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Transcribed by Michael Chipperfield (27.Feb.2003) 
mikechipperfield@hotmail.com
http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~mchipper/

Transcribed with the use of Transcribe Version 6.0 
by Seventh String Software 
http://www.seventhstring.demon.co.uk/

 ====================================
 * Texas never whispers by Pavement *
 ====================================

Chords used: ( slightly muted in different ways and places )

        A     F#    E     G#    D     G   intro chord
 E------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x--------x-----
 B------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x--------x-----
 G------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x--------9-- <--|
 D------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x--------7----- |
 A------7-----4-----2-----6-----0-----5--------7----- |
 D------7-----4-----2-----6-----0-----5--------7----- |
                                                      |
 ^ Note the  Drop D tuning                            |
                                this string is picked |
                                  every now and then

=================================================================

The Guitar follows the Bass line for the first section then goes 
into more lead material. The bass follows the notes given below 
with a few minor slide techniques. Sorry if its a bit disjointed, 
this is my first attempt at transcribing anything. I think its 
pretty workable though. What can I say?... Great Song - One of 
there Best! Feel free to add to or amend!

Prelude: This is probably keyboard NOVATION BASS STATION  
         but here is what it would look like with guitar

                        (x4)      
E|-------------------------|-------------
B|-12-13-15-13-12----12----|-12-13(hold)- 
G|----------------12----10-|-------------
D|-------------------------|-------------
A|-------------------------|-------------
E|-------------------------|-------------


Interlude:  One guitar playing a slightly muted A power chord for a few bars.
Another guitar picking between the 5th fret on the B string and the 2nd fret
on the G string. Or alternatively use the intro chord above if using one guitar.

F#         E                       G#    
Here we go   She's on a hidden tableau   

              D                      A
just a 2-for-1   and the 2-for-1 is right

             E                 D         A <----|
down my alleyside   I'm just a wasting behind   |
                                                |
                                                |
     Intro chord could be played here depending |
       on whether a lead guitar is used or not  |

Interlude:

F#                    E                           G#   
don't you know its an easy thing   when it's lost   

                      D                                   A
doesn't show when the ends are frayed .....and its tossed out

E                         D                        A
lined with silver thread   I've seen you wasted behind

Interlude:

=================================================================
There is a bit of lead guitar in amongst the following starting 
with a picking between the 5th fret on the B string and the 
2nd fret on the G string. (listen out for the timing)
      
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------
 B|---4---5---4---5----------------------------------------------
 G|------------------2-~-~-ring------------6--4-----2------------
 D|-----------------------------4-~-~-ring-----------------------
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------

 E|--------------------------------------------------------------
 B|----5---4---4---5---5---4---4---5---4---5---------------------
 G|--2-------2-------2-------2-------2--------------------6--4---
 D|--------------------------------------------4-~-~-ring--------
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------

=================================================================

D                        A 
she's so lackadaisical   shoulda been a west coast bride   

G#                           D                      A
back seat on electric glide  pilots flying drive by fears

     F#                                                E
don't hold your breath too long.....  this tunnel is a Texas mile

D                            A                               
Callow teasing yellow eyes   Bleacher dates a second prize   

G#                            D                               A
cherry pickin favourites   my dash was locked  I guess I feel fine

    F#                                           E 
The way the river it bends   the woman's bending over me

=================================================================

Play the above chords (or more likely Bass line with distortion) 
with the following guitar lead on top

     E|------------
     B|------------
     G|------9----- <--- slid all the way down
     D|------------      to the nut continuously
     A|------------
     D|------------
then
     E|------12---- <--- slid almost all the way
     B|------------      down to the nut continuously
     G|------------
     D|------------
     A|------------
     D|------------
                                               
Ending with

     E|------14---- <--- bent slightly towards the end
     B|------------
     G|------------
     D|------------
     A|------------
     D|------------

There is another lead here too, a little way into the above which goes 
something like this: (Don't quote me) Get some good headphones to listen out for it. 

E|-2-4-5--7--9---5---9----5---9----5---9-9-9-9---5-----9---9--10--12-12--14-----
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Bend the last one

In amongst it is some lyrics too. Again get some good headphones to listen out for it.

da da da da dah
da da da da dah
lah da dah da dah da dah da dah da dah

=================================================================

slight slide and pause then.........

The D and A string is held down with the thumb.

Repeat the following three times
     E|---x--x-x-----x-x-----x-----x-x-----x-x----x----
     B|---7--x-x--7--x-x--7--x--7--x-x--7--x-x-7--x----
     G|---x--x-x-----x-x-----x-----x-x-----x-x----x---- 
     D|---x--x-x-----x-x-----x-----x-x-----x-x----x----
     A|---6--6-6-----6-6-----6-----6-6-----6-6----6----
     D|---6--6-6-----6-6-----6-----6-6-----6-6----6----

     E|---x-----------x-x-----x------------------------
     B|---x--6-5------x-x-----x------------------------
     G|---x------7----6-x-6---x------------------------ 
     D|---x-----------x-x-----9-6----------------------
     A|---5-----------7-7-----6-6----------------------
     D|---5-----------7-7-----6-6----------------------

Then the following two times

     E|---x-----------x-x-----x------------------------
     B|---x--6-5------x-x-----x------------------------
     G|---x------7----6-x-6---x------------------------ 
     D|---x-----------x-x-----9-6----------------------
     A|---5-----------7-7-----6-6----------------------
     D|---5-----------7-7-----6-6----------------------

Ending with the following

     E|---x-----------x--------------------------------
     B|---x--6-5------x--------------------------------
     G|---x------7----6-------------------------------- 
     D|---x-----------x--------------------------------
     A|---5-----------7--------------------------------
     D|---5-----------7--------------------------------

You could choose to omit the thumb and move these notes onto the D String instead. 
I reckon that this is how it is really played, but I like the thumb technique when 
playing this solo guitar.

            
            
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