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Soul Asylum - Somebody To Shove tab

From: law2@husc.harvard.edu
Subject: Somebody to Shove by Soul Asylum

"Somebody to Shove," by Soul Asylum.
From their 1992 Columbia release Grave Dancers' Union.

Tabbed out by Keith E. Law (law2@husc.harvard.edu).

This is an easy one. The opening riff is:

-----------------------|--15-------14----------|
--17-------14----------|-----12-------12----15-|
-----16-------16----16-|--------12-------12----|
--------14-------14----|-----------------------|
-----------------------|-----------------------|
-----------------------|-----------------------|

Played a few times.

The pattern behind the verses is (Cmaj7-B5) 3 times, + B5:

------------|------------|------------|------------|
------------|------------|------------|------------|
--4---4--4--|--4---4--4--|--4---4--4--|--4---4--4--|
--5---4--4--|--5---4--4--|--5---4--4--|--4---4--4--|
--3---2--2--|--3---2--2--|--3---2--2--|--2---2--2--|
------------|------------|------------|------------|

The chorus is actually two guitars, but the two parts are easily combined.
One plays G-A5-G/B-C, while the other repeats the pattern on the two highest
strings:

------3----|------3----|------3----|------3----|
---------3-|---------3-|---------3-|---------3-|
--0--------|--2--------|--0--------|--0--------|
--0--------|--2--------|--0--------|--2--------|
--2--------|--0--------|--2--------|--3--------|
--3--------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

Behind "Cause I... want somebody to shove...", just play:
	      C5   B5   A5          C5

I don't know the solo offhand, but it starts out in E-major:

------------|--------------|----12-- etc.
------------|--7^h---------|-12-----
------------|--------9p7---|--------
-----4-5--7-|------------9-|--------
--7---------|--------------|--------
------------|--------------|--------

Just an educated guess.

At the end, repeat the intro riff. End on G (3rd string, 12th fret).

Lyrics:

Grandfather watches the grandfather clock
And the phone hasn't rang for so long
The time flies by like a vulture in the sky
Suddenly he breaks into song

CHORUS 1:
And I'm waiting by the phone
I'm waiting for ya to call me up and
Tell me I'm not alone
Yes, I'm waiting by the phone
I'm waiting for ya to call me up and
Tell me I'm not alone

Hello, speak up, is there somebody there
These hang-ups are getting me down
In a world frozen over with overexposure
Let's talk it over, let's go out and paint the town

CHORUS 1

CHORUS 2:
Cause I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me

You're a dream for insomniacs
Prize in the Cracker Jacks
All the difference in the world is just a call away...

CHORUS 1

CHORUS 2

If you find this file and like it, all I ask is that you let me know:

Keith E. Law
law2@husc.harvard.edu

From: srose@raven.ic.net (S. M. Rosenwach)

Somebody To Shove - Soul Asylum
--
Intro- (Rhythm)
No Chord     Em    (D)  Em  Em    (D) Em        <---Play as 654321
|------------|-------------|-------------|                  ------
                                                         Em|X79987
Intro- (Lead)                                             D|X57775

E|12-------------------------15--------14-----------|1
B|---12-------15-12----12-------12--------12----15--|2
G|------12----------12-------------12--------12-----|3
Repeat twice more for complete intro.

Verse-
C5                      B5                      <---- 6 5 4 3 4 2 1
Grandfather watches the Grandfather clock             -------------
C5                   B5                            C5|8 10X X X X X
And the phone hasn't rang for so long              B5|7 9 X X X X X
C5                           B5                        
And the time flies by like a vulture in the sky      (The rhythm is what
C5                      B5                            makes up the whole
Suddenly he breaks into song                          verse, it's not that
                                                      hard to figure out)
Bridge-
G                       A7sus4                  <---- 6 5 4 3 2 1
Well I'm waiting by the phone                         -----------
G/B                       Cadd9                     G|3 2 0 0 3 3
Waiting for you to call me up                  A7sus4|X 0 2 0 3 3
G                   A7sus4     G/B     Cadd9      G/B|X 2 0 0 3 3
And tell me I'm not alone                       Cadd9|X 3 2 0 3 3
                                             So, your 3rd&4th fingers stay
                                             on the first two strings the
                                             whole time.
Chorus-
C5       B5       A5      C5
'Cause I want somebody to shove
B5         A5      C5
I need somebody to shove
B5         A5      C5---------                  <---- 6 5 4 3 2 1
I want somebody to shove me...                        -----------
                                                   A5|5 7 X X X X
Song pattern.

(Lead guitar riff)

Grandfather watches the grandfather clock
And the phone hasn't rang for so long
And the time flies by like a vulture in the sky
Suddenly he breaks into song

(-Bridge-)
Well I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up
And tell me I'm not alone

Waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up
And tell me I'm not alone

Hello speak up
Is there somebody there
These hangups are getting me down
In a world frozen over with over exposure
Let's talk it over
Let's go out and paint the town

(Bridge)

(-Chorus-)
'Cause I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me...

(Solo)

You're a dream for insomniacs
Prize in the crackerjack
All the difference in the world is
Just a call away

(Bridge 2x)

(Chorus 2x)

(Lead guitar riff)

Sorry about the 5 chord charts, but some people don't actually
know what a 5th chord is.

-Steve Rosenwach (vous@arbornet.org)
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