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Father Of Mine Tab

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Father of Mine
by Everclear

All bends are 1 whole step

! -  +  -
1 e and ah...

I'm pretty sure this is at least 90% correct

Tuning: down 1/2 step (or, more accurately, down 1/4 step)

   ! - + - ! - + - ! !  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! !
D#|--------------------|----------------------------|
A#|--------------------|----------------------------|
F#|--------------------|----------------------------|
C#|7---7---7-7-7-7-----|11----11----11-11-11-11-----|
G#|5---5---5-5-5-5-----|9-----9-----9--9--9--9------|
D#|--------------------|----------------------------|

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! !  ! - + - ! - + - ! !
D#|----------------------------|--------------------|
A#|----------------------------|--------------------|
F#|----------------------------|--------------------|
C#|12----12----12-12-12-12-----|9---9---9-9-9-9-----|
G#|10----10----10-10-10-10-----|7---7---7-7-7-7-----|
D#|----------------------------|--------------------|

That's the first verse.
When you get to the slides, it switches to this:

      ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -  
D#|----------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------|
F#|*-7---7---7-7-7-7---------7\------|
C#|*-7---7---7-7-7-7---------7\------|
G#|--5---5---5-5-5-5---------5\------|
D#|----------------------------------|

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  
D#|-----------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|11----11----11-11-11-11--------------11\-------|
C#|11----11----11-11-11-11--------------11\-------|
G#|9-----9-----9--9--9--9---------------9\--------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|

 _________________________________________________
|1st ending
   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  
D#|-----------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|12----12----12-12-12-12--------------12\-------|
C#|12----12----12-12-12-12--------------12\-------|
G#|10----10----10-10-10-10--------------10\-------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|

   ____________________________________
   ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -
D#|--------------------------------||
A#|--------------------------------||
F#|9---9---9-9-9-9----------9\----*||
C#|9---9---9-9-9-9----------9\----*||
G#|7---7---7-7-7-7----------7\-----||
D#|--------------------------------||

[Outro 2]

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! + ! + ! + ! + 
D#|-----------------------------------------------|----------------||
A#|-----------------------------------------------|----------------||
F#|12----12----12-12-12-12-------12----11----10---|9-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-||
C#|12----12----12-12-12-12-------12----11----10---|9-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-||
G#|10----10----10-10-10-10-------10----9-----8----|7-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-||
D#|-----------------------------------------------|----------------||

[Chorus]

(There are actually a few parts going on here. This is the main one.)

   ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -  ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -  2x
D#|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A#|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
F#|7---7---7---x-x-x-x-------------|-------------------------------*||
C#|7---7---7---x-x-x-x-7---7---5---|5---4---4---x-x-x-x-5---5---7--*||
G#|5---5---5---x-x-x-x-7---7---5---|5---4---4---x-x-x-x-5---5---7---||
D#|--------------------5---5---3---|3---2---2---x-x-x-x-3---3---5---||

   ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - 2x ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -  
D#|---------------------------------||--------------------------------||
A#|---------------------------------||--------------------------------||
F#|7---7---7-7-7-7--------(7\)-----*||7---7---7-7-7-7\----------------||
C#|7---7---7-7-7-7--------(7\)-----*||7---7---7-7-7-7\----------------||
G#|5---5---5-5-5-5--------(5\)------||5---5---5-5-5-5\----------------||
D#|---------------------------------||--------------------------------||

1st chorus has no slides.

That's it for the rhythm part. The rest is just fills and a solo.

[Fill 1] 
(end of 1st chorus)

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! ! ! ! 
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|
F#|b9-r--7-----------7----------------------------|--------|
C#|---------9--7--9-----9--7--9-------------------|--------|
G#|------------------------------7--9--7--9--7----|5-------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|

[Fill 2]
(2nd verse, right channel, also in verse 3)

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! ! ! ! 
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------|0-------|
G#|------------------------------7-h9--10>9--7-h9-|--------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------|


[Fill 3]
(end of 3rd verse, left channel)

   ! - + - ! - + - ! - + - ! - + -  ! ! ! ! 
D#|--------------------------------|--------|
A#|--------------------------------|--------|
F#|--------------------------------|--------|
C#|------------------7-9-7---7-9-6-|7-------|
G#|----------------9-------9-------|--------|
D#|--------------------------------|--------|

[Pre-Solo]

           this part isn't very clear---------------------------|
   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -

D#|--------b12-r---10---------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------12--10-------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------11--9---11--7-------7---9---b9--r--|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo]

   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -
D#|-----------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|b9-r--7-----------7--9--b9-r--7-----7----------|
C#|---------9--7--9------------------9-------9>>>>| <--this slide is up
G#|-----------------------------------------------|    to fret 19 but
D#|-----------------------------------------------|    ends indefinitely

   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------17------17b-------------17b------------|
F#|16------16--19--16--19------19---------------------------------|
C#|----19---------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -   !   -   +   -
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|17b-----------------------------7---10--7----------------------|
F#|----------------14\-----7---9---------------9---7-------7---9--|
C#|----------------------------------------------------9----------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|

           this part also isn't very clear----|
   !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  !  -  +  -  ! ! ! !
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------||
A#|-----------------------------------------------|--------||
F#|b9-r--7-----------------------------7----------|7-------||
C#|---------9--7-----------9--7--9--7-----9--7--9-|--------||
G#|---------------9--7--9-------------------------|--------||
D#|-----------------------------------------------|--------||


************************************

| >    slide
| \    indefinite slide
| /    rhythm slash
| ()   notes inside parentheses are not played every time
| b9-r prebend note, pick, then release bend
| h9   hammer on
| 17b  pick and bend

************************************
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Scoggs 10 Oct 19, 2005 10:12 PM

! - + -
1 e and ah...

whats that mean??

+1 reply
sm5574 61 Oct 20, 2005 06:41 PM

What does "1 e and ah" mean? That's standard sixteenth note terminology. "1" is the downbeat, "and" is the upbeat, "e" and "ah" are the notes in-between. So the ! is the downbeat, the + is the upbeat, and the - is between. I did this to shorten the measures that only have downbeats or down- and upbeats so I could conserve space.

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Robman8908 10 May 08, 2008 08:39 AM

I was about to write an angry comment to a music-illiterate before I saw you answered him nicely.

Sooooo..... I guess I won't.

Great Tab!!!

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