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Elliott Smith - Son Of Sam tab

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			     Son of Sam - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: Jason Paszek
Email: Jonah.Paszek@gmail.com

I noticed quite a few errors in the tabs on this site for this song so I decided to
clear up the explicit errors and provide tabs for a solo acoustic rendition that takes some
liberties by assimilating what would normally be multi-layered parts.  Its 100% playable
and useful for anyone wanting to play the song that doesn't have a band or other players
to play some of the additional parts, which give this song its unique and beautiful
feel.  Enjoy.  Email for more if anyone wants.  I know just about the whole Elliott 
Smith catalogue.

Tuning: Standard

Chords Used

Verse                       Bridge

   A D7III  D7II  F    E    A    F    D7    F+14 (F7 except octave is used)
e|-0----0----0----1----0--|--5----8----10----11------------------------------|
B|-2----3----1----1----0--|--5----10---10----10------------------------------|
G|-2----5----2----2----1--|--6----10---11----10------------------------------|
D|-2----4----0----3----2--|--7----10---10----10------------------------------|
A|-0----0----x----3----2--|--7----8----12----8-------------------------------|
E|-----------2----1----0--|--5----8----10----8*------------------------------|


Chorus Articulated

Am                      B/Am       F           C           F#dim  F f#/A f/A
Son of Sam son of that shi-ney ....                  Bah da  Baaaaaah
e|--0-------------------0----------1-----------0-------------0----0-----5-5----|
B|--1-----------------------3------1-----------1-------------1----1-----x-x----|
G|--2-----------------------0------2-----------0-------------2----2--or-2-2----|
D|--2------------------------------3-----------2-------------4---(3)----4-3----|
A|--0-------------------2----------3-----------3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|


Am                      B/Am       F           C           F#dim  F f#/A f/A
          Couple       kill-er...                    Bah da  Baaaaaah
e|--0------------------------------1-----------0-------------0----0-----5-5----|
B|--1-------------------3---0------1-----------1-------------1----1-----x-x----|
G|--2-----------------------0------2-----------0-------------2----2--or-2-2----|
D|--2------------------------------3-----------2-------------4---(3)----4-3----|
A|--0-------------------2----------3-----------3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|


Intro: (There are clearly at least two guitars and a piano during this part.  I've
transcribed a playable intro for one guitar that assimilates the combined instrumentation.)

e|------------5----5--------------------------------------5----5----------------|
B|----5---8-----------8---5-------5----5---5-------5---8----------8--7----7-----|
G|----5----------------------5------5--------7p5---5-------------------5--------|
D|-7----7---7----7------7-6------------6--------7*---7---7----7------7---7------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------0-0--0--------------------------------|
B|--------7----7-----------7------------3-------3----3--3---0h1-----1--------|
G|-5--------5----5------4----4----4-----------4----4------2-------2---2------|
D|---7-------------7--6--------6-----6------5-------------------4-------4----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1h3---3p1---1----------0--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------2---2------1--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-------3--2----------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1

A                          D7III
Something's happening, don't speak to soon
D7II                     F
I told the boss off and made my move
       E
got no where to go


Chorus 1 (see tab above for accurracy)

       Am            B/Am      F                C          F#/A F/A
Son of Sam, son of a shining path, the clouded mind bah da baaaaaaah
Am     B/Am   F              C            F#/A F/A
 couple killer each and every time bah da baaaaaaah


[Repeat Intro up until * (first two measures)]

Verse 2

A                    D7III
I'm not uncomfortable, feeling weird
D7II                 F
long revered options disappear
           E
but I know what to do

Chorus 2

       Am            B/Am     F                C    F#/A F/A
Son of Sam, son of a doctor's touch, a nurse's love
Am     B/Am  F            C      F#/A F/A
acting under orders from above


Bridge (Chords tabbed above)

A         F       D7      F+14th

A         F       D7      F   G
King for a day



Solo (some of the notes are trem picked)

   A            D7III     D7II            F                  E
e|-12-10--------12-10-----10----10-12-10--8------8---------------------------|
B|-------13-10--------13-----13--------------10-----10-10-10-9---9-----------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------9-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat Chorus 1
Repeat Intro in entirety

Outro


   Shiva opens her arms now to make sure I don't get to far
e|--5----------------5-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5----------------5-----------------0-----------------10------------------|
G|--5----------------5-----------------0-----------------11------------------|
D|--7----------------6-----------------9-----------------10------------------|
A|--7----------------7----------------10-----------------12------------------|
E|--5----------------5----------------10-----------------10------------------|
I may talk in my sleep tonight cause I don't know what I am I'm a little
e|--0----------------------------0------------------------0------------------|
B|--0----------------------------1------------------------1------------------|
G|--1----------------------------2------------------------2------------------|
D|--2----------------------------0------------------------4------------------|
A|--2------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------3-----------------------(2)-----------------|
like you        more like son of Sam
e|--------1----------------0------0------------------------------------------|
B|--------1----------------0------1------------------------------------------|
G|--------2----------------1------2------------------0-2---1---2-------------|
D|--------3----------------2------2--------------0-2---3---2---2-------------|
A|--------3----------------2------0-----0--0-2-3-------3---2---0-------------|
E|--------1----------------0---------------------------1---0---0-------------|

Structure:

Intro 1x
Verse 1 1x
Chorus 1 1x
First two measures of Intro
Verse 2 1x
Chorus 2 1x
Bridge 1x
Solo
Chorus 1 1x
Intro 1x
Outro 1x

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| /   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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