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You Were There - Southern Sons

Transcribed by : Sindric Goh (sindric2@hotmail.com)

The guitar is tuned in an ďOpen CĒ style: [C G C F G c].  The ďLive" Version, is tuned 
down half a step further.
This is not the original tuning though. However, it is the first tuning style that I 
experimented with that is able to give me a pretty accurate "voicing" of the guitar.
Comparing to standard tuning, the strings are tuned down as accordingly: E sting - 4 
steps / A sting - 2 steps / D string - 2 steps / G string - 2 steps / B string - 4 steps / 
e string - 4 steps.
The best method to tune the guitar this way other than using a guitar tuner is to first 
tune the original A string down to G and adjust the rest of the strings to this 
reference from there on.


h	: hammer on
/	: slide
 	: harmonics


Intro:

|--0--------0-----------------0----|----0--------0-------0-h-2---------2----|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------0---0-------|
|--------2----------0------0-------|-------0--0-----------------------------|
|-----4----------------4-----------|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----2----------------2-/-4--------------|
|--0----------------2--------------|----------------------------------------|

---------------7------------|
------------7-----7---------|
---------7-----------7------|
------0-----------------0---|
----------------------------|
--0-------------------------|

|--------4--------------7---|
|--------5--------------5---|
|-----0--------------6------|
|---------------------------|
|--2--------------0---------|
|---------------------------|



Verse:

|--------7-------------4---|---------7-------------7-------|
|--------5-------------5---|---------5-------------5-------|
|-------------------0------|------6------------------------|   [Play bar 4 times]
|-----4--------------------|--------------------4------4---|
|----------------2---------|---0---------------------------|
|--0-----------------------|----------------0--------------|

|--2----------2---------2---|---------0-----------|
|------2----------------2---|---------0-------4---|
|-----2--------------2------|------0----------2---|
|---------------------------|-----------------2---|
|----------5----------------|---0-------------0---|
|--5--------------5---------|---------------------|

|--2----------2---------2---|---------7-------7---|
|------2----------------2---|---------7-------7---|
|-----2--------------2------|------6----------6---|
|---------------------------|-----------------7---|
|----------5----------------|---0-----------------|
|--5--------------5---------|---------------------|



Chorus:

[1st two bars same as Intro]...

|--0----------0---------0---|---2----------2---------2---|---2----------2---------2---|
|------0----------------0---|-------2----------------2---|-------2----------------2---|
|-----0--------------0------|------2--------------2------|------2--------------2------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------2----------------|-----------4----------------|-----------5----------------|
|--2--------------2---------|---4--------------4---------|---5--------------5---------|

|--------7------7---|----------------7-------------|----------4-------------7---|
|--------7------7---|-------------7-----7----------|----------5-------------5---|
|-----6---------6---|----------7-----------7-------|-------0-------------6------|
|---------------7---|-------0-----------------0----|----------------------------|
|--0----------------|------------------------------|----2-------------0---------|
|-------------------|---0--------------------------|----------------------------|



Middle 8 or bridge:

|--0----------0---------0---|---2------------2---------2------|---------------------7--------|
|---------------------------|--------2--------------2---------|----------12----10-------9/---|
|------2----------2---------|-------2---------------------2---|----------11-----9-------9/---|
|-----5--------------5------|---------------------------------|-------0----------------------|
|---------------------------|---0--------0-------0------------|------------------------------|
|--5--------5---------------|---------------------------------|---0--------------------------|

|--0--------------0----------0---|---2-------------2----------2---|
|--------------------------------|----------2--------------2------|
|---------2-----------2----------|-------2------------------------|
|-----5-------------------5------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---0----------0------0----------|
|--5----------5------------------|--------------------------------|

--------------3--------------3--------|
-------3---------------3----------3---|
------3---------------3----------3----|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
---5-------5-----5--------5-----------|

|--/5---------5----------------5--------|-----------------7---------|
|-------5---------------5-----------5---|--------------7-----7------|
|------5---------------5-----------5----|-----------7-----------7---|
|---------------------------------------|--------0------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--/7------7-----7---------7------------|----0----------------------|

|------------0-----------|
|------------0------4----|
|--------0----------2----|
|-------------------2----|
|--0--2-------------0----|
|------------------------|



2nd bar of verse three of "Live" version (optional):

|--------7-------------4---|---------7-------------------7---------|
|--------5-------------5---|---------5----------------0-----0------|
|-------------------0------|------6----------------7-----------7---|
|-----4--------------------|--------------------4------------------|
|----------------2---------|---0-----------------------------------|
|--0-----------------------|----------------0----------------------|



Last Chorus with Ending:

[1st two bars same as Intro]...

#
|--0----------0---------0---|---2----------2---------2---|---2----------2---------2---|
|------0----------------0---|-------2----------------2---|-------2----------------2---|
|-----0--------------0------|------2--------------2------|------2--------------2------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------2----------------|-----------4----------------|-----------5----------------|
|--2--------------2---------|---4--------------4---------|---5--------------5---------|

|--------7------7---|
|--------7------7---|
|-----6---------6---|      [Repeat from #]
|---------------7---|
|--0----------------|
|-------------------|


|--------------7------------|---5---7---4---7---5---5---5---5----|----------------7------------|
|-----------7-----7---------|---0-------0-------5-------7--------|-------------7-----7---------|
|--------7-----------7------|---------------------------6--------|----------7-----------7------|
|-----0-----------------0---|---5-------4-------7-------7--------|-------0-----------------0---|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--0------------------------|------------------------------------|---0-------------------------|



|-------------------------<7>---<7>---|
|-------------------<7>---------------|
|-------------<7>---------------------|
|--<7>--------------------------------|
|-------<7>---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|



Sequence and Lyrics:


Verse 1:	I guess youíve heard, I guess you know
		In time Iíd have told you, but I guess Iím too slow
		And itís overly romantic but I know that itís real
		I hope you donít mind if I say what I feel
		Itís like Iím in somebody elseís dream
		This could not be happening to me


Chorus:		But you were there
		And you were everything Iíd never seen
		You woke me up from this long and endless sleep
		I was alone
		I opened my eyes and you were there


Verse 2:	Donít be alarmed, no donít be concerned
		I donít want to change things, leave them just as they were
		I mean, nothingís really different itís me who feels strange
		Iím always lost for words when someone mentions your name
		I know that Iíll get over this for sure
		Iím not the type dreams there could be more


Chorus:


Middle 8:	Can I take your smile home with me
		Or the magic in your hairÖ..


Verse 3:	The rain has stopped, the storm has passed
		Look at all the colors now the sunís here at last
		I suppose that youíll be leaving but I want you to know
		Part of you stays with me even after you go
		Like an actor playing someone elseís scene
		This could not be happening to me


Last Chorus:	But you were there
		And you were everything Iíd never seen
		You woke me up from this long and endless sleep
		I was alone
		I opened my eyes and no, Iím not alone, Iím not alone
		I opened my eyes and you were there



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