Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains (Tabs)

Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains (Tab)

I’m back and I’m starting the year how I intend to carry on: with pessimistic miserablism in the form of Garbage’s Only Happy When It Rains.

Verse: Not wasting any time with an intro. Since the melody does a lot of switching between A and G, I’m taking advantage of the re-entrant string and using the open A and G notes. I love how well the bent notes at the fifth fret work here.

Chorus: Switching to a major key for a fairly jaunty chorus melody.

Solo: Nothing too flashy here. If you do want to get flashy, you could replace some of the notes at the third fret at the start of the bars in the second half with notes bent at the second fret. That’s more true to the original but tricky to pull off (particularly on the E chord).

Outro: A bit of stretch here when you’re playing Am then hitting the A-string, 5th fret.


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