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Dave Matthews - If I Had It All tab

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                      If I Had It All - Dave Matthews
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Tabbed by: M Silvey
E-mail: ATiger579304@gmail.com

It's much better to have the lyrics included.  If you aren't singing 
as you play, then you should be!!!!  In the chorus, 
the bass should be prominent on first chord strike.
You can play with it and make it your own after that.
This is the true beauty with a lot of Dave's songs.
Make it your own!

I have include the fingering on the initial riffs.

Lyrics on top, and Guide on the bottom.

Tuning: Standard (E B G D A E)



Intro

e|---------5-7------7------------------|
B|-------7--------5-----5\3-5--5h7--5--|
G|--/6-7-------------------------------|
D|------------------------5----7-------|
A|--------------7----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
    /2 3  3  1  3 1 4   1 3  4 3 4  1   
                              
         
Riff 1 - Verse 1

  Sometimes I can't move my feet it seems
e|--------------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
B|-----------2-4------------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
G|--------------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
D|--------4-----------------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3            Em          G           A  

As if I'm stuck in the ground somehow, like a tree
As if I can't even breath
My screams just come whispering out
As if nobody can even see me
Like a ghost! Sometimes I can't see myself sometimes
Then again

Transition to  Chorus

                 If I were a king?         If I had everything?
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------1-----------------------|-------------------------|
G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|--0----------------------|
D|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|--2----------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------|--2----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
    1   3 1    C   Strumming..........    Em   Strumming........

      If I had you,     and I could         give you your dreams. 
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--2----------------------------------|--1----------------------|
G|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
D|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
A|--0----------------------------------|--0----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
    A   Strumming......                   Am   Strumming........
        
  If I were giant-sized,                 on top of it all. 
e|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
B|----------1--------------------------|--0----------------------|
G|----------0--------------------------|--0----------------------|
D|----------2--------------------------|--2----------------------|
A|----------3--------------------------|--2----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
            C   Strumming.......          Em   Strumming........

        Then tell me what in the world would I sing for 
e|-------------------3-------------------------------|
B|-------------------2-------------------------------|
G|-------------------3-------------------------------|
D|-------------------0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
                     D   Strumming...   {let fade}

  If I had it all.
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------2-4---------------------|
G|------------------4--------------|
D|-------4----------2--------------|
A|--/4-5------------2--------------|
E|------------------0--------------|
  Short Riff 1      Em   {let ring}    

Verse 2
Riff 1

  Sometimes I feel lost
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
B|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        Em          G           A  
         
As I pull you out like strings of memories
Wish I could weave them into you
Then I could figure the whole damn puzzle out
But, then again

Transition to Chorus
Chorus 2 (only last line is different)
C Em A Am
C Em D

If I were a king? If I had everything?
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams?
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.
If I had it all.

Transition back to Riff 1
Half Verse 3 - Transition to Bridge

     I could take anything
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
B|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        Em          G           A  

If I had no greed too big
Only the poison that's tainting the clean

Oh, then again......
e|---------------------|
B|--2------------------|
G|--2------------------|
D|--2------------------|
A|--0------------------|
E|---------------------|
    A

Bridge  (Chords relative to lyrics)

              Remembering times        much younger than me now.
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--4---------4-5--4--7---6---------|--6----7----5---4---5--4-------------|
D|--x---------x-x--x--x---x---------|--x----x----x---x---x--x-------------|
A|--2---------2-3--2--5---4---------|--4----5----3---2---3--2-------------|
E|--3---------3-5--3--7---5---------|--5----7----5---3---5--3-------------|
    Strum-in                                                Strum-out

    When my breath was light     when the world raised me up kind.
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--4----5--4------7---6-------|--6-------7-----5------4--5--4-------|
D|--x----x--x------x---x-------|--x-------x-----x------x--x--x-------|
A|--2----3--2------5---4-------|--4-------5-----3------2--3--2-------|
E|--3----5--3------7---5-------|--5-------7-----5------3--5--3-------|
   
And here mother comforts child, Every moment waking up
But now I've grown tired.    Yeah! {Dave scream}
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--4----5--4------7---9--------------------4--|
D|--x----x--x------x---x--------------------2--|
A|--2----3--2------5---7--------------------2--|
E|--3----5--3------7---9--------------------0--|
                       Strum it out, then fade     

  If I had it all.                      
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
B|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        Em          G           A  

You know I'd f___ it up.   If I were a king?    
         e|-------------------------------------|
         B|-------------1-----------------------|
         G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|
         D|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|
         A|-------------3-----------------------|
         E|-------------------------------------|

Chorus
C Em A Am
C Em D
                                          
If I had everything
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I sing for......Ohhhhh

{Bring it home - last Chorus}

If I were a king? If I had everything
Piece by piece, if I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.                                         
        
  If I had it all.  {do this twice)
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
B|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
D|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
E|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3      Em          G           A  

{End on this.}
  If I had it all.
e|-----------------|
B|-----------2-4---|
G|-----------------|
D|--------4--------|
A|--/4-5-----------|
E|-----------------|
     2 3  2  1 3      
         
         
         
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| x   Mute note

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