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Chapman Tracy - Gimme One Reason Tabs

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Gimme One Reason Tabs

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                              Give Me One Reason
                             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                         *** CORRECTED  TAB IN F# ***
                         As recorded by Tracy Chapman
           (From the album NEW BEGINNING/Elektra Entertainment Group)

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Lyrics and Music by: Tracy Chapman


Notes:
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        Hi. This is my TAB of Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason'. This is a
 great, yet very simple blues song. A previous posting showed the song in a 
 straight 12 bar blues progresson in E, and I posted a version exactly like
 this one in G, however, the song is played in F#. A couple of people tipped 
 me on the fact that it's supposed to be in F#, so thanks! I have tabbed the 
 chords in plain majors, however, you can make each a 7th to add a bit of a 
 more bluesy sound.

        The main riff (Fig. 1) is played throughout the entire song, verse, 
 chorus, solo, everything. The high strikes of the chords should be played 
 'up strokes' and the muted parts of the chords should be played with 
 'down strokes'. This is another part of the tab which I messed up a little
 because I reversed the symbols on the Figure. Check the key again and match
 it to Fig. 1. Speaking of the solo, I have not posted it, nor have I 
 posted the little fills between the different lines of the verse. I figured 
 that it is more fun to play your own fills, and add your own solo. 
 Improvisation is a big part of my playing, so I will only post what is in 
 the actual song.


Key (Tablature Explanation):
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 x = Muted String
 / = Slide Up
  = Slide Down
 v = Down Stroke
 ^ = Up Stroke

 
 * Standard Tuning
 * Slow Blues


Intro: 
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             Fig. 1
                 F#                B          C#          F#
 e-----------||-----2-----2--x--|--------2-------4--x--|--------2-----2--x--
 B-----------||-----2-----2--x--|--------4-------6--x--|--------2-----2--x--|
 G-----------||-----3-----3--x--|--------4-------6--x--|--------3-----3--x--|
 D-----------||-----4-----4--x--|----------------------|--------4-----4--x--|
 A-----------||-----------------|--0--2-----/-4--------|--------------------|
 E--0--0--0--||--2-----2--------|----------------------|--0--2-----2--------/
                    ^     ^  v           ^       ^  v           ^     ^  v

    F#                   B                               C#
 e--------2-----2--x--|--------2-----2--x--|--------2-------4--x--
 B--------2-----2--x--|--------4-----4--x--|--------4-------6--x--|
 G--------3-----3--x--|--------4-----4--x--|--------4-------6--x--|
 D--------4-----4--x--|--------------------|----------------------|
 A--------------------|--0--2-----2--------|--0--2-----/-4--------|
 E--0--2-----2--------|--------------------|----------------------/
          ^     ^  v           ^     ^  v           ^       ^  v
 
    F#                                        C# 
 e--------2-----2--x--|--------2-----2--x--|--------4-----4--x--
 B--------2-----2--x--|--------2-----2--x--|--------6-----6--x--|
 G--------3-----3--x--|--------3-----3--x--|--------6-----6--x--|
 D--------4-----4--x--|--------4-----4--x--|--------------------|
 A--------------------|--------------------|--0--4-----4--------|
 E--0--2-----2--------|--0--2-----2--------|--------------------/
          ^     ^  v           ^     ^  v           ^     ^  v

                                                        End Fig. 1
    B                    F#                                    
 e--------2-----2--x--|--------2-----2--x--|--------2-----2--x--|
 B--------4-----4--x--|--------3-----3--x--|--------3-----3--x--||
 G--------4-----4--x--|--------4-----4--x--|--------4-----4--x--||
 D--------------------|--------4-----4--x--|--------4-----4--x--||
 A--0--2-----2--------|--------------------|--------------------||
 E--------------------|--0--2-----2--------|--0--2-----2--------|/
          ^     ^  v           ^     ^  v           ^     ^  v
 
Chorus: (w/Fig. 1)
~~~~~~

 F#                              B        C#                  F#
 Give me ...
 B                                        C#                  F#
 Give me ...
        C#
 Said I ..,
 B                                   F#
 you've ...


Aditional Lyrics and Song Construction:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Verse 1:

 
<<< CHORUS >>>


Verse 2:

 <<< SOLO >>>


Verse 3:

 <<< CHORUS >>>


Outro Chorus:


<<< Ending: Riff 1 >>>

Riff 1:

 e--17--14----------------------------------
 B----------17--14--------------------------|
 G------------------16--14------------------|
 D--------------------------(14)-h-16~~~~~--|
 A------------------------------------------|
 E------------------------------------------/


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