Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Holiday guitar tab

Holiday / Unknown #2 / Place Pigalle

by Elliott Smith

Tabbed by Ian

Notes:

THIS SONG IS FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!

Its also tuned in "dropped standard" i.e. everything down a step.

Oh, its also quite hard to play. You need to lets the chords

ring while still playing the melody with spare fingers.

Intro:

e|-9--7--5--------------|

B|-------5--7--5--7--5--|

G|-9--7--6--------------|

D|-------7--------------|

A|-------0--0--0--0--0--|

E|----------------------|

Verse 1:

e|-9------7--5-------5-------------2--|

B|-----------5--7----5-------------3--|

G|-9------7--6--7----6----7--6--7--4--|

D|-----------7-------7----7--7--7--4--|

A|-----------0-------0----0--0--0--2--|

E|------------------------------------|

A Bm

heres the foreign son on ho-li-day

e|----------------------------------|

B|-2---3---5---2-----3-0-----2---3--|

G|-4-----------2--------------------|

D|-4---HOLD----2--HOLD--------------|

A|-2-----------0-------------0---2--|

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

A G A Bm

reading the lines a-bout the way

* not sure if he plays these melody

but they sound nice if you can pull them off

* * * *

e|----------------2---4-----5-7---5-----------|

B|-2---3---5----------6-----------7---7-------|

G|-4------------------4-----------7-------7---|

D|-4---HOLD-----------6---HOLD----7-----------|

A|-2------------------4-----------5-----------|

E|--------------------------------------------|

C#7 D

looking though its killed many men and i've

*

e|-----7/9-7---2------0------2----|

B|-6-----------2------0------3----|

G|-6-----------2------1------2----|

D|-6-----------4------2------0----|

A|-4-----------4------2-----------|

E|-------------2------0-----------|

C# F#m E D

been all of them inside a week

e|-2-------------------------------------------------|

B|----5-----3---2---3--5-----------0---2----0---2-3--|

G|--------------2----------3-------1------------2-2--|

D|-0------------2----------4-------2------------2-4--|

A|----4-----2---0----------4-------2------------0----|

E|-------------------------2-------0-----------------|

A/C# Bm A F# E A

see the man in the bar got too drunk to speak

e|--------------------------0----------------------------|

B|-2---3-2---3-2---3--------0--------3-3-------2-2-------|

G|-2---2-2---2-2---2--------1--------2-2-------2-2---4---|

D|-2---4-2---4-2---4--4/5---2------------------------4---|

A|-0---0-0---0-0---0--------2------------------------2---|

E|--------------------------0--0-1-2-----2-3-4-----------|

A D A D A D E [N.C.] Bm

Verse 2: Same as first pretty much, barring

the two strums of B7 before going back to normal

A Bm

he adores that song mundane as it is

A G A Bm

and days in a dream that wasn't his

Bm C#7 D

and thats about the top of the lift

C# F#m E B7* D *only difference

when continents drift too far away to the first verse

A/C# Bm A F# E A

to keep it to - gether for long, this half holiday

Interlude:

e|------2------------------------------2---------|

B|-2----2----9----7---7--5---3--2--0---2---------|

G|-2----2----x----7------------------------------|

D|-2----4----9----7-------------2--0----let ring-|

A|-0----4----8----5---5--4---2--0------4---------|

E|------2--------------------------3---2----0----|

A F#m Fdim D A/C# Bm A G F#m /E

e|-2--4----------5-----5----4----2----0--------|

B|-3--2----------3-----2----------------3-2-0--|

G|-2--2----------4-----2-----------------------|

D|-0--2----------4-----2----2----2----2--------|

A|----4----------2-----0----2----2----2--------|

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

D Amaj7/C# Bm7 A

Verse 3: same as first again except don't play the descending

intro like bit, just go straight to the words

from the bar they walk to place pigalle

taxi waved down, goodnight sleep well

now its just a step to the door

and he wants all the more to take her way

A F# E F#

out of this temporary half-holiday

Outro:

F#m F A B7 F A E A/C# Bm A

e|-5----5----5----5----5----5------------9---7---5---|

B|-2----1----2----4----1----2----5--/9-----------5---|

G|-2----2----2----4----2----2------------9---7---6---|

D|-4----x----2----4----3----2----6--/9-----------7---|

A|-4----3----0----2----3----0--------------------0---|

E|-2----1--------------1-----------------------------|

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