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fbc Posted - 12/22/2006 : 13:26:55
I just thought I'd plonk this little thread here to see if anyone can help fill in the blanks and correct me until Tabmaster D works his magic. I've stopped at the chorus after the C7 because I have a feeling they are variations of open D next, and a high E would be handy (which I don't have).

C  Am  Dm
C  Am  F/A  G
C  Am  Em  F

C  Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm

C  Am  Dm   C
C  Am  F/A  G
C  Am  Em  F

C  Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm

C  Dm  Am  C  G  F/A
C  G  Em  

Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm  C

F  G# C C7 ...

 F/A   C7
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McDutchie Posted - 08/21/2021 : 07:50:22
This song is probably in my top 3 FB favourites. I'm learning to play it right now. I think after five years of chaotic self-study/practice I'm about ready for it. But I couldn't have done it without this tab, and this seems to be the only one that exists. So, thanks very much, FBC and guidzie, if you ever see this.
etnofad Posted - 05/24/2018 : 03:51:26
This is such a good song. Why isn't Christmass on any streaming services?
Demon Guy Posted - 01/11/2018 : 18:47:34
Originally posted by Bedbug

If this isn't one of the best Frank Black songs ever I don't know what is.

Let me just bust out of the woodworks to agree with you here. Nice to see some life on the forums

"Ignore me like a killer on the street"
Bedbug Posted - 09/30/2017 : 11:46:34
If this isn't one of the best Frank Black songs ever I don't know what is.
Demon Guy Posted - 06/05/2007 : 17:04:16
He's playing his tenor guitar in the video. That's really all I can tell you. I don't even know what a tenor sounds like, let alone if its in that song, but it makes me want to play one.

"Ignore me like a killer on the street"
my_name_is_chip Posted - 02/12/2007 : 20:25:44
Great tab work Guidzie and FBC, the only details missing that I can find:
For each C, Am, Em, Fm he is lifting off the D string between strums on whole note intervals, and of course the Dm he is sus'ing the high e string with his pinky.
probos Posted - 02/05/2007 : 10:45:07
Excelent, but I have one question, what kind of 4 string guitar (or is it a bass?) is he playing on the video?
edbanky Posted - 01/27/2007 : 19:18:38
The only thing about this song/transcription is that the D75b doesn't seem like it should be held for so long. However, I think the song itself is the culprit. It's really strange. It's "begging" for a chord change right at that point, then nothing. From that D7, it seems like they/he really weirded it out. It sounds so awkward. Anyone else hear this and agree?

Nonetheless, excellent job. I all but guarantee that Frank was behind the gorgeous F ---> G# part to start the chorus. He's the master of surprising chord progressions like this. Frank, the songsmith.

Tiny Axe (MySpace)
Me singing
fbc Posted - 01/23/2007 : 17:01:35
Did Reid Paley really help fB write this? I always presumed it's a Frank Black only original. I think I missed a post somewhere.
guidzie Posted - 01/10/2007 : 01:13:38
transcription : FBC

In fact, FBC, you do all the job so all credits go to you
coastline Posted - 01/09/2007 : 16:39:48
Originally posted by fbc

I bet you 20 bucks it's all wrong except for the opening C.

In that case, fbc, damn you.

And aren't you havin' fun?
fbc Posted - 01/09/2007 : 13:34:10
Originally posted by guidzie

transcription : FBC and guidzie
fbc Posted - 01/09/2007 : 11:07:02
I bet you 20 bucks it's all wrong except for the opening C.

(can't wait to try the tab out, g. and i can't believe you actually typed it out. my hero)

coastline Posted - 01/09/2007 : 04:58:41
This is a very cool thread. I'm not a guitar player -- in fact, I'm a very-beginner piano player -- but it's fascinating to watch you guys pick and pick until you've uncoded FB's work. I love it. The fun part for me is finding the FB tabs that I can do on piano. Still struggling with "I'll Be Blue," which ought not be that hard, but it's fun anyhow. Maybe I'll see what I can do with "Don't Get Me Wrong."

And aren't you havin' fun?
guidzie Posted - 01/09/2007 : 02:20:57
here is the tab

Black Francis / Reid Paley


C  Am  Dm  C
C  Am  F/A  G
C  Am  Em  F
C  Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm


C       Am            Dm       C
I'm not asking you to follow me 

C       Am          F/A     G
just to understand a way

C         Am            Em             F  
we may be stunted by the madness we see

C                   Dm     
don't let it slip away 

C  Dm  C  Dm


C       Dm      Am
        you may resist

C     G      F/A 
I may not regret

C    G      Em 
  we may be happy 

Dm      C
for a time

Dm  C  Dm  C


F       G#   C     C7
don't get me wrong

A7            D7            D75b
     I'm only stuck in this song for so long

C  C7

F         G#       C    C7    
    don't wait too long

A7               D7             D75b  
    I'm only nailed to this wall for so long

C  C7

F         G#      C     C7    
    don't wait too long

A7               D7             D75b 
    I'm only nailed to this cross for so long

C  C7 

F     G#                   
      for soo long  

BRIDGE 2 (vocalize)

C  Am  Dm  C
C  Am  F/A  G 
C  Am  Em  F
C  Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm


pay no attention to the man you see
don't listen to a word I say
there may come a time, you may not see (me)
don't let me slip away


you may resist, I may not regret
we may be happy, for a time


don't get me wrong
I'm only stuck in this song for so long
don't wait too long 
I'm only nailed to this wall  for so long

[ C C7 F G# ]x3      
don't get it wrong


  A7  D7  D75b

transcription : FBC
fbc Posted - 01/06/2007 : 04:09:02
I'm now thinking the last chord is:


I think we have it, G. Every part seems covered within this thread, they just need repeating in whatever order.
I'll try and tab out the whole thing soon, unless you're up to the challenge.
guidzie Posted - 01/06/2007 : 00:25:06
after many listening to the song (on CD this time), it seems right. For the last chord, i can't say but it sounds good.
so, the chorus patern could be :

[F G# C C7
A7 D7 D5b
C C7]
fbc Posted - 01/02/2007 : 12:57:56
   I'm only stuck in this song for so long

The last chord I'm not too sure of but, we're gettin there, guidzie.
guidzie Posted - 12/24/2006 : 09:37:09
it might be F instead of G7
fbc Posted - 12/24/2006 : 03:53:26
Can I borrow your E string, please?

I'll give this a try when I get home, guidzie. Thanks for the addition. Keep it coming.
guidzie Posted - 12/24/2006 : 02:08:16

F G# C C7
D7sus4 D7 G7 (see the -3-2-1- thing on e string)
C C7 F G#
C C7 D7sus4 D7 G7

D7sus4 D7 G7

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