Etheridge Melissa - Feel A Lot Like You tab

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 20:59:29 +0000 (Z)
From: "Boulton, Nic" 
Subject: TAB:/e/etheridge_melissa/feel_a_lot_like_you.tab

>From the "16 Unreleased & Unrecorded", "Melissa Madness" and "Being
Sensitive" demos/bootlegs.

in brief, its like this :


[verse]
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |
|Gb |Gb |
|Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab |

[chorus]
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |
|Gb |Gb |
|Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab |
|Db |Bbm|Gb |Ab |


in not-so-brief, its like this.......


This song isn't on a studio album, so I'm gonna assume you've never heard
it and try to get across how to play it just using this tab......

The song's quite bright in terms of tempo and mood. It's 4/4 timing at
124 beats per minute. There's a bit of a Joan Armatrading 1975/6
influence here...(try the 'Back to the Night' album).

Overall, its an upbeat strummed guitar played over a bongo rhythm track.
The actual rhythm of the drum part isn't a million miles from
"Occasionally", but slightly faster (Occasionally is 119 bpm) and played
on a drum :>)


There are three sections to the guitar part- this first one makes up most
of the song....

First, get something that clicks 124 times a minute (or at least at a
steady rhythm)...this tab won't make much sense without following the
timing pretty close...

then, get the feel for the basic rhythm by playing this over and over
(using barred E shapes).....


