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Book (album) by Beck

Beck Tab Book.                               |
Zappp Guitar Archive                         |                  |
BECK TAB BOOK version 2.1

Changes since previous versions :
Steve Threw up added
Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 added
Alcohol added
Canceled cheque added
Cyanide Breath Mint added
No Money No Honey added
Lord Only Knows
Where it`s at
I have seen the land beyond
Devils Haircut
Burnt Orange Peel

List of songs in book:

1. Alcohol
2. Asshole
3. Blackhole
4. Bogusflow
5. Burnt Orange Peel
6. Canceled Cheque 
7. Cyanide Breath Mint
8. Devils Haircut
9. Fume
10. Fuckin With My Head
11. Girl Dreams
12. Heartland Feelings
13. I have seen the Land Beyond
14. I get lonesome
15. It`s all in Your mind
16. Jack-ass
17. Lord Only Knows
18. Loser
19. Mexico
20. Modesto
21. Mutherfuker
22. Nitemare Hippy Girl
23. Novacane
24. Outcome
25. Ozzy
26. No Money No Honey
27. Painted Eyelids
28. Pay No Mind
29. Puttin It Down
30. Ramshackle
31. Rowboat
32. Satan Gave Me a Taco
33. Soul Suckin Jerk
34. Steal My Body Home
35. Steve Threw up
36. Thunder Peel
37. Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs
38. Where it`s at
39. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997

TABBED BY:J. T. Foust  ([email protected])

I Have Never Written A tab before nor will this look as pretty as yours
do on the Tab page but this is how I think Alcohol Off of Becks single
should go. Beck is actually in tune for this! I strongly suggest trying
to read what I have written and listen to the song while playing!

        D C G C A C G A(Don't strum the open low E chord with any of the
chords until the end when you pluck it. You'll understand when you
listen to the song)
Chorus (if that's what you want to call it this part is hard to
E D A D A 
go into B7 and pluck the B string then play B7 
pluck F# and then play B7 chord 
then repeat E D A D A 
pluck B string play B7 chord 
pluck F# string then play B7 
pluck G then play G chord 
pluck open A string hammer down on B pluck B play B7 
pluck F# play B7 
Pluck G string play G chord string 
pluck E string release and let open D resonate  
pluck B let open A resonate 
go back and pluck B string play B7 chord 
pluck F# then Go Back into the Verse chords

Well that was a Bitch to explain and I hope you understand. Take my
advice and listen while you play this will help on learning this
wonderful song! 

Here are the lyrics:

Alcohol leaving me dry 
now it is time for pie
taking them as they come 
Alcohol please give me some

TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

This one was a pain to figure out since it is tuned way the hell down.
Tuned down one and a half steps to be exact. I have seen him do this live
and he doesn't tune down, so you don't really have to either, but if you
want to play along with One Foot In The Grave, it's kinda neccecary.

Chord Voicings:
C: 0 3 2 0 1 0
E: 0 2 2 1 0 0
A: 0 0 2 2 2 0
F: 1 3 3 2 x x

C                E              A
Your brains went black when she took back her mouth
    C          E        A
and put it out into the sun
    C         E            A
The birds did fly when the heavens all went dry
	C              E         A
And the cigarettes are smokin by themselves

She'll do anything
She'll do anything
A                              C
She'll do anything to make you feel like an asshole

Call her name, she looks the same as you
question mark stretched across the skin
She dangles carrots, makes you feel embarressed
to be the fool you know you are


That's basically it!


3***** BLACKHOLE *****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

OK, this song is in an alternate tuning, but I think I have it figured out.
You retune to this: D G D G G G
maybe down a couple steps or so...I can't tell. The intro basically strums
open strings. The verse goes like this:
1: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  5  4
2: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  5  4
3: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  5  4
4: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0 0 0 0  0  0
5: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0        0  0
6: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0        0  0

1: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  9  4
2: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  9  4
3: 0   0    2/4 0  2/4 0   0  /7 7 7 7  9  4
4: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0 0 0 0  0  0
5: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0        0  0
6: 0   0    0   0  0   0   0   0        0  0

Then I think there's another part like this:
1: /12  12  12  12  10  10  10  10  4  4  4  4  7  7  7  7
2: /12  12  12  12  10  10  10  10  4  4  4  4  7  7  7  7
3: /12  12  12  12  10  10  10  10  4  4  4  4  7  7  7  7
4:   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
5:   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
6:   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

1: 0    0  0
2: 0    0  0
3: 0    0  0
4: 2/4  5  5
5: 0    0  0
6: 2/4  5  5

That's basically it. Don't worry about wether or not your guitar is exactly
in tune when playing this. Beck's never is. :)

TABBED BY:[email protected]      [email protected]  (my "permanent" address) 

Here's the song off of the DGC rarities CD....the song is called Bogusflow

G                  C          D
Monkey see, monkey die

G                                 C              D
Laminate your face and paste it up into the sky

G              C                     D                G                 
Cause it's squallin' and it's solid and it's

C                D             G
Completely rancid and beautiful,

	  C                D              G
Like a forcefield of multiplying meat,

	 C              D               G
Cut a hole in the floor just to see

	       C          D            G                     C         D
Just how close to hell we're standing.

Time shoots forward in your skull
Scattered to the four winds, trapped in a bucket
Riding lamposts moldy toast

Rock the casba (sp?) bring the noise
Amplified dishwashers exploring the boring to the core
people with cordless personalities
runnin round in new wave bionic jogging suits

California....white boy sound
Rocket powered and nailed to the ground
New age old age, totally lame
Straight to the middle of the road

Rewind the tape, play the whole thing backwards
with the sound completely turned off

Every once in a while....when i play the G chord (it sounds best to play the
standard chords, not power chords)  i  strum it a few times then hammer on
the note on the A string....listen to the song and maybe you'll understand
what i'm talking about.  It's not critical, but it adds to the song.

