Elliott Smith - I Dont Think Im Ever Gonna Figure It Out tab

I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out
By Elliott Smith
Tabbed by Wraphesh

Tuning: Standard
Capo 3rd Fret

Alright this piece is pretty but a bit difficult. Play it slow until you get all the 
finger picking down and
 then gradually speed it up to Elliott speed (which is really fast). One tip I'd give is 
that the thumb
 picking stays mostly the same throughout, while most of the tricky portions are picked 
with the
index finger. If you have any questions or suggestions e-mail me at wraphesh@yahoo.com


Key:
h = hammer-on
p = pull-of
b = bend
r = reverse bend, or release bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
s = slide p.m. = palm mute
t = right hand tap
+ = right hand tap
x = rhythm click or muted string
v = vibrato
~ = vibrato
(5) = ghost note, or optional note
<5>= harmonic

Intro:

C|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|-----3---------------||------------1--------|------------1--------|------------1--------|------------1--------||---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------||-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----||--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------||---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Main Verse: Play bracketed section 2x C[|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|[|------------1--------|------------1--------|------------1--------|------------1--------|[|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|[|-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|[|--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|[|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
I can wait I can wait Fmaj7 C Cadd9 C|----0---0-0-0----0-0----0--|----0-----------0-----0------------||----1---1-1-1----1-1----1--|----1-----1------------------1-----||----2---2-2-2----0-0----0--|----0------------------------------||--3------------2------0----|----2--------2--------2---------2--||---------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G C|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|----0-----------0-----0------------|]|--3-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|----1-----1------------------1-----|]|-----------------------------------------2---|----0------------------------------|]|--------0-----------0----------0-------------|----2--------2--------2---------2--|]|---------------------------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------|]|--3-----------3----------3-------------------|-----------------------------------|]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This part is tricky. The best way to learn it is to practice the bass rhythm (all picking on the A string and below) and add the top. Also, I prefer to bend the 3rd fret at the end of the phrase but if you want a cleaner sound you can optionally pick the open slightly more difficult. Elliot plays it both ways at different points in the song.
Bridge: After playing the main verse twice, go to the bridge F C|----1-----------1----1-----------0-|----0-----------0-----0------------||----2-----2----------------2-------|----1-----1------------------1-----||----3------------------------------|----0------------------------------||----3--------3-------3--------3----|----2--------2--------2---------2--||-----------------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||--1----1----------1-----1----------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------3--3--3-3-3--||--3-/5--5-5-5---3--3--3-3-3---1--1---0--0--0-0-0--||--0-----0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0---2--2---0--0--0-0-0--||--3-/5--5-5-5---4--4--4-4-4---0--0---0--0--0-0-0--||--0-----0-0-0---0--0--0-0-0---0--0---2--2--2-2-2--||------------------------------2--2---3--3--3-3-3--|
Main Verse Alternate Ending: After playing the bridge, play through the main verse again, but when you get to the end, play this instead:
G Am G|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|-----0--0-0-0-----3--3-3-3--||--3-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|-----1--1-1-1-----0--0-0-0--||-----------------------------------------2---|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||---------------------------------------------|--0---------------2--2-2-2--||--3-----------3----------3-------------------|---------------3------------|
G C|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|----0-----------0-----0------------||--4-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|----1-----1------------------1-----||-----------------------------------------2---|----0------------------------------||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|----2--------2--------2---------2--||--0------------------------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||--------------3----------1-------------------|-----------------------------------|
Solo:
C C7|-----3------------|-----------3-----------|-----------3-----------|--6----3h6--0--------||------------1-----|-----1-----------1-----|-----1-----------1-----|--1--1-1----1h3p1-1--||------------------|-----------------------|--------------------0--|------------0-----2--||-----2---------2--|--------2-----------2--|--------2--------------|---------------------||--3------3--------|--3-----------3--------|--3-----------3--------|---------------------||------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
Fmaj7 C Cadd9 C|----0---0-0-0----0-------|----0-----------0-----0------------||----1---1-1-1----1-------|----1-----1------------------1-----||----2---2-2-2----0-------|----0------------------------------||--3------------2----0-0--|----2--------2--------2---------2--||-------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G C|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|----0-----------0-----0------------||--3-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|----1-----1------------------1-----||-----------------------------------------2---|----0------------------------------||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|----2--------2--------2---------2--||---------------------------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||--3-----------3----------3-------------------|-----------------------------------|
C C7|-----0----3-----------|-----------3-----------|-----------3-----------|--6----3h6--0--------||--4-------------1-----|-----1-----------1-----|-----1-----------1-----|--1--1-1----1h3p1-1--||----------------------|-----------------------|--------------------0--|------------0-----2--||-------2-----------2--|--------2-----------2--|--------2--------------|---------------------||--3----------3--------|--3-----------3--------|--3-----------3--------|---------------------||----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
Fmaj7 C Cadd9 C|----0---0-0-0----0-0----0--|----0-----------0-----0------------||----1---1-1-1----1-1----1--|----1-----1------------------1-----||----2---2-2-2----0-0----0--|----0------------------------------||--3------------2------0----|----2--------2--------2---------2--||---------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G Am G|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|-----0--0-0-0-----3--3-3-3--||--3-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|-----1--1-1-1-----0--0-0-0--||-----------------------------------------2---|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||---------------------------------------------|--0---------------2--2-2-2--||--3-----------3----------3-------------------|---------------3------------|
G C|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|----0-------------3----0--0-0--||--4-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|----1---3-/-4-/-5-0----1--1-1--||-----------------------------------------2---|----0---x---------0----0--0-0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|----2---3-/-4-/-5-5----2--2-2--||--0------------------------------------------|--3------------------3---------||--------------3----------1-------------------|-------------------------------|
Final Verse and Outro: C C7|-----3------------3--|-----3------------3--|-----3------------|--6----3h6--0--------||------------1--------|------------1--------|------------1-----|--1--1-1----1h3p1-1--||---------------------|---------------------|---------------0--|------------0-----2--||-----2---------2-----|-----2---------2-----|-----2------------|---------------------||--3------3-----------|--3------3-----------|--3------3--------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
Fmaj7 C Cadd9 C|----0---0-0-0----0-0----0--|----0-----------0-----0------------||----1---1-1-1----1-1----1--|----1-----1------------------1-----||----2---2-2-2----0-0----0--|----0------------------------------||--3------------2------0----|----2--------2--------2---------2--||---------------------------|--3----3-----------3------3--------||---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G Am G|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|-----0--0-0-0-----3--3-3-3--||--3-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|-----1--1-1-1-----0--0-0-0--||-----------------------------------------2---|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||---------------------------------------------|--0---------------2--2-2-2--||--3-----------3----------3-------------------|---------------3------------|
G Am G|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|-----0--0-0-0-----3--3-3-3--||--4-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|-----1--1-1-1-----0--0-0-0--||-----------------------------------------2---|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0--||--0------------------------------------------|--0---------------2--2-2-2--||--------------3----------1-------------------|---------------3------------|
G C Fmaj7 C|-----0-----3-----0--------------(0)----------|-----0------0------0--0--||--4-------------------3-----1--3b4br3--1---1-|-----1------1------1--1--||-----------------------------------------2---|-----0------2------0--0--||--------0-----------0----------0-------------|-----2----3-3------2--2--||--0------------------------------------------|--3--------------3----3--||--------------3----------1-------------------|-------------------------|
Play in this order: Intro Main Verse Main Verse Bridge Main Verse Alternate Ending Solo Bridge Final Verse and Outro
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