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Hey everyone, this will be the first tab I've made. Note that this version of the song
tabbing is the rhythm and goes along with the voice of GLaDOS, and is not the chords that
Coulton plays. This took me a couple hours to make so I hope it was worth the time :)

I separated the acoustic guitar (in the beginning) and GLaDOS' singing by putting the
notes in the section below here, then the whole song after it.
_____________________________________________________________________________

Song: Still Alive
Artist: Portal/GLaDOS
Composer: Jonathan Coulton
Tabbed By: Chargerfan96


This is the pattern to the acoustic guitar after GLaDOS says, “This was a triumph,” and
the song:

   (This was a triumph…)               (It’s hard to overstate…)

e|--------2-----------2-----}------|----------0-----}------------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3--}-x4---|-------2-----2--}-x4---------|
G|--2-----------4-----------} -----|----2-----------}------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|


And here’s the part after the chorus: (This is actually played throughout the rest of
song)

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


NOTE: At the second and third chorus (marked **), an electric guitar comes in. During
chorus I’ve written an extra stanza below each phrase. This shows the notes of the chords
the electric guitar. Also, I’ve also put each word where the chord is played in CAPS, to 
it easier to follow along. (x means palm-mute)


[Intro/Verse 1]

   This was a tri-umph        I’m mak-ing a note here:  huge suc-cess

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


   It’s hard to ov-er state my sat-is-fac-tion

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


   Ap-er-ture Sci-ence          We do what we must   be-cause   we can

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


   For the good of all of us    Ex-cept the ones who are dead

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


[Chorus]

   But there’s no sense cry-ing ov-er ev-ry mis-take

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


   You just keep on try-ing till you run out of cake

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


   And the sci-ence gets done   And you make a neat gun

e|--3---5---6---6----5----3------1---3---5---5--3----1----------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   For the peo-ple who are still a-live

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


[Verse 2]

   I’m not ev-en an-gry            I’m be-ing so sin-cere right now

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


   Ev-en though you broke my heart and killed me

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


   And tore me to pie-ces     And threw ev-ry piece   in-to   a fire

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


   As they burned it hurt be-cause       I was so hap-py for you

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


[Chorus]

 **Now these POINTS of DA-ta make a BEAU-ti-ful LINE

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

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-x-x---------3-x-x----------------------------------|
D|-------------3-x-x---5-x-x---------3-x-x-------3-x-x----------------------|
A|-------------3-x-x---3-x-x---------1-x-x-------3-x-x----------------------|
E|-------------1-x-x-----------------------------1-x-x----------------------|

   And we’re OUT of BE-ta we’re re-LEAS-ing on TIME

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

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------5-x-x-----------3-x-x-----------------------------------|
D|-----------3-x-x--5-x-x-----------3-x-x-------3-x-x-----------------------|
A|-----------3-x-x--3-x-x-----------1-x-x-------3-x-x-----------------------|
E|-----------1-x-x------------------------------1-x-x-----------------------|


   So I’m GLAD I got BURNED     Think of ALL the things we LEARNED

e|-3---5---6---6--5----3----------1---3---5---5----3----1-----1-------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------3~---------5~-------------------------------------7~------------|
D|----------3~---------5~-----------------3~------------------7~------------|
A|----------1~---------3~-----------------3~------------------5~------------|
E|----------------------------------------1~--------------------------------|


   For the PEO-ple who ARE still a-LIVE

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

  GTR 2:
e|-------------------------------------------------2------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------3---2--------------------|
G|----------3~----------2~----------7~-------------2---2---4----------------|
D|----------3~----------2~----------7~-----------------2---4---5~~----------|
A|----------1~----------0~----------5~---------------------2---5~~----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------3~~----------|


[Verse 3]

   Go ‘head and leave me    I think I’d pre-fer   to stay   in-side

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


   May-be you’ll find some-one else to help you

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


   May-be Black Me-sa    That was a joke   ha-ha    fat chance.

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


   A-ny-way this cake is great     It’s so de-li-cious and moist

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


[Chorus]

 **Look at ME still TALK-ing when there’s SCI-ence to DO

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

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------5-x-x-----------------3-x-x----------------------------|
D|---------3-x-x-----5-x-x-----------------3-x-x------3-x-x-----------------|
A|---------3-x-x-----3-x-x-----------------1-x-x------3-x-x-----------------|
E|---------1-x-x--------------------------------------1-x-x-----------------|


   When I LOOK out THERE it makes me GLAD I’m not YOU

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

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------5-x-x------------3-x-x---------------------------------|
D|---------3-x-x-----5-x-x------------3-x-x--------3-x-x--------------------|
A|---------3-x-x-----3-x-x------------1-x-x--------3-x-x--------------------|
E|---------1-x-x-----------------------------------1-x-x--------------------|

   I’ve ex-PER-i-ments to RUN     There is RE-search to be DONE

e|--3---5---6--6---5---3---3--------1---3--5----5----3--1---1---------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------3~-------------5~-------------------------------7~--------------|
D|----------3~-------------5~--------------3~---------------7~--------------|
A|----------1~-------------3~--------------3~---------------5~--------------|
E|-----------------------------------------1~-------------------------------|


   On the PEO-ple who ARE still a-LIVE

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

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------3~----------2~----------7~---------------------------------------|
D|---------3~----------2~----------7~---------------------------------------|
A|---------1~----------0~----------5~---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

   And be-lieve me I  am still a-live

e|--5--5----7---5-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------7--3----5---7--7-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|-----------------------2--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------3---2----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------2---2---4------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------2---4---5~~------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------2---5~~------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------3~~------------------------------------|


   I’m do-ing sci-ence and I’m still a-live

e|--5--5---5---7---5--------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------7---3----5---7--7-----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|-----------------------------2--------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---2----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---2---4------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2---4---5~~------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------2---5~~------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------3~~------------------------------|


   I feel fan-tas-tic and I’m still a-live

e|-5--5----5---7---5--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------7---3----5---7--7------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|----------------------------2---------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------3---2-----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------2---2---4-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------2---4---5~~-------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------2---5~~-------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------3~~-------------------------------|

   While you’re dy-ing I’ll be still a-live

e|---5-----5----7---5-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------7---3----5---7--7-----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|-----------------------------2--------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---2----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---2---4------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2---4---5~~------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------2---5~~------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------3~~------------------------------|


   And when you’re dead I will be still a-live

e|--5---5-----5-----7---5---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7---3----5---7--7--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  GTR 2:
e|--------------------------------2-----------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------3---2-------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------2---2---4---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------2---4---5~~---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------2---5~~---------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------3~~---------------------------|


   Still a-live                      STILL A-LIVE

e|---3---5--5--------------------------3---2--2-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|



************************************

| x  Dead note
| ~  Vibrato 

************************************

            
            
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warcraftpro75 10 Aug 04, 2009 06:58 PM

wow great tab dude. i dont see any errors at all

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snakeinthebox 31 Aug 14, 2009 03:46 PM

this is awsome and perfect!! 5/5

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chargerfan96 70 Aug 15, 2009 01:52 PM

hey guys, thank you very much for the positive comments. i would like to point out that there is a minor error when i submitted the tab. on the verse "We do what we must because we can," it looks like the verse got shifted a bit over to the right and is not on top of the notes where it should be. not a big problem, but pointing out just in case.

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