Jimmy Eat World - Softer tab

Artist: Jimmy Eat World
Song Title: "Softer"
Album: Jimmy Eat World - EP (1998)
Tabbed by: Chris McGowan
E-mail: cmcg@satx.rr.com
Tuning: Drop D (DADGBE)

KEY:
/ = Slide up
\ = Slide down
^ = Bend string
~ = Ring note
<#> = Natural harmonic
x = Muted string

NOTE:  I have only tabbed one guitar for this song, but it should be enough to get 
the song quite enjoyably.  If you're a solo player, this should be perfect for you.  Plus, 
and Tom pretty much play the same riffs anyway, so you can hardly tell the difference.  Enjoy!


Intro [x2]: (0:00)E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
Verse 1 [x2]: (0:16) On the recording, only the bass and drums play through the verse I saw a live video of this song and Tom plays this riff through the first half of the If you like how it sounds, go for it.E|---6---6---6---6----8---8---8---8----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|B|-6---6---6---6----6---6---6---6----6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 1 (cont'd) [x2]: (0:32) This is basically the riff the piano plays through the half of the first verse.E|-10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13--10-13-12-13-----13-12-13-------|B|-----------------------------------------------------10----------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----13-12-13-----13-12-13-----13-12-13---------------------------------|B|-10-----------10-----------10------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus [x2]: (0:48) Kick in the distortion.E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
Post-Chorus [x2]: (1:00) The first guitar plays the intro while the second guitar plays riff.E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10-10-10-10-10-10---12--12-12-12/14--14-14-14-14---9-9-9-9-9/10-------|D|--x--x--x--x--x--x----x---x--x--x------x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x-x-x--------|A|--8--8--8--8--8--8---10--10-10-10/12--12-12-12-12---7-7-7-7-7/8--------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-9--9-9\7--7-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------|A|-x--x-x----x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|D|-7--7-7\5--5-5-5-5-----------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2: (1:16) Repeat the same riffs as the first verse.
Chorus 2: (1:48) Kick in the distortion.E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------|D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
Post-Chorus 2 [x2]: (2:15)E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
Interlude [x6]: (2:31) Kick in distortion.E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7--5-5/10-10-10---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7--10-10/12-12-12---|A|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-------------------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-------------------|
Chorus 3 [x2]: (3:19) Kick in the distortion.E|------------------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-------------|B|------------------------------------------------6--6-6-6-6-------------|G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------7--7-7-7-7-------------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-------|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---0----------------0-0-------|
E|--0--0---0--------------------------------------------------------------|B|-^6----6---6------------------------------------------------------------|G|-^7-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------|D|-^7-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|A|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|D|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------|D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|D|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|
Outro [x4]: (3:50)E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|A|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------------|
End with:E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-7\--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-8\--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-8\--------------------------------------------------------------------|
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