Alanis Morissette - Not The Doctor Guitar Chords

Alanis Morissette

alternative rock, canadian pop, folk-pop, lilith

Chords: E, Esus4, G, A, F#m, Am7, D
Title: "NOT THE DOCTOR" - Alanis Morissette - album "jagged little pill"

[Intro]
There are a couple variations sort of like this throughout.

Bass-like, all fingered, as in:
e---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------|
A------0-0-2-0---0--------0-0-2-0-------------|
E--0-4---------4---4--0-4---------4-0---------|

Or, one octave up, played from E and Esus4 chords:
e---------------------------------------------|
B----------0------------------0---------------|
G----1-2-2---2-1-2-1----1-2-2---2-1-----------|
D--2------------------2-------------2---------|
A---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

"NOT THE DOCTOR" - Alanis Morissette

[Verse]
(E thru-out verse, with occasional hammer-on to Esus4)
I don't want to be the filler if the void is solely yours
I don't want to be your glass of single malt whiskey
Hidden in the bottom drawer
I don't want to be the bandage if the wound is not mine
Lend me some fresh air

I don't want to be adored for what I merely represent to you
I don't want to be your baby sitter
You're a very big boy now
I don't want to be your mother
I didn't carry you in my womb for nine months
Show me the back door

[Chorus]
G                  A               E
Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6, well I
G       A                    E
Already know that you'd find some way to sneak me in and oh
G              A               E
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom, you see it's
F#m                       Am7           D    E
Too much to ask for and I am not the doctor

[Verse]
(E thru-out verse, with occasional hammer-on to Esus4)
I don't want to be the sweeper of the eggshells that you up walk upon
I don't want to be your other half I believe that 1 and 1 make 2
I don't want to be your food or the light from the fridge
on your face at midnight
Hey what are you hungry for

I don't want to be the glue that holds your pieces together
I don't want to be your idol
see this pedestal is high and I'm afraid of heights
I don't want to be lived through
A vicarious occasion, please
open the window

(Repeat chorus)

(E thru-out verse, with occasional hammer-on to Esus4)
I don't want to live on someday when my motto is next week
I don't want to be responsible for your fractured heart
and its wounded beat
I don't want to be a substitute for the smoke you've been inhaling
What do you thank me
What do you thank me for

(Repeat chorus - then end on a slow, upstroked E chord)


Suggested chords:

    E   G   A  F#m  Am7  D  Esus4
e-------3-------2--------2--------------------|
B-----------2---2----1---3--------------------|
G---1-------2---2--------2----2---------------|
D---2-------2---4----2--------2---------------|
A---2---2-------x--------x----2---------------|
E-------3---x---x----x---x--------------------|

btw, high "e" string is pretty sparsely used in strumming.

Enjoy!

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