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Christina Perri
The Lonely
tabbed by ambient203

Tuning: Standard


I decided not to use exactly the right bass notes for the chorus,
otherwise it would have been weird and hard to play (and I'm sure some of
the notes aren't exact as it is). I tabbed this to pick with fingers, but
strumming the chords sounds great too. I tried to arrange the lyrics so
that they aligned with the piano, but staggering the words is kind of lame.
Comment if you need help with the chord shapes or anything, enjoy!


Intro: 0:00-0:12

    Gm   D    Eb   Bb   D7
e|----------------------2----|
B|--3--3-3------1--3----1----|
G|--3----2----3----3----2----|
D|--5----0----1----3----0----|
A|--5----0----1----1----0----|
E|--3----2----3----1----2----|


Verse 1: 0:13-0:37

    Gm               D                Eb               Bb       D   D7
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3---3---3---3----3---3---3---3----4---4---4---4----3---3----3---1-------|
G|--3---3---3---3----2---2---2---2----3---3---3---3----3---3----2---2-------|
D|----5---5---5---5----4---4---4---4----5---5---5---5----3---3----4---4-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
E|--3----------------2----------------3-------------------------2---------x2|

    2 AM, where do   I      begin?       Crying off my face    again

    The silent sound of loneliness     wants to follow me to bed


Pre-Chorus: 0:38-0:51

    Gm   F    Bb   Gm   Gm   F    D
e|-------------------------------------|
B|--3----1----3----3----3----1----3----|
G|--3----2----3----3----3----2----2----|
D|--5----3----3----5----5----3----4----|
A|--5----3----1----5----5----3----0----|
E|--3----1---------3----3----1----2----|

    I'm a ghost of the girl that I want to be most

    I'm the shell of a girl that I used to know well


Chorus: 0:52-1:19

    Gm                                D
e|----------3----------------3----------------5----------------5------------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------7---7------------7---7----------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------7-------7--------7-------7--------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5----7-----------7----7-----------7------|
A|------------------------------------5----------------5--------------------|
E|--3----------------3------------------------------------------------------|

    Dancing           slowly  in  an   empty            room

  I sing           myself    a quiet   lullaby

    Eb                                Bb               D
e|----------3----------------3-------|---------1----------------2-----------|
B|--------4---4------------4---4-----|-------3---3------------3---3---------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3---|-----3-------3--------2-------2-------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5-|---3-----------3----0-----------0-----|
A|--6----------------6---------------|-1------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------x2|------------------2-------------------|

    Can         the lonely  take the   place        of  you

    Let         you  go and   let the

On second repeat, play:
    Bb                                D
e|----------1----------------1----------------2------------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------3---3----------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------2-------2--------|
D|----3-----------3----3-----------3----0-----------0------|
A|--1----------------1-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------2---------------2----|

    lonely  in            to take my heart  again


Pre-Verse: 1:20-1:25

    Gm        D

e|--6-----10--5----|
B|--3---------3----|
G|--3---------2----|
D|--5---------4----|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


Verse 2: 1:26-1:50

    Gm               D                Eb               Bb       D   D7
e|--------------3----------------5------------------------------------------|
B|--3---3---3---3----3---3---3---3----4---4---4---4----3---3----3---1-------|
G|--3---3---3--------2---2---2--------3---3---3---3----3---3----2---2-------|
D|----5---5---5---5----4---4---4---4----5---5---5---5----3---3----4---4-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------1--------------------|
E|--3----------------2----------------3-------------------------2---------x2|

    Too afraid    to go  outside     for the pain of one more loveless night

    For the loneliness will stay with me and hold me til i fall asleep


Pre-Chorus: 1:51-2:04

    Gm   F    Bb   Gm   Gm   F    D       B7      D
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3----1----3----3----3----1----3---3---4---4---3---3----|
G|--3----2----3--3-3----3----2----2---2---2---2---2---2----|
D|--5----3----3--3-5--7-5----3------0---0---4---4---4---4--|
A|--5----3----1--0-5----5----3--------------------0--------|
E|--3----1---------3----3----1----2-------2----------------|

    I'm a ghost of the girl that I want to be most

    I'm the shell of a girl that I used to know well


Chorus: 2:05-2:32

    Gm                                D
e|----------3----------------3----------------5----------------5------------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------7---7------------7---7----------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------7-------7--------7-------7--------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5----7-----------7----7-----------7------|
A|------------------------------------5----------------5--------------------|
E|--3----------------3------------------------------------------------------|

