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Louisa and Her Blue Guitar (tabs)

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Louisa and Her Blue Guitar
Tabbed byBreAnn S
TuningDADF#AD
DbAbDbFAbD
CapoNone
*Note: Sometimes she plays DADF#AD Tuning, 
       Sometimes she's plays in DbAbDbFAbD.
       This tab is in DADF#DAD, but you can tune down 
       and play it that way if you like it better... 

6/8 Time, Quarter Note = ~124 (metronomeonline.com) 


Intro: 2X Through

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Verse 1: 3X through with lyrics below, 2nd line of tab 2X through...

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  A na -      ked     thigh    has      much      to      talk about
             If it's just approached    right
    Just     like     girls    who      talk      too     much

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  In crowded           barrooms like last night
      Just like Louisa,         ain't that right?

Verse 2: 3X through with lyrics below, 2nd line of tab 2X through...

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    Con -    ver -    sa -      tions   ov -     er -     heard
    Secret   silver   dollar       be - comes   petty     change
    Sud -    den -    ly        red     lipstick finds    itself

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  On the wrong        side       of the        range
        Just like Louisa,        ain't that strange?

*Chorus:  Jewel has done this chorus with different picking patterns,
         sometimes with the one below, sometimes with a regular arpeggio
         for each chord...you choose.   A "regular arpeggio" would look 
         like this: 
D -----------5-----------------5-----------------7-----------------7------
A --------5-----5-----------5-----5-----------7-----7-----------7-----7---
F#-----5-----------5-----5-----------5-----7-----------7-----7-----------7
D --5-----------------5-----------------7-----------------7---------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------------------

*Chorus for the purpose of this tab:

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             Washed   nylons            bleed dirty       tears    

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               From a stranger's window pane

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        The red light               can-not    change the mood      of the

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    blue     gui -  tar          that's played

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                      Blue        gui-  tar

Verse 3:  3X through with lyrics below, 2nd line of tab 2X through...

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 The sound   of       pain -   ted      nails    are playing,
    Hi    -  ho       sil  -   ver      on    a  water    glass
    Good     in  -    ten  -   tions compete for sick attention,      and

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 Loui -           sa  fin     - i -shes last
            Oh goody, ain't   life a    blast?

Bridge: 3X through with lyrics below

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                      Hol -    low      glance,
                May I have     this     dance?
                  Her face     is moon- worn      and    thin,  She's been

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   wishing    on      too          many        stars     again

Repeat Chorus: Same as first time, then play tab to follow to end the song

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                      Blue        gui-  tar 

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                      Get in the car