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Such a Thing

By The Mother Hips
Music/lyrics by Tim Bluhm
From the album "Green Hills of Earth" (2001)
Tablature by Collin Spencer


Tab Symbols:
b   =  bend up (number after the b represents the target note)
r   =  release bend
h   =  hammer on
p   =  pull off
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down

For a guide to text-file tab notation, check out this URL:
 http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/tab-notation.txt 



Riff 1 (Sitar effect)
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|-------3--4--6----------|
|---4--5-----------------5--|-4--5-------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3--4--|-6--4--3--5--4b6r4~-----|
|---4--5--------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
 
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|-------3--4--6----------|
|---4--5-----------------5--|-4--5-------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3--4--|-6--4--3--5--4~---------|
|---4--5--------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

[Verse]

(Guitars lay out on the first verse)

A         B       F#          A    B           F#        F#/E  F#
So you've been confused, your confidence is disorganized

|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-0-0-0-2\--|


A      B       F#             A     B         
So you do your exercise as you speed beneath the 

F#  F#/E 
bay...

[Riff 2] (Sitar)

  
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-0----0-|-2-2-2-2-0----0-|


|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----4--2--2-----|----4--2--2-----|
|-2------------0-|-2--------------|


A           B            F#          A                   B       F#
And I would tell you to sing, cause that would bring control to you,

A           B        F#             
Some things make the world seem new, 


(Guitars come back in here)

     A        B
Your voice is such a 

F#     F#/E   F#     F#/E   F#     F#/E   F#
thing, such a thing, such a thing, such a thing...

   [**Note: Alternating F# and F#/E:
    Just do an F# barre chord (don't play the top  2 strings), 
    and alternately lift off your index finger.
    Like this:

        F#   F#/E
     |-(2)---(0)---------------|
     |-(2)---(0)---------------|
     |--3-----3----------------|
     |--4-----4----------------|
     |--4-----4----------------|
     |--2-----0----------------|
 
     This alternating theme is heard pretty consistently throughout the song, 
     whenever an F# chord is played.  Listen and you'll hear it.  Back to the
     song...]


[Bridge 1]
              (*)
A  A  B  B  |  F#  F#  F#/E  F# |
1  2  3  4  |  1   2   3 &   4  | (3X)

---------------------
(*)  Background fill:
The sitar plays a little background riff during this measure.  
The first and third time Bridge 1 is played use this fill:

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|
|---4--5-----------------4--|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

Second time: 
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|--4b6r4-2--4-4-4-4-4p2-----| 
|-----------------------4---|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


Then on the fourth time:

      HEY!  HEY!
A  A  B  B  |  right into-->
1  2  3  4


Bridge 2:
F#        F#   F#/E    F#/E
1  &  2   &    3  &  4  &   | (4X)
^         ^    ^        ^



A          B       F#                    A               B       F#  F#/E  F#
You didn't want to break the news but it didn't cut your tongue,

(Guitar)
|------------------------|
|--4b5r4-2-0-------------|
|------------3-2-3-------|
|------------------2~~---|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|


A  B    F#                A                 B  
Omar is still so young, I know that he can take it,


[Play Bridge 2 (see below) 4x over the "take it" part]
Take it, take it,  (I know that he can) take it, take it...


Bridge 2:
F#        F#   F#/E    F#/E
1  &  2   &    3  &  4  &   |
^         ^    ^        ^
 

A          B         F#         A               B    F#  F#/E  F#
"I don't want to be rude,"  you told him at the turnstile

    A          B       F#      F#/E  F#   A           B
His teeth went dust behind his smile, you disappeared down the 

F#    F#/E     F#    F#/E     F#    F#/E     F#
tube, down the tube, down the tube, down the tuuuuube!

Play Bridge 1:
               
A  A  B  B  |  F#  F#  F#/E  F# |
1  2  3  4  |  1   2   3 &   4  | (3X)
               Aaaaah!


A  A  B  B  | 
1  2  3  4

Now play Riff 1 again, with a slight variation:

Riff 1b (Sitar)
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|-------3--4--6----------|
|---4--5-----------------5--|-4--5-------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3--4--|-6--4--3--5--4b6r4------|
|---4--5--------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
 
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|-------3--4--6----------|
|---4--5-----------------5--|-4--5-------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------2--3--2--5--|-3-2---------------------|
|---------3--4--------------|-----4b6r4-2-------------|
|---4--5--------------------|-------------4-4~--------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|

(Guitars lay out)

A       B        F#                     A                 B
So your ship was blown to sea, from the road where it was tied up

[Guitar Fill]

|------------|
|------------|
|-4b6--(8x)--|
|------------|
|------------|
|------------|

A       B        F#   F#/E  F#         
So many men have died up on the 

(Guitars come back in)

A        B   
route to Ha-na-

F#    F#/E   F#    F#/E   F#   F#/E   F#
Lei,  Hana-  lei,  Hana-  lei, Hana-  lei......


Then Bridge 1 over the final "aaaah's":

1  2  3  4     1   2   3    4     
A  A  B  B  |  F#  F#  F#/E F#  |  (3X)
               Aaaaaah!

A  A  B  B  |

[Then the last 2 measures are]:
                                    ^  ^  ^
   F#        F# F#/E    F#/E   F#   F# F# F#
|---------------------------|-------2--2--2---||
|---------------------------|-------2--2--2---||
|---------3--4--6--4--3-----|-------3--3--3---||
|---4--5-----------------5--|--4----4--4--4---||
|---------------------------|-------4--4--4---||
|---------------------------|-------2--2--2---||
   

Chord Shapes:

A     [002220]
B     [224442]
F#    [244322]
F#/E  [0443xx]


Questions/comments/corrections? Email collin@californiasoul.org



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