    Dancing           slowly  in  an   empty            room

  I sing           myself    a quiet   lullaby

    Eb                                Bb               D
e|----------3----------------3-------|---------1----------------2-----------|
B|--------4---4------------4---4-----|-------3---3------------3---3---------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3---|-----3-------3--------2-------2-------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5-|---3-----------3----0-----------0-----|
A|--6----------------6---------------|-1------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------x2|------------------2-------------------|

    Can         the lonely  take the   place        of  you

    Let         you  go and   let the

On second repeat, play:
    Bb                                D
e|----------1----------------1----------------2----------------2----------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------3---3------------3---3--------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------2-------2--------2-------2------|
D|----3-----------3----3-----------3----0-----------0----0-----------0----|
A|--1----------------1----------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------2----------------2------------------|

    lonely  in            to take my heart  again


Bridge: 2:33-3:00

    Gm   F    Bb   F    Gm     Gm   F    Bb   F    Cm        Bb
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1----3---------------------1----3---------4----4----3----3-1-------|
G|--3----2----3----2----0------3----2----3---------5----5----3--------3-2---|
D|--5----3----3----3----0------5----3----3----3-----------------------------|
A|-------3----1----3----1-----------3----1----3----3--3---3--1--1-----------|
E|--3--------------1----3------3--------------1-----------------------------|

    Bro- ken  pie- ces  of   a bare-ly  breath-ing sto-      ry

    Gm   F    Bb   F    Eb                     Gm   F    Eb   Dm
e|-----------------1--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1----3----1----8----8----8------8-----3----1-----------------------|
G|--3----2----3----2----8----8----8----8-8-----3----2----3----2-------------|
D|--5----3----3----3----8---------------------------3----5----3-------------|
A|-------3----1---------6--6---6--6--6---6--6-------0----6----5-------------|
E|--3------------------------------------------3----------------------------|

   Where there once was love                   Now there's on-ly

    Cm                    D           D7
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|--4----4----4-----4-----3---3---3---1------|
G|--5----5----5-----5-----2---2---2---2------|
D|--------------------------4---4---4---4----|
A|--3--3---3--3--3--3--3---------------------|
E|------------------------2-------2----------|

    me            and the lonely


Chorus: 3:01-3:28

    Gm                                D
e|----------3----------------3----------------5----------------5------------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------7---7------------7---7----------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------7-------7--------7-------7--------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5----7-----------7----7-----------7------|
A|------------------------------------5----------------5--------------------|
E|--3----------------3------------------------------------------------------|

    Dancing           slowly  in  an   empty            room

  I sing           myself    a quiet   lullaby

    Eb                                Bb               D
e|----------3----------------3-------|---------1----------------2-----------|
B|--------4---4------------4---4-----|-------3---3------------3---3---------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3---|-----3-------3--------2-------2-------|
D|----5-----------5----5-----------5-|---3-----------3----0-----------0-----|
A|--6----------------6---------------|-1------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------x2|------------------2-------------------|

    Can         the lonely  take the   place        of  you

    Let         you  go and   let the  

On second repeat, play:
    Bb                                D
e|----------1----------------1----------------2----------|
B|--------3---3------------3---3------------3---3--------|
G|------3-------3--------3-------3--------2-------2------|
D|----3-----------3----3-----------3----0-----------0----|
A|--1----------------1-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------2------------------|

    lonely  in            to take my heart  again


Outro: 3:29-3:52

    Gm                                    D
e|--------3-6p3--------------3-6p3--------------2-5p2------------2-5p2------|
B|------3-------3----------3-------3----------3-------3--------3-------3----|
G|----3-----------3------3-----------3------2-----------2----2-----------2--|
D|--5---------------5--5---------------5--4----------------4----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    Eb                                  Bb                 D
e|----------3------------------3----------------------------------10---14---|
B|--------4---4--------------4---4----------------6--------------------15---|
G|------3-------3----------3-------3------------7---7----------7------------|
D|----5-----------5------5-----------5--------8-------8------7--------------|
A|--6------------------6--------------------8-----------8--9----------------|
E|----------------------------------------6---------------------------------|



Hope you enjoyed it!
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hilarygirl87 wrote on May 29 2011, 05:11 pm

Could you please post the exact notes for piano? I tried converting what you have to piano but I'm a newbee so it was very difficult. If you could please just post the notes for piano I would appriciate it. Thank you! :)

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ambient203 wrote on May 30 2011, 02:29 am



Intro: 0:00-0:12

Gm D Eb Bb D7
e|----------------------F#---|
B|--D--D-D------C--D----C----|
G|--Bb---A----Bb---Bb---A----|
D|--G----D----Eb---F----D----|
A|--D----A----Bb---Bb---A----|
E|--G----F#---G----F----F#---|

