Beck - Book tab

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Beck Tab Book. |Zappp Guitar Archive |http://cooper.com.ru/zappp/ |---------------------------------------------/BECK TAB BOOK version 2.1
Changes since previous versions : Steve Threw up added Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 added Alcohol added Canceled cheque added Cyanide Breath Mint added No Money No Honey added Rowboat Ramshackle Jack-ass Lord Only Knows Where it`s at I have seen the land beyond Outcome Mutherfuker Novacane Devils Haircut Added: Modesto Burnt Orange Peel ------------------------------------------------ List of songs in book: 1. Alcohol 2. Asshole 3. Blackhole 4. Bogusflow 5. Burnt Orange Peel 6. Canceled Cheque 7. Cyanide Breath Mint 8. Devils Haircut 9. Fume 10. Fuckin With My Head 11. Girl Dreams 12. Heartland Feelings 13. I have seen the Land Beyond 14. I get lonesome 15. It`s all in Your mind 16. Jack-ass 17. Lord Only Knows 18. Loser 19. Mexico 20. Modesto 21. Mutherfuker 22. Nitemare Hippy Girl 23. Novacane 24. Outcome 25. Ozzy 26. No Money No Honey 27. Painted Eyelids 28. Pay No Mind 29. Puttin It Down 30. Ramshackle 31. Rowboat 32. Satan Gave Me a Taco 33. Soul Suckin Jerk 34. Steal My Body Home 35. Steve Threw up 36. Thunder Peel 37. Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs 38. Where it`s at 39. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 1*****ALCOHOL***** TABBED BY:J. T. Foust (ryanf@alpha.wcoil.com) I Have Never Written A tab before nor will this look as pretty as yours do on the Tab page but this is how I think Alcohol Off of Becks single should go. Beck is actually in tune for this! I strongly suggest trying to read what I have written and listen to the song while playing! Verse: D C G C A C G A(Don't strum the open low E chord with any of the chords until the end when you pluck it. You'll understand when you listen to the song) Chorus (if that's what you want to call it this part is hard to explain): E D A D A go into B7 and pluck the B string then play B7 pluck F# and then play B7 chord then repeat E D A D A pluck B string play B7 chord pluck F# string then play B7 pluck G then play G chord pluck open A string hammer down on B pluck B play B7 pluck F# play B7 Pluck G string play G chord string pluck E string release and let open D resonate pluck B let open A resonate go back and pluck B string play B7 chord pluck F# then Go Back into the Verse chords Well that was a Bitch to explain and I hope you understand. Take my advice and listen while you play this will help on learning this wonderful song! Here are the lyrics: Alcohol leaving me dry now it is time for pie taking them as they come Alcohol please give me some 2*****ASSHOLE***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) This one was a pain to figure out since it is tuned way the hell down. Tuned down one and a half steps to be exact. I have seen him do this live and he doesn't tune down, so you don't really have to either, but if you want to play along with One Foot In The Grave, it's kinda neccecary. Chord Voicings: C: 0 3 2 0 1 0 E: 0 2 2 1 0 0 A: 0 0 2 2 2 0 F: 1 3 3 2 x x C E A Your brains went black when she took back her mouth C E A and put it out into the sun C E A The birds did fly when the heavens all went dry C E A And the cigarettes are smokin by themselves CHORUS F She'll do anything E She'll do anything A C She'll do anything to make you feel like an asshole Call her name, she looks the same as you question mark stretched across the skin She dangles carrots, makes you feel embarressed to be the fool you know you are (Chorus) That's basically it! Later! JOHn 3***** BLACKHOLE ***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) OK, this song is in an alternate tuning, but I think I have it figured out. You retune to this: D G D G G G maybe down a couple steps or so...I can't tell. The intro basically strums open strings. The verse goes like this: 1: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 5 4 2: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 5 4 3: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 5 4 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 2: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 3: 0 0 2/4 0 2/4 0 0 /7 7 7 7 9 4 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Then I think there's another part like this: 1: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 2: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 3: /12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1: 0 0 0 2: 0 0 0 3: 0 0 0 4: 2/4 5 5 5: 0 0 0 6: 2/4 5 5 That's basically it. Don't worry about wether or not your guitar is exactly in tune when playing this. Beck's never is. :) 4*****BOGUSFLOW***** TABBED BY:lawncigar3@aol.com jdc9654@gemini.cc.tntech.edu (my "permanent" address) Here's the song off of the DGC rarities CD....the song is called Bogusflow (duh) G C D Monkey see, monkey die G C D G Laminate your face and paste it up into the sky G C D G Cause it's squallin' and it's solid and it's C D G Completely rancid and beautiful, C D G Like a forcefield of multiplying meat, C D G Cut a hole in the floor just to see C D G C D Just how close to hell we're standing. Time shoots forward in your skull Scattered to the four winds, trapped in a bucket Riding lamposts moldy toast Excitement level.....zero Rock the casba (sp?) bring the noise Amplified dishwashers exploring the boring to the core people with cordless personalities runnin round in new wave bionic jogging suits California....white boy sound Rocket powered and nailed to the ground New age old age, totally lame Straight to the middle of the road Rewind the tape, play the whole thing backwards with the sound completely turned off Every once in a while....when i play the G chord (it sounds best