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Brandi Carlile - Story tab

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                          THE STORY - Brandi Carlile
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Tabbed by: Swiftsure
E-mail: pg.hoang@yahoo.com

Standard tuning
Capo 2nd fret

Brandi Carlile and the Hanseroth brothers play the song differently live, which
made it a pain to find accurate reference material. Differences between the two
versions will be noted in the tab. Blame any mistakes on my inability to
distinguish bass notes... (although I did try pretty hard!)


Intro


Lead guitar (light distortion)

   A            Asus4 A            Asus4
e |------------------|------------------|
B |----2-------2---3-|----2-------2---3-|
G |------2-------2---|------2-------2---|
D |--2-------2-------|--2-------2-------|
A |0-------0---------|0-------0---------|
E |------------------|------------------|

Rhythm guitar (acoustic)

   A            Asus4 A            Asus4
e |------------------|------------------|
B |------2-----2---3-|------2-----2---3-|
G |----2---2-------2-|----2---2-------2-|
D |--2-------2-----0-|--2-------2-----0-|
A |0-------------0---|0-------------0---|
E |------------------|------------------|


In live performances, Brandi plays an additional set of notes between the two
bars of the intro.

   Asus4
e |----0-------|
B |3-----3-----|
G |--------2---|
D |----------0-|
A |--0---------|
E |------------|


Verse 1


Lead guitar

   A            A            E7           E7
e |------------|------------|------------|------------|
B |------2-----|------2-----|------3-----|------3-----|
G |----2---2---|----2---2---|----1---1---|----1---1---|
D |--2-------2-|--2-------2-|--2-------2-|--2-------2-|
A |0-----------|0-----------|------------|------------|
E |------------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|

   lines across my face      story of who I am

   F#m          F#m          Asus4        Asus4
e |------------|------------|------0-----|------0-----|
B |------2-----|------2-----|----3---3---|----3---3---|
G |----2---2---|----2---2---|--2-------2-|--2-------2-|
D |----------4-|--4-------4-|0-----------|0-----------|
A |--4---------|------------|------------|------------|
E |2-----------|2-----------|------------|------------|

   stories of where I've     got to where I am

   A            E7           F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------------|------------|------0-----|
B |------2-----|------3-----|------2-----|----3---3---|
G |----2---2---|----1---1---|--------2---|--2-------2-|
D |--2-------2-|--2-------2-|----4-----4-|0-----------|
A |0-----------|------------|--4---------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   stories      anything     got no one   tell them

   A            E7           A       Asus4 A
e |------------|------------|-------------------------|
B |------2-----|------3-----|----2---2h3-3-2----------|
G |----2---2---|----1---1---|------2-2---2-2----------|
D |--2-------2-|--2-------2-|--2-----2p0-0-2----------|
A |0-----------|------------|0------------------------|
E |------------|0-----------|-------------------------|

   true         I was made   you

Rhythm guitar

             A                                 E
All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am

        F#m                                  Asus4
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am

          A                  E                    F#m           Asus4
But these stories don't mean anything when you've got no one to tell them to

     A     E              A Asus4 A
It's true, I was made for you


An alternate way to strum the verse is to replace Asus4 with D. This is the way
Brandi usually plays live. She also plucks the last bar instead of strumming it.

   A         Asus4   A
e |-------------------------|
B |----2---2h3-3-----2------|
G |------2-2---2-2---2------|
D |--2-----2p0-0---4-2------|
A |0------------------------|
E |-------------------------|

   you


Verse 2


Lead guitar

   A            A            E7           E7
e |------------|------------|------------|------------|
B |----2-----2-|----2-------|------3-----|----3-----3-|
G |------2-----|------2---2-|----1---1---|------1-----|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--2-------2-|--2-----2---|
A |0-----------|0-----------|------------|------------|
E |------------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|

   across the mountain tops  across the ocean blue

   F#m          F#m          Asus4        Asus4
e |------------|------------|----0-------|----0-----0-|
B |----2-----2-|----2-----2-|--3---3---3-|--3---3-----|
G |------2-----|------2-----|--------2---|--------2---|
D |--4-----4---|--4-----4---|0-----------|0-----------|
A |------------|------------|------------|------------|
E |2-----------|2-----------|------------|------------|

   lines and I broke all     broke them all for you

   A            E7           F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------------|------------|----0-------|
B |----2-----2-|----3-----3-|----2-----2-|--3---3---3-|
G |------2-----|------1-----|------2-----|--------2---|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--------4---|0-----------|
A |0-----------|------------|--4---------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   even when    was flat     made me      million

