Afghan Whigs – What Jail Is Like tab

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From: "Manuel Zanzi" 
Subject: a/afgnan_whigs/what_jail_is_like.crd
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 03:16:18 PDT

What jail is Like
By Afghan Whigs
Written By: Greg Dulli
Album: Gentlemen
Transcribed and submitted by Manuel Zanzi (

Chords used:
C#m: x46654
B:   799877 (in verse) x24442 (in chorus)
Ab:  466544
A:   577655
E:   x79997

Intro Chords:
C#m (let ring)  Ab  A x2

Verse Chords (for each chord one measure):
C#m - B - Ab - A
C#m - B - Ab - A

(distortion kicks in)
C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m
C#m - C#m - C#m - C#m

Chorus (distortion):
B - C#m - E - E

Riff under Intro and The first part of verse:
This is not totally accurate, mainly because It's pretty hard to
transcribe Piano. It sounds Ok.

C#m B Ab Ae-----------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------7-9-7------------|G----------6------------6------------6-----------9-7-9-6----|D------9-----9-7----9-----9-7----9-----9-7------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------|E--(9)----------(7)----------(4)----------(5)---------------|
Riff under Chorus: B C#m E Ee--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/1212121212121212121212/151515-|B--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/1212121212121212121212/151515-|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Lyrics: Intro Verse1: C#m B Ab A I'll warn you, if cornered, I'll scratch my way out of the pen C#m B Ab A Wired, an animal. The claustrophobia begins C#m You think I'm scared of girls, Well maybe But I'm not afraid of you You want to scare me then you'll cling to me no matter what I do Verse2: C#m B Ab A Tell you a secret They shared a needle once or twice C#m B Ab A I loved her, she loved me We slept together a couple of times C#m You think I'm proud of this, Well maybe But the shame you never lose Infatuated with a lunatic and cornered by the muse Chorus1: B C#m E And it goes down every niiiiiight This must be what jail is really liiiiiike And I will scratch my way out of this peeeeeen, again Verse part1 Verse3: C#m B Ab A Lonely? Maybe Or maybe not, It all depends C#m B Ab A Your ideal, your image Your definition of a friend C#m If what you're shoveling is company Then I'd rather be alone Resentment always goes much further than it was supposed to go Repeat Chorus Repeat Verse1 until "an animal". end on C#m
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