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Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down Tabs

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Hand Me Down Tabs

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                         HAND ME DOWN - Matchbox 20
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Tuning: Half Step Down

Best song off their third album, IMO.

Intro: 
Slide Guitar                              (D)       (G)     (D)           (G)
eb|---12-\10-\7------14\-12\10--12/14-\7-|-10\5------10------12/14-----14\10----|
Bb|---12-<10-<7--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Piano
   (D)       (G)       (D)       (G)
eb|-2-----2-3-------3-3-------2-3--------|
Bb|-3-----3---------3---------3----------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-0-------------------0----------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------3-------------------3------|

Verse (Just Bass, Synth, & Drums):
    D
Someday they'll find your smalltown world on a bigtown avenue
G             
 Gonna make you like the way they talk, when they're talkin' to you
D
 Gonna make you break out of your shell, 'cause they tell you to
G
 Gonna make you like the way they lie better than the truth 

Prechorus:
Piano
       (Bm)      (G)
eb|-2-2-------2-3----------|
Bb|-3---------3------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-----2------------------|
Eb|---------------3--------|

They'll you everything you wanted someone else to say,
They're gonna break your heart, yeah

Chorus:
Piano
   (D)             (A)             (Bm)             (G)
eb|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--2-3-2-5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
Bb|-7---5---5---3---2-------3---3---5--------5---3---3---------------|
Gb|---------------------2--------------------------------4---2---2---|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (D)             (A)     (F#7)   (Bm)     (G)
eb|-2-5-2-5---5---5---5---5---6---6----------------------|
Bb|---------5---3---2---5---5---5------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------4--------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|

Another piano plays the chords in the background:
               D                 A                Bm
       G                                   D
'Cause no one's tried to give you what you need
       A        F#7      Bm         G
So lay all your troubles down, I am with you now


Verse 2 (acoustic strums along):
    D
Somebody outta take you in, try to make you love again
G
 Try to make you like the way they feel when they're under your skin
D
 Never once do you think that they would lie when they're holdin' you
G
 Then you wonder why they haven't called when they said they'd call you


Prechorus:
Bm
 You start to wonder if you're ever gonna make it by
G
 You start to think you were born blind

Chorus (with acoustic strumming same chords, another acoustic adds:)
   (D)        (A)   (Bm)         (G)   (D)       (A F#7) (Bm)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------2-4-2-4-2-------------------------2-4-2-4-------------|
Db|-0--2-4-2-4----------2-2-2-2------------2-4-2-4--------2-4-2-4-------------|
Ab|----5-5-5-5-----------------------------5-5-5-5----------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge:
Lead Guitar
        (Bm)    (F#7)  (D)        (E7)  (Em)      (A)   (G)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------/9---\7---------/9---/10\7----------|
Gb|--------/11--------9\7--------------------------------7----|
Db|-7/8--9------------------------/9--------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Piano plays:
                 Bm                              F#7
I'm here for the hard times, the straight to you heart times
                  D            E7
When livin' ain't easy, you can stand up against me
    Em                    A   G
And maybe rely on me, and cry on me, yeah

Solo:
Lead Guitar
   (D)               (A)                    (Em)
eb|--10-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----12--10-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------11-/11~----7-9-9b-7---7h9-/9~--7----7-9--------------------|
Db|------------------------------9------------7h9---7h9---7-------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------7h9-5-7-5--5-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

    (G)
eb|--------------7---------------------10~~~-|
Bb|----------------10------------10-12-------|
Gb|--------7-9b-------9b-7--9h11-------------|
Db|----7-9-----------------9-----------------|
Ab|-7h9--------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

Verse (Just Synth):
    D                              G
Someday they'll open up your world, shake you down to the drawing board
Bm                            G
  Do their best to change you, they still can't erase you

Chorus (twice):

Cause no one's tried to give you what you need
So lay all your troubles down, I am with you now, lay them down on me
Ah yeah, you're just one more hand me down
And all these nights won't give you what you need
So lay all your burdons, down....on me

Outro Solo:
Lead Guitar
   (D)    (G)              (D)       (G)             (D)       (G)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------10-----------------10br-------------------10b-----------|
Gb|---------10\7---7-----9b---(hold)----------9br9-7--7-9b--------------------|
Db|--------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Main Riff:
eb|-10/12-12-10-10--------------------------|
Bb|-10/12-12-10-10-10/12-12\10--10-10--10---|
Gb|-----------------9/11-11\9----7--7h9-7---|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

Cook just plays with the riff til fade.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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