Letter to Memphis

By The Pixies

From the album Trompe Le Monde

Tabbed by Mark Schnitzius (schnitzi@east.isx.com)


[Call this Rhythm Figure 1]

       C#m A  A	 E	 Abm   E
--------4--5--5--5--------4----5---
--------5--5--5--7--------4----7---
---8-9--6--6--6--7--8-9-8-4----7---
-6------6--7--7--7--------6----7---
--------4--7--7--5--------6----5---
-----------5--5-----------4--------

       C#m A  A	 E	   Abm      A      B
--------4--5--5--7----------4-------0------2-------
--------5--5--5--5----------4-------2------4-------
-8-9-8--6--6--6--5----8-9---4-------2------4-------
--------6--7--7--5--6-------6-------2------4-------
--------4--7--7--7----------6-------0------2-------
-----------5--5-------------4----------------------

[End Rhythm Figure 1]

 E?             E  C#m	/B  C#m	 A?	   A  A?        A
--------------------4-------------------------------------
--------------------5-------------------------------------
-9--9--9--9--9--9---6-------------------------------------
-11-11-11-11-11-9---6------------7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-
-7--7--7--7--7--7---4------------9-9-9-9-9-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-
---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-

 E?             E  C#m	/B  C#m	 A?	   A  F#m
--------------------4--------------------------2----------
--------------------5--------------------------2----------
-9--9--9--9--9--9---6--------------------------2----------
-11-11-11-11-11-9---6------------7-7-7-7-7-7---4----------
-7--7--7--7--7--7---4------------9-9-9-9-9-7---4----------
---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5---2----------



the day since I met her
i can't believe it's true
she came here from memphis
across the ocean 

sailing and i saw her and i pleaded
why do you come so far and she said

C#m              E
trying to get to you
C#m                   E
how i tried to get to you
C#m              E
trying to get to you

[Rhythm Figure 2]
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--9--7-----11-9---
--5--5-----7--7---


i'm sending a letter
i'll send it right to you
i'll send it to memphis
i know that someday

everything i needed and i wanted
used to be that in my head was haunted

[with Rhythm Figure 1]
and all these sirens they make me mad
and all this violence it brings me down
i feel strong
i feel lucky

trying to get to you
said i'm going to get to you
trying to get to you

[Close:]
[Rhythm Figure 2]  E