Elliott Smith - The Biggest Lie tab

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			The Biggest Lie - Elliott Smith
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Tabbed by: Yoshima
Email: derby@fsmail.net

Tuning: DGCFAD - This is a whole step down on each string. This is the way 
                 Elliott plays, however it can be played in standard as long
                 as you can sing that high. I personally play it in standard
                 with a capo on the 6th or 7th so i can sing it lower.
 
I've tabbbed as much detail as neccesary, the vital structure is here but 
i've obviously left out any slight variations and unimportant fill-in notes 
as it would just get messy. Its easy to add the extra fill-in notes once 
you've got the main rhythm and structure down.
 
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>Chords<

The names of these chords are those of the shapes when formed on standard tuning.

....G......Em.....C.....D/F#....E... d|---------0------0----------------|A|--0------0------1------3------0--|F|--0------0------0------2------1--|C|--0------2------2------0------2--|G|--2------2------3------0------2--|D|--3------0-------------2------0--|
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >Intro<
d|-------------------------------------------|A|--------------------0----------------------|F|----------------0-------------------0---0--|C|----0---0---0-----0-----0---0---0-----0----|G|-------------------------------------------|D|--3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3--------|
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >Verse<
d|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|F|--------------------0---------------0---0--|C|----0---0---0---0-------0---0---0-----0----|G|------------------0------------------------|D|--3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3--------| ..................i'm..wait.........ing.for.a
d|---------------------------0-0--0-0-0-----------------|A|--------------0------------1-1--1-1-1----3-3--3-3-3---|F|--------------0------------0-0--0-0-0----2-2--2-2-2---|C|----2---2---2----2---2-----2-2--2-2-2----0-0--0-0-0---|G|-------------------2----3--------------0-0-0--0-0-0---|D|--0---0---0----------------------------2--------------| ...train.........................Sub....way..that..only
d|------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------0---------------------0-----------------|F|--------------0---------------------0-----------------|C|----0---0---0-----0---0---2---2---2----2---0----------|G|-------------------------------------0---2---3--------|D|--3---3---3----3----2---0---0---0---------------------| goes.............one..way............................
>>>The chords below are a mixture of strumming and fingerpicking, The rhythm is more important than which strings are strummed/picked.
d|---------------------------------------------------------|A|--1-1--1-1-1----3-3--3-3-3----1-1--1-1-1----0-0--0-0-0---|F|--0-0--0-0-0----2-2--2-2-2----0-0--0-0-0----1-1--1-1-1---|C|--2-2--2-2-2----0-0--0-0-0----2-2--2-2-2----2-2--2-2-2---|G|--3-3--3-3-3----0-0--0-0-0--3-3-3--3-3-3----2-2--2-2-2---|D|--------------2-2-2--2-2-2----------------0--------------| ........Stupid..thing.that'll.come.pull.us.apart...........
d|---------------------------------------------------------|A|----1-1--1-1-1----3-3--3-3-0-----------------------------|F|----0-0--0-0-0----2-2--2-2-2-----------------------------|C|----2-2--2-2-2----0-0--0-0-0---back to start of verse----|G|--3-3-3--3-3-3----0-0--0-0-0-----------------------------|D|----------------2-2-2--2-2-2-----------------------------| ........make......everybody.late....
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>The above guitar section is used for the first two verses... >Here are the chords if you just want to strum... G...................Em......C i'm waiting for the train .......D/F#..........G........Em......C the subway that only goes one way ...........D/F#...........C................E....C the stupid thing that will come to pull us apart .....D/F#..........G... and make everybody late ....G....................Em.....C you spent everything you had .......D/F#..........G.........Em.....C wanted everything to stop that bad ..............D/F#...........C..................E....C and now i'm a crushed credit card registered to smith ....D/F#......................G... not the name that you call me with >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >Interlude< Second guitar enters whilst the first guitar plays the verse part in the background.
d|--10---8--7--5--3----7-7--5--7---8--7---|A|--12--10--8--7--5----8-8--7--8--10--8---|F|----------------------------------------|C|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|
d|------10------10--------10---8--7--5--3----7-7--5--7---8--7---|A|--8/10--10----10-10-----12--10--8--7--5----8-8--7--8--10--8---|F|--9/11-----11----11-------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------10--------8-7-8-7--12~--12~-12/8----------5-5-5--------|A|--8--8/10-10-10b-8--8-8-8-8--12~--12~-12/8---5---5/7-7-7---------|F|--9--9/11--------9-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The guitar part for the next verse starts off the same as the first two, again the chords are strummed and fingerpicked. G.......................Em........C you turned white like a saint .............D/F#.........G..................Em........C i'm tired of dancing on a pot of gold flaked paint .........D/F#....C.................E....C oh we're so very precious, you and i >>>The song then differs from the previous verses.... (C)......D/F#...........C...................G......C and everything that you do makes me want to die .....D/F#..................G..D/F#.....C....E....C oh i just told the biggest lie .......D/F#.............G..D/F#.....C....E....C i just told the biggest lie D/F#........G..D/F#......C....E....C....D/F#....G ...........the biggest lie ......thats about it, just add some fill-in notes and hammer-ons and it will sound near perfect.
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