Verse 1: 0:13-0:37

Gm D Eb Bb D D7
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--D---D---D---D----D---D---D---D----Eb--Eb--Eb--Eb---D---D----D---C-------|
G|--Bb--Bb--Bb--Bb---A---A---A---A----Bb--Bb--Bb--Bb---Bb--Bb---A---A-------|
D|----G---G---G---G----4---4---4---G----G---G---G---G----F---F----F#--F#----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------Bb-------------------|
E|--G----------------F#---------------G-------------------------F#--------x2|

2 AM, where do I begin? Crying off my face again

The silent sound of loneliness wants to follow me to bed

Pre-Chorus: 0:38-0:51

Gm F Bb Gm Gm F D
e|-------------------------------------|
B|--D----C----D----D----D----C----D----|
G|--Bb---A----Bb---Bb---Bb---A----A----|
D|--G----F----F----G----G----F----F#---|
A|--D----C----Bb---D----D----C----A----|
E|--G----F---------G----G----F----F#---|

I'm a ghost of the girl that I want to be most

I'm the shell of a girl that I used to know well

Chorus: 0:52-1:19

Gm D
e|----------G----------------G----------------A----------------A------------|
B|--------D---D------------D---D------------F#--F#-----------F#--F#---------|
G|------Bb------Bb-------Bb------Bb-------D-------D--------D-------D--------|
D|----G-----------G----G-----------G----A-----------A----A-----------A------|
A|------------------------------------D----------------D--------------------|
E|--G----------------G------------------------------------------------------|

Dancing slowly in an empty room

I sing myself a quiet lullaby

Eb Bb D
e|----------G------------------G-------|----------F----------------F#-------|
B|--------Eb--Eb------------Eb---Eb----|--------D---3------------D---D------|
G|------Bb------Bb--------Bb--------Bb-|-----Bb-------3--------A-------A----|
D|----G-----------G-----G-------------G|---F------------3----D-----------D--|
A|--Eb---------------Eb----------------|-Bb---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------x2|------------------F#----------------|

Can the lonely take the place of you

Let you go and let the

On second repeat, play:

Bb D
e|---------F-----------------F----------------F#-----------|
B|-------D---D-------------D---D------------D---D----------|
G|-----Bb------Bb--------Bb------Bb-------A-------A--------|
D|---F-----------F-----F-----------F----D-----------D------|
A|-Bb----------------Bb------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------F#--------------F#---|

lonely in to take my heart again

Pre-Verse: 1:20-1:25

Gm D

e|--Bb----D---A----|
B|--D---------D----|
G|--Bb--------A----|
D|--G---------F#---|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

Verse 2: 1:26-1:50
Gm D Eb Bb D D7
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--D---D---D---D----D---D---D---D----Eb--Eb--Eb--Eb---D---D----D---C-------|
G|--Bb--Bb--Bb--Bb---A---A---A---A----Bb--Bb--Bb--Bb---Bb--Bb---A---A-------|
D|----G---G---G---G----4---4---4---G----G---G---G---G----F---F----F#--F#----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------Bb-------------------|
E|--G----------------F#---------------G-------------------------F#----------|

Gm D Eb Bb D D7
e|--------------G----------------A------------------------------------------|
B|--D---D---D---D----D---D---D---D----Eb--Eb--Eb--Eb---D---D----D---C-------|
G|--Bb--Bb--Bb-------A---A---A--------Bb--Bb--Bb--Bb---Bb--Bb---A---A-------|
D|----G---G---G---G----4---4---4---G----G---G---G---G----F---F----F#--F#----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------Bb-------------------|
E|--G----------------F#---------------G-------------------------F#----------|

Too afraid to go outside for the pain of one more loveless night

For the loneliness will stay with me and hold me til i fall asleep

Pre-Chorus: 1:51-2:04

Gm F Bb Gm Gm F D B7 D
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--D----C----D-----D----D----C----D----D---D#----D-----D-----|
G|--Bb---A----Bb-Bb-Bb---Bb---A----A----A---A-----A-----A-----|
D|--G----F----F--F--G----G----F-------D---D----F#----F#---F#--|
A|--D----C----Bb-A--D--A-D----C-------------------A-----------|
E|--G----F----------G----G----F----F#-------F#----------------|

I'm a ghost of the girl that

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ambient203 wrote on May 30 2011, 02:31 am

That correction tab is for hilary87 who wanted the notes for my interpretation of the song. Hope it's alright! :)

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