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Fleetwood Mac - The Chain tab

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 17:07:05 -0600
From: mleague@mindspring.com
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

The Chain
by: Fleetwood Mac
originally from the album: Rumours 1977
this version from: The Dance 1997
transcribed by: Kevin League (mleague@mindspring.com)

Lindsey Buckingham plays this song in DADGBD tuning using his trademark 
Travis picking style.  I'll try to tab this song as close as possible, 
but I'm no Lindsey Buckingham and I sure can't Travis pick like he can.  

chords used:
A5: 555XXX
D5: X577XX
Bb5: X133XX
C5: X355XX

Intro: (Travis picked)
b=bend f&r=full and release
1/2=half bend
(riff 1)
D----------------0-0-0-
B------3---------3-3-3-
G-----2---------------- (play this 4x)
D---0------------------
A---------3b(1/2)------
D-0--------------0---0-

Then:
(riff 2)
D----------0-0---------0-0---------0-0---5b(f&r)-3---5b(f&r)-3---------
B--1---1---3-3--1--1---3-3-1---1---3-3-------------3-----------3-------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---0---------0-0---------0-------

First riff 3x, then:
(riff 3)
D----------------------------------
B----------------------------------
G----------------------------------
D-3--2--0--------------0-----------
A----------3-----------0-----------
D-------------3b(1/2)--0-----------


Verse 1:

             Listen to the wind blow   Watch the sunrise 
             Runnin' in the shadows    Damn your love, 
                                       Damn your lies 
D------------0-0-0-----------------5------3-----------3-----3-|
B----3-------3-3-3--------------------------------------------|
G---2-----------------------------0------0-----------0-----0--|cont'd->
D--0----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----3b(1/2)---------------------------------------3-----1---|
D-0----------0-0-0--------------5------3----------------------|


D-------------0--0--0--0-
B-------------3--3--3--3-
G------------------------  then play riff 3 once and go into 
D------------------------  chorus
A------------------------
D-3b(1/2)--0--0--0--0--0-

Chorus:
       A5                              
And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.
      D5             Bb5              C5
I can still hear you sayin' you would never break the chain.
       A5
And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.
      D5             Bb5              C5
I can still hear you sayin' you would never break the chain.

Verse 2(use the same progression as verse 1):
Listen to the wind blow
Down comes the night

Runnin' in the shadows
Damn your love
Damn your lies

Break the silence
Damn the dark
Damn the light

Chorus, then:

D-------------------2--2----------
B-----3--------------3--3---------
G---------------2-3---3--3--------
D---0-----------------------------
A-------3b(1/2)-------------------
D-0-------------------------------

Then comes the bass part.  I'll transpose it to guitar just for fun.  
G--------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------
D-5--5--7-6-7-5-3-5-7-0----------------

The end of the song's guitar part is VERY easy, so I'll just transpose 
parts of it to get you started.  You'll be able to figure out the rest

D-------0--------------12-12-10-12-Then there's:15-12-15-12------------
B-3-3-1-3-Then there's:------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------

Lindsey plays that very last lead part throughout the rest of the song 
while they're singing "The chain will keep us together".  That's about it 
for the song.  The timing isn't perfect, so listen to the album to get it 
right.  Once you master that Travis picking, the song will come 
together fast.  Have fun with this one.  It took me forever to tab it.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/f/fleetwood-mac/6499.html ]
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