Dinosaur Jr - Severed Lips Chords & Tabs

 

Severed Lips Chords & Tabs

Dinosaur Jr Chords & Tabs

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Severed Lips Tab

   
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~From: cr72438902@aol.com (CR72438902)
~Subject: TAB: Dinosaur Jr.-Severed Lips

   Severed Lips (J. Mascis)
                from Japan import "Quest" and acoustic version from
		the Goodier Session (1992)

This song sounds great on acoustic and is easy to learn.
This is in the key of G.  The bass line walks make this song.

General Chord progression:  Cmaj7, C, G, Em, F, Am, C, D

Intro : 4 measures:  Cmaj7-C, Cmaj7-C, Cmaj7--|C-D-C-Cmaj7 walk, G
E---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------|
B---0--0--1--0--1--0--1--0--------------------|
G---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--   X 2------------|
D---2--------2--------2--2--------------------|
A---3--------3-----------3--------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|
  Cmaj7   C Cmj C     C Cmaj7

  (Cmaj7-----------------------------------------------|C-D-C-Cmaj7 walk)
E---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3---------3----------|
B---0--0--1--3--1--0--1--0--2--2--2---------2----------|
G---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------0----------|
D---2-----------------2--2--0---------------0----------|
A---3--------------------3--2---------------2--------2-|
E---------------------------3---------2---3-3--3-2-3---|
  Cmaj7   C C/D C     C     G  G  G   G     G

Verse:
   I   wanna      help      you
E---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3---------3----------|
B---0--0--1--0--1--0--1--0--2--2--2---------2----------|
G---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------0----------|
D---2--------2--------2--2--0---------------0----------|
A---3--------3-----------3--2---------------2--------2-|
E---------------------------3---------2---3-3--3-2-3---|
  Cmaj7   C Cmj C     C     G  G  G   G     G

** upstroke on Cmaj7, down on Cs; G timing is slightly off beat for bass line.

In transition to chorus, instead of
A--------2-|
E--3-2-3---|
Try:
A----------|
E--3-3-2-1-|
This walks nicely into the Em.

Chorus:
I wont cry if you walk bye........
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dinosaur_jr/severed_lips_tab.html ]
e-----1-----1--0--0--3--0--0--0--3--0-----------------5----5----5-|
B-----1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--5--5--7--7-----5----5----5-|
G-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--5--5--7--7-----5----5----5-|
D--2--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--5--5--7--7-----7--7-7----7-|
A--2--3--3--3--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--5--5--77-7-77-7-77-7-|
E--0--1--1--1--------------------------------------55-5-55-5-55-5-|
  Em  F  F  F* Ami         Ami         C     D     Ami
  Play this part twice during chorus.  On second time throug chords, this
  sounds real nice if you play each succesive chord louder so that the
  tension builds
  to a climax at Ami and then you pause and go back to Cmaj7-C verse.

  This F* chord is not exact, sounds like C/D combo but I am not sure
  what it is so I cheat by holding the F which works in the key.
  Suggestions would be appreciated.

Nice transition that J plays; really impresses your friends!:
The transition includes some real simple eighth note picking
 that goes from C to G and walk down to C/Cmaj7:

B---------------3/5-5-5-5-5-5-3-1-0-1-0-|
G---0-0---------------------------------|
D-------2-0-----------------------------|
            G G

Complete transition to be played after chorus & before return to verse:
E---0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|
B---0--0--1--0--1--0------------3/5-5-5-5-5-3-1-0-1-0--|
G---0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-------------------------------|
D---2--------2----------2-0-0--------------------------|
A---3--------3--------------2--2-----------------------|
E---------------------------3--3-----------------------|
  Cmaj7   C Cmj C     C     G  G
Lyrics:

Verse 1:
I wanna help you
But, I sense you're riding pretty low
Well I got that feeling
when your hair hits the ceiling
Something Babe
you oughta know

Chorus:
I won't cry if you walk by
But if we both kinda stumble
Maybe I'll say hi
Thats my best
I never try that much
'Cause I'm scared of feeling
That healing touch

you gotta get through
my maze and pass every test
'Cause i choosin' one love
to tatoo across my chest

Transition fill.
Verse 2:
Now the time has come
I ain't gonna fester no more   /* Perhaps the best lines by J
Let the world be free
of my disease
I never knew a rubber doll     /* Perhaps the second best line by J?
would be so hard to please

Chorus:
now I'm reachin' out
One last burst before i retract
No one will know
until I finally let go
Of the one thing
I ain't gonna ever get back

The last time I listend to D jrs first album, I noticed that some
of the lyrics are different on the electric version.

Thanks to the original poster,
  cr72438902@aol.com
If interested in the aol D Jr. fan club, email the above address.
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