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

   do           I was made   you

Rhythm guitar (distortion)

          A (acoustic)                       E (distortion)
I climbed across the mountain tops, swam all across the ocean blue

                  F#m                                        Asus4
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules but baby I broke them all for you

        A           E                   F#m                 Asus4
Because even when I was flat broke, you made me feel like a million bucks

         A       E              A Asus4 A
Yeah you do, and I was made for you


Again, Asus4 can be swapped out for D. With distortion on, it's not like you'll be
able to hear the difference anyway.


Solo


Lead guitar (distortion)


e |5-7-9-9-5-------9-7-5-7-7-4---------7-5-4-5-5-2---------2-4-5-5-2-------|
B |----------5-----------------5-5-3---------------2-2---------------3-----|
G |------------7-6-------------------4-----------------4-2-------------2---|
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------4-|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   A            E            F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------------|------------|----0-------|
B |----2-----2-|----0-----0-|----2-----2-|--3---3---3-|
G |------2-----|------1-----|------2-----|--------2---|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--4-----4---|0-----------|
A |0-----------|------------|------------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   A            E            A       Asus4 A
e |------------|------------|-------------------------|
B |----2-----2-|----0-----0-|----2---2h3-3-2----------|
G |------2-----|------1-----|------2-2---2-2----------|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--2-----2p0-0-2----------|
A |0-----------|------------|0------------------------|
E |------------|0-----------|-------------------------|


Tim Hanseroth plays the first part of the solo as usual during live performances,
but strums the chords with Brandi instead of plucking them like on the album.


Rhythm guitar

|A|A|E|E|F#m|F#m|Asus4|Asus4|

|A|E|F#m|Asus4|

|A|E|A Asus4 A|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/b/brandi-carlile/323412.html ]
Brandi will often switch out her acoustic guitar for an electric guitar during
the first part here, picking up once Tim finishes the note solo.


Verse 3


Lead guitar (light distortion)

   A                         Esus4        E
e |------------|------------|------------|------------|
B |2-----------|------------|----0-------|--------0---|
G |2-----------|------------|------2---2-|1---1-------|
D |2-----------|------------|--2-----2---|------------|
A |------------|------------|------------|------------|
E |------------|------------|0-----------|--0---0-----|

   smile that's on my mouth  words that don't come out

   F#m          F#m          Asus4        Asus4
e |------------|------------|------0-----|------0-----|
B |------2-----|------2-----|----3---3---|----3---3---|
G |----2---2---|----2---2---|--2---------|--2---------|
D |--4---------|--4---------|0-----------|0-----------|
A |------------|------------|------------|------------|
E |2-----------|2-----------|------------|------------|

   friends who think that    know my head is a mess

   A            E7           F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------------|------------|------0-----|
B |------2-----|------3-----|------2-----|----3---3---|
G |----2---2---|----1---1---|----2---2---|--2---------|
D |--2---------|------------|--4---------|0-----------|
A |0-----------|--2---------|------------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   they don't   I really am  they don't   I've been

   A            E7           A
e |------------|------------|-------------------------|
B |------2-----|------3-----|------2---2h3-2----------|
G |----2---2---|----1---1---|----2---2----------------|
D |--2---------|------------|--2----------------------|
A |0-----------|--2---------|0------------------------|
E |------------|0-----------|-------------------------|

   you do       I was made   you


The song is performed live with a different version of the verse for lead guitar.

