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The Swellers - The Best I Ever Had Acoustic tab

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		                THE BEST I EVER HAD (ACOUSTIC) - The Swellers
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Tabbed by: rockett97
Email: rockett97@hotmail.com

as played in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP2Tnuwhahs (with a capo on the 
3rd fret)
and as played in the Acoustic bonus track off 'Good For Me' (capo on 2nd fret)

I'm aware of the fact that the chords used in this tab are not a 100% match to the ones 
Nick plays in the video,
but I found these to sound just as nice and they fit better with the Acoustic studio 
recording of the song.

Tuning: Standard eBGDAE (Capo on 2/3 - depending on what version you're playing along to)

All chords relative to capo.


Verse


Strumming pattern is as follows (per chord): DDUUDU x2

"It was a young and angry summer.."
"And if everyone else heard this.."
e|-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2--1--4--6-|
D|-2--2--4--6-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4-|
E|-0--0--x--x-|

So you're gonna repeat that strumming pattern twice per chord for this first verse.
Then we get a part without any vocals, repeating the same chords:

e|-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2--1--4--6-|
D|-2--2--4--6-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4-|
E|-0--0--x--x-|

e|-0/0-0-|
B|-0/5-0-|
G|-4/6-2-|
D|-4/6-2-|
A|-2/4-0-|
E|-x/x-0-|

"I remember April '94, September '96, and every day of '99.."
"Whether I waited for those records, or helped Seattle cry.."
e|-0--0--0--0--(7)-|
B|-0--0--0--5--(5)-|
G|-2--1--4--6--(x)-|
D|-2--2--4--6--(6)-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4--(4)-|
E|-0--0--0--0--(x)-|

The chord in parenthesis is just a little something you can do to switch things up a little,
move your pinky from the 6th fret on the G-string to the 7th fret on the high e-string.


Pre-chorus


"(And I know it'll never) die.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--0--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0--x--x-|

"(We were right about) it.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--5--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--6--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--6--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--4--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--x--x--x-|

"(We'd be lost without) it.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--0--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0--x--x-|


Chorus


Strumming: DDDU - DDDU - DUDDDUDDD

"I miss it too"
e|-0--0--x--|
B|-0--0--4^-|
G|-1--4--x--|
D|-2--4--2--|
A|-2--2--4--|
E|-0--x--x--|

(bend that 4rth string just halfway the strum count, watch the video for the exact timing)

"And I miss the songs we knew"
e|-0--0--x--|
B|-0--0--4--|
G|-1--4--x--|
D|-2--4--2--|
A|-2--2--4--|
E|-0--x--x--|

"(And if) I could go back.."
Strumming: DDUDDUDUDUU x3, then the faster slide thingy after that
e|-0--0--0---0-0/0-|
B|-5--0--0---0-0/5-|
G|-6--4--2---2-4/6-|
D|-6--4--2---2-4/6-|
A|-4--2--0---0-2/4-|
E|-x--x--0---0-x/x-|


Verse


"While the world was waking up and putting on their suits"
"And when I had that conversation.."
e|-0--0--0--0--(7)-|
B|-0--0--0--5--(5)-|
G|-2--1--4--6--(x)-|
D|-2--2--4--6--(6)-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4--(4)-|
E|-0--0--0--0--(x)-|


Pre-chorus


"(It was the best I ever) had.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--0--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0--x--x-|

"(They were wrong about) us.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--5--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--6--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--6--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--4--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--x--x--x-|

"(We showed them not to doubt) us.."
e|-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0-0-0-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
D|-2-2-2-2--2--4--6-|
A|-0-2-0-2--0--2--4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0--x--x-|


Chorus


Strumming: DDDU - DDDU - DUDDDUDDD

"I miss it too"
e|-0--0--x--|
B|-0--0--4^-|
G|-1--4--x--|
D|-2--4--2--|
A|-2--2--4--|
E|-0--x--x--|

(bend that 4rth string just halfway the strum count, watch the video for the exact timing)

"And I miss the songs we knew"
e|-0--0--x--|
B|-0--0--4--|
G|-1--4--x--|
D|-2--4--2--|
A|-2--2--4--|
E|-0--x--x--|

"(And if) I could go back.."
Strumming: DDUDDUDUDUU x3
e|-0--0--0---0-0-|
B|-5--0--0---0-0-|
G|-6--4--2---2-4-|
D|-6--4--2---2-4-|
A|-4--2--0---0-2-|
E|-x--x--0---0-x-|


Bridge


Strumming: just regular fast-paced DUDU strumming
e|-0--x--0--0-0-0--0--0-|
B|-5--x--0--0-0-0--0--0-|
G|-6--x--4--2-2/4--1--4-|
D|-6--6--4--2-4/6--2--4-|
A|-4--2--2--0-0-0--2--2-|
E|-x--x--x--0-0-0--0--0-|

The slide chord up there is something nick plays in the video, it sounds great also with 
the studio recording.
It's pretty hard writing down strumming patterns/time counts for this bit,
so you might want to check the video as a reference.

e|-0--x--0-|
B|-5--x--0-|
G|-6--x--4-|
D|-6--6--4-|
A|-4--2--2-|
E|-x--x--x-|


Verse


"I've been everywhere now, searching far and wide.."
"She looked just like an angel.."
e|-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2--1--4--6-|
D|-2--2--4--6-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4-|
E|-0--0--x--x-|

"And everything felt so right.."
"And I don't know where she is now.."
e|-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2--1--4--6-|
D|-2--2--4--6-| (x2)
A|-0--2--2--4-|
E|-0--0--x--x-|

e|-0--0--0--0-|
B|-0--0--0--5-|
G|-2--1--4--6-|
D|-2--2--4--6-|
A|-0--2--2--4-|
E|-0--0--x--x-|

"The best I ever had.."
e|-0--0--0--0---0/0-0------------|
B|-0--0--0--5---0/5-0------------|
G|-2--1--4--6---4/6-2-(let ring)-|
D|-2--2--4--6---4/6-2------------|
A|-0--2--2--4---2/4-0------------|
E|-0--0--x--x---x/x-0------------|

"And if everyone else heard this,
they wouldn't be so sad,
it was the best I ever had."

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| ^   bend string

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