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Elvis Costello - Pump It Up tab

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			     Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
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Tabbed by:  Markik
Email:  sgt.mark3@gmail.com

Standard, of course.

Quick tab.  It's also my first *real* tab.  Here's hoping I don't -bleep- it up too bad, eh?

Some intro stuff.  I advise not hewing too close to what he does.  Have fun with it, 
make something up.
E|-----------------------------------|-----------9b^~~9r----9------|-----------9---9b^---|
B|--------------------9b^~~~~9r------|-----------7b^~~7r----7------|-----------10--10b^--|
G|--------------------9b^~~~~9r------|-----------6b^~~6r----6------|---------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|


The little build up bit that leads into the main riff.  A quick swipe down the strings 
will do for a mute before this part.
E|---x--------------------------------------|
B|---x--------------------------------------|
G|---x--------------------------------------|
D|---x----------4--4---6--6---7--7---8--8---|
A|---x----------4--4---6--6---7--7---8--8---|
E|---x----------2--2---4--4---5--5---6--6---|

...aaaand the main riff.
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2


Now, as you go through the verses, you can do this... but it's not required.
e|----------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------------|
G|-----9--9-------------|---9--9---------------------|
D|-----9--9-------7/9---|---9--9--------7/9----------|
A|-----7--7-------7/9---|---7--7--------7/9----------|
E|----------------5/7---|---------------5/7----------| (repeat throughout the verses if 
you're so inclined)

It's just strumming in rhythm, basically, and it's not at all as hard as it may sound.
A sense of rhythm helps. :P

I've been on tenterhooks, ending in dirty looks,
List'ning to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that.
She said, "That's that.  I don't wanna chitter chat."
Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat.

[Now, on this bit, I think you'll want to put particular emphasis on the strums that 
correspond with the words "Pump it up".
It sounds pretty good if you do it fast, lean, and start with an upstroke.]

E-E-E  (strum in time)           E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.

E-E-E  (keep strummin')  E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

And it stays true to that pattern, I think.  At the end, you might be better off 
replacing those power chords with full bar chords.
I'll show the rest, for the sake of finishing this off right.

E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2



Down in the pleasure center, hell-bent or heaven-sent,
Listen to the propaganda, listen to the latest slander.
There's nothing under-hand that she wouldn't understand.


E-E-E                    E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

E-E-E                            E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.

E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x4

a two bar rest, then:
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2

She's been a bad girl.  She's like a chemical.
Though you try to stop it, she's like a narcotic.
You wanna torture her.  You wanna talk to her.
All the things you bought for her, putting up your temp'rature.


E-E-E                    E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

E-E-E                            E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.

E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2

Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin,
You put your passion out under the presure pin.
Fall into submission, hit and run transmision.
No use wishing now for any other sin.


E-E-E                    E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

E-E-E                            E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.

E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2


E-E-E                    E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

E-E-E                            E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.

E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|x2

E-E-E                    E7
Pump it up until you can feel it.

E-E-E                            E7
Pump it up when you don't really need it.


And here's the end.  Repeat as many times as you say that you don't really need it.
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
A|-9----9----9---8---7---9--------|-9----9----9---8---7--------------------------|
E|-7----7----7---6---5---7--------|-7----7----7---6---5--------------------------|

Don't really need it!


And so on.  You sure as hell needed this tab, right?

End on E.



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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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