                             E7
e |------------|------------|------------|------------|
B |------------|------------|------3-----|------------|
G |------------|------------|------------|------------|
D |------------|------------|----2-------|------------|
A |------------|------------|--2---------|------------|
E |------------|------------|0-----------|------------|

                             words that don't come out

   F#m                       Asus4        Asus4
e |------2-----|------------|------0-----|------0-----|--
B |------------|------------|--3-----3---|--3-----3---|--
G |------------|------------|----2-----2-|----2-----2-|--
D |----4-------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|0-
A |--4---------|------------|------------|------------|--
E |2-----------|------------|------------|------------|--

   friends who think that    know my head is a mess

   A            E            F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------0-----|------2-----|------0-----|
B |------2-----|------------|------------|--3-----3---|
G |----2-------|------------|------------|----2-----2-|
D |--2---------|----2-------|----4-------|0-----------|
A |0-----------|--2---------|--4---------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   they don't   I really am  they don't   I've been

   A            E7           A         Asus4   A
e |------------|------------|-------------------------|
B |------2-----|------3-----|----2---2h3-3-----2------|
G |----2-------|------------|------2-2---2-2---2------|
D |--2---------|----2-------|--2-----2p0-0---2-2------|
A |0-----------|--2---------|0------------------------|
E |------------|0-----------|-------------------------|

   you do       I was made   you


Rhythm guitar (acoustic)

            A (one strum)                          E
You see the smile that's on my mouth is hiding the words that don't come out

              F#m                                            Asus4
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed, they don't know my head is a mess

    A                   E               F#m                  Asus4                  A
No, they don't know who I really am and they don't know what I've been through like you do

    E              A Asus4 A
And I was made for you


Brandi does not strum this verse at all when she performs live.


Verse 4


Lead guitar

   A            A            E7           E7
e |------------|------------|------------|------------|
B |----2-----2-|----2-----2-|------3-----|----3-----3-|
G |------2-----|------2-----|----1---1---|------1-----|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--2-------2-|--2-----2---|
A |0-----------|0-----------|------------|------------|
E |------------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|

   lines across my face      story of who I am

   F#m          F#m          Asus4        Asus4
e |------------|------------|----0-------|----0-----0-|
B |----2-----2-|----2-----2-|--3---3---3-|--3---3-----|
G |------2-----|------2-----|--------2---|--------2---|
D |--4-----4---|--4-----4---|0-----------|0-----------|
A |------------|------------|------------|------------|
E |2-----------|2-----------|------------|------------|

   stories of where I've     got to where I am

   A            E7           F#m          Asus4
e |------------|------------|------------|----0-------|
B |----2-------|----3-----3-|----------2-|--3---3---3-|
G |------2---2-|------1-----|------2-----|--------2---|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--4-----4---|0-----------|
A |0-----------|------------|----4-------|------------|
E |------------|0-----------|2-----------|------------|

   stories      anything     got no one   tell them

   A            E7           A
e |------------|------------|-------------------------|
B |----2-------|----3-----3-|----2-------2-------2----|
G |------2---2-|------1-----|------2-------2-------2--|
D |--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--2-------2-------2------|
A |0-----------|------------|0-------0-------0--------|
E |------------|0-----------|-------------------------|

   true         I was made   you


Tim strums the chords with Brandi when playing live.


Rhythm guitar (distortion)

             A                                 E
All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am

        F#m                                  Asus4
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am

          A                  E                    F#m           Asus4
But these stories don't mean anything when you've got no one to tell them to

     A     E              A Asus4 A (keep strumming into the Outro)
It's true, I was made for you


Same live performance notes as Verse 2.


Outro


Lead guitar

   E7           A         Asus4 A
e |------------|-------------------------|
B |3-----------|--2-----2h3-----2--------|
G |1-----------|----2---X---2---2--------|
D |2-----------|------2-4-----4-2--------|
A |------------|0------------------------|
E |------------|-------------------------|

   I was made   you


Tim plays this live.

   A              E7      E      A         Asus4 A
e |--------------|----0---------|-----------------------|
B |------2-------|------3-0-----|----2---2h3-----2------|
G |----2---2-----|--1-------1---|------2-2---2---2------|
D |--2-------2---|------------2-|--2-----2p0---4-2------|
A |0-----------0-|--------------|0----------------------|
E |--------------|0-------------|-----------------------|

   true         I was made   you


Rhythm guitar (acoustic)

                  (acoustic) E
Oh yeah well it's true, that I was made for

   A     Asus4 A
e |----------0-0------------|
B |------2-3---2------------|
G |----2-------2------------|
D |--2---------2------------|
A |0-----------0------------|
E |-------------------------|

   you


Brandi strums a distorted final A chord live.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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