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Sex Kills

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGBbEbFBb   "Joni" Tuning: C73525

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This is quite an easy one in some senses - only a few shapes to
learn - but I find it bloody hard to play those shapes !!!

If you've got slim fingers you'll be fine, if you havn't and
you have trouble fretting the 4 middle strings on the same fret
while leaving top and bottom strings open, then you'll have to
work on it a bit.....



This is tabbed from memory - I havn't actually heard the new
album yet !!!  - but Joni did two songs from it on TV a while
ago and I videoed them and this was one of them. 


It's a while since I played the video, so I don't think there are
any extra middle eights that I left out - but if I have missed 
out a section then let me know !



The tuning for this is ( low to high ) :   C G Bb Eb F Bb

In 'Joni' notation this is :   C 7 3 5 2 5

(This means start with the C on the lowest string, fret this at 
the 7th fret and tune the next string to this. Fret this 2nd string 
at the 3rd fret and tune the next string etc etc )


As usual, I'll just TAB out the shapes. The strumming style for
most of it has the bass note played first, then the other 
strings are strummed a bit, though certain notes are picked out 
from these - especially the notes from the top two strings.

You'll have to check with the record to get it spot on, but
it might look something like this for the intro :



Intro :
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----------------0----------------0---0----------------
-------------9--9------------9---9---9----------------
-------------9--9------------9---9---9----------------
----------9--9--9--------9---9-------9----------------
-------9--9-----------9--9---9-------9----------------
--0----0--------------0-------------------------------


----------------0----------------0---0----------------
-------------7--7------------7---7---7----------------
-------------7--7------------7---7---7----------------
----------7--7--7--------7---7-------7----------------
-------7--7-----------7--7---7-------7----------------
--0----0--------------0-------------------------------



For the Intro these two shapes are repeated a couple of times

From now on I'll just give the shapes ....



Verse :
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------0-----------------------------------------------
------12----------------------------------------------
------12----------------------------------------------
------12----------------------------------------------
------12----------------------------------------------
------0-----------------------------------------------

       I pulled up behind a cadillac, we were waiting for the lights


----0-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----0-------------------------------------------------

     I took a look at his license plate - it said just ice




----0-------------------------------------------------
----12------------------------------------------------
----12------------------------------------------------
----12------------------------------------------------
----12------------------------------------------------
----0-------------------------------------------------

      Is justice just ice ? Driven by greed and lust ...



----0-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----7-------------------------------------------------
----0-------------------------------------------------

    with the strong doing what they can,

 and the weak suffering what they must



-----5---------------------7--------------------------
-----5---------------------7--------------------------
-----5---------------------7--------------------------
-----5---------------------7--------------------------
-----5---------------------7--------------------------
-----5---------------------7--------------------------

       and the gas leaks,       and the oil spills



------5---------------7-------------0-----------------
------5---------------7-------------9-----------------
------5---------------7-------------9-----------------
------5---------------7-------------9-----------------
------5---------------7-------------9-----------------
------5---------------7-------------0-----------------

      and sex sells everything and      sex kills


----0----------0-------------0--------------------------
----7----------9-------------7--------------------------
----7----------9-------------7--------------------------
----7----------9-------------7--------------------------
----7----------9-------------7--------------------------
----0----------0-------------0--------------------------



Then back to the start of another verse.

 

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