to play the standard chords, not power chords) i strum it a few times then hammer on the note on the A string....listen to the song and maybe you'll understand what i'm talking about. It's not critical, but it adds to the song. A lot of times i suck at guitar tabs, so if i've got anything wrong write me and tell me, or if ya just wanna say "good job, here's 5 bucks" you can do that too. :^) later, 5*****BURNT ORANGE PEEL***** TABBED BY: Alan Tapper (a.tapper@cowan.edu.au) For the the chords on this song I find it best to play the chords by sliding chords with open strings up. For instance for A,A#,B,C and C# I play the A chord up the neck. I do the same on the E string except when I play the normal G chord. I don't know whether it's tuned up or down. Some of the lyrics are probably wrong but then, you never know with Beck. (I've put the lyrics that I'm pretty sure are wrong but can't work out anyway in brackets. If anyone knows them then lucky you.) Most of chords last for one bar, where they only last half a bar I've put (1/2) after them, it probably just makes things more confusing. 4 bars of A# (listen to the song to get the rythm) A# A# (Of all the golden) things to be, A# A# I got a garden hose and a colour TV, A(1/2) F(1/2) A# I got time on my hands, A(1/2) F(1/2) A# I got time on my hands, G B Nobody cares, A# A# What I do, A# A# (Of all the golden) things to do, A# A# I got a burnt orange peel (and a fish in a stew), A(1/2) F(1/2) A#(1/2) B(1/2) I got work to get done, A(1/2) F(1/2) A# I got work to get done, G B Nobody knows, A# A# B B Where to run, B B I got a quart of milk and some (sound advice), B B I got trees (like bacon) but they smell so nice, A#(1/2) F#(1/2) B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, A#(1/2)F#(1/2) B(1/2) C(1/2) Don't give me the blues, G# C Nobody knows, B B C C (What we give), C C Back and forth dodge and fly, C C Like vender in the sky, B(1/2) G(1/2)C(1/2) C#(1/2) Might be out of change, B(1/2) G(1/2) C Give me all your cash, A C# Nobody knows, C C So let's just go home, (ends with lots of different chords and mutes) 6*****CANCELED CHEQUE***** TABBED BY:Michael J Cahill (mcahill@wilkes1.wilkes.edu) Main cords A, C, D, G A C G A I hate to do this but you're a pain in the neck A C G A I thought you knew this , you're handing me a canceled cheque A C G A And you've been moanin', you're girlfriends think you're a saint A C G A I'll give you a quarter , I'll keep my judgments to my self C I get caught up in the moonlight G reaching out for a rotten egg D A I don't wanna bay, it's crystal clear, you're time is nearly gone A C G A You're building your mansion, it's something you ought to avoid A C G A You've got momentum, building out in the void A C G A The stormy weather, the kid's are makin a racket A C G A You got some magic, conjuring your chaos too I get......(same) 7*****CYANIDE BREATH MINT***** TABBED BY: Lysbeth Guillorn (Lguillorn@aol.com) Cyanide Breath Mint by Beck can be found on the disc One Foot in the Grave. It's tuned down to D, so it's D G C F A D I just wrote the chords down as if the guitar were in E. This seems to matchup pretty well with the CD, so just listen and strum as you see fit. A F D G Definitely, this is the wrong place to be F C there's blood on the futon, E A there's a kid drinkin' fire. F Goin' down to the sea, D G they got people to meet, F C shakin' hands with themselves, E F-------->slide to Gflat lookin' out for themselves. C F G When they ask you for credit, F C give them a branch. C F G When they want you to get it, F C chew on the grass. E F I know, I know D G 'cause they told me to tell you F C there's nothing to tell you, E A there's nothing to sell you. (Same chords as first part) In the afternoon, riding the scapegoat, burning equipment, decomposing. Cool off your jets, take off your sweats, I got a funny feeling they got plastic in the afterlife. (Same chords as second part:) When they want you to cry, leap into the sky. When they suck your mind, like a pigeon you fly. I know, I know, it's the positive people running from their time looking for some feeling. 8*****DEVILS HAIRCUT***** TABBED BY: Lithium Radio/Michael Gill(KANSAS19@gnn.com) or (Lemon 19@aol.com) Tuning: Standard (although Drop D works good too)
IntroD-----------------------------A---------------3------------- x 4E---0-----0--5----------------
There's not really any chords, just the bass playing the intro = but this is how i play it: Verse 1: E A C Somethings wrong cause my mind is fading E A C And everywhere I look theres a dead end waiting E A C Temperatures droppin at the rotten oasis E A C stealing kisses from the lepers faces Intro 4x E A C Heads are hangin from the garbage man trees E A C mouthwash jukebox gasoline E A C pistols are pointing at a poor man's pockets = E A C smiling eyes whipping out of their sockets for that little synth. part do this:
e---3/8----------------------------B---3/8----------------------------G---3/8----------------------------w/bass doing intro in background
Chorus E A C Got a devil's haircut in my mind (x 4) the little ending figure at the end of the chorus goes something like this:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------B-3--2--1----0-1-2-3-4-3----3--2--1--0--2-0-2-----------------------G-------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse 2: E A C Lovin' machines on the sympathy crutches E A C discount orgies on the dropout buses E A C hitchin a ride with the bleedin' noses E A C comin to town with the brief case blues the synth part:
e--------------------------------B---3b-----------------------------G---3b-----------------------------
Chorus then for the little interlude do this for awhile:
e---5------------------5--------------------B----------9/4-------0--------9/4-----------
