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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 18:57:26 +0000
From: Nic.Boulton@cw.mercury.co.uk


Subject: /e/Melissa_Etheridge/Precious_Pain.tab


Precious Pain
 -------------

>From Melissa Etheridge's first album. The basic picking pattern is:

e ---------*--------||         e ---------*--------||
B -------------*-*--||         B -------------*-*--||
G --------------*--.||for F&G  G ------*-------*--.||for Am&C
D ------*----------.||         D ----*------------.||
A ----*-------------||         A -*----------------||
E -*----------------||         E ------------------||
   ^       ^       ^              ^       ^       ^
   1       2                      1       2

and from the halfway through the first verse on, pretty much the whole
song follows this pattern. The intro and first line use a different
picking pattern (which is more difficult to follow AND keep time AND sing
to), so I suggest getting used to the core pattern before trying the
intro/1st verse.


[intro]:

   C                                               /c      /b
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------1------------------------------------------------|
G ---------0----0----0---0-------0--------0-----0------0-------0----|
D ------2------2-2-----2-------2-------2-------2-2---2-------0------|
A -3-----------------------3-------3---------------3-------2--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4

  Am
e -------------0------0------------------------0--------------------|
B -------3p1-----1-----1---3p1-----------3p1-----1------------------|
G -----2-----------2----2------2-------2-----------2----------------|
D ---2-------------------------------2------------------------------|
A -0-------------------------------0---------------------------0-2--|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4


   C                                               /c      /b
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------1------------------------------------------------|
G ---------0----0----0---0-------0--------0-----0------0-------0----|
D ------2------2-2-----2-------2-------2-------2-2---2-------0------|
A -3-----------------------3-------3---------------3-------2--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   eve-ry-body's got       a      hun----ger

   Am                                                     /a  /b
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|
D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|
A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------0---2----|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
              n m where   they     are

   C                                              /c      /b
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|
D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|
A -3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------2--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   eve-ry-body  clings    to their own   fear

   Am                                             /a      /g  (/e)
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|
D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|
A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------3----0---|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
           evrbdy hides   some    scar


   F                                               /f     /g
e ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|
D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------------------|
A ----3---------------3---------------3-----------------------------|
E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1-------3--------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   oooooh                                          pre  -  cious

   Am                                                     /g  /e
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1------------1----------------1-1------------------|
G ------2-------2-------2------0h2------2-------2-------------------|
D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|
A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------3---0----|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   pain                      [2nd time, bass E----3/5\3--]

   F
e ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------0-----|
D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--0h2------|
A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------------|
E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   empty    &    cold      but it keeps  me a  -  live

   G
e ---------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------|
B -------------3-3-------------3-3-------------3-3-------------3-3--|
G --------------4---------------4---------------4---------------4---|
D ------5---------------5---------------5---------------5-----------|
A ----5---------------5---------------5---------------5-------------|
E -3---------------3---------------3---------------3----------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
I  gave   it  my  soul        so tht I     could   survive

   F                               G
e ---------1---------------1---------------3------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1---------3------------------------|
G --------------2---------------2--------4--------------------------|
D ------3---------------3---------------5---------------------------|
A ----3---------------3---------------5-----------------------------|
E -1---------------1---------------3--------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   keeping   me   safe    in these chains         pre  -  cious

                                       e ---------------------------|
                           Guitar 2    B -10------8-----------------|
                                       G -----------9--------9------|
                                       D -------------10------10-10-|
   F
e ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|
D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--2p0------|
A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------3----|
E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   pa        -             -            -         ain


   C                                               /c      /b
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|
D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|
A -3*--------------3*--------------3*--------------3*------2*-------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   everybody's    got a          reason

   Am                                                     /a  /b
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|
D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|
A -0*--------------0*--------------0*----------------------0*--2*---|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   to            abandon  their  plan

   C                                               /c     /b
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|
D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|
A -3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------2--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
   how can I     think of       tomorrow

   Am                                             /a      /g  (/e)
e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1--(8h)10-----8----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2----------------9--|
D ----2---------------2---------------2---------------------------10|
A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------3---0----|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
          with my sorrow       in hand


[chorus2]- same picking as chorus 1


        F                       /f  /g
        oooh           precious


        Am                       /a           /g   (/e)
                             G------------5--------------|
        pain         [gtr.2] D---5---8--------8-----5----|


        F
        empty and cold but it keeps me alive


          G
        i gave it my soul so that i could survive


        F                                G
        keeping me safe in these chains


                 F
        precious pain


[break] :
                                           fade up with
   F                                        volume knob
e -----------------------------------------------/------------------|
B ----------------------------------------10----/|------------10----|
G ---------------------------------------------/_|------------------|
D ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
  pain

   Am
e --------------------------------------------------------------------|
B 13p10---------------------------------10----------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------------12----/----\---10-12sl-|
D -------------------------------------------------12-(14)-12---------|
A --------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4

  F
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------------5--------|
G 7-------------5--7-------------------------5-----7p5--7-----------|
D ------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4

   Am                                                        ? /a /c
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------10------------8-------------------|
G -5-----------------------------------------------9----------------|
D -------7p5h7----------------------------------------10------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4
                                                               each..


[bridge]:

  Dm                             Em
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------6------------------------8---------------------|
G -----------7-----------7-------------9-------9--------------------|
D ------7--------7--------7---------9-----9-----9-------------------|
A -5-----------------------5------7---------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
  each road that i walk down   reminds me of you

     Am(VII) $
e ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------13-----------------------------------------------|
G ----------14-------14------------------14-------14----------------|
D -------14----14------14-------------14----14--14------------------|
A ----12----------------------------12--------12--------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
this whole town is haunted, they'll never be anything new-----ooh


[chorus]

  | F  F | Am  Am |
...pain

| F  F | Am Am |
| F  F | Am Am |   'ooh ohh', etc.
| F  F | Am Am |


[outro]: (about the last 10 seconds)

   F
e ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|
G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|
D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--2p0------|
A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------3----|
E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4

  Am
e -------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B ---------------3p1---1-----------1-------1p0-----1p0--------0--0---|
G ---------2-------------------2---------------------------2------2--|
D ------2------------------2---------------------------------------2-|
A -0----------------------------------------------------------------0|
E -------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^       ^
   1       2       3       4       1       2       3       4


EADGBe
x02210 - Am
3x2010 - Am/g
x32010 - C
x20010 - C/b
133211 - F
355433 - G
x57765 - Dm
x79967 - Em

x 12 14 14 13 12 - Am(VII)

* is the bass line
/ is bend up
\ is release bend

  /    \
12-(14)-12 is pick d at the twelfth fret, bend up to e and rls bend to a

sl is slide

$- I think that the bridge goes UP from Dm->Em->Am, but Am at the 12th
fret sounds a bit weak, also the band/bass has come in a lot by this
point, so you could easily get away with a standard Am (at the nut).

Any improvements welcome.


Nic


Nic.Boulton@cw.mercury.co.uk

            
            
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coppertunes 10 Dec 31, 2005 08:02 AM

This is a pretty good tab of a lovely song....but i think the into is off. Try this for the first line..

[intro]:
e ------------0--0-0-------------------1-------------------------|
B ----------------1------1---------------0-----------------------|
G ---------0-----------------------0-----------------0-------0---|
D ------2------------0h2--------2-----------------2-------0------|
A -3------------------------3-----------------3--------2---------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------|

Also replace the third line where Melissa starts singing with this.

e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|
B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|
D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|
A -3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------2--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|

A Boyd - zolib@sprint.ca

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