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This is in the key that Jonathan Coulton sings it himself. For any other key, just add 
and count the numbers from that fret. This is NOT the key the song is in within the game 
is it the same arrangement.

Please note that at any point you can switch between picking each note and playing full 
The following tab represents how Coulton plays it. Refer to 
(Jonathan Coulton performing Still Alive) for strumming patterns if necesary.

Also regarding the 'lead-ins'. Coulton, in the video I used for these tabs, plays a 
amount of chords/notes each time. So there really is no specific amount you should play, 
play how ever many you feel comfortable.

____________________________________________________________________________
STILL ALIVE - Jonathan Coulton
Standard tuning.

>>> = continue to strum the chord

Verse 1: This was a triumph...
  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      A   F#m A   F#m
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|2---4---2---4---2---4---2---4---4---4---2---2---2---4---2---4---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      FΔ7
e|---------------------------------------------------0----------0>|
B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---1-----------1>|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1-2------------2>|
D|2---4---2---4---2---4---2---4---4---4---2---2---3-------------3>|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------3>|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 1: But there's no sense crying...
                                            Em7
  C   G   FΔ7 C       G   FΔ7 C   F   G   C   Am  FΔ7   E
e|0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>1>>>3>>>0>0>0>>>0>>>0>>>|
B|1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>2>>>0>>>1>0>1>>>1>>>0>>>|
G|0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>0>2>>>2>>>1>>>|
D|2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>0>>>2>0>2>>>3>>>2>>>|
A|3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>----2>>>3>2>0>>>3---2>>>|
E|----3>>>------------3>>>------------3>>>------------0>>>|

Lead back into verse:

  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>| <---(not necessary to play e-string
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|     in this section and all other
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|     sections that switch between the
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>|     full A and F#m chords, but I added
A|--------------------------------|     it anyway to show complete chord.
E|--------------------------------|     Does not apply to single note
                                        sections.)

Verse 2: I'm not even angry...
  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      A   F#m A   F#m
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>3>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>4>>>>>>>1>>>>>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>4>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>|
A|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>----------------|
E|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>----------------|

  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      FΔ7 (let ring)
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>0-------------0>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>3>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>1-------------1>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>4>>>>>>>1>>>>>>>2-------------2>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>4>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>3-------------3>|
A|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>3-------------3>|
E|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>----------------|

Chorus 2:
                                            Em7
  C   G   FΔ7 C       G   FΔ7 C   F   G   C   Am  FΔ7   E
e|0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>1>>>3>>>0>0>0>>>0>>>0>>>|
B|1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>2>>>0>>>1>0>1>>>1>>>0>>>|
G|0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>0>2>>>2>>>1>>>|
D|2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>0>>>2>0>2>>>3>>>2>>>|
A|3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>----2>>>3>2>0>>>3---2>>>|
E|----3>>>------------3>>>------------3>>>------------0>>>|

Lead back into verse:
  A   F#m A   F#m
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

Verse 3: Go ahead and leave me...
  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      A   F#m A   F#m
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2-|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D|2---4---2---4---2---4---2---4---4---4---2---2---2---4---2---4---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m Bm      E7      FΔ7 (let ring)
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>0-------------0>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>3>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>1-------------1>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>4>>>>>>>1>>>>>>>2-------------2>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>4>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>3-------------3>|
A|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>3-------------3>|
E|--------------------------------2>>>>>>>0>>>>>>>----------------|

Chorus 3: Look at me still talking...
                                            Em7
  C   G   FΔ7 C       G   FΔ7 C   F   G   C   Am  FΔ7   E
e|0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>>>1>>>3>>>0>0>0>>>0>>>0>>>|
B|1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>1>>>0>>>1>>>1>>>2>>>0>>>1>0>1>>>1>>>0>>>|
G|0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>0>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>0>>>0>0>2>>>2>>>1>>>|
D|2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>2>>>0>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>0>>>2>0>2>>>3>>>2>>>|
A|3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>3>>>2>>>3>>>3>>>----2>>>3>2>0>>>3---2>>>|
E|----3>>>------------3>>>------------3>>>------------0>>>|

Lead in to outtro:
  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Outro: And believe me I am still alive...
  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

  A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A   F#m A (Let ring)
e|0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0>>>2>>>0-------|
B|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2-------|
G|2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2>>>2-------|
D|2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2>>>4>>>2-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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MetalLlama 10 Sep 17, 2009 06:58 AM

This was a triumph.

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NowhereMan42 10 Sep 28, 2009 07:48 PM

I'm making a note here, huge success!!

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KGB_INC 81 Jan 04, 2010 04:51 PM

It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

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