for the 3rd verse you can just play the = intro along with the bass or the synth part: (you have to listen real closely to hear the synth) for the 1st 2 lines of the verse play this
D----------------------------------------A--2-----2-------2-2---------------------E----------------------------------------for the 3rd line play the same thing on the D stringfor the 4th line go back to A string =
you really have to listen to get a feel for this play the chorus chords over the feedback back to chorus w/ending figure End play intro along with ending figure for first 2 bars = then drop the ending figure while he's screaming the last time he screams drop the guitar And that's it! I play open chords throughout this songs 9*****FUME***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) I just love tabbing obscure Beck songs! Here's one off of the Loser single, and IMHO, one of the best Beck songs ever... Tune your bass to Drop D and tune your guitar down 1 whole step. "My friend picked me up..." Bass 1: 2: 3: 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 play that 3x then 1: 2: 3: 4: 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 That was pretty much the bassline for this entire part...the guitar plays feedback during that part, then for the chorus it does this: "There's a Fume" E5 A5 E5 A5 G5 E5 A5 E5 A5 G5 B5 The Heavy part is pretty much this: G5 A5 E5 with the corresponding bassline. !!Coming soon!! Puttin It Down Asshole Need Help With: Crystal Clear Beer Hollow Log Later, JOhn From: 10*****Fuckin With My Head***** TABBED BY: mariogag@bnr.ca (Mario Gagnon) ? TAKEN FROM OLGA [E]I ain't got no [D]incli[A]nation [E][D] [E]Give away my [D]sweet sen[A]sation [E][D] [E]Sleepin in an [D]old tool[A]shed [E][D] [E]Scumbag cryin [D]on his [A]pillow [E][D] {soc} {c:Chorus:} [D]When you wanna [A]be with me then [G]we will see who's [D]fuckin with my [E]head [E][D] {eoc} Found myself in New Orleans With a scarecrow in my jeans Beat my forehead through the ceiling Drank my coffee with a hubcap Float upon my checkout boots Floating by you on the bayou Now talkin on a walkie talkie Credit card glued to my hand. 11*****Girl Dreams"***** TABBED BY: Jarrett Frankel (jfrankel@intr.net) with assistance from John McCain Yet another beautiful acoustic Beck tune, from his essential independent release, One Foot In The Grave. It's a simple tune, so learn it quick and impress the one you secrectly love(you can substitue "girl" with "boy" if that's your gig, y'know?). Maybe they'll love you for it. (Standard tuning will work for this one, though I think it might be tuned down a step. Try what ever works best.) F# A You're just the girl of my dreams E G A B E But it seems my dreams never come true F# A You're just the girl of my dreams E G A B E But it seems my dreams never come true F# A E I first met you down on Lover's Lane G A B E The birds were insane flapping all about F# A E G Softly you would sing swinging in your swing A B E It wasn't night it wasn't day (repeat chorus x2) (silent refrain x2) (repeat chorus x1) Send e-mail with flames, praise, comments, questions, cult classic requests, and/or corrections to me at jfrankel@intr.net Thank you. 12*****Heartland Feelings***** TABBED BY: Jarrett Frankel (jfrankel@intr.net) with much help from John McCain. Here's a sprawling yet immensely jolly epic from the current "Slack Laureate" of these United States: Beck. If you liked "Mexico", this one's for you. You can hear this cut on his cassette-only release from a few years back, Golden Feelings, released on the independent label Sonic Enemy. This will have to do until the new DGC album hits the streets, huh? By the way, I've placed the chords over the lyric that marks the progression. However, the last time I uploaded a file to Nevada, things shifted out of place. Beware and enjoy. Spoken word intro: What we're talking about here is kind of a...it's a...Heartland Feeling. Mellencamp, you know, kind of a Mellen-feeling. Ok. What you gotta get together is a Heartland folk singer: John Couger Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger; That type of feeling: a Mellen-feeling. You know, a real powerful, approving music Of a Heartland quality, just powerful straight-forward music. And if you can't get just the right type of feeling Find someone who will pass and change them. C Old Man Johnson got his head in his hand Makin' his way across state in a fiddlin' band Am With his hair all down in his eyes C And the microphone all covered with flies. When he gets done playin' goes back to his room Climbs into bed in his cowboy boots Am And he picks up a magazine turns on the TV C Lights a cigar as he's fallin' asleep. F C Am Well he's only a person...who doesn't know shit. F C Am(let ring) Yeah nothing happenin'...that's about it. C Yeah...... C Well, little Rosanna came from Texarkana Had fourteen dollars wrapped in a bandana. Am Came into town not lookin' for much C Well she found a hound dog and she named him "Dutch." She got a job at the arcade takin' quarters But she was never too good at takin' orders Am So one night she stopped givin' out change C She kicked the boss in the chin and unplugged the games. F C Am She's only a person...who doesn't know shit. F C Am(let ring) Nothin' happenin'...That's about it. C Ooh, ooh. Yeah, yeah, yeah. C Sam got canned at the cannery He punched out the clock that night. Am His knuckle was bleeding as he walked home, C He was cold and he had a headache. Well his wife was cookin' canned beans, He took out all the money out of his jeans Am And he set it on fire in the kitchen sink C As his wife handed him a drink. F C Am He was only a person...who didn't know shit. F C Am(let ring) Nothin' happenin'...that's about it. C Uh, yeah, oh. Wooh, ooh, ooh, ooh... C Smiley was lookin' for