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                             Speed Trials - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: Ben Hurst
Email: BHurst8@gmail.com

Tuning: CGCEGC

This is tabbed based on the album and live video performances. All the tabs 
I've seen for this are in standard tuning, but it's most certainly played 
in the Open C tuning that Elliott uses on Ballad of Big Nothing, Independence
Day, See You Later, etc. I'm pretty confident in the accuracy with the
exception of a fill or two.

I didn't write out all the strumming patterns, but the whole song is basically 
strummed in straight 8th's.

[Intro]
                                   x2
C|-----------------|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|o--------0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|
C|-----------------|-----------------|

[Verse]
                                   x3
C|-----------------|-----------------|-8---8---8----8---|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|-8---8---8----8---|-----------------|
E|-----0-------0---|-------0-----0---|-8---8---8----8---|-x-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-8-8-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|o5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-|-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-|-----------------|

                                   x2
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----0-------0---|-------0-----0---|-8---------------|-8---------------|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0---------------|-0---------------|
G|o5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|-x---------------|-x---------------|
C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-9---------------|-8---------------|


C|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-6---------------|-x-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
C|-0---------------|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|-x---------------|-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-7---------------|-----------------|

[Chorus]
                                                                         x2
e|-4---------------|-4---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|
B|o0---------------|-2---------------|-----9---9-7-5---|-7--------------o|
G|-0---------------|-2---------------|-----5---5-5-5---|-7---------------|
D|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|
A|o0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--------------o|
E|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|

Repeat Intro & Verse

[Chorus 2]

                                                                         x2
e|-4---------------|-4---------------|-------------------|-7---------------|
B|o0---------------|-2---------------|-----9---9-9-7-5---|-7--------------o|
G|-0---------------|-2---------------|-----5---5-5-5-5---|-7---------------|
D|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|
A|o0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--------------o|
E|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|

                                                              repeat & fade
e|-----------------|---------5-5-5-5-|-----4---4-2-0-----|-7---7---7-------|
B|-9---------------|-9-9-9-9-5-7-5-5-|-----0---0-0-0-----|-7---7---7------o|
G|-8---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----0---0-0-0-----|-7---7---7-----8-|
D|-9---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-7-7-7-7-7-7-9---|
A|-x---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---|-7-7-7-7-7------o| 
E|-9---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---|-7-7-7-7-7-------|
   T                                                      Fret 9 with middle
                                                          Fret 8 with index
 

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| x  Dead note

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church773 411 Sep 30, 2009 07:31 PM

i was writing a guitarpro tab for speedtrials and just wanted to check if there are any good tabs on ug first, this one is definetely pretty close. The only thing i see that could be improved is the ending. but 5 stars, still. finally someone who knows its open C.

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mitchlangdon 72 Oct 16, 2014 01:15 PM

This tab is nearly perfect! I used it to learn the tune, and the only thing I'd add is a 7th fret, on the 2nd string at the end of each verse.

C|-----------------|-----------------|
G|{7}--------------|-----------------|
E|-6---------------|-x-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
C|-0---------------|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|-x---------------|-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-7---------------|-----------------|

Thank you so much though, 5-stars!

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tykenjam 10 Mar 04, 2017 02:11 PM

Sounds really good, thanks!

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