20 Years In The Dakota by Hole

Tabbed by Scott H.

This alt rock ditty/ode to Yoko Ono was original recorded in 1992 and released as a
b-side to "Beautiful Son", and later appeared on their compilation album ''My Body, the Hand
Grenade''. All I can find are bass tabs for the song (Courtney Love actually played bass
on the recording), but there is nothing as far as guitar is concerned (and there is a
guitar playing on the recording). So here you go? I adapted it and tabbed it myself,
it's far from perfect but it sounds pretty darn close. If you have any corrections, let me
know and I'll add/modify it. The bass is really heavy on the song and it's light on 
guitar, so keep that in mind. Verses not annotated with a riff are the parts where it's bass only,
so don't mind those.

Tuning: Standard (play clean unless where noted)

She spent 20 years in the Dakota
Every single day was black in the Dakota

Riff A:


Riff A
    Riot girls think you stop it
    You're forever in her debt

Riff A
    Well, I know you haven't saved me
    And you haven't saved her yet

Riff A
    She spent 20 years like a virus

Riff A
    They want to burn the witches inside us

Riff A (heavily distorted)
     Well, yeah, you don't fuck with the Fabulous Four

Riff A (heavily distorted)
     Or you'll spend the rest of your life picking things up off the floor

She's still alive, but I am sure
That all the stars belong to her

Riff B:


Riff B (heavily distorted)
     On California king-sized beds
     She's wrapped in rags inside my head

This is the the story, this is the story of someone's wife
(Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Been in black pools her whole life
(Nah, nah, nah, nah, I don't remember, I forget)

Oh baby, dry your dirty eyes
My water breaks like turpentine

Riff C: (heavily distorted) x 2


The pee-girl burns to be the bride
Your ever-lovely suicide

Riff C
     Hey, yah, hey yah

Riff C
     Are they coming for me? Are they coming soon?
     (Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)

Hey Jude, hey Jude
(Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Are they coming for me, Judy, Judy, are they coming soon?
(I haven't lived there yet, I don't remember I forget)

The pee-girl burns to be a bride
Your ever-lovely suicide
(I haven't live there yet,
I don't remember, I forget)
Hey nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
I don't remember, I forget
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