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I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Acoustic Tab - Wilco


 
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Acoustic Tab
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Acoustic)"
by Wilco (Jeff Tweedy)

Tabbed by Drew Whitaker


I used the Sunken Treasure DVD of Jeff's solo shows to make some of this, but I'm still 
100% sure it's right.  It's just slightly different than the other tabs and only uses 
guitar... thought some might like it.

Standard Tunning
Capo 2nd Fret


[A] I am an American [Em] aquarium [D] drinker
[A] I assassin down the [Em] avenue [D]
[A] I'm hiding out in the [Em] big city [D] blinking
[A] What was I thinking when I [Em] let go of [D] you

[A  Em  D] x 2

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt

[A  Em  D] x 2

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby, hold on tight
You were so right when you said I'd been drinking
What was I thinking when we said goodnight

Riff 1 x 2
Riff 2 x 2

I want to hold you in the bible-black pre-dawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your band-aid 'cause I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when we said hello

Riff 2 x 2

I always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in

(palm mute during this next verse in a steady rhythm)

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
And still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart

[A  Em  D] x 4

Disposable dixie cup drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you


Riff 1:

E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --0h2p0--0--2--5~-----0h2p0--0--2--3~----------------------------------|
G -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2:

----5------2/3-----3-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----2-------2------2-----2-----------------------------------------------|
----0-------0------0-----0-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You have to listen to the recording to figure out Riff 2's strumming pattern, and I know 
I'm missing some notes, but it still sounds pretty close.  Also, he strums the A and D 
in a steady rhythm like in the verses between chord changes during the riff.

Enjoy!

 
 
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About the artist behind I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Acoustic Tab:

Wilco is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1993 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure from that group. Wilco's lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. The other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released six studio albums, a live double album, and three collaborations: two with Billy Bragg, and one with The Minus 5.

Wilco's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay and Television, and has in turn influenced music by The National and Cherry Ghost. The band continued in the alternative country of Uncle Tupelo on its debut album A.M. (1995), but has since introduced more experimental aspects to their music.

Wilco garnered media attention for its fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002), and the controversy surrounding it. After the recording sessions were complete, Reprise Records rejected the album and dismissed Wilco from the label. As part of a buy-out deal, Reprise gave Wilco the rights to the album for free. After streaming Foxtrot on its website, Wilco sold the album to Nonesuch Records in 2002. Both record labels are subsidiaries of Warner Music Group, leading one critic to say that the album showed "how screwed up the music business [was] in the early twenty-first century."[1] Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Wilco's most successful release to date, selling over 590,000 copies. Wilco won two Grammy Awards for their fifth studio album, 2004's A Ghost Is Born, including Best Alternative Music Album.

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