A lot of times i suck at guitar tabs, so if i've got anything wrong write me
and tell me, or if ya just wanna say "good job, here's 5 bucks" you can do
that too.  :^)


TABBED BY:  Alan Tapper ([email protected])

For the the chords on this song I find it best to play the chords by
sliding chords with open strings up.  For instance for A,A#,B,C and C#
I play the A chord up the neck.  I do the same on the E string except
when I play the normal G chord.  I don't know whether it's tuned up or
down.  Some of the lyrics are probably wrong but then, you never know
with Beck.  (I've put the lyrics that I'm pretty sure are wrong but
can't work out anyway in brackets.  If anyone knows them then lucky
you.)  Most of chords last for one bar, where they only last half a
bar I've put (1/2) after them, it probably just makes things more

4 bars of A# (listen to the song to get the rythm)
     A#                 A#   
(Of all the golden) things to be,
          A#                        A#
I got a garden hose and a colour TV,
       A(1/2)  F(1/2)   A#  
I got time   on my hands,
       A(1/2)  F(1/2)   A#
I got time   on my hands,
G                        B
Nobody cares,
           A#            A#
What I do,
      A#                A#
(Of all the golden) things to do,
          A#                                A#
I got a burnt orange peel (and a fish in a stew),
       A(1/2)  F(1/2)  A#(1/2)  B(1/2)
I got work   to get done,
       A(1/2) F(1/2) A#
I got work   to get done,
G                         B
Nobody knows,
              A#       A#        B          B
Where to run,
          B                                B
I got a quart of milk and some (sound advice),
       B                                     B
I got trees (like bacon) but they smell so nice,
      A#(1/2) F#(1/2) B
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -,
        A#(1/2)F#(1/2) B(1/2)       C(1/2)
Don't give   me the blues,
G#                           C
Nobody knows,
               B            B           C          C
(What we give),
C                    C 
Back and forth dodge and fly,
C               C            
Like vender in the sky,
B(1/2)           G(1/2)C(1/2)     C#(1/2)
Might be   out of change,
B(1/2)         G(1/2)    C
Give me   all your cash,
A                          C#
Nobody knows,
                      C              C
So let's just go home,

(ends with lots of different chords and mutes)

TABBED BY:Michael J Cahill ([email protected])

Main cords A, C, D, G

   A                   C      G       A         
I hate to do this but you're a pain in the neck
   A                           C      G        A 
I thought you knew this , you're handing me a canceled cheque
   A                            C         G          A
And you've been moanin', you're girlfriends think you're a saint
   A                             C         G          A
I'll give you a quarter , I'll keep my judgments to my self
I get caught up in the moonlight
reaching out for a rotten egg
   D                                  A    
I don't wanna bay, it's crystal clear, you're time is nearly gone
   A                                 C       G              A     
You're building your mansion, it's something you ought to avoid
   A                     C   G       A
You've got momentum, building out in the void
   A                      C       G         A
The stormy weather, the kid's are makin a racket
   A                    C        G        A
You got some magic, conjuring your chaos too

I get......(same)

TABBED BY: Lysbeth Guillorn ([email protected])

Cyanide Breath Mint by Beck can be found on the disc One Foot in the 
 It's tuned down to D, so it's

	D  G  C  F  A  D  

I just wrote the chords down as if the guitar were in E.  This seems 
to matchup pretty well with the CD, so just listen and strum as you see fit.
A	          F		        D               G
	Definitely, this is the wrong place to be
	  F	     C
there's blood on the futon,
	  E	    A
there's a kid drinkin' fire.
Goin' down to the sea,
	      D        G
they got people to meet,
	 F		C
shakin' hands with themselves,
            E	   F-------->slide to Gflat
lookin' out for themselves.

 C	     F                  G
When they ask you for credit,
F	        C
give them a branch.
C	      F	        G
When they want you to get it,
F	          C
chew on the grass.
       E         F
I know, I know
	       D            G
'cause they  told me to tell you
             F            C
there's nothing to tell you,
	 E         A
there's nothing to sell you.

(Same chords as first part)
In the afternoon, riding the scapegoat,
burning equipment, decomposing.
Cool off your jets, 
take off your sweats,
I got a funny feeling
they got plastic in the afterlife.

(Same chords as second part:)
When they want you to cry,
leap into the sky.
When they suck your mind,
like a pigeon you fly.
I know, I know,
it's the positive people
running from their time
looking for some feeling.

TABBED BY: Lithium Radio/Michael Gill([email protected]) or (Lemon [email protected])

Tuning: Standard (although Drop D works good too)

A---------------3------------- x 4

There's not really any chords, just the bass playing the intro =

but this is how i play it:

Verse 1:

E          A              C
Somethings wrong cause my mind is fading
    E               A          C
And everywhere I look theres a dead end waiting
E            A              C
Temperatures droppin at the rotten oasis
E        A               C
stealing kisses from the lepers faces

Intro 4x
E         A               C
Heads are hangin from the garbage man trees
E         A       C
mouthwash jukebox gasoline
E           A             C
pistols are pointing at a poor man's pockets =

E       A             C
smiling eyes whipping out of their sockets

for that little synth. part do this:

w/bass doing intro in background


      E       A       C
Got a devil's haircut in my mind (x 4)

the little ending figure at the end of the chorus goes something like this:


Verse 2:
E          A           C
Lovin' machines on the sympathy crutches
E        A             C
discount orgies on the dropout buses
E            A          C
hitchin a ride with the bleedin' noses
E        A             C
comin to town with the brief case blues

the synth part:



then for the little interlude do this for awhile:


for the 3rd verse you can just play the =

intro along with the bass or the synth part:
(you have to listen real closely to hear the synth)

for the 1st 2 lines of the verse play this

for the 3rd line play the same thing on the D string
for the 4th line go back to A string =

you really have to listen to get a feel for this

play the chorus chords over the feedback

back to chorus
w/ending figure

play intro along with ending figure for first 2 bars =

then drop the ending figure while he's screaming
the last time he screams drop the guitar

And that's it!
I play open chords throughout this songs

TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

I just love tabbing obscure Beck songs! Here's one off of the Loser single,
and IMHO, one of the best Beck songs ever...
Tune your bass to Drop D and tune your guitar down 1 whole step.

