"The Way We Get By"
Key of A (I think)
I've never even attempted to demonstrate piano music (or even
guitar tab) online, but I'll give it a try, because I
accidentally figured some of this out a while ago (maybe
With left hand I hit A-25 six times, and then the F below twice. With right
right hand, first A below middle C, then A and C#, then A and D,
then A and E, then A and D, then A and C#, then A and C and
finally A. You just kinda go up and down it. Listen to the
song for the rhythm.
For the chorus, I use a regular, A minor chord with right
hand and an A on the left, then some C inversion (just move
down the A from the previous chord to a G) and A G on the left
hand, then just the A and C on the right hand and an F on the
left hand (F chord).
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/spoon/the_way_we_get_by_crd.html ]
For the verses in which the previously mentioned right hand part
isn't used, I just do the A and F on the left hand just the same,
and there are some E's on the right hand, played at the same
time as the bass notes.
For the bridge (or whatever you wish to call it), I use a left
hand A, followed on the right hand by A, A and E, A, A and D,
A and C, A. Left hand goes down to G, right hand plays the same
part. Left hand goes down again to F, right hand plays same old
part. Left hand goes to E, and at the same time right hits
G# and B, followed immediately by G and C eleven times or so.
This repeats, but with the bass notes playing four times (in the
proper rhythm, of course), instead of just once. Finally the
chords and bits right after that, I'm still hazy on (I really
just need to listen to the song a few more times and try to
figure it out).
I know that all of that is terrible to read and not very helpful, but
I wouldn't know how else to present it. Just listen to the song to
help you figure it out.