handouts sleepin' in a abandoned lighthouse. Am Down at the mini-mall shakin' his hat C Washin' windows with his bare hand. He found a sports car with the keys In the ignition it just seemed so easy. Am He took a joyride drove into a hedge C Came out with the steering wheel wrapped around his head. F C Am Well he's only a person...who doesn't know shit. F C Am(let ring) Nothin' happenin'...that's about it. C Ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah. C Well Jane was born in a small town Everybody just standing around. Am They had bingo games and a raffle, C everybody chewin' tobacco. Well she grew up kinda restless All her boyfriends wanted to be dentists(dead-ass?). Am And she got a job at the truck stop C And she got all fast and never did what she wanted F C Am And she's only a person...who doesn't know shit. F C Am(let ring) Nothing happenin'...that's about it. C Yeah, yeah, yo... Oh yeah...oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh. Woo, ooh, ooh.... _________ Comments, suggestions, flames, praise, cult classic requests, and/or corrections ? Send to: jfrankel@intr.net 13*****I`VE SEEN THE LAND BEYOND***** TABBED BY Tom Mallon(tsmallon@syr.edu) (Note: for the words, I used the main voice and ignored the background one which sings something slightly different here and there.) Intro: F F >From these shores where we belong C F I have seen the land beyond Where the lord is strange and strong C F I have seen the land beyond (F) (A) Bb F There's no telling who'll be dead C F When the pale horse is turning red Bb F And their tongues will burn in vain C F And everything will feel the same There's no patience there's no peace C F I have seen the land beyond Where the gravestones never cease C F I have seen the land beyond Bb F Through the troubles of the years C F A heavenly apparition appears (F) (A) Bb F And we're haunted by our own minds C And the spirit calls in the skies F From these shores where we belong Bb C F I have seen the land beyond I'll be there and I'll be gone C F I have seen the land beyond 14*****I GET LONSOME***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) This was kinda a spur of the moment type thing, but I was listening to One Foot In The Grave this afternoon, and this track came on, and listening I thought "this is easy as shit!" so I grabbed my guitar and tabbed it out. Intro 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 6: Verse 4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6: 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 play that 2x Chorus 4: 5: 0 0 0 6: 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 play that 4x, then play the intro riff First solo: 1: 2 2: 2 x 1 0 1 1 0 0 3: 3 x 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4: 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 5: 6: 3 3 The second solo is just a variation on that, random arpaggiations on the chord progression (D7 - G). Just make stuff up. Hell, I'll even give you the drum transcription! The entire thing is played on the bass drum, so it is relatively easy... X = hit X X X X X X X X 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 1 - 2 - 3 Lyrics: Well there aint nobody left to impress and everyone's kissing their own hands its 666 on the kichen floor aint no fire in the pan i get lonesome (4x) so glad to be a slab stiff as a stick on a board i get thoughts and dirty socks piled in the corner i get lonesome (4x) Getting fat on your own fears bring that beer over here i stomp on the ground just to make a sound i get lonesome 15*****IT`S ALL IN YOUR MIND***** TABBED BY Rusty Sweetser nirvana@srvbbs.mv.com onefootgrv@aol.com (until sept 1st) The entire song works with just G and C. = here are the words. = Well its all in your mind its all in your mind its all in your mind its all in your mind And i wanted to be And i wanted to be your good friend well i can not believe youve got a devil up your sleeve and hes talking to me and i can not believe and i wanted to be and i wanted to be your good friend well you're all scared and stiff a sick stolen gift and the people you're with are all scared and stiff and i wanted to be and i wanted to be your good friend 16*****JACK-ASS***** TABBED BY:simong@netzone.com acoustic guitar basically just two chords.... A D I been driftin' along in the same stale shoes A D Loose ends tyin' the noose in the back of my mind A If you thought that you were makin' your way D To where the puzzles and pagans lay A Put it together D It's a strange invitation that should give you the idea. when you listen to the part with just vox and guitar, you can hear it well. 17*****LORD ONLY KNOWS***** TABBED BY:simong@netzone.com note: play all these chords as bar chords on the low E string (play open E chord). intro: hang on B chord verse: B G# E B You only got one finger left and it's pointin' at the door B G# E B And you're takin' for granted what the lord's laid on the floor B G# E B So I'm pickin' up the pieces and I'm puttin' them up for sale B G# E B Throw your meal ticket out the window, put your skeletons in jail chorus: F# B Cuz lord only knows it's gettin' late F# B Your senses are gone so don't you hesitaeeyaeeyate E G# To get yourself a job B G# Let your bottom dollars fall G F# B Throwin' your two-bit cares down the drain (little drum break) hammer-ons and pull-offs on the fifth and seventh frets of the B string, ending up with a slide to the ninth fret. (repeat verse, diff. lyrics) (repeat chorus, diff. lyrics) interlude: B D A F# E B D A F# E Aurele aurele aurele aurele
do that a few times then:(this part is a little incomplete)D --0-2-0-0-2-4-2A -2-----2-------
and while one guitar does that, start doing this:E -5-5-5---5-5-5--B -7-7-7-5-7-7-7-5G --------7-------7 (repeat and fade)goin' back to houston....
