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"Happiness and the Fish" by Our Lady Peace
From the "Happiness is not a fish you can catch" Album
Eb tuning
tabbed by jjhand

This song has a good vibe in the verse and solo section. Please
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Verse 1 - the slide is played first time through only (0:24)
eb|-------------------|-----------------|
Bb|-------------------|-----------------|
Gb|-2/6---6---6---6---|-5---5---5---4---| play 2x
Db|-----7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
Ab|-------------------|-----------------|
Eb|-------------------|-----------------|

on second time, distorted guitar 2 adds
eb|-------------------|---5------5----5-5-5-5-|
Bb|-------------------|---5------5----5-5-5-5-|
Gb|-------------------|---5------5----5-5-5-5-|
Db|-------------------|---7------7----7-7-7-7-|
Ab|---rest------------|-7---7--7---7--7-7-7-7-|
Eb|-------------------|-5---5--5---5--5-5-5-5-|


Verse 1 Lyrics:
"I confess, everyone is overweight And
I'm obsessed, Talking is just masturbating
Without the mess, Addiction leaves you sad today and
unimpressed, I can't remember all the names


PreChorus (2 guitars)
eb|-------------------------|-----------------/15~-----|
Bb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-8--8--8--8--8---/17~-----|
Gb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9--9--9--9--9---/16~-----|
Db|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9--9--9--9--9------------|
Ab|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-7--7--7--7--7------------|
Eb|-------------------------|--------------------------|

"Everyone you meet today Is just so fucking vain"

Chorus - play each 4 bars 2x

  Guitar 1 - strum these chords to music
   Badd2               Gbadd2             Aadd2             Eadd2
eb|-3----------------|-10---------------|-1---------------|-8-----------------|
Bb|-3----------------|-10---------------|-1---------------|-8-----------------|
Gb|-5----------------|-12---------------|-3---------------|-10----------------|
Db|-5----------------|-12---------------|-3---------------|-10----------------|
Ab|-3----------------|-10---------------|-1---------------|-8-----------------|
Eb|------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2 - Lead
eb|-------------------------17---|-17---17---17---17---17-17-18p17p15-|
Bb|---15---15---15---15---15-----|---15---15---15---15----------------|
Gb|-17---17---17---17---17----17-|------------------------------------| continued below
Db|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|------------------------------------|

    Guitar 2 Continued
eb|----------------------------|---12---12---12---12--12b13r12---|
Bb|---13---13---13---13---13---|-13---13---13---13------------15-|
Gb|-15---15---15---15---15-----|---------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|---------------------------------|

"Bored again by happiness
All those friends I've lost in there"

End of Chorus 1: clean w/ amp tremelo
eb|---------------|------------------|
Bb|---------------|------------------|
Gb|---------------|------------------|
Db|-8-------------|-10----<<<--------|
Ab|-8-------------|-8-----<<<--------|get louder
Eb|-6-------------|------------------|
"I lost in there..."

(1:15) Verse Riff 2
eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------5---5---|
Gb|-5---5---5---4---|-6---6---6---6---|-5---5---5---4---|-6---6---6---6---|-5---5-----------|
Db|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---5---5---4---4-|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Verse 2 Lyrics:
"I'm upset,     Happiness is not a fish
That you can catch,   Imagination can't resist
The laziness, That pins you down,   get on your knees"

"Everyone you meet today
Is feeling useless & ashamed"


Play PreChorus & Chorus


End of Chorus 2 - play 2x (5/8 time, beats as shown)      third time through

   1   &   2  &    3  &    4  &     5   &               1    &  2   &   3   &
eb|-----------------------------------------------|    |------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|    |------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|    |------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|    |------------------------------|
Ab|----5/7---7-7/9---9-9/10---10-10/12--12-12/14\-|    |-----5/7---7-7/9---9-9/10--10-|
Eb|----3/5---5-5/7---7-7/8-----8--8/10--10-10/12\-     |-----3/5---5-5/7---7-7/8---8--|


Solo
eb|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Gb|-7-9---7-9---7-9---7-9-7-9b10r9-7-|-7-7---7-7---7-7--/12-12-12-10-10-10----|
Db|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7------7-|-7-9---7-9---7-9--/12-12-12-12-12-12----|
Ab|----------------------------------|------------------/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
Eb|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

                                                         slide & pick fast
eb|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------22-|
Bb|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------22-|
Gb|-7-9---7-9---7-9---7-9-7-9b10r9-7-|-7-7---7-7---7-7--7/10/12/14/17/19----|
Db|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7------7-|-7-9---7-9---7-9--7/10/12/14/17/19----|
Ab|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


eb|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-7-9---7-9---7-9---7-9-7-9b10r9-7-|-7-7---7-7---7-7--/12---14-10---12---|
Db|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7------7-|-7-9---7-9---7-9--/12---12-12---12---|
Ab|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-7-9---7-9---7-9---7-9-7-9b10r9-7-|
Db|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7------7-|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Solo Rhythm Guitar - play 3 1/2 times
e|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3-3---3-3--------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-2-2---2-2---0------0--0--0---|-0-0----0-0---------------------|
D|-0-0---0-0---2------2--2--2---|-0-0----0-0-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
A|-0-0---0-0---3------3--3--3---|-2-2----2-2-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
E|------------------------------|-3-3----3-3-----1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|

After Solo, Play Prechorus.

Play Chorus again with repeats as needed to finish the song.

key
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| x  Mute note
| b  bend note
| r  release bend

            
            
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