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Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive Acoustic tab

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Important!
This is not the version found in the credits to Valve's game Portal, that is in the key 
D. This is Jonathan Coulton's version in the key of A, when you see him play it live, or 
all for that matter, it is in A.
I will go over both ways to play this version.

First is the capoed version with any standard capo on the seventh fret.  This is the 
pattern for the verse, rinse and repeat as many times as necessary. With capo the chords 
D and Bm.
e|----------9--------------9----------|
B|------10-----10------10-----10------|
G|---9-------------11-------------9---|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

 Bm         D         Bm         D
This was a triumph
Bm           D          Bm       D        Bm
Iím making a note here: huge success
Em               A             D    Bm    D
Itís hard to overstate my satisfaction
Bm       D       Bm       D
Aperture Science
Bm            D      Bm       D       Bm
We do what we must because we can
Em              A
For the good of all of us
BbM7
Except the ones who are dead
F                    C           Bb       F
But thereís no sense crying over every mistake
F                C               Bb         F
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
Gm                   C            F           Dm*
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
B                      A      D    Bm   D
For the people who are still alive

Bm           D         Bm         D
Iím not even angry
Bm        D     Bm         D        Bm
Iím being so sincere right now
Em              A                  D        Bm    D
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
Bm             D       Bm       D
And tore me to pieces
Bm              D      Bm    D       Bm
And threw every piece into a fire
Em                A
As they burned it hurt because
BbM7
I was so happy for you
F                   C           Bb        F
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
F                C             Bb         F
And weíre out of beta, weíre releasing on time
Gm                C                F                 Dm*
So Iím glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned
B                      A      D    Bm   D
For the people who are still alive

Bm           D         Bm         D
Go ahead and leave me
Bm             D      Bm     D        Bm
I think Iíd prefer to stay inside
Em                A               D        Bm    D
Maybe youíll find someone else to help you
Bm          D       Bm       D
Maybe Black Mesa
Bm         D        Bm      D       Bm
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Em          A
Anyway this cake is great
BbM7
Itís so delicious and moist
F                C                    Bb         F
Look at me still talking when thereís science to do
F               C                 Bb           F
When I look out there it makes me glad Iím not you
Gm                  C             F              Dm*
Iíve experiments to run, there is research to be done
B                     A      D    Bm   D
On the people who are still alive
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       Bm        D         Bm     D
And believe me I am still alive
          Bm          D          Bm     D
Iím doing science and Iím still alive
       Bm            D          Bm     D
I feel fantastic and Iím still alive
                 Bm         D         Bm     D
And while youíre dying Iíll be still alive
                Bm          D         Bm     D
And when youíre dead I will be still alive
D      Bm
Still alive
D      Bm
Still alive

The second version can be played sans capo using open chords, but is slightly harder.  
capo the verse is played using A and F#.

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

            A         F#m        A
This was a triumph
F#m          A          F#m      A        F#m
Iím making a note here: huge success
Bm               E             A    F#m   A
Itís hard to overstate my satisfaction
F#m      A       F#m      A
Aperture Science
F#m           A      F#m      A       F#m
We do what we must because we can
Bm              E
For the good of all of us
FM7
Except the ones who are dead
C                    G           F        C
But thereís no sense crying over every mistake
C                G               F          C
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
Dm                   G            C           Am*
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
F                      E      A    F#m  A
For the people who are still alive

F#m          A         F#m        A
Iím not even angry
F#m       A     F#m        A        F#m
Iím being so sincere right now
Bm              E                  A        F#m    A
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
F#m            A       F#m       A
And tore me to pieces
F#m             A      F#m   A       F#m
And threw every piece into a fire
Bm                E
As they burned it hurt because
FM7
I was so happy for you

C                   G           F         C
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
C                G             F          C
And weíre out of beta, weíre releasing on time
Dm                G                C                 Am*
So Iím glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned
F                      E      A    F#m  A
For the people who are still alive

F#m          A         F#m        A
Go ahead and leave me
F#m            A      F#m    A        F#m
I think Iíd prefer to stay inside
Bm                E               A        F#m   A
Maybe youíll find someone else to help you
F#m         A       F#m      A
Maybe Black Mesa
F#m        A        F#m     A       F#m
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Bm          E
Anyway this cake is great
FM7
Itís so delicious and moist
C                G                    F          C
Look at me still talking when thereís science to do
C               G                 F           C
When I look out there it makes me glad Iím not you
Dm                  G             C              Am*
Iíve experiments to run, there is research to be done
F                     E      A    F#m  A
On the people who are still alive

       F#m       A         F#m    A
And believe me I am still alive
          F#m         A          F#m    A
Iím doing science and Iím still alive
       F#m           A          F#m    A
I feel fantastic and Iím still alive
                 F#m        A         F#m    A
And while youíre dying Iíll be still alive
                F#m         A         F#m    A
And when youíre dead I will be still alive
A      F#m
Still alive
A      F#m
Still alive


Before each chord with an asterisk [*], it adds a good effect if you strum open once 
the chord before the asterisk chord, which will be either a Dm or an Am depending on the version.
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