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Jonathan Coulton tabs for You oughta know

Intro

This is Joco's cover of Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know", which is a complicated acoustic
arrangement that involves some sweet harmonized vocals.

While I'd say the rhythm for Joco's finger picking can be hard to understand and replicate here,
it's a lot easier to play if you focus on the bottom two droning notes that act as consistent
eighth beats which help push along each measure's arpeggio. Also learn the chords! your fingers
won't honestly move much between measures outside of the chorus, so it really helps.
The good news is once you nail down the main verse's rhythm you've basically nailed the picking
for the rest of the arrangement. Hopefully this helps!


Capo 2nd fret


[Intro]

  A chord diagramG+G                                            A chord diagramG+G                                   G#major7/F#
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------4--------------------4------|----------------4-----------4-----------4---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------5----------5---------5----------5---|--------5----------5--5--------5--5--------5--5---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------5--------------------5--------------|--------5-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---3---------3----------3---------3---------|---3---------3-----------3-----------2------------|
     1    +    2  e  +    3    +    4  e  +       1    +    2  e  +  a  3  a  +  e  4  e  +  a


[Verse A chord diagramA augmentedA]

  A chord diagramEm9Em9                                        A chord diagramEm9Em9
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------| \
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------1-----------|----------------1--------1---------1---------|  \
A chord diagramG+G|----------------0-------------------0-----|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|  |
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4---------------------------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|  |
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------5---------5---------5---------5---|--------5---------5---------5---------5------|  |
A chord diagramE MajorE|---0---------0---------0---------0--------|---0---------0---------0---------0-----------|   |
I want you...                                 ...know                                         |
                                                                                              | x2
  Em9#5/C                                    Em9#5/C                                          |
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|  |
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------3-----------|---------------3---------3---------3---------|  |
A chord diagramG+G|----------------0---------------------0---|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|  |
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4---------4---------4-------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|  |
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|  /
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------| /
that I'm happy...                             ...you


[Verse A chord diagramBB]

  A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2                                     A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------1------------------|-----------------------1------------------| \
A chord diagramBB|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------1-------------1-----------|  \
A chord diagramG+G|--------3---------------------------3-----|--------3---------------------------3-----|  |
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------3---------3---------3---------3---|--------3---------3---------3---------3---|  |
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---1---------1---------1---------1--------|---1---------1---------1---------1--------|  |
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|  |
  Does she speak...                           and would she...                             |
                                                                                           | x2
  A chord diagramC7C7                                         A chord diagramC7C7                                            |
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0------------------|-----------------------0------------------|  |
A chord diagramBB|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------1-------------1-----------|  |
A chord diagramG+G|--------3---------------------------3-----|--------3---------------------------3-----|  |
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|  |
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|  /
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------| /
   Would she go....                          ...a theater?


[Pre-Chorus]

(which is just a repeat of verse A chord diagramA augmentedA with different vocals and an alternate ending)

  A chord diagramEm9Em9                                        A chord diagramEm9Em9
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------1-----------|----------------1--------1---------1---------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------0-------------------0-----|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4---------------------------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------5---------5---------5---------5---|--------5---------5---------5---------5------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---0---------0---------0---------0--------|---0---------0---------0---------0-----------|
  'Cause the love...                         to make it...

  Em9#5/C                                    Em9#5/C
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------3-----------|---------------3---------3---------3---------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------0---------------------0---|-----------0---------0---------0---------0---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4---------4---------4-------------|--------4---------4---------4---------4------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
   Open wide...                                 ...no.

Repeat the first three measures of the pre-chorus, and go right into this

 A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2                      A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------0------0-h2---------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------3-------3------3------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------2---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---0---------0------0---------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|
     1    +    2  e + a  3  e
But you're still alive!


[Chorus]

(Honestly the most complicated part due to its frequent chord changes and variances)

  Gsusno5                A chord diagramG5G5                      Fmaj9b5/G             D#/E
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------0---------------------|-----------------------0-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------0--------------2-------------|----------------0--------------2-----------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------2--------------------------2--2-h4---|--------2---------------------------2------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------0---------0---------0---------0------|--------3---------3---------3----------3---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---3---------3---------3---------3-----------|---3---------3---------3---------3---------|
     1    +    2  e +    3    +  a 4 e  +  a
'Cause I'm here                                 to remind you

  A chord diagramC7C7                                          D#7no5                A chord diagramD#D#
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|-----------------------6-----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------1-------------1-----------|----------------4-------------4----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------3--------------3--------------3---|--------6--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------2---------2---------2---------2---|--------5---------5---------5--------5--5--5---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3---------3---------3---------3--------|---6---------6---------6---------6-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
                                                1    +    2  e +    3    + a  4   e  +  a
of the mess...                                ...went away

Much like the pre-chorus, repeat the first three measure but replace the fourth measure with this

  A chord diagramC7C7                                            D#7no5               A chord diagramD#D#
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------|----------------------6-----------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------4--------------4------------|---4-----------4------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------6--------------6----------------6---|---------4------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------5----------5--------5-----------5---|------5-----------5---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---6---------6---------6------------6-------|---6--------6---------6-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
     1    +    2  e  +   3    +   a   4   +       1  +  a  2  e  +   3   +   4
   You...                 You...                You...             ...'oughta know.

Then go right back into the intro.
that's pretty much it, save for a few variances in the picking and finger positions.


[Song Structure]


Intro

2x Verse A chord diagramA augmentedA
2x Verse A chord diagramBB


Prechorus

Chorus

Intro

2x Verse A chord diagramA augmentedA
2x Verse A chord diagramBB


Prechorus \

Chorus    | 2x

Intro     /

With the last intro, let it slow down and strum an A chord diagramE minorEm to close the song off.

   A chord diagramE minorEm
A chord diagramE MajorE |---0-------------|
A chord diagramBB |---0-------------|
A chord diagramG+G |---0-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---2-------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---2-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---0-------------|

Notes:
*the "1 e + a" stuff is shorthand for 16th notes to help you with the more complicated rhythms.
*While I tried to pinpoint most of the picking rhythms with this tab to get a very accurate sound,

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