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Empty Handed: Michelle Branch
Tabbed by Robin Young

*Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 tuned to Double Drop D: DADGBD*

Intro: D7 – G/B – C9 – G9 (2x)

Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD):
Rhythm Figure 1
 D7      G/B             C9      G9
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0---------------|
B-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-|-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|    (2x)
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A---------2-2-2-2-2-----|-3-3-3-3---------------|
D-----------------------|-----------------------|

VERSE 1
(Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD) w/Rhythm Figure 1- 6x)

Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE):
e---|
B---|
G-7-|
D-0-|    (Play 4x, once per measure)
A---|
E---|

D7        G/B     C9    G9
  Here I am,    take me
D7        G/B         C9
  It’s easier to give in
   G9
No,  whoa

 D7              G/B       C9    G9
 Whoa, some people   mistake me
e-----------------------------|
B-1/3---5/7------8\7--5/7---3-|
G-----------------------------|
D-2/4---5/7------9\7--5/7---4-|
A-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)

  D7             G/B                    C9       G9
     They only hear what they want to hear, yeah
e----------------------------------------------------|
B-1/3-----5/7----8\7----------5/7-------10-----------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D-2/4-----5/7----9\7----------5/7-------10-----------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)


PRE-CHORUS 1:
  D7         G/B            C9       G9
             If you’re losing sleep,   forgive me
e-0-2---0-1------------2----2-3---2-3-----3-------|
B-----3------3------------3-----3-----3---------3-|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)

  D7       G/B             C9
           I just can’t    keep
e-0-2---0-2------2-------|-2-3---2-3-|
B-----3-----3----------3-|-----3-----|
G------------------------|-----------|
D------------------------|-----------|
A------------------------|-----------|
E------------------------|-----------| G9
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)             pretending. I’m
                                     |D-----------|
                                     |B-----------|
                                     |G-----------|
                                     |D-----------|
                                     |A-5-----3---|
                                     |D-5---0-3p0-|
                                     Electric Guitar 2

CHORUS 1:
    D5                                    C9
I’m packing my bags ‘cause I don’t wanna be              the
D--------------------------3-2-----0----|----------3-2-0---|
B---3----------3----------------------3-|--3---3---------3-|
G---2----------2-----2------------------|--0-0---0---------|
D---0----------0------------------------|--2---------------|
A---------------------------------------|--3---------------|
D---------------------------------------|------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD)

  Bb6                                      D5
  on- ly one    who’s drowning in their mis-  er- y       And I’ll
D-----------------------------------------|----------3—2-0p2-0-|
B-3-3-3------3-3-3----3-3-3-------3-3-----|-3-3-3--3-----------|
G-0-0-0------0-0-0----0-0-0-------0-0-----|-2-2-2--2-----------|
D-0-0-0------0-0-0----0-0-0-------0-0-----|-0-0-0--------------|
A-1-1-1------1-1-1----1-1-1-------1-1-----|--------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD)
                                               C9
  take that chance ‘cause I just wanna breathe                 and I
D-------------------------3-2----0------------|----------3--2-0------|
B-3---------3-------------------------3-------|-3----3-------------3-|
G-2---------2-------2-------------------------|-0--0---0-------------|
D-0---------0---------------------------------|-2--------------------|
A---------------------------------------------|-3--------------------|
D---------------------------------------------|----------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD)

  G/B                                    D5
  won’t look back and wonder how it’s sup- posed to be
D---------------------3--2------0--------|----------0-----------------|
B-3----------3------------------------3--|-3-----3--3-----------------|
G-0-----0--------------------------------|-2-----2--2--0--------------|
D-0--------------------------------------|-0-----0--0------4------2-0-|
A-2--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
D----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 (DADGBD)                             How it’s s’posed               
                                                                     to

Rhythm Figure 1: Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 (DADGBD)- 2x

    D7          G/B        C9          G9
    be.               Oh,  oh
e-10----10----10----10---|-10---10-----10---10-|
B----10----10----8-----8-|----7----7-8----8----|
G------------------------|---------------------|
D------------------------|---------------------|
A------------------------|---------------------|
E------------------------|---------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)

  D7            G/B       C9          G9
e-10----10----10---10---|-10---10-----10-------|
B----10----10----8----8-|----7----7-8----7-----|
G-----------------------|------------------9-7-|
D-----------------------|----------------------|
A-----------------------|----------------------|
E-----------------------|----------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)