I think that the fuzzy guitar you hear in the front throughout the song is just playing the root notes of the chords. I didn't really try to figure it out, though. 18*****LOSER***** TABBED BY:rte@Virginia.EDU (Richard T. Eppink) A fairly simple song, nonetheless, there was a request so: It's in drop D, so, do all that. The intro/verse part is played with a slide and goes as follows
e---------------------------------------------------------------B---------------------------------------------------------------G---------------------------------------------------------------D---0-0--12-0-12---12\------0-0--12-0-12---12\------------------A---0-0--12-0-12---12\\-----0-0--12-0-12---12\\-----------------D---0-0--12-0-12---12\\\----0-0--12-0-12---12\\\----------------
That continues over and over through out. The other part, that is played over the slide part is as follows:
e---------------------------------------------------------------B-----------7-7-7-5-5-----------7-7-7-8-8-----------------------G---7-7-9-7-------------7-7-9-7---------------------------------
And that is also repeated over and over at different parts. 19*****MEXICO***** TABBED BY: LawnCigar3@aol.com Ok, this is a simplified version of "mexico", beck's song on the Rare on Air compilation album. It's missing the cool little solo parts in it, but i'm not THAT good at guitar yet. if anyone knows them, please post em!!! Am G Am Come gather round me people, here's a story you never heard Am G Am Bout me and my friends and some things that occured Am G Am Thought we'd get some money, we thought that me might go Am G Am Spent the weekend pleasant, down in mexico Am G Am I was workin at Mcdonalds, doing the late night run Am G Am when a car pulled up the drive thru and pointed out a gun Am G Am said gimme all your money, and three big macs to go Am G Am I stuffed them all in a sack and i ducked down below Well the boss was angry when he found out that i didn't call the police I guess i was kinda nervous there was a warrant out on me concerning some jaywalkin tickets i couldn't afford to pay needless to say i got the axe that same day Well me being outta work just then, i couldn't afford to go home mom said if i lost this job i've have to go out on my own so i went over to dave's house and i got really stoned called up some girls but none of them were home Steve came over and he brought some alcohol we all got really depressed, just staring at the wall we thought we'd get some money, we thought that we might go spent the weekend pleasant, down in mexico Steve's dad had a huntin rifle, and we went and picked it up we stopped at a 7-11 to try out our luck we pulled out that huntin rifle, but the counter guy just laughed as he pulled out an uzi, we turned and hauled ass. We ran so fast, till we came to the Mcdonalds where i used to work we walked up to the drive thru and gave my boss a jerk said give us all you money and 3 big macs to go and suck on this you weasel, we're going to mexico When we got there we got really wasted, dave got a case of the runs we all got hungover and we were getting low on funds steve and dave called there parents and took the bus back home. me I got a job at Mcdonalds.....down in Mexico I suck at tabs so if this is wrong tell me. fellow beck fans!!!!! we need more tabs out on nevada!!!! it's simple...just type out the tab, then send it to guitar@nevada.edu. anything will do, but his earlier/rarer stuff would be great.....and we need lyrics too!!! later folks, lawncigar3@aol.com jdc9654@gemini.cc.tntech.edu ( my "permanent" address) 20*****MODESTO***** Tabbed by:Soapsteak (a.tapper@cowan.edu.au) Most chords last 1 bar, where they only last 1/2 a bar I've put (1/2). Starts with 4 bars of G G G You came, you went, C G My mind it got a dent, G G I couldn't make my rent, D D(1/2) C(1/2) 'Cause all my cash was lent, G G This town is filled, C G With thousand dollar bills, G G Laminated songs, D D(1/2) C(1/2) Contaminated loans, C C G G Well we eat about fifteen times a day, C C G G Staring through a bag of fritolet, C C G G And I play with the fire in the stove, Am C G G When my eyes peel out and my fingertips get cold, G G B B Well it's real and it's fake, G G And it's flaming like a steak, B B And she's puttin' out my face, G G With the rake, Am Am Oh honey you knew, C C That you were, G G D D(1/2) C(1/2) My one and only blur, G G Unglued, depressed, C C The meatloaf in my chest, G G Personality test, D D(1/2) C(1/2) I failed with the best, G G And I stomped and I stormed, C G And I passed out in your dorm, G G When you hussled me outside, D D(1/2) C(1/2) I couldn't catch a ride, C C G G Will the subway train speak to me now, C C G G I'm browsing through the supermarket town, C C G G And the girls don't talk when I'm around, Am C G G And I'm feeling bad even though nothing's wrong. G G C G G G D D(1/2) C(1/2) G G C G G G D G G choking on a breathmint 21*****MUTHERFUKER***** TABBED BY:Tom Mallon (tsmallon@syr.edu) I'm going to put lyrics in here just so that you know where the chords are supposed to go. I'm not saying these are the actual lyrics, just the way I hear them. I'm not sure whether this is played on guitar or on distorted bass. I'm guessing there's probably a little bit of both. Play everything as power chords, and distort as much as much as possible. Have fun. Because I matched the chords with the words it may be a little hard to follow along with (and may be off, too) so here's the tab for how these parts go.
Main RiffE --------------------------------------------------------------B --------------------------------------------------------------G --------------------------------------------------------------D ---5----6-/-7---3-\-2-------5-5----6-/-7---3-\-2--------------A ---5----6-/-7---3-\-2-------5-5----6-/-7---3-\-2--------------E ---3----4-/-5---1-\-0-------3-3----4-/-5---1-\-0--------------
Walkup after main riff (..."Judging everyone...")E --------------------------------------------------------------B --------------------------------------------------------------G --------------------------------------------------------------D ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------A ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------E ---3--4--5--6--7----------------------------------------------
ChorusE --------------------------------------------------------------B --------------------------------------------------------------G --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------D --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------A --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---/----9-9-9-9------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
Bridge (I think. This one's kinda hard to hear.)E --------------------------------------------------------------B --------------------------------------------------------------G ------------7--6--5-------------------------------------------D --5--6--7---7--6--5-------------------------------------------A --5--6--7---5--4--3-------------------------------------------E --3--4--5-----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------- (just feedback and noise here) Oh no You know Homey don't play that game Why should you give a shit G G# A F E Hey mister asshole G G G# A F E What you dirty asshole G G# A F E Sittin' in your castle G G# A A# B Judging everyone G G G G# A F E You're actin like it's chill G G G G# A F E When the deal's gettin' ill G G# A F E G G# A A# Why don't you break your brace on my head C F# Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Total paranoia Tryin to annoy ya Everything I do is to try to fuck you up Screwdriver drillin' How served spasm Drunk stove on the situation dude Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker Everyone's out to get you motherfucker (bridge) G G# A D C# C 22*****NITEMARE HIPPY GIRL***** TABBED BY: Ken Gorski (sydb@wam.umd.edu) A# A (repeatedly) untill... C G F C She+s a Nite-Mare hippy girl.... Repeat the above progession for each line..untill... C G F Am self-conscious and a little bit.......moody C F Am Then go back to the begining... The ending is: F Am For all that it+s worth That's it.... 23*****NO MONEY NO HONEY***** TABBED BY:Tom Mallon (tsmallon@syr.edu) G C G C F C and then repeats. 24*****NOVACANE***** TABBED BY:Tom Mallon (tsmallon@syr.edu)
Intro Riff (clean tone)E -----------------------------------------------------------------------B -----------------------------------------------------------------------G -----------------------------------------------------------------------D -----------------------------------------------------------7-\-6-------A -------7/9-\7---5------5/7-\5-4--2--------7/9-\7---5-------------------E --0--------------------------------------------------------------------
For the little harmonica bit, the notes are E and A.
