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Dave Matthews tabs for If i had it all

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                      If I Had It All - Dave Matthews
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Tabbed by: M Silvey
E-mail: ATiger579304@gmail.com

It's much better to have the lyrics included.  If you aren't singing
as you play, then you should be!!!!  In the chorus,
the bass should be prominent on first chord strike.
You can play with it and make it your own after that.
This is the true beauty with a lot of Dave's songs.
Make it your own!

I have include the fingering on the initial riffs.

Lyrics on top, and Guide on the bottom.
Tuning: Standard (A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramBB A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramE MajorE)



Intro

e|---------5-7------7------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------7--------5-----5\3-5--5h7--5--|
A chord diagramG+G|--/6-7-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------5----7-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------7----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|
    /2 3  3  1  3 1 4   1 3  4 3 4  1


Riff 1 - Verse 1

  Sometimes I can't move my feet it seems
e|--------------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4------------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4-----------------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5--------------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3            A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramA augmentedA

As if I'm stuck in the ground somehow, like a tree
As if I can't even breath
My screams just come whispering out
As if nobody can even see me
Like a ghost! Sometimes I can't see myself sometimes
Then again

Transition to  Chorus

                 If I were a king?         If I had everything?
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------1-----------------------|-------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|--0----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------3-----------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
    1   3 1    A chord diagramC majorC   Strumming..........    A chord diagramE minorEm   Strumming........

      If I had you,     and I could         give you your dreams.
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--2----------------------------------|--1----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2----------------------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0----------------------------------|--0----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
    A chord diagramA augmentedA   Strumming......                   A chord diagramA minorAm   Strumming........

  If I were giant-sized,                 on top of it all.
e|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------1--------------------------|--0----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------0--------------------------|--0----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------2--------------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------3--------------------------|--2----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------|
            A chord diagramC majorC   Strumming.......          A chord diagramE minorEm   Strumming........

        Then tell me what in the world would I sing for
e|-------------------3-------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------2-------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------3-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------0-------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|
                     A chord diagramD MajorD   Strumming...   {let fade}

  If I had it all.
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------2-4---------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------4--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------4----------2--------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5------------2--------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------0--------------|
  Short Riff 1      A chord diagramE minorEm   {let ring}

Verse 2

Riff 1

  Sometimes I feel lost
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramA augmentedA

As I pull you out like strings of memories
Wish I could weave them into you
Then I could figure the whole damn puzzle out
But, then again

Transition to Chorus

Chorus 2 (only last line is different)
A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramA minorAm
A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramD MajorD

If I were a king? If I had everything?
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams?
If I were giant-sized, on top of it all
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.
If I had it all.

Transition back to Riff 1
Half Verse 3 - Transition to Bridge

     I could take anything
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramA augmentedA

If I had no greed too big
Only the poison that's tainting the clean

Oh, then again......
e|---------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--2------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--2------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------|
    A chord diagramA augmentedA


Bridge  (Chords relative to lyrics)

              Remembering times        much younger than me now.
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4---------4-5--4--7---6---------|--6----7----5---4---5--4-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--x---------x-x--x--x---x---------|--x----x----x---x---x--x-------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--2---------2-3--2--5---4---------|--4----5----3---2---3--2-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--3---------3-5--3--7---5---------|--5----7----5---3---5--3-------------|
    Strum-in                                                Strum-out

    When my breath was light     when the world raised me up kind.
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4----5--4------7---6-------|--6-------7-----5------4--5--4-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--x----x--x------x---x-------|--x-------x-----x------x--x--x-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--2----3--2------5---4-------|--4-------5-----3------2--3--2-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--3----5--3------7---5-------|--5-------7-----5------3--5--3-------|

And here mother comforts child, Every moment waking up
But now I've grown tired.    Yeah! {Dave scream}
e|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--4----5--4------7---9--------------------4--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--x----x--x------x---x--------------------2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--2----3--2------5---7--------------------2--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--3----5--3------7---9--------------------0--|
                       Strum it out, then fade

  If I had it all.
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3 2 1 3        A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramA augmentedA

You know I'd f___ it up.   If I were a king?
         e|-------------------------------------|
         A chord diagramBB|-------------1-----------------------|
         A chord diagramG+G|--2-0--------0-----------------------|
         A chord diagramD MajorD|------4-2-0--2-----------------------|
         A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------3-----------------------|
         A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|


Chorus
A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramA minorAm
A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramD MajorD

If I had everything
If I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I sing for......Ohhhhh

{Bring it home - last Chorus}

If I were a king? If I had everything
Piece by piece, if I had you, and I could give you your dreams
If I were giant-sized.  On top of it all.
Then tell me what in the world would I go on for.

  If I had it all.  {do this twice)
e|--------------------------------3--3-3-3-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4------------------3--3-3-3----2--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------4--4-4-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4-----------2--2-2-x----0--0-0-0----2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5--------------2--2-2-x----2--2-2-2----0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------0--0-0-x----3--3-3-3-------|
     2 3  2  1 3      A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramA augmentedA

{End on this.}
  If I had it all.
e|-----------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------2-4---|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------4--------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--/4-5-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------|
     2 3  2  1 3


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| x   Mute note

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