Jay Brannan – The Freshmen tab

The Freshmen - Jay Brannan (Cover of The Verve Pipe
Tabbed by:  Tim Hoekstra
Tuning: Standard

This tab is pretty close to the piano part.

CAPO: put it on 2, but don't cover the bottom E string.  It seems weird, but work with 
it until you can play the E string un-capo-ed and the top 5 strings (ADGBe) with capo 2 
at the same time.

*note: if you can't get the 5 string capo thing to work for you, just play the "OPEN" in 
the chorus as a 0 on the third (D) string.  I suppose you could use a DADGBe tuning, 
but I don't like retuning my guitar all the time if I don't have to.

All fretting is numbered from the capo.

Have Fun!

Intro and Verse Riff Dsus2 G Bm GE|---------0-----0-|---------2-|---------0-----0--|------------|B|-----3-------3---|-----3-----|-----3-------3----|------------|G|---2---2---2-----|---2---2---|---2---2---2------|-----3---0--|D|-0---------------|-----------|------------------|---2---2----|A|-----------------|-----------|-2----------------|------------|E|-----------------|-3---------|------------------|-3----------|
Pre-Chorus Riff Bm A GE|----------|----------|------------|B|-----3----|-----2----|-----3---0--|G|---2---2--|---2---2--|---2---2----|D|----------|----------|------------|A|-2--------|-0--------|------------|E|----------|----------|-3----------|
Here's where the 5-string capo arrangement comes into play: it gives you the low note he plays on the piano. In this tab, it's written as "OPEN", just don't fret anything when you play it.
Chorus Riff Dsus2 G Bm GE|-------------0-----0-|---------2-|-------------0-----0---|--------------|B|---------3-------3---|-----3-----|---------3-------3-----|------3----0--|G|-------2---2---2-----|---2---2---|-------2---2---2-------|----2---2-----|D|---------------------|-----------|-----------------------|--------------|A|---------------------|-----------|-----------------------|--------------|E|-OPEN----------------|-3---------|(3)-2------------------|-3------------|
Second Pre-Chorus Riff Bm A GE|----------|-----------|---------0-------|B|----3-2-3-|----3-2-3--|---3-2-3---3-2-3-|G|----------|-----------|-----------------|D|----------|-----------|-----------------|A|-2--------|-0---------|-----------------|E|----------|-----------|-3---------------|
Intro: (Verse Riff) Verse 1: (Verse Riff) When I was young I knew everything And she a punk who rarely ever took advice Now I'm guilt-stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice, no Pre-Chorus: (Pre-Chorus Riff) I can't be held responsible, 'cause she was touching her face I won't be held responsible, she fell in love in the first place Chorus: (Chorus Riff) For the life of me I can not remember What made us think that we were wise, and we'd never compromise For the life of me I can not believe We'd ever die for these sins, we were merely freshmen (Fill 1.) Verse 2: (Verse Riff) My best friend took a week's vacation to forget her His girl took a week's worth of Valium and slept And now he's guilt-stricken sobbing with his head on the floor Thinks about her now and how he never really wept, he says Pre-Chorus (Second Pre-chorus) Chorus (Chorus Riff) Verse 3: (Verse Riff) We've tried to wash our hands of all of this We never talk of our lacking relationships And how we're guilt-stricken sobbing with our heads on the floor We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip, we'd say Chorus 2X (Chorus Riff 2X) Outro (Intro Riff 2X w/ Fill 1., then Outro Riff)
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