Darius Rucker – It Wont Be Like This For Long tab ver. 5

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                                Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long
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Tabbed by: Matt Benecke
Email: lpwjbklyn@gmail.com

This is a great tune off of Darius Rucker's debut country album. With a two
year old son and a daughter on the way, I find this song to be both
poignant and achingly apt. I wanted to learn to play it and so I finally
sat down to sort it out. This version is in the original key and is
accurate with regard to both the original recording as well as any number 
of cover versions that can be found on Youtube.  Feel free to hit me up 
with any corrections or comments!

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

Intro (0:00 - 0:13)

Guitar 1 (Acoustic) Plays Riff 1  1x

Riff 1

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*NOTE: For remainder of song, unless otherwise specified, Guitar 1 plays only the chords listed above the lyrics. Chords Used: A x02220 E 022100 B x24400 C#m x46650 C5 x35500 G#m 466444 F#m 244222 E/G# 4x2100 Verse 1 (0:14 - 0:39) A E B He didn't have to wake up E He'd been up all night A E Lyin' there in bed listenin' B C#m B To his new born baby cry A E He makes a pot of coffee B C#m He splashes water on his face A E His wife gives him a kiss and says B E It's gonna be okay Chorus 1 (0:40 - 1:03) *NOTE: Anywhere you see E* be sure to hammer onto the A note from the G# and then off again when you strum the chord. A B E E* It won't be like this for long A B One day we'll look back laughin' G#m C#m B At the week we brought her home A E B This phase is gonna fly by C C#m B A So baby just hold on B *Interlude begins It won't be like this for long Interlude (1:04 - 1:09) Guitar 1 plays the second half of Riff 1 1x Verse 2 (1:10 - 1:36) A E Four years later 'bout four-thirty B E She's crawlin' in their bed A E And when he drops her off at preschool B C#m B She's clinging to his leg A E The teacher peels her off of him B C#m He says, "What can I do?" A E She says, "Now don't you worry, B E This'll only last a week or two." Chorus 2 (1:37 - 2:03) A B E E* It won't be like this for long A B One day soon you'll drop her off G#m C#m B And she won't even know you're gone A E B This phase is gonna fly by C C#m B A If you can just hold on B *Walkdown begins It won't be like this for long *Walkdown
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Bridge (2:04 - 2:30) (E) F#m Some day soon she'll be a teenager G#m And at times he'll think she hates him A G#m Then he'll walk her down the aisle B C And raise her veil C#m But right now she's up and cryin' B And the truth is that he don't mind A E/G# As he kisses her good night B And she says her prayers Verse 3 (2:31 - 2:42) *NOTE: Strum each chord once for the entirety of the verse A E He lays down there beside her B C#m 'Til her eyes are finally closed A E And just watchin' her it breaks his heart B 'Cause he already knows Chorus 3 (2:43 - 3:13) A B E E* It won't be like this for long A B One day soon that little girl is gonna be G#m C#m B All grown up and gone A E Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by B C C#m B A So, he's tryin' to hold on B C#m B 'Cause it won't be like this for long A B It won't be like this for long Outro (3:14 - 3:28) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1 1x but with the two sections inverted (the second half is played first) Tab Legend | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note =============================================================================== Darius Ruck - It Won't Be Like This For Long He didn't have to wake up He'd been up all night Lyin' there in bed listenin' To his new born baby cry He makes a pot of coffee He splashes water on his face His wife gives him a kiss and says It's gonna be okay It won't be like this for long One day we'll look back laughin' At the week we brought her home This phase is gonna fly by So baby just hold on It won't be like this for long Four years later 'bout four-thirty She's crawlin' in their bed And when he drops her off at preschool She's clinging to his leg The teacher peels her off of him He says, "What can I do?" She says, "Now don't you worry, This'll only last a week or two." It won't be like this for long One day soon you'll drop her off And she won't even know you're gone This phase is gonna fly by If you can just hold on It won't be like this for long Some day soon she'll be a teenager And at times he'll think she hates him Then he'll walk her down the aisle And raise her veil But right now she's up and cryin' And the truth is that he don't mind As he kisses her good night And she says her prayers He lays down there beside her 'Til her eyes are finally closed And just watchin' her it breaks his heart 'Cause he already knows It won't be like this for long One day soon that little girl is gonna be All grown up and gone Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by So, he's tryin' to hold on Cause it won't be like this for long It won't be like this for long
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