Firehouse – In Your Perfect World tab ver. 2

X______________________Written By: Kyroflash_________________________________________XX----------------------Song: In Your Perfect World--------------------------------X--|X----------------------Artist: Firehouse ----------------------------------------X--|
Hello UT Users, I've had a lot of problems with tabs on this site, many are only 40% accurate at best, The tabs here and other places on the internet for this song In Your Perfect world are NOWHERE near right and I wanted to post what I transcribed. People usually get the Tuning wrong on this song because of what the official books say to use. This is simply not true. If you ever watch the band play this song live they use the same tuning as they do with any of their other songs Which is E standard with a drop D. What Confuses people is the 12 string guitar used, where the smaller string on each of the 6 rows is tuned a half step flat, so the Combined notes of the Two sound like a chord of the following notes. D - A - F - C - G - D. Actually the tuning used on a 12 string is D-db A-ab D-db G-gb B-bb E-eb. Reguardless if they sometimes play with a different tuning in other videos the live version is transcribed into Drop D so they don't have to constantly switch instruments I have found this version is actually near 80% + accurate to the Studio version with only minor discrepancies. And it is much easier to play or to mix in with material that you would play live. Without further or do here it is, my version of the Tab. ._______________________. |Tuning - Drop D | |_______________________| D - A - D - G - B - E INTRO / CHORUS (this part has very minor differences but when played against the track sound very close) .___________________. | KEY | |___________________| |(W) - WHOLE NOTE | |(H) - HALF NOTE | |(Q) - QUARTER NOTE | |XSX - Slide to note| |XHX - Hammer On | |XPX - Pull Off | |___________________| INTRO / CHORUS
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|--3H5-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------3-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|--1H3-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------3-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|------------------------------|A|--1H3-3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------2-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|--3H5-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------3-----------|E|------------------------------|
this is the first loop of the riff it repeats with the same riff as you ended with and that starts the progression, there is a slight difference at the end this time. __________________________________________
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|--3H5-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------3-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|--1H3-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------3-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQQ)(QQQ)D|------------------------------|A|--1H3-3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5-5-----5-------|G|---------------3----3---------|B|------------------2-----------|E|------------------------------|
(H) (H) (H)(QQ) (W)-Chord Strum and let ringD|--3H5-------------------------|A|------3H5---------------------|D|----------3H5-5----5----------|G|---------------3---3----------|B|-------------------3----------|E|-------------------3----------|
.________________________________. | VERSE | |________________________________| xxx----Vocal Timing----xxx VOCALS start just before each chord starts a half note Gm (G minor) XXX- Seems I just can't do enough
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|A|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|D|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Ebm (E flat minor) XXX- I could never win your love
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|A|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|D|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Bb (B flat MINOR) XXX- Why should I try, when you never
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|A|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|D|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Fm (F MINOR) LEAD ONLY XXX- Share your feelings
{These are Muted} (whole note) (quarter notes) (H) (H) (H)(QQQ) (QQQ)D|--3----3-----3-3----3-3----- D|--3H5-------------------------|A|--3----3-----3-3----3-3----- A|------3H5---------------------|D|--3----3-----3-3----3-3----- D|----------3H5-5--5------5-----|G|---------------------------- G|----------------3-----3-------|B|---------------------------- B|--------------------2---------|E|---------------------------- E|------------------------------|
Gm (G minor) XXX- How could I be so naive?
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|A|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|D|--5----5-----5-5----5-5-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Ebm (E flat minor) XXX- Is it so hard to believe,
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|A|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|D|--1----1-----1-1----1-1-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Bb (B flat MINOR) XXX- That you excel
{These are Muted} (w) (H) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|A|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|D|--8----8-----8-8----8-8-----|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
D7 (D Major 7 aug G, aug Bflat) LEAD ONLY- Leads into bridge XXX- In emotional concealing?
