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#41

Dave Matthews

from the album Crash released in 1996

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Lyrics

Intro

Am ... Bm ... Em ... D ... (repeat)

Verse

Am Bm Em D Come and see, I swear by now I'm playing time against my troubles Oh, I'm coming slow but speeding Do you wish a dance and while I'm in the front, my play on time is won Oh, but the difficulty's coming here... Am Bm Em D (repeat)

Chorus

G D C I will go in this way G And I'll find my own way out D C I won't tell you to stay Am (begins verse chords) But I'm coming to much more... Me... all at once the ghosts come back, reeling in you now Oh, what if they came in crashing I used to play for all of the loneliness that nobody notices now Oh, making slow I'm coming here... ...Oh, I'm waiting I wanted to stay, I wanted to play, I wanted to love you I'm only this far and only tomorrow leads my way I'm coming a'waltzing back and moving into your head, please I wouldn't pass this by Oh, I wouldn't take any more Than what sort of man goes by I will bring water Why won't you ever be glad? It melts into wonder I came in praying for you Why won't you run into the rain and play? And let tears splash all over you (instrumental verse solo / jam) (outro riff to end)

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used (Simplified)

For the intro, verse, and chorus -- here is the simplest way to play the chords used in this song. If you want to play these chords the way Dave Matthews does, refer to the tabs below.

e-|----0-----2-----0-----2----3----0-----
B-|----1-----3-----0-----3----0----1-----
G-|----2-----4-----0-----2----0----0-----
D-|----2-----4-----2-----0----0----2-----
A-|----0-----2-----2----------2----3-----
E-|----------------0----------3----------
       Am    Bm    Em    D    G    C 

Intro Chords, Dave-style

Here is a Dave Matthews-style tab for the intro chords. Note, these chord formations are quite a bit more difficult than the versions shown above... so don't hesitate to use the simplified version if these seem difficult / impossible.

e-|-------------------------------------
B-|-----------------8------3--3----3----
G-|---5------7------7------x--0h4--0h4-- 
D-|---2------4------5------4--x----x---- 
A-|---3------5------7------5--5----5---- 
E-|---5------7-----(0)------------------ 
     (Am)   (Bm)   (Em)   (D)

Verse Chords, Dave-style

To play the verse chords the way Dave Matthews does, refer to this riff. You'll keep the same fingers on the 2nd and 3rd strings the entire time, using your index and middle finger to take care of the changing bass note. You'll also need to ensure you're muting the other strings, as to not play any unintended notes.

e-|--------------------------------------------------
B-|-----8--8-8-8---8--8-8-8---8--8-8-8---8--8-8-8----
G-|-----7--7-7-7---7--7-7-7---7--7-7-7---7--7-7-7----
D-|--------------------------------------------------
A-|-------------------------7----------5-------------
E-|---5----------7-----------------------------------
     (Am)       (Bm)       (Em)       (D) 

Outro Riff

Here is how to play the guitar riff heard at the very end of the final solo. Repeat is as necessary, letting the solo dwindle down to nothing. The last time you play it, let the final D ring.

e-|---10----7---8-7----5----5--
B-|---8-----8---8-8----8----7--
G-|---7-----7---7-7----7----7--
D-|---------------------------- (repeat)
A-|----------------------------
E-|----------------------------
     (G)              (D) 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Am . . . | Bm . . . | Em . . . | D . . . | (repeat)

Verse

"Come and see, I swear by now I'm playing time..."
| Am . . . | Bm . . . | Em . . . | D . . . | (repeat)

Chorus

"I will go in this way, and find my own way out..."
| G . . . | D . . . | C . . . | . . . . | (repeat)

Song Info

Song: #41
Artist: Dave Matthews
Album: Crash
Year: 1996
Label: RCA

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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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