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Peggy Sue - Clockwork Tabs

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Clockwork Tabs

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
Peggy Sue
                                    Main Riff:
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(The 8th note, B3, is played in the album version but not played live so take it or leave it)
(It sounds good either way but it does make a difference to the overall sound)


                                  First Part:

  "Just like clockwork I react"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "You wind me up until I crack"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "My heart, it'll beat for you"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And my heart, it'll (tip?) for two"
e|----------0-----------------------0----------------------------------------------x|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0x|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3------x|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4---x|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4---------x|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------x|
(She puts her hand over all strings to mute them immediately after playing last note of this verse)


  "You wind me up and my cogs turn"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "My stomache aches love in return(???)"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And my mind, it thinks of you"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And my mind, it thinks for two"
e|----------0-----------------------0----------------------------------------------x|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0x|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3------x|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4---x|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4---------x|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------x|
(Same urgent muting after the last note)


  "And I've stitched, my skin, to the seams of your clothin'"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
(She mutes everything after each strum. Watch the video if it isn't clear)


  "And I've stitched, my skin, to the seams of your clothin'"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|


  "Now you wear my heart on your sleeve"
e|-------------0-x-0-x------0--------|
B|-------------0-x-0-x-0----0--------|
G|-------------3-x-3-x------6--------|
D|-------------4-x-4-x------7--------|
A|-------------4-x-4-x------7--------|
E|-------------0-x-0-x-0----0--------|


                                   Interlude:

(I muted the low E for a lot of this but you can really just play it by ear)
(If an open low E sounds good to you in a chord, play it, if not, mute or avoid playing it)
e|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
B|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
G|--9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9-|
D|-10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10-|
A|-10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10-|
E|--x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x-|


e|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
B|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
G|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
D|--7----7----7-7-7-7-7-7--7----7----7----7-|
A|--7----7----7-7-7-7-7-7--7----7----7----7-|
E|--x----x----x-x-x-x-x-x--x----x----x----x-|
(The 6 strums played faster are all upstrums)


e|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
B|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
G|--9----9----9----9----9----9----9----9-|
D|-10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10-|
A|-10---10---10---10---10---10---10---10-|
E|--x----x----x----x----x----x----x----x-|


e|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
B|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
G|--0----0----0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0----0----0-|
D|--7----7----7-7-7-7-7-7--7----7----7----7-|
A|--7----7----7-7-7-7-7-7--7----7----7----7-|
E|--x----x----x-x-x-x-x-x--x----x----x----x-|
(The 6 strums played faster are all upstrums)


e|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-0-0-|
B|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-0-0-|
G|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-0-0-|
D|--2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2-2-2-|
A|--2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2-2-2-|
E|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-0-0-|
(All downstrums, even the last three)


e|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
B|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|
G|--3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3-|
D|--4----4----4----4----4----4----4----4-|
A|--4----4----4----4----4----4----4----4-|
E|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|


e|---------------------------------0---|
B|----------0----------------0---------|
G|----3-----------3-------------3------|
D|-------4-----------4----4------------|
A|-4-----------4-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


                               Second Part:

  "I locked my heart in a chest of wood"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "Hid my face behind my hands, it did no good"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "'Cause my heart, it'll beat for you"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And my gauzeflesh(?), you saw right through"
e|----------0-----------------------0----------------------------------------------x|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0x|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3------x|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4---x|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4---------x|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------x|
(Same urgent muting after last note)


  "You turn your key, I open wide"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And you plugged my hideout from inside(???)"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "My hands, they reach for you"
e|----------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0-|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3-------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  "And my hands, they reach for two"
e|----------0-----------------------0----------------------------------------------x|
B|----3-----------3-----3-----3-----------3----------------0----------------------0x|
G|-------4-----------4-----------4-----------4-------3-----------3----------3------x|
D|-4-----------4-----------4-----------4----------------4-----------4----------4---x|
A|------------------------------------------------4-----------4----------4---------x|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------x|
(Same muting as before, after last note)


  "And I sweat you're in my sweat, and your sweat you're in my sweat"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
(She mutes everything after each strum. Watch the video if it isn't clear)


  "And I sweat you're in my sweat, and your sweat you're in my sweat"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|


  "And I've stitched, my skin, to the seams of your clothin'"
  "And I sweat you're in my sweat, and your sweat you're in my sweat"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|


  "And I've stitched, my skin, to the seams of your clothin'"
  "And I sweat you're in my sweat, and your sweat you're in my sweat"
e|-----------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------0-x-0-x------------------|
B|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|
G|-----------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------3-x-3-x------6-x-6-x------------------|
D|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
A|-----------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------4-x-4-x------7-x-7-x------------------|
E|-----------0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----0-x-0-x-0----------------|


  "Now you wear my heart on your sleeve"
e|-------------0-x-0-x------0--------||
B|-------------0-x-0-x-0----0--------||
G|-------------3-x-3-x------6--------||
D|-------------4-x-4-x------7--------||
A|-------------4-x-4-x------7--------||
E|-------------0-x-0-x-0----0--------||


I spent way too much time on this, but I hope you enjoy playing this song!
I love Peggy Sue, they are so talented, it's insane how underrated they are.
Anyways, leave a comment if you have something to say.            
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