Pete Doherty

I Could Use A Steady Hand(Tabs)

Pete Doherty

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Key: Bb
Key: Bb Major 


 C                G7               F7      G7       C7 


 F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13      F9      F13 


> 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. 


(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. 


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 :) 



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 


The song then finishes with these chords: 

|F9 F13 |F9 F13 |Bb     | 


| /   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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