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Sarah Mclachlan tabs for Hold on

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Title:   Hold On

First the twangy guitar intro while keyboards hold a long A chord diagramA augmentedA major chord.
Hammer on with the 3rd finger in the last bar:

|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|--8s10(hold)---|--8s7-8-8(hold)|--8-8-8-(hold)-|---------------|
|--9------------|--7-----9------|--7---7--------|-----------0---|
|--7------------|--9-----11-----|--9---9--------|--------0h2----|
|--0------------|--0-----0------|--0---0--------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

Barre the A chord diagramA augmentedA chord with 3rd finger, strum the rhythm and do the slides with
the 3rd finger. Then this is easily playable:

  A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2           A chord diagramEsus4Esus4           A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|-2-------------|-3-------------|-5-------------|-3-------------|
|-2-------------|-2-------------|-4-------------|-2---------0---|
|-2--------2s4--|-4--------4s6--|-6--------2s4--|-4------0h2----|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

In the third bar barre on the 9th fret with the 3rd finger, and in the last
bar barre on the 7th fret with the 1st finger

  A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2           A chord diagramEsus4Esus4
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------9-7---|-10-9-7-9-7----|
|-2-------------|-3-------------|-5-------9--10-|-7----7-7-7-10-|
|-2-------------|-2-------------|-4-------9-----|-7----7--------|
|-2--------2s4--|-4--------4s6--|-6-------9-----|-7----7--------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

On with the verses. A, Dsus2, A chord diagramEsus4Esus4 chord shapes as per the intro. The other
chords are as follows, in order of appearance. Note there are additional A chord diagramA augmentedA
and A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 versions, denoted with an asterisk, use them where indicated for a
more authentic sound. Likewise the non-standard A chord diagramD MajorD chord. There is also this
little riff, which is a variation on the A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 chord shape and connects
lines of the verse where indicated by (Riff) in the song.

A chord diagramBm7Bm7     x 2 4 2 3 2                    Riff   |---------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE       0 2 3 1 0 0                           |-----3-3-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD       x 5 4 2 3 2                           |---2-4-2-2-2---|
A*      5 7 7 6 5 5                           |-4-------4-0---|
Dsus2*  x 5 7 7 5 5                           |---------------|
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4   x 0 2 2 3 0                           |---------------|

A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2               A chord diagramEsus4Esus4             A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
Hold on. Hold on             this is gonna     hell
A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2               A chord diagramEsus4Esus4             A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
Hold on. Hold on         You know              can tell, (Riff)

A chord diagramBm7Bm7                     A chord diagramE MajorE
what is it            refuses
           A chord diagramBm7Bm7             A chord diagramD MajorD
This isn^Òt easier          real thing
A chord diagramA augmentedA            A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
My love,     know that
    A chord diagramEsus4Esus4                         A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
you know that                 for you and
A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
my love     nothing come
   A chord diagramEsus4Esus4                      A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
my love for you               true.  (Riff)

A chord diagramBm7Bm7                    A chord diagramE MajorE                A chord diagramBm7Bm7             A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramA minorAm I in                am I             crossroads      standing
   A chord diagramF minorFm                  A*         Dsus2*    A chord diagramE MajorE
So now you^Òre          peaceful   lie       and pray
     A chord diagramF minorFm                 A*              Dsus2*      A chord diagramE MajorE
that you^Òll be        tomorrow          see another day
            A chord diagramBm7Bm7    A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramBm7Bm7                 A chord diagramD MajorD
and         praise it and love                brings a smile
A chord diagramAsus4Asus4       A chord diagramA augmentedA
across      face

Now the Solo. Crank up the gain control.
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|-10s12-12-12s14|--14b15r14b15--|17--12s14-14s10|-10s5-5s10-----|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

|12s14-14s17--17--17-----17s5---|4b5r4---4b5r4--|---------------|
|-----------17--17--------------|-----5-------5-|5s7-7s9-7-5h7-5|
|-------------------------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------|---------------|

|---------------|---------------|
|-6-6h7-7s9-----|--7-6s2--------|
|--7------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------| Overdrive off.

A chord diagramA augmentedA                 A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
Oh God            out there
A chord diagramEsus4Esus4                       A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
I know                    before and (Riff)
A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramF minorFm
Oh God      man I love
          Dsus2* (stop strumming, vocals only)
Won^Òt you take him
(Resume strumming)
A chord diagramBm7Bm7                    A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA minorAm I in                am I in
       A chord diagramBm7Bm7        A chord diagramD MajorD
at the crossroads I am

   A chord diagramF minorFm                  A*         Dsus2*    A chord diagramE MajorE
So now                 peaceful   lie       and pray
A chord diagramF minorFm                      A*              Dsus2*      A chord diagramE MajorE
that you^Òll be        tomorrow          see         day
            A chord diagramBm7Bm7    A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramBm7Bm7                 A chord diagramD MajorD
and we will praise it and love                brings a smile
   A chord diagramF minorFm                  A*         Dsus2*    A chord diagramE MajorE
So now                 peaceful   lie       and pray
A chord diagramF minorFm                      A*              Dsus2*      A chord diagramE MajorE
that you^Òll be        tomorrow          see         day
            A chord diagramBm7Bm7    A chord diagramE MajorE
and we will praise it (slow down)
    A chord diagramBm7Bm7                 A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
and love                brings         across      face

A chord diagramEsus4Esus4   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2   A chord diagramEsus4Esus4   A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2


Outro:

A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2                   A chord diagramEsus4Esus4
Hold on. Hold on                 this is
Hell

|---0---0---0---|-----0---------|
|-3---2---0-----|-0h2-----------|
|---------------|-2-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|
|---------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|---------------|

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