Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam tab ver. 2

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			     Son of Sam - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: Jason Paszek
Email: Jonah.Paszek@gmail.com

I noticed quite a few errors in the tabs on this site for this song so I decided to
clear up the explicit errors and provide tabs for a solo acoustic rendition that takes some
liberties by assimilating what would normally be multi-layered parts.  Its 100% playable
and useful for anyone wanting to play the song that doesn't have a band or other players
to play some of the additional parts, which give this song its unique and beautiful
feel.  Enjoy.  Email for more if anyone wants.  I know just about the whole Elliott 
Smith catalogue.

Tuning: Standard

Chords Used

Verse                       Bridge

A D7III D7II F E A F D7 F+14 (F7 except octave is used)e|-0----0----0----1----0--|--5----8----10----11------------------------------|B|-2----3----1----1----0--|--5----10---10----10------------------------------|G|-2----5----2----2----1--|--6----10---11----10------------------------------|D|-2----4----0----3----2--|--7----10---10----10------------------------------|A|-0----0----x----3----2--|--7----8----12----8-------------------------------|E|-----------2----1----0--|--5----8----10----8*------------------------------|
Chorus Articulated
Am B/Am F C F#dim F f#/A f/ASon of Sam son of that shi-ney .... Bah da Baaaaaahe|--0-------------------0----------1-----------0-------------0----0-----5-5----|B|--1-----------------------3------1-----------1-------------1----1-----x-x----|G|--2-----------------------0------2-----------0-------------2----2--or-2-2----|D|--2------------------------------3-----------2-------------4---(3)----4-3----|A|--0-------------------2----------3-----------3-------------------------------|E|---------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|
Am B/Am F C F#dim F f#/A f/A Couple kill-er... Bah da Baaaaaahe|--0------------------------------1-----------0-------------0----0-----5-5----|B|--1-------------------3---0------1-----------1-------------1----1-----x-x----|G|--2-----------------------0------2-----------0-------------2----2--or-2-2----|D|--2------------------------------3-----------2-------------4---(3)----4-3----|A|--0-------------------2----------3-----------3-------------------------------|E|---------------------------------1-------------------------------------------|
Intro: (There are clearly at least two guitars and a piano during this part. I've transcribed a playable intro for one guitar that assimilates the combined instrumentation.)
e|------------5----5--------------------------------------5----5----------------|B|----5---8-----------8---5-------5----5---5-------5---8----------8--7----7-----|G|----5----------------------5------5--------7p5---5-------------------5--------|D|-7----7---7----7------7-6------------6--------7*---7---7----7------7---7------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------0-0--0--------------------------------|B|--------7----7-----------7------------3-------3----3--3---0h1-----1--------|G|-5--------5----5------4----4----4-----------4----4------2-------2---2------|D|---7-------------7--6--------6-----6------5-------------------4-------4----|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----0---------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-1h3---3p1---1----------0--------------------------------------------------|G|-------------2---2------1--------------------------------------------------|D|-----4-----3-------3--2----------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 1 A D7III Something's happening, don't speak to soon D7II F I told the boss off and made my move E got no where to go Chorus 1 (see tab above for accurracy) Am B/Am F C F#/A F/A Son of Sam, son of a shining path, the clouded mind bah da baaaaaaah Am B/Am F C F#/A F/A couple killer each and every time bah da baaaaaaah [Repeat Intro up until * (first two measures)] Verse 2 A D7III I'm not uncomfortable, feeling weird D7II F long revered options disappear E but I know what to do Chorus 2 Am B/Am F C F#/A F/A Son of Sam, son of a doctor's touch, a nurse's love Am B/Am F C F#/A F/A acting under orders from above Bridge (Chords tabbed above) A F D7 F+14th A F D7 F G King for a day Solo (some of the notes are trem picked)
A D7III D7II F Ee|-12-10--------12-10-----10----10-12-10--8------8---------------------------|B|-------13-10--------13-----13--------------10-----10-10-10-9---9-----------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------9-------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat Chorus 1 Repeat Intro in entirety Outro
Shiva opens her arms now to make sure I don't get to fare|--5----------------5-------------------------------------------------------|B|--5----------------5-----------------0-----------------10------------------|G|--5----------------5-----------------0-----------------11------------------|D|--7----------------6-----------------9-----------------10------------------|A|--7----------------7----------------10-----------------12------------------|E|--5----------------5----------------10-----------------10------------------|
I may talk in my sleep tonight cause I don't know what I am I'm a littlee|--0----------------------------0------------------------0------------------|B|--0----------------------------1------------------------1------------------|G|--1----------------------------2------------------------2------------------|D|--2----------------------------0------------------------4------------------|A|--2------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--0----------------------------3-----------------------(2)-----------------|
like you more like son of Same|--------1----------------0------0------------------------------------------|B|--------1----------------0------1------------------------------------------|G|--------2----------------1------2------------------0-2---1---2-------------|D|--------3----------------2------2--------------0-2---3---2---2-------------|A|--------3----------------2------0-----0--0-2-3-------3---2---0-------------|E|--------1----------------0---------------------------1---0---0-------------|
Structure: Intro 1x Verse 1 1x Chorus 1 1x First two measures of Intro Verse 2 1x Chorus 2 1x Bridge 1x Solo Chorus 1 1x Intro 1x Outro 1x ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | br Bend release | pbr Pre-bend release | brb Bend release bend ************************************
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