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Stay or Leave

Dave Matthews

from the album Some Devil released in 2003

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Lyrics

Intro

| Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | D/F# . . D . . | Fm7/E . . Fm7/C# . . | | Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | Bm7/F# . . . . . | Bm7/F# . . . . . | (see below for riff)

Verse

Bm D A G D/F# ......Maybe different but remember D Fm7/E Fm7/C# (Bm) ...Winters warm where you and I Bm D A G Bm7/F# .......Kissing whiskey by the fire (Bm7/F#) With the snow outside When the summer comes the river Swims at midnight shiver cold Touch the bottom you and I With muddy toes

Chorus

Em G D A/C# Em ...Stay or leave, I want you not to go but you should (Em) G D A/C# ......It was good, as good goes Em G D A/C# Bm ...Stay or leave, I want you not to go but you did (start intro riff on "did") Wake up naked drinking coffee Making plans to change the world While the world is changing us Was good good, love? You used to laugh under the covers Maybe not so often now The way I used to laugh with you Was loud and hard Stay or leave, I want you not to go but you should It was good, as good goes Stay or leave, I want you not to go but you did (start bridge chords on "did")

Bridge

E/G# Gadd2 (did)... So what to do D A/C# E/G# E/B With the rest of today's afternoon, hey... D A/C# A E/G# Isn't it strange how we change everything we did Gadd2 Bm Did I do all that I should... (start intro chords on "should") Bm D A ...That I could have done

Refrain

G Em D ...Remember we used to dance... and everyone wanted to be A/C# Em ...You and me I want to be too G A E/G# Em What day is this... besides the day you left me G A E/G# What day is this... besides the day you went (start bridge chords on "day") So what to do, with the rest of today's afternoon, hey Isn't it strange how we change everything we did Did I do all that I could Remember we used to dance, and everyone wanted to be You and me I want to be too What day is this, besides the day you went, hey What day is this? (end on A, let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Intro & Verse

"Maybe different but remember, winters warm..."

e-|------2------2------5------3------2------2------2------2----|-
B-|------3------3------5------3------3------3------2------2----|-
G-|------4------2------6------4------2------2------2------2----|-
D-|------4------4---/7-7----5-5----4-4------4----2-2------2----|-
A-|----2-2----5-5-------------------------5-5-----(4)---4-4----|-
E-|------------------------------------------------------------|-
        Bm      D      A      G    D/F#    D    Fm7/E   Fm7/C# 
e-|------2------2------5------3------5-5-5-----5-5-5---
B-|------3------3------5------3------3-3-3-----3-3-3---
G-|------4------2------6------4------4-4-4-----4-4-4---
D-|------4------4---/7-7----5-5----4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4---
A-|----2-2----5-5--------------------------------------
E-|----------------------------------------------------
        Bm      D      A      G      Bm7/F# 

Chorus

"Stay or leave, I want you not to go..."

e-|----0----3----2------------ 
B-|----0----0----3----2------- 
G-|----0----0----2----2------- 
D-|----2----0----0----2------- (repeat)
A-|----2----2---------4------- 
E-|----0----3----------------- 
       Em   G    D   A/C# 

Bridge

"So what to do with the rest of today's afternoon..."

e-|-------4------5-----2-------------4-----4-----2------------------4-----5---
B-|-------5------3-----3-----2-------5-----5-----3-----2-----2------5-----3---
G-|-------4------4-----2-----2-------4-----4-----2-----2-----2------4-----4---
D-|----/6-6----5-5---0-0-----2----/6-6-----6---0-0-----2-----2---/6-6-----5---
A-|------------------------4-4-----------------------4-4---0-0----------------
E-|--------------------------------------7------------------------------------
       E/G#   Gadd2    D   A/C#   E/G#    E/B    D   A/C#    A    E/G#   Gadd2  

Outro

"Remember we used to dance..."

e-|---3-----0-----2-----------0----3---(0)---4-------0----3---(0)--
B-|---0-----0-----3-----2-----0----0----2----5-------0----0----2---
G-|---0-----0-----2-----2-----0----0----2----4-------0----0----2---
D-|---0-----2-----0-----2-----2----0----2----6-------2----0----2---
A-|---2-----2-----------4-----2----2----0------------2----2----0---
E-|---3-----0-----------------0----3-----------------0----3--------
      G    Em     D    A/C#   Em   G    A    E/G#    Em   G    A 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | D/F#   . . D . . | Fm7/E  . . Fm7/C# . . |
| Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | Bm7/F# . . . . . | Bm7/F# .  .  .  .  .  |

Verse

"Maybe different but remember..."
| Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | D/F#   . . D . . | Fm7/E  . . Fm7/C# . . |
| Bm . . D . . | A . . G . . | Bm7/F# . . . . . | Bm7/F# .  .  .  .  .  |
                                                                   (repeat)

Chorus

"Stay or leave, I want you not to go..."
| Em . . | . . . | G    . . | . . . |
| D  . . | . . . | A/C# . . | . . . |
                              (repeat, end)

Bridge

(see section above)

Refrain

(see section above)

Song Info

Song: Stay or Leave
Artist: Dave Matthews
Album: Some Devil
Year: 2003
Label: RCA

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