Song: Mikes Song

Band: Phish
Composed By: Mike Gordon

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Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 22:23:46 EST
From: JestrsReve 
Subject: TAB: Mike's Song by Phish


Mike's Song, by Phish

This is basically what it sounds like on Slip Stitch and Pass; they don't
vary it too much when they play it, so this should be what the song
basically sounds like.

opening riff (played 4 times, varies a little each time; just listen to the recording. only play the first 
in this riff the first time you play it. trust me, you'll get it).
								   C# on the third and fourth times playing this, hit the open A in
that last little lick before the C#.  It sounds pretty cool, and Trey does
it on this recording.

After this, Trey does a little lead work on the C# scale.  This is not
very hard and could be mimicked fairly easily.  Listen to the recording to
get ideas.  After this, the pianist plays chords, and Trey does lead work
as he sings; it is ok to play these chords on the guitar instead,
especially if two of you are playing. We'll call this the verse, ok? These
are the chords:

    C# C# B C#      E    F#

Lyrics for verse:
 Trapped in time, and I don't know what to do
C#C#      B C#             E                 F#

These friends of mine, I can see right through
You don't gotta tell me, I don't gotta move
cause I'm sittin' back here, sharin in the grooo, oove

These may not be totally correct, I had to guess.  On the word groove Trey
slides down to an E chord.  Now the Chorus:

E   A  D  B

Lyrics for the Chorus:
	We don't want no nice guy
E   A    D              B

We don't want no nice guy
We don't want no nice guy
We don't want no nice guy...

on the last B, play C and then C#, which will send you right back into the
verse.  Listen to the recording and it's a peice of cake.  The next and
final set of lyrics for the verse are as follows:

I walk through the doorways, inside my mind
I chase the backbeat, hard and long
He stood in the doorway, blocking my way
he reached and grabbed me, this is what he say...

then the chorus again.  After the chorus, again play the C and C# after
the B, but then instead of going back into the verse, play the higher E
power chord.  After a second he goes into a little thingy where he goes
back and forth from E to D....listen to
 it, it works.  He then plays more on the E chord, does the E to D thing
again, but on the last D he goes right to the high F# power chord.  Then
the whole band goes into a funky groove on the F# scale.  And there you
have it, I hope this was clear enough.  If you have any suggestions e-mail
me at

by Drew Best

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  • Slip, Stitch and Pass

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Elektra Song Duration on Album: 13:52 Album Duration: 01:18:00

    Release Date: October 28, 1997

    Moods: Humorous, Earthy, Freewheeling, Laid-Back/Mellow, Organic, Fun, Irreverent, Playful, Silly

    Styles: American Trad Rock, Jam Bands, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

    Themes: Hanging Out, Late Night, Playful

  • Hampton Comes Alive

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Elektra Song Duration on Album: 11:50 Album Duration: 05:14:08

    Release Date: November 23, 1999

    Moods: Organic, Witty, Bittersweet, Brooding, Exuberant, Fiery, Freewheeling, Reflective, Searching, Earnest, Summery, Amiable/Good-Natured, Quirky

    Styles: American Trad Rock, Jam Bands, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

    Themes: Introspection, Comfort, Hanging Out, Reflection, The Creative Side

  • Live Phish, Vol. 06

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: JEMP Records Song Duration on Album: 10:28 Album Duration: 02:55:56

    Release Date: October 16, 2001

    Moods: Carefree, Playful, Amiable/Good-Natured, Freewheeling, Fun, Silly, Humorous, Quirky, Whimsical, Complex

    Styles: Jam Bands, American Trad Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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