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If You Could Only See Acoustic Chords

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If You Could Only See
Acoustic Version
Originally Record by: Tonic
Transcribed by Eric Norcross
10/09/09
Updated 04/16/14

This is the version I’ve been playing since I first learned the song back in high 
school. I've recently been altering my style & approach to this and a few other songs
so some adjustments have been edited in (along with a few improvisations that I really
dig).

***Capo on 1*** – This is usually relative to voice, but I can’t stand playing it 
any other way regardless.  

I play this with all open chords, except when the part comes up “Sayin’ you love 
but you don’t”, I like to use bar chords for C & G.  

Most performers use bar chords on the verse chords as well, but I 
prefer open when playing it acoustically.

Lastly, a lot of people have issues figuring out the strumming pattern.  

You just have to take is slow and work your way up to the speed and rhythm that 
best fits YOU, over time you’ll figure out the best way to perform it for yourself.


	  Am       C       G	   G*     G/f     F        E      C*      A
E 	---0---|---0---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---x---|---0---|---0---|---0---|
B 	---1---|---1---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---1---|---0---|---3---|---2---|
G 	---2---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---2---|---1---|---0---|---2---|
D 	---2---|---2---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---3---|---2---|---4---|---2---|
A 	---0---|---3---|---2---|---x---|---x---|---3---|---2---|---5---|---2---|
E 	---0---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---1---|---x---|---0---|---5---|---2---|

INTERLUDE CHORDS:

	  Am       E       G	   F     
E 	---0---|---0---|---0---|---0---|
B 	---0---|---0---|---0---|---0---|
G 	---2---|---6---|---5---|---2---|
D 	---2---|---6---|---6---|---3---|
A 	---0---|---3---|---6---|---3---|
E 	---0---|---x---|---3---|---1---|


		   Am	           C
If you could only see the way she loves me
     G*				G/F
Then maybe you would understand
 	        Am           C
Why I feel this way about our love
    G*			G/F
And what I must do
 		  Am		   C			  G*	   F
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says

When she says she loves me

INTERLUDE:

	        Am      E	G	F	
 		Am	E	G	F	

G			A
Well you got your reasons
G			A
And you got your lies
G			A			F(full bar/no mutes)
And you got your manipulations
			C slide to C*
They cut me down to size

Am		    C
Sayin you love but you don’t
G			 F
You give your love but you wont

 		   Am		   C
If you could only see the way she loves me
     G*				G/F
Then maybe you would understand
 		Am	     C
Why I feel this way about our love
     G*			G/F
And what I must do
 		   Am		    C			   G*	  F
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
F
When she says she loves me

INTERLUDE:

	        Am      E	G	F


G		    A
Seems the road less traveled
G		A	   C slide up to C*
Shows happiness unraveled
G			      A
And you got to take a little dirt
G			A	F
To keep what you love
 			C slide up to C*
That’s what you gotta do


Am		C
Sayin you love but you don’t
G			 F
You give your love but you won’t
G							  F (full bar/no mutes)
You’re stretching out your arms to something that’s just not there
Am		     C
Sayin you love where you stand
G		     F
Give your heart when you can


		  Am		   C
If you could only see the way she loves me
      G*				G/F
Then maybe you would understand
 	        Am	     C
Why I feel this way about our love
G*			G/F
And what I must do
 		   Am		    C			  G*	   F
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says

When she says she loves me


Am		C
Sayin you love but you don’t
G			  F
You give your love but you won’t
G							F
Youre stretching out your arms to something thats just not there
Am		C
Sayin you love where you stand
G		 F
Give your heart when you can


 		   Am		    C
If you could only see the way she loves me
G*				G/F
Then maybe you would understand
 	        Am	     C
Why I feel this way about our love
G*			G/F
And what I must do
 		   Am		     C			  G*	   F
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says

When she says she loves me
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michael.r.kraus wrote on November 14 2013, 10:49 am

Best tabs I've read, I love how you give detail on how you played, preferred to play and give advice on what to look out for while doing it. Thanks!

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ericnorcross wrote on April 16 2014, 11:49 am

Thanks Michael! I only submit the kinds of tab transcriptions I would want to see.

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