Phair Liz - Supernova tab

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From: marc@owlnet.rice.edu (Marc Bennett Hirsh)
Subject: TAB: "Supernova" (Liz Phair)

Since a bunch o` folks asked, I thought I'd deliver. This is kinda just
the rhythm guitar, but it'll do just fine. I don't know the wah-wah lead
part (my band's other guitar player does that), but this sounds great.
Notes:

1) I'm not convinced that I'm playing these chords in the right place.
    Part of me thinks that the riff is played on the bottom 3 strings,
    using E-shape power chords (rather than using the A-shaped chords
    I've got below). That would look like this:

C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|B-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|G-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|D---11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|A---11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|E---9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-| H q q q q h q q q q h q q q q h q q q q h q q q q
I do it the way I do it because, with the sound I use on my guitar, I can do a fair approximation of a wah-wah using the chords that result when you drop all fingers but the barre from the A-shape power chord. Make sense? Don't worry about it. Below is how I play it. Do what you want. 2) Play power chords at 8th-note intervals straight throughout the verses and chorus. I'm not tabbing this out. Cool distortion, though. 3) Despite my rhythm guitar status, I take the solo in this one. It's short but sweet. I love it. 4) This is one of my favorite vocal performances in a long time. I think Ms. Phair is vastly underrated as a singer. "Supernova" (Liz Phair) Recorded by Liz Phair From the album _Whip-Smart_ Transcribed without permission because so many people requested it by Marc Hirsh Notation: s - sixteenth note e - eighth note q - quarter note h - half note w - whole note . - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in standard notation) ^ - ties two note lengths together NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME! / - slide up \ - slide down h - hammer-on p - pull-off
INTRO C#5 D5E---------------|B---------------|G---6-(4)-7-(5)-|D---6-(4)-7-(5)-|A---4-(4)-5-(5)-|E-----(0)---(0)-| H q (q) q (q)
RIFF E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
A G I have looked D E All over the place A G But you have got D E My favorite face A E Your eyelashes sparkle D A Like you did grass A F#m And your lips are sweet and slippery like a D G A Cherub's bare wet ass E 'Cause you're a real man D A Supernova E A solar D A Superman E You're an angel D A Wings of fire E A flying giant C D Friction blast C#5 D5
E---------------| B---------------| G---6-(4)-7-(5)-| D---6-(4)-7-(5)-| A---4-(4)-5-(5)-| E-----(0)---(0)-| H q (q) q (q)
E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
A G You walk in clouds of glitter D E And the sun reflects your eyes A G And every time the wind blows D D I can smell you in the sky A E Your kisses are as wicked D A As an F-16 A F#m And you fuck like a volcano D G A And you're everything to me E 'Cause you're a real man D A Supernova E A solar D A Superman E You're an angel D A Wings of fire E A flying giant C D Friction blast E A giant flying C D Friction blast (lead guitar)
E-----14p12p10-| B--------------| G--------------| D--------------| A--------------| E--------------| | H. q3q3q
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|(rhythm guitar) | C#5 D5 E---------------| B---------------| G---6-(4)-7-(5)-| D---6-(4)-7-(5)-| A---4-(4)-5-(5)-| E-----(0)---(0)-| H q (q) q (q)
(lead guitar)E----------------|-------3-------3-------|-3-------3-------3-|-------------------|B-12---12\-------|-------3-------3-------|-3-------3-------3-|-------------------|G------------14\-|-2b(4)---2b(4)---2b(4)-|---2b(4)---2b(4)---|-2-2p0-------------|D----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------2p0---------|A----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------2p0-----|E----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|---------------2p0-|| e E h q q e q e q e q e q q h s s s s s s s s
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|(rhythm guitar)| E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------|B----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-----6--(4)--7--(5)--|-9----6-(4)-7-(5)--|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-----6--(4)--7--(5)--|-9----6-(4)-7-(5)--|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7-----4--(4)--5--(5)--|-7----4-(4)-5-(5)--|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|----------(0)-----(0)--|--------(0)---(0)--|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
E 'Cause you're a real man D A Supernova E A solar D A Superman E You're an angel D A Wings of fire E A flying giant C D Friction blast C#5 D5
E---------------| B---------------| G---6-(4)-7-(5)-| D---6-(4)-7-(5)-| A---4-(4)-5-(5)-| E-----(0)---(0)-| H q (q) q (q)
E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q)
E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5 C#5 D5 E5E----------------|----------------|----------------|-----|B----------------|----------------|----------------|-----|G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-9-|D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-9-|A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7-7-|E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|-----| h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) h q (q) q (q) e e H.--Marc "As wicked as an F-16" Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)
\ / ^ --"It's easy to be nuts. Try being me." V (_The_Fisher_King_)
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