You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
F# : 244322
F#': x 9 11 11 11 x
E : 022100
B : 799877
B' : x 14 16 16 16 x
A : 577655

Guitar 2 plays the tab. It is a clean guitar, with some effects (I'm not sure,
I think maybe a chorus or a flanger?)

OK, here we go.
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[Verse 1]
(no chords)
I want you to know that I'm happy for you.
I wish nothing but the best for you both.

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A|-------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Another version of me; Is she perverted like me? Would she go

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G|----16------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--------16--------------------|----------------------------------|
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down on you in a theatre? Does she speak

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e- lo- quently? And would she have your baby? I'm sure she'd

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B|16----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|----16------------------------|---------------------------------------|
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make a really excel- lent mother. Cause the


[Pre-Chorus]
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B|14-----------------------------------------------------------17-----|
G|---------14---------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------14------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#'
love that you gave that we made wasn't a------ble to

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B|-----17-------16--------14------------|-16-----------------------------|
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x x B'
make it enough for you to be o--pen wide.

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B|---19---17-----------|-14------------------------------17------|
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x x F#'

No. And every--time you speak her name does she
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B|-----17-------------16------------14---------------|
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D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
x x
know how you told me you'd hold me un--til

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B|-16--------------------------17-|-16-------------------------------------|
G|-----16-------------------------|-------16-------------------------------|
D|---------16---------------------|--------------16------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B'
you died? Til you died, but you're still alive. And I'm here


[Chorus]
F# E A B
(And I'm here) to remind you of the mess you left when you went away.
F# E A B
It's not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me.
B n.c.
You, you, you oughta know.


VERSE 2 (guitar 1 plays the F#' and B' chords softly)

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B|-14----------16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|
G|-----14------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------14--------------------|-----------------------------16--|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#'
You seem very well.

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B|-16----------------------------|---------------------19----------|
G|-----16------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------16--------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B'
Things look peaceful.

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B|-14-------------------------17-|---------------------------------|
G|-----14------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------14--------------------|-----------------------------16--|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#'
I'm not quite as well. I thought

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B|-16----------17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
G|-----16------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------16--------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B'
you should know. Did you for-

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B|-14----------16------14~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
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E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#'
get a--bout me Mr. Du-------plici-ty? I hate to

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B|-17----------16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
G|-----16------------------------|---------------------------------|
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B'
bug you in the middle of dinner. It was a

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F#'
slap in the face how quickly I was replaced, and are you

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B|-16-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-----16--------------16---------|---------------------------------|
D|---------16---------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B'
thinking of me when you fuck her? Cause the


PRE-CHORUS (guitar 1 plays the F#' and B' chords loudly)
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e|--------------------------17-----------------16-------14------------|
B|14-----------------------------------------------------------17-----|
G|---------14---------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------14------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#'
love that you gave that we made wasn't a------ble to

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e|14------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----17-------16--------14------------|-16--------17p16----------------|
G|--------------------------------------|-----16----------16-------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
x x B'
make it enough for you to be o--pen wide.

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e|----19--------17----17-------|--------------17--------16---------------|
B|-----------------19----------|-14------------------------------17------|
G|-----------------------------|-----14----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|---------14------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
x x F#'
No. And every--time you speak her name does she

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e|-14------------------------------------------------|
B|-----17-------16----14------17----16---------------|
G|------------------------------------------14-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
x x
know how you told me you'd hold me un--til

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e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|-16----------16----------------|--16-----------------16------------------|
G|-----16----------16------------|--------16-------------------------------|
D|---------16----------16--------|---------------16------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

B'
you died? Til you died, but you're still alive. And I'm here


[Chorus]
F# E A B
(And I'm here) to remind you of the mess you left when you went away.
F# E A B
It's not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me.
B n.c.
You, you, you oughta know.

`QUIET PART'
Guitar 1: feedback-effects

Guitar 2 (clean, with effects)
Chord formation: A7: 57565x B7: 224242

A7 B7 A7 B7 A7 B7 B7 B7 (each chord eight counts)

[Pre-Chorus]
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B|----------|-14----------------------------------17--------------17-----|
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D|----------|----------------14------------------------------------------|
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F#'
Cause the joke that you laid in the bed that was me, and I'm
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-----16-------14---17---16------------|-16--------------------------19-|
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x x B'
not gonna fade as soon as you close your eyes, and you know

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B|----------17---16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-14-------------------------------17----|
G|----------------------------------|-----14---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|---------14-----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
x x F#'
it. And every---time I scratch my nails down

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B|-----17-------16------14------------|
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A|------------------------------------|
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x x
someone else's back I hope you

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B|-16----------17--16-------------|-16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
G|-----16--------------16---------|----------------------------------------|
D|---------16------------------16-|----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B'
feel it. Can you feel it? And I'm here


[Chorus]
F# E A B
(And I'm here) to remind you of the mess you left when you went away.
F# E A B
It's not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me.
B
You, you, you oughta know. And I'm here

(during the second chorus, guitar 1 plays the tab (with vibrato) overdriven,
and guitar 2 plays the chords overdriven)

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A|---------------|----------------|----------------------|-------------------|
E|---------------|----------------|----------------------|-------------------|
F# E A B
to remind you of the mess you left when you went away. It's not
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F# E A B
fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me. You you you

N.C. oughta know.



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| ~ Vibrato
| p Pull-off

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Song info
You Oughta Know
Alanis Morissette
2001
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
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