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We Let Her Down Tabs

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Chris Isaak
We Let Her Down (From the album "Mr. Lucky")
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Tuning: Standard 

heard on "Silvertone" and some of the earlier recordings. In concert is 
looks as if Chris is playing a muted version of the open chords in this 
song, with Hershel as usual playing the accent notes, fills and riffs. 
Though in the studio version I wouldn't be surprised to find a third guitar 
layered in the mix as well.

This entire song is built around the Am-F-C-G chord progression and most of 
the fills and the solo follow the same routes as Riff 1 which is the intro 
riff in the song. Hershel adds in a few notes in later versions which you 
can easily pick up on.

Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t^   = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum


Riff 1:
|--------------13-------------------|
|-----13---------------13----12-----|
|--14-------14------12----------12--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


Riff 2:
|--------------13-----------------------------------------12--|
|-----13---------------13----12---------------------------13--|
|--14-------14------12----------12--12-12-12-12-12-12-12--14--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


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(Chris Isaak)

Intro Am-F-C-G w/ Riff 1 (x2)


Verse 1:
Am         F               C                 G    
Her father, and her mother. Never showed her any affection at all.
Am       F                C    G
I wonder, if it hurts her now? Now that its too late they call.
Am-F-C-G (Riff 1)
We let her down. Its true.
Am-F-C-G (Riff 2)
We let her down. Its true.


Verse 2:
Am         F             C            G
I told her, I'd be there. Its easy to say what you want to believe.
Am         F             C             G  
I told her, I'd love her. Now that its too late I see.
Am-F-C-G (Riff 1)
I let her down. Its true.
Am-F-C-G (Riff 1)
I let her down.


Guitar Solo: Am-F-C-G 


Refrain:
Am-F-C-G (Riff 1)
Let her down.
Am-F-C-G (Riff 1)
Let her down. We let her down.


Verse 3:
Am          F            C           G
So helpless, pretending. Hoping that somehow somebody would see.
Am           F             C                             G
So desperate, for someone. I guess that she thought that someone was me.
Am-F-C-G
I let her down. Its true.
Am-F-C-G 
I let her down.
Am-F-C-G 
I let her down. 


Piano Break:
Am          F                 C     G                      Am     
Look at her, look through her eyes. Closer to her than the pain.
           F                 C     G                            Am 
I hope now, she's somewhere. Where they'll never hurt her again.
            
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