Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - How to Take a Fall guitar tab

HOW TO TAKE A FALL ELLIOTT SMITH

(From 'Waltz #2 (XO)' UK single Dreamworks

DRMCD-22347 copyright 1998 skg music l.l.c.)

In C amjor, but seems to work best with

capo 3th fret; all chords notated this way.

INTRO

(mixdown of opening riff, played on two guitars)

---------1------------5-5-5-----

-0-0-0-0-0---3--3-3-1-5-5-5-b6-5

-3-3-3-3-2---2--2-2-2-----------

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-----------0--------------------

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A G F(sus)

F D

-------0-------------------

-0-0-0-0---3--3-3-1-0------

-3-3-3-2---2--2-2-2---2----

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---------0-----------------

-------------------------0-

F

---------1------------5-5-5-----

-0-0-0-0-0---3--3-3-1-5-5-5-b6-5

-3-3-3-3-2---2--2-2-2-----------

-------------3------------------

-----------0--------------------

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A G6

VERSE 1

E D C(9 sus4)

it's one with cover to cover

E (9) D

it's an endless fuse

F (sus4 - 9) D(9)

a chain repeating never seems to get

F(9/sus4) F Gsus4

any smarter

E etc (as above)

I'm always marking pages so,

that I don't get confused

and end up in a fight I never had

any part of

CHORUS

Fsus#4 F D

listen now you play thing

Fsus#4 F

coming over clueless

F (maj7) A G6

every time you call

Fsus#4 F D

an accident just waiting to happen

Fsus#4 F

still hasn't found out

F (maj7) A G6

how to take a fall

VERSE 2

make me a present

make it something sweet

small enough to go unnoticed, and

big enough to compete

with this massive past which keeps

blocking up my street

looking for a new contender to

disassemble

CHORUS:

listen now you play thing

coming over clueless

every time you call

an accident just waiting to happen

still hasn't found out

F (maj7) A

how to take a fall

B7

How to take a fall

(E6) Dmin

How to take a fall

Fmaj7 E6 D

oooooooooohhhhhhhh

D F A (rings thru riff):

to GUITAR RIFF and OUTRO

same as INTRO; ends on A

Tabbed by Tom Hall, Brighton UK

email tr_hall@bigfoot.com

NOTES

Not sure about first line of text (Michael on lyrics

page might be right: 'it's when we're cover to cover',

but other lines of his transcription I'd want to question.

Some of the melody is doubled by the lead guitar

(and there's the lovely piano doubling of the 'oooh'

which I haven't notated). Chord extensions in brackets

show bits of this type of doubling, most of which is

in passing only.

Less usual chords:

G6: 320000; E6: 042100; C9sus4: x33030

E9: 024100; D9: xx4232; Fsus#4: 133411

F9sus5: x35363(! if it's worth it...)

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