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Del Amitri - Be My Downfall tab

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                             Be My Downfall - Del Amitri
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Tabbed by: thetcutkid
E-mail: thetcutkid@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: DADGAD with capo at 5th fret

Credit should go to Richard Hopton
(http://www.campobassi.com/the5thfret/chords/change/be_my_downfall.shtml) and Neil Parry
(http://www.campobassi.com/the5thfret/chords/change/n_be_my_downfall.htm) for  nailing 
the correct tuning and putting me on the right road with this transcription.

There is no tab in the correct tuning on UG for this song, hence this upload.

Further to the versions credited above, I've tabbed out the main intro and the four
variations that appear after each chorus, during the middle 8 and at the end, indicating the
approx. strumming pattern and number of strings you should be looking to hit, although 
itís not an exact science and the main thing you need to avoid is catching the bottom E
string when holding down any of the A based chords.

I've added two chords (A and A6) and I've changed all the chord names in line with a
chord app I have on my phone, which I set up for DADGAD with a capo at the 5th fret.

The A and Asus4 chords, particularly in the verses, are almost interchangeable, you
could play either and they would sound OK but I think the subtle difference on line four of
the verses works well leading into the chorus.

|                  ^
| up stroke strum  | down stroke strum
|                  |
v                  |

Main intro

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

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

e|---0----4-^--0-|--0-^--0-|--0-|--0-^-h-(2)--2-|-^-|--4-^--2-|--0-^--2-|----|
B|---0----0-|--0-|--4-|--0-|--0-|--0-|--------0-|-|-|--0-|--0-|--0-|--0-|----|
G|---2----2-|--2-|--2-|--2-|--2-|--0-|--------0-|-|-v--0-|--0-|--0-|--0-|----|
D|---0-^--0-|--0-v--0-|--0-v--0-|--0-|-h-(2)--2-|-|----2-|--2-|--2-|--2-|----|
A|---0-|--0-|--0----0-|--0----0-|--0-|--------0-v-|----0-|--0-v--0-|--0-v----|
E|---0-|--0-|--0----0-|--0----0-v--x----------x--------0----0----0----0------|

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


Variation 1 (after chorus 1)

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

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

Variation 2 (after chorus 2)

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

Variation 3 (during the short instrumental break in the middle 8)

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

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

e|---0----4-^--0-|--0-^--0-|--0-|--0-^---|-|-^-|---------------------------------------|
B|---0----0-|--0-|--4-|--0-|--0-|--4-|---|-|-|-|---------------------------------------|
G|---0----0-|--0-|--0-|--0-|--0-|--0-|---|-|-|-|---------------------------------------|
D|---0-^--0-|--0-v--0-|--0-v--0-v--2-|---v-v-|-v---------------------------------------|
A|---2-|--2-|--2----2-|--2----2----0-|-------------------------------------------------|
E|---2-|--2-|--2----2-|--2----2----x---------------------------------------------------|

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

Variation 4 (ending)

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


************************************

| /   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

************************************



Chords and lyrics

D A D G A D          Capo 5th fret


Main Intro

Verse 1

D                       E         Esus4            D
Well the bus is pulling out and I guess I'd better go
  Esus4                                           A
Before I make a grave mistake and let my feelings show
D                 E       Esus4           D
And twenty miles away she waits alone for me
    Esus4                                      Asus4
But when I try to picture her you're the one I see

Chorus

        E          D               A     E
And in another situation I could put up a fight
    Esus4          Asus4      D
But you will be my downfall tonight


(Intro variation 1)


Verse 2

D                      E     Esus4          D
So the night is coming down, drowning us in blue
    Esus4                                                 A
And it all points towards the things we know we shouldn't do
D                E         Esus4           D
And as I look at you and I fall under your spell
       Esus4                                           Asus4
Well I know I should be thinking of her lying there herself

Chorus

         E              D
And when faced with temptation
                     A          E
You know a man should stand and fight
    Esus4          Asus4      D
But you will be my downfall tonight


(Intro variation 2)


Middle 8

      Bm             Asus4
Be my downfall, be my great regret,
       Esus4             Asus4
Be the one girl that I'll never forget
Esus4                                  A      D
     Be my undoing, be my slow road to ruin tonight


(Intro variation 3)


      Bm             Asus4
Be my downfall, be my great regret,
       Esus4             Asus4
Be the one girl that I'll never forget
Esus4                                  A      D
     Be my undoing, be my slow road to ruin tonight


Outro

D                     E           Esus4              D
So the bus is pulling out and I'm grounded here with you
      Esus4                                                A
And I want to say the sweet things babe I've always wanted to
   E               D                    A      E
So tell me now the tail-lights have gone out of sight
     Esus4           Asus4               D
Baby won't you be my downfall once again tonight


(Intro variation 4)



How I play the chords :-


D E E A A Bm A6
   sus sus
    4   4

0 0 0 2 2 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2 0 0 0 2 2 0
0 0 0 2 2 0 2
0 2 2 0 0 4 0
0 0 2 x x 4 x
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