"My friend picked me up..."
4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
play that 3x then
4: 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2

That was pretty much the bassline for this entire part...the guitar plays
feedback during that part, then for the chorus it does this:

"There's a Fume"
E5 A5 E5 A5 G5
E5 A5 E5 A5 G5 B5

The Heavy part is pretty much this:
G5 A5 E5
with the corresponding bassline.

!!Coming soon!!
Puttin It Down

Need Help With:
Crystal Clear Beer
Hollow Log



10*****Fuckin With My Head*****
TABBED BY: [email protected] (Mario Gagnon) ?

[E]I ain't got no [D]incli[A]nation     [E][D]
[E]Give away my [D]sweet sen[A]sation   [E][D]
[E]Sleepin in an [D]old tool[A]shed     [E][D]
[E]Scumbag cryin [D]on his [A]pillow    [E][D]

     [D]When you wanna [A]be with me then [G]we will see who's [D]fuckin with my [E]head   [E][D]

Found myself in New Orleans
With a scarecrow in my jeans
Beat my forehead through the ceiling
Drank my coffee with a hubcap

Float upon my checkout boots
Floating by you on the bayou
Now talkin on a walkie talkie
Credit card glued to my hand.

11*****Girl Dreams"*****
TABBED BY: Jarrett Frankel ([email protected])
with assistance from John McCain

Yet another beautiful acoustic Beck tune, from his essential independent
release, One Foot In The Grave. It's a simple tune, so learn it quick and
impress the one you secrectly love(you can substitue "girl" with "boy" if
that's your gig, y'know?).  Maybe they'll love you for it.

(Standard tuning will work for this one, though I think it might be tuned
down a step. Try what ever works best.)

		       F#             A
You're just the girl of my dreams

	    E                  G                     A  B    E
But it seems my dreams never come true

		   F#          A
You're just the girl of my dreams

	    E          G                     A  B     E
But it seems my dreams never come true

F#               A                E
I first met you down on Lover's Lane

	   G       A          B         E
The birds were insane  flapping all about

   F#               A   E                G
Softly you would sing swinging in your swing

 A            B           E
It wasn't night it wasn't day

(repeat chorus x2)

(silent refrain x2)

(repeat chorus x1)

Send e-mail  with
flames, praise, comments, questions,
cult classic requests, and/or corrections to me at
[email protected]

Thank you.

12*****Heartland Feelings*****
TABBED BY: Jarrett Frankel ([email protected])
with much help from John McCain.

Here's a sprawling yet immensely jolly epic from the current "Slack
Laureate" of these United States: Beck. If you liked "Mexico", this one's
for you. You can hear this cut on his cassette-only release from a few
years back, Golden Feelings, released on the independent label Sonic Enemy.
This will have to do until the new DGC album hits the streets, huh? By the
way, I've placed the chords over the lyric that marks the progression.
However, the last time I uploaded a file to Nevada, things shifted out of
place. Beware and enjoy.

Spoken word intro:
What we're talking about here is kind of's a...Heartland Feeling.
Mellencamp, you know, kind of a Mellen-feeling.
Ok. What you gotta get together is a Heartland folk singer:
John Couger Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger;
That type of feeling: a Mellen-feeling.
You know, a real powerful, approving music
Of a Heartland quality, just powerful straight-forward music.
And if you can't get just the right type of feeling
Find someone who will pass and change them.

Old Man Johnson got his head in his hand

Makin' his way across state in a fiddlin' band

With his hair all down in his eyes

And the microphone all covered with flies.

When he gets done playin' goes back to his room

Climbs into bed in his cowboy boots

And he picks up a magazine turns on the TV

Lights a cigar as he's fallin' asleep.

		  F        C        Am
Well he's only a person...who doesn't know shit.

	      F              C      Am(let ring)
Yeah nothing happenin'...that's about it.


Well, little Rosanna came from Texarkana

Had fourteen dollars wrapped in a bandana.

Came into town not lookin' for much

Well she found a hound dog and she named him "Dutch."

She got a job at the arcade takin' quarters

But she was never too good at takin' orders

So one night she stopped givin' out change

She kicked the boss in the chin and unplugged the games.

	 F              C       Am
She's only a person...who doesn't know shit.

F           C             Am(let ring)
Nothin' happenin'...That's about it.

Ooh, ooh.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Sam got canned at the cannery

He punched out the clock that night.

His knuckle was bleeding as he walked home,

He was cold and he had a headache.

Well his wife was cookin' canned beans,

He took out all the money out of his jeans

And he set it on fire in the kitchen sink

As his wife handed him a drink.

	F                 C       Am
He was only a person...who didn't know shit.

  F          C           Am(let ring)
Nothin' happenin'...that's about it.

Uh, yeah, oh.  Wooh, ooh, ooh, ooh...

Smiley was lookin' for handouts

sleepin' in a abandoned lighthouse.

Down at the mini-mall shakin' his hat

Washin' windows with his bare hand.

He found a sports car with the keys

In the ignition it just seemed so easy.

He took a joyride drove into a hedge

Came out with the steering wheel wrapped around his head.

