Artist: Elliott Smith, Title: Speed Trials - CGCEGC

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Elliott Smith - Speed Trials

Tabbed by: Ben Hurst
Email: BHurst8@gmail.com

Tuning: CGCEGC

This is tabbed based on the album and live video performances. All the tabs 
I've seen for this are in standard tuning, but it's most certainly played 
in the Open C tuning that Elliott uses on Ballad of Big Nothing, Independence
Day, See You Later, etc. I'm pretty confident in the accuracy with the
exception of a fill or two.

I didn't write out all the strumming patterns, but the whole song is basically 
strummed in straight 8th's.

Intro 
                                   x2
C|-----------------|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|o--------0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|
C|-----------------|-----------------|

Verse
                                   x3
C|-----------------|-----------------|-8---8---8----8---|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|-8---8---8----8---|-----------------|
E|-----0-------0---|-------0-----0---|-8---8---8----8---|-x-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-8-8-|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|o5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-|-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-|-----------------|

                                   x2
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|o----------------|----------------o|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----0-------0---|-------0-----0---|-8---------------|-8---------------|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0---------------|-0---------------|
G|o5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4o|-x---------------|-x---------------|
C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-9---------------|-8---------------|


C|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-6---------------|-x-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
C|-0---------------|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|-x---------------|-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-7---------------|-----------------|

Chorus
                                                                         x2
e|-4---------------|-4---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|
B|o0---------------|-2---------------|-----9---9-7-5---|-7--------------o|
G|-0---------------|-2---------------|-----5---5-5-5---|-7---------------|
D|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|
A|o0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--------------o|
E|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|

Repeat Intro & Verse

Chorus 2

                                                                         x2
e|-4---------------|-4---------------|-------------------|-7---------------|
B|o0---------------|-2---------------|-----9---9-9-7-5---|-7--------------o|
G|-0---------------|-2---------------|-----5---5-5-5-5---|-7---------------|
D|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|
A|o0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--------------o|
E|-0---------------|-2---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---------------|

                                                              repeat & fade
e|-----------------|---------5-5-5-5-|-----4---4-2-0-----|-7---7---7-------|
B|-9---------------|-9-9-9-9-5-7-5-5-|-----0---0-0-0-----|-7---7---7------o|
G|-8---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----0---0-0-0-----|-7---7---7-----8-|
D|-9---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-7-7-7-7-7-7-9---|
A|-x---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---|-7-7-7-7-7------o| 
E|-9---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---|-7-7-7-7-7-------|
   T                                                      Fret 9 with middle
                                                          Fret 8 with index
 
| x  Mute note