Cure - A Letter To Elise tab

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From: v140pxgt@ubvmsd.cc.buffalo.edu (Daniel B Case)
Subject: TAB: A Letter To Elise-The Cure (with bass, too)
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	In response to a request a few weeks ago, I have sat down and typed in
the tab for this more intricate than it looks song from the book. The bass and
xylophone sound parts are also from the book. I will also be sending this to 
Nevada for archiving.

	(A refresher on symbols used in case anybody's perplexed)
			
			/=slide
			h=hammeron
			b(x)r=bend till it sounds like fret x and then release

                                A Letter To Elise
                                    by The Cure


Intro

Bass---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------4-4-4-|--2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-2/7-7-7--------|---0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|--4---4-4-4---4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7-7-|--0--0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0--4-4------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
Acoustic twelve-string guitar (since this is all on the A string, I will save space by not typing out a full tab) A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---------|-------------%-------------| A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---2-4-4-|-5--5-5-5--5-5--4--2--0--2-| Play these two parts once, then repeat and add these next two parts on top
GuitarE--5------------------5--|--------------------------|B-----------5------5-----|-5------------5--------5--|G--------4------4--------|---------4--4-----4--4----|
E-2------------------2---|-----------------------------|B----5-------5-----5-----|--5--5-------5-------5-----3-|G-------4--4-----4-------|--------4--4----4--4----4----|
Xylophone sound (for guitar)E--0-0-0-0-----------------|---------------------------|B----------2--2-2--0-2--2--|-------------%-------------|G--------------------------|---------------------------|
E--0-0-0-0---------------------|----------------------------------|B----------2--2-2--0-2--2--0-2-|---3---3-3-3--3-3-3-2-----------0-|G------------------------------|-------------------------2---2----|
Play all four patterns twice through; on the end of the second begin the vocals ("Oh Elise it doesn't matter...") Under the vocals, play the intro twelve-string pattern and this bass part:
---------------------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------4-4-|-6--6-6-6----6-6---6-6-6-6-6-7-|--0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0------|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|----------------------------------|--4--4-4-4---4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7---|---0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0-4-4--|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Repeat these, then do the four intro patterns again twice through; then do the second verse with only the second bass part. Go straight into the third verse ("From me and you..."), adding the intro electric pattern on top. Bridge At "Yesterday I stood and stared...", begin these two patterns: Bass (one string only) D--2--2-2-2--2-2---2-2-2-2/7-7-7---|--4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7-7--| Guitar (with echo) (two strings only)
G--4----------4-4----4----4----|---4/6------2-2----------------------|D------------------------------|------------------4---4---4-4--------|
Repeat these two patterns three times, then go to these patterns at "Elise, believe I never wanted this..." Bass D--5--5-5-5---5--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|--4--4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4-4-4-7-7--| Guitar
G--------2----2---2-----2-|--------2---------2-----2-|D--5--5-----5--------5----|--4--4------4--4------4---|
Repeat these four times; then begin the guitar solo Solo (continue playing the bridge bass line underneath 2 1/2 times through, then last measure of intro bass pattern, followed by three times through intro bass pattern, then 1 1/2 times through first verse bass pattern) (add xylophone sound aprt over last four measures) (tabbed using only the necessary strings)
G----6/7--7--6-7--9-----9-----7-6--|--6/7--7--6-7--7------9--9---|D------9--9-------9-----9----------|----------------------9--9---|
G----6/7--7/9--9-9--9/11--11-11--11/13--13-13---|D--------------9-9--------12-12---------14-14---|
G----13/14-14--14--14-14/11--11--11/6--6-6-----|D----------16--16--16-16-----------------------|
G---6/7-7--7/9---9-----9-9-9/11--11-11-11----| G--13/14-14--14---14--14/11---11-11-11-11-11-| G---11/13--13-13-13/14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16/14-14-|
B---------------12/14-14-14-14/15----14-14--|G---14/16-16-16-----------------------------|
B---12/14-14-14-14--12-14-(12)-14-14------14-14-| B---14/15-15-15-15--15-15-15-14-----14-----12-12-12-| B---12/14-14---14---14-14---14--14/12/10--10-10-| B---10/9-9--9/7-7-7-----7--7--5--|--5/7-7-7-7/5-5-5/3--3/2-2-2-|
B---0h2-3---3--3-3---2--0------0---|------------------------------|G---------------------------2------|---4-4-6---6---4-6-------4-4--|
G----4-4-6----6---4--6-------6--|--4--6--6b(7)r--6---6--| G----6/7-7-7-7/9-9-9-9/11-11-11---11-11-| Coda Go into the fourth verse right at the end of the solo. Play all four intro patterns underneath. After the verse is over continue with them twice more, and end like this:
Acoustic twelve-string (hold for whole measure)------------------------------------|--0--------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------2---------|-----------------------------|-----------4------------------------|-----------------------------|-----5------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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