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You Love Me

DeVotchKa

from the album How It Ends released in 2004

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Lyrics

Intro

A ... E ... x1, without riff A ... E ... A ... E ... x1, with riff

Verse

A E Under the mother eyes of the Mexican sky A E She was happy and it shows in the sun A E And it was fate laid in stone... sacred heart, sacred ground A E Her two children and we moved as one

Chorus

D E And you said you love... me D E You said you love... me (intro, with riff) Now, there's something missing when you're kissing me It's subtle yet it's gone And then I'm suspicious, and then it gets vicious And then it's a hole right through the heart And you said you love me I thought you loved me (intro, with riff) Now, there is an ocean of time between your life and mine You look happy and you're married again And oh my Lord, how you've grown... to find me still alone I am humble, I'm still trying to forget When you said you loved me I thought you loved me (intro, with riff, fade to end)

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here is how to play the guitar chords used in this song. Very straightforward -- of course, add desired embellishment as you see fit.

e-|----0----0----2----
B-|----2----0----3----
G-|----2----1----2----
D-|----2----2----0----
A-|----0----2---------
E-|---------0---------
       A    E    D 

Intro Strumming Tab

To emulate the strumming pattern and alternating bassline as heard in the intro to this song, refer to this guitar tab. You're basically playing an A-chord and alternating between an A and E bass note. Fairly straightforward... as always, listen along for reference.

e-|------0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---|-
B-|------2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2---|-
G-|------2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2---|-
D-|------2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2---|-
A-|---0-----------------------0----------------------|-
E-|---------------0----------------------0-----------|-
      A 

 -|------0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---|-
 -|------0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---|-
 -|------1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1-----1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1---|-
 -|------2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2---|-  ...repeat
 -|---2-------------2-2-2-2---2------------2-2-2-2---|-
 -|---------------0----------------------0-----------|-
      E 

Playing the Main Riff

At its simplest, main bassline riff (which can be played on regular guitar) is as follows -- note the chord indicators below the tab that show where the switches happen. I find this bassline very difficult to play seamlessly while strumming the full chords -- if you'd like to do this, see the version further down the page. Listen along for reference.

e-|-------------------------------------------
B-|-------------------------------------------
G-|-------------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------0-------------------
A-|----0--2--4---------4-----4---2---0--------
E-|--------------------------------------4----
             A                           E 

To play the main riff while simultaneously strumming, I move it up an octave and play it as follows. You can follow this tab and intersperse the rhythm section rather seamlessly with a bit of practice. As always, listen along to the recorded version of the song to get the idea of the rhythm.

e-|----------0---------------------------0----
B-|-------0--2------------2--3--2--0-----0----
G-|----2-----2--2---------2--------2--2--1----
D-|----------2-----2------2--------2-----2----
A-|----------0------------0--------0-----2----
E-|--------------------------------------0----
             A                           E 

Videos

Official Album Recording

To hear the recorded track from the album version of this song, check out this video. Very helpful for listening along to get an idea of rhythm, strumming pattern, etc.



Chord Progressions

Intro

| A . . . | E . . . |                     x1, without riff
| A . . . | E . . . | A . . . | E . . . | x1, with riff

Verse

"Under the mother eyes of the Mexican sky..."
| A . . . | E . . . | A . . . | E . . . | ...repeat

Chorus

"You said you love me..."
| D . . . | E . . . | D . . . | E . . . | x1

Song Info

Song: You Love Me
Artist: DeVotchKa
Album: How It Ends
Year: 2004
Label: Cicero Recordings

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About

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.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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