Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Pretty Mary K guitar tab

PRETTY MARY K

3/4 TIME!!!

intro/riff:

B------------8/10--12/14--10------

G-6-7/9--11--0-0---0--0---0------------

D-0-0-0--0---0-0---0--0---0----------------

A-0-0-0--0----------------------------

**i'm almost 100% positive that this is not right b/c those open strings

don't sound quite right...but the "6 7/9 11 8/10 12/14 10" is accurate i

think. i would encourage anyone to supply the correct tab for this riff if

they've figured it out or saw elliott play it live or whatever...**

verse 1:

(the :||: stuff means play each measure twice!)

D Gm Bb7 A7 Bb

e||--------10-----||--------10-----||-------10----||-----9---||-----6---||

B||.---10----10--.||.---11----11--.||.---9----9--.||.--8--8-.||.--6--6-.||

G||.-11--11----11.||.-12--12----12.||.-10-10---10.||.-9-9--9.||.-7-7--6.||

D||---------------||---------------||-------------||---------||---------||

A F#m Em F Gm D

e|---5--|---5----||-----5---||-----3---||----3--|------|--------|---|

B|-5--5-|-5---7p5||.--7--7-.||.--5--5-.||--5--5-|5h6---|-6-5-3--|-3-|

G|6-6--6|6-6-----||.-6-6--6.||.-4-4--4.||-3-3--3|------|-5-5-3--|-2-|

D|------|--------||---------||---------||-------|------|-3-3-5--|-0-|

D D Gm Gm

almost forgot

Bb7 Bb7 A7 A7

started to say

Bb Bb A A

rode into the sun

F#m F#m

past everyone

Em Em F Gm D D

hallelujah, pretty mary k

verse 2:

(strum the chords or pluck thru the above tab)

D Gm Gm Bb7 Bb7 A7 A7

i found faith in the in-firm-ar-y

Bb Bb A A

there's a soldier lying in bed

F#m F#m Cmaj7 B Bb

with a wound to the head

Bb F Gm Gm

calling out to pretty mary k

Gm E E E E

intro riff

bridge

Bb Bb F F C C Bb Bbm

here's what you get for things that haven't happened yet

Bbm Bbm Dm G C E C *

e-6----6-5---5---------------------------------------------

B----------8------8-6-8--6-9-6-8---------------------------

G-------------------------------6-7--9-10--9---7-----------

D-------------------------------5-5--7-7---7---0-----------

A-------------------------------0-0--0-0---0---------------

E----------------------------------------------------------

*: start picking through the following chords using the verse 1 tab

D D Gm Gm Bb7 Bb7 A7 A7 Bb Bb A A C C G G

e---------------------------------8---7------------

B---------------------------------8---8------------

G---------------------------------9---7------------

D--------------------------------------------------

A-------------------------------------------0-2-3--

E-----------------------------------------3--------

i happened upon pretty mary k

but a soldier's uniform waved you away

D D Gm Gm

i walk round the dock

Bb7 Bb7 A7 A7

and talk to st. james

Bb Bb A A

though i'm already done

F#m F#m Cmaj7 B Bb

and ask everyone

Bb

"have you seen her?"

F Gm Bm Bm E E

pretty mary k

Gm Gm

have you seen her?

F Gm D

pretty mary k

ending:

D Asus4 Gm Bb C D

e----------------------------2-----------

B----------------------------3-----------

G----------------------------2-----------

D-0--------------------------0-----------

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

E-------------3--------------------------

i hope this is easy enough to understand, i wrote the chords above the

lyrics from memory, so if they're a little off then just listen to the

song for rhythm. i'm pretty sure that the only part that's not accurate

is the intro riff, which i will continue to work on but in the meantime i

encourage you to work on it also...other than that i think it's a pretty

good transcription...but if i'm wrong and it's confusing then please let

me know -- dwwagner@cs1.presby.edu or wagner@mindspring.com

david wagner

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