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Performances (6)

My Fish Family
Tabbed byBreAnn S
TuningStandard
CapoNone
Tabbed from her Jewelstock show
		  (Bearsville Theater, 7/18/96)

Standard Tuning, No Capo, Time Signature & Tempo
			  are very loose on this song

Chords:   C9 = X32033	G* = 320030    D = X00232

	  C = X32010    C9/B = X20033  C9/A= X00033

          G = 320033

Notes:	-This song is one of Jewel's shortest and easiest
	 songs...perhaps one of her most peculiar as well.
	-The flow of this song is very kooky, so you just 
	 have to listen to the verse & chorus patterns
	 and tempos and go with the flow... use those ears!
	-On the choruses, she does a walkdown in the bass
         notes of the C9 chord...those are notated as C9/B
	 and C9/A so you know where to place which bass notes.

Intro:  Play the pattern below 2X...it's also the pattern
        for the verses


          C9                          G*
E -----------3-------------------------0------------------
B --------3-----3--(pause)----------------3--(pause)------
G -----0----------------------0-----0---------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------
A --3----------------------3------------------------------
E -------------------------------3------------------------

Verse 1: Play pattern 4X

                     C9                          G*
E -----------------------3----------------------------0-----
B ------------------3----------3--(pause)----------------3--
G --------------0-------------------------0-------0---------
D ----------------------------------------------------------
A -----------3-----------------------3----------------------
E ---------------------------------------------3------------
  There's a man on the front porch, Says he's related to me
  But       lately I'm find---ing         it hard to believe
        This house is filled with          spooks and ghosts
          They say they're family, but they are strangers at most

Chorus: Full strums here, speeds up a bit

           D           C9       C9/B   C9/A    G
They're strange fishes   of the deep   blue   sea
     D          C9         C9/B   C9/A   G
And absolutely      noth - ing    like   me
      D                         C
They swim around their little treasure chests
          D                               C
When it comes to loving me they give it their fish best
          D 
But it's hard with all those scales
                     C
Of good and bad you see 
                    D
They're my fish family
            C9
My fish family

REPEAT INTRO PATTERN ONCE

Verse 2: Play pattern 4X

                     C9                          G*
E -------------------3----------------------------0---------
B --------------3----------3--(pause)----------------3-(pause)
G ----------0-------------------------0-------0-------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------
A -------3-----------------------3--------------------------
E -----------------------------------------3----------------
   They may try and hook   me,       or put me in a tank
   They may try and book   me    for robbing a fish bank
  'cause mis-un-der-stand-ings           come  ea-si-ly
   But they're blowing bubbles,  and I can hardly breathe

Chorus 2: Full strums here, speeds up a bit

           D           C9       C9/B   C9/A    G
They're strange fishes   of the deep   blue   sea
     D             C9         C9/B   C9/A   G
And abso-smurf-ly      noth - ing    like   me
      D                         C
They swim around their little treasure chests
          D                               C
When it comes to loving me they give it their fish best
          D 
But it's hard with all those scales
                     C
Of good and bad you see 
                    D
They're my fish family
            G    C9   G    G
My fish family