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Between the bars

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Between the bars

	  		Between the Bars
by Elliot Smith
on the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack
Tabbed by Bruno

This song seems like it's done a whole step down or I don't know how he 
does the bass  line otherwise.  Putting a bass guitar in would be 
stupid.  It's simpler and it sounds a lot nicer solo voice and guitar.  
This is my insight on it:

chords:  I KNOW that these are right but i'm not sure about some of the 
names for them 	with question marks near them.

Am7(high octave type),    F,   C,   C/B,  Fm/G# ???,  G,  Am7/F# ???

*warning- you must be a GOOD guitarist to play this song correctly*

I'm not going to tab out an F, C, or G chord, because if you don't know 
them, you shouldn't be playing this song, let alone guitar.

The bass line (picking) is fairly obvious except in chorus, which I've 
shown further down.  For the verse, just pick the obvious bass string in 
the chord with your thumb. If you don't know what it is, then LISTEN TO 
THE SONG.
  
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Am7 (high octave type) _________________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | | 2 3 | | 3 | | | | | 4 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | C/B _________________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | 3 2 | | | 3 | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | Fm/G# ??? ________x_______x________________________ 1 | | | 1 1 1 2 | | | | | | 3 | | | | | | 4 4 | | | | | 5 | | | | | | Am7/F# _________________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 t | 2 3 | | 3 | | | | | 4 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | |
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t= thumb (if you cant do it that way, drop the 7 and do it another way) Here's the meat: Verse 1 Am7 Drink up baby F stay up all night C C/B the things you could do, you won't but you might Am7 the potential you'll be F but you'll never see C E F the promises you'll only make Am7 drink up with me now F and forget all about C C/B the pressure of days, do what I say Am7 and I'll make you ok F and drive them away C E F the image is stuck in your head Chorus: Here's the bass climb during the Am chord- I'm making this REALLY specific so it should be easy to get... this is the way I do it so your guitar fretboard size and hands may cause you to have to alter it a little... but I hope it helps.
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b= the bass string you should pluck step 1 ________b________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | | | 2 | | 3 | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | step 2 ________b________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | | 3 | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | step 3 ________b________________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | | | 2 | | 3 | 3 | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | step 4 ________________b________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | | | 2 | | 3 | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | step 5 ________________b________________________ 1 | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3 2 | | 3 | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | |
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**As I've said many times before, if you don't have big hands that enable you to hold down the second fret with your thumb you may have to drop the 7 on the Am so that you can hold the second fret down with a finger. OR you could just NOT do the bass climb... but that would make the song sound really lame...and it's not...so please don't do it.** However, if you're REALLY slick, then try sliding your third finger from the second fret to the third very quickly and then get it in position for the F chord. It flows nice and I think that's what Elliot Smith actually does. You start the chorus plucking obvious bass strings loudly and then start playing the bass climb I transcribed above by the first Am chord. After you finish that then you have to play those chords with the weird finger/thumb stretches and after that (on the third Am) you play the bass climb again. I guarantee that this WILL take some practice. F G Am people you've been before Fm/G# G Am7/F# that you don't want around anymore F G Am that push and shove and won't bend to your will F Fm I'll keep them still Am7 drink up baby F look at the stars C C/B I'll kiss you again between the bars Am7 where I'm seeing you there F with your hands in the air C E F waiting to finally be caught Am7 drink up one more time F and I'll make you mine C C/B keep you apart, deep in my heart Am7 separate from the rest F where I like you the best C E F and keep the things you forgot Now just repeat the chorus. End on the Fm chord and just fade with it. *the ONLY way to learn this song well is to play along with it when you're first learning* Anyways, I hoped this tab helped you... I like this song and and enjoy playing it because it is something you can do on your own. If you have any GOOD corrections to this song, a rookie Juan Gonzalez card, sarcastic comments, blatant insults, crappy forwarded jokes, or just need somebody to talk to, e-mail me at: [email protected] or you can check out my band's site (Goldfish in the Toilet) and e-mail my friend about the song if you don't like my attitude.

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