E-Chords
Pete Doherty

I Could Use A Steady Hand(Tabs)

Pete Doherty

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Key: Bb
Key: Bb Major 




Intro: 

 C                G7               F7      G7       C7 

|-8--8-------8---|----------------|----------------|----8-----------| 
|-8----8-11------|----8-----8---8-|----6-------8---|----8-108-------| 
|-9--------------|----------10--10|------8---------|----9-9-9-------| 
|10--------------|--9-------9---9-|7------/9-------|----8-------10--| 
|----------------|10----10-x--10-\|8------/10--10--|---10-----------| 
|----------------|----------------|--------------10|8--8------------| 

 F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13 

|--------10------|8>------10>-----|8>------10>-----|8>------10>-----| 
|8-----8---------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------| 
|8-----8---------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------| 
|7---------------|7>------7>------|7>------7>------|7>------7>------| 
|8---------------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------|8>------8>------| 
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| 

> signifies continuous strumming of the chord 

In the last 2 measures he throws in a couple of muted notes, which are fairly easy to duplicate. 


PRE-Verse: 

(The F9 to F13 movement is really what defines this song): 

|Bb     |Bb Bb7 |F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     |Bb     | 


VERSE & Chorus: 

F9                           Bb                         Bb7 

Oh, oh please, won't someone      bury mine for me? 

F9                        F9(#5) F9         Bb 

 'Cause I'm all broken up,          I could use, I could use a steady hand 

               Eb                                                  Bb 

Oh there ain't nothing in this world, oh nothing wrong except your soul, he scats 

      B  C                                                       C13 

Still he never shows, that I would not know, nothing to do with the fifty thousand 

         B13 Bb13   F7      F13   F7   F13 

dollar rewaaaard, although! 


On the last 4 chords above, he uses the same lick as in measure 5 of the intro. 

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He then returns to the 'Pre-verse': 

|Bb     |Bb     |F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     |Bb     | 


Followed by the verse and Chorus. Same lyrics, although he's loose with it as always :) 

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OUTRO: 

The common bluesy trick of hammering on from the minor to major third is used here,  
while strumming only the top 4 strings: 
(again, > means just keep strumming the chord) 

 Bb               Bb 

|--6----6-6>-----|---6----6-6>-----| 
|--6----6-6>-----|---6----6-6>-----| 
|7---6h7--7>-----|6h7--6h7--7>-----| 
|8---8----8>-----|8----8----8>-----| 
|----------------|-----------------| 
|----------------|-----------------| 

The song then finishes with these chords: 

|F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     | 



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| /   slide up 
| \   slide down 
| h   hammer-on 
| p   pull-off 
| ~   vibrato 
| +   harmonic 
| x   Mute note 
| b   Bend 
| pb  Pre-bend 
| br  Bend release 
| pbr Pre-bend release 
| brb Bend release bend 

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