Bad Connection
As recorded by Everclear on the "So Much for the Afterglow" AUS single
Tabbed by Jason P (jasonsevercleartabs@hotmail.com) and Hugh Yik (hyik@nb.sympatico.ca)

VERSION 1 - Tabbed by Jason P

With thanks to Joel Zimmerman

Most of the time it's only the bass playing, if you want that, get 
it from the bass tab.

All of the start of the song and first two verses and the first 
chorus are just bass (or have muted guitar, I can't tell).

Right after the first chorus, the guitar cuts in with a C bar chord,
which then stops when the verse starts. When that verse gets to the 
"Can you hear me? I've been calling all day. Can you hear me?", the
guitar comes back in with a F chord and stops when that line finishes. 
In the next two lines ("My car's all ready and my bags are packed....") 
the guitar plays the main bass riff which is:

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------2---5---7-5-|
A|--3-3---3---3-----|
E|------------------|

Then when it gets to the "Can you hear me...." line again, the guitar 
plays the F chord and overdubbed over it is little fill:

e|-------------| 
B|--5h6p5h6p5--|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------| 

Then it comes to the chorus (* means play 8 times)

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|--7*------5*--10*-5*--9*--10*--12*---|
D|--7*--5*--5*--10*-5*--9*--10*--12*---|
A|--5*--5*--3*--8*--3*--7*--8*---10*---|
E|------3*-----------------------------|

The guitar plays the C chord until the lead thing starts, 
i.e. when the prank call is on, which is:

e|----------------------| x7
B|o-5----------6p5--3--o|
G|-----5----------------|
D|--------5-------------|
A|o--------------------o|
E|----------------------|

then

e|-----------------------| 
B|-5----------5h6p5h6p5--|
G|----5------------------|
D|-------5---------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

Then you play the chorus again, then the C chord in the interval, 
then play the chorus again and then keep playing C until the song ends.

VERSION 2 - Tabbed by Hugh Yik

(thanks to jasons tab)

MAIN BASS RIFF (OTHER TIMES IT PLAYS ROOT NOTES)
G|----------0---2-0--|
D|------2------------|
A|--3-3---3---3------|
E|-------------------|

*NOTES ARE Pm.ed EXCEPT WHEN NOTED
    C F D G B E
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--5---7---4---|
D|--5-3-7-5-4-2-|
A|--3-3-5-5-2-2-|
E|----1---3---0-|

C
Morning, this morning the curtains are shut
I'd ring you in the morning but the phone's been cut

        F
Can you hear me, 
I've been calling all day
        C
Can you hear me

C
The radio reporter said the line's all dead
He told me that I oughta write a letter instead

        F
Can you hear me, 
I've been calling all day
         C
Can you hear me
 D                                          G
-Yes I'd wish they'd fix the wires cause my baby won't know
         C                              F
 That I'm leaving in the morning and I'm ready to go
         B   
 Can you hear me
         E
 Can you hear me at all
       F                        G
 Gotta get the operator, make a telephone call

-JAM "C" UNPm.ed-

C
And if I write a letter it won't get there on time
I'll only reach you baby on the telephone line
         F
Can you hear me, 
I've been calling all day
        C
Can you hear me
 
C
My car's all ready and my bags are all packed
I'm late already and I won't be back
        F
Can you hear me, 
I've been calling all day
        C
Can you hear me 

chorus 

-JAM "C" AGAIN-

intermission->
   C and Bb(Pm.ed)..........  (REPEAT...)
e|----------------------| x7
B|o-5----------6p5--3--o|
G|-----5----------------|
D|--------5-------------|
A|o--------------------o|
E|----------------------|

then

e|-----------------------| 
B|-5----------5h6p5h6p5--|
G|----5------------------|
D|-------5---------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

chorus X2(SAME CHORDS UNPm.ed)

THEN GUITAR PLAYS BASS RIFF OVER "C". 
     

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