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Never Saw It Comin Tabs

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Matt Mays
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                IMPORTANT-the tuning for this song is a whole step down
e-tune to d
b-tune to a
g-tune to f  if you dont have a capable tuner..put a capo on
d-tune to c  your second fret and tune the guitar to standard
a tune to g  take the capo off and now your guitar will be
E-tune to d  tuned down a step

Chords Used

  F   Am    A#   C    F
[-1-][-5-][-6-][-0-][----]
[-1-][-5-][-6-][-1-][----]
[-2-][-5-][-7-][-0-][-10-]
[-3-][-7-][-8-][-2-][-10-]
[-3-][-7-][-8-][-3-][-8--]
[-1-][-5-][-6-][-0-][----]


Intro

        F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]


        F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]


The third time around is when the F power chord comes in
It's the last chord on the chords used above. It's played
over the rhythm part with crazy effects and meant to let ring.
Im not gonna tab it but you'll know where it is

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]


Never saw it comin
        
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[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

Came at me through a red light

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[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

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[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

Never thought I'd be there
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[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

At the wrong place at the wrong time

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[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]


I never tried to steal your time, so stranger dont steal mine

[-0-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-1-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-0-----------------------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0-]
[-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------------------------]
[-3-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]
[-0-----------------------------------------------------------------]

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

Never trusted no one
      
       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]


This is my life dont you understand
   
    F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

With your eyes down at the FM

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

tuning at the task at hand

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
 
I never tried to steal your time, so stranger dont steal mine

[-0-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-1-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-0-----------------------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0-]
[-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---------------------------------]
[-3-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]
[-0-----------------------------------------------------------------]

Solo

[-5-5h6-5-----------------------5h6-5-------------------------]
[---------6h8-6-----6-----6---6-------6h8-6-----6-----6-------]
[---------------5h7---5h7---7---------------5h7---5h7---7-7s5-]
[-------------------------------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------------]

[-----------------------------------------------------8s10-13-10s8-]
[-10-10-10s8-8-8s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3-3s5-5s3-3s5-5s6-6s10--------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------------]

[-------13-]
[-10h11----]
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[----------]
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Well I never saw it comin,  it came at me in a flash of light

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[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

And I almost didnt make it, in the middle, in the middle of the night

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[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---------------------------------]
[---3---3---3---3---7---7---5---5-]
[-1---1---1---1---5---5---6---6---]

I'd come back to haunt you, I'd come back to haunt you 

       F             Am       A#
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-]

This continues for the rest of the song...its not just these chords
though..the other riffs are playing as well..use some palm muting
and hit only the top 2-3 strings as well to give that heavy sound.
The whole song is really just a few riffs but it sounds great when
they're all played together live. 

If you got any questions, lemme know...emails at the top
Cheers
            
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