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Submitted by: black_guitarist

Song: The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One
Band: Relient K
Album: Mmhmm

Tabbed by: Edi K. (email me at diami_11@yahoo.com)

Tuning: (Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb)

. = palm muted
~ = let ring


1st guitar
Eb|----------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------
Gb|---9/11-11-11-11-11-11\9-9/11-11-11-11-11-11--	x6
Db|---x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x---
Ab|---7/9--9--9--9--9--9-\7-7/9--9--9--9--9--9---
Eb|----------------------------------------------


2nd guitar (comes in at the second time)
Eb|--------------------------------------------------
Bb|--------------------------------------------------
Gb|---13/14-14-14-14-14-14\13-13/14-14-14-14-14-14---	x1
Db|---xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx---
Ab|---11/12-12-12-12-12-12\11-11/12-12-12-12-12-12---
Eb|--------------------------------------------------


2nd guitar
Eb|---------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------
Gb|--------7-7-------4-----------7-7-------4-4-4
Db|---4-4--7-7--7-7--4--2---4-4--7-7--7-7--4-4-4
Ab|---4-4--5-5--7-7--2--2---4-4--5-5--7-7--2-2-2
Eb|---2-2-------5-5-----0---2-2-------5-5-------
					   .....

2nd guitar
Eb|-------------------------
Bb|-------------------------
Gb|--------7-7-------4------	x6
Db|---4-4--7-7--7-7--4--2---
Ab|---4-4--5-5--7-7--2--2---
Eb|---2-2-------5-5-----0---

Eb|-------------------------------------------------
Bb|-------------------------------------------------
Gb|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\6-6-6-6/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---	x1
Db|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\6-6-6-6/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---
Ab|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\4-4-4-4/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---
Eb|-------------------------------------------------


1st or 2nd guitar: Clean
Eb|----------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------
Gb|---------------------2-2-2-2--8-8-8-8---
Db|---4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2--8-8-8-8---
Ab|---4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--0-0-0-0--6-6-6-6---
Eb|---2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5---------------------

Eb|----------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------
Gb|---7-7-7-7-----------9-9--2-2--4-4-4-4--	x1
Db|---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-9--2-2--4-4-4-4--
Ab|---5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7--0-0--2-2-2-2--
Eb|------------5-5-5-5---------------------
				    .....
			(Palm mute only on distortion part)

----> repeat with distortion


1st or 2nd guitar
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8
Db|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8
Ab|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6
Eb|--------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------

Eb|--------------------------
Bb|--------------------------
Gb|---11--9-------11--9------
Db|---11--9--7----11--9--7---
Ab|---9---7--7----9---7--7---
Eb|----------5-----------5---

Eb|---------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------
Gb|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4~-----------
Db|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4~--2~--4~---
Ab|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2~--2~--4~---
Eb|------------------------0~--2~---


This tab was kinda difficult, but I still managed to pull through. If it
seemed complicated to you, don't hesitate to e-mail me or write a comment
or question.


Enjoy,

"black guitarist"

Comments about this tab

bob k johnson - 2005-02-02

how on earth did you pull that song off


jamforchrist123 - 2005-02-14

It Sounds Perfect, Yet The Song Itself Seems Kinda Pointless.


grim reaper - 2005-03-17

dude this site can be ok at times but most the songs this guy putts down stinks


grim reaper - 2005-03-17

like this one


Alextx89 - 2005-03-28

shut up dude, this tab is flawless. axl out


vy O0==:: - 2005-06-30

i will admit that it is a bit hard to play this song at the speed it's played in MMHMM, but the song is hilarious. awsome tab man.


muddleheaded - 2005-07-11

nice tab, though there are a couple spots that could sound better. i tuned down to Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb (just like this tuning, but "drop D" a half step down") for all the mmhmm songs (and i think most will find that easier, plus at least death and taxes needs to be played that way)

for the clean part, it should go
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
7777------9999-8888---7777-------------------
7777-7777-9999-8888---7777-7777-9-2-4-(444444)
5555-7777-7777-6666---5555-7777-9-2-4-(444444)
-----7777------------------7777-9-2-4-(444444)
...... (pm for dist only)


and then following the next part
---------------------------
---------------------------
-7-7------7-7--------------
-7-7-7----7-7-7------------
-5-5-7----5-5-7------------
-----7--------7------------


but otherwise very close throughout. to play the whole thing in "drop Db"
raise the note up two frets only if it is on the low E string, such as
--- ---
--- ---
--- becomes ---
-7- -7-
-7- -7-
-5- -7-


dizzydaisy - 2005-08-13

hey i like this song tho it maybe point less its cool. could u figure out the paino chords?
Jennie


Guitar&Vocals7 - 2005-08-16

Relient K is an awsome band with some wacked out lyrics..........
AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E-mail me @ Jumping4Chikn@aol.com if you have any awsome tabs.


guitarnerd153 - 2005-09-28

this song rocks! this tab is flawless which is super hard to do for Relient K songs. Nice job!


fenderbender123 - 2006-03-30

Why do RK songs always have to be so hard to play?!?


fender_7 - 2006-06-16

that is the sign of a good musician


6strings21frets - 2008-08-12

this tab is great, but there is a little tip I would like to point out:

instead of playing the 244xxx in the second part just before the singing, you may want to play up an octave on the 9th fret: x9.11.11xx

that was great...


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