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He Said She Said Tabs

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                Here is a transcription of 'He Said, She Said' by Loudon Wainwright III.
(Possibly the USA's most underated singer songwriter?)
It is transcribed from a TV performance on 'Loudon & Co' transmitted
13 July 1994 here in the UK.

It was played with a capo at the second fret and using barre chords for
the C#m A and B. The A and B chords are played with the E-shape at the 7th
and 9th frets. (? due to the capo?). The C#m is played with an A-minor-shape
at the 4th fret.

There is only one slight complication which I will try and explain which
is marked in the text as 'C riff' because I don't know how else to describe

He starts with a normal three fingered C chord but emphasising the 5th string
and using a little progression down to the 6th string before the next chord
which is the E or B.

   0  0  0  0
   1  1  1  1
   0  0  0  0
   2  0  0  0
   3  2  0  0
   x  x  x  3

So for example the sequence is:

  3[5]    2[5] 0[5] 3[6]   E-chord          3[5] 2[5] 0[5] 3[6]  B-chord
  Please  do   not  talk   softly.    When  carr y    ing  your  stick

Had I known how difficult this was going to be to explain I may never
have started :-) Anyway here we go. Hope you like it.

He Said, She Said                                       Loudon Wainwright III
-----------------                                       ---------------------

Capo II

C#m       A       C#m      A       E

Lets talk about sex.     [Monitor? There it is.]
C#m                          A
She was trying to get him to talk to her
 C#m              A         E
 While they were doing the deed
C#m                                  A
He said "Baby I'm the strong and the silent type"
 C#m        A                 E
 She said "That's not what I need"
C riff              E
"Please do not talk softly" she said
 C riff              B
 "When carrying your stick"
C#m                        A
He said "Actions can speak louder"
 C#m       A               B
 She said "It don't do the trick"

C#m                        A
She was all over him in the A.M.
 C#m      A              E
 He said "Baby you don't understand
C#m                     A
Just about once a night I'm alright
 C#m     A             E
 But I'm not much of a morning man.
C riff        E
I'm not quite awake yet
 C riff        B
 I could use a cup"
C#m                          A
She said "How about a loving spoonful darling?
 C#m  A             E
 That might get you up"

[Guitar Break]
C riff     E
C riff     B
C#m    A   (D A)
C#m    A   E

C#m                     A
The other night she was biting him
 C#m             A               E
 While they were doing it in the dark
C#m                               A
He said "What are you somekind of vampire baby?"
 C#m              A                E
 She said "I just love to leave my mark
C riff        E
Maybe it's a tendency"
 C riff              B
 "I hope it's just a phase"
C#m              A
You can't be too careful people
 C#m        A              B
 With these diseases these days.

C#m                          A
She was trying to get him to spank her
 C#m          A        E
 She said "It feels so fine"
C#m                           A
He said "I'm not that kind of man baby
 C#m    A                B
 That's where I draw the line"
C riff                          E
Then she said "You can draw the line there
 C riff                        B
 You can draw a circle, draw a square.
C#m            A
I don't mind a parallelogram.
 C#m  A               E
 Just put your pencil there!
C#m            A
I don't mind a rhomboid
 C#m  A               E
 Just put your pencil there!"


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