Speed Trials

open C tuning = CGCEGC

C      004000  Am7  024000
Cmaj7  044000  Ab   888888
Gsus2  77x5xx  Am   9x9890
G*     77x7xx  C*   000004
Gm     7x767x  F    555555
D+9    222224  C**  000000
G      777777  

intro
C--------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------
E--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
C--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--
G--------------0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--
C--------------------------------------------------

riff1              riff2       riff3
C--5-------------  C---------  C-----------
G--9--9-s-7-9-5--  G---------  G--0--------
E--5-------------  E---------  E--------8--
C--5-------------  C--7-s-9--  C-----9-----
G--5-------------  G---------  G-----------
C--5-------------  C---------  C-----------


intro x2
                C             Am7       Cmaj7
he's pleased to meet you underneath the horse
         C                Am7           Cmaj7
in the cathedral with the glass stained black
        C                     Am7  Cmaj7
singing sweet high notes that echo back
   Ab            Gsus2  G*
to destroy their master
         C                  Am7     Cmaj7
may be a long time till you get the call up 
         C                Am7     Cmaj7
but it's sure as fate and hard as your luck
Am          Ab             Gm  Gsus2 G*
no one will know where you are
            C*    D+9   F(riff1)      G
it's just a brief smile crossing your face
            C*    D+9    F(riff1)    G     riff2
i'm running speed trials standing in place

intro x2
         C              Am7    Cmaj7
when the socket's not a shock enough
           C                    Am7          Cmaj7
you little child what makes you think you're tough
             C                Am7     Cmaj7
when all the people you think you're above
Ab                       Gsus2  G*
they all know what's the matter
              C                Am7       Cmaj7
you're just a pinball yeah you know it's true
               C                       Am7     Cmaj7
there's always something you come back running to
Am            Ab      Gm  Gsus2 G*
to follow the path of no resistance
            C*    D+9   F(riff1)      G
it's just a brief smile crossing your face
            C*    D+9    F(riff1)    G     riff2
i'm running speed trials standing in place
            Am    F     C**           G
it's just a brief smile crossing your face
            Am G  F      C**          G
i'm running speed trials all over the place

oooooh
Am G  F  C**  G  riff3  x2

Am Ab G  F  C**  G  riff3  x2

Am G

C--------------0--
G--------------0--
E--------------0--
C--5--5 -4--2--0--
G--5--5--4--2--0--
C--5--5--4--2--0--
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2 thoughts on “Speed Trials”

  1. Great tab, as usual. One suggestion though; it sounds like Elliott plays an A major as opposed to A minor in the last two stanzas of the chorus. With these lyrics: “it’s just a brief smile crossing your face” and “i’m running speed trials all over the place.”

    After that it sounds like he goes back to using A minor in the progression. It’s less obvious in the original recording, but easier to hear in some of the live videos on YouTube. Take a listen and see if you agree.

    Thanks again for your site and for taking the time to tab these songs.

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