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Unfaithful by Rihanna

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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: 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 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 -------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

         Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramF6F6                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

         Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramG+G                 Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramG+G       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---|
         Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramG+G                 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)

         Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramDmDm                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---------------|


         Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramG+G                 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-------|-----------------|


        Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramFF                 Chord diagramDmDm                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---------------|


         Chord diagramFF                                   Chord diagramG+G

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






Intro
        Chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   Chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   Chord diagramAbAb      Chord diagramAb6Ab6     Chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7  G7sus


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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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

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

                      Chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.



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

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

          Chord diagramC minorCm                        Dø7/C                     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.

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



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

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


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

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

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

                      Chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


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

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


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


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

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

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

                      Chord diagramBb majorBb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


Outro
        Chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   Chord diagramC minorCm      Dø7/C   Chord diagramAbAb      Chord diagramAb6Ab6     Chord diagramAbmaj7Abmaj7  G7sus   Chord diagramC minorCm
                                  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
             Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramFF  Chord diagramBb majorBb Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramG+G                        Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramBB  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


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 Chord diagramD MajorD note found in a Chord diagramG+G chord held over into a Chord diagramC majorC chord, even though the Chord diagramD MajorD note
is not normally found in the Chord diagramC majorC chord, is called a 2-1 suspension (or a 9-8 suspension),
and so the Chord diagramC majorC chord becomes 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.  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 Chord diagramFF note would replace the Chord diagramE MajorE note normally
found in 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 Chord diagramE MajorE notes
normally found in the typical Chord diagramC majorC major shape, the 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 Chord diagramFF will drop to become the 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 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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