VERSE 2:
There’s a prism by the window
It lets the light leak in, oh, whoa
I wish you would let me
You feel the water, but do you swim, oh

PRE-CHORUS 2:
And it’s only me empty-handed
With a childish grin and a camera

CHORUS 2 (Rhythm Figure 2):
D5                                    C9
I’m packing my bags ‘cause I don’t wanna be              the
D--------------------------3-2-----0----|----------3-2-0---|
B---3----------3----------------------3-|--3---3---------3-|
G---2----------2-----2------------------|--0-0---0---------|
D---0----------0------------------------|--2---------------|
A---------------------------------------|--3---------------|
D---------------------------------------|------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 (DADGBD)

  Bb6                                      D5
  on- ly one    who’s drowning in their mis-  er- y       And I’ll
D-----------------------------------------|----------3—2-0p2-0-|
B-3-3-3------3-3-3----3-3-3-------3-3-----|-3-3-3--3-----------|
G-0-0-0------0-0-0----0-0-0-------0-0-----|-2-2-2--2-----------|
D-0-0-0------0-0-0----0-0-0-------0-0-----|-0-0-0--------------|
A-1-1-1------1-1-1----1-1-1-------1-1-----|--------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 (DADGBD)

                                               C9
  take that chance ‘cause I just wanna breathe                 and I
D-------------------------3-2----0------------|----------3--2-0------|
B-3---------3-------------------------3-------|-3----3-------------3-|
G-2---------2-------2-------------------------|-0--0---0-------------|
D-0---------0---------------------------------|-2--------------------|
A---------------------------------------------|-3--------------------|
D---------------------------------------------|----------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 (DADGBD)

  G/B                                      D5
  won’t look back and wonder how it’s sup- posed to be
D---------------------3--2------0--------|----------0-----------------|
B-3----------3------------------------3--|-3-----3--3-----------------|
G-0-----0--------------------------------|-2-----2--2--0--------------|
D-0--------------------------------------|-0-----0--0------4------2-0-|
A-2--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
D----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2 (DADGBD)         How it’s s’posed               

  D5                                           F5  E5  D5
   to be                      Oh,     whoa
e----------------------------|----------------------------|
B----------------------------|----------------------------|
G-4---5---7---9---11-12-11-9-|-7---9---5---5-5--4---2---0-|   (4x)
D----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-2---3---5---7---9--10-9--7-|-5---7---3---3-3------------|
E----------------------------|----------------------------|
Electric Guitar 1 (EADGBE)
w/Rhythm Figure 1 (Acoustic Guitar 1 & Electric Guitar 2)- 2x

(vocal improv- Vocal Figure 1)
  D5                       Csus2
e-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-2---|-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-3-3-3-|
B-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------|
A-------------------------|-3-3---3-3-----3-3---3---|
E-------------------------|-------------------------|
Mandolin arranged for guitar (EADGBE)
w/Electric Guitar 2 on chords (DADGBD)

                                                Well, I’m
 G/B                       D
e-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-2-0-----|
B-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
G-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D-------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A-2-----2-------2-2---2---|-------------------------|
E-------------------------|-------------------------|


OUTRO CHORUS:
Acoustic Guitar 1: Rhythm Figure 2
Electric Guitar 1: Rhythm Figure 2A

          D5                                     C9
Well, I’m packing my bags ‘cause I don’t wanna be
    Bb6                               D5
The only one who’s drowning in their misery
                                               C9
And I’ll take that chance ‘cause I just wanna be
      G/B                                    D5
And I won’t look back and wonder how it’s supposed to be

   D5
How  it’s supposed to be
        C9
Tell me how it’s supposed to be
        Bb6                                   D5
Tell me how, tell me how, tell me how it’s supposed to be
Oh whoa, oh whoa
   C9
Oh whoa, oh whoa
    G/B                              D5
The only one, the only one who’s drowning in their misery, yeah.

D5 – C9 – Bb6 - D5 – C9 – G/B
Vocal Figure 1

Ending:
  D5
  Yeah          (hold)
e-2----2-3-2-0---|-2-|
B-3----3-------3-|-3-|
G-2----2---------|-2-|
D-0----0---------|-0-|
A----------------|---|
E----------------|---|
Electric Guitar 1
Electric Guitar 2 & Acoustic Guitar 1 on D5

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