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If You Only Knew Chords

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Title: If You Only Knew
Artist: Shinedown
Album: The Sound of Madness
Tuning: Standard

This is the acoustic guitar only; electric is basically power (fifth) chords
of the same names.

A note on the verse riff: The first Am is actually Asus2 with some hammer
ons to Am on the open B string, then a hammer on to Asus4.  Listen to the song and 
you'll understand what I'm talking about.

Verse:

Am
If you only knew
Am
I'm hanging by a thread
F         C          F       C
The web I spin for you
Am
If you only knew
Am
I'd sacrifice my beating
F         C           F      C
Heart before I lose you


Prechorus:

Dsus2
I still hold onto the letters
G
You returned
G
I swear I've lived and learned


Chorus:

C       Em             
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep
Am                     G
Without you next to me I
G                      C
Toss and turn like the sea
C            Em
If I drown tonight, bring me
Em      Am
Back to life
Am
Breathe your breath in me
    G
The only thing that I still
F       C  G  Am      F   C G  Am
believe in is you, if you only knew


Solo rhythm is the same as the verse.  Listen to the song for strum patterns.  Enjoy!

-Steve
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gorillas68 wrote on June 25 2008, 03:19 pm

**** ya... ive been waiting for this since rockfest in early june!!! great song!!!!!!!!!!! sounds great

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Krimson_Magnus wrote on June 26 2008, 03:13 pm

I just played along with the song and your tab sounds almost perfect. There's just a small little thing...

Em in the chorus should be this:

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

I don't know, to me it sounds better that way. Thanks for posting a tab to an awesome song.

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music_is_love45 wrote on July 8 2008, 10:24 am

I agree with Krimson Magnus, he hit it on the nail with the Em, the regular Em is just to deep for this song. The rest of it is spot on though, great job1 Shinedown is amazing, ROCK ON!

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