Independence Day tab with lyrics by Elliott Smith - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Elliott Smith – Independence Day tab

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Independence Day - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: F# 11th w3
Tuning: Open C --> C-G-C-E-G-C

All chord names are what you’re actually playing, so no 'relative to tuning' 
chord names or whatever.

Chord shapes used:

Cm9th Dm13th C Bb6th|--10-| |--11-| |--0--| |--10-||---8-| |--10-| |--0--| |--12-||--10-| |--10-| |--0--| |--10-||---0-| |---0-| |--0--| |--10-||---x-| |---x-| |--0--| |--10-||---x-| |---x-| |--0--| |---x-|
G# Fadd9 G G7th|--8--| |--7--| |--7--| |---7-||--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |--10-||--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-||--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-||--8--| |--5--| |--7--| |---7-||--8--| |--5--| |--x--| |---7-|
C* Am G#aug5 D|--7--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--||--9--| |--2--| |--1--| |--2--||--8--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--||--7--| |--0--| |--0--| |--2--||--x--| |--2--| |--1--| |--2--||--x--| |--x--| |--x--| |--2--|
F Fadd9* Cmaj7 G#flat5/aug5 |--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--2--||--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--1--||--5--| |--5--| |--3--| |--0--||--5--| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--||--5--| |--5--| |--4--| |--1--||--5--| |--7--| |--x--| |--x--|
Bb Gsus4/6th Cflat5 Csus4/no5 |--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--| |--10-| |--9--| |--11-| |--10-||--10-| |--8--| |--0--| |--0--||--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--||--10-| |--9--| |--11-| |--10-||--10-| |--7--| |--0--| |--0--|
================================================================================ The structure of this song is as follows: Intro Riff 1 Riff 2 | Verse 1: | Future butterfly, gonna spend the day, higher than high.
 | You'll be, beautiful confusion. | Ooh oh oh oh oh, once i was you. Riff 1 (2x) Riff 2 | Verse 2: | I saw you caught between, all the people out, making the scene.
 | And a bright, ideal tomorrow. | Ooh don't go too far, stay who you are. Riff 3 | Bridge: | Everybody knows, everybody knows, everybody knows. | You only live a day.
 | But it's brilliant anyway. Riff 4 | Verse 3: | I saw you at, a perfect place. | It's gonna happen soon, but not today. Riff 5 | Verse 4: | So go to sleep, and make the change.
 | I'll meet you here tomorrow, independence day, | independence day, independence day. Outro Except for the intro and outro, don't take every stroke that I tabbed too literally. Elliott plays this song fingerpicked, but it's very playable with a plectrum as well. For this tab I used some video material from live performances by Elliott himself to find the sometimes weird chords. And of course listening to the song over and over again helped as well. ================================================================================ Intro:
Cm9the|----10----------10----------10----------10----------10----------10------|B|----10----8-----------8-----------8-----------8-----------8-----------8-|G|-------10----------10----------10----------10----------10----------10---|D|-0------------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Dm13th C Bb6th G#e|---------11---------|------12-11---|--------------10-|-------8-------------8-|B|---10-------10------|--------------|-12--12----12----|-----8-----12--8---8---|G|------10---------10-|----0-------0-|-10--------------|---8-------------------|D|-0-------------0----|-0------------|--------10-------|-8-------8-------8-----|A|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------------|E|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
C* Fadd9 G G# C e|-------|-------7---5-------7-|------------|-------10----|------0--0-0-|B|---9---|-----5---------7h8---|-/7---------|-----8-----8-|------0--0-0-|G|-----8-|---5-----------------|-/7--8-8--7-|-/8--8-----8-|------0--0-0-|D|-7-----|-5-------5---5-------|-/7--7-7--7-|-/8----------|-0----0------|A|-------|---------------------|------------|-------------|-0----0------|E|-------|---------------------|------------|-------------|---0--0------|
Drums, bass guitar, and some kind of organ kick in from here. Riff 1:
C Bb6th G# C* e|-------10b12--10---|-----------------|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|B|-----0-------------|-12---12-12-12-9-|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|-8------------8------|--------|E|-------------------|-----------------|---------------------|--------|
Fadd9 G G# C ****************e|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-----|A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|----0-------------0------------|E|---------------|-----------|--------------|-0--0----------0--0----------0-|
***** = skip the 1st time when you play this riff twice between verse 1 and 2! Riff 2:
Am G#aug5e|-0--0--0----|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|B|-5--4--2--0-|---2--2-2-2----2--2-2-2-|----1--1-1-1-----1--1-1-1-|G|-0--0--0--0-|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|D|-0--0--0--0-|---0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-|A|-5--4--2--0-|-2-----------2----------|-1------------1-----------|E|-0--0-------|------------------------|--------------------------|
1. Future butterfly, gonna spend the 2. I saw you caught between, all the people
D F Fadd9*e|----2--2-2-2-2-----2----|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|B|----2--2-2-2-2-----2----|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|G|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--2-|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|D|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--4-|----5--5-5-5-|----7--7-7-7-|A|----2--2-2-2-2-----2--2-|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-7-|E|-2--------------2-----4-|-5-----------|-7-----------|
1. day, higher than high. You'll 2. out, making the scene. And a
