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Unfaithful Tab

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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: Cm
Tempo: ---- = 144
Capol 3 (all notes and chords relative to capol)


Into (x1), Verses (x2), and Outro (play through, then end on Am)

          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 -------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



         F                 F6                Fmaj7             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

         F                 G                 Am                G       Csus
                                            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---|



         F                 G                 Fadd9             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)

         Am                F                 Dm                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---------------|



         Am                F                 G                 Dm

        -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|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-------|-----------------|



        Am                F                 Dm                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---------------|



         F                                   G

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





The Song:


Intro
        Cm      Dø7/C   Cm      Dø7/C   Ab      Ab6     Abmaj7  G7sus


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

        Ab                  Ab6                     Abmaj7               G7sus
        Sorrow in my soul because it seems like one really loves my company.

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

            Ab                      Ab6                       Abmaj7                 G7sus
        The clouds are rolling in because I'm gone again, and to him I just can't be true.



Pre-Chorus
                        Ab             Bb               Cm          Bb
        And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful, and it kills him inside

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


Chorus
        Cm            Ab              Fm             Bb            Cm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    Ab               Bb               Fm            Cm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      Ab               Fm             Bb            Ab
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      Bb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.



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

          Ab                    Ab6                 Abmaj7             G7sus
        A kiss upon my cheek as he reluctantly asks if I'm gonna be out late.

          Cm                        Dø7/C                     Cm                   Dø7/C
        I say I won't be long, just hanging with the girls; a lie I didn't have to tell.

           Ab                      Ab6              Abmaj7              G7sus
        Because we both know where I'm about to go, and we know it very well.



Pre-Chorus
                           Ab             Bb               Cm          Bb
        'Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful, and it kills him inside

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


Chorus
        Cm            Ab              Fm             Bb            Cm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    Ab               Bb               Fm            Cm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      Ab               Fm             Bb            Ab
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      Bb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


Bridge
        Ab       Bb         Cm                    Bb    Eb
        Our love, his trust, I might as well just take a gun and

        Ab             Bb                     Ab
        Put it too his head; get it over with.  I don't wanna do this


Interlude
        Cm      Dø7/C   Cm      Dø7/C   Ab      Ab6     Abmaj7  G7sus
            Anymore,    oh,                             anymore.


Chorus
        Cm            Ab              Fm             Bb            Cm
        I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why;

                    Ab               Bb               Fm            Cm
        Everytime I walk out the door I see him die a little more inside.

                      Ab               Fm             Bb            Ab
        I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life:

                      Bb
        I don't wanna be a murderer.


Outro
        Cm      Dø7/C   Cm      Dø7/C   Ab      Ab6     Abmaj7  G7sus   Cm
                                  A 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
             G  C  F  Bb D  G                        E  A  D  G  B  E


        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


A 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 D note found in a G chord held over into a C chord, even though the D note 
is not normally found in the C chord, is called a 2-1 suspension (or a 9-8 suspension),
and so the C chord becomes a Csus2 (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.  A 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 F note would replace the E note normally
found in a C 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 E notes
normally found in the typical C major shape, the F 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 F will drop to become the E 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 Csus (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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pjm012345 wrote on January 22 2008, 10:47 am

nice tab .what does N.C mean ?

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frostphantom wrote on February 21 2008, 06:32 am

can anyone pls tell me how to read the notes coz i am still an amateur (still learning)

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super_etoile wrote on June 29 2008, 04:52 am

N.C means no chord. . . at least, I think it does anyway!

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