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Your Lips Are Red Tabs

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                St Vincent - "Your Lips Are Red"
Album - Marry Me
Taken from her Austin City Limits performance
Tuning - E standard


A few notes about this tab:

performing at ACL. That being said, there will inevitably be mistakes. If you have any 


- Annie plays this with a capo on the 2nd fret. I don't. It doesn't really make a huge difference.

- The timing for a lot of these riffs is really weird, so I suggest playing along with the song.

- To get that nasty fuzz tone, I recommend an octave fuzz & using the neck pickup 
of a single-coil guitar.



Intro/Verse 1:

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10------10------10------10------10------10------10------10--8~---|
      
          Your    lips    are     red
          My      face    is      red     from    reading
  your    red     -       lips


All the notes, except the last 2, should be muted almost immediately after playing 
them. You want a really staccato sound to it. Let the last 2 notes ring out a little 

before starting the riff again.





Chorus/bridge/whatever you want to call it:


   *
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------|
|-13-13-13-13-13----|-13p12-----------|-15p14-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------| *
|-12-12-12-12-12----|-----------------|-------12~~------|-10p9---------|-12p11-----------|-------|
|--x--x--x--x--x----|-------14~~-15~~-|------------14~~-|------7~~-9~~-|-------10~~-12~~-|-/15~~-|x 2
|-10-10-10-10-10----|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------| *
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------|


* A note: I'm not entirely sure about this chord. It sounds close enough though. 
Slather enough fuzz on it, and it won't matter



Verse 2:

Basically the same as verse 1, except double time. There's also one extra riff.


|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--8---|

          My      face    is      drawn   on      with    this 


|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-------7-------8-------12------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--8~~-|

  num  -  ber     two     pen  -  cil  



Chorus: Same as above


Noise break: make noise


Verse 3: Same as verse 2, minus the ascending riff


Chorus: Same


Noise break: Make more noise



Bridge 2:

This part, I'll admit needs corrections. What I'm playing is similar, but not 
exactly the same. If anyone's figured out how to really play this riff, PLEASE get 
at me


|-------------------------5-----8--7---------------|
|-------5-----5--8--5--8-----5--------8--5---------|
|----5-----5--------------------------------5~~----|
|-7------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


|-------5--------5--------8-----10--9--------------|
|----7--------7--------7---------------10--7-------|
|-7--------7--------7--------7----------------7~~--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|



Ending part:

Since most of us don't have a string & horn section at our disposal, I think this 
works. Keep playing these 2 chords, and gradually layer reverb & delay on top of it.


  Am7                          Dno5
|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-1~~------------------------|-3~~------------------------------------|
|-0~~------------------------|-0~~------------------------------------|
|-2~~------------------------|-4~~------------------------------------|
|-0~~------------------------|-5~~------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|

    Your   skin's  so  fair    Your  skin's  so  fair it's  not  fair    


Repeat this part until all band members get bored, or you notice your audience has 
left.
            
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