Db Bbm Gb Abe-||----------------|----------------|--------2-------|----------4--4-4||B-||----------------|--------6-------|----------2---2-|----------4--4-4||G-||--------10------|----------6---6-|------------3---|----------5--5-5||D-||----------11--11|------------8---|----------------|----------------||A-||------------11--|----------------|----------------|----------------||E-||9--.------------|6--.------------|2--.------------|4--.------------||bts 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Cut the bass notes short (at the ".") to give a funky(?) feel In the last bar, delay the strums at the end to create an expectation for the Db in the next bar Once you've gotten that into your head...fill it out a bit by playing the same thing but *also* hitting the string each side of the one you were picking before......like this....
Db Bbm Gb Abe-||------------------|-------6-------|-------2-----2-|---------4--4-4||B-||-------9----------|-------6-6---6-|-------2-2---2-|---------4--4-4||G-||-------10-10----10|-------6-6-6-6-|---------3-3-3-|---------5--5-5||D-||11-----11-11-11-11|8--------8-8-8-|4--------4-4---|6--------------||A-||11--------11-11-11|8----------8---|4----------4---|6--------------||E-||9--.---------11---|6--.-----------|2--.-----------|4--.-----------||bts 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
then, spice that up by sliding between the bass notes, synchopating a bit, chucking in some extra strumming and generally putting some expression into it...then call this [part 1]. Right, now you've got the intro, most of the chorus and half the verse sorted out.... here's the vocal.... just play [part1] over and over and sing this.....
chord Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e---------------------------------------4--1--------------------------|B-------2---------------------2------4-------------------2-----2---2--|G-1-------------------------------------------------------------------| my friends they're so worried (ooh) they say
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------------------------------------------------1------4--4---------|B-------2-----4--------4--2---------4----4--2------------------------| girl there's something defn--it-ly wrong (no no)
chord Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e----4----4-4-1----------------------------1-----------------------|B----------------------2--2---2---4--4--2----2---------------------|it aint natural to go from one to a-nother
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------------------1----------------------1-------1------------------|B---------4-4---2-----2-----------4-4---2--------------4--------------| lover to lover moving a-long they dont.....
on to [part 2], which is just two bars of Gb, followed by a walk up the bass........
chord Gbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------------------------------------------------------------------|B-[vocal]-4---2--------------------------------------------2-------|G-----------------------3--------------------------3---------------| kno...ho.......who..................oa it takes
/f /gbe----------------------------------------------------------------|B-[guitar]-------2------4--2----------4--2-----------------------|G--------------3---------------3-------------3-------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E---------2-----------------------------------------1*-----2*----|beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 * pick these by hooking the string away from the guitar
[then part 3, four bars of Ab]
chord Ab Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------------------2---------------|B-[vocal]-4--4----4----4-2--------2---4-----4---2------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------| ten of their kisses to make one of yours
e-----------------------4---------------------------4------------|B-[guitar]--------------4---------------------------4------------|G-----------------------5---------------------------5------------|D----------6--------------------------6--------------------------|A----------6--------------------------6--------------------------|E----------4--------------------------4--------------------------|beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
chord Ab Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------------------------1-4----------6--4---4----4--1------------|B-[vocal]--4-----4-----------------------------------------4------|G-----------------------------------------------------------------| ten times baby oh to feel a lot like
e----------------------------------------------------------------|B-[guitar]-------------------------------------------------------|G---------5------5------5------5------5--------------------------|D---------6------6------6------6------6--------------------------|A---------6--6---6--6---6--6---6--6---6---[let ring]-------------|E---------4--4---4--4---4--4---4--4---4--------------------------|beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
then back to [guitar part 1] for the chorus
chord Dbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]--2----2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| ....you and they kiss m-ee
chord Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| and they touch m-ee
chord Gbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| say they want m-ee
chord Abbeats 1 2 3 4e-----------------------------1----------------|B-[vocal]-4-----4---4-----2-------------4------|G----------------------------------------------| yea they feel a lot like...
chord Dbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]--2----2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| ....you and they hold m-ee
chord Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| and they tell m-ee
chord Gbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| that they love m-ee
chord Abbeats 1 2 3 4e-----------------------------1----------------|B-[vocal]-4-----4---4-----2-------------4------|G----------------------------------------------| baby they feel a lot like...
chord Dbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]--2----2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| ....you and they kiss m-ee
chord Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| and they touch m-ee
chord Gbbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------4--------4--------1-------|B-[vocal]-------2---------------------4--------|G----------------------------------------------| say they want m-ee
chord Abbeats 1 2 3 4e-------------------------------------1--------|B-[vocal]-4-------------------------------4----|G-------------------1--------------------------| yea yea they dont....
[part 2 again] Gb Gb /f /gb [walk up bass] ...kno--whoa [part 3] Ab Ab it takes ten of their kisses, to make one of yours Ab Ab ten times baby ohhhh they feel a lot like [part 1] Db | Bbm | Gb | Ab | ..you .....[no vocal]....... the rest of the song pretty much just repeats various parts of that. There's a few extra syllables in verse 2, so here's the melody to the vocal [play guitar part1]
chord Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-----------------------------------------------------1--------------|B---2---2---2---2----2---4--2--------4---4-------2-------------2-----|G------------------------------------------------------------------3-| I guess I could say I don't know right from wrong when the
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------------------------------------------------------4----4-------|B-------2---2----2-----2----4-----------4----------------------------|G-------------------3------------------------------------------------| truth is that I just don't care since you
