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From: daniel_b@postoffice.utas.edu.au (Daniel Beckitt)

TRAGIC COMIC - Extreme
Lyrics and Music - Nuno Bettencourt & Gary Cherone

Timing - each crotchet (Quarter note) represented by a |
       - semiquavers represented like | e & a (representing 4 semi-quavers
- 16th notes)
g - grace note
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
(b) - bend up (eg (1/2b) - bend up a half tone)
r - release bend
: - bar line (lyrics only)
| + a OR & + a- semiquaver (16ths) triplet
p - pull off
p.m. - mute strings
^^^ - vibrato

Intro:-
Bass Guitar

    |   & a  / | & | & | & | &   | e &   | & | e &   | & \  
Gb|---------|------------------|--------------------------|
Db|---------|o-----------2/5---|-------------------------o| (Won't continue with &'s unless
Ab|-7\--0-0-|o---2/5-3---------|---------2-0---0-3---2---o|  they're really needed!!)
Eb|---------|--3-------------0-|-0-0-4-----------------3--|
             \                                           /

Guitar

(Rhythm Figure 1)...
   / |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |   \  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
Eb|--1-1-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x-0---0-0-0--|-1-1-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x-0---0-0-0-|
Bb|--0-0-x-1---1-x-3-|---3-x-1---1-1-0--|-0-0-x-1---1-x-3-|---3-x-1---1-1-1-|
Gb|o-0-0-x-0---0-x-1-|---1-x-2---2-2-0-o|-0-0-x-0---0-x-1-|---1-x-2---2-2-2-|
Db|o-0-0-x-2---2-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-2-0-o|-0-0-x-2---2-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-2-2-|
Ab|--2-2-x-3---3-x-2-|---2-x-0---0-0-0--|-2-2-x-3---3-x-2-|---2-x-0---0-0-0-|
Eb|--3-3-x---------0-|---0-x------------|-3-3-x---------0-|---0-x-----------|
   \                                   /

  | | |   |     |   |   |   |
|-1-1-1-1-x-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-1-1-1-1-x-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-2-2-2-2-x-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-3-3-3-3-x-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-| (end Rhythm Figure 1)
|-3-3-3-3-x-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-1-1-1-1-x-3-|---3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  |   |   |   |     |   | |   |
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-2-|---2-2-2-2-x---|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-3-|---3-3-3-3-x---|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-|---2-2-2-2-x-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-x-2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2---|-------------0-|
|-------------3---|---------------|
  p.m......|

(Rhythm Figure 2)...
  | e & a g |   |   | e & a   | e & a g |   g |   | e & a   | e & a g |   |   | e & a
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----x-x-----------x-x-2---|-----x-x-------4/6\--x-x-2---|-----x-x-----------x-x-2---|
|-----x-x-----5-----x-x-2---|-----x-x-----5-----7-x-x-2---|-----x-x-----5-----x-x-2---|
|-----x-x-5/7---7\0-x-x-0---|-----x-x-5/7---------x-x-0---|-----x-x-5/7---7\0-x-x-0---|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------|

  | e & a      |   g |   | e & a 
        (1/2b) r
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------2-x-x-2---|
|----------------------2-x-x-2---| (end Rhythm Figure 2)
|-----2--------2-0-5/7-0-x-x-0---|
|--------------------------------|
                     1 Flow  ers,

w/Rhythm Figure 2 (x2)
 / <- (repeat back to here)
| | & | &    : | | | & |  &     : | &    |  &     |  &  | &   : | | | & | &    :
 \
1   I   sent,        were found     dead on their ar riv  al.         The words,
2   we  dine,        I    for       get  to push  in your seat.       I   wear

| | | & | &    : | | | &   | &   : | &      |    &  |   &   | &      : | | | & | &    :
1     I   said,        in    sert    ed     foot in my  mouth ful.           So  when 
2     the wine,        spill ing     hearts all  o  ver my    sleeve.        A   stitch

w/Rhythm Figure 1 (First 3 bars only)
| | | & | &     : | | | & | &   : | &   |     &  |     &   |  &    :
1     we  dance,        my  lead    it  ain't so grace ful.   Is
2     in  time,         pro pos     ing down  on my    knees. Split

Rhythm Fill 1 ....................|
  | &    |   &     |     &    | &
|---------------------------------|
|---3----3---0-----0------------0-|
|---0----0---0-----0-----2----2-0-|
|------------------------2----2-0-|
|---3----3---2-----2-----0----0---|
|-------------------------------3-|
    n't  so, not   ain't so.
    ting be  tween the   seams.

Chorus:
w/Rhythm Figure 1
|   & | & | &  | & : | &  | & | &  | & :
I'm a   hap less       rom  an  tic,

|  & | & | & | &  : | & | & | & | & :
St t   tut ter ing    p   po  et.

|    &  | & | & | &   : | & | &  | &   |      &  :
Just call me  a   trag    ic  com  ic, 'cause I'm

| | | | : | | |  &    |    &  :
      In      In love with you

Rhythm Figure 3...
  |   |   |   |     | & | e & a | e & a | &
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-3-|---3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-| (end Rhythm Figure 3)
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2---|-------------------------|
|-------------3---|-------------------------|
  p.m......|
            Ahh.

