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Hey Jealousy

Gin Blossoms

from the album New Miserable Experience released in 1992

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Lyrics

Intro

| D . . . | E . . . | F#m . . . | E . . . | (x2, see below for riff)

Verse

D E Tell me, do you think it'd be alright F#m E If I could just crash here tonight You see, I'm in no shape for driving Anyway, I've got no place to go And d'you know it might not be that bad You're the best I've ever had If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago I might not be alone

Pre-Chorus

A D Tomorrow we can drive around this town A D And let the cops chase us around F#m E The past is gone but something might be found D To take its place...

Chorus

D E F#m E Hey jealousy... hey jealousy... hey jealousy... hey jealousy... You can trust me not to think And not to sleep around And if you don't expect too much from me You might not be let down Cause all I really want is to be with you Like I matter too If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago I might be here with you Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... (instrumental chorus with solo) Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... Hey jealousy... hey jealousy... hey jealousy... hey jealousy... Tell me, do you think it'd be alright If I could just crash here tonight You see, I'm in no shape for driving Anyway, I've got no place to go And d'you know it might not be that bad You're the best I've ever had If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago I might not be alone Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... D E F#m E Hey jealousy... she took my heart... D E F#m E D2 (let ring) Well, there's only one place I can start... (play intro riff before the final D2)

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

This song uses these chords. Open variations are shown on the left (except for F#m, which must be barred); and barred versions are shown on the right. Mix them and use as desired.

e-|----2----0-----2------0-----|----5-----7-----8-----5-----
B-|----3----0-----2------2-----|----7-----9-----9-----5-----
G-|----2----1-----2------2-----|----7-----9----10-----6-----
D-|----0----2-----4------2-----|----7-----9----10-----7-----
A-|---------2-----4------0-----|----5-----7-----9-----7-----
E-|---------0-----2------------|----------------------5-----
       D    E    F#m     A          D     E    F#m    A 

Intro Riff

The intro opens with this simple riff, which occurs before the D. Repeat as desired throughout the song (this progression is used in the verse and chorus, so there is plenty of opportunity).

e-|-----------|--2----0----2----0---
B-|-----------|--3----0----2----0---
G-|-----------|--2----1----2----1---
D-|-----------|--0----2----4----2---
A-|--2-4-2-0--|-------2----4----2---   x 2
E-|-----------|-------0----2----0---
    (E)          D    E    F#m  E 

Ending Riff

For the very end, use this riff -- which is basically the beginning of the intro riff leading into a D2 chord. Let the D2 chord ring.

e-|-----------|---0----
B-|-----------|---3----
G-|-----------|---2----
D-|-----------|---0----
A-|--2-4-2-0--|--------
E-|-----------|--------
    (E)          D2 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| D . . . | E . . . | F#m . . . | E . . . | (x2, see above for riff)

Verse

"Tell me, do you think it'd be alright..."
| D . . . | E . . . | F#m . . . | E . . . | (repeat)

Pre-Chorus

"Tomorrow we could drive around this town..."
| A   . . . | D . . . | A . . . | D . . . |
| F#m . . . | E . . . | D . . . | . . . . |

Chorus

"Hey jealousy..."
| D . . . | E . . . | F#m . . . | E . . . | (repeat)

Song Info

Song: Hey Jealousy
Artist: Gin Blossoms
Album: New Miserable Experience
Year: 1992
Label: A&M

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Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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