Matchbox 20 - Longday tab

      
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 D1---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 you’re 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 It’s been a long day, always say ain’t that right Em(VV) (11th fret, 3rd string it think. Or 2nd. Bend.) But no Lord, your hand won’t 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 It’s been a long day, always say ain’t 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~ 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 C1-3---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 don’t really know, I don’t 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 you’re 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 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: (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 It’s been a long day, always say ain’t that right (Two strums, down down) Am But no Lord, your hand won’t stop it (Three, down down up F Just keep you trembling (Heavier, louder, strums, multiple again) C G F It’s been a long day, always say ain’t that right Then I play the chorus again normally, but Rob sings the word ‘Right’ over and over and stuff or something or other, and I haven’t 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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