Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Speed Trials guitar tab

I believe this is the correct intro to Speed Trials with normal tuning

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

B ---------------------------------

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

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

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

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

--- Tony G

Speed Trials

Standard tuning (for once!)

Intro

Play two times

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--------------------0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2--------

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

Verse 1

C Am

He's pleased to meet you underneath the horse

C Am

In the cathedral with the glass stained black

C Am

Singing sweet high notes that echo back

Ab G7

To destroy their master

C Am

May be a long time till you get the call-up

C Am

But it's sure as fate and hard as your luck

C Ab G D

No-one'll know where you are

Chorus

C Am Fmaj7 G

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

C Am Fmaj7 G

Running speed trials standing in place

Verse 2

C Am

When the socket's not a shock enough

C Am

You little child what makes you think you're tough?

C Am

When all the people you think you're above

Ab G7

They all know what's the matter

C Am

You're such a pinball yeah you know it's true

C Am

There's always something you go back running to

C Ab G D

To follow the path of no resistance

Chorus

C Am Fmaj7 G

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

C Am Fmaj7 G

Running speed trials standing in place

Am F C G

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

Am F C G

Running speed trials all over the place

Ending

Play these chords to fade-out while Elliott sings "Oooh-ooh-ohh", etc.:

Am F C G

During the part where the words are "No one'll know where you are", you might try:

Ab Eb F G

No one'll know where you are

Same for "To follow the path of no resistance"

Neither one is completely right, I don't think, but maybe each is part right.

Speed Trials

Elliott Smith

Standard tuning (for once!)

Standard open chords except:

Am (1) x02210 Am (2) 577555

Dadd9 xx0230

Intro (played twice) (this is also played as the bassline under the C

and Am chords in the verse)

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2-2-2-2-------- --------------------

------------------ 0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-

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

* Lick in verse (bass plays a G but it don't add it to the guitar

line, it sounds cluttered)

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-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-

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

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Verse:

|| C | Am (1) | C | Am | C | Am | Ab | * |

| C | Am | C | Am | Am (2) | Ab | Bb/F | * ||

Chorus 1:

||: C | Dadd9 | Fmaj7 | G :||

Chorus 2:

||: C | Dadd9 | Fmaj7 | G :||

||: A | Fmaj7 | C | G :||

Outro:

||: Am | Fmaj7 | C | G :||

Verse 1:

He's pleased to meet you underneath the horse

In the cathedral with the glass stained black

Singing sweet high notes that echo back

To destroy their master

May be a long time till you get the call-up

But it's sure as fate and hard as your luck

No-one'll know where you are

Chorus 1:

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

Running speed trials standing in place

Verse 2:

When the socket's not a shock enough

You little child what makes you think you're tough?

When all the people you think you're above

They all know what's the matter

You're such a pinball yeah you know it's true

There's always something you go back running to

To follow the path of no resistance

Chorus 2:

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

Running speed trials standing in place

It's just a brief smile crossing your face

Running speed trials all over the place

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