Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - I Didnt Understand guitar tab

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND (v3 - 4/4/99)

(3rd attempt - one of the chorus chords was wrong

previously, added endtro, etc )

(some of the chords are partial chords, such as

elliott uses on 'bottle up and explode',

so that they don't interfere with the melody too

much when you try to sing)

I've arranged it for guitar with capo on fret 3,

to which all fret numbers are relative.

THE CHORDS-

F X00323

Dm X24432

Dm/A bass X04432

Bb 320033

C X02200

C# X133XX

Eb X35533

Gm 022000

INTRO -

Dm F Bb C C# Dm

Eb

Dm Dm/A Bb

VERSE 1 -

Dm F Bb C C# Dm

Eb

thought you'd be looking for the next in line to

love

Dm Dm/A Bb

then ignore put out and put away

Dm F Bb C C# Dm

Eb

and so you'd soon be leaving me alone like I'm

supposed to be

Dm Dm/A Bb

tonight tomorrow and everyday

C F

there's nothing here that you'll miss

Gm F Gm Dm

I can guarantee you this is a cloud of smoke

C F

trying to occupy space

Gm F

what a fucking joke

Gm Dm

what a fucking joke

(REPEAT 'INTRO')

VERSE 2 -

Dm F Bb C C# Dm Eb

i waited for a bus to separate the both of us

Dm Dm/A Bb

and take me off far away from you

Dm F Bb C

C# Dm Eb

'cos my feelings never change a bit i always feel

like shit

Dm Dm/A Bb

i don't know why i guess i 'just do'

C F

you once talked to me about love

Gm F Gm Dm

and you painted pictures of a never-never land

C F

and i could've gone to that place

Gm F

but i didn't understand

Gm F

i didn't understand

Gm Dm

i didn't understand

ENDTRO-

Dm F Bb C C# Dm

Eb

Dm F C C# Dm

( if anyone thinks bits of this are wrong - and

bits of it probably are - let me know which

bits and i'll try to sort them out, or any other

comments, write to:

andy - andy@hunchretro.freeserve.co.uk )

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