IF YOU COULD SAVE YOURSELF (YOU'D SAVE US ALL) - words and music by Ween
**from the album "Quebec"

If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All) - by Ween

Thx Steve from AMW and Deaner for the chorus and Whiff79 for the lyrics
It's out the Trenton show from 02/07/02

For the verses it's picking and the strummng pattern for the chorus is quite easy.
Chords :

F Am Bb D C A E
E:-1- -x- -1- -x- -x- -x- -0-
A:-3- -0- -1- -0- -3- -0- -2-
D:-3- -2- -3- -0- -2- -2- -2-
G:-2- -2- -3- -2- -0- -2- -1-
B:-1- -1- -3- -3- -1- -2- -0-
e:-1- -0- -1- -2- -0- -0- -0-

Intro :

F Am D Bb

D C
on a free ride home from the embassy

A E
i saw the governor and his lover

C D
holding hands

D
when i got to my place

C
i emptied my suitcase

A E D
and opened the windows wide

F Am
if you could save yourself, you'd save us all

D
is that what you called me for?

Bb
is that why you're knocking on my door?

F
the time i've spent

Am
working myself to death

D
thought that's what you wanted

Bb
i thought you needed my help

F
to make it good again

A7
to make us strong

Bb
to make you happy

F
to push you along

Am Am Am F
and gain some respect

A7
to be be thrown a crumb

Bb
i was on my kness

F
when you knocked me down

The wheels fell off, the bottom dropped out
The checks all bounced, I came in your mouth
Your mother came calling but there was no one around
The trash caught fire when the leaves turned brown
The vultures were circling when the circus left town
I left you a note but I wrote it in disappearing ink
If you could save yourself, you'd save us all
Is that what you called me for, is that why you're knocking on my door?
The time I've spent, working myself to death
Thought that's what you wanted
I thought you needed my help
To make it good again, to make us strong
To make you happy, to push you along
And gain some respect, to be thrown a crumb
I was on my knees, when you knocked me down

(repeat chorus)

Break and Outro :
F A7 Bb
F A7 Bb

***Version 2*** by Tim

This is a more accurate version of this song.
The other one is close but leaves out some chords.
I added the 2 missing lines to the lyrics, and note
that "bone" is changed to "crumb." (listen closely to the song)

Intro :

F Am D Bb

D C
on a free ride home from the embassy
G G
i saw the governor and his lover
A D
holding hands

(same chords)
when i got to my place
i emptied my suitcase
and opened the windows wide
F Am
if you could save yourself, you'd save us all
D
is that what you called me for?
Bb
is that why you're knocking on my door?
F
the time i've spent
Am
working myself to death
D
thought that's what you wanted
Bb
i thought you needed my help
F
to make it good again
A7
to make us strong
Bb
to make you happy
F
to push you along
Am Am Am F
and gain some respect
A7
to be be thrown a crumb
Bb
i was on my kness
F
when you knocked me down

The wheels fell off, the bottom dropped out
The checks all bounced, I came in your mouth
Your mother came calling but there was no one around
The trash caught fire when the leaves turned brown
The vultures were circling when the circus left town
I left you a note but I wrote it in disappearing ink
If you could save yourself, you'd save us all
Is that what you called me for, is that why you're knocking on my door?
The time I've spent, working myself to death
Thought that's what you wanted
I thought you needed my help
To make it good again, to make us strong
To make you happy, to push you along
And gain some respect, to be thrown a crumb
I was on my knees, when you knocked me down

(repeat chorus)

***Keyboard Tabs*** by Andrew

Intro:
F chord x4 A chord x4 D Major chord x4 F chord x4

Add rhythms as you want, like from the CD or something. I play like the CD, but that's a fleshed-out version.

Melody, Verse One:

ALL Fs SHARP UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

D E F# F# F# F# F# F# E E,
E E D E E E D E E E DD
D E F# F# F# F#,
F# F# E D E E
D E E D E E D

Chorus:

ALL Bs FLAT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. ALL OTHER NOTES NATURAL

F F F ^F C A ^F F E E,
E E E D E D D,
E E E D EDE F F,
C F F F, F F F F E E E,
E E E D E D,
E E D E F F F,
F G F A G F,
A A A A,
A A A Bb Bb,
Bb Bb Bb A A
< < < < <
A A A A A
A A A G A
A A A A Bb
Bb Bb Bb A A A..

Verse Two:

D F# F#,
D F# F# F# F#,
D F# E E D E E D E,
D E E E E, D E E E E D D,
D F# F# F# F# F# F# F# F#,
D F# E E E D E E E E,
D E E E E E D E E D E D E D D.

Chorus Again: same as last time, do an octave up:

Outro:
Same as intro, end on Bb Chord Finale.

That should be it. It might need tweaking, but there you go. Match it up to the melody, it works.

***Bass Tab***by Geoff

If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)
Bass by Dean

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Intro

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Verse 1

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Verse 2 Chorus

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**Tabbed by GABOU !!!
Awesome Sound - Ween Guitar tabs (www.vaxxine.com/mtbhl/ween.htm)