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This is Joco's cover of Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know", which is a complicated acoustic 
arrangement that involves some sweet harmonized vocals.

While I'd say the rhythm for Joco's finger picking can be hard to understand and replicate here,
it's a lot easier to play if you focus on the bottom two droning notes that act as consistent 
eighth beats which help push along each measure's arpeggio. Also learn the chords! your fingers 
won't honestly move much between measures outside of the chorus, so it really helps.


The good news is once you nail down the main verse's rhythm you've basically nailed the picking 
for the rest of the arrangement. Hopefully this helps!


Capo 2nd fret


[Intro]

  G                                            G                                   G#major7/F#
E|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------4--------------------4------|----------------4-----------4-----------4---------|
D|--------5----------5---------5----------5---|--------5----------5--5--------5--5--------5--5---|
A|--------5--------------------5--------------|--------5-----------------------------------------|
E|---3---------3----------3---------3---------|---3---------3-----------3-----------2------------|
     1    +    2  e  +    3    +    4  e  +       1    +    2  e  +  a  3  a  +  e  4  e  +  a


[Verse A]

  Em9                                        Em9
E|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------| \
B|------------------------------1-----------|----------------1--------1---------1---------|  \
G|----------------0-------------------0-----|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|  |
D|--------4---------------------------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|  |
A|--------5---------5---------5---------5---|--------5---------5---------5---------5------|  |
E|---0---------0---------0---------0--------|---0---------0---------0---------0-----------|   |
I want you...                                 ...know                                         |
                                                                                              | x2
  Em9#5/C                                    Em9#5/C                                          |
E|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|  |
B|------------------------------3-----------|---------------3---------3---------3---------|  |
G|----------------0---------------------0---|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|  |
D|--------4---------4---------4-------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|  |
A|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|  /
E|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------| /
that I'm happy...                             ...you


[Verse B]

  Bbsus2                                     Bbsus2
E|-----------------------1------------------|-----------------------1------------------| \
B|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------1-------------1-----------|  \
G|--------3---------------------------3-----|--------3---------------------------3-----|  |
D|--------3---------3---------3---------3---|--------3---------3---------3---------3---|  |
A|---1---------1---------1---------1--------|---1---------1---------1---------1--------|  |
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|  |
  Does she speak...                           and would she...                             |
                                                                                           | x2
  C7                                         C7                                            |
E|-----------------------0------------------|-----------------------0------------------|  |
B|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------1-------------1-----------|  |
G|--------3---------------------------3-----|--------3---------------------------3-----|  |
D|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|  |
A|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|  /
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------| /
   Would she go....                          ...a theater?


[Pre-Chorus]

(which is just a repeat of verse A with different vocals and an alternate ending)

  Em9                                        Em9
E|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------1-----------|----------------1--------1---------1---------|
G|----------------0-------------------0-----|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|
D|--------4---------------------------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|
A|--------5---------5---------5---------5---|--------5---------5---------5---------5------|
E|---0---------0---------0---------0--------|---0---------0---------0---------0-----------|
  'Cause the love...                         to make it...

  Em9#5/C                                    Em9#5/C
E|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------3-----------|---------------3---------3---------3---------|
G|----------------0---------------------0---|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|
D|--------4---------4---------4-------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|
A|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|
E|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
   Open wide...                                 ...no.

Repeat the first three measures of the pre-chorus, and go right into this

 Dsus2                      D
E|----------------0------0-h2---------------|
B|--------3-------3------3------------------|
G|--------2---------------------------------|
D|---0---------0------0---------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
     1    +    2  e + a  3  e
But you're still alive!


[Chorus]

(Honestly the most complicated part due to its frequent chord changes and variances)

  Gsusno5                G5                      Fmaj9b5/G             D#/E
E|-----------------------0---------------------|-----------------------0-------------------|
B|----------------0--------------2-------------|----------------0--------------2-----------|
G|--------2--------------------------2--2-h4---|--------2---------------------------2------|
D|--------0---------0---------0---------0------|--------3---------3---------3----------3---|
A|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|---3---------3---------3---------3---------|
     1    +    2  e +    3    +  a 4 e  +  a
'Cause I'm here                                 to remind you

  C7                                          D#7no5                D#
E|------------------------------------------|-----------------------6-----------------------|
B|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------4-------------4----------------|
G|--------3--------------3--------------3---|--------6--------------------------------------|
D|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|--------5---------5---------5--------5--5--5---|
A|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---6---------6---------6---------6-------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
                                                1    +    2  e +    3    + a  4   e  +  a
of the mess...                                ...went away

Much like the pre-chorus, repeat the first three measure but replace the fourth measure with this

  C7                                            D#7no5               D#
E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------6-----------|
B|----------------4--------------4------------|---4-----------4------------------|
G|--------6--------------6----------------6---|---------4------------------------|
D|--------5----------5--------5-----------5---|------5-----------5---------------|
A|---6---------6---------6------------6-------|---6--------6---------6-----------|
E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
     1    +    2  e  +   3    +   a   4   +       1  +  a  2  e  +   3   +   4
   You...                 You...                You...             ...'oughta know.

Then go right back into the intro.
that's pretty much it, save for a few variances in the picking and finger positions.


[Song Structure]

Intro

2x Verse A
2x Verse B

Prechorus
Chorus 
Intro

2x Verse A
2x Verse B

Prechorus \
Chorus    | 2x
Intro     /

With the last intro, let it slow down and strum an Em to close the song off.

   Em
E |---0-------------|
B |---0-------------|
G |---0-------------|
D |---2-------------|
A |---2-------------|
E |---0-------------|

Notes:
*the "1 e + a" stuff is shorthand for 16th notes to help you with the more complicated rhythms.
*While I tried to pinpoint most of the picking rhythms with this tab to get a very accurate sound,
there's still a few variances in the song so feel free to play around with it.

            
            
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