Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube chords
This is an extraordinarily simplified, standard tuning version of what should be a full, complex tab. I've spent a while writing this out. In pencil. On paper. I'm not putting that version up right now (it's in standard as well). But I will put this one up, and if there's enough feedback for this one, I might take the time to put the more complete one up. To start, play E, but from the 12th fret position with no bar (don't hit all the strings). Step back down to the 11th fret with your first finger.e|-------| [played] |-------|B|-------| [lots,] |-------|G|--13---| |--11---|D|--14---| [then] |--14---|A|--14---| |--14---|E|-------| |-------|This's called an E/B into a Bsus4, I guess. Listen to the song for the timing. E/B Bsus4 x2 [Next, E (played normal, open 022100), then slide into an A, no bar (go ahead and hit all the strings, though).] E AE AWhatever you want from me,E Awhatever you want I'll do.E ATry to squeeze a drop of blood,E Afrom a sugarcube.[Play the break like so.] A B C#sus4 Ebsus4 E [slide, sucka] AE ATry to be more assured,E Atry to be more right there.E ATry to be less uptight,E Atry to be more aware.E AWhatever you want from me,E Ais what I want to do for you.E ASweeter than a drop of blood,E Afrom a sugarcube.A B C#sus4 Ebsus4 C#sus4 Ebsus4 E AA B C#sus4 Ebsus4And though I like to act the part of being tough,C#sus4 Ebsus4 Esus4I crumble like a sugarcube,F#sus4for you![Do the intro thing again! Yeah! Now we're cookin'!] E/B Bsus4 x2A BWhatever you want from me,C#sus4 Ebsus4whatever you want I'll do,E Aand I will try!E AA BWhatever you want from me,C#sus4 Ebsus4whatever you want I'll do!E ATry to squeeze a drop of blood,E Asqueeze a drop of blood,E Afrom a sugarcube.End on E. That's all. A more difficult, but complex-sounding thing to do for the verses would be to go from E to A to B back to A then back to E. You have to be faster, but it might be worth it. See, Ira plays this in open E usually (hence the quicker note changes in the studio version of this song, and the nutty solo), but he also did a Take-Away Show in which he played it in standard on an acoustic. Hit up Google with the following search and I'm sure a smart kid like you will easily be able to find it: "Yo La Tengo Take Away Show". Anywhoo, I've taken what should have been a really simple tab and made it confusing, I'm sure, so I'll stop typing here. No I won't. Yo La Tengo is one of the loveliest bands ever to rock on this earth. Now I will.