Big Star - Thirteen Chords & Tabs

 

Thirteen Chords & Tabs

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Thirteen Tab

   
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From alt.guitar.tab Sat Feb  4 20:58:27 1995
From: marc@owlnet.rice.edu (Marc Bennett Hirsh)
Date: 3 Feb 1995 03:32:22 GMT
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: TAB (easy): "Thirteen" (Big Star)

This is the simplified version of the brilliant song from Big Star's
debut. I've written this out for one guitar for sanity's sake and
because there's no clear indication in the full transcription of what
to do to make it sound good with only one guitar. Notes:

1) This is simplified a *lot*. There are at least two guitars in the
    song (maybe 3 or even 4), and I've only written out one. This is
    for those of us who can't play more than one guitar at at time.
    Also, now you can use a pick, rather than fingerpick the damn
    thing. This is more or less the way I fake this song.
2) Capo up 3 frets. Like all other transriptions where there are
    capoed guitars, this means that the TAB is really just chord
    shapes, not actual concert pitch. So just pretend the capo is the
    nut.
3) The solo that I've written out here is so much of an approximation
    that it doesn't even follow the chord pattern of the real solo.
    For this, not only have I simplified the notes, I've simplified
    the chord progression. This is something that works, which is
    really the only important thing.
4) The song's in 4/4 time, but there's a bar during the "take you/
    shake you/make you" part that's 2/4. I point this out right above
    the TAB.
5) This song speeds up slightly. Very slightly. It may just be at the
    end.
6) Vocal harmonies are here, but I can't tell you what to do. They
    don't actually say anything more then "ah," so do with that what
    you want.
7) Feel is much more important than accuracy. Listen to the recording
    to get an idea of what you're trying to do. Let the notes ring as
    long as possible and try to keep it smooth.
8) This is one of the few Big Star songs where I can actually make
    out all of the lyrics, so enjoy it while you can.


"Thirteen" (Alex Chilton/Chris Bell)
As performed by Big Star
From the album _#1_Record_ (available on one monster CD with _Radio_
    _City_)
Transcribed without permission by Marc Hirsh, but it's only an
    approximation, so it shouldn't be a big deal anyway

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in 
     standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together
NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off


Capo up 3 frets!
Let all notes ring!

(acoustic guitar)
  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
   

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
   

  Cadd9   G/B       Am            Am7
E-----------------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-0-----0-0-|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D---2-------0-----|---2-------------|---------------2-
A-3-------2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  Em                Am
E-------0---------|-----------3-----
B-------0---------|-----1-0---0---0-
G-----0-----0-----|-----2-2-------2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------
A---2-----------2-|-0-------0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  Em                Am            Am7
E-------0---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-------0---------|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-----0-----|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---2-----------2-|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e


                  [2/4 time] [back to 4/4 time]
  D       Cadd9     G/B      Am
E-----------------|---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G---2---2-----0---|-----0---|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-0---------2---2-|---0---0-|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---------3-------|-2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
     

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
   
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/big_star/thirteen_tab.html ]
  Cadd9   G/B       Am            Am7
E-----------------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-0-----0-0-|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D---2-------0-----|---2-------------|---------------2-
A-3-------2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  Em                Am
E-------0---------|-----------3-----
B-------0---------|-----1-0---0---0-
G-----0-----0-----|-----2-2-------2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------
A---2-----------2-|-0-------0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  Em                Am            Am7
E-------0---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-------0---------|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-----0-----|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---2-----------2-|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
 

                  [2/4 time] [back to 4/4 time]
  D       Cadd9     G/B      Am
E-----------------|---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G---2---2-----0---|-----0---|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-0---------2---2-|---0---0-|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---------3-------|-2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  

  A                                   Cadd9
E-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-------0---------|-------0---------
B---2---0---0---0-|---2---0---0---0-|-------3---3-----|-------3---3-----
G---2---2-------2-|---2---2-------2-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---
D-----------------|-----------------|---2-----------2-|---2-----------2-
A-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e

  A                                   D       Cadd9     G/B     A7sus4
E-5-5---2---0-----|-5-5---2---0-----|-----------------|-----------------
B-2-2---2---2---2-|-2-2---2---2---2-|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---
G-2-2---2---2---2-|-2-2---2---2---2-|---2---2-----0---|-----0-------0---
D-2-2---2---------|-2-2---2---------|-0---------2---2-|---0---0---2---2-
A-0-0-0-0-0---0---|-0-0-0-0-0---0---|---------3-------|-2-------0-------
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
     

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  of?

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
     

  Cadd9   G/B       Am            Am7
E-----------------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-0-----0-0-|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D---2-------0-----|---2-------------|---------------2-
A-3-------2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  Em                Am
E-------0---------|-----------3-----
B-------0---------|-----1-0---0---0-
G-----0-----0-----|-----2-2-------2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------
A---2-----------2-|-0-------0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
 

  Em                Am            Am7
E-------0---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-------0---------|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G-----0-----0-----|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-------------2---|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---2-----------2-|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

                  [2/4 time] [back to 4/4 time]
  D       Cadd9     G/B      Am
E-----------------|---------|---------------3-|-------3---------
B-----3-------3---|-----3---|-----1---0-1---1-|---1---1---1-----
G---2---2-----0---|-----0---|-----2---2-2-----|---2-------2---2-
D-0---------2---2-|---0---0-|---2-------------|---------------2-
A---------3-------|-2-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---0---0---0---
E-----------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
  

  G       Cadd9         G       Cadd9
E-----3---------------|-----3---------------
B-----3-----3---------|-----3-----3---------
G-------------------0-|-------------------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|---0---0-----0h2p0---
A---------3-----------|---------3-----------
E-3-------------------|-3-------------------
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e e e s3s3s e
  

  G       Cadd9         G
E-----3---------------|-------3-
B-----3-----3---------|-------3-
G-------------------0-|-------0-
D---0---0-----0h2p0---|-----0-0-
A---------3-----------|---2---2-
E-3-------------------|-3-----3-
  e e e e e e s3s3s e   e e e e^h
-- 
Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

    \ /
     ^ --"It's easy to be nuts. Try being me."
     V     (_The_Fisher_King_)
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