chord Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------4----1-------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------2--4---4--4----4---4----2--------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| left me I got to get back to that
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e---------1-----------------------------------1----------------------|B-------4---------------------2---4------2---------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| feeling somehow somewhere
chord Dbbeats 1 2 3 4e----1--4-4----4---1----1--1--------------1----------------|B-----------------------------4-4----4-------------4-------|G----------------------------------------------------------| a little bit here and a little bit there well
chord Bbm Gbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e----------------------1---------------------------------------|B---2---4-----2--4---2-----------2--2---2-2----------------2---|G--------------------------------------------------------------| it helps to take away this emptiness that
chord Abbeats 1 2 3 4e--------------------1-----4--------|B-------4-----4----2----------------|G-----------------------------------| burns deep inside oooh..
chord Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e---4---6---4--4----1-------------1----------------------------------|B----------------------4--2-4-------2-----------------2--2-----------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| ..I think if I gather enough pieces I can
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------------------------------------------1------------------------|B-------2---2-2--2------------4----4---2-----------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| put together some kind of pride
[play guitar part 2] Gbe---1------------------|B------4------4---2----|G----------------------| I don't kno---ow...
it takes ten of their kisses.....[play part 3] chorus .....[play part 1] it takes ten of their kisses.....[play part 3] [saxaphone solo] over part 1 they dont know.....[play part 2] it takes ten of their kisses.....[play part 3] chorus.....[play part 1] adlib (chorusy) vocals over 3 lines of part 1 ....[outro]: [still playing guitar part 1]
chord...Ab Db Bbmbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------1-----------------------------|B-------4---4----4--4---4-----2-----4--------------------------------| sometimes if I close my ey-es
chord Gb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 [just one strum of Ab]e----------1------------------| then stop dead]B-4----2--------2-2-----------|close my eyes ba-by
[acapella]beats 2 3 4e---------------1---------------------------|B-----2--4---2------4-2------4-2------------| ...I feel a lot li-ike yo-ou
Sing that last line with a lot of irony, kinda like the whole song has been building to that twist at the end. Here's the whole thing, set out for timing & structure......... [intro] |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | [verse 1] |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | myfriends, they're so worried .... say girl..something definitely wrong notnatural to go from one to another lover to lover moving along they |Gb |Gb f gb| [only 2 bars in this line] dont know it takes |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab | ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby o they feel..like |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | you they kiss me....touch me......say.want me......yea they feel alot like you they hold me....tell me...........love me......baby they feelalot like you they kiss me....touch me......say.want me......yeah yeah they dont |Gb |Gb f gb| [only 2 bars] know it takes |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab | ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby o they feel..like |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | you [---------------no vocals here--------------------------] |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | I guess say I don't know right wrong.truth is don't care since left me I got to get back feeling somehow somewhere little bit here there.helps take away emptiness that burns deep inside o I think.gather enough pieces I can put together some kind of pride I |Gb |Gb f gb| [only 2 bars in this line] dont know it takes |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab | ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby o they feel..like |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | you they kiss me....touch me......say.want.....yea they feel alot like you they hold me....tell me...........love me......yeah they feelalot like you they kiss me....touch me......say.want me......yeah yeah they dont |Gb |Gb f gb| [only 2 bars] dont know it takes |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab | ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby o they feel..like
|Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab |you [ - - - - - - - - - - saxaphone solo - - - - - - - - - - - - - -][ - - - - - - - - - - - - -saxaphone- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -][ - - - - - - - - - - - - -saxaphone- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -they]
|Gb |Gb f gb| [only 2 bars] dont know it takes |Ab |Ab |Ab |Ab | ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby o they feel..like |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | you they kiss me....touch me......say.want.....yea they feel alot like you they hold me....tell me...........love me........oh they feelalot like you like you like you oh oh no |Db |Bbm |Gb |Ab | kiss me touch me......say.want me want me ooh just like you like yo-oo like you-hoo [outro]sometimes if I cls eyes close my eyes baby........[stop][acapella] I feel a lot like you If you already know the song, here's the standard, .crd version Db Bbm my friends they're so worried (ooh) they say Gb Ab girl there's something definately wrong (no no) Db Bbm it aint natural to go from one to a-nother Gb Ab lover to lover moving a-long Gb they dont know Ab Ab it takes ten of their kisses to make one of yours ten times baby oh to feel a lot like Db Bbm you and they kiss me and they touch me Gb Ab say they want me, yeah they feel a lot like Db Bbm you and they hold me and they tell me Gb Ab say they love me, baby they feel a lot like Db Bbm you and they kiss me and they touch me Gb Ab say they want me, ooohh Gb they dont know Ab Ab it takes ten of their kisses to make one of yours Ab Ab ten times baby ooh they feel a lot like Db Bbm Gb Ab you [chorus] [verse 2]: Db Bbm I guess I could say I don't know right from wrong Gb Ab when the truth is that I just don't care Db Bbm since you left me I got to get back Gb Ab to that feeling somehow somewhere Db Bbm a little bit here and a little bit there well it helps to take away Gb Ab this emptiness that burns deep inside Db Bbm ooo I think if I gather enough pieces Gb Ab I can put together some kind of pride Gb I dont know [chorus] [3 lines of [part1] with ad-lib chorus vocals] [outro]: Ab Db Bbm Gb Ab Sometimes if I close my eyes close my eyes, baby I feel a lot like you E A G D B e 9 11 11 10 9 9 - Db 7 9 9 7 7 7 - Bbm 2 4 4 3 2 2 - Gb 4 6 6 5 4 4 - Ab small case letters are individual notes (not chords), except b which is a flat symbol, ;>) I'd appreciate any comments on this presentation.....I'll probably do a few more of the unreleased songs, but (for example), if everyone's already got the tapes, I could save on a load of keying in time..... whaddayathink?..... Nic Nic.Boulton@bn.cwplc.com
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