                  ------------------------------------------------------
                  | 1.                       w/Rhythm Figure 2 (First 2 bars only)
  |   |   |   |     | & |     & + a | & | &   | | | |   | | | & | &   \ 
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-|---2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-x---|---------|----------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-3-|---3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-x---|---------|----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-|---2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-x-2-|---------|---------------o|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-|---0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-x-2-|---------|---------------o|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2---|-----------------------0-|---------|----------------|
|-------------3---|-------------------------|---------|----------------|
  p.m......|                                                          /
            Ahh.                                              And when

-------------------
| 2.
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   | e & a   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
|---2-x-0---0-x-2-|---2-x-2---2-2---x-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|---3-x-1---1-x-3-|---3-x-0---0-0---x-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|---2-x-0---0-x-2-|---2-x-2---2-2---x-x-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-----1-|
|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|---0-x-1---1-1---x-x-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-----2-|
|-------3---3-x---|---------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-----2-|
|-----------------|---------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0-|

Bridge:
  | & |  & | & | &   | & |   &  | & | &   | & |    & | & | &   | & | g & | & | e & a
|-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-|-4-4-4---4----4-4-4-|-2-2-2----2---2-2-2-|-------------------0-0-|
|-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-|-5-5-5---5----5-5-5-|-3-3-3----3---3-3-3-|-2-2-x-------------0-0-|
|-1-1-1--1---1-1-1-|-6-6-6---6----6-6-6-|-2-2-2----2---2-2-2-|-2-2-x-------4-4---1-1-|
|-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-|-6-6-6---6----6-6-6-|-0-0-0----0---0-0-0-|-2-2-x-------4-4---2-2-|
|-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-|-4-4-4---4----4-4-4-|--------------------|-0-0-x-2/4---2-2---2-2-|
|-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------0-0-|
      No bod y           can know the         trou ble I've    seen.

  | & |  & | &    |      &        | & |   &  | & | &      | &   |    &   |    &  |   &  
|-0-0-0--0---0----0------0---|----4-4-4---4----4-4-4-|----2-2---2----2--------2--2---2----|
|-0-0-0--0---0----0------0---|----5-5-5---5----5-5-5-|----3-3---3----3--------3--3---3----|
|-1-1-1--1---1----1------1---|----6-6-6---6----6-6-6-|----2-2---2----2--------2--2---2----|
|-2-2-2--2---2----2------2---|----6-6-6---6----6-6-6-|----0-0---0----0--------0--0---0----|
|-2-2-2--2---2----2------2---|----4-4-4---4----4-4-4-|------------------------------------|
|-0-0-0--0---0----0------0---|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
      No bod y               |        can know the   |      the trou ble      I've        |
                             |                       |               the trou ble I've    |
  | & |  & | &  g |    e & a :  g | & |   &  | & | & :  g | &   |    &   |   &  | e & a  :
                             |     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|                                    |
                  (1b) r     |    (1b)               |    (1/2b)                          |
|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------11--------9---|-11--------------------|-13------------13------\11-11--9-11-|
|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------|

  | & | g &   |      &    |  e & a     |    |    |   |        |    |       |   |
|-0-0-x------------------------0-0-|---0--0-0--0---0-0-0-|----4--4-4----4----4-4-4---|
|-2-2-x------------------------0-0-|---0--0-0--0---0-0-0-|----5--5-5----5----5-5-6---|
|-2-2-x--------------4-4-------1-1-|---1--1-1--1---1-1-1-|----6--6-6----6----6-6-6---|
|-2-2-x--------------4-4-------2-2-|---2--2-2--2---2-2-2-|----6--6-6----6----6-6-6---|
|-0-0-x-2/4----------2-2-------2-2-|---2--2-2--2---2-2-2-|----4--4-4----4----4-4-4---|
|------------------------------0-0-|---0--0-0--0---0-0-0-|---------------------------|
  seen.                            |        No bod y     |         can  know the     |
  seen.                            |                     |                           |
                                   |                     |                           |
  | & | e & a | +  a &  a |  e & a : g |  & |  & | & | & :    |  & | g  & | & | & a :
                                   |                     |    (1b) r                 |
|----------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|-9-------x-x-9-11-9----9----------|------9----9-----9---|-13--------11p9--------x-x-|
|-------------9-11-9----9----------|------9----9-----9---|---------------------------|
|--------------------11---11-9\7---|-9/11----------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------9-|---------------------|---------------------------|