Main Riff (distorted)E --------------------------------------------------- if you want to do theB --------------------------------------------------- little horn bursts G --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------ that appear at the endD --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------ of this riff sometimes,A --5-7--7--7--7----5-7--7--5------------------------ it's a B5.E ---------------------------------------------------
A few things go on in the bridge part. First, a clean guitarplays this.E -----------------------------------------------------------B -----------------------------------------------------------G ---------------------6/8\6---------------------------------D --6----9-/11----6----7/9\7----6----9-/11----6----6/8-------A --7----10/12----7-------------7----10/12----7----7/9--9----E ------------------------------------------------------10---
For the distorted part, just play the same things but with a distorted bass playing the root notes an octave lower.
When the bridge is over, a little keyboard (maybe guitar?) comes inand plays this:E ---------------------------------------------------B ---------------------------------------------------G ---------------------------------------------------D -10---------8---------6----------------------------A -------9---------8---------------------------------E ---------------------------------------------------
Repeat the intro riff, then make a lot of noise. I'm not going to tab out the synth bit at the end, but if anyone else wants to, feel free to add it. 25***** OUTCOME***** TABBED BY:Tom Mallon (tsmallon@syr.edu) I'm only going to do two of the parts here, the main riff and what the bass is playing during the chorus. I'm not going to try to figure out the slide bits, I would just screw around in B for those parts and see what you get. Here's enough to get you started though.
MAIN VERSE RIFFE ------------------------------------------------------------B ------------------------------------------------------------G ------------------------------------------------------------D -------7-6-----------4-3------------------------------------A ------------------------------------------------------------E ---7-------------5------------------------------------------
During the chorus, the bass plays E D B, descending from the 7th fret on the A string. You play the E and D notes something like eight times each, and the B like 15 or 16. At the end of the song, the bass just moves up the neck from B. Enjoy. 26*****OZZY***** TABBED BY: Taylor Skidmore (tskid@exfido.com) This CD is wicked cool. If you like Beck BUY IT RIGHT NOW!! This is one of the best songs on the CD, IMHO. The guitar is acoustic and in the background. This sorta sounds wrong when you play it along with the CD, but I think Beck might tune down or something like that like he usually does. Anyway, if anyone knows a better way to play this, please post it! Em A C Ozzy, ozzy, ozzy, ozzy.. And you just play that for the whole song. If anyone knows the lyrics, please e-mail them to me, or post them.
Em A C -Taylor SkidmoreChords: --- -0- -0- tskid@exfido.com --- -2- -1- -0- -2- -0- -2- -2- -2- -2- -0- -3- -0- --- -0-
27*****PAINTED EYELIDS***** TABBED BY: Zak Watson c642063@showme.missouri.edu This song comes from the One Foot in the Grave album on K records. If you don't have it, I would highly recomend its immediate purchase. These chords are played by hitting the lowest note first followed by a few strums, and that pattern is repeated. Your best bet is to listen to the CD for the exact rhythm. Also, there may be some pulloffs/hammerons around the A chord (Perhaps a second guitar?). Anyway, this is pretty much it. Any corrections or additions will be greatly appreciated. Intro: D D A I wake up and look upon your painted eyelids G F The world is your oyster and the trashbags are your kids D A The ceiling is invisible there's a bird sinkin through the sky G F and every hour that passes is teachin me how to cry Chorus(kind of): A7 D Cuz it's lonely here in the ugly part of town A7 D the buildings are all vacant and the telephones are down D A There's a police siren singin like a tiger with no skin G F the sewer drain is glowin and I don't know what state I'm in D A And the river is on fire and there's chemicals and debris G F All the roads are blocked off it's just too hard to see A7 D So cancel my appointment and set up a whole new show A7 D 'Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a life to call my own D-A-G-F (Harmonica solo over verse chords 1x) D A So get me a plate of money and get me a blanket and a chair G F The limitations are limitless they're floating through the air A7 D 'Cuz it's real and it's true the things I see in you A7 D And there's nothin that I wouldn't talk about with the clearest dream that ever drifted by... Fade on verse chords with harmonica and sounds Hope you enjoy it -Zak Watson 28*****PAY NO MIND***** TABBED BY: mariogag@bnr.ca (Mario Gagnon) ????? The guitar on the album is a little bit off standard tuning, so you'll probably have to retune if you want to play along. I think it sounds better to tune the whole guitar down a whole step so you can play the F-Eb-D in open position (as G-F-E). ton[C]ight the c[G]ity is f[F]ull of whores and a[C]ll the toi[F]lets are overfl[C]owing there's sho[C]pping ma[G]lls coming o[F]ut of the w[C]alls as we w[C]alk out am[F]ong the ma[G]nure [D]that's why [F][Eb] I pay no mind [F][Eb][C] give the finger to the rock and roll singer as he's dancing upon your paycheck the sales climb high through the garbage pail sky like a giant dildo crushing the sun that's why I pay no mind I sleep in slime I just got signed so get out