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Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam chords ver. 2
I've never actually seen a completely correct tab for this song anywhere online, and I'm not saying that mine is 100% correct, but it sounds right to me. Email me with any corrections. Standard tuning (that is, capo on second fret if you've been playing a lot of Elliott Smith) Intro: (This is basically just the chords from the piano part. You can pretty much ignore the bass notes of this intro if you want to. How do you play E9/G# on guitar anyway??) am Abaug am D/A D7/A E9/G# em/G D/F# F Eam AbaugSomething's happening, don't speak too soon.G FI told the boss off and made my move;EI got nowhere to go.am am/B F CSon of Sam, son of a shining path, a clouded mind.B7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah)am/B F CCouple killer, each and every time.B7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah)Abaug(little walk-down riff)am AbaugI'm not uncomfortable, feeling weird.G FLonely leered, options disappeared,Ebut I know what to do.am am/B F CSon of Sam, son of a doctor's touch, a nurse's love.B7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah)am/B F CActing under orders from above.B7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah) (I feel silly writing this out)BRIDGE: am F D7 F am F D7 F E Back to Verse progression for the solo: am Abaug G F G F Eam am/BSon of Sam, son of a shining path, a clouded mind.B7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah)am am/B F CCouple killer, running out of timeB7 F am(aah-aaaah aaaah aa-ah)Return to intro progression: Abaug am D/A D7/A E9/Ab em/G D/Gb F Eam Abaug G D/F#Shiva opens her arms now, to make sure I don't get too far.E/G# em/G D/F#I may talk in my sleep tonight, 'cause I don't know what I am.F E amI'm a little like you, more like Son of Sam.F E am You can figure out the riffs for yourself, they're not too hard. CHORDS USED: I wrote "Abaug" in the tab, but I just use am-maj7 on guitar because it's easier for me and it still sounds right (to me at least). Basically, it's just the chord you get when you flat the root of an am. Everything else should be pretty easy to figure out."Abaug [sic]"e|------0--------|B|------1--------|G|------1--------|D|------2--------|A|------0--------|E|------X--------|