As Far As I Know

AS FAR AS I KNOW

Tuning: D#, G#, C, D#, G#, C (from low to high)

Intro/Main Riff (there are slight variations on this throughout, but this should give you the basic idea)

C------3--3--3--3-|-3-3--3--3--3-3--||
G#-----2--2--2--2-|-0-0--0--2--2-0--||
D#-----0--0--2--2-|-0-0--0--2--2-0--||… (repeat)
C------3--3--2--2-|-3-3--3--2--2-0--||
G#-----2--2--2--2-|-0-0--0--2--2-0--||
D#----------------|------------------||

(The notes on the high string are just a suggestion for people playing this on acoustic, that may want to have a fuller sound).

And I know everything…

C-----(0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3)|
G#----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D#----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
C-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G#----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D#----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|

C-----(0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3)|----------------------------|
G#----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------0-0---2-2---|
D#----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--2---4--4---x-x---0-0-0-|
C-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-2-0-2-2-0-|
G#----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-2-0-2-2-0-|
D#----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|-----------------------------|

doesn’t get kissed…

C-------------- ----------
G#----0--0--- ---------
D#----0--0--- --2--2--
C-----0--0--- --2--2--
G#----x--x---- -2--2--
D#----2--2--- ---------

(Back to Main Riff )

BRIDGE:

C-------------------------------------------|-3---(3)-3-3-3-3-3-|
G#-----------------------------------------|-0---(0)-0-0-0-0-0-|
D#----3--(3)-3-3-3-3-3--3--(3)-3-3-3-3-3--|-0-h-2--2-2-2-2-2-|
C------1--(1)-1-1-1-1-1--1--(1)-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-h-1---1-1-1-1-1-|
G#----0-h-2--2-2-2-2-2--0-h-2--2-2-2-2-2-|-0--(0)--0-0-0-0-0-|
D#----3--(3)-3-3-3-3-3--3---(3)-3-3-3-3-3-|--------------------|

C-----3---(3)-3-3-3-3-3-||
G#---0---(0)-0-0-0-0-0-||
D#---0-h-2--2-2-2-2-2--||…(repeat 3 x then go to next bar)
C----0-h-1---1-1-1-1-1-||
G#---0--(0)--0-0-0-0-0-||
D#----------------------||

C------------------------------------------|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
G#---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D#---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
C----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
G#---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D#----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

(Back to Main Riff)

On the live versions of this, Paul usually plays these chords during the (I know everything) part:

C------3-|-5-|-3-|-3-|-3-|-5-|---|---|
G#----4-|-6-|-4-|-2-|-4-|-6-|---|-2-|
D#----5-|-7-|-5-|-0-|-5-|-7-|---|-2-|
C------5-|-7-|-5-|-3-|-5-|-7-|---|-2-|
G#------|----|---|-2-|---|----|-7-|-2-|
D#------|----|---|-0-|---|----|-5-|---|

Once again another song in the “CST” or “G# Major Tuning.” This is one of Paul’s more traditionally structured songs (meaning there’s verse, chorus, and bridge sections). Melodically it hints at The Beatles, with nods to 70’s/80’s power-pop. This song is pretty much a perfect pop song in my books. Live, this song makes an even bigger impression, thanks to Michael Bland’s powerhouse drumming. (When playing this live, Paul sometimes tunes a ½ step higher).

There’s a few guitar parts on the recording, but I decided to TAB it out for one guitar. Hopefully this covers all the basics. Let me know what you think, if you have any suggestions, or improvements.

GtrPlyr 

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1 Comment

  1. Gordon Gunn 09.Jan.12 at 10:49 pm

    oh just give us the chords and the words for gosh sakes!

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