Rufus Wainwright - Go Or Go Ahead tab

      
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   / Rufus Wainwright  /  "I'm a little nervous talking about this one. It was
  / Go or Go Ahead    /  written a couple of years ago on a horrible,
 / Want One          /  frightening drug crash. The lyrics came to me fast and
/___________________/  furious. I was shattered, and I had to resort to
                      mythological metaphors in order to express what I was
feeling. It was a very Rimbaud moment for me. It was about facing addiction, or
facing this person I'd become. It was me fighting for my life, because it had
become a battle at that point. The voices in the chorus are like the Furies;
that song is my 'Orpheus Ascending'." - Rufus Wainwright.


*Intro (interlude):                                               _E_A_D_G_B_e_
 4/4                                                             | | | | | | | |
| D Dmaj7 | Gm D |                                             D | x x 0 2 3 2 |
                                                                 |             |
| D Dmaj7 | Gm D |                                         Dmaj7 | x x 0 2 2 2 |
                                                                 |             |
                                                              Gm | x x 0 3 3 3 |
                                                                 |             |
*Verse:                                                      F#m | 2 4 4 2 2 2 |
| D Dmaj7 | Gm D | F#m | A7 |                                    |             |
                                                              A7 | x 0 2 0 2 0 |
| D Dmaj7 | Gm D | F#m | A7sus2 A7 |                             |             |
                                                          A7sus2 | x 0 2 0 0 0 |
                                                                 |             |
                                                              Em | 0 2 2 0 0 0 |
*Interlude                                                       |             |
                                                               A | x 0 2 2 2 0 |
*Verse                                                           |             |
                                                               G | 3 5 5 4 3 3 |
*Interlude                                                       |             |
                                                          A7sus4 | x 0 2 0 3 0 |
*Verse                                                           |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|



*Pre-Chorus:
| D Dmaj7 | Gm D | Em | A |

| D Dmaj7 | Gm D |



*Chorus:
| Em | A | Em | A7 |

| Em | A | D Dmaj7 | Gm D |

| Em | A7 | G |



*Guitar Solo (verse):

The solo is played by an electric guitar with a delay effect
and a whammy pedal constantly lifting the note one octave up,
so what you see in the tab would sound as an octave below if
you don't use a whammy.
At the two notes marked with a star(*), strum the note with
the whammy released and then quickly push it down. That way
you create this characteristic slide an octave up.


D Dmaj7 Gm D F#m A7sus4 A7|------------------|-6-----5----------|-5p2-----2-------|-5------5----------||------------------|------------------|-----2-----------|-5------5----------||-7-----6----------|------------------|-----------------|-7------6----------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D Dmaj7 Gm D F#m A7sus2 A7|------------------|-6*-----5*--------|-5s2-----5-------|-5---5--5----------||------------------|------------------|-----2s7---------|-5---5--5----------||-7-----6----------|------------------|-----------------|-7------6----------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
*Verse *Bridge: 2/8 3/8 2/8 | F#m | D | A7 | G | D | A7 | | F#m | D | A7 | G | | D Dmaj7 | Gm D | *Chorus: | Em | A7 | Em | A7 | | Em | A7 | A7sus4 | A7 | | Em | A7 | Em | A7 | | Em | A7 | G | *Outro: ||: D Dmaj7 | Gm D :|| x4 Thank you for this bitter knowledge Guardian angels who left me stranded It was worth it Feeling abandoned makes one hardened But what has happened to love You got me writing lyrics on postcards Then in the evenings looking at stars But the brightest of the planets is Mars What has happened to love So I will opt for the big white limo Vanity fairgrounds and rebel angels You can't be trusted with feathers so hollow Your heaven's inventions – steel eyed vampires of love You see over me I'll never know what you have shown to other eyes Go or go ahead and surprise me Say you've lead the way to a mirage Go or go ahead and just try me Nowhere's now here smelling of junipers Fell of the hay bales and over the rainbows But oh Medusa Kiss me and crucify this unholy notion of the mythic powers of love Look in her eyes, look in her eyes Forget about the ones that are crying Look in her eyes, look in her eyes Forget about the ones that are crying Go or go ahead Go or go ahead Go or go ahead and surprise me Go or go ahead Go or go ahead Go or go ahead and just try me What has happened to love? - 19th /March /08 Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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