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If It Makes You Happy Tab

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Intro - G  Gsus4  G  Gsus4  X2

(inbetween gsus4 and g you play this)

     Gsus4          G
e|-3-3-3-3-3-------|
b|-1-1-1-1-1------0|
g|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0>2-|
d|-0-0-0-0-0-------|
a|-0-0-0-0-0-------|
e|-3-3-3-3-3-------|
G              Gsus4
I've been long, along way from here

G               Gsus4
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitoes,

G                                C
And drank 'til I was thirsty again

G                 Gsus4
We went searching through thrift store jungles

G                     Gsus4
Found Geronimo's rifle, Marilyn's shampoo

G                              C
And Benny Goodman's corset and pen

                        D
Well, o.k. I made this up

C                            D
I promised you I'd never give up

[Chorus]

N.C               Am
If it makes you happy

C                G    D
It can't be that bad

                  Am
If it makes you happy

C                            G
Then why the hell are you so sad

G  Gsus4   G  Gsus4

You get down, real low down
You listen to coltrane, derail your own train
Well who hasn't been there before?
I come round, around the hard way
Bring you comics in bed,
Scrape the mold off the bread,
And serve you french toast again
Well, o.k. I still get stoned
I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home

Chorus  X 2
(ending with:)

   C                         Em
then why the hell are you so sad

Solo:
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------|
|--4/5--4--2--0--2-|--4/5--4--2--0--2-|--4/5--4--2--0--2-|--2-2-2-2-0-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------|

We've been far, far away from here
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitos,
And everywhere in between
Well, o.k. we get along
So what if right now everything's wrong?

Chorus
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smc1ach1an 11 wrote on August 1 2004, 12:00 am

The solo at the end is transcribed on the incorrect string. It's suppose to be on the D, not the A. :)

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bashful_alaskan 11 wrote on September 29 2004, 12:00 am

In the album that I have, instead of saying, "Marilyn's shampoo" she said, "Marilyn's lipstick."

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philbillie 11 wrote on April 19 2005, 12:00 am

The intro pattern is close, but a little confusing and is also
missing the raised 2nd alongside the suspended 4th. Also, you
have to mute that "A" string. Then just hammer those two raises
up and down with the rhthym and let it ring out big-time.

G Gsus4/2
e|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3|
b|-0-0-0-0-1--1-0-1-0|
g|-0-0-0-0-2--2-0-2-0|
d|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|
a|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x|
e|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3|

This was shown to me by Jeff Trott's drummer,
Jeff Anthony, a fair picker himself
so take it for what it's worth.

Peace,
Philbillie

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