Queens Of The Stone Age

You're So Vague

Queens Of The Stone Age

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You're So Vague

	  		

In C standard tuning C-F-A#-D#-G-C). 

INTRO 

This is preferably done with a volume pedal. If you're lacking one, just strum each of  
these notes twice. There's probably notes played on the G string, but I'm not entirely  
sure. Play whatever sounds best to you. 

e|--19---20---17---15---| 
B|----------------------| 
G|-(16)-(17)-(14)-(12)--| 
D|----------------------| 
A|----------------------| 
E|----------------------| 

There's another guitar doing this in time with the part above. Do it the same way as  
above, with a volume pedal or hitting the notes twice if you're lacking one. 

e|----------------------| 
B|----------------------| 
G|----------------------| 
D|--14---14---14---14---| 
A|----------------------| 
E|----------------------| 

After that, slide up the low E string to about 12 or so and kick in to the main riff 

verse 1 

e|----------------------------| 
B|----------------------------| 
G|--9---11---12---15---16-----| 
D|--9---11---12---15---16-----| 
A|--7---9----10---13---14-----| 
E|----0----0----0----0--------| 

After you do that, do some kind of muted strumming thing with the occasional lick and  
then get back into the main riff. 

Here's a few examples of these sections throughout the song. 

(0:15-0:17) 

e|-----------------------| 
B|-14h15p14-12-11-12-11\-| 
G|-----------------------| 
D|-----------------------| 
A|-----------------------| 
E|-----------------------| 

(0:24-0:26) 

e|-----------------------| 
B|-----------------------| 
G|--9~~~-----------------| 
D|-----------------------| 
A|-----------------------| 
E|-----------------------| 

(1:48-1:50) 

e|----------------14b15--| 
B|-14h15p14-12-11--------| 
G|-----------------------| 
D|-----------------------| 
A|-----------------------| 
E|-----------------------| 

Or hey, do yourself a favour and come up with your own thing. 

Chorus 

Two parts to this. 

Part 1: "Baby, you're so vague..." 

e|-----14-------14-------14-------14-| 
B|-----------------------------------| 
G|-----11-------11-------11-------11-| 
D|-----------------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------| 
E|-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----| 

Part 2: "...that you probably think this song ain't about you" 

e|-14--10-10--11-| 
B|---------------| 
G|-11--7--7---8--| 
D|---------------| 
A|---------------| 
E|---------------| 

INTERLUDE 

Similar to the Chorus, only this note is played twice in place of the 14/11, then a  
lick. The 11s can be played with a volume pedal without sounding stupid, but I don't think  
it's used in the studio recording. 

e|-------------------10----------| 
B|----------------12----12-------| 
G|--11--11---9-12----------12-9--| 
D|-------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------| 

This is done a few more times, but the last lick is changed slightly to this 

e|---------------------| 
B|------12-11-------12-| 
G|-9-12--------12-9----| 
D|---------------------| 
A|---------------------| 
E|---------------------| 


verse 2 

Same as verse 1, but halfway through, the guitar starts going like this. (This is when  
Josh starts singing "setting you up") 

e|--12--14---15---18---19-----| 
B|----------------------------| 
G|--9---11---12---15---16-----| 
D|----------------------------| 
A|----------------------------| 
E|----0----0----0----0--------| 

SOLO 


                                  *very small part I cannot for the life of me figure  
out because of Josh singing* 
e|---------------------------------------------| 
B|-14h15p14-11-12-11-12-11--11-12-11-----------| 
G|--------------------------9------------------| 
D|---------------------------------------------| 
A|---------------------------------------------| 
E|---------------------------------------------| 

e|-------------------0------------------------| 
B|-12-14-15-11-12p11---12---------------------| 
G|------------------------12-9----------------| 
D|-----------------------------9-7-5-7--------| 
A|--------------------------------------------| 
E|--------------------------------------------| 

e|-15--------------------------------| 
B|----15-11-------15-----------------| 
G|----------12-12----15--------------| 
D|----------------------14-14-14\----| 
A|-----------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------| 

e|-------------------15----------------------| 
B|----------------------15--15-15-15-12-11---| 
G|-13h15-16-15-13-15-------------------------| 
D|-------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------| 

e|----------------------16-16-----------------| 
B|-14-15-14-14-12-11-12-------15--12-11-------| 
G|--------------------------------------12----| 
D|--------------------------------------------| 
A|--------------------------------------------| 
E|--------------------------------------------| 

e|---------------------| 
B|---------------------| 
G|-12-9h10-------------| 
D|---------9-7-5-7-7\--| 
A|---------------------| 
E|---------------------| 

If you need help on making up your own thing, use this as a basis or any Mexicola solo,  
as the two songs are quite similar and will fit quite nicely. If you've listened to a  
live version of this song, you'll find that they're almost the same. 

OUTRO 

Mister guitarist numero dos will play this over the end of Josh's solo. 

e|-----14--15--18--19--| 
B|---------------------| 
G|-----11--12--15--16--| 
D|---------------------| 
A|---------------------| 
E|-0-0-----------------| 

That's all, folks. Careful now. 

| /  slide up 
| \  slide down 
| h  hammer-on 
| p  pull-off 
| ~  vibrato 
| +  harmonic 
| x  Mute note 
		  

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