B |
 I know this world is killing you oh

A | E |
 Alison   :--7/9\7--------:
          :--7/9\7-9------:
          :--------9-9-6--:
          :----------9-7--:
          :---------------:
          :---------------:

A   B    | E   A |
 My aim is true   :-------------------:
                  :-------------------:
                  :----4-4h6-7p6-7-8--:
                  :--6----------------:
                  :-------------------:
                  :-------------------:


D   B    | E   A |
 My aim is true   :--7p6p5p4----:
                  :---------5---:
                  :----------4--:
                  :-------------:
                  :-------------:
                  :-------------:

D   B    | E   A |    [ repeat and fade ]
 ?--5-4-----------?
 ?------5-5-------?
 ?--------4h6-4---?
 ?----------------?
 ?----------------?
 ?----------------?



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 h = hammer
 p = pull off
 / = slide up
 \ = slide down
 . = staccato
 ^ = bend
 r = release
 ? = I'm having trouble with this bar. Help !

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Squeeze23 10 wrote on February 18 2009, 05:25 pm

The first chord in the intro should start on strings 2 and 3 not 1 and 2, it sounds more correct...to me anyway

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stingamajig 141 wrote on April 22 2016, 02:12 pm

What a great tab. Fantastic work Christopher

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