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Alex Chilton Tab

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Author
Difficulty
intermediate
Band-The Replacements
Song-Alex Chilton
Album-Pleased to Meet Me
Writer-Paul Westerberg
Tabbed by S. McNally

Guitar tuned to Open A (E A E A C# E)
Listen to song for strum pattern


[Main Riff]

e|---------------------|
B|-8-------------------|
G|-7-9-7-9--7-7-7-7----|
D|-9-7-5-7--5-5-5-5----|
A|-9-7-5-7--5-5-5-5----|
E|---------------------|


[Intro]

  Main Riff 4x  then
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0--|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-------------3--------------3--------------------------------------|
G|-0-------------0--------------0--------------2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---|
D|-0-------------0--------------5--------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0-|
A|-x-------------x--------------5--------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0-|
E|-5-------------4-----------------------------------------------------|
If he was from Venus would he feed us with a spoon?

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------3----------------------------------------------|
G|-0--------------0---------------------2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2----|
D|-0--------------0---------------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0--|
A|-x--------------x---------------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0--|
E|-5--------------4----------------------------------------------|
If he were from Mars, wouldn't that be cool

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3----------------3---------------3--------------------------------------|
G|-0----------------0---------------0--------------2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---|
D|-0----------------0---------------5--------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0-|
A|-x----------------x---------------5--------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0-|
E|-5----------------4------------------------------------------------------|
Standing right on campus, would he stamp us in a file

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------3----------------------------------------|
G|-0--------------0---------------2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2----|
D|-0--------------0---------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0--|
A|-x--------------x---------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0--|
E|-5--------------4----------------------------------------|
Hangin out in  Memphis all the while


[Pre-Chorus]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7--------------7---------------------5---------------------7--------|
D|-9--------------7---------------------5---------------------7--------|
A|-9--------------7---------------------5---------------------7--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Children by the million wait for Alex Chilton when he comes round


[Chorus]

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------8-----------------------8-------------------------|
G|----------7---9--7---9--7-7-7-7---7-----9----7---9--7-7-7-7-|
D|----------9---7--5---7--5-5-5-5---9-----7----5---7--5-5-5-5-|
A|----------9---7--5---7--5-5-5-5---9-----7----5---7--5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
They sing I'm in love             Whats that song

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-8----------------------8-------------------------|
G|-7--9---7--9--7-7-7-7---7----9----7---9--7-7-7-7--|
D|-9--7---5--7--5-5-5-5---9----7----5---7--5-5-5-5--|
A|-9--7---5--7--5-5-5-5---9----7----5---7--5-5-5-5--|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
I'm in love,            With that song


[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1 chords)

Cerebral rape and pillage in a village of his choice.
Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice.
Feeling like a hundred bucks, exchanging good lucks face to face.
Checkin' his stash by the trash at St. Mark's place.


[Pre-Chorus]

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes round


[Chorus]

They sing, I'm in love, what's that song
I'm in love, with that song


[Bridge]

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-4------------------4-------------------------|
G|-3-------------3----3---------------------7---|
D|-5-------------3----5---------------------7---|
A|-5-------------3----5---------------------7---|
E|----------------------------------------------|
I never travel far, with out a little Big Star


[Solo]

  (tabbed in Open A) (over Intro pattern)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-4p2p0-0-------0--4p2p0-0----------4p2p0-0-------0-|
D|---------2-0-2------------2-0-2------------2-0-2---|
A|--------------------------------2------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-4p2p0--7p5p4--9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9-----|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------15-----|
G|-14-16-16b17-16b17--16b17p14----------14-16b17-16b17p14-----17b18--|
D|-----------------------------16-14-16-------------------16---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

Runnin' 'round the house, Mickey Mouse and the Tarot cards.
Falling asleep with a flop pop video on.
If he was from Venus, would he meet us on the moon?
If he died in Memphis, then that'd be cool, babe.


[Pre-Chorus]

Children by the million wait for Alex Chilton to come around


[Chorus]

They sing i'm in love, what's that song
I'm in love, with that song
I'm in love, what's that song
Yea i'm in love, with that song


[Outro]

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------3--|
G|--------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------0--|
D|-----0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0-0--|
A|-2-4----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4---x--|
E|----------------------------------------------------5--|


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

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend

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RockRobster 20 Oct 26, 2009 10:30 PM

thanks so much for tabbing this. one of my favorite songs. always wondered what the tuning was.

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bebe17 10 Jan 30, 2010 11:56 PM

Ha. I always figured that this song would be in an open tuning.
Guess the Goo Goo Dolls got their open tuning idea from The Replacements too.

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UGROQFAN 122 May 31, 2010 07:46 PM

You are my hero!! I was gonna tab this for standard but I only got the solo and ending and couldnt figure out the rest or tuning, but my computer got rebooted so the tabs gonna now, but your tabs mostly correct, thank you sooo much

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