I was a late fan to GBV, and after years and years of Bee Thousand supremacy in my fandom,[*] their Under the Bushes Under the Stars has usurped all their records as my favorite. I was surprised that this song’s tabs weren’t posted online anywhere, and then surprised that I was able to figure it out. Lots of open chording.
Tune down a half step (EbAbDbGbBbEb), which everyone should always be doing anyway.
Play all chords with open, ringing B and e strings, sliding the E/powerchord shape up and down the neck.
INTRO RIFF: E A B e-0--s--0-0-0-0--s--0-0- B-0--s--0-0-0-0--s--0-0- G-1--s--6-6-6-6--s--8-8- D-2--s--7-7-7-7--s--9-9- A-2--s--7-7-7-7--s--9-9- E-0--s--0-0-0-0--s--0-0- INTRO/BRIDGE: same open E-A-B chords VERSE: A E Seen you around, yeah. I wanted to call you around (x2) BRIDGE: E A B Could you, could you keep a secret from me, yeah? (x2) VERSE CHORUS: A G Bb When I'm alone, I can see no sky. (x2) BRIDGE (repeat to fade)
Footnotes (↵ returns to text)
- While I was supposed to’ve been writing the taxidermy book I instead spent some months in the spring of 2009 recording, track by track, this record, titling it, stupidly, Me Thousand. It’s been heard only by close friends who don’t judge.↵