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Missy Higgins - The Battle (Tab)
Submitter: waynusofuranus (71) on 5/10/07
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THE BATTLE
Written by Missy Higgins

2 beats per chord (change on 2+)
` = 2 beats
(capo at seventh fret for recorded key of G)

INTRO:
F  C  G  Am

F  C  G  `

VERSE:
F         C      G           Am
  I don't need a slap in the face I'm al-
F            C             G  `
ready at the bottom of the sea
F             C          G          Am
  Should have known this armour was heavy when the
F             C         G      `
Battle was de-clared by me but you weren't

CHORUS-SHORT:
F      C       G    Asus2
Listen-ing too hard under every
F        C     G         Asus2
Word's a jaded heart and you weren't
F      C       G        Asus2
Listen-ing too hard now were you

HALF-RE-INTRO:
F  C  G  `

VERSE:
F         C         G          Am
  Can you pull your head out a moment and
F             C              G      `
Try to find a second just to breathe
F       C      G       Am
  I was trying to be a picture a
F         C            G       `
Pillar of solidity you see but you weren't

CHORUS:
F      C       G    Asus2
Listen-ing too hard under every
F        C     G         Asus2
Word's a jaded heart now give me your
F             C       G       Asus2
Best and I'll take it feel it breathe it then
F*      `  G        `   
Watch me__ throw it back to

BRIDGE:
Am  G* C  F
You______
Am  G* C  F
Oh_____ooh__
Am  G* C     F
  Ah__   yeah__
Am  `  G  `
eah___ oh oh__

RE-INTRO:
F   C  G  Am
Yeah
F  C  G*    `
       'cos you weren't

CHORUS:
F      C       G    Asus2
Listen-ing too hard under every
F        C     G         Asus2
Word's a jaded heart now give me your
F             C       G       Asus2
Best and I'll take it feel it breathe it then
F*      `  G        `   
Watch me__ throw it back to
(ritard)

TAG: (a tempo)
F  C  G  Asus2
You      back to
F  C  G  Asus2
You      back to
F  C  G  Asus2
You   oh oh

ENDING:
F  G  C
(ritard)

================================================================================

CHORDS:
   F   C   G   Am  Asus2
E|------------------------|  * notes appear only where indicated
B|---------0*--1-----0----|
G|-2*--0---0---2-----2----|  Asus2 fingering is the same as Am
D|-3---2---0---2-----2----|        without the index-finger
A|-3---3---2---0-----0----|
E|-1-------3--------------|  C and G use ring and middle-finger

While the picking pattern is reasonably simple it is quite tricky
to play at this tempo. Practise 'strumming' with the chords first
rather than trying to focus on picking each individual note.
1st-string never sounds so there is no need to barre the F-chord.
Be sure to change chords on 2+

Notice that each group of four notes ends with an OPEN-string.
This provides time to change fingering.
On 2+ the open string is always part of the next chord.
On 4+ the open string is a passing note.

Add the hammers AFTER the picking patterns are mastered.

Slowed down version of the INTRO is available from 
http://members.datafast.net.au/waynus/video/

TAB shows all patterns used but is presented without repeats.

INTRO/VERSE:
   F     C             G     Am            F     C             G   
   1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 e +   1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-------------0h1---|-------------------|-----------------|
G|-------0-------0---|-----0-----2-----0-|-------0-------0---|-------0---------|
D|-----3-----0h2---0-|---------2---------|-----3-----0h2---0-|-----0-----0-----|
A|---3-----3---------|---2---0-----------|---3-----3---------|---2---------2---|
E|-1-----------------|-3-----------------|-1-----------------|-3-------------0-|

CHORUS:
   F     C             G     Asus2        F*                G
   1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-------------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-------------0---||-----------------|-----------------|
G|-------0-------0---|-----0-----2-----||-------2---------|-------0----(0)--|
D|-----3-----0h2---0-|---------2-------||-----3-----3-----|-----0----(0)----|
A|---3-----3---------|---2---0---------||---3---------3---|---2-------------|
E|-1-----------------|-3-------------0-||-1-------------0-|-3---------------|
                                                                   (1st time only)
BRIDGE:
   Am    G*          C       F            Am                G
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + a 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
B|-------0---------|-----------------0-||-------1---------|-----------------|
G|-----2---------0-|-------0-------2---||-----2-----2---0-|-------0-----0---|
D|---2---------0---|---2h3-------3-----||---2---------2---|-----0-----0-----|
A|-0---------2-----|-3---------3-------||-0---------------|---2-------------|
E|---------3-------|---------1---------||-----------------|-3-------------0-|

RE-INTRO:
   G*
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|
B|-----------0-----|
G|-------0-----0---|
D|-----0-----------|
A|---2-------------|
E|-3-------------0-|

ENDING:
   F     G             C
   1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-----------------|
G|-------0---------0-|-----------------|
D|-----3---------0---|-0h2-------------|
A|---3-------0h2-----|-3---------------|
E|-1-------3---------|-----------------|


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