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Stone Temple Pilots - About a Fool
Bonus track on STP (2010 album) foreign releases
Standard Tuning
Tabbed by jjhand

This song is very smooth jazz/ bossa nova inspired, so its not like their 
hard rocking hits from the first couple albums. The chords used will take
a while to get used to (not many major chords). Please rate/comment!

Look on youtube for this song if you can't find it. Its an outtake 
from the "Shangri-La Dee Da" sessions I believe.


Intro - Acoustic
   A/G               F#m6              D6/F
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|-------------|
G|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-2-----------|
D|-2---2---2---2---|-1---1---1---1---|-0---0---0---0---|-2-----------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------|
E|---3---3---3---3-|---2---2---2---2-|---1---1---1---1-|-------------|
 |
 | Lead Gtr
e|---------------12|-----------------|------------------|------------|
B|--------14\12----|--------14\12--14\---------14\12--14\12/14~------|
G|-------------14--|-------------14--|-10~----------14--|------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|------------|





Verse Part 1 - play 2x

   1    2      3     4      1    2      3       4
e|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-5----5--4-----4----4---|-5----5--4-----4-----4---|
G|-6----6--4-----4----4---|-6----6--4-----4-----4---|
D|-6----6--4-----4----4---|-6----6--4-----4-----4---|
A|-0----0--0-----0----0---|-0----0--0-----0-----0---|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|
   Amaj7   B/A   

1  "Someone standing        alone on a hill"
2  "I think you're sinking  can't swim or set still"



Verse Pt. 2
   G#m7                         C#9
e|----------------------------|-4----4----4--4------4-4--|
B|-4-----4----4--4-------4-4--|-4----4----4--4------4-4--|
G|-4-----4----4--4-------4-4--|-4----4----4--4------4-4--|
D|-4-----4----4--4-------4-4--|-3----3----3--3--3---3-3--|
A|-6-----6----6--6-------6-6--|-4----4----4--4--4---4-4--|
E|----4-------------4---------|--------------------------|
  "Still he's waiting   there alone                 He's"
  
   F#m  E/G# A    A/C#   C#m     C#sus2          C#dim   C#sus2(b5) 
e|---------------------|-0----0----------------|-0----0----------------|
B|-----------5----5----|-5----5--4--4-4---4-4--|-5----5--4--4-4---4-4--|
G|-2----4----6----6----|-6----6--6--6-6---6-6--|-6----6--6--6-6---6-6--|
D|-4----6----7----7----|-6----6--6--6-6---6-6--|-5----5--5--5-5---5-5--|
A|-4----7----0----4----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-2----4--------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
  "drowning  on   his    own"






PreChorus
   G#maj7        Adim7    Bbm7       Eb9
e|----------------------|-------6----6--6--6-6----|
B|----------------------|-------6----6--6--6-6----|
G|-5----5----------5----|-6--6--6----6--6--6-6----|
D|-5----5----------4----|-6--6--6----5--5--5-5--x-| go below
A|-6----6----------6----|-8--8--8----6--6--6-6--x-|
E|-4----4----5--5--5----|-6--6--6-----------------|

1 "The fool who fell in love left his heart right in the sink 
2 "The fool who fell in love let his heart wash down the drain


Prechorus Line 2
   Cm7         F            Bbm7      Eb
e|-3--3--3-----1----1----|-1----1----6--6--6-6----|
B|-4--4--4-----1----1----|-2----2----8--8--8-8----|
G|-3--3--3-----2----2----|-1----1----8--8--8-8----|
D|-5--5--5---x-3----3----|-3----3----8--8--8-8----|
A|-3--3--3---x-3----3----|-1----1----6--6--6-6----|
E|-------------1----1----|------------------------|
1 "She tore it all to pieces when he left it there"
2 "She threw away the pieces when he left it there"



Repeat last bar 2x to these lyrics (Bbm7 -> Eb):
"Talkin' to myself
 Fallin' from the shelf"




Chorus - play 2x

   E6    
e|-----------------------|-----------------------|-0----0----0--0--0-0---|
B|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|
G|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|
D|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|
A|-7----7----7--7--7-7---|-7----7----7--7--7-7---|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
  "Still   I    wonder     why           I ever   let  myself   take my"

e|-----------------------|
B|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|
G|-6----6----6--6--6-6---|
D|-7----7----7--7--7-7---|
A|-0----0----0--0--0-0---|
E|-----------------------|
 "own advice"





Play First bar of Intro, then go to verse 2


Verse 2 - Same as Verse 1, but Electric Guitar Adds:

e|-9--------7------------|
B|-9--------7------------|  play 4x
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

"Still he's waiting, a man on a hill
 I think he's drifting, to float on the wind"

e|-7-----7-------------|-------6-------------|
B|----7----------------|----6----------------|
G|----------8----------|-6--------7----------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|
 "Must be a fool to think he could"

 "Bring him back to her"



Lead Part before Chorus 2:

e|-11b12r11b12r11b12r11----------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-8-b9-r8-b9-r8-b9-r8-----------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
   *bend with trem bar if possible



Play PreChorus Again

Play Chorus Again

Play Intro to End song


KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release
************************************
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JimBonJovi 830 Aug 08, 2010 06:36 PM

Great tab Joe!

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