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Save Me
Dave Matthews 
"Some Devil"
Tab by: Mike McDonald

This is my first tab but I am sure it is acurate. I got it off the MTV2 interview.
It's an acustic version so it sounds a little different than the "Some Devil"
version.  It's a very weird rythm.  I think it's some sort of eigths or something.
He'll hit the bass note and do a rapid studder on the other strings.  Sometimes
muted.  It's funky, you have to play with it but it's a lot of fun once you get
into it.  Riffs 2 and 3 slow to a normal rythm just like the "Some Devil" version.

Standard tuning.

You'll have to listen to pick up the rythm.


    G1    F     C     Am    G   


Riff 1:

G1        G1       G1       G1

                    G1        G1
Drivin' through the dessert I met a man
   G1             G1
He told me of his crazy plan
          F               C
He'd been walkin' there for twenty days
             G1             G1
He was gonna walk on for twenty more
     G1         G1         G1
Said how 'bout a drink or a bite to eat
     G1    G1       G1    
Said no my faith is all I need
          F       C
Said then save me save me
       G1         G1
Mister walkin' man if you can
G1        G1      G1               G1
You don't need to prove a thing to me
     G1      G1    G1
Just give me faith make me believe
        F       C
Come on save me save me
G1             G1   G1
Mister walkin' man, if you can
        F       C
Come on save me save me
       G1         G1
Mister stranger, if you please
F       C
Save me save me..

Riff 2:  Emphasis on the bass notes.  Dave kind of mutes/muffles the other notes with the beat

     stranger... if you...  please


        Am         C
Or am I too far gone....
(Riff 1 rythm)
C           G1
To get back home
To get back home

(Riff 1)
G1        G1         G1
How 'bout you take a ride with me
         G1           G1
We could kill some or shoot the breeze
F                         C
Every whisperin' wind and second counts
   G1           G1                  G1
Oh maybe if you walk but you should drive around
    F       C
And save me save me
G1             G1    G1
Mister walkin' man,  if you can
       F       C
Come on save me save me
       G1         G1
Mister stranger, if you please
F       C
Save me save me..

(Riff 2)
Stranger if you please
Or am I too far gone....
(Riff 1 Rythm)
To get back home
To get back home

Riff 3:  There's two ways to play this part.  1: the way Dave plays it and 2: the
way people with normal hands, fingers and joints play it.  I'll show both but the
I play it with the second way and it sounds fine.

Dave's way:


My way:


(Riff 3)
I don't need you to stop the sunshine
I ain't askin' you to make water into wine
I ain't askin' you to fly
                            (Riff 4 starts on "me" and "you" on the same beat)
I'm just askin' you to save me

Riff 4:
G         G   F      C
You might try savin' yourself
C             G    C
Why don't you save me
G         G   F      C
You might try savin' yourself
As if the moon could
G      G   F      C
Shine, try savin' yourself
I saw tears down...
G      G   F      C
There, try savin' yourself
Why don't you save me, yeah

Hope you enjoy it, comments please!
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O-52-A-50-R wrote on April 11 2008, 07:57 pm

The G1 chord doesn't sound right in riff 1

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cdoaks wrote on July 25 2008, 11:22 am

The G1 should be a G7

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DaveBF wrote on August 11 2009, 08:17 pm

It should be G7, however I think he uses this one.


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