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Pavement tabs for Gold sounds

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here is a new tab that gary von collin was kind enough to send me.
also included is a pavement tuning spiel.

i am looking for sonic youth tabs and minutemen tabs for my tab




take care,


Date sent:        Thu, 25 Apr 96 17:58:14 EDT
Copies to:        jberk1@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu, michael@magick.net,
        jasepiol@leland.stanford.edu, rabst59@pitt.edu

Written by Pavement
Recorded by Pavement on album "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" (Matador)
File format: tab
Transcription by Gary Von Colln

(lyrics taken from http://www.pitt.edu/~rabst59/pave/lyrics/gold)

Here's the basic chord progression.  The A-B-D progression is also
used in the instrumental interlude.  If you don't want to bother with
the A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 and A chord diagramBsus2Bsus2 just play A chord diagramD MajorD and A chord diagramBB instead, it will still sound


A chord diagramA augmentedA
Go back to those gold soundz
            A chord diagramBB             A chord diagramD MajorD
And keep my affect to yourself
             A chord diagramA augmentedA
Because it's nothing that I don't like
        A chord diagramBB                  A chord diagramD MajorD
Is it a crisis or a boring change
          A chord diagramA augmentedA
When it's central, so essential
         A chord diagramBB                  A chord diagramD MajorD
It has a nice ring when you laugh
       A chord diagramA augmentedA
At the low-life opinions
            A chord diagramBB                    A chord diagramD MajorD
And they're coming to the chorus now

          A chord diagramF# minorF#m             A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
I keep my address to yourself
              A chord diagramBsus2Bsus2
Cause we need secrets
        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
We need secret, cret, cret, cret, crets
           A chord diagramA augmentedA
Back right now

Because I never want to make you feel
That you're social,  never ignorant soul
Believe in what you want to do
And do you think that is a major flaw
When they rise up in the falling rain
And if you stay around with your knuckles ground down
The trials over, the weapon's found

Keep my address to myself
Cause it's secret
Cause it's secret, cret,
Back right now

So drunk in the august sun
And you're the kind of girl I like
Because you're empty, and I'm empty
And you can never quarantine the past
Did you remember in December
That I won't eat you when I'm gone
And if I go there ,I won't stay there
Because I'm sitting here too long
I've been sitting here too long
And I've been wasting
Allocating outward
For the last word
Last words come up
All you've got to wait


Now for some "Pavement chords".  First retune your guitar to
C-G-D-G-B-B (fat A chord diagramE MajorE string down 4 frets in pitch, A chord diagramA augmentedA string down 2 frets
in pitch, thin A chord diagramE MajorE sting down 5 frets in pitch).  Once you've retuned
these are the chord shapes:

     A(I)    A(II)     B(I)    B(II)  A chord diagramBsus2Bsus2    D(I)  D(II)   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
A chord diagramF# minorF#m

The (I) or (II) just indicates position, e.g. A(I) is an A chord diagramA augmentedA major,
played in the first position (along the guitar neck), while A(II) is
also A chord diagramA augmentedA major but played in the second position.

Note that the first string is not played in any of the above chords.
Since the first and second strings are tuned the same, if you want,
you can fret the first string the same as the second and play it.

>From listening to the recording, I think the two guitars play as

   guitar 1:  A(I)  - B(I)  - D(I)
   guitar 2:  A(II) - A(II) - A(II)

Here guitar 2 is playing the A(II) the whole time.  Listen for those
high notes on the record, especially during the first verse when
guitar 1 is quit.

   both: A chord diagramF# minorF#m - A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 - A chord diagramBsus2Bsus2 - A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2

intrumental interlude (roughly):
   guitar 1: A(I)  - B(I) - D(I)
   guitar 2: A(II) - B(II) - D(II)

The interlude is pretty free form so this simple pattern isn't the
whole story, but you can play around with these chords and find a lot
of the sounds on the record.

michael p mccullough ++++ Klamath Falls OR   # 1.541.884.3278
michael@magick.net  michaelm@cdsnet.net
all moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday (joyce/FW)
http://www.magick.net/~michael/  http://www.magick.net/~michael/music.html

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