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Juliana Hatfield tabs for My sister

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Messed up on a few chords and such on my original posting. Like it
never happens to you. Here's the update.

Okay, so I responded to my own request. I figured this one
out by ear. It's actually not too tough, once you realize

note #1:

 1) There's a capo on the 2nd fret. This is important. Just
     TRY to play the Asus2/F# chord or the bits between
     verses without. I dare you. Also, and this is handy to
     know, get a strong capo. Not these elastic band pieces
     of shit that you get for five bucks. Spend some money.
     I got a $19 Kyser just to play this song. If your capo
     isn't good, when you bend the strings between verses,
     you'll go WAY out of tune.
 2) You can do this with one or two guitars. If you do it
     with one, you'll need a foot pedal or something to
     switch between clean and distorted. Not to hard, but
     you need the hardware for it. Two guitars, just have
     one clean, one distorted. The only time the distortion
     kicks in is during the E-D section between verses and
     in the ride-out. For the intro and verses, make it
     clean. Listen to the recording to get the idea.
 3) No verse rhythm written here. Just arpeggiate and you'll
     be fine. BTW, in the first two lines of the last verse,
     just play the chord once on the first beat of each
     line. Listen to the recording to get the idea.
 4) As usual, chord names are shapes, not concert pitch.
 5) There's an extra chord in the "before they had a record
     out" part, but I can't figure it out. It adds a touch
     of drama, but it's not vital. If you know it, give me a
     holler.
 6) I have no idea what she says after, "before they went
     gold" part. I just made up something that sounds about
     right.
 7) Except for the single notes, the intro section is an
     approximation. I don't know what they're doing, but
     this could conceivably get you by.
 8) To bend the A chord diagramD MajorD chord, just push all the fretted strings
     toward the low A chord diagramE MajorE string. You're not going for total
     accuracy here, so don't worry if you overshoot. BTW,
     this is why you need the good capo. You'll be
     painfully out of tune if you try this will a cheap
     capo.
 9) Juliana does some amazing vocal bits in the third verse.
     not a guitar-related note, but just one that I thought
     I'd mention.

"My Sister" (Juliana Hatfield)
Performed by the Juliana Hatfield Three
>From the recording _Become_What_You_Are_
Transcribed by Marc Hirsh without permission and all the
 lawyers in the world couldn't stop me.

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in
     standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together

NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off

Capo up 2 frets!

E---------|------|-------|---------
B---------|------|-------|---------
G---------|------|---0---|---0----- (play for times,
D-2-5---2-|-0----|-4-----|-4-------  sing "My sister..."
A-2-5---2-|-0--2-|-----2-|---------  under 3rd and fourth
E---------|------|-------|-----(0)-  times)
  q q Q q   h. q   q h q   q h (q)

E---------|------|-------|-------
B---------|------|-------|-------
G---------|------|---2---|---2---
D-2-5---2-|-0----|-4-----|-4-----
A-2-5---2-|-0--2-|-----2-|-------
E---------|------|-------|-------
  q q Q q   h. q   q h q   q h.
My sister...

A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramEsus4Esus4 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramEsus4Esus4

A chord diagramE MajorE         Asus2/F#
I hate..
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramA augmentedA
She's ..
    A chord diagramE MajorE                  Asus2/F#
She ..
A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramA augmentedA
Know ..
A chord diagramE MajorE              Asus2/F#
But ..
   A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA
To ..
    A chord diagramE MajorE         Asus2/F#     A chord diagramC majorC
But I ..
           A chord diagramA augmentedA
'Cause ..

E---------|------|-------|----------
B---------|------|-------|----------
G---------|------|---0---|---0------
D-2-5---2-|-0----|-4-----|-4--------
A-2-5---2-|-0--2-|-----2-|----------
E---------|------|-------|-----(0)--
  q q Q q   h. q   q h q   q h (q)
There

E---------|------|-------|-------
B---------|------|-------|-------
G---------|------|---0---|---0---
D-2-5---2-|-0----|-4-----|-4-----
A-2-5---2-|-0--2-|-----2-|-------
E---------|------|-------|-------
  q q Q q   h. q   q h q   q h.
My sister...

A chord diagramE MajorE         Asus2/F#
I ..
A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramA augmentedA
She's ..
A chord diagramE MajorE                     Asus2/F#
She's ..
     A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramA augmentedA
That ..
A chord diagramE MajorE           Asus2/F#
She ..
A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramA augmentedA
She ..
A chord diagramE MajorE             Asus2/F#
She's ..
    A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramA augmentedA
And ..

(distorted)
  A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramD MajorD
E-----0-----|---------
B-----0-----|-2-2-----
G-1-2-1-----|-3-3----- (play 8 times)
D-2-2-2-----|-0-0-----
A-2-2-------|---------
E-0-----(0)-|-----(0)-
  q q q (q)   h q (q)

A chord diagramE MajorE           Asus2/F#
She's ..
A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramA augmentedA
Nobody ..
A chord diagramE MajorE          Asus2/F#
She ..
    A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramA augmentedA
For ..
A chord diagramE MajorE          Asus2/F#
I ..
A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramA augmentedA
But ..
A chord diagramE MajorE          Asus2/F#
So I ..
A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Went ..

(distorted)
  A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramD MajorD
E-----0-----|---------
B-----0-----|-2-2-----
G-1-2-1-----|-3-3----- (play twice, then
D-2-2-2-----|-0-0-----  play six more times
A-2-2-------|---------  bending the hell out
E-0-----(0)-|-----(0)-  of the A chord diagramD MajorD chord)
  q q q (q)   h q (q)

A chord diagramE MajorE         Asus2/F#
I ..
A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Why'd ..
A chord diagramE MajorE                            Asus2/F#
She's ..
      A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA
To my ..
A chord diagramE MajorE          Asus2/F#
It was .
A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA
And ..
  A chord diagramE MajorE        (A chord diagramC# minorC#m ) Asus2/F#
Before ..
  A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Before ..

(distorted)
  A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramD MajorD
E-----0-----|---------
B-----0-----|-2-2-----
G-1-2-1-----|-3-3----- (play 4 times)
D-2-2-2-----|-0-0-----
A-2-2-------|---------
E-0-----(0)-|-----(0)-
  q q q (q)   h q (q)

A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
I ..
A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
I ..
A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
I ..
A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#     A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
I ..


Chords used:
  A chord diagramE MajorE   Asus2/F#   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramG# minorG#m   A chord diagramF#F#    A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
E-0-|----0-----|-0-|-0-|--3--|--2--|-3-|---0---
B-0-|----0-----|-1-|-2-|--3--|--2--|-3-|---0---
G-1-|----2-----|-0-|-2-|--3--|--3--|-0-|---2---
D-2-|----2-----|-2-|-2-|--5--|--4--|-0-|---2---
A-2-|----0-----|-3-|-0-|--5--|--4--|-2-|---0---
E-0-|----2-----|---|---|--3--|--2--|-3-|-------
--
Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

    \ /
     ^ --"One hand's just reaching out and one's just hanging on."
     V
(The Go-Go's)

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