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                        Wouldn’t be a lie – Ben Howard
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Tabbed by: Neil Wicker
Email: wicker101@hotmail.co.uk

Tuning: Standard 

Capo 3

such a beautiful song. Quite easy to play once you get your head around the quick 
sweeps. Tabbed from the audio in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJHsz9za_NI

Intro:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------0h1p0-----------0h1p0-----------3--0--------------1-------|
G|--------0---------------0---------------0--------0--------2-----2----|
D|-----2---------------2---------------2-----------------3-------------|
A|--0------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------3---------------0-----------------1----------------|

e|-------------------------------------------1-------------|
B|----------1p0--------0h1p0--------------1-----1----------|
G|--------0-------------------0--------2-----------2-------|
D|------2-----------0---------------3-----------------3----|
A|--0------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------3---------------1--------------------1----|

Verse: (the basic pattern is the same but there’s some small differences on each line)

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------0---------0---------0-------2------|
D|-----2---------2---------2-------3-----3---|
A|--0----------------------------------------|
E|------------3---------0--------1-----------|
    Maybe     I      could’ve…  mind

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0-----------1-----------|

    Maybe you could of thought about some else

e|-----------------------------------1--------------|
B|--------------------------------------1-----1-----|
G|--------0-----------0-----------2-----------------|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----------3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------1-----------------------|

     Rather than yourself

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0-----------1-----------|

    Anybody but yourself 

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------0-----------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0--------------2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------2-----3-----3--|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0--------------1-----------|

   And I know, that you felt lonely

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------1--------------0--------------0-----------------|
G|--------0--------------0-----0--------0-----0--------2-----| x2
D|-----2--------0-----0--------------2--------------3-----3--|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3--------------0--------------1-----------|

   I know, people tried to get you down and
   All around those laughing faces


e|--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------1--|
G|--------0-----------0-----------2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3--------|
A|--0-----------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------1-----------|

Single you out in the crowd 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------0-----------0----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----2----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
A|--0--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3-----------1----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|

Oh single you out in the crowd


Verse 2:

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------1--------------0--------------0-----------------|
G|--------0--------------0--------------0--------------2-----| x4
D|-----2--------0-----0--------0-----2--------2-----3-----3--|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3--------------0--------------1-----------|

I tried so hard, to help you understand
To put some hope into your hand
And all the time you cried and said you me
Why can’t everything be right? 

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0-----------1-----------|

Each time I have to put up a fight

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|-------------2--|
D|-------—-----3--|
A|--0-------------|
E|-----3--1-------|

And the world keeps on winning 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------0-----------0----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D|--------2-----2-----2-----2----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
A|--0--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3-----------1----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|

Oh yeah the world keeps on winning
Chorus: 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------1--------------0--------------0----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0--------------0--------------0--------------2-----------2-----------2-----------2----|
D|-----2--------0-----0--------0-----2--------2-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-|
A|--0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3--------------0--------------1-----------1-----------1-----------1----------|
 
X4

Wouldn’t be a lie if I said I was missing you tonight
Wouldn’t be a lie if I said I was missing you 
Wouldn’t be a lie if I said I was missing you tonight
Wouldn’t be a lie if I said I was missing you, missing you, missing you 

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------2-----| x2
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0-----------1-----------|


Verse: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------1--------------0--------------0-----------------|
G|--------0--------------0--------------0--------------2-----| x5
D|-----2--------0-----0--------0-----2--------2-----3-----3--|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------3--------------0--------------1-----------|
 
Never thought that you, that you wouldn’t be here
Never thought that I would see these tears
And these lonely time I’m feeling without 
And I don’t have you through it all
No I don’t have you though it all 

Chorus x2

Ending:

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------2-----| x2
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3--|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-----------0-----------1-----------|

e|----------------|
B|-----------0h1--|
G|--------0-------| 
D|-----2----------|
A|--0-------------|
E|----------------|

************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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chris_is_here wrote on May 12 2012, 01:48 pm

Not entirely sure but should the hammer-on's be --0h1-- rather than --0h2--

Like I said I'm not entirely sure.

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wikaman1 wrote on May 12 2012, 03:32 pm

Yup you're right, was just a typo on my part. I'll fix that.

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chris_is_here wrote on May 17 2012, 11:59 am

Im not convinced by the bit where he sings "And the world keeps on winning".
Other that that I think its pretty much spot on.
Thanks for the tab.

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