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Rihanna tabs for Unfaithful

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Rihanna - Unfaithful

Arranged for guitar by Matthew Nace

I have yet to find a satisfactory version of this song (most are highly inaccurate,
kudos to Garymow1, whose tab is the most accurate I have found, it saved me a good
deal of time in lifting the song from the recording).

Key: A chord diagramC minorCm
Tempo: ---- = 144
Capol 3 (all notes and chords relative to capol)
Into (x1), Verses (x2), and Outro (play through, then end on A chord diagramA minorAm)

          Am(add9)          Bø7/A             Am(add9)          Bø7/A

   e=g -------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   B=D -T-------0---1---3-|(3)--1-0---1---0-|-------0---1---3-|(3)--1-0---1-----|
 4 G=Bb-A-----2-----------|-----2-----------|-----2-----------|-----2-----------|
 4 D=F -B---2---------2---|---3---------3---|---2---------2---|---3---------3---|
   A=C ---0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
   E=G -------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


         A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramF6F6                A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7             E7sus
              piv.CI____
        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -------0---1---3-|(3)--1-0---1-----|-------0---1---1-|(1)--0-----------|
        -----2-----------|-----2---------2-|(2)--2-----------|---------2---1---|
        -----------------|---0---------0---|---2---------2---|-2---0-----------|
        ---3---------3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----2---3---2---|
        -1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|-1-------1-------|-0-------0-------|



Pre-chorus and Bridge

         A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramCsusCsus
                                            CIII____________
        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------3-1p0-----|
        -------0-----1---|-0-----1-----3---|-------3-----5---|-3-----------3-1-|
        -2---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----3-------3---|-----2---3-------|
        -1-------1-------|-3-------3-------|-5-------5-------|-3-----------0---|


         A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramFadd9Fadd9             N.C.

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -------0-----1---|-0-----1-----3-1-|(1)--------------|---------1p0-----|
        -2---------------|-----------------|-----0h2---------|-------------2-0-|
        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------2---------|
        -----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|---3-------------|-----------------|
        -1-------1-------|-3-------3-------|-1---------------|-----------------|




Chorus (and Interlude: first six measures then hold first beat of seventh measure
                       for two measures)

         A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramG+G

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -------0-----1---|-------0-----1---|-------0-----1---|-0-------1p0-----|
        -2---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-------0-----2-0-|
        -----------------|-----------------|-----3-------3---|-----------------|
        -----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-5-------5-------|-----2-----------|
        -5-------5-------|-1-------1-------|-----------------|-3---------------|


         A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramDmDm

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|r1.------1p0-----|
        -------0-----1---|-------0-----1---|-0-----1-----3---|-------------3-1-|
        -2---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|r2.----2---------|
        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|r0.--------------|
        -----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----------------|
        -5-------5-------|-1-------1-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|


        A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramG+G

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -------0-----1---|-------0-----1---|-------0-----1---|-0-------1p0-----|
        -2---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-------0-----2-0-|
        -----------------|-----------------|-----3-------3---|-----------------|
        -----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-5-------5-------|-----2-----------|
        -5-------5-------|-1-------1-------|-----------------|-3---------------|


         A chord diagramFF                                   A chord diagramG+G

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
        -----------------|---------1p0-----|-----------------|---------1p0-----|
        -2---------------|(2)----2-----2-0-|-----------------|-------0-----2-0-|
        -----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|(0)--------------|
        -3---------------|(3)--------------|-2---------------|(2)--------------|
        -1---------------|(1)--------------|-3---------------|(3)--------------|






Intro
        A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramAbAb      A chord diagramAb6Ab6     A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7  G7sus


Verse 1
        A chord diagramC minorCm                Dø7/C                    A chord diagramC minorCm                    Dø7/C
        Story of my life, searching for the right, but it keeps avoiding me.

        A chord diagramAbAb                  A chord diagramAb6Ab6                     A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7               G7sus
        Sorrow in my soul because it seems like one really loves my company.

        A chord diagramC minorCm                       Dø7/C                       A chord diagramC minorCm                     Dø7/C
        He's more than a man and this is more than love, the reason that the sky is blue.

            A chord diagramAbAb                      A chord diagramAb6Ab6                       A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7                 G7sus
        The clouds are rolling in because I'm gone again, and to him I just can't be true.



Pre-Chorus
                        A chord diagramAbAb             A chord diagramBb majorBb               A chord diagramC minorCm          A chord diagramBb majorBb
        And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful, and it kills him inside

           Ebsus          A chord diagramAbAb         A chord diagramBb majorBb          Ab(add9)       N.C.
        To know that I am happy with some other guy;            I can see him dying.


Chorus
        A chord diagramC minorCm            A chord diagramAbAb              A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramC minorCm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramBb majorBb               A chord diagramF minorFm            A chord diagramC minorCm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramAbAb
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      A chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.



Verse 2
          A chord diagramC minorCm                    Dø7/C                 A chord diagramC minorCm                 Dø7/C
        I feel it in the air as I'm doing my hair, preparing for another date.

          A chord diagramAbAb                    A chord diagramAb6Ab6                 A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7             G7sus
        A chord diagramA augmentedA kiss upon my cheek as he reluctantly asks if I'm gonna be out late.

          A chord diagramC minorCm                        Dø7/C                     A chord diagramC minorCm                   Dø7/C
        I say I won't be long, just hanging with the girls; a lie I didn't have to tell.

           A chord diagramAbAb                      A chord diagramAb6Ab6              A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7              G7sus
        Because we both know where I'm about to go, and we know it very well.