G# G7the|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|B|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|----10--10-10-10------10--10-10-10-|G|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|D|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|A|----8--8-8-8------8--8-8-8-|-----7---7--7--7-------7---7--7--7-|E|-8-------------8-----------|-7-----------------7---------------|
1. be, beautiful confusion. 2. bright, ideal tomorrow.
Cmaj7 Ame|----4--4-4-4------4-4------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|B|----4--4-4-4------4-4------|----2--2-2-2------2--2-2-2-|G|----3--3-3-3------3-3------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|D|----0--0-0-0------0-0--0-0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|A|-4-------------4-------2-0-|-2-------------2-----------|E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
1. Ooh oh oh oh oh, once i was 2. Ooh don't go too far, stay who you
G#flat5/aug5e|----2--2-2-2------2------|B|----1--1-1-1------1--1-0-|G|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-|D|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-|A|-1-------------1-----1---|E|-------------------------|
1. you. 2. are. Riff 3:
C Bb6th G# C* e|-------10b12--10---|------10-10-10-9-9-|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|B|-----0-------------|-12---12-12-12-9-9-|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|E|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|
F G#e|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|B|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|G|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|D|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8----|A|----5--5-5-5------5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8------8--8--8-|E|-5-------------5-----------|-8-------------8-------10-|
Everybody knows, everybody
C Bbe|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|B|---12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|G|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|D|---12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|A|----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--0-|-----10--10-10-10-------10--10-10-10-|E|-0---------------0-------------|-10-----------------10---------------|
knows, everybody knows. You only live a
F Fadd9* G# Gsus4/6the|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----7--7-7-7-|B|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----9--9-9-9-|G|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----8--8-8-8-|D|----5--5-5-5-|----7--7-7-7-|----8--8-8-8-|----7--7-7-7-|A|----5--5-5-5-|----5--5-5-5-|----8--8-8-8-|----9--9-9-9-|E|-5-----------|-7-----------|-8-----------|-7-----------|
day. But it's brilliant anyway.
Fadd9 G G# Ce|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0-|A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|----0-------------0--------|E|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8-----------|-0--0----------0--0--------|
Riff 4:
Cflat5 Csus4/no5 Cno5 Bb6the|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0--10b12--10---|-----------------|B|----11--11-11-11-|----10--10-10-10-|-9--------------|-12--------------|G|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-|D|-----0---0--0--0-|-----0---0--0--0-|-0--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|A|----11--11-11-11-|----10--10-10-10-|-9--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|E|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0--------------|-10---10-10-10-9-|
I saw you at,
G# C* Fadd9 Ge|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|----7-5------5-|-----------|B|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|G|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|D|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|A|-8------------8------|--------|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|E|-8------------8------|--------|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|
a perfect place. It's gonna happen soon,
G# Ce|-----10-------|----0--0-0-0-|B|------8--8----|----0--0-0-0-|G|-/8---8--8----|----0--0-0-0-|D|-/8------8--0-|----0--0-0-0-|A|-/8---------0-|----0--------|E|-/8-----------|-0--0--------|
but not today. Riff 5:
C Bb6th G# C* e|-------10b12--10---|-------------------|-8---10p8--------8-8-|-7--7-7-|B|-----0-------------|-12----------------|-8------8-12--8--8-8-|-9--9-9-|G|---0-------------0-|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------8--8--8--8-8-|-8--8-8-|D|-0-----------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8--8-8-|-7--7-7-|A|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|E|-------------------|-10---10-10-10-9-9-|-8------------8------|--------|
So go to sleep, and make the change.
Fadd9 G G#e|----7-5------5-|-----------|-----10-------|B|-5--5-5--7h8-5-|-/7--7-7-7-|------8--8----|G|-5--5-5--5---5-|-/7--8-8-7-|-/8---8--8----|D|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|A|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8---------0-|E|-5-------5-----|-/7--7-7-7-|-/8-----------|
I'll meet you here tomorrow, independence
F G#e|------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5-|-----10-------|B|------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5--------5--5-5-5-|------8--8----|G|----5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5-|-/8---8--8----|D|----5-5--5-5-5------5-5--5-5-5------7-7--7-7-7-|-/8------8--0-|A|----5---------------5---------------5----------|-/8---------0-|E|-5---------------5---------------7-------------|-/8-----------|
day, independence day, independence day. Outro:
C Bb6th G#e|------10b12--10---|-----------------|-------8-------------8-|B|------------------|-12--12-12-12-12-|-----8-----12--8---8---|G|----0-----------0-|-10--10-10-10-10-|---8-------------------|D|-0----------------|-10--10-10-10-10-|-8-------8-------8-----|A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
C* Fadd9 G G# C e|-------|-------7---5-------7-|------------|-------10-----|------0-|B|---9---|-----5---------7h8---|-/7---------|---8--------8-|------0-|G|-----8-|---5-----------------|-/7--8-8--7-|------------8-|------0-|D|-7-----|-5-------5---5-------|-/7--7-7--7-|-8---8----8---|-0----0-|A|-------|---------------------|------------|--------------|-0----0-|E|-------|---------------------|------------|--------------|---0--0-|
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