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Morissette Alanis – Hand In My Pocket tab
I know this song is pretty basic, musically, but I figured it would be timely and work well in my solo acoustic sets around the San Jose-area coffeehouses. Since I went to the trouble of transcribing all the lyrics, I can't see a reason not to share it here! I believe Alanis sings this in the key of D; to accomodate my male singing voice, I have transposed it down to Bb (or B, depending on capo placement). I use 'open-A' fingering, with the capo on the first or second fret. I've shown the music below as just being in 'A', however. (Put your capo on the 5th fret to play along with the record, or transpose this back to the open-D position without a capo). As the music is basically a 'drone' type of sound, I use variations of the basic open-A chord position to lend some variance to my solo accompaniment, namely, the -sus2 and -sus4 forms of the basic A-chord, as follows: A Asus2 Asus4e--0----0------0-------B--2----0------3-------G--2----2------2-------D--2----2------2-------A--0----0------0-------E--x----x------x-------The chord variations below are only suggestions; mix 'em up as you see fit! Here's the song: Hand In My Pocket -- Alanis Morissette A Asus2 Asus4 Asus2 I'm broke but I'm happy, I'm sore but I'm kind A Asus2 A I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah A Asus2 Asus4 Asus2 I'm high but I'm grounded, I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed A Asus2 A I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby Asus2 G6 D And what it all comes down to Asus2 A Is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine G6 Cause I got one hand in my pocket D A And the other one is givin' a high five I feel drunk but I'm sober, I'm young and I'm underpaid I'm dyin' but I'm workin', yeah I care but I'm restless, I'm here but I'm really gone I'm wrong and I'm sorry, baby And what it all comes down to Is that ev'rything's gonna be quite alright Cause I got one hand in my pocket And the other one is flickin' a cigarette (instr.) And what it all comes down to Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet Cause I got one hand in my pocket And the other one is givin' a peace sign I'm free but I'm focused, I'm green but I'm wise I'm hard but I'm friendly, baby I'm sad but I'm laughin', I'm brave but I'm chickenshit I'm sick but I'm pretty, baby And what it all boils down to Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet Well I got one hand in my pocket And the other one is playin' a piano And what it all comes down to, my friend, yeah Is that everything is just fine, fine, fine Cause I got one hand in my pocket And the other one is hailing a taxi cab