Elliott Smith - Angeles tab version 1

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Elliott Smith - Angeles
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Tabbed by: F# 11th w3.
Tuning: Capo 5th fret.
Played on acoustic western.

The chord shapes used in this song:

Em9th A BmAug5 D/A G Em9th*|--2--| |--0--| |--x--| |--x--| |--3--| |--2--| |--3--| |--2--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--4--| |--2--| |--0--| |--2--| |--0--| |--0--| |--5--| |--2--| |--4--| |--4--| |--0--| |--2--| |--2--| |--0--| |--2--| |--0--| |--x--| |--2--| |--0--| |--x--| |--x--| |--x--| |--3--| |--0--|
A7 Bm F# D E F#add9/sus4|--0--| |--x--| |--2--| |--2--| |--0--| |--x--||--2--| |--3--| |--2--| |--3--| |--0--| |-(0)-||--0--| |--4--| |--3--| |--2--| |--1--| |--3--||--2--| |--4--| |--4--| |--0--| |--2--| |--4--||--0--| |--2--| |--4--| |--x--| |--2--| |--x--||--x--| |--x--| |--2--| |--x--| |--0--| |--4--|
G* C#|--x--| |--x--||--x--| |--6--||--4--| |--6--||--5--| |--6--||--5--| |--4--||--3--| |--x--|
================================================================================ The structure of this song is very simple: Intro - Verse 1 - Verse 2 - Bridge - Verse 3. The intro is mainly played in a very quick finger-picking style, except for the last part, which is played by strumming the chords and accentuating the bass lines with your thumb. The rest of the song is played in the same style as the last part of the intro. Beneath the tab I have put symbols for which fingers to use to pick the notes tabbed. The symbol on top is the one for the highest note of course. These are suggestions ‘cause you might want to use other fingers, but these are the ones I use myself. t = thumb i = index finger m = middle finger r = ring finger v = stroke down (use index finger) ^ = stroke up (use thumb) ================================================================================ Intro:
Em9th Ae|----2--------2-------2-------2-|----0--------0-------0-------0-|B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|G|---------4-------4-------4-----|---------2-------2-------2-----|D|----5------5-------5-------5---|----2------2-------2-------2---|A|-------------------------------|-0-----0-------0-------0-------|E|-0-----0-------0-------0-------|-------------------------------| t r t m i r t m i r t m i r t r t m i r t m i r t m i r i i
BmAug5 D/A Ge|-------------|----------------|-----------------------------|B|----3--------|-3--------3-----|----3--------3-------3-------|G|---------0---|----2---------2-|---------0-------0-------0---|D|----4------4-|------4-----4---|----0------0-------0---------|A|-2-----2-----|-0------0-------|-----------------------------|E|-------------|----------------|-3-----3-------3-------3---2-| t r t m i r m i t r t m t r t m i r t m i r t m t i t i
Em9th* A7e|----0h2--------2-------2-------2-|----0--------0-------0-------0-|B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|G|-----------0-------0-------0-----|---------0-------0-------0-----|D|----2--------2-------2-------2---|----2------2-------2-------2---|A|---------------------------------|-0-----0-------0-------0-------|E|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-------------------------------| t r t m i r t m i r t m i r t r t m i r t m i r t m i r i i
BmAug5 D/A Ge|-------------|----------------|-----------------------------|B|----3--------|-3--------3-----|----3--------3-------3-------|G|---------0---|----2---------2-|---------0-------0-------0---|D|----4------4-|------4-----4---|----0------0-------0---------|A|-2-----2-----|-0------0-------|-----------------------------|E|-------------|----------------|-3-----3-------3-------3---0-| t r t m i r m i t r t m t r t m i r t m i r t m t i t i
F# A G De|----2--------|-0------0----|----3--------|----0h2-------|B|-------------|-------------|---------3---|----3-----3---|G|-------------|----2--------|-----------0-|------------2-|D|----4----4---|------2----0-|----0--------|-0------0-----|A|-----------4-|-0-----------|-------------|--------------|E|-2-----2-----|-------------|-3-----3-----|--------------| t r t i t r i t r t t r t m i t r t m i i t i m