	  F               C           Am
Well he's only a person...who doesn't know shit.

F               C        Am(let ring)
Nothin' happenin'...that's about it.

Ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah.

Well Jane was born in a small town

Everybody just standing around.

They had bingo games and a raffle,

everybody chewin' tobacco.

Well she grew up kinda restless

All her boyfriends wanted to be dentists(dead-ass?).

And she got a job at the truck stop

And she got all fast and never did what she wanted

	       F             C         Am
And she's only a person...who doesn't know shit.

    F              C        Am(let ring)
Nothing happenin'...that's about it.

Yeah, yeah, yo...

Oh yeah...oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh.

Woo, ooh, ooh....
Comments, suggestions, flames,
praise, cult classic requests,
and/or corrections ?
Send to:
[email protected]

TABBED BY  Tom Mallon([email protected])

(Note: for the words, I used the main voice and ignored the background 
       one which sings something slightly different here and there.)

Intro: F

>From these shores where we belong
       C                  F
I have seen the land beyond

Where the lord is strange and strong
       C                  F
I have seen the land beyond
(F)   (A)  Bb                F   
There's no telling who'll be dead
         C                     F
When the pale horse is turning red
          Bb                   F
And their tongues will burn in vain
    C                        F
And everything will feel the same

There's no patience there's no peace
       C                  F
I have seen the land beyond

Where the gravestones never cease
       C                  F
I have seen the land beyond
            Bb              F
Through the troubles of the years
  C                   F
A heavenly apparition appears
(F)  (A)  Bb                 F
And we're haunted by our own minds
And the spirit calls in the skies
 From these shores where we belong
  Bb   C                  F
I have seen the land beyond
I'll be there and I'll be gone
       C                  F
I have seen the land beyond

14*****I GET LONSOME*****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

This was kinda a spur of the moment type thing, but I was listening to One
Foot In The Grave this afternoon, and this track came on, and listening I
thought "this is easy as shit!" so I grabbed my guitar and tabbed it out.


4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4: 0 0 0       0 0 0
5:                   0 0 0       0 0 0
6:       3 3 3             0 0 0       3 3 3 3 3 3
play that 2x

5:       0 0 0
6: 0 0 0       3 3 3 3 3 3
play that 4x, then play the intro riff

First solo:
1:        2
2: 2    x 1            0         1   1       0   0
3: 3    x 2    0     0     0   2   2           0   0
4: 0    x          0     0   0         0   0
6:               3                       3

The second solo is just a variation on that, random arpaggiations on the
chord progression (D7 - G). Just make stuff up.
Hell, I'll even give you the drum transcription! The entire thing is played
on the bass drum, so it is relatively easy...
X = hit

X               X               X               X     X X X X
1  -  2  -  3   1  -  2  -  3   1  -  2  -  3   1  -  2  -  3

Well there aint nobody left to impress
and everyone's kissing their own hands
its 666 on the kichen floor
aint no fire in the pan

i get lonesome (4x)

so glad to be a slab
stiff as a stick on a board
i get thoughts and dirty socks
piled in the corner

i get lonesome (4x)

Getting fat on your own fears
bring that beer over here
i stomp on the ground
just to make a sound

i get lonesome

15*****IT`S ALL IN YOUR MIND*****
TABBED BY Rusty Sweetser
[email protected]
[email protected]   (until sept 1st)

The entire song works with just G and C. =

here are the words. =

Well its all in your mind
its all in your mind
its all in your mind
its all in your mind
And i wanted to be
And i wanted to be
your good friend

well i can not believe
youve got a devil up your sleeve
and hes talking to me
and i can not believe
and i wanted to be
and i wanted to be
your good friend

well you're all scared and stiff
a sick stolen gift
and the people you're with
are all scared and stiff
and i wanted to be
and i wanted to be
your good friend

TABBED BY:[email protected]

acoustic guitar

basically just two chords....

A                            D
I been driftin' along in the same stale shoes
A                                 D  
Loose ends tyin' the noose in the back of my mind
If you thought that you were makin' your way
To where the puzzles and pagans lay
Put it together
It's a strange invitation

that should give you the idea. when you listen to the part with just vox 
and guitar, you can hear it well. 

17*****LORD ONLY KNOWS*****
TABBED BY:[email protected]

note: play all these chords as bar chords on the low E string 
(play open E chord).

intro: hang on B chord

B                  G#                   E               B 
  You only got one finger left and it's pointin' at the door
           B          G#               E                  B
And you're takin' for granted what the lord's laid on the floor
       B              G#             E                   B  
So I'm pickin' up the pieces and I'm puttin' them up for sale
           B                   G#               E            B   
Throw your meal ticket out the window, put your skeletons in jail

F#                                         B 
    Cuz lord only knows it's gettin' late
F#                                        B  
    Your senses are gone so don't you hesitaeeyaeeyate
   E              G# 
To get yourself a job
         B              G#
Let your bottom dollars fall
G                     F#             B 
Throwin' your two-bit cares down the drain

(little drum break)
hammer-ons and pull-offs on the fifth and seventh frets of the B string, 
ending up with a slide to the ninth fret.

(repeat verse, diff. lyrics)

(repeat chorus, diff. lyrics)

B  D  A  F#  E

B     D A      F#     E
Aurele  aurele aurele aurele

do that a few times then:
(this part is a little incomplete)
D --0-2-0-0-2-4-2
A -2-----2-------

and while one guitar does that, start doing this:
E -5-5-5---5-5-5--
B -7-7-7-5-7-7-7-5
G --------7-------7 (repeat and fade)
goin' back to houston....

I think that the fuzzy guitar you hear in the front throughout the song is
just playing the root notes of the chords. I didn't really try to figure it
out, though. 

