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Actor Out Of Work Acoustic tab

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Actor Out of Work (Acoustic) - St. Vincent

Based on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mutZ9IFq91Y

Try this with a sort of off-kilter bossa nova feel.    The verses' chords
should be quite staccato, with the left hand relaxing/muting the strings
between immediately after striking the chord.  The verses are freely finger-
picked with some sustain, but notice the position indications for those
minor7th chords.  Through it all, syncopated alternating bass notes are
important, as are slides between the bass roots on the chords.

CHORD LEGEND
I'm not certain I've used a standard naming convention for the chords, but
the verses' chord shape just looks like this:

C7add6  : [8-10-8-9-10-x-|
Ab7add6 : [4-6-4-5-6-x---|
F7add6  : [1-3-1-2-3-x---|


...which is akin to a standard open-position "E7 shape," with a major sixth
added at the top.  That's the key to reproducing the acoustic version's
tonality.  In fact, it's not necessary to bar the chord, if that's
uncomfortable, as the note found on the 'D' string is not especially
necessary to producing Annie Clark's guitar sound.  Its staccato quality
renders audio details like that very difficult to discern anyway.


Verse 1:

n/c      C7add6
You're a supplement, you're a salve
C7add6
You're a bandage, pull it off
      Ab7add6
I can quit you cut it out
         C7add6
You're a patient, iron lung

Chorus (x2):

  C7add6
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-9-9--3--7--0----3--3----5--9------|
D|------------------3----------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Verse 2 (same chords as Verse 1):

You're a cast, I'm broken arm
You're an actor out of work
You're a liar and that's the truth
You're an extra, lost in the scene

Pre-Chorus:

Em7(VII) C7add6
 Ooooooooooo
Em7(VII) Dm7(V)  Em7(VII)
 Oooooooooooooooo

Chorus (x1)

Verse 3 (same chords as Verse 1):

You're a boxer in the ring
With brass knuckles underneath
You're the curses through my teeth
You're the laughter, you're the obscene

Pre-Chorus

Chorus (x2)

Verse 4:

You're a supplement, you're a salve
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
--------0-------0-------1-------1----|
------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
----3-------3-------3-------3--------|
-------------------------------------|

You're a bandage, pull it off
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
-----2-------2-------3-------3----|
---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
-3-------3-------3-------3--------|
----------------------------------|

          F7add6
I think I love you, I think I'm mad

    (repeat above finger-picking pattern)
You're a cast, I'm broken arm
You're an actor out of work
I think I love you, I think I'm mad
    (repeat above finger-picking pattern)
You're a boxer in the ring
With brass knuckles underneath
I think I love you, I think I'm mad

Outro (x4):

  C7add6

            
            
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