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/ The Pixies / Trompe le Monde (1991) / Letter to Memphis guitar tab

THE PIXIES
'Letter to Memphis'
>From 'Trompe Le Monde'
Transcribed by Mark Schnitzius (schnitzi@east.isx.com)


Tune your guitar down a half step to play this one.  You'll
need to hit the low E chord.
----
E  C#m  A     E  C#m  A    E  C#m  A


[Call this Rhythm Figure 1]

       C#m A  A	 E	 Abm   E
--------4--5--5--5--------4----5---|
--------5--5--5--7--------4----7---|
---8-9--6--6--6--7--8-9-8-4----7---|
-6------6--7--7--7--------6----7---|
--------4--7--7--5--------6----5---|
-----------5--5-----------4--------|

       C#m A  A	 E	   Abm      A      B
--------4--5--5--7----------4-------0------2-------|
--------5--5--5--5----------4-------2------4-------|
-8-9-8--6--6--6--5----8-9---4-------2------4-------|
--------6--7--7--5--6-------6-------2------4-------|
--------4--7--7--7----------6-------0------2-------|
-----------5--5-------------4----------------------|

[End Rhythm Figure 1]

 E?             E  C#m	/B  C#m	 A?	   A  A?        A
--------------------4-------------------------------------|
--------------------5-------------------------------------|
-9--9--9--9--9--9---6-------------------------------------|
-11-11-11-11-11-9---6------------7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
-7--7--7--7--7--7---4------------9-9-9-9-9-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-|
---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 E?             E  C#m	/B  C#m	 A?	   A  F#m
--------------------4--------------------------2----------|
--------------------5--------------------------2----------|
-9--9--9--9--9--9---6--------------------------2----------|
-11-11-11-11-11-9---6------------7-7-7-7-7-7---4----------|
-7--7--7--7--7--7---4------------9-9-9-9-9-7---4----------|
---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5---2----------|

the day since I met her
i can't believe it's true
she came here from memphis
across the ocean

sailing and i saw her and i pleaded
why do you come so far and she said

C#m              E
trying to get to you
C#m                   E
how i tried to get to you
C#m              E
trying to get to you

[Rhythm Figure 2]
------------------|
------------------|
------------------|
------------------|
--9--7-----11-9---|
--5--5-----7--7---|


i'm sending a letter
i'll send it right to you
i'll send it to memphis
i know that someday

everything i needed and i wanted
used to be that in my head was haunted

[with Rhythm Figure 1]
and all these sirens they make me mad
and all this violence it brings me down
i feel strong
i feel lucky


trying to get to you
said i'm going to get to you
trying to get to you

[Close:]
[Rhythm Figure 2]  E


The Pixies albums
2002 Pixies
1991 Trompe le Monde
1990 Bossanova
1989 Doolittle
1988 Surfer Rosa
1987 Come On Pilgrim [EP]
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01Trompe le Monde tabbass tab
02Planet of Sound tabbass tab
03Alec Eiffel tabbass tab
05Head On tabbass tab
06U-Mass tabbass tab
07Palace of the Brine tabbass tab
08Letter to Memphis tabbass tab
09Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons tabbass tab
10Space (I Believe In) tabbass tab
11Subbacultcha tabbass tab
12Distance Equals Rate Times Time tabbass tab
14Motorway to Roswell tabbass tab
15The Navajo Know tabbass tab

 

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