TABBED BY:[email protected] (Richard T. Eppink)

A fairly simple song, nonetheless, there was a request so:

It's in drop D, so, do all that.

The intro/verse part is played with a slide and goes as follows


That continues over and over through out.

The other part, that is played over the slide part is as


And that is also repeated over and over at different parts.

TABBED BY: [email protected]

Ok, this is a simplified version of "mexico", beck's song on the Rare on Air
compilation album.  It's missing the cool little solo parts in it, but i'm
not THAT good at guitar yet.  if anyone knows them, please post em!!!

Am                                                     G
Come gather round me people, here's a story you never heard

Am                                              G              Am
Bout me and my friends and some things that occured

Am                                              G
Thought we'd get some money, we thought that me might go

Am                                       G           Am
Spent the weekend pleasant, down in mexico

Am                                    G                          Am
I was workin at Mcdonalds, doing the late night run

Am                                                    G                  Am
when a car pulled up the drive thru and pointed out a gun

Am                                           G                        Am
said gimme all your money, and three big macs to go

Am                                         G                     Am
I stuffed them all in a sack and i ducked down below

Well the boss was angry when he found out that i didn't  call the police
I guess i was kinda nervous there was a warrant out on me
concerning some jaywalkin tickets i couldn't afford to pay
needless to say i got the axe that same day

Well me being outta work just then, i couldn't afford to go home
mom said if i lost this job i've have to go out on my own
so i went over to dave's house and i got really stoned
called up some girls but none of them were home

Steve came over and he brought some alcohol
we all got really depressed, just staring at the wall
we thought we'd get some money, we thought that we might go
spent the weekend pleasant, down in mexico

Steve's dad had a huntin rifle, and we went and picked it up
we stopped at a 7-11 to try out our luck
we pulled out that huntin rifle, but the counter guy just laughed
as he pulled out an uzi, we turned and hauled ass.

We ran so fast, till we came to the Mcdonalds where i used to work
we walked up to the drive thru and gave my boss a jerk
said give us all you money and 3 big macs to go
and suck on this you weasel, we're going to mexico

When we got there we got really wasted, dave got a case of the runs
we all got hungover and we were getting low on funds
steve and dave called there parents and took the bus back home.
me I got a job at Mcdonalds.....down in Mexico

I suck at tabs so if this is wrong tell me.

fellow beck fans!!!!!   we need more tabs out on nevada!!!!  it's
simple...just type out the tab, then send it to [email protected]

anything will do, but his earlier/rarer stuff would be great.....and we need
lyrics too!!!

later folks,
[email protected]
[email protected]  ( my "permanent" address)

Tabbed by:Soapsteak  ([email protected])

Most chords last 1 bar, where they only last 1/2 a bar I've put (1/2).

Starts with 4 bars of G

       G             G
You came, you went,
     C                 G
My mind it got a dent,
 G                         G
I couldn't make my rent,
          D                       D(1/2)  C(1/2)
'Cause all my cash was lent,
      G          G
This town is filled,
       C                     G
With thousand dollar bills,
G              G
Laminated songs,
D                   D(1/2)   C(1/2)  
Contaminated loans,
            C             C                  G         G
Well we eat about fifteen times a day,
C                       C             G         G
Staring through a bag of fritolet,
        C                 C             G         G
And I play with the fire in the stove,
               Am                           C                 G       
When my eyes peel out and my fingertips get cold,
G           G

            B                B
Well it's real and it's fake,
           G                  G 
And it's flaming like a steak,
               B                  B  
And she's puttin' out my face,
             G          G
With the rake,
     Am           Am
Oh honey you knew,
C               C
    That you were,
     G          G     D       D(1/2)      C(1/2)   
My one and only blur,
    G           G
Unglued, depressed,
      C                    C  
The meatloaf in my chest,
G               G
Personality test,
  D                  D(1/2)         C(1/2)
I failed with the best,
         G                  G  
And I stomped and I stormed,
        C                          G
And I passed out in your dorm,
               G                    G  
When you hussled me outside,
  D                     D(1/2)     C(1/2) 
I couldn't catch a ride,
            C                 C                 G          G 
Will the subway train speak to me now,
     C                             C                G         G
I'm browsing through the supermarket town,
            C             C                   G           G
And the girls don't talk when I'm around,
            Am                  C                       G        G And
I'm feeling bad even though nothing's wrong. G        G        C      
G G        G        D       D(1/2) C(1/2) G        G        C       G
G        G                                       D     G      G
              choking on a breathmint

TABBED BY:Tom Mallon ([email protected])

I'm going to put lyrics in here just so that you know where the chords
are supposed to go. I'm not saying these are the actual lyrics, just
the way I hear them.

I'm not sure whether this is played on guitar or on distorted bass. I'm 
guessing there's probably a little bit of both. Play everything as power
chords, and distort as much as much as possible. Have fun.

Because I matched the chords with the words it may be a little hard to
follow along with (and may be off, too) so here's the tab for how these
parts go.