your lead pipe pipe dreams get out your ten-foot flags the insects are huge and the poison's all been used and the drugs won't kill your day job that's why I pay no mind 29*****PUTTIN' IT DOWN***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) This is another terriffic song off of Stereopathetic Soul Manure. Really, I can't say enough nice things about this CD...GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!! Chord Voicings: G: 3 2 0 0 3 3 A: 0 0 2 2 2 0 E: 0 2 2 1 0 0 D: x 0 0 2 3 2 G A Big Pain G A Burnin' Down G A Giving Me G A A Cow which you G A Seem to be sayin as you're G A patiently waiting like an G A ashtray G A for the butt CHORUS G A G Well I'm puttin it down A G A G Well you're not picking it up A G A Well I'm puttin it down but you E D treat me like a clown and I don't G A wanna be funny Fat chance glued to the wall like a centerfold of an old cannonball will you put me inside your TV tonite cause you're treatin' me like a rerun (chorus) So what I just lost my job at the hut. My ass got cut. but I'll be better at kissin' When my teeth are all missin' And the silverware's burnt and I'm eatin' with my fingers (chorus) THE END!!! 30*****RAMSHACKLE***** TABBED BY: MATT ZELMAN(teenriot@ix.netcom.com) Chord Progression C C Csus E E Em / /// / / /// /
Intro:e--------------------------------b--------------------------------g-1--1-1-1--2---0--0-0-0--1------d-2--2-2-2--2---2--2-2-2--2------a-2--2-2-2--2---2--2-2-2--2------e-0--0-0-0--0---0--0-0-0--0------
e--------------------------------b----------0--2-0----------------g-1--1-1-2-2--1-1--2-1-----------d-2--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-----------a-2--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-----------e-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-----------
played over chorus:e--------------------------------b-----------0-2-0----------------g-1--1-2-2--1-1-1--2--1----------d-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2----------a-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2----------e-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0----------
repeat again and again over verses and chorus lyrics are as follows (by memory, sorry if anything's wrong): you've been so long your blind eyes are gone your old bones are on their own so take off your coat put a song in your throat let the deadbeats pound all around Chorus: we will go nowhere we know we don't have to talk at all (till we find our one and all) hand me downs fly paper towns stuck together one and all bargains you drag buckets and bags and all your belongings your train's in the sand ramshackle land let the rats watch the races Chorus after the chorus this is that weird little solo thing.
play twice:e------------------------------------b------------------------------------g--8-6---8-6---8-6-------------------d------6-----6----6-8--8-8-9-8-6-----a------------------------------------e------------------------------------
then comes that strange strumming part. Use some power chords. it seems to sound different every time. i like to use Ab, Bb and D. praises get spent your trick face is bent pigsties and prizes cause there's no kind of well you're suiting yourself you leave yourself behind Chorus finish with the solo twice again 31*****ROWBOAT***** TABBED BY:SHANE WEST (n9245967@henson.cc.wwu.edu) Intro: Hit an open D string and strum D a few times, repeat twice. Verses: The chords are as follows: A\\E\\G\\D\\ Strike the low string of each chord once before strumming a few times. Timing is as follows. A E G D Row----boat, row me to the shore A E G D She----don't, want to be my friend no more Chorus: Hold strumming the last D chord from the end of the verse then go into a C\G\\\\D\\\\ until the last line which changes to a D\Am\\C\\D\\\\ C G D Pick me up--, give me some food to eat C G D In your truck--, playing the radio C G D I'll be home--, talking to nobody D Am C D You'll be strange, you'll be far away 32*****SATAN GAVE ME A TACO***** TABBED BY: MR JOHN M VETTESE (SPEX49D@prodigy.com) This is a cool song off one of Beck's indie albums, Stereopathetic Soul Manure. If you don't have it, I suggest getting it. The chord progression is the same throughout the song, except they add a banjo at some point. Since I don't play banjo, or have any desire to, I will just give you the chords. Chord Voicings: E: 0 2 2 1 0 0 B: x 2 4 4 4 x A: 0 0 2 2 2 0 E B Satan gave me a taco and it made me really sick A E The chicken was all raw and the grease was mighty thick The rice was all rancid and the beans were so hard I was getting kinda dizzy eatin' all the lard There was aphids on the lettuce and I ate every one And after I was done the salsa melted off my tongue Pieces of tortilla got stuck in my throat And the stains on my clothes burned a hole through my coat My stomach was tremblin' and I broke out in a rash I was so dry and thirsty and I didn't have no cash So I went and found a hose tore off all my clothes Turned on the water and it shot right up my nose Some old lady came along and she flat out was a freak So she beat me with her handbag 'til I could hardly speak I was lying there naked my body badly bruised In a pool of my own blood unconscious and confused When the cops came and got me and threw me in their van And I woke up on the ceiling and I couldn't find my hand They took me to the judge his eyes were glowing red The courtroom was filled with witches and the dead The sheriff was a hell-hound with fangs and claws The prisoners were tied up and chained to the walls The air was getting thick the smoke was getting thicker The judge read the verdict said Cut off his head Well they placed me on the altar they raised up the axe My head was