E (Strumming...) G* Ae|----0--------0----0-0---------|-------------------------|B|----0-------------0-0---------|-------------------------|G|---------1--------1-1-----2-2-|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|D|-----------2--------------0-0-|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|A|--------------------------x-x-|----5---5-5-5------0-----|E|-0-----0-------0-------2------|-3-------------3---------| t r t m i r t v ^ t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ m
G* Bm Ae|------------------------|--------------|--------------|B|------------------------|----3---3-3-3-|----2---2-2-2-|G|----4---4-4---(0)-------|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|D|----5---5-5--2/4---2----|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|A|----5---5-5-----------0-|-2------------|-0------------|E|-3----------------------|--------------|--------------| t v ^ v i i t t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
G* A G*e|-------------------------|-----------------------------|B|-------------------------|-----------------------------|G|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|----4---4-4-4-----4-4-4--4-4-|D|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|----5---5-5-5-----5-5-5--5-5-|A|----5---5-5-5------0-----|----5---5-5-5-----5-5-5--5-5-|E|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3-------------| t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v v ^
================================================================================ Verses: To vary the stroking of the hight strings a bit, don't stroke the exact same strings each time when going up and down. I tabbed the same notes to stroke in each chord shape, to make it easier to understand and to remember. Verse 1 and 2 are identical, verse 3 has a few small variations which are noted on the right side.
Em9th A7e|----2---2-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|B|----3---3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|----2---2-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-| ==> In verse 3G|----4---4-4-4-----4-4-----4-4-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-| the Em9th isD|------------------------------|-----------------------2------| replaced with aA|-----------------------2------|-0-------------0--------------| normal Em inE|-0-------------0--------------|------------------------------| open position t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^
BmAug5 D/A Ge|--------------|--------------|------------------------------|B|----3---3-3-3-|----3---3-3-3-|----3---3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|G|----0---0-0-0-|----2---2-2-2-|----3---3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|D|----4---4-4-4-|----4---4-4-4-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|A|-2------------|-0------------|------------------------------|E|--------------|--------------|-3-------------3-------2------| t V ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^
Em9th* A7e|----0h2---2-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|B|----0h3---3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|----2---2-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-|G|----0-----0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|D|--------------------------------|-----------------------2------|A|-------------------------2------|-0-------------0--------------|E|-0---------------0--------------|------------------------------| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^
BmAug5 D/A Ge|--------------|--------------|----------------------------|B|----3---3-3-3-|----3---3-3-3-|----3---3-3-3-----3-3-------|G|----0---0-0-0-|----2---2-2-2-|----3---3-3-3-----3-3-------|D|----4---4-4-4-|----4---4-4-4-|----0---0-0-0-----0-0-------|A|-2------------|-0------------|----------------------------|E|--------------|--------------|-3-------------3-------3--0-| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t t
F# A G De|----2---2-2-2-|----0---0-0-|----3---3-3-3-|----0h2---2-2-2-|B|----2---2-2-2-|----2---2-2-|----3---3-3-3-|----3-----3-3-3-|G|----3---3-3-3-|----2---2-2-|----0---0-0-0-|----2-----2-2-2-|D|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-|----0---0-0-0-|-0--------------|A|--------------|-0----------|--------------|----------------|E|-2------------|------------|-3------------|----------------| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
