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Damned If I Do Ya Damned If I Dont Tab

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version 2

Acoustic

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Author
Artist: All Time Low
Song  : Damned If I do ya, Damned If I Don't (Acoustic)

I tabbed this by watching youtube videos of Zack playing this acoustic
and I am pretty 100% sure that this is how he plays it. Here is a good
video to help you with the strumming and timing of the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cq8eQTxEwk
GUITAR 1 is what Zack plays (what he plays when it is only Zack and
Alex) and GUITAR 2 is the little riff that Jack plays in the MTV Unplugged
version which adds a nice fun sound to the song.
Here is a video to help understand Jacks riff and Into:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YICAGNCvdw&feature=related
Please rate/ comment!

TUNING: BOTH GUITARS
        1/2 step down               s-silence the strings
        Eb/Ab/Db/Gb/Bb/Eb

Intro:
GUITAR 1:
Eb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-0s-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-00-|
Bb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-0s-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-00-|
Gb|-11-22-x4-6-4-11-22-x6-4s-11-22-x4-6-4-11-22-x6-44-|
Db|-22-22-x4-6-4-22-22-x6-4s-22-22-x4-6-4-22-22-x6-44-|
Ab|-22-00-x2-4-2-22-00-x4-2s-22-00-x2-4-2-22-00-x4-22-|
Eb|-00-00-xx-x-x-00-00-xx-xs-00-00-xx-x-x-00-00-xx-xx-|
GUITAR 2:
Eb|-00-00-00-0-0-00-00-00-0s|12--12--12--12--12--12--12--14---|
Bb|-00-00-00-0-0-00-00-00-0s|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-|
Gb|-99-99-99-9-9-99-99-99-9s|-------play-this-picking---------|
Db|-66-66-66-6-6-66-66-66-6s|---------part-twice(2)-----------|
Ab|-77-77-77-7-7-77-77-77-7s|---Only-play-a-single-downstroke-|
Eb|-xx-xx-xx-x-x-xx-xx-xx-xs|-----on-the-beat(quarter-notes)--|
                        
Verse:
"I've fought it for a long time now..."
GUITAR 1, GUITAR 2 can play also (optional):
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-
Gb|-2222-1111-4444-6664-2222-1111-4444-4444-
Db|-2222-2222-1111-6664-2222-2222-1111-1111-continued 
Ab|-0000-2222-2222-4442-0000-2222-2222-2222-  below  \
Eb|-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-          \play both once
                                                      /     then
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-|        /repeat both once       
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-|
Gb|-2222-1111-4444-6666-7777-7777-7444-4444-|
Db|-2222-2222-1111-6666-7777-7777-7111-1111-|
Ab|-0000-2222-2222-4444-5555-5555-5222-2222-|
Eb|-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|

Chorus:
"Oh, oh, oh, how was I supposed to know..."
GUITAR 1:
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-|
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-|
Gb|-1111-1111-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444-6666-6666-2222-2222-xxxx-xxxx-|
Db|-2222-2222-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444-6666-6666-2222-2222-xxxx-xxxx-|
Ab|-2222-2222-0000-0000-4444-4444-2222-2222-4444-4444-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-|
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-|
GUITAR 2:
Eb|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--14---|
Bb|---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------play-three(3)-----------|
Ab|--------------times---------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Fill:
GUITAR 1:
Eb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-0s-|
Bb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-0s-|
Gb|-11-22-x4-6-4-11-22-x6-4s-|
Db|-22-22-x4-6-4-22-22-x6-4s-|
Ab|-22-00-x2-4-2-22-00-x4-2s-|
Eb|-00-00-xx-x-x-00-00-xx-xs-|
GUITAR 2:
Eb|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--14---|
Bb|---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------play-two(2)-------------|
Ab|------------times-----------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Repeat VERSE
"It took alot to take you home..."

Repeat CHORUS
"Oh, oh, oh how was I supposed to know..."

Bridge/ Breakdown:
GUITAR 1, GUITAR 2 can play also(optional):
"Make a fool of myself when you hang around..."
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0000-0000-
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0000-0000-
Gb|-2222-2222-4444-6666-13131313-13131313-4444-6666-
Db|-2222-2222-4444-6666-11111111-11111111-1111-6666-continued
Ab|-0000-0000-2222-4444-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--2222-4444-  below
Eb|-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--xxxx-xxxx-

Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0~~~-0-------xxxx-xxxx-|
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-1~~~---1-----xxxx-xxxx-|
Gb|-2222-2222-9999-3333-2222-2222-2~~~-----2---xxxx-xxxx-|
Db|-2222-2222-9999-3333-2222-2222-2~~~-------2-xxxx-xxxx-|
Ab|-0000-0000-7777-1111-0000-0000-0~~~---------xxxx-xxxx-|
Eb|-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-0~~~---------xxxx-xxxx-|

Final Chorus:
"Oh, oh, oh how was I supposed to know..."
GUITAR 1:
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-
Gb|-1111-1111-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444-6666-6666-2222-2222-
Db|-2222-2222-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444-6666-6666-2222-2222-Continued
Ab|-2222-2222-0000-0000-4444-4444-2222-2222-4444-4444-0000-0000-  below
Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-

Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000s
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000s
Gb|-2222-2222-4444-4444-1111-1111-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444s
Db|-2222-2222-2222-2222-2222-2222-2222-2222-6666-6666-4444-4444s Continued
Ab|-0000-0000-1111-1111-2222-2222-0000-0000-4444-4444-2222-2222s  below
Eb|-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-0000-0000-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxs

Eb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
Bb|-0000-0000-0000-0000-0-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
Gb|-6666-6666-2222-2222-2-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
Db|-6666-6666-2222-2222-2-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
Ab|-4444-4444-0000-0000-0-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
Eb|-xxxx-xxxx-0000-0000-0-xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-|
GUITAR 2:
Eb|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--14---|
Bb|---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|--Play-seven(7)-times,but---------|
Ab|--pause-when-GUITAR-1-pauses!-----|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Ending:
GUITAR 1:
Eb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-00-00s|
Bb|-00-00-x0-0-0-00-00-x0-00-00s|
Gb|-11-22-x4-6-4-11-22-x6-44-11s|
Db|-22-22-x4-6-4-22-22-x6-44-22s|
Ab|-22-00-x2-4-2-22-00-x4-22-22s|
Eb|-00-00-xx-x-x-00-00-xx-xx-00s|
GUITAR 2:
Eb|-12--12--12--12--12--12--12--14---|
Bb|---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------play-two(2)-------------|
Ab|-------------times----------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

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ibmx08 10 Jul 19, 2010 10:33 PM

i've been trying for a while to figure out jacks harmony part in the second part of the verse. did you manage to peice that together?

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arcarlson115 425 Jul 21, 2010 02:07 AM

no sorry, I tried for hours to try and figure it out but I couldn't hear his part well enough and the video never really showed him playing it either. let me know if you figure it out!!!

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