about to explode when I noticed the Marshall stacks I noticed all the smoke machines cameras and lights Some guy with a microphone runnin' around dancin' in tights and I noticed The crew and the band playin' down below And I realized I was in a rock'n'roll [video] So I went and joined the band and I went out on tour And I smoked a lot of heroin and I passed out in manure I made out with the groupies started fires backstage Made a lot of money and I gave it all away Well the band got killed so I started a solo career And I won all the awards and I drank all the beer I opened up a taco stand just to smell the smell Cookin' with the devil, fryin' down in hell 33***** S O U L S U C K I N ' J E R K***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) Another spur of the moment thing, here is the bass tab to Soul Suckin' Jerk...tune your bass down 1/2 step and you're ready to begin! Main Bassline 1: 2: 2 2 3: 0^2^0 4: 0^3 0^4 0^5 Bass Solo 1: 2 2 0 2: 2 1 3: 3 3 3 6^3^6 0 0 3^0^3 3 3 3 6^3^6 4: And for those of you (like me) who prefer the Reject version on the Loser Single, here is the bassline to that: 1: 2: 3: 12 12\ 3 3 3 3/ 15\ 4: And the heavier part goes like this: 1: 2: 3: 0 3/(15)\3 4: THE END!!! 34*****STEAL MY BODY HOME***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) Here is a fairly simple and very underrated song off of Beck's Mellow Gold CD. Main Bassline (most of the song) 1: 2: 3: 3 5 0 1 1 4: 1 3 There is some weird sitar stuff in the back of this, but feedback works just fine in place of it. :) Guitar Solo (actually played on synth but it sounds cool on a guitar w/heavy flanger) 1: 0 1 2: 5 7 2 2 3 3: 5 5 7 2 3 3 2 2 4: 5 7 7 3 3 3 5: 3 5 5 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 6: 1 1: 3 2: 3: 4 4 4 4: 5 5 5: 5 6: 3 3 Play twice, then the outro is just F Bb G Bb The End!! 35*****STEVE THREW UP***** TABBED BY: DUNCAN LAWS (no email but contactable through djl@coventry.ac.uk) TYPED BY: DJL@coventry.ac.uk Ok, so my brother gave me this to add. It should be alright. It is purely a functional tab but it is mostly correct. Any mistakes in it are probably in my interpretation of what i have got written on paper in front of me. The song is in standard tunning. There are 3 simple phrases 1.
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The phrases are in the following order: 1 2 1 2 (chords start) 1 3 Repeting 1 and 3 throughout. The chords are for phrase 1 and 2 D A G for phrase 3 E Ok that`s it. Enjoy. 36*****THUNDER PEEL***** TABBED BY: John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com) This isn't as difficult as it sounds, since even though a slide is used, it is played in standard tuning. The intro has two guitar tracks and numerous vocal tracks. I tabbed it for one guitar, since the two parts are pretty much the same. Intro (w/slide): 3: 14 7 14\ 7 (7)/(14) 14\ (14) 14 4: 14 14\(7) 7/(14) (14)\ 7 (7) (7)/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\ (7) 3: /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(14) 14\ /(9)~~~ 4: /(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(14) 14\(7) 7/(9)~~~ (turn on destortion, get some feedback, make noise, then) Rest of song (w/out slide): 4: 7 7 /12 12 12 5: 7 7 /12 12 12 6: 5 5 /10 10 10 play 8x then: 3: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 4: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 5: 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 The song completely falls apart at 1 minute 28 seconds. Make noise from there out. Lyrics, courtesy of Russ Sweetser (Onefootgrv@aol.com): its a cold ass fashion when she stole my passion its an everlasting its a ghettoblasting on the wonderwheel i got my thunderpeel i made an effort to get just what i deserve i got on my strap i got fatso belt i was jumping around it was your mother coming down in the flick of a chick i got to take my pick betwen a slime and a fist just a big happy dog I'm taking morphine!!! now im rolling in sweat with a loaf of cold bread and a taco in my jeans on the ??? it glides its got such a good thighs i got taken by surprise with the flavored flavored donuts its a cold ass fashion when she stole my passion its an everlasting its a ghettoblasting on the wonderwheel i got a thunderpeel i made an effort to get just what i deserve THE END!! 37*****TRUCKDRIVIN NEIGHBOURS DOWNSTAIRS (YELLOW SWEAT)***** TABBED BY: S. Brown (shawnb@ecst.csuchico.edu)) Note: The guitar on this is tuned down one step, as it is on a lot of songs on this album. Is anyone has transcribed any more Beck songs, let me know. The first guitar part on the verses is as follows The second guitar part is just kind of improvised
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Acid casualty with a reposessed car Vietnam vet playin air guitar Chorus: F C G Its just the shit kicking speed takin truck drivin D A neighbors downstairs Whiskey stained buck toothed back woods creep Grizzly bear motherfucker never goes to sleep Belly floppin naked in a pool of yellow sweat Screamin jack ass with a wet cigarette Psychotic break down double edged axe Growin hair like a shag rug on a greasy back 38*****WHERE IT`S AT***** TABBED BY:Martin.Samskog@kiruna.se(Martin Samskog) E B 5 5 7 8 8 7 3 5 5 G 5 5 7 9 9 7 4 6 6 D 5 2 4 2 4 A 0 0 0 0 E 39***** WHISKEYCLONE, HOTEL CITY 1997***** TABBED BY: Rusty Sweetser (bikeage@cyberportal.net) ok heres the way I play whiskeyclone intro: A C# E C# A E F# i was born in this hotel A E F# Washing dishes in the sink magazines and free soda Trying hard not to think C# E B lay it all to the (dogs) everything weve done is wrong Ill be lonesome ---------------------------------------------\
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