Etheridge Melissa - Precious Pain tab

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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 18:57:26 +0000
From: Nic.Boulton@cw.mercury.co.uk


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Precious Pain
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>From Melissa Etheridge's first album. The basic picking pattern is:

e ---------*--------|| e ---------*--------||B -------------*-*--|| B -------------*-*--||G --------------*--.||for F&G G ------*-------*--.||for Am&CD ------*----------.|| D ----*------------.||A ----*-------------|| A -*----------------||E -*----------------|| E ------------------|| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 1 2
and from the halfway through the first verse on, pretty much the whole song follows this pattern. The intro and first line use a different picking pattern (which is more difficult to follow AND keep time AND sing to), so I suggest getting used to the core pattern before trying the intro/1st verse. [intro]:
C /c /be ------------------------------------------------------------------|B -----------------1------------------------------------------------|G ---------0----0----0---0-------0--------0-----0------0-------0----|D ------2------2-2-----2-------2-------2-------2-2---2-------0------|A -3-----------------------3-------3---------------3-------2--------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Ame -------------0------0------------------------0--------------------|B -------3p1-----1-----1---3p1-----------3p1-----1------------------|G -----2-----------2----2------2-------2-----------2----------------|D ---2-------------------------------2------------------------------|A -0-------------------------------0---------------------------0-2--|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
C /c /be ------------------------------------------------------------------|B -----------------1------------------------------------------------|G ---------0----0----0---0-------0--------0-----0------0-------0----|D ------2------2-2-----2-------2-------2-------2-2---2-------0------|A -3-----------------------3-------3---------------3-------2--------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 eve-ry-body's got a hun----ger
Am /a /be ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------0---2----|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 n m where they are
C /c /be ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|A -3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------2--------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 eve-ry-body clings to their own fear
Am /a /g (/e)e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|E ---------------------------------------------------------3----0---| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 evrbdy hides some scar
F /f /ge ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------------------|A ----3---------------3---------------3-----------------------------|E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1-------3--------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 oooooh pre - cious
Am /g /ee ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1------------1----------------1-1------------------|G ------2-------2-------2------0h2------2-------2-------------------|D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|E ---------------------------------------------------------3---0----| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 pain [2nd time, bass E----3/5\3--]
Fe ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------0-----|D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--0h2------|A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------------|E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 empty & cold but it keeps me a - live
Ge ---------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------|B -------------3-3-------------3-3-------------3-3-------------3-3--|G --------------4---------------4---------------4---------------4---|D ------5---------------5---------------5---------------5-----------|A ----5---------------5---------------5---------------5-------------|E -3---------------3---------------3---------------3----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4I gave it my soul so tht I could survive
F Ge ---------1---------------1---------------3------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1---------3------------------------|G --------------2---------------2--------4--------------------------|D ------3---------------3---------------5---------------------------|A ----3---------------3---------------5-----------------------------|E -1---------------1---------------3--------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 keeping me safe in these chains pre - cious
e ---------------------------| Guitar 2 B -10------8-----------------| G -----------9--------9------| D -------------10------10-10-|
Fe ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--2p0------|A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------3----|E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 pa - - - ain
C /c /be ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|A -3*--------------3*--------------3*--------------3*------2*-------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 everybody's got a reason
Am /a /be ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------------|D ----2---------------2---------------2-----------------------------|A -0*--------------0*--------------0*----------------------0*--2*---|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 to abandon their plan
C /c /be ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1-----1-------1----|G ------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------0-------0----|D ----2---------------2---------------2--------------2-------0------|A -3---------------3---------------3---------------3-------2--------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 how can I think of tomorrow
Am /a /g (/e)e ---------0---------------0---------------0------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1--(8h)10-----8----|G ------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2----------------9--|D ----2---------------2---------------2---------------------------10|A -0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|E ---------------------------------------------------------3---0----| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 with my sorrow in hand
[chorus2]- same picking as chorus 1 F /f /g oooh precious
Am /a /g (/e) G------------5--------------| pain [gtr.2] D---5---8--------8-----5----|
F empty and cold but it keeps me alive G i gave it my soul so that i could survive F G keeping me safe in these chains F precious pain
[break] : fade up with F volume knobe -----------------------------------------------/------------------|B ----------------------------------------10----/|------------10----|G ---------------------------------------------/_|------------------|D ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 pain
Ame --------------------------------------------------------------------|B 13p10---------------------------------10----------------------------|G ---------------------------------------------12----/----\---10-12sl-|D -------------------------------------------------12-(14)-12---------|A --------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Fe ------------------------------------------------------------------|B ---------------------------------------------------------5--------|G 7-------------5--7-------------------------5-----7p5--7-----------|D ------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Am ? /a /ce ------------------------------------------------------------------|B --------------------------------10------------8-------------------|G -5-----------------------------------------------9----------------|D -------7p5h7----------------------------------------10------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 each..
[bridge]:
Dm Eme ------------------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------6------------------------8---------------------|G -----------7-----------7-------------9-------9--------------------|D ------7--------7--------7---------9-----9-----9-------------------|A -5-----------------------5------7---------------------------------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------| each road that i walk down reminds me of you
Am(VII) $e ------------------------------------------------------------------|B -----------------13-----------------------------------------------|G ----------14-------14------------------14-------14----------------|D -------14----14------14-------------14----14--14------------------|A ----12----------------------------12--------12--------------------|E ------------------------------------------------------------------|this whole town is haunted, they'll never be anything new-----ooh
[chorus] | F F | Am Am | ...pain | F F | Am Am | | F F | Am Am | 'ooh ohh', etc. | F F | Am Am | [outro]: (about the last 10 seconds)
Fe ---------1---------------1---------------1------------------------|B -------------1-1-------------1-1-------------1-1------------------|G --------------2---------------2---------------2-------------------|D ------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--2p0------|A ----3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------3----|E -1---------------1---------------1---------------1----------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Ame -------------------------------------0-----------------------------|B ---------------3p1---1-----------1-------1p0-----1p0--------0--0---|G ---------2-------------------2---------------------------2------2--|D ------2------------------2---------------------------------------2-|A -0----------------------------------------------------------------0|E -------------------------------------------------------------------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
EADGBe x02210 - Am 3x2010 - Am/g x32010 - C x20010 - C/b 133211 - F 355433 - G x57765 - Dm x79967 - Em x 12 14 14 13 12 - Am(VII) * is the bass line / is bend up \ is release bend / \ 12-(14)-12 is pick d at the twelfth fret, bend up to e and rls bend to a sl is slide $- I think that the bridge goes UP from Dm->Em->Am, but Am at the 12th fret sounds a bit weak, also the band/bass has come in a lot by this point, so you could easily get away with a standard Am (at the nut). Any improvements welcome. Nic Nic.Boulton@cw.mercury.co.uk
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