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How Long Has It Been Tab

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311 - "How Long Has It Been"
Uplifter Album Bonus Track (2009)
Standard Tuning
Tabbed by jjhand


Intro - Uses Harmonizer set to E, maj 3rd. above lower notes written 

e|-(16)--(14-16)---(12-14-16-14-12)----|(12-12-12-16-12)---------(12)----(12-14)|
B|--17----16-17-----14h16-17-16-14-(16)|-14-14-14-17-14---(16-16)-14-(16)-14-16-|
G|----------------------------------16-|-------------------16-16------16--------|
D|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

e|-(16)--(14-16)---(12-14-16-14-12)----|(12-12-12-16-12)---------(12)-----------|
B|--17----16-17-----14h16-17-16-14-(16)|-14-14-14-17-14---(16-16)-14-(16-12)----|
G|----------------------------------16-|-------------------16-16------16-13-(16)|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------16-|
A|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------|
B|----(12)---------|  If two guitarists play, a harmonizer is not needed
G|(13)-13----------| 
D|-14--------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|




Chorus - offbeat reggae rhythm - play 2x
e|----------------------|------------------------|
B|-----9----9----9----9-|----9----9----9----9----|
G|-----9----9----9----9-|----9----9----9----9----|
D|-----9----9----9----9-|----11---11---11---11---|
A|----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|

 "How long has it been   since you let me in"
 "I needed it yesterday  I've always been that way, oh"



Verse Part 1 - play 3x
e|-----7----7----7----7-|----------------------|
B|-----7----7----7----7-|----9----9----9----9--|
G|-----8----8----8----8-|----9----9----9----9--|
D|-----9----9----9----9-|----11---11---11---11-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|

1.                     "I'm excitable to a fault, but thats
2. "my fault            Often time grinds to a halt, seconds 
3. "assault             Rush the earth on by...  planet 


Verse Ending
e|-----5----5----5----5-|-----7--7--6--5~------|
B|-----5----5----5----5-|-----7--7--6--5~------|
G|-----6----6----6----6-|-----8--8--7--6~------|
D|-----7----7----7----7-|-----9--9--8--7~------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|

  "spin...   Tell me just how long's it been?"





Replay Chorus

Replay Verse Part 2, with lyrics:

"There are no abstracts,   the metaphysics between us
"Are showing us patience,  alert and attentive
"In the white star silence We get out of the harness
"The farthest but we make it through the darkness"


Replay Chorus


Short Solo (1:37)

e|-------|--------------------------------|------------------------7\5-|
B|-7-5-4-|--------------------------------|--------------------5-7-----|
G|-------|-4_b3r_4---------4-6-6b7r6------|-4-6-6/8-6~---4-6/8---------|
D|-------|-------------4h6------------4h6-|----------------------------|
A|-------|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-------|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
           * bend bar in

e|-(5)------5-7-7/9-7~--|----7-7--6--5/---11---|
B|------5h7-------------|-/9___9--8--7/---12---|
G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|



(1:50) Play Intro 2x again, similar to before



Bridge (2:02) - Notes in () are the Intro Guitar part

   play 3x (second guitar lightly plays & holds chord)
e|--------5----5----5----5--|-----4----4----4----4--|
B|-(13)---5----5----5----5--|-----5----5----5----5--|
G|-(14)---5----5----5----5--|-----4----4----4----4--|
D|--------7----7----7----7--|-----6----6----6----6--|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------|

1 "But when I get back to the present  Back in the moment"
2 "I'm so grateful that you stayed"
3 "The order of the day, Bliss no delay, play ...
   See that everything is so much more than okay"



e|------9----9----9----9--|-----7----9--7--9--7-------|
B|------9----9----9----9--|-----7----9--7--9--7-------|
G|------9----9----9----9--|-----8----9--8--9--8-------|
D|-----11---11---11---11--|-----9---11--9-11--9-------|
A|------------------------|---------------------------|
E|------------------------|---------------------------|

  "Feel the rhythm, feel the rhythm play  -ay -ay -ay"




Sing Chorus again but guitar enters at (2:35)  

e|---------------------(12-14)-|
B|-----------(11-12-14)-14-16--|
G|-(13-11-13)-13-14-16---------|  Lead goes into Intro Part 
D|--14-13-14-------------------|  immediately and repeats until end
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|






KEY
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release

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