Main Riff
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D ---5----6-/-7---3--2-------5-5----6-/-7---3--2--------------
A ---5----6-/-7---3--2-------5-5----6-/-7---3--2--------------
E ---3----4-/-5---1--0-------3-3----4-/-5---1--0--------------

Walkup after main riff (..."Judging everyone...")
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------
A ---5--6--7--8--9----------------------------------------------
E ---3--4--5--6--7----------------------------------------------

E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------
D --------------------------/----11111111-----------------------
A --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---/----9-9-9-9------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

Bridge (I think. This one's kinda hard to hear.)
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------7--6--5-------------------------------------------
D --5--6--7---7--6--5-------------------------------------------
A --5--6--7---5--4--3-------------------------------------------
E --3--4--5-----------------------------------------------------

(just feedback and noise here)

Oh no
You know Homey don't play that game
Why should you give a shit

G   G# A   F  E
Hey mister asshole
G    G   G# A  F  E
What you dirty asshole
G       G# A    F  E
Sittin' in your castle
G  G#   A A# B
Judging everyone
G      G  G  G#   A    F   E
You're actin like it's chill
G    G   G      G#  A   F  E
When the deal's gettin' ill
G   G#    A   F   E G    G#    A  A#
Why don't you break your brace on my head

C                               F#
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker

Total paranoia
Tryin to annoy ya
Everything I do is to try to fuck you up
Screwdriver drillin'
How served spasm
Drunk stove on the situation dude

Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you motherfucker

G G# A  D C# C

TABBED BY: Ken Gorski ([email protected])


 A# A  (repeatedly) untill...

   C              G          F     C
	 She+s a Nite-Mare hippy girl....

  Repeat the above progession for each line..untill...

    C     G              F         Am
  self-conscious and a little bit.......moody

   C    F    Am

 Then go back to the begining...

 The ending is:

  F                 Am
 For all that it+s worth

 That's it....

23*****NO MONEY NO HONEY*****
TABBED BY:Tom Mallon ([email protected])

G C G C F C and then repeats.

 TABBED BY:Tom Mallon ([email protected])

Intro Riff (clean tone)
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------------------------7--6-------
A -------7/9-7---5------5/7-5-4--2--------7/9-7---5-------------------
E --0--------------------------------------------------------------------

For the little harmonica bit, the notes are E and A.

Main Riff (distorted)
E ---------------------------------------------------  if you want to do the
B ---------------------------------------------------  little horn bursts   
G --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------  that appear at the end
D --7-9--9--9--9----7-9--9--7------------------------  of this riff sometimes,
A --5-7--7--7--7----5-7--7--5------------------------  it's a B5.
E ---------------------------------------------------

A few things go on in the bridge part. First, a clean guitar
plays this.
E -----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------
G ---------------------6/86---------------------------------
D --6----9-/11----6----7/97----6----9-/11----6----6/8-------
A --7----10/12----7-------------7----10/12----7----7/9--9----
E ------------------------------------------------------10---

For the distorted part, just play the same things but with a 
distorted bass playing the root notes an octave lower.

When the bridge is over, a little keyboard (maybe guitar?) comes in
and plays this:
E ---------------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------------
G ---------------------------------------------------
D -10---------8---------6----------------------------
A -------9---------8---------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------

Repeat the intro riff, then make a lot of noise.

I'm not going to tab out the synth bit at the end, but if anyone else
wants to, feel free to add it.

25***** OUTCOME*****     
 TABBED BY:Tom Mallon ([email protected])

I'm only going to do two of the parts here, the main riff and what the
bass is playing during the chorus. I'm not going to try to figure out 
the slide bits, I would just screw around in B for those parts and see
what you get. Here's enough to get you started though.

E ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------------------------------------------------------
D -------7-6-----------4-3------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ---7-------------5------------------------------------------

During the chorus, the bass plays E D B, descending from the 7th fret
on the A string. You play the E and D notes something like eight times
each, and the B like 15 or 16. At the end of the song, the bass just 
moves up the neck from B. Enjoy.

TABBED BY: Taylor Skidmore ([email protected])

	This CD is wicked cool.  If you like Beck BUY IT RIGHT NOW!!
    This is one of the best songs on the CD, IMHO.  The guitar is
    acoustic and in the background.  This sorta sounds wrong when you
    play it along with the CD, but I think Beck might tune down or
    something like that like he usually does.  Anyway, if anyone
    knows a better way to play this, please post it!

      Em         A         C
    Ozzy, ozzy, ozzy, ozzy..

	And you just play that for the whole song.  If anyone knows the
   lyrics, please e-mail them to me, or post them.

	Em    A    C                             -Taylor Skidmore
Chords: ---  -0-  -0-                            [email protected]
	---  -2-  -1-
	-0-  -2-  -0-
	-2-  -2-  -2-
	-2-  -0-  -3-
	-0-  ---  -0-

TABBED BY: Zak Watson  [email protected]

	This song comes from the One Foot in the Grave album on K records.  
If you don't have it, I would highly recomend its immediate purchase.  

These chords are played by hitting the lowest note first followed by a 
few strums, and that pattern is repeated.  Your best bet is to listen to 
the CD for the exact rhythm.  Also, there may be some pulloffs/hammerons 
around the A chord (Perhaps a second guitar?).  Anyway, this is pretty 
much it.  Any corrections or additions will be greatly appreciated.

Intro: D

D                            A  
I wake up and look upon your painted eyelids
    G                            F
The world is your oyster and the trashbags are your kids
D                                  A      
The ceiling is invisible there's a bird sinkin through the sky
    G                         F    
and every hour that passes is teachin me how to cry

Chorus(kind of):
A7                          D 
Cuz it's lonely here in the ugly part of town
A7                                   D
the buildings are all vacant and the telephones are down
D                                   A     
There's a police siren singin like a tiger with no skin
    G                                   F   
the sewer drain is glowin and I don't know what state I'm in
D                                    A    
And the river is on fire and there's chemicals and debris
G                                  F   
All the roads are blocked off  it's just too hard to see
A7                           D  
So cancel my appointment and set up a whole new show
A7                                        D
'Cuz I'm in need of a good hot meal and a life to call my own
(Harmonica solo over verse chords 1x)
D                                 A
So get me a plate of money and get me a blanket and a chair
G                                     F
The limitations are limitless they're floating through the air
A7                               D
'Cuz it's real and it's true the things I see in you
A7                                                     D
And there's nothin that I wouldn't talk about with the clearest

dream that ever drifted by...

