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Liz Phair tabs for Supernova

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Since a bunch o` folks asked, I thought I'd deliver. This is kinda just
the rhythm guitar, but it'll do just fine. I don't know the wah-wah lead
part (my band's other guitar player does that), but this sounds great.
Notes:

1) I'm not convinced that I'm playing these chords in the right place.
    Part of me thinks that the riff is played on the bottom 3 strings,
    using E-shape power chords (rather than using the A-shaped chords
    I've got below). That would look like this:

    A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5
E-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------
B-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------
G-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------
D---11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---
A---11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---|-14-11---12---
E---9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-|-12-9--0-10-0-
  H q  q q  q   h  q  q q  q   h  q  q q  q   h  q  q q  q   h  q  q q  q

I do it the way I do it because, with the sound I use on my guitar, I
can do a fair approximation of a wah-wah using the chords that result
when you drop all fingers but the barre from the A-shape power chord.
Make sense? Don't worry about it. Below is how I play it. Do what you
want.
2) Play power chords at 8th-note intervals straight throughout the
verses and chorus. I'm not tabbing this out. Cool distortion, though.
3) Despite my rhythm guitar status, I take the solo in this one. It's
short but sweet. I love it.
4) This is one of my favorite vocal performances in a long time. I
think Ms. Phair is vastly underrated as a singer.


"Supernova" (Liz Phair)
Recorded by Liz Phair
From the album _Whip-Smart_
Transcribed without permission because so many people requested it by Marc Hirsh

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


INTRO
    A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E---------------
B---------------
G---6-(4)-7-(5)-
D---6-(4)-7-(5)-
A---4-(4)-5-(5)-
E-----(0)---(0)-
  H q (q) q (q)


RIFF
  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)

A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramG+G
I have ...
    A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
All ..
    A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramG+G
But you ..
   A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
My ..
     A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramE MajorE
Your ..
     A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
Like you ..
         A chord diagramA augmentedA                  A chord diagramF# minorF#m
And your ..
A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA augmentedA
Cherub's ..

                A chord diagramE MajorE
'Cause ...
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Supernova
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA solar
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Superman
          A chord diagramE MajorE
You're ...
A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
Wings ..
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA ..
A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD
Friction ..
                 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
             E---------------
             B---------------
             G---6-(4)-7-(5)-
             D---6-(4)-7-(5)-
             A---4-(4)-5-(5)-
             E-----(0)---(0)-
               H q (q) q (q)

  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)

    A chord diagramA augmentedA                 A chord diagramG+G
You walk ...
        A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramE MajorE
And the ...
    A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramG+G
And every ...
      A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramD MajorD
I can ...
     A chord diagramA augmentedA             A chord diagramE MajorE
Your ...
      A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramA augmentedA
As an ...
        A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramF# minorF#m
And you ...
           A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA augmentedA
And you're ...

                A chord diagramE MajorE
'Cause ..
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Supernova
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA solar
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Superman
          A chord diagramE MajorE
You're ..
A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
Wings ..
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA flying ..
A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD
Friction ...
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA giant ..
A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD
Friction ...
              (lead guitar)
              E-----14p12p10-
              B--------------
              G--------------
              D--------------
              A--------------
              E--------------
              | H.    q3q3q
              |
              |(rhythm guitar)
              |   A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
              E---------------
              B---------------
              G---6-(4)-7-(5)-
              D---6-(4)-7-(5)-
              A---4-(4)-5-(5)-
              E-----(0)---(0)-
                H q (q) q (q)

(lead guitar)
E----------------|-------3-------3-------|-3-------3-------3-|-------------------
B-12---12\-------|-------3-------3-------|-3-------3-------3-|-------------------
G------------14\-|-2b(4)---2b(4)---2b(4)-|---2b(4)---2b(4)---|-2-2p0-------------
D----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------2p0---------
A----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------2p0-----
E----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|---------------2p0-
| e  A chord diagramE MajorE h     q     q     e q     e q       e q     e q     q   h s s s s s s s s
|
|(rhythm guitar)
| A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5    A chord diagramC#5C#5     A chord diagramD5D5        A chord diagramE5E5   A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------
B----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-----6--(4)--7--(5)--|-9----6-(4)-7-(5)--|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-----6--(4)--7--(5)--|-9----6-(4)-7-(5)--|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7-----4--(4)--5--(5)--|-7----4-(4)-5-(5)--|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|----------(0)-----(0)--|--------(0)---(0)--|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h     q  (q)  q  (q)    h    q (q) q (q)    h  q (q) q (q)

                A chord diagramE MajorE
'Cause ...
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Supernova
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA solar
A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Superman
          A chord diagramE MajorE
You're ..
A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramA augmentedA
Wings ...
  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA flying ...
A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD
Friction ...
                 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
             E---------------
             B---------------
             G---6-(4)-7-(5)-
             D---6-(4)-7-(5)-
             A---4-(4)-5-(5)-
             E-----(0)---(0)-
               H q (q) q (q)

  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)

  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)

  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
B----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)

  A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5  A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramC#5C#5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5
E----------------|----------------|----------------|-----
B----------------|----------------|----------------|-----
G-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-9-
D-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9--6-(4)-7-(5)-|-9-9-
A-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7--4-(4)-5-(5)-|-7-7-
E------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|------(0)---(0)-|-----
  h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   h  q (q) q (q)   e e H.
--
Marc "As wicked as an F-16" Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

    \ /
     ^ --"It's easy to be nuts. Try being me."
     V     (_The_Fisher_King_)

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