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Author
Artist: Peter Doherty
Song: I Could Use A Steady Hand

Tabbed by: IntCos

This is his live solo performance from the Festival Le Cabaret Vert of 2011.
I'm not sure on some of the lyrics, please forgive me if you hear them differently.

Tuning: EADGBe
Key: Bb Major


Chord shapes used:

Bb      6  8  8  7  6  6
C       8  10 10 9  8  8
Eb      -  6  x  8  8  x
F7      -  8  7  8  6  -
F9      -  8  7  8  8  8
F9(#5)  -  8  7  8  8  9
F13     -  8  7  8  8  10
G7      -  10 9  10 8  -
C13     8  x  8  9  10 -
B13     7  x  7  8  9  -
Bb13    6  x  6  7  8  -


INTRO:

 C                G7               F7      G7       C7

|-8--8-------8---|----------------|----------------|----8-----------|
|-8----8-11------|----8-----8---8-|----6-------8---|----8-108-------|
|-9--------------|----------10--10|------8---------|----9-9-9-------|
|10--------------|--9-------9---9-|7------/9-------|----8-------10--|
|----------------|10----10-x--10-\|8------/10--10--|---10-----------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------10|8--8------------|

 F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13

|--------10------|8>------10>-----|8>------10>-----|8>------10>-----|
|8-----8---------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|
|8-----8---------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|
|7---------------|7>------7>------|7>------7>------|7>------7>------|
|8---------------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

> signifies continuous strumming of the chord

In the last 2 measures he throws in a couple of muted notes, which are fairly easy to duplicate.


PRE-VERSE:

(The F9 to F13 movement is really what defines this song):

|Bb     |Bb Bb7 |F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     |Bb     |


VERSE & CHORUS:

F9                           Bb                         Bb7

Oh, oh please, won't someone      bury mine for me?

F9                        F9(#5) F9         Bb

 'Cause I'm all broken up,          I could use, I could use a steady hand

               Eb                                                  Bb

Oh there ain't nothing in this world, oh nothing wrong except your soul, [he scats]

      B  C                                                       C13

Still he never shows, that I would not know, nothing to do with the fifty thousand

         B13 Bb13   F7      F13   F7   F13

dollar rewaaaard, although!


[On the last 4 chords above, he uses the same lick as in measure 5 of the intro.]

-----

He then returns to the 'Pre-verse':

|Bb     |Bb     |F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     |Bb     |


Followed by the verse and chorus. Same lyrics, although he's loose with it as always :)

-----

OUTRO:

The common bluesy trick of hammering on from the minor to major third is used here, 
while strumming only the top 4 strings:
(again, > means just keep strumming the chord)

 Bb               Bb

|--6----6-6>-----|---6----6-6>-----|
|--6----6-6>-----|---6----6-6>-----|
|7---6h7--7>-----|6h7--6h7--7>-----|
|8---8----8>-----|8----8----8>-----|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|

The song then finishes with these chords:

|F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     |



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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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

            
            
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