Fade on verse chords with harmonica and sounds

Hope you enjoy it
		-Zak Watson

28*****PAY NO MIND*****
TABBED BY: [email protected] (Mario Gagnon)   ?????

The guitar on the album is a little bit off standard tuning, so you'll
probably have to retune if you want to play along.  I think it sounds
better to tune the whole guitar down a whole step so you can play the
F-Eb-D in open position (as G-F-E).

ton[C]ight the c[G]ity is f[F]ull of whores    
and a[C]ll the toi[F]lets are overfl[C]owing
there's sho[C]pping ma[G]lls coming o[F]ut of the w[C]alls
as we w[C]alk out am[F]ong the ma[G]nure

[D]that's why   [F][Eb]
I pay no mind  [F][Eb][C]      

give the finger to the rock and roll singer
as he's dancing upon your paycheck
the sales climb high through the garbage pail sky
like a giant dildo crushing the sun

that's why
I pay no mind
I sleep in slime
I just got signed

so get out your lead pipe pipe dreams
get out your ten-foot flags
the insects are huge and the poison's all been used
and the drugs won't kill your day job

that's why
I pay no mind

29*****PUTTIN' IT DOWN*****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

This is another terriffic song off of Stereopathetic Soul Manure. Really, I
can't say enough nice things about this CD...GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!!

Chord Voicings:

G: 3 2 0 0 3 3
A: 0 0 2 2 2 0
E: 0 2 2 1 0 0
D: x 0 0 2 3 2

    G      A
Big Pain
G       A
Burnin' Down
G      A
Giving Me
G     A
   A  Cow which you
G          A
Seem to be sayin as you're
G         A
patiently waiting like an
G         A
	G      A
for the butt

	 G         A       G
Well I'm puttin it down
A                  G       A       G
   Well you're not picking it up
A           G         A
   Well I'm puttin it down but you
E               D
treat me like a clown and I don't
G        A
wanna be funny

Fat chance
glued to the wall like a centerfold
of an old cannonball
will you put me inside
your TV tonite cause you're treatin' me
like a rerun


So what
I just lost my job at the hut.
My ass got cut.
but I'll be better at kissin'
When my teeth are all missin'
And the silverware's burnt
and I'm eatin' with my fingers


				THE END!!!
TABBED BY: MATT ZELMAN([email protected])

Chord Progression

C C   Csus    E E   Em 
/ /// /       / /// / 



played over chorus:

repeat again and again over verses and chorus

lyrics are as follows (by memory, sorry if anything's wrong):

you've been so long
your blind eyes are gone
your old bones are on their own

so take off your coat 
put a song in your throat
let the deadbeats pound all around

we will go
nowhere we know
we don't have to talk at all (till we find our one and all)
hand me downs
fly paper towns
stuck together one and all

bargains you drag
buckets and bags
and all your belongings

your train's in the sand
ramshackle land
let the rats watch the races


after the chorus this is that weird little solo thing.  

play twice:

then comes that strange strumming part.  Use some power chords.  it
seems to sound different every time.  i like to use Ab, Bb and D.

praises get spent
your trick face is bent
pigsties and prizes

cause there's no kind of well
you're suiting yourself
you leave yourself behind


finish with the solo twice again

TABBED BY:SHANE WEST ([email protected])

Intro:  Hit an open D string and strum D a few times, repeat twice.

Verses:  The chords are as follows:  A\E\G\D\   Strike the low 
string of  each chord once before strumming a few times.  Timing is as 

A      E      G              D
Row----boat,   row me to the shore
A      E              G               D
She----don't, want to be my friend no more

Chorus:  Hold strumming the last D chord from the end of the verse then 
go into a CG\\D\\  until the last line which changes to a 

C       G                  D
Pick me up--, give me some food to eat
C       G                    D
In your truck--, playing the radio
C       G                  D
I'll be home--, talking to nobody
D         Am      C                 D
You'll be strange,   you'll be far away

32*****SATAN GAVE ME A TACO*****
TABBED BY: MR JOHN M VETTESE ([email protected]) 

This is a cool song off one of Beck's indie albums, Stereopathetic Soul
Manure. If you don't have it, I suggest getting it. The chord progression
is the same throughout the song, except they add a banjo at some point.
Since I don't play banjo, or have any desire to, I will just give you the chords.

Chord Voicings:
E: 0 2 2 1 0 0
B: x 2 4 4 4 x
A: 0 0 2 2 2 0

E                           B
Satan gave me a taco and it made me really sick
A                           E
The chicken was all raw and the grease was mighty thick

The rice was all rancid and the beans were so hard
I was getting kinda dizzy eatin' all the lard
There was aphids on the lettuce and I ate every one
And after I was done the salsa melted off my tongue
Pieces of tortilla got stuck in my throat
And the stains on my clothes burned a hole through my coat
My stomach was tremblin' and I broke out in a rash
I was so dry and thirsty and I didn't have no cash
So I went and found a hose tore off all my clothes
Turned on the water and it shot right up my nose
Some old lady came along and she flat out was a freak
So she beat me with her handbag 'til I could hardly speak
I was lying there naked my body badly bruised
In a pool of my own blood unconscious and confused
When the cops came and got me and threw me in their van
And I woke up on the ceiling and I couldn't find my hand
They took me to the judge his eyes were glowing red
The courtroom was filled with witches and the dead
The sheriff was a hell-hound with fangs and claws
The prisoners were tied up and chained to the walls
The air was getting thick the smoke was getting thicker
The judge read the verdict said Cut off his head
Well they placed me on the altar they raised up the axe
My head was about to explode when I noticed the Marshall stacks
I noticed all the smoke machines cameras and lights
Some guy with a microphone runnin' around dancin' in tights  and I noticed
The crew and the band playin' down below
And I realized I was in a rock'n'roll [video]
So I went and joined the band and I went out on tour
And I smoked a lot of heroin and I passed out in manure
I made out with the groupies started fires backstage
Made a lot of money and I gave it all away
Well the band got killed so I started a solo career
And I won all the awards and I drank all the beer
I opened up a taco stand just to smell the smell
Cookin' with the devil, fryin' down in hell

33***** S O U L  S U C K I N '  J E R K*****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

Another spur of the moment thing, here is the bass tab to Soul Suckin'
Jerk...tune your bass down 1/2 step and you're ready to begin!

