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                             "A SMART KID" off album "Stupid Dream" (1999)
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Tabbed by: Les Gibson

Standard tuning

Fantastic song this. The first tab on the site was lacking a lot of stuff, so I thought
I'd do the whole thing with all the parts, from the album version of the song.

--INTRO (two acoustic guitars)(0:20):

Guitar 1
  Am               C        G/B           Am             C         G/B
e|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|------2---------------0----------0----|------2--------------0----------0----|
D|----2-----2---------2----------0----0-|----2----2---------2----------0------|
A|-0-----------0-2-3-------0-0h2--------|-0----------0-2-3-------0-0h2------2-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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


Guitar 1
  Am               C          G/B         Am             C         G/B
e|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|------2---------------0----------0----|------2---------------0----------0----|
D|----2-----2---------2----------0----0-|----2-----2---------2----------0------|
A|-0-----------0-2-3-------0---2--------|-0-----------0-2-3-------0-0h2------2-|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Guitar 2                                |
e|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|------1--0---0-1-3-0------------------|------1--0---0-1-3-0------------1-0---|
G|------2----2--------------------------|-0h2--2----2------------------------0-|
D|------2--------------------------0h2--|------2-------------------------------|
A|------0-------------------------------|------0-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

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

--Verses 1 and 2 (1:07):

Intro parts play in verses

Am                 C            G/B
  Stranded here on planet earth
Am                     C              G/B
  It's not much but it could be worse
             F                  E
Everything's free here, there's no crowds

Am              C               G/B
  Winter lasted five long years
Am                  C           G/B
  No sun will come again I fear
           F           E
  Chemical harvest was sown

--Chorus (1:52):

Strummed chords and electric guitar with tremolo effect:

  Dsus2    Am/C     Fmaj7         Dsus2   Am/C      Fmaj7
e|---0--------0---------------0--|---0--------0--------------0--|
B|-----3--------3-------------3--|-----3--------3------------3--|
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------3-----------|-0-----------------3----------|
A|----------3--------------------|---------3--------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|

 Dsus2    Am/C     Fmaj7         Dsus2   Am/C      Fmaj7
e|---0--------0---------------0--|---0--------0--------------0--|
B|-----3--------3-------------3--|-----3--------3------------3--|
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------3-----------|-0-----------------3----------|
A|----------3--------------------|---------3--------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


This is played underneath words:

Dsus4   Am/C           Fmaj7
            And I will wait for you

Dsus4   Am/C          Fmaj7
            Until the sky is blue

Dsus4   Am/C           Fmaj7
            And I will wait for you

Dsus4   Am/C          Fmaj7
            What else can I do?

--Verses 3 and 4 (2:30):

Same chords/guitar parts as verses 1 and 2.


A spaceship from another star
They ask me where all the people are
What can I tell them?


I tell them I'm the only one
There was a war but I must have won
Please take me with you.


--(3:17): strange experimental bit. No real chords.

--Chorus (3:53): same as before.

--Closing solo, over same chords as chorus (4:28)

e|-------------------|-------------------------12--------------------------------------|
B|-13-12-10-12-10----|--------15b17b15-13--15-----13--15-12--13--------------13h15-----|
G|----------------12-|-12/14------------------------------------12/14-----14--------14-|
D|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15b17-15p13--15b17-13--12h13p12----12-13-12h13p12---12--------------------|
G|---------------------------------14---------------14----14-14-12-14--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12p10--13-12--12h13-15-15-13-13-12-13p12----13--12-12---13-13-12--12h13-12h13-12----12-12-|
G|--10-----14-14--14----14-14-14-14-14------14--14--14-14---14-14-14--12----12----14p12-12-12-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|-12----12h13\---|
G|-14p12----------|
D|----------------|    ...  Same chords strum to fade out.
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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