Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs - You My Flower guitar tab

you my flower

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song: dulli

tabs: mcclure

Intro:

Bit of a tricky son of a bitch is this song as it’s in 7/8 time I believe,

which in this song anyway means alternating bars of 4/4 and 3 /4 .

To get the feel right, just sing along with the track:‘1 2 3 4, 1 2 3’ until

you’re in time, then translate it into your strumming. Maybe this is obvious

but it took me a while to get it right.

So the main progression is :

Bar count 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

Em7 G Cadd9 Cadd9

The chords being as follows : Em7 = 022033

G = 320033

Cadd9 = X32033

For the bass you could either follow the root notes and/or play one of

John’s best basslines :

Em7 G Cadd9

G------------------------------|

D-2-----------0----------------|

A---2-------2---3-23-23-23-235-|

E-----0-0-3--------------------|

Once you get the hang of it, it may be more authentic to play it all on

the low E string to get the right feel of sliding into all the notes like

it sounds on the record.

Anyway you play the Em7, G, Cadd9 progression 4 times as an intro before

the vocals.

Verse:

Same Em7, G, Cadd9 progression 8 times as per the intro over these lyrics :

Em7 G Cadd9

so what YOU make me hard

if i was harder now i would crack into a million things

things i didn't really need

things i didn't really need but how i wanted so

what a nice dream

didn't want to wake up so i kept it dark all the time

dark enough so not to see

but not as dark as the plans that YOU have for me

Bridge:

Basically a bit of a jam on the G chord. I play it by alternating

between a G and a G5 chord :

G - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

G5 - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

G - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

G5 - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

i.e. G = 320033 and G5 = 3X0033

Verse:

Same Em7, G, Cadd9 progression 8 times as per the intro over these lyrics :

Em7 G Cadd9

so what YOU made me smile

i had smiled at lesser things before i ever thought of YOU

before i thought my soul was mine

now i think about me only when i can find the time

Bridge:

As before

Chorus:

Remembering to keep up the time changes for each chord as before it’s :

F= 133211 Em=022000

flowers all around

put your lover in the ground

flowers everywhere

G G= 355433 (to make it a little easier)

yeah yeah yeah

F Em

nowhere YOU can be found

i have put YOU in the ground

nowhere is everywhere

Em Em

Em Em

for YOU

my flower

Em Em

Solo:

Sorry folks, no solo transcription as I’m nowhere near Rick’s league, but

if you fancy having a go it’ll be in Em (E F# G A B C D I think) over 8 lots

of the Em G Cadd9 progression.

Verse:

Same Em7, G, Cadd9 progression 4 times as per the intro over these lyrics,

except a little quieter (turn yer distortion off if applicable!) :

Em7 G Cadd9

better get myself a drink

better get a couple so i can look YOU straight in the face

tell YOU that i think of YOU

almost as much as YOU think of YOU

Bridge:

Just one 7/8 run through of the G chord this time (distortion back on

electric people!)

Chorus:

Pretty much as before with an extra riff that I haven’t yet worked out,

playing the chorus progression to fade out with some more top notch soloing

from Rick. If you work this out please post it!

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