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Dinosaur Jr - In A Jar tab

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                             IN A JAR - Dinosaur Jr
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Tabbed by: Garrett Z

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***Other tabs got the general idea, but had lots of inaccuracies. I thank them for 
providing a base***
***I believe this tab to be accurate and comprehensive, but corrections are welcome!***
**Watch live YouTube performances to see that this is how J plays it, and to get the strumming**
//Enjoy!
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Verse (open strings under the C power chord for that nice jangle):

Figure A: 

"I'll be grazing by your window... Please come pat me on the head"

    C     G     Em    B
e|--0--|--3--|-----|-----|
B|--0--|--0--|-----|--2--|
G|--5--|--0--|-----|--4--|
D|--5--|--0--|--2--|--4--|
A|--3--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
E|-----|--3--|--0--|-----|

Figure B:

"I just want to find out what you're nice to me for"

    C     G     Am 
e|--0--|--3--|--0--|
B|--0--|--0--|--1--|
G|--5--|--0--|--2--|
D|--5--|--0--|--2--|
A|--3--|--2--|--0--|
E|-----|--3--|-----|

Fig.A
Fig.B
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Pre-Chorus: 

Before the change to Am, try lifting off the treble e for a nice transition.

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

"I know you don't have the patience...to peel them off no more"

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

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Chorus:

*Make sure to mute the bass E with your thumb on the D5 chord!*
If you can't get your little finger over to the 5th fret, you can play the treble e open.
(but it doesn't sound as good).

"In a jar where you keep me...all I could do was lick your hand"
"In a jar the scars are plain to see...I hope somehow you'll know I understand" 

    D5    C     Bb 
e|--5--|--0--|--1--|
B|--3--|--0--|--3--|
G|--2--|--5--|--3--|
D|--0--|--5--|--0--|
A|--0--|--3--|--1--|
E|--x--|-----|-----|

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Verse:
Fig.A
Fig.B
Fig.A
Fig.B 
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Interlude:

During "a little mooore" play this for a few bars...

   Bm
e|--2--|
B|--3--|
G|--4--|
D|--4--|
A|--2--|
E|-----|

then rapid strumming on the F#5:
 
   F#5         Fill
e|--9--|-----------------|
B|--7--|-----------------|
G|--6--|--6-9-6----6-----|
D|--0--|-------------9-7-|
A|--0--|-----------------|
E|--x--|-----------------|

Repeat.
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Interlude:

"I'll watch you fall apart, babe you know it....You know I'm young and stuff, babe don't blow it" 

      D    Db    D         A   D      Db    D           E
e|--------4444-----------------------4444----------------------------------------|
B|--------6666-----------------------6666----------------------------------------|
G|--7777--6666--7777-------22--7777--6666--7777----------------------------------|
D|--7777--6666--7777-----2-22--7777--6666--7777------2--22-----------------------|
A|--5555--4444--5555--2h4--00--5555--4444--5555--2h4----00-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Just unscrew the top, yeah...Pick me up"

      D    Db    D              F5    E5
e|--------4444-------------------------------|
B|--------6666-----------------6666--5555----|
G|--7777--6666--7777-------5b--5555--4444----|
D|--7777--6666--7777-----2-----0000--0000----|
A|--5555--4444--5555--2h4--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
     A E5 D5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|--------3-------3-2---2------------------|
G|--22--4-2--2-4------2--------------------|
D|--22--2----------------------------------|
A|--00-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
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Solo: 
Here's an approximation of the solo c/o oldskool11221 + Sam Duckitt
from freesofree.net. Or improvise some minor pentatonic, 'blues scale' patterns instead.
Mash that whammy bar.

e|--/---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--/9b--r9---------------------------------------------------|
G|--/------9~~-----7-6-----------7p6h7p6h7///9wwww------------|
D|--/----------9-7-----7-----9-7------------------------------|
A|--/--------------------9-7----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------14--14--14-17b--r-14-----------------------------|
B|////14-12-14-15-14-15--15--15------------17-15~~~b-r------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------12wwwwwwwwwwwwwww-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Em       F#5  G        Em      F
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-4-4-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-3----|
A|-2-2-2-2-4-4-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-3----|
E|-0-0-0-0-2-2-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-1----|
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Chorus
Verse Fig. A
End on B chord.


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| w whammy bar
|/   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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