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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 23:50:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Jonadz 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: "Color Me Once" (Violent Femmes)

`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'
; COLOR ME ONCE            ;
;           Violent Femmes ;
;                          ;
`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'

Here's what I can offer to get you started. Lyrics are
more or less from Int'l Lyrics Server (lyrics.ch).
Time is 4/4.

INTRO:
e||------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
B||------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
G||o-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------o||
D||o--3---2-2--0---0-|-3---2-2--0---0-|-3---2-2--0---0-|-3---2-2--0---0-o||
A||-------------\3---|-----------\3---|-1---------\3---|-----------\3----||
E||-[10]-------------|[5]-------------|[3]-------------|[0]--------------||
Bass follows with the notes tabbed on the E-string (so same tab for the
bass, but an octave higher)

       Mute 7th fret          Mute 5th fret         Mute 7th fret
e||----|------------------||---|-----------------|---|------------------|
B||--R-|------------------||-R-|-----------------|-R-|------------------|
G||o-e-|-----------------o||-e-|-----------------|-e-|------------------|
D||o-s-|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-o||-s-|-X-X-X-X-X-X-5p0-|-s-|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X--|
A||--t-|------------------||-t-|-----------------|-t-|-8888777766665432-|<-+
E||----|------------------||---|-----------------|---|------------------|
 |
                                                    2nd gtr, palm mute
----+

VERSE 1:
D5/A           C5       D5/A      There might be two gtrs here, but in
Color me once, color me twice     any case, here's what I've got.
D5/A             C5       D5/A
Everything gonna turn out nice
Gm
Everlasting love you gotta 
F
Keep me from these false alarms
      D5/A            C5      D5/A
Sayin alarm, alarm, I seem so sad
D5/A          C5          D5/A
Ring, ring, I see her I'm glad
Gm
Maybe, maybe
F
I'm the fire of her desire
D5/A               C5       D5/A
Patience, patience said the man
D5/A                C5           D5/A
Patience, patience, I can't understand
Gm
Patience like a man and a wife
      F
I got patience on my neck like a coco that
      D5/A            C5        D5/A
I say Jack be nimble, Jack fall dead
D5/A               C5         D5/A
Jack bend over and give Jilly head
              Gm              
Oh, you gotta help my body heal my soul
                                                            
SOLO 1:                                                     
^ = bend
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------5---5-7-7^7-5-7---5-7-|
D|-0-2---3-2---0/5---5/7-7-7-7-7-5-7-7-8---8-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
                                               2nd gtr plays
                                               some chords here.

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------77777--------------------|
D|-5-7---8^7---5\3-3-5---7^5-3---77777---7777555533332222-|
A|---------------------------------------5555333311110000-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE 2:
D5/A                C5        D5/A
Dead men working, a sinner, a saint
D5/A        C5      D5/A
Mixing up a pail of paint
Gm
Painted the house black as night
    F
But when the sun came up the house was white
D5/A etc, 
Gotta go on, gotta go on
We gotta go on, you gotta go on
We gotta go on

SOLO 2:
Wait til I get a wah-pedal...

OUTRO:
Same as the intro, except for a final A|-X-|.

            
            
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Aquila76 10 Dec 09, 2012 08:51 AM

I love the way this sounds, but I'm a bit of a n00b to figure out the notations thru the lyrics. Is it the full chord or just certain strings? Any help would be awesome, thanks!

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musidore 66 Jan 29, 2014 08:15 PM

I Love this song!!! Thanks for the Chords :D

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jasperado 80 Jan 26, 2015 09:55 AM

i dont understand what chords you mean by D5 C5, i looked them up and they are power chords but they don't seem to sound right as the song goes. any help?

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