     |  &     |    & | & |      &      | &      |    & | & |    &      | &      |    & | &   |   &
|-------4-----4----4---4-x-----------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------6-----6----6---6-x------7----|---7------7----7-7-7-x----9----|---9------9----9-9-9---9---9-|
|-------6-----6----6---6-x------7----|---7------7----7-7-7-x----9----|---9------9----9-9-9---9---9-|
|-------6-----6----6---6-x------7----|---7------7----7-7-7-x----9----|---9------9----9-9-9---9---9-|
|-------4-----4----4---4-x------5----|---5------5----5-5-5-x----7----|---7------7----7-7-7---7---7-|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
              trou ble I             |          get  in  to          |          when I'm with      |
                                     |                               |                             |
                                     |               ^^^^^^          |               ^^^^          |
  g  |  &  g  |    & | & |   g  &    : | & a  g |    & | & | g  &    | | & a  g |    & | & a | e & :
              (1b) hold bend    (1b) |   r      (1b)            (1b) |   r      (1b)               |
|----------------------------12------|----p10----------------14------|----p12----------------------|
|----------16------16----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------13---------------------------|--------10---------------------|--------11-----9--\--------9-|
|-13/15------------------------------|---------------12----x---------|-----------------------9h11--|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------9h11------|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|

  |      |   |   |       | | | | &   | | | < Strum up |   | | | |   |   |   |   |
|-9---9--x-------------|---------2-|-----0--------------|---------|---0-------------|
|-10--10-x-9-x-7-x-5---|-------x-3-|-----3--------------|---------|-----3-----------|
|-11--11-x-9-x-7-x-5---|-------x-4-|-----1--------------|---------|-------1-------2-|
|-11--11-x-9-x-7-x-5---|-------x-4-|-----0--------------|---------|---------0-----2-|
|-9---9--x-7-x-5-x-3---|-------x-2-|-----2--------------|---------|-----------2---0-|
|----------------------|-----------|--------------------|---------|-------------0---|
  Tra gic  com e   dy.

w/Rhythm Figure 2 (first 3 bars only)        w/Rhythm Fill 1
  | | | |   | | | |   | | | g  &      |  &    | e & a | e & a | e & a | e & a
                               (1/2b)
                               (1b)
|---------|---------|-----------------------|---------8-------7-------5-------|
|---------|---------|-------12--------12-10-|---------------------------------|
|---------|---------|-------12--------12-9--|-----7/9-----5/7-----4/5-----2/4-|
|---------|---------|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------|---------|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------|---------|-----------------------|---------------------------------|

w/Rhythm Figure 1
  |   & | & | & | &   | & | & | & |
                            ^^^^^^
|-3---------------4-|-------5-----5\-|
|-----------------6-|-------5-----5\-|
|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|
  I'm a   hap less      rom an  tic

|  & | & | & | &  : | & | & | & | & :
St t   tut ter ing    p   po  et.

|    &  | & | & | &   : | & | &  | &   |      &  :
Just call me  a   trag    ic  com  ic, 'cause I'm

| | | | : | | |  &    |    &  :
      In      In love with you

  |   |   |   |   
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-----------------|
  p.m......|

w/Rhythm Figure 1
|   & | & | &  | & : | &  | & |   &   |   & :
I'm a   hap less       rom  an    tic,
                              La, da, da, da,

|  & |   & | & | &  : | & | & |   &   |   & :
St t     tut ter ing    p   po    et.
da   da, da.                  La, da, da, da,

|    &   |   & | & | &   : | & | &  | &   |      &  :
Just call    me  a   trag    ic  com  ic, 'cause I'm
da,  da, da, da.

| |   &   |   &  | : | &      |   &  |  &    |    &  :
                 In                  In love with you
  Tra gic com ic,      'cause I'm in love.

w/Rhythm Figure 3
| | | & | : | | | | :
      Ah.
Ah.

  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     | & | & | |
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-2-|---2-x-0---0-x-2-|---2-x-2-2-x-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|---3-x-1---1-x-3-|---3-x-0-0-x-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-|---2-x-0---0-x-2-|---2-x-2-2-x-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-0-|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|---0-x-1-1-x-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---|-------3---3-x---|-------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---|-----------------|-------------|
            Ah.

This next section is in 'free time'. I have still included some timing markings to give
some idea of how it is to be played

      | | | |    &   | e & a | e & a | e & a | &   | | e & a | e & a |   | e & a | e & a | 
      trem. pick
hold...................................................................
|-0-|--------------|-0---------------------------|---------------0-----|-------------0-------|
|-3-|-3----------1-|-----3---3---------------3---|-----------3-----3---|---------3-----3-----|
|-1-|--------------|---1---1-------1-------1---1-|---------1---1-------|-----1-----1---------|
|-0-|--------------|-----------0-2---0---0-------|---0---0-------------|---0---0-------------|
|-2-|--------------|-------------------2---------|-----2---------------|-2-------------------|
|-0-|--------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

Daniel Beckitt
University of Tasmania
daniel_b@postoffice.utas.edu.au 

            
            
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pivert 10 Jul 20, 2010 12:46 PM

what the f*ck dude -.-'

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tedstigers 238 May 29, 2015 07:01 PM

Lack of formatting. take a look at it; there are sections that are unreadable. fix the formatting and the tab will be better.

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