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Tonight Tabs

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        My arrangement of the guitar portion of "Tonight" can be played by
anyone who knows how to move a barre chord up and down the neck. It might be
incorrect but it doesn't sound like it is. If you disagree, or if you have

                       "Tonight"(Gordon Gano)

Performed by Violent Femmes on "ROCK!!!"(1995)

   main riff-
       G5                   C5      D5
   E---------------------------------------------------|
   B---------------------------------------------------|
   G----------------------x-5--5--5\\7--7--7-----------|
   D----5--5--5--5--5---5-x-5--5--5\\7--7--7-----------|
   A----5--5--5--5--5---5-x-3--3--3\\5--5--5-----------|
   E----3--3--3--3--3---3------------------------------|

        Play this riff as freely as possible. Just strum it to the rhythm of
the song and it should sound alright. The timing can be best determined by
listening to the music but a good guideline to follow is to start the riff
when Gordon says "Tonight..." and start it again when he says "get" as in
"get high," "get laid,"etc. It's really not that hard to understand if
you're listening to the music. 

   (bass intro) 
   Tonight.  (3x)
     G5       C5  D5         G5      C5  D5
   To- night        I want to get high(2x)
     G5                   C5
   Tonight I want to get high, high, high
    A5                D5
   I don't care if I live or die
G5
   Tonight,  cause I want to get high(fill 1)
   fill 1-   
   E-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
   B-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
   G-----------------------------------7-7-7-7---------|
   D---------------------------------------------------|
   A---------------------------------------------------|
   E---------------------------------------------------|
   (For the next two verses, use a similar pattern).
   Tonight, I want to get drunk (2x)
   Tonight I want to get drunk, drunk, drunk
   I'm big enough yeah I'm a punk!
   Tonight, cause I want to get drunk,
    A5                          D5  (fill 1)
   But it would be much better if we do it together

   Tonight cause I want to get laid(2x)
   Tonight I want to get laid, laid, laid
   I don't care if I get good grades
   Tonight cause I want to get laid.

   For the next two verses, it sounds like everything is moved up one fret,
making a G#5-C#5-D#5 progression:
   substituted chords-
      G#5     C#5    D#5
   E---------------------|
   B---------------------|
   G----------6------8---|
   D---6------6------8---|
   A---6------4------6---|
   E---4-----------------|
     G#5       C#5   D#5   G#5       C#5  D#5
   To-night       cause I want to get f**ked(2x)
     G#5                  C#5        
   Tonight I want to get f**ked f**ked f**ked 
                  D#5
   Do me slow or do it abrupt!
   Tonight cause I want to get f**ked

    A#5(?)                           D#5
   But it would be much better if we do it together

   (continue same pattern as in third verse)
   Tonight  I want to get high(2x)
   Tonight I want to get high high high 
   I don't care if I live(fill 2)
   fill2-
   E-----------------|
   B------9---9------|
   G------9---9------|
   D------9---9------|
   A-----------------|
   E-----------------|

   Tonight!(3x(same verse riff))

   The last chord just sounds like an A. Correct me if I'm wrong.  
     A
   E-------|
   B--2----|
   G--2----|
   D--2----|
   A-------|
   E-------|

   That's it. Have fun with the post!
            
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