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Artist: Jimmy Eat World
Song Title: "Softer"
Album: Jimmy Eat World - EP (1998)
Tabbed by: Chris McGowan
E-mail: cmcg@satx.rr.com
Tuning: Drop D (DADGBE)

KEY:
/ = Slide up
\ = Slide down
^ = Bend string
~ = Ring note
<#> = Natural harmonic
x = Muted string

NOTE:  I have only tabbed one guitar for this song, but it should be enough to get 
the song quite enjoyably.  If you're a solo player, this should be perfect for you.  Plus, 
and Tom pretty much play the same riffs anyway, so you can hardly tell the difference.  Enjoy!


Intro [x2]: (0:00)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|

Verse 1 [x2]: (0:16) On the recording, only the bass and drums play through the verse 
I saw a live video of this song and Tom plays this riff through the first half of the 
 If you like how it sounds, go for it.
E|---6---6---6---6----8---8---8---8----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
B|-6---6---6---6----6---6---6---6----6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (cont'd) [x2]: (0:32)  This is basically the riff the piano plays through the 
half of the first verse.
E|-10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13-----13-12-13-------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------10----------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----13-12-13-----13-12-13-----13-12-13---------------------------------|
B|-10-----------10-----------10------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus [x2]: (0:48) Kick in the distortion.
E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|
B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|

E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|
D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|

Post-Chorus [x2]: (1:00) The first guitar plays the intro while the second guitar plays 
riff.
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10---12--12-12-12/14--14-14-14-14---9-9-9-9-9/10-------|
D|--x--x--x--x--x--x----x---x--x--x------x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x-x-x--------|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8---10--10-10-10/12--12-12-12-12---7-7-7-7-7/8--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--9-9\7--7-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-x--x-x----x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7-7\5--5-5-5-5-----------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2: (1:16) Repeat the same riffs as the first verse.

Chorus 2: (1:48) Kick in the distortion.
E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|
B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|

E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|
D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------|
D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|
B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|

E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|
D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|

Post-Chorus 2 [x2]: (2:15)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|

Interlude [x6]: (2:31) Kick in distortion.
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7--5-5/10-10-10---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7--10-10/12-12-12---|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-------------------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-------------------|

Chorus 3 [x2]: (3:19) Kick in the distortion.
E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|
B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|

E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|
D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------|
D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|

Outro [x4]: (3:50)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------------|

End with:
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7\--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-8\--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8\--------------------------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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miketheman401 57 Jun 27, 2009 10:32 PM

awesome! great tab.

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royturner23 1,507 Nov 08, 2009 10:46 AM

I always thought that this song was called "She's Perfect" lol

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