E G* Ae|----0---0-0-0-----0-0---------|------------------------|B|----0---0-0-0-----0-0---------|------------------------|G|----1---1-1-1-----1-1-----2-2-|----4---4-4-4-------2-2-|D|----2---2-2-2-----2-2-----0-0-|----5---5-5-5-------2-2-|A|--------------------------x-x-|----5---5-5-5-----0-----|E|-0-------------0-------2------|-3-------------3--------| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t t v ^
G* Bm Ae|------------------------|--------------|--------------|B|------------------------|----3---3-3-3-|----2---2-2-2-|G|----4---4-4---(0)-------|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|D|----5---5-5--2/4---2----|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-| ==> In verse 3,A|----5---5-5-----------0-|-2------------|-0------------| play 3xE|-3----------------------|--------------|--------------| t v ^ v i i t t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
G* A G*e|-------------------------|-----------------------------|B|-------------------------|-----------------------------|G|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|----4---4-4-4-----4-4-4--4-4-|D|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|----5---5-5-5-----5-5-5--5-5-| ==> In verse 3, A|----5---5-5-5------0-----|----5---5-5-5-----5-5-5--5-5-| replace withE|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3-------------| variation t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v v ^
Verse 3 variation:
G* A G* A G* Ae|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|D|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|A|----5---5-5-5------0-----|----5---5-5-5------0-----|----5---5-5-5------0-----|E|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3---------| t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t t v ^
G* e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|----4---4-4-4------------4-|D|----5---5-5-5------------5-|A|----5---5-5-5------0-----5-|E|-3-------------3------2--3-| t v ^ v ^ t t t t
================================================================================ Bridge:
F# F#add9/sus4 A C#e|--------2-2-2-|---------------|----0---0-0-0-|--------------|B|--------2-2-2-|----0---0-0-0--|----2---2-2-2-|----6---6-6-6-|G|--------3-3-3-|----3---3-3-3--|----2---2-2-2-|----6---6-6-6-|D|----4---4-4-4-|----4---4-4-4--|----2---2-2-2-|----6---6-6-6-|A|----4---------|----x---x-x-x--|-0------------|-4------------|E|-2--2---------|-4-------------|--------------|--------------| t t ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
F# A G De|----2---2-2-2-|----0---0-0-0-|----3---3-3-3-|----0h2---2-2-2-|B|----2---2-2-2-|----2---2-2-2-|----3---3-3-3-|----3-----3-3-3-|G|----3---3-3-3-|----2---2-2-2-|----0---0-0-0-|----2-----2-2-2-|D|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|----0---0-0-0-|-0--------------|A|--------------|-0------------|--------------|----------------|E|-2------------|--------------|-3------------|----------------| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
E G* Ae|----0---0-0-0-----0-0---------|------------------------|B|----0---0-0-0-----0-0---------|------------------------|G|----1---1-1-1-----1-1-----2-2-|----4---4-4-4-------2-2-|D|----2---2-2-2-----2-2-----0-0-|----5---5-5-5-------2-2-|A|--------------------------x-x-|----5---5-5-5-----0-----|E|-0-------------0-------2------|-3-------------3--------| t v ^ v ^ t v ^ t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t t v ^
G* Bm Ae|------------------------|--------------|--------------|B|------------------------|----3---3-3-3-|----2---2-2-2-|G|----4---4-4---(0)-------|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|D|----5---5-5--2/4---2----|----4---4-4-4-|----2---2-2-2-|A|----5---5-5-----------0-|-2------------|-0------------| E|-3----------------------|--------------|--------------| t v ^ v i i t t v ^ v ^ t v ^ v ^
G* A G*e|-------------------------|--------------------------|B|-------------------------|--------------------------|G|----4---4-4-4--------2-2-|----4---4-4-4-----4-------|D|----5---5-5-5--------2-2-|----5---5-5-5-----5-------|A|----5---5-5-5------0-----|----5---5-5-5-----5-------| E|-3-------------3---------|-3-------------3-----2--1-| t v ^ v ^ t t v ^ t v ^ v ^ t v t t
================================================================================ Ok that's it. Hope you all enjoy this! R.i.p. Elliott, the real master... ================================================================================
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