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Treat Me Like Dirt Tabs (ver.1)

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Treat Me Like Dirt Tabs (ver.1)

Patti Rothberg
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I think Patti plays a 12 string acouistic guitar in this song, but I'm not
sure. The tab is for a regular six-string, though.
First I describe the 3 pieces which you play during the song. With Fig 1, I
describe the way I think it is played in the intro. The bend is just about 1/4
note up. During the verses, make some variations on this figure. Fig 2 speaks
for itself. In Fig 3, replace the A-chord sometimes by an Asus4 (x02230)
Here are the figures:


Fig 1.
  E               G     A     G
  +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------2---2-----|
|-----1-----1-----------2---2-----|
|-----2-----2---------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-0-----------0h2/3b----------3---|
                   |
                   (bend 1/4)


Fig 2
  A               Dsus4 D
  +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |
|-----0-----0-0---3---3-2---2-----|
|-----2-----2-2---3---3-3---3-----|
|-----2-----2-2---2---2-2---2-----|
|---------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


Fig. 3
  B                                 A
  +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   | +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .   |
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----4-----4-4-4-4---4-4---4-4---|-----2-----2-2-2-2---2-2---2-2---|
|-----4-----4-4-4-4---4-4---4-4---|-----2-----2-2-2-2---2-2---2-2---|
|-----4-----4-4-4-4---4-4---4-4---|-----2-----2-2-2-2---2-2---2-2---|
|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


INTRO
play Fig 1 8 times (drums come in the 5th time around)


VERSE 1
(w/Fig 1)      You stay away from me, because you
               know I'm good for you and you are
               masochistic too. The reason
               I want you so much is cuz I
(w/Fig 2)      know you're no good for me so to-
               gether we are perfect dontcha
(w/Fig 1)      see?


VERSE 2
(w/Fig 1)      I'm the one you want. When you're so
               close I try to flaunt it, but you
               pretend not to notice. Yet I
               know you're being bogus. When you

(w/Fig 2)      flirt with other women and I
               know I could be swimming in your
(w/Fig 1)      sea.


PRE-CHORUS
(w/Fig 3)      I could be so jealous of someone like me
               someone's got it all yet they just don't see
               I shut out acceptance so I won't get hurt
               and move one to the next one who will

CHORUS
(w/Fig 1)      Treat me like dirt
               Treat me like dirt
               Treat me like dirt


VERSE 3
(w/Fig1)       Standing at the threshold of an-
               other bad obsession, yeah too
               bad it's with a person who could
               never treat me worse then how the
(w/Fig 2)      way you treated me when I was
               staring at the backside of your
(w/Fig 1)      neck.


VERSE 4
(w/Fig1)       I was hoping soon you'd turn a-
               round and look me over, up and
               down my heart was racing, cuz I
               know I couldn't face you after
(w/Fig 2)      giving you my heart and soul and
               giving you the body of my
(w/Fig 1)      mind.


PRECHORUS

CHORUS


VERSE 5
(w/Fig1)       If I had a dollar every
               minute every hour that I
               spent obsessing madly how you
               treated me so badly and how
(w/Fig 2)      badly that I wanted you the
               night you left me outside in the
(w/Fig 1)      cold.


VERSE 6
(w/Fig1)       But the thing that really gets me is the
               way you walk right past me. Yes you're
               talking to some other and pre-
               tending she's your lover just to
(w/Fig 2)      get me turning green inside like
               being seen with me would be a
(w/Fig 1)      crime


PRECHORUS

CHORUS


VERSE 7
(w/Fig1)       4:30 in the morning, picking
               up the phone I'm yournin just a-
               wakened at that minute from a
               dream that had U in it. I can
(w/Fig 2)      still hear you're sweet talking but the
               next day U'd be walking out on
(w/Fig 1)      me.


VERSE 8
(w/Fig1)       Some day soon I know it, maybe
               in december snow, I'm gonna
               get you all alone and take you
               to a place I've shown to no one
(w/Fig 2)      else in this great world - yes the
               place where you will see me as your
(w/Fig 1)      girl.


PRECHORUS

CHORUS
CHORUS

OUTRO
(not transcribed yet)

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