{Strum Normally} (whole note) (quarter notes) (H) (H) (H)(QQQ) (QQQ)D|--12----12-----12-12----12-12----- D|--3H5-------------------------|A|--12----12-----12-12----12-12----- A|------3H5---------------------|D|--12----12-----12-12----12-12----- D|----------3H5-5---------------|G|---------------------------------- G|----------------3------3------|B|---------------------------------- B|---------------3-----3--------|E|---------------------------------- E|-------------------3----------|
Bridge - Lead plays INTRO/Chorus Riff ______________________________________________________________________________ Am (A minor) XXX- No matter what I do
{All quarter notes strummed}D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|A|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|G|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
XXX- I never {All quarter notes strummed}D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|A|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|G|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
Gm (G minor) XXX- measure up for you {All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
{All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Bb (B flat MINOR)
XXX- You just keep {Strum normally} (QQ) (QQ) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|A|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Fm (F MINOR) - Bb (B flat Minor) - Gm (G minor) XXX- that smile on, your face
{Strum normally} (whole notes) (Half notes)D|--10----8-----7--5----------|A|--10----8-----7--5----------|D|--10----8-----7--5----------|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Gm (G minor) {All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
{All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Am (A minor) XXX- No matter how much I try
{All quarter notes strummed}D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|A|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|G|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
XXX- You're never {All quarter notes strummed}D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|A|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|D|--10-10---10-10----10-10----10-10-----|G|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
Gm (G minor) XXX- really satisfied {All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
{All Quarter notes Strum}
D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|A|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|D|--5-5---5-5----5-5----5-5------|G|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Bb (B flat MINOR)
XXX- until you {Strum normally} (QQ) (QQ) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|A|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Fm (F MINOR) - Bb (B flat Minor) - Gm (G minor) XXX- run away
{Strum normally} (QQ) (QQ) (Q)(Q) (Q)(Q)D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|A|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|D|--8-8---8-8----8-8----8-8---|G|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
D (D Natural) (if you were in open tuning just strumming all 0s)
XXX- and hide {Whole note with rest}D|--12----------------------------------|A|--12----------------------------------|D|--12----------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
Chorus - Follows Intro RIFF ______________________________________________________________________________ DO IT!!!! ______________________________________________________________________________ VERSE - Then another Verse ______________________________________________________________________________ As Above follows same pattern but lead is playing throughout the entire verse and bridge ______________________________________________________________________________ SOLO !!! YEAH ____________________________________________ Alright here there are VERY minor differences it is very close to exactly what he plays although I will not transcribe the guitar effects in the background it is really simple but you need the right FX pedal if you mess around a little you'll figure it out fine. I will start where the Spanish type guitar solo comes in.
-REST- (Q Q Q Q Q) (W) (QQ)(H) (QQQQ)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|--7-10---------------7-10---------------|B|-------8-10-11-8----------8--8-8-8-8----|E|----------------------------------------|
*where it says "08" I had to write it that way so it would line up and you'd know it is a chord (voicing, what ever man!)
-H-D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|-13-13-13----12-12-12----10-10-10-------|G|----------------------------------------|B|-11-11-11----10-10-10----08-08-08-------|E|----------------------------------------|
(W) -Q- (W)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|B|--10----11-10-11S13-11-13S15-13-11-10---|E|----------------------------------------|
-Q- (W)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|B|--10H11P10/10S8--8H10-------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
-REST- (Q Q Q Q Q) (W) (QQ)(H) (QQQQ)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|--7-10---------------7-10---------------|B|-------8-10-11-8----------8--8-8-8-8----|E|----------------------------------------|
-Q- (W)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|E|--8P0-0-0--10P0-0-0--6-8-8--------------|
(QQ) (W) (8th8th8th) (H H H H)D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|E|--13-15-15----18-18-18--17-15-13-15-----|
_________________________________________________________ The Song then goes to the bridge with the lead in the background and then to the chorus for the finale! _________________________________________________________ My only regrets are two-fold. One That I did not transcribe this 100% I spent maybe 10 minutes learning the actual guitar. And two that I did not complete this guide 100% and instead put repeat this part etc. However I only spent 10 minutes transcribing this but 2+ hours writing this guide and spell checking it, also error checking it to see if it played like how I sorted it out to be. Oh well you get what you pay for I guess. This transcription is close enough so that if you were to cover this song live at a wedding or gig no-one but the utmost hardcore fan would be able to tell you are playing it slightly different. The song is not that known even to most firehouse fans so the chances that would happen are highly unlikely. I enjoy this song and composition a lot the lyrics are interesting and the guitar work is quite complicated to play while singing if you intend to do so. If you find a better sounding way to do some of the progressions please feel free to email me or post a copy of this Tab with the updates. Remember to Give Props to Kyroflash though for the original tab and I have no Problems. Good luck!
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