Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Roman Candle guitar tab

roman candle

First of all I can assure you all that this tab is less than perfect.

However it sounds pretty good to me and I enjoy playing it. Please let me

know if you can work out something better cos it's a great song and I would

love to be able to play it better myself.

Tuning: EADGbb (capo 7)

Intro: strum Esus? (022200) Sorry I don't know the name. Rest assured

that'll happen again!

Em F# (244300) C/G (332000)

he played himself

Em F# C/G F#? (2X4000)

didn't need me to give him hell

Em F# C/G F#?

he could be cool and cruel to you and me

Em F# C/G Em/A? (002000)

knew we'd put up with anything

Em G (3X0000) Em? (07X000)

i want to hurt him

Em G Em?

i want to give him pain

Em G Em?

i'm a roman candle

Em G Em? C/E? (035000)

my head is full of flames

Esus? F# C/G F#?

i'm hallucinating

(same)

hallucinating

Esus? F# C/G

i hear you cry

F#? Em/A?

your tears are cheap

Em F#

wet hot red swollen cheeks

C/G

fall asleep

(same as before)

i want to hurt him

i want to give him pain

i'm a roman candle

my head is full of flames

(same as before but with extra chord at the end???

I can't work it out so I just play usual)

i want to hurt him...

Esus? F# C/G F#?

oooh...

and make him feel this pretty burn (I'm sorry, I've gone into overload

trying to get this bit exactly right and quite frankly I've decided to give

up for the time being! I surrender.)

Tim.

Roman Candle

Standard Tuning

Chords:

Em9 : X2403(2) G6/B : X20030

Cm? : X462XX Em : 022000

G : 320030 D : XX0230

A : 5X0030(or) X00030 Cadd9 : X32030

Brief Intro: Em9

Cm? G Em9 Cm G A

He played himself, didn't need me to give him hell

Em9 Cm G A

He could be cool and cruel to you and me

Em9 Cm G G6/B * hit low E four times

Knew we'd put up with every-thing

Chorus:

Hit bass note for each chord with quick little strums

(Hit bass note twice for the regular Em chord)

G6/B D Em G6/B D Em

I want to hurt him, I want to give him pain

G6/B D Em G6/B D Em G

I'm a ro---------man candle, my head is full of flames

Em9 Cm? G A Em9 Cm? G A

I'm hallu----cina-----ting, hallu----cina----ting

Em9 Cm? G A

I hear you cry, your tears are cheap

Em9 Cm? G *strum A then G fast

Wet hot red swollen cheeks, fall asleep

Chorus:

G6/B D Em G6/B D Em

I want to hurt him, I want to give him pain

G6/B D Em G6/B D Em G

I'm a ro---------man candle, my head is full of flames

G6/B D Em G G6/B D Em G

I wa-----nt to hurt him, I wa----nt to hurt him

G6/B D Em G G6/B D Em G

I wa-----nt to hurt him, I wa----nt to give him pain

*For the hmmm, hmmm part repeat first part 3 times

and then;

Ending: G G6/B (with low E until the end)

A G6/B

Make him feel this pretty burn

*rake upward hard and land on G to start the outro and continue this

pattern

(hit bass note and strum each chord 4 times)

G G6/B A Cadd9 *end on Cadd9

tabbed by Bunch

I have for some time been trying to find out the ending part to the

song Roman Candle and the first version transcribed by Tim with the capo

7 helped me quite a bit. It helped me so much that I think I may have

figured out the ending part he seemed to have so much confusion with.

Here are the chords used. Sorry I didn't know the names, I lost my chord

book!

Please let me know what they might be.

capo 7

G(32000X) ?(12200X)

make him feel this pretty burn...

?(032000) ?(12200X)

G(32000X) ?(12200X)

?(032000) ?(12200X)

G(32000X) ?(12200X)

( end on this chord)

Hopefully this will help. I think I may have figured out the cord

progression on the "chorus"

"....I want to hut him, I want to give him pain..."

part as well. So, if you guys are happy with this

and want to use it as an addition to Tim's tab version let me know and I

will send some more

bits and pieces. Like I said, I hope it helps!

Please let me know.

Take care,

Seth Noles

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