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Artist: The Hold Steady (www.theholdsteady.com)
Song: The Swish
Tabber: Andrew Biles

There's two guitars mainly in this song, and three guitars for one bar of the last
verse.  I've laid it out in the order the song takes, so it's easy to follow, you
just have to work out how many times to play each.
In the Chorus, the palm muting is done with up and down strokes to give an alternating
sound.

Guitar 1
|-------|-----------------|
|-------|-----------------|
|-------|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-3-|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-|
|-------|-----------------|

Guitar 2
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-x-10-10-10-x-7-7-7-x-10-10-10-x-7-7-7-x-5-5-5-x-7-7-7-x-4-4-4-x-|
|-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-5-5-5-x-8--8--8--x-5-5-5-x-8--8--8--x-5-5-5-x-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-2-2-2-x-|

 Verse
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x----|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x-5--|
|-5-----------3-----------2-------x-3---x-5--|
| Guitar 1
|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
  Guitar 2

 Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Break
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-x-10-10-10-x-7-7-7-x-10-10-10-x-7-7-7-x-5-5-5-x-7-7-7-x-4-4-4-x-|
|-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-5-5-5-x-8--8--8--x-5-5-5-x-8--8--8--x-5-5-5-x-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-x-2-2-2-x-|


 Guitar 1 joins in
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-|
|-----------------|

 Verse
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x----|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x-5--|
|-5-----------3-----------2-------x-3---x-5--|
| Guitar 1
|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
  Guitar 2

 Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 Verse
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x----|
|-7-----------5-----------4-------x-5---x-5--|
|-5-----------3-----------2-------x-3---x-5--|
| Guitar 1
|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6-7-6---7-7-6------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
  Guitar 2

 Second time round, a third guitar piece is added in...

|---------12--------------------------|
|-12^-^12----^12--12-10-12-10---12-10-|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|

 Outro
|-----------|--------------|----------|
|-----------|--------------|----------|
|-----------|--------------|----------|
|-x-5---x---|-x-5-5--x-----|-x-3--x---|
|-x-5---x-5-|-x-5-5--x-5-5-|-x-3--x-3-|
|-x-3---x-5-|-x-3-3--x-5-5-|-x-1--x-3-|

 The last two sections are repeated, not hard to figure out the order of how they go.

any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com
___________________________
Lyrics:

pills and powders baby. powders and pills. we spent the night last night in beverly 
there was this chick that looked like beverly sills. we got killed. tights and skirts baby. 
and tights. we used to shake it up in shaker heights. there was this chick she looked
like patty smythe. she seemed seemed shaky but nice.

she said my name is rick danko but people call me one-hour photo. i've got some 
chemicals. drive around to the window. she said my name is robbie robertson but people call me 
i blew red white and blue right into a tissue. i came right over the counter just to kiss you.

ginger and jack and four or five feminax. psycho eyes and a stovepipe hat. a ray of 
in white rayon slacks. we got cracked. shoes and socks baby. socks and shoes. we spent the 
last night in newport news. this chick she looked just like elizabeth shue. we got bruised.

she said my name is steve perry but people call me circuit city. i'm so well connected. 
upc is dialed into the system. she said my name's neil schon but some people call me 
simone. some people call me andre cymone. i've survived the 80s one time already. and i
don't recall them all that fondly.

it was a blockbuster summer. moving pictures helped us get through to september. they 
a movie about me and you. it was half nude and half true. it was a bloodsucking summer. i
half the time trying to get paid from our savior. swishing though the city center. i did
a couple favors for some guys who looked like tuscan raiders.

            
            
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falloutboy106 10 Sep 18, 2005 08:00 PM

excellent tab. write more for the hold steady

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JFSnowboarder 10 Nov 13, 2005 10:08 AM

Wow...I thought no one knew these guys. It's awesome you tabbed this, maybe you can tab more songs form "almost killed me". That would rock!

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