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Soft Serve Chords

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Soul Coughing
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Soul Coughing            Soft Serve 
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So, this is my first tab.  I really like this song, but I only found one guitar 
the song, and this is what I came up with.  It may not be entirely accurate, 
but it should be enough to get you by.  Comments are more than welcome. 

Tuning: Standard w/ capo on 4th fret.
Effects: Tremolo pedal.  Play around till it sounds right to you.

Ok, so with the capo on the 4th, I have no idea what to call these chords, so 
Im just going to name them as if the capo was the nut.  
A note about the strumming pattern: the first and third chords (G, Am) are 
quickly muted after they are played (annotated with the classic Xs.  Note that 
you do not strum on these, more of a palm mute), while the second and fourth 
are allowed to ring.  
Also, between each chord there is a string tap which I have annotated with Ts. 
(not sure what the technical term is, but if you have no idea what I am 
talking about, you need to listen to the song again.  Its very noticeable) 
ok, now that thats out the way, here we go:

Main Riff: this repeats through most of the song.  All chords are a single 
           strum.

       G          Dsus4               Am          C 
e|-------X------T--------------T-------X------T--------------T--|
B|-------X------T--7-----------T-----5-X------T--5-----------T--|
G|-----4-X------T--6-----------T-----6-X------T--4-----------T--|
D|-----4-X------T--4-----------T-----6-X------T--6-----------T--|
A|-----6-X------T--------------T-----4-X------T--7-----------T--|
E|-----7-X------T--------------T-------X------T--------------T--|


Chourus: this has more of a classic strumming feel if you are playing it 
         acoustic.  If you are going for the album version, its again single 
         strum per chord and let ring.

       G          Dsus4               Em          F7
e|-----7--------T--------------T--------------T--------------T--|
B|-----7--------T--7-----------T--------------T--------------T--|
G|-----4--------T--6-----------T-----4--------T--------------T--|
D|-----4--------T--4-----------T-----4h6------T--7-----------T--|
A|---4h6--------T--------------T-----4h6------T--7-----------T--|
E|---4h7--------T--------------T-----4--------T--5-----------T--|


Ok, so here is what it looks like with words:


Intro: main riff 4x

              G           Esus4
The body like soft serve, dripping down in the June sun,

Am               C
Tried to shoot a thought, but the thought sunk.

G                 Esus4
Nothing to do but scratch words in the dirt and

Am              C
Watch the water roll down.


(Main riff 1x)

G                     Esus4
Phantom kisses buzzing like the insects.

Am             C
Beads of sweat dripping down on the rent check.

G        Esus4
My Candyland melted down to syrup while I

Am                C
Watched the water roll down.


(Main riff 1x)

        G               Esus4
hey the lust comes into phaze,

           Em          F7
but you're down in Marietta.


(Chorus riff 1x)

   G                  Esus4 
So sweet my mouth was seared,

        Em                    F7
But the words you mouthed were sweeter.


(Chorus riff 1x)

      G              Esus4
My Sister,

     Am                  C
Your words can be held against you 

              G         Esus4        Am       C
in a court of law.

      G              Esus4
My Sister, 

    Am                C
You owe no allegiance to the facts, yeah

G                      Esus4                        Am         C
talking like the saint on the site of the accident.

G                       Esus4                             Am            C
Talking like the clause in the lease about the late rent.

G                       Esus4                         Am         C 
Ringing like the random call patched to the payphone.

                       G        Esus4
Talking like the water rolls down.

Am              C
Watch the water roll down.

          G                 Esus4
And, here comes the lust in phaze,

           Em          F7
but you're down in Marietta.


(Chorus riff 1x)

   G                  Esus4
So sweet my mouth was seared,

        Em                     F7
But the words you mouthed were sweeter.


(Chorus riff 1x)

G                      Esus4                        Am      C
Talking like the saint on the site of the accident.

G                        Esus4                           Am        C
Talking like the botched shot, attempt on the President.

G                       Esus4                           Am        C
Ringing like the change in the legless man's Dixie Cup.

                          G      Esus4
Talking like the water rolls down.

Am              C
Watch the water roll down, now.


Ok, this is where the guitar stops on the album, and the drums and keyboard 
pretty much finish out the song.  Which is all good, but if you play this 
acoustic, or you dont happen to have drums and a keyboard playing with you, 
you can just do some palm muting of the main riff for this part, and finish 
off with the main riff normal style for the last bit.  Unless, of course, 
you like the acapella sound, in which case, go nuts.


Day Undone, (12x)
Watch the water roll down.
Day Undone, (12x)
Watch the water roll down.

G               Esus4
Watch the water roll   down.

Am              C
Watch the water roll   down.

G               Esus4
Watch the water roll   down.

Am              C
Watch the water roll          down.



So, thats it.  Enjoy.

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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