Matthews Dave Band – Ill Back You Up tab ver. 2

Date: Sat, 9 Nov 1996 18:12:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Ryan Patterson 
Subject: TAB: I'll Back You Up by The Dave Matthews Band

"I'll Back You Up"
From the album "Remember Two Things" by The Dave Matthews Band

This is how I play it.  The chords are basically the same as those in
Chris Ambrose's transcription at OLGA, but I've tabbed the solo and the
end-of-line riffs.

I think there are two guitars in the song, and either part alone doesn't
do the song justice.  So, my transcription has some of each.  Oh, and I
give no guarantee about correctness... 


Chords used:
------------
A:	577655
C#m7:   xx7757  (you can use B: 799877 -- sounds close enough and is
                 easier to play)
F#m:    244222  (try to just hit the bass strings (244xxx))
E:      022100
G:      355433

Each chord is two measures.  Some, however, are not simply strummed.
Those are indicated with the chord, an asterisk, and a number, like E*1, 
meaning play the two measures as described by Note #1 (shown below).  I 
didn't mark/tab all of the measures that have pickings in them because they 
are all over the song and a little improvisation will work well enough on
those measures.


Note #1:--------E:-------------------/4---|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1----------------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2-----2-----2----------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2-----2----------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0-----0----------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum strum
Note #2:--------E:-------------------0----|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:-------------3----------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----1----------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #3:--------E:-------4-----7-----0----|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #4:--------E:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1----------------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2-----------2/////11---|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0-----0----------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #5:--------E:-0-----------------0----|------------------------|B:-0-------------(0)------|-0----------------------|G:-1----------(1)---------|------------------------|D:-2-------(2)------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----(2)---------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #6:--------E:-0----------------------|------------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------/4----h5---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #7:--------E:-0-----------------12---|-------5-----0--0--0--0-|B:-0-----------5----------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----5----------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum *****NATURAL HARMONICS*****
Note #8:--------E:-0----------(4--p0-h2---|p0)---------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #9:--------E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----------------2----|-p1----------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------(2)---------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----(0)---------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #10:--------E:-0-----------------0----|------------------------|B:-0--------------0-------|------------------------|G:-1-----------1----------|------------------------|D:-2--------2-------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2-----2----------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #11:--------E:-0----------------------|------------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2---h4-----------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
And, now, the song: ------------------- A C#m7 I remember thinking F#m E*1 I'll go on forever only knowing that I'll see you again, but I A C#m7 know the touch of you is hard to remember F#m E*2 But like that touch I've known no other, And for A C#m7 sure we have danced in the risk of each other F#m E*3 Would you like to dance around the world with me? A C#m7 I'll beeeeeeeeee falling F#m E*4 all about my own thing, And I A C#m7 know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*5 when you're not here that's hung around my head A G And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child F#m E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A G Do what you will always walk where you like your steps F#m E*6 do as you please I'll back you up A C#m7 I remember thinking F#m E*7 sometimes we walk sometimes we run away, But I A C#m7 know no matter how fast we are running F#m E*8 somehow we keep somehow we keep up with each other A C#m7 I'll beeeeeeeeee falling F#m E*9 all about my own thing, And I A C#m7 know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*10 when you're not here that's hung around my head A G And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child F#m E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A G Do what you will always walk where you like your steps F#m E*6 do as you please I'll back you up A C#m7 F#m E A C#m7 F#m E [solo (see below)] A C#m7 I'll beeeeeeeee falling F#m E all about my own thing, And I A C#m7 know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*11 when you're not here that's hung around my head A G And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child F#m E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A G Do what you will always walk where you like your steps F#m E (single strum) do as you please I'll back you up The Solo! --------- The Legend: () soft notes ^ bend ~ vibrato h hammer on p pull off ! optional note (played so fast it could be left out) _ tie The carets and periods along the bottom are timing markers. This should all be correct (if it isn't, then it sounds pretty close!)
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:-2----(2--2--2-----2)---|----2--4-----6-----6^---|-4--h6~~~~~-------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:-------2--4--6__6^_6----|4!h6---4-----4----------|----4--6--7--9-----9----|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|------------------------|-------------------12---|B:------------------------|----------12-9-----9-h10|-10-------10------------|G:----------------------11|-9-----9----------------|------------------------|D:-------------------9----|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:----12-------12---------|----14----14/16!---12---|-------------14-16----17|B:-------------------10---|-10---------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:-------------17\16-16---|-------14----14---------|-12----\7---------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|-------------9-----p7---|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|B:------------------------|G:-9-----p6---------------|D:-------------9-----p7---|A:------------------------|E:------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Whew! There are a bunch more chords that I could have put a note on, but I figured I'd leave the fun for you :) Enjoy! Direct questions and comments to rpatters@cco.caltech.edu --Ryan Patterson Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 03:27:06 -0800 (PST) From: Ryan Patterson I'll Back You Up From the album "Remember Two Things" by The Dave Matthews Band I posted this tab a while back, but here's a newer version with better chords. Much thanks to Sean McCown (mccsean@lyco.lycoming.edu) for suggesting the changes. Chords used: ------------ eadgbe A: 577655 E!: 476454 (Note the "!" on the label) F#m: 244222 (try to just hit the bass strings (244xxx)) E: 022100 F: 133211 G: 355433 Each chord is two measures. Some, however, are not simply strummed. Those are indicated with the chord, an asterisk, and a number, like E*1, meaning play the two measures as described by Note #1 (shown below). I didn't mark/tab all of the measures that have pickings in them because they are all over the song and a little improvisation will work well enough on those measures.
