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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII

"Looking For A Place To Happen"
by The Tragically Hip
from Fully Completely
(humbly transcribed from memory by mjmvisse@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca)

Guitar 1 is on the right channel, Guitar 2 is on the left (mostly)

Intro: (Guitar 1)

 | 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 |=====|=================|=================|=================|================|
e|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|------------------|
D|-----|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------0-----|------------------|
A|-7\--|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\--2-5-2-5-7-5-|-----7-----5-----|-7-----5-5-6-7----|
E|-----|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|-----3-----3-----|-3-----0-0-0-0----|
                 pm-----   pm-----------         .    --------------------------|       .

 | Both Guitars                                        |Gtr 1 plays Fill 1
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------|---------------5-|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------|---------------5-|-----------0-----|-------------------|
A|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\----5---6-7-0-|-----7---5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-5---6-7-5---|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0---|-----3---3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-0---0-0-0---|
           pm-----   pm-----------             pm. pm-   . pm--------------|

 | Fill 1
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----0-----------|
A|-7-7-5-------5---|
E|-3-3-3---5-4-----|
       .   nh---

 Rhythm Figure 1:
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | (repeat)
 |=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|
A|--h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\----5---6-7-5---| (the last power chord is tied)
E|-----0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0-0---| (to the hammer-on)
           pm-----   pm----------------|
     I've got a job    I explore...


Guitar 2 plays Rhythm Figure 1 for each verse.
Guitar 1 plays Figure 2

 | Figure 2
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5---|
A|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5---|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
   let ring----------------------------------------------------------------|
     I've got a job    I explore...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|---------4p2p0---|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A|-5---------------|-----------------|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\--5-5-5-6-7-7---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---|
   let ring------------------          pm-     pm--------------------------|       pm
     And I want my life ...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0---|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----12----12---0---|
A|-7---------------|---------------12|-----------------|-------7-----------|
E|-0---------------|-5-----3---5-----|-----------------|-------------------|
   let ring--------  nh--------------                       nh-------------|
     To find a place ...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|(0)--------------|---------4p2p0---|-----------------|-------------------|
G|(0)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|(0)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\------7---5-----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0-------0---------|
   let ring------------------          pm-     pm--------------------------|
     When it's (unintelligible) ...

Chorus:
The chorus is a Cmaj chord at the third fret (3 3 5 5 5 X) with some picking
on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th strings (low to high), after which parts of the intro
repeat.  There might be a Gmaj in between the Cmaj and the Emaj-based part.
The bass is definitely going to a Gmaj, but it's hard to tell what the guitar
is doing (i.e. it doesn't matter :-})
The next verses are basically the same, with the first guitar playing different
fills and harmonics.

Someone else can figure out the bridge before the solo and the solo itself;
my fingers are tired.
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(sic)kid 10 Feb 07, 2010 05:35 PM

Your tab *seems* to be generally correct, however there are too many characters in the tab itself... The format of it on UG is messed up, making an extra line of tab where there shouldn't be. You might wanna fix it up. From what I could work out of the song however, this tab seems pretty good.

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