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Sugar Kane tab

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Sonic Youth-Sugar Kane

this is by far the best song on Sonic youth's 'Dirty' album and one of my favourite
songs. i've done my best to try and tab it out in standard even if to be properly
played it requires an altered tuning. I've tried tabbing out what can be heard most
obviously in the mix, although there may be inaccuracies. Anyway onto the tab.

Tab legend:

~: hold note or chord
/: slide
b: bend note

Intro:

Part1:
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-15(x8)-14(x8)-12(x4)-10(x4----------|7(x8)
D-------------------------------------|   (x2)
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

part2:
e--------|
B--------|
G-0~~-0~~
D-5~~-5~~
A-5~~-5~~
E-3~~-3~~

while held a second time:

e-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-15-14-13-12-13-14-15-14-13\-| (unsure on the rythem here, play around a bit)
A-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|


pre-verse:

e---------------|
B---------------|
G---7-5--5---5--|
D-5-7-5-5-5-5-5-|   (x4)
A-5-5-3---------|
E-3-------------|


Verse:

G5 D5

C5                    G5 D5
You're perfect in the way
C5              G5 D5
A perfect end today
C5                  G5 D5
A-burnin' out their lights
C5                   G5 D5
And burnin' in their eyes
C5               G5 D5
I love you sugar kane
C5                G5 D5
A-comin' from the rain
C5             G5 D5
Kiss me like a frog
C5                 G5 D5
And turn me into flame
C5                  G5 D5
I love you all the time
C5           G5 D5
I need you 829
C5               G5 D5
I could stay all night
C5            G5
Your body shinin'

chorus: (i have no idea what lee is playing on lead guitar here)

G5    C5
And I know
                  G5                C5
There's something down there, sugar soul
            G5               C5
Back to the cross, a twisted lane
                  G5                C5
There's something down there, sugar kane

C5 (hold) (x2)

e-------------------                          e------|
B-------------------                          B------|
G-------------------                          G------|
D-10------9-8-7-6-5- (play each note x2) then D-4/5~-|
A-10-(x3)-9-8-7-6-5-                          A-4/5~-|
E-8-------7-6-5-4-3-                          E-2/3~-|

Verse: (same as first verse)

I'm back again in love
I'm back again a dove
Where'd you get your light?
A smilin' sugar life
Another lover's day
Another cracked up night
Every night I say
A light is comin'

Chorus:

G5    C5
And I know
                  G5                C5
There's something down there, sugar cone
            G5               C5
Back to the cross, a twisted lane
                  G5                C5
There's something down there, sugar kane

C5 (hold) (x2)

e-------------------                          e------|
B-------------------                          B------|
G-------------------                          G------|
D-10------9-8-7-6-5- (play each note x2) then D-4/5~-|
A-10-(x3)-9-8-7-6-5-                          A-4/5~-|
E-8-------7-6-5-4-3-                          E-2/3~-|

Interlude:

Intro part 1 then play

e--------|
B--------|
G---7-7b-|
D-5-7-7b-|
A-5-5-5b-|
E-3------|

(After this is becomes too weird to decipher,
i suggest randomly scrathing while going up the neck)

After the full stop play this

e-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-----------5-5-5-5-|
D--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|  (repeat several times while other guitar does more weird
A-5-5-5-5-----------|   weird stuff)
E-------------------|

then

e---
B---
G-0~
D-5~ (x4)
A-5~
E-3~

With
e------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------|      (during the last 2 run throughs)
A-5-7/10-7/10b-5-5-7/10-7/10---------|b(hold)
E------------------------------------|

Verse: (same as above)

Hey angel come and play
Fly me away
A stroll along the beach
Until you're out of time
I love you sugar kane
A crack into the dream
I love you sugar kane
I love you sugar kane
I love you sugar kane
I love you sugar kane
I love you sugar kane
C5               G5(hold)
I love you sugar

So there you are thats as much as i could figure out. Apologies for any inaccuracies.

            
            
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