Note #1:--------E:-------------------/4---|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1----------------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2-----2-----2----------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2-----2----------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0-----0----------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum strum
Note #2:--------E:-------------------0----|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:-------------3----------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----1----------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #3:--------E:-------4-----7-----0----|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #4:--------E:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:------------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1----------------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2-----------2/////11---|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0-----0----------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #5:--------E:-0-----------------0----|------------------------|B:-0-------------(0)------|-0----------------------|G:-1----------(1)---------|------------------------|D:-2-------(2)------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----(2)---------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #6:--------E:-0----------------------|------------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------/4----h5---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #7:--------E:-0-----------------12---|-------5-----0--0--0--0-|B:-0-----------5----------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----5----------------|-------------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum *****NATURAL HARMONICS*****
Note #8:--------E:-0----------(4--p0-h2---|p0)---------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #9:--------E:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|B:-0----------------------|-------------0--0--0--0-|G:-1-----------------2----|-p1----------1--1--1--1-|D:-2----------------------|-------------2--2--2--2-|A:-2----------(2)---------|-------------2--2--2--2-|E:-0----(0)---------------|-------------0--0--0--0-| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #10:--------E:-0-----------------0----|------------------------|B:-0--------------0-------|------------------------|G:-1-----------1----------|------------------------|D:-2--------2-------------|-------2-----h4---------|A:-2-----2----------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
Note #11:--------E:-0----------------------|------------------------|B:-0----------------------|------------------------|G:-1----------------------|------------------------|D:-2----------------------|-------2---h4-----------|A:-2----------------------|----------------2--h4---|E:-0----------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . strum
And, now, the song: ------------------- A E! I remember thinking F#m E*1 I'll go on forever only knowing that I'll see you again, but I A E! know the touch of you is hard to remember F#m E*2 But like that touch I've known no other, And for A E! sure we have danced in the risk of each other F#m E*3 Would you like to dance around the world with me? A E! I'll beeeeeeeeee falling F#m E*4 all about my own thing, And I A E! know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*5 when you're not here that's hung around my head A F And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child G E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A F Do what you will always walk where you like your steps G E*6 do as you please I'll back you up A E! I remember thinking F#m E*7 sometimes we walk sometimes we run away, But I A E! know no matter how fast we are running F#m E*8 somehow we keep somehow we keep up with each other A E! I'll beeeeeeeeee falling F#m E*9 all about my own thing, And I A E! know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*10 when you're not here that's hung around my head A F And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child G E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A F Do what you will always walk where you like your steps G E*6 do as you please I'll back you up A E! F#m E A E! F#m E [solo (see below)] A E! I'll beeeeeeeee falling F#m E all about my own thing, And I A E! know you're the heaviest weight, F#m E*11 when you're not here that's hung around my head A F And your lips burn wild thrown from the face of a child G E And in your eyes the seeing of the greatest few A F Do what you will always walk where you like your steps G E (single strum) do as you please I'll back you up The Solo! --------- The Legend: () soft notes ^ bend ~ vibrato h hammer on p pull off ! optional note (played so fast it could be left out) _ tie The carets and periods along the bottom are timing markers. This should all be correct (if it isn't, then it is pretty damn close!)
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:-2----(2--2--2-----2)---|----2--4-----6-----6^---|-4--h6~~~~~-------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:-------2--4--6__6^_6----|4!h6---4-----4----------|----4--6--7--9-----9----|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|------------------------|-------------------12---|B:------------------------|----------12-9-----9-h10|-10-------10------------|G:----------------------11|-9-----9----------------|------------------------|D:-------------------9----|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:----12-------12---------|----14----14/16!---12---|-------------14-16----17|B:-------------------10---|-10---------------------|------------------------|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:-------------17\16-16---|-------14----14---------|-12----\7---------------|B:------------------------|------------------------|-------------9-----p7---|G:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|D:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
E:------------------------|B:------------------------|G:-9-----p6---------------|D:-------------9-----p7---|A:------------------------|E:------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Whew! There are a bunch more chords that I could have put a note on, but I figured I'd leave the fun for you :) Questions, comments: rpatters@cco.caltech.edu --Ryan Patterson
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