Pre-Chorus
                           A chord diagramAbAb             A chord diagramBb majorBb               A chord diagramC minorCm          A chord diagramBb majorBb
        'Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful, and it kills him inside

           Ebsus           A chord diagramAbAb        A chord diagramBb majorBb         Ab(add9)        N.C.
        To know that I am happy with some other guy;            I can see him dying.


Chorus
        A chord diagramC minorCm            A chord diagramAbAb              A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramC minorCm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramBb majorBb               A chord diagramF minorFm            A chord diagramC minorCm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramAbAb
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      A chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


Bridge
        A chord diagramAbAb       A chord diagramBb majorBb         A chord diagramC minorCm                    A chord diagramBb majorBb    A chord diagramEb MajorEb
        Our love, his trust, I might as well just take a gun and

        A chord diagramAbAb             A chord diagramBb majorBb                     A chord diagramAbAb
        Put it too his head; get it over with.  I don't wanna do this


Interlude
        A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramAbAb      A chord diagramAb6Ab6     A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7  G7sus
            Anymore,    oh,                             anymore.


Chorus
        A chord diagramC minorCm            A chord diagramAbAb              A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramC minorCm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramBb majorBb               A chord diagramF minorFm            A chord diagramC minorCm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      A chord diagramAbAb               A chord diagramF minorFm             A chord diagramBb majorBb            A chord diagramAbAb
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      A chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


Outro
        A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   A chord diagramAbAb      A chord diagramAb6Ab6     A chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7  G7sus   A chord diagramC minorCm
                                  A chord diagramA augmentedA murderer.


The following chord shapes are standard shapes that can be used to play these chords
without the tab (chords makred * are barre chords or partial barre chords):

        Capol 3                                 Open
             A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramFF  A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramBB  A chord diagramE MajorE


        Am:  -  0  2  2  1  0                  *Cm:  -  3  5  5  4  3
  Am(add9):  -  0  2  2  0  0            *Cm(add9):  -  3  5  5  3  3

     Bø7/A:  -  0  0  2  0  1               *Dø7/C:  -  3  X  1  3  1

         C:  -  3  2  0  1  0                  *Eb:  -  6  5  3  4  3
      Csus:  -  3  2  0  3  1                Ebsus:  -  -  1  3  4  4

        Dm:  -  -  0  2  3  1                  *Fm:  1  3  3  1  1  1

        E7:  0  2  2  1  3  0                   G7:  3  2  0  0  0  1
     E7sus:  0  2  2  2  1  0               *G7sus:  3  X  0  2  1  1

        *F:  1  3  3  2  1  1                  *Ab:  4  6  6  5  4  4
       *F6:  1  3  X  2  3  1                 *Ab6:  4  6  X  5  6  4
     Fmaj7:  -  -  3  2  1  0               Abmaj7:  -  -  6  5  4  3
   F(add9):  -  -  3  2  1  3             Ab(add9):  -  -  6  5  4  6

         G:  3  2  0  0  0  3                  *Bb:  6  8  8  7  6  6


A chord diagramA augmentedA NOTE ABOUT SUSPENDED CHORDS:  First, the theory (skip this if you wish):

Suspended chords are perhaps the most poorly understood chords in the modern repertoire.
This is because a suspension is not technically a chord, but rather a melodic ornament;
we, as guitarists, only refer to them as chords for the sake of simplicity.  Technically,
 a suspension is a note found in a previous chord that is "suspended" or "sustained" (the
other name for these types of chords), that is, held over onto the next chord, even though
these notes are not part of the following chord, and eventually moving that note to the
nearest note in the chord.
For example, a A chord diagramD MajorD note found in a A chord diagramG+G chord held over into a A chord diagramC majorC chord, even though the A chord diagramD MajorD note
is not normally found in the A chord diagramC majorC chord, is called a 2-1 suspension (or a 9-8 suspension),
and so the A chord diagramC majorC chord becomes a A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 (or Csus9).  Typically, the note carried into a new
chord is the fourth note above the name of the chord (top and bottom inclusive), which
is called a 4-3 suspension, or a "sus4" chord.  Because this is the most common type of
suspension, chords listed just as "sus" are often interpreted to mean "sus4".  However,
there are many types of suspensions, because many notes can be carried over to the
following chords.  A chord diagramA augmentedA better definition of a suspended chord is to play all or part of the
seventh chord one whole step (two frets) below the root (i.e. the name) of the chord, while
also playing the root of the chord and any other notes in the chord that do not clash.
It is often said that in a "sus4" chord, the 4 note replaces the 3 note found in the
typical chord (for example, in a Csus4, the A chord diagramFF note would replace the A chord diagramE MajorE note normally
found in a A chord diagramC majorC chord).  In fact, this is only partly true: the 4 note should replace the
closest 3 note to it, but not neccesarily all 3 notes (i.e., there are two A chord diagramE MajorE notes
normally found in the typical A chord diagramC majorC major shape, the A chord diagramFF should replace the nearest E, but
may or may not replace the other E, at the musician's discretion).  Eventually, the 4 note
will descend to become the 3 note (the A chord diagramFF will drop to become the A chord diagramE MajorE that it has replaced).
This is called resolution, and traditionally almost always goes down, though in some
cases (paticularly "sus2" chords), it is becoming more common to resolve upwards.
The A chord diagramCsusCsus (Ebsus) used here is actually a "sus4/2", and the E7sus (G7sus) is actually
a "sus4/b6" (though in the root position chords, the Ebsus provided is only a "sus4",
since Ebsus4/2 is a very difficult chord).

THE POINT:  Suspensions are melodic figures, and they need to resolve.  That means that
when a "sus" chord is indicated for a given duration, the "sus" chord should be played only
for part of that duration (typically half), then the regular chord with the same root
should be played to finish the measure, before moving on.  This chord change may not be
indicated (as in the case here), but is almost always preferable to staying on the "sus".

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