Main Bassline
2: 2 2
3:            0^2^0
4:                          0^3  0^4  0^5

Bass Solo
1: 2 2  0
2:        2 1
3:            3  3 3 6^3^6 0  0  3^0^3 3  3 3 6^3^6

And for those of you (like me) who prefer the Reject version on the Loser
Single, here is the bassline to that:
3: 12  12 3  3 3 3/ 15

And the heavier part goes like this:
3: 0              3/(15)3

				 THE END!!!

34*****STEAL MY BODY HOME*****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

Here is a fairly simple and very underrated song off of Beck's Mellow Gold CD.

Main Bassline (most of the song)
3: 3   5   0   1       1
4:                 1       3
There is some weird sitar stuff in the back of this, but feedback works
just fine in place of it. :)

Guitar Solo
(actually played on synth but it sounds cool on a guitar w/heavy flanger)
1:                                     0                        1
2:           5        7             2    2       3
3:        5   5          7     2             3      3       2      2
4:   5            7        7                          3       3      3
5: 3   5        5   5        0   0         1   1        1              3
6:                                                        1

1:           3
3:     4       4     4
4:       5        5
5:         5
6: 3  3
Play twice, then the outro is just F Bb G Bb

				The End!!

35*****STEVE THREW UP*****
TABBED BY: DUNCAN LAWS (no email but contactable through [email protected])
TYPED BY: [email protected]

Ok, so my brother gave me this to add. It should be alright. It is purely 
a functional tab but it is mostly correct. Any mistakes in it are 
probably in my interpretation of what i have got written on paper in front 
of me.

The song is in standard tunning.

There are 3 simple phrases


----0---0---0---2---2---2---2---/---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---------  X 2





The phrases are in the following order:

1   2   1   2  (chords start)   1  3

Repeting 1 and 3 throughout.

The chords are

for phrase 1 and 2 

D  A  G

for phrase 3


Ok that`s it. Enjoy.

36*****THUNDER   PEEL*****
TABBED BY: John Vettese ([email protected])

This isn't as difficult as it sounds, since even though a slide is used, it
is played in standard tuning.
The intro has two guitar tracks and numerous vocal tracks. I tabbed it for
one guitar, since the two parts are pretty much the same.

Intro (w/slide):
3:    14         7         14      7   (7)/(14)   14       (14) 14
4: 14    14(7)    7/(14) (14)  7 (7)  (7)/(14)   14(7)  7/(14)   14 (7)

3: /(14)  14       /(14)  14      /(14)  14      /(14)  14      /(9)~~~
4: /(14)  14(7)   7/(14)  14(7)  7/(14)  14(7)  7/(14)  14(7)  7/(9)~~~

(turn on destortion, get some feedback, make noise, then)
Rest of song (w/out slide):
4: 7  7  /12 12 12
5: 7  7  /12 12 12
6: 5  5  /10 10 10
play 8x then:
3: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
4: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
5: 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

The song completely falls apart at 1 minute 28 seconds. Make noise from
there out.

Lyrics, courtesy of Russ Sweetser ([email protected]):
its a cold ass fashion when she stole my passion
its an everlasting its a ghettoblasting
on the wonderwheel i got my thunderpeel
i made an effort to get just what i deserve

i got on my strap i got fatso belt
i was jumping around it was your mother coming down
in the flick of a chick i got to take my pick
betwen a slime and a fist just a big happy dog
I'm taking morphine!!!

now im rolling in sweat with a loaf of cold bread
and a taco in my jeans on the ??? it glides
its got such a good thighs i got taken by surprise
with the flavored flavored donuts

its a cold ass fashion when she stole my passion
its an everlasting its a ghettoblasting
on the wonderwheel i got a thunderpeel
i made an effort to get just what i deserve

			 THE END!!

TABBED BY: S. Brown ([email protected]))

Note: The guitar on this is tuned down one step, as it is on a lot of songs
on this album.  Is anyone has transcribed any more Beck songs, let me know.

The first guitar part on the verses is as follows
The second guitar part is just kind of improvised


Acid casualty with a reposessed car

Vietnam vet playin air guitar

	     F            C           G 
Its just the shit kicking speed takin truck drivin 
D             A
neighbors downstairs

Whiskey stained buck toothed back woods creep
Grizzly bear motherfucker never goes to sleep

Belly floppin naked in a pool of yellow sweat
Screamin jack ass with a wet cigarette

Psychotic break down double edged axe
Growin hair like a shag rug on a greasy back

38*****WHERE IT`S AT*****
TABBED BY:[email protected](Martin Samskog)

B   5 5 7 8            8 7 3 5 5                               
G   5 5 7 9            9 7 4 6 6                            
D            5 2 4                2 4             
A 0                0                   0 0        

39***** WHISKEYCLONE, HOTEL CITY 1997*****
TABBED BY: Rusty Sweetser ([email protected])

ok heres the way I play whiskeyclone


A  C#  E  C#

A        E            F#
  i was born in this hotel
A        E            F#
Washing dishes in the sink
magazines and free soda
Trying hard not to think

C#        E          B 
  lay it all to the (dogs)
everything weve done is wrong
Ill be lonesome 

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