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Here I Go Again

Whitesnake

from the album Saints & Sinners released in 1982

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Lyrics

Intro

G ... D ... C ... D ... x2 (with intro riff)

Verse

G D C D ...I don't know where I'm going G D C D ...But I sure know where I've been G D/F# Em C G/B Am Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday Am Dsus4 D ...And I've made up my mind Am D (let ring) ...I ain't wasting no more time

Pre-Chorus

Em Am But, here I go again Em Am C D .....here I go again Though I keep searching for an answer I never seem to find what I'm looking for Oh, Lord, I pray... you give me strength to carry on 'Cause I know what it means Am D C D To walk along the lonely street of dreams...

Chorus

G C D C D And here I go again on my own G C D C D Going down the only road I've ever known G C D C G/B Am Like a drifter I was born to walk alone Am Dsus4 D ...And I've made up my mind Am D (let ring) ...I ain't wasting no more time I'm just another heart in need of rescue Waiting on love's sweet charity And I'm gonna hold on... for the rest of my days ...'Cause I know what it means ...To walk along the lonely street of dreams And here I go again on my own Going down the only road I've ever known Like a drifter I was born to walk alone ...And I've made up my mind Am D ...I ain't wasting no more time...

Bridge

C D Em D/F# G .....Here I go again... Am G/B C Em D/F# G .....Here I go again... Am G/B C Em D/F# G .....Here I go again... Am Bsus4 B .....Here I go again... And I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time And here I go again on my own Goin' down the only road I've ever known Like a drifter I was born to walk alone ...'Cause I know what it means ...To walk along the lonely street of dreams And here I go again on my own Going down the only road I've ever known Like a drifter I was born to walk alone ...And I've made up my mind ...I ain't wasting no more time Em (let ring) Here I go again...

Notes & Tabs

Acoustic Disclaimer

Note to all -- I'm approaching this song from an acoustic perspective. If you're looking for solo tabs or any sort of electric guitar instruction, I would recommend you look elsewhere.

Basic Guitar Chords Used

Here are the basic positions for the guitar chords used in this song. Of course, you can get creative and use barre chords (or other positions) for these chords as you see fit. If you're just getting started, I'd begin with these.

e-|---3----2-----3-----2-----0----0---------0---------------
B-|---0----3-----3-----3-----0----1----0----1-----5----4----
G-|---0----2-----2-----2-----0----0----0----2-----4----4----
D-|---0----0-----0-----0-----2----2----0----2-----4----4----
A-|---2----------------0-----2----3----2----0-----2----2----
E-|---3----------------2-----0------------------------------
      G    D   Dsus4  D/F#   Em   C   G/B   Am  Bsus4  B 

Acoustic Intro Tab

Here is a great way to approach the intro to this song. This is based off the unplugged Starkers in Tokyo version, but is simplified to be accessible and a bit easier to play. Listen along for the strumming and rhythm, as the rhythm is only approximated here.

e-|---------------------------------------------------------
B-|---12---10------8----7----8---10---------12---10-----8---
G-|---12---12------0----0----0----0---------12---12-----0---
D-|---12---12-----10---10---10---12---------12---12----10---
A-|---------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------
       G    D      C    D                    G    D     C 

Acoustic Verse Tab

Here is how I play the beginning of the verse to this song, on an acoustic guitar. Note that this can be used for the intro as well, technically (though I like to play the intro with different formations of these chords to mix it up). Again, listen along for strumming and rhythm.

e-|---7---5----3-----2---3---5---------7---5----3-----2---3---5---
B-|---8---7----5-----3---5---7---------8---7----5-----3---5---7---
G-|---7---7----5-----2---5---7---------7---7----5-----2---5---7---
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------
      G   D    C     D                 G   D    C     D

Videos

Official Music Video

Here is the official music video from Whitesnake. Since most of this version isn't guitar based (especially for rhythm segments), I've modeled most of the tabs above after the acoustic versions which you can watch further down this page.



Whitesnake Acoustic Version (Starkers in Tokyo)

This is an excellent Whitesnake unplugged performance of this song which only has the lead singer and guitarist. The guitar arrangement here is quite excellent (most of the tabs above are based on this, even if only approximations). Note, he is playing with his guitar tuned down 1/2 step.



Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Here is an excellent instructional video showing you how to play this song just like the Starkers in Tokyo unplugged version. Note, this is probably not recommended for beginners as there are some tricky chord formations being used here.



Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . D . | C . D . | x2

Verse

"I don't know where I'm going..."
| G . D . |  C . D  .  |
| G . D . |  C . D  .  |
| G . D . | Em . C G/B |
"And I've made up my mind..."
| Am . . . | D . . . |
| Am . . . | D . . . |

Pre-chorus

"Here I go again..."
| Em . . . | Am . . . | Em . . . | Am . C D |

Chorus

"Here I go again on my own..."
| G . C . | D . C D |
| G . C . | D . C D |
| G . C . | D . C G/B |
"And I've made up my mind..."
| Am . . . | D . . . |
| Am . . . | D . C D |

Bridge

"Here I go again..."
C  D  |  Em  D/F#  G  |  Am  G/B  C  |
      |  Em  D/F#  G  |  Am  G/B  C  |
      |  Em  D/F#  G  |  Am          |
      |  Bsus4        |  B           |

Song Info

Song: Here I Go Again
Artist: Whitesnake
Album: Saints & Sinners
Year: 1982
Label: Geffen

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

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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