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Matchbox 20 - Longday tab

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The version I first posted (and is posted at
other places on UG) sounds good, it really
does, but this is how M20 play it. I'll leave
the original version I posted here, just in case.
The words in (brackets) are still applicable.

^=Up Stroke
V=Down Stroke

CAPO 4

CHORDS
   DII Em C  G C9  D
1---o--o--o--3--3--2---
2---3--o--1--3--3--3---
3---2--o--o--o--o--2---
4---o--2--2--o--2--o---
5---x--2--3--2--3--x---
6---x--x--x--3--x--x---


VERSE ONE

     DII
It's sitting by the overcoat
      Em
The second shelf the notes she wrote
     C             G               DII
That I can't bring myself to throw away
C
And also
DII                                Em
Reach she said for no one else but you
                      C
'Cause you won't turn away
      G              DII
When someone else is gone

(Pause, then come into 2nd part of verse one 
louder, heavier, maybe with a bit of distortion)

      DII
I'm sorry 'bout the attitude
   Em
I need to give when I'm with you
       C             G                   DII
But no one else will take this shit from me
C
And I'm so
  DII                        Em
Terrified of no one else but me
                 C
I'm here all the time
    G          DII
And I won't go away


PRE-CHORUS

(Gentle, single strums----------------------------)
Em      C            G           DII          C
   It's me, yeah well I can't get myself to go away

(-----------------)(Harder, louder, multiple strums again)
DII         Em      C                        G
He-ey, it's me, and I can't get myself to go away
                    DII
Oh God, I shouldn't feel this way now


CHORUS
Em(vv v ^^vv^)                               }
Reach down your hand into your pocket        } Only for Em and C in chorus
C(vv v ^^vv^)                                } *=This stoke
Pull out some hope for me
            G         DII    C9
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right
Em*
But no Lord, your hand won't stop it
C*
Just keep you trembling
            G         DII                   C9
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right


VERSE TWO
        DII
Well, I'm surprised that you believe
    Em
In anything that comes from me
   C           G              DII
I didn't hear from you or someone else
C
And youíre so
DII
Set in life man, a pisser they're waiting
 Em                           C
Too damn bad you get so far so fast
  G        DII
So what, so long


CHORUS
Em*
Reach down your hand into your pocket
C*
Pull out some hope for me
            G         DII    C9
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right
Em*
But no Lord, your hand won't stop it
C*
Just keep you trembling
            G         DII                   C9
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right


Now comes the solo. Play the chorus under it. Same strum pattern.

PRE-CHORUS

(Gentle, single strums----------------------------)
Em      C            G           DII          C
   It's me, yeah well I can't get myself to go away

(-----------------)(Harder, louder, multiple strums again)
DII         Em      C                        G
He-ey, it's me, and I can't get myself to go away
                    DII
Oh God, I shouldn't feel this way now

CHORUS

Em(VV)          (11th fret, 3rd string it think. Or 2nd. Bend.)
Reach down your hand into your pocket
C(VV or VVV)  (11th fret, 3rd string it think. Or 2nd. Bend.)
Pull out some hope for me

(Heavier, louder, strums, multiple again)
            G         DII
Itís been a long day, always say ainít that right

Em(VV)            (11th fret, 3rd string it think. Or 2nd. Bend.)
But no Lord, your hand wonít stop it
C(VV or VVV)  (11th fret, 3rd string it think. Or 2nd. Bend.)
Just keep you trembling

(Heavier, louder, strums, multiple again)
            C         G                      F
Itís been a long day, always say ainít that right

OUTRO

(Rob sings some stuff here, but when I play it I leave it out, and just play the chords.) 

C D Em Em
C D Em Em
C D Em Em
C D Em~

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/m/matchbox-20/11325.html ]
That's it, M20's version of Long Day. Enjoy and happy playing!



OK, I got a version of this, but I thought that there was room for some improvements. So 
it is, my version of Long Day. It works for me, maybe it'll work for me I'm not sure, 
hope it does. Cheers . . .

Chords:
   G    Am  F    C
1-3---0---1---0-|
2-3---1---1---1-|
3-0---2---2---0-|
4-0---2---3---2-|
5-2---0---3---3-|
6-3---x---1---x-|


Verse One: (Gentle, but not too soft)
     G
It's sitting by the overcoat
      Am
The second shelf the notes she wrote
     F             C               G
That I can't bring myself to throw away
F
And also
G                                  Am
Reach she said for no one else but you
                      F
'Cause you won't turn away
      C              G
When someone else is gone

Pause, then come into 2nd part of verse one louder, heavier, maybe with a bit of 
I donít really know, I donít have an electric, only electric acoustic.
      G
I'm sorry 'bout the attitude
   Am
I need to give when I'm with you
       F             C                   G
But no one else will take this shit from me
F
And I'm so
  G                          Am
Terrified of no one else but me

                 F
I'm here all the time
    C          G
And I won't go away


Pre-chorus:

(Gentle, single strums----------------------------)
      Am           F           C            G
It's me, yeah well I can't get myself to go away

(-------------------)(Harder, louder, multiple strums again)
G           Am      F                        C
He-ey, it's me, and I can't get myself to go away

Oh God, I shouldn't feel this way now


Chorus:
Am
Reach down your hand into your pocket
F
Pull out some hope for me
            C         G
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right
Am
But no Lord, your hand won't stop it
F
Just keep you trembling
            C         G                     F
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right


Verse Two:
        G
Well, I'm surprised that you believe
    Am
In anything that comes from me
   F           C              G
I didn't hear from you or someone else
F
And youíre so

G
Set in life man, a pisser they're waiting
 Am                           F
Too damn bad you get so far so fast
  C        G
So what, so long


Chorus:
Am
Reach down your hand into your pocket
F
Pull out some hope for me
            C         G
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right
Am
But no Lord, your hand won't stop it
F
Just keep you trembling
            C         G                     F
It's been a long day, always say ain't that right


Now comes the solo. Play the chorus under it, I'm pretty sure, but maybe just play 
see what you can come up with for yourself.

Pre-chorus:

(Gentle, single strums----------------------------)
     Am             F          C            G
Itís me, yeah well I canít get myself to go away

(-------------------)(Harder, louder, multiple strums again)
G           Am      F                        C
He-ey, itís me, and I canít get myself to go away

Oh God, I shouldnít feel this way now

Chorus:

(Two strums, down down)
Am
Reach down your hand into your pocket

(Three, down down up)
F
Pull out some hope for me

(Heavier, louder, strums, multiple again)
            C         G
Itís been a long day, always say ainít that right

(Two strums, down down)
Am
But no Lord, your hand wonít stop it

(Three, down down up
F
Just keep you trembling

(Heavier, louder, strums, multiple again)
            C         G                      F
Itís been a long day, always say ainít that right


Then I play the chorus again normally, but Rob sings the word ĎRightí over and over 
and stuff or something or other, and I havenít figured that bit out yet but, I just play the 
again normally, then play the last F chord, and hold, fade out.


This should all be right, but I'm not too sure if I've put the chord letters eg G C Am F 
the right words because I first did this on Microsoft Word, then copied and pasted, and 
re-arranged most of the letters. I think it's all right though, but maybe not 100% the way I play it.

Anyway, this is how I play it, barring any little mistakes I may have made with the 
. . . Enjoy!
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