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Never Meant tab

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  • This tab uses the correct tuning that the song was originally written in.
  • Includes both guitars, with true tuning, with revisions from previous versions.
  • Reformatted to be more easily read.

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Includes both guitars, with true tuning, with revisions from previous versions. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                            Never Meant - American Football
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Tabbed by: CatWithAMustach: (Guitar I)
           Everynamewastaken123: (Guitar II) with revisions

Just to make this an all complete tab, I decided to use some of the tablature
from a different version from the website.


Most of this was done pretty quickly by looking at the live version of the song of the song here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zZaCd2WEU 


During live performances, the band usually plays a half step down from their normal tuning.


All timing queues are from the music video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NfnXdXpjL0


Instruments:
Guitar I (Lead Guitar) - FACGCE
Guitar II (Rhythm Guitar) - FCCACF


************************************
 /    Slide up
 \    Slide down
 /(x) Legato slide, don’t pick the note
(x)   Handshape, don’t play these notes, but put your fingers along these frets
************************************

Guitar I

Intro (0:00): (Clean)
e|---------------0-------0-----------0-------0-------------0---|
C|---4p2p0-----0---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0---------0---0-|
G|---------0-2-------4-------5/(7)-------9-------10/(12)-------|
C|-0-----------------------------------------------------------| x24
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Let ring all the open notes while you slide through the riff.


Transition (2:16): (Clean)
e|---------15-------15----------------------|
C|---------------14-----16h17-16-16---------|
G|-14/(16)-----0--------------------17/(14)-|
C|------------------------------------------| x13
A|------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------|
Play the open G very softly, and don’t let it ring.

Then play only half of the transition:
e|---------15-------15-|
C|---------------14----|
G|-14/(16)-----0-------|
C|---------------------| 
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|


Break (3:01): (Clean)
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17-17\(14)--14-14\(12)--12-12\(9)--9-9\(7)--7-7/(9)-5----|
C|----------------------------------------------------------| x4
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------------------|


Outro (3:28): (Clean)
e|---------------0-------0-----------0-------0-------------0---|
C|---4p2p0-----0---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0---------0---0-|
G|---------0-2-------4-------5/(7)-------9-------10/(12)-------|
C|-0-----------------------------------------------------------| Play until it fades out.
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar II

Intro (0:34): (Clean)
f|-(2)----2------|-(2)----2----|--------0------|-(2)--------|
C|-(4)------4----|-(2)------2--|-(4)------4----|-(4)----4---|
A|-(3)--------3--|-(3)---------|-(3)--------3--|-(3)--3---3-|
C|---------------|-(2)---------|---------------|-(2)--------| x8
C|---------------|-(2)---------|---------------|-(2)--------|
F|--0------------|--2----------|--4------------|--2---------|


Interlude (1:14): (Clean)
f|-2--------2--------2--------2--------|
C|-4--------4--------4--------4--------|
A|-3--------3--------3--------3--------|
C|-0--------0--------0--------0--------|
C|-0--------0--------0--------0--------|
F|-0--------0--------0--------0--------|
Play these chords through slowly.


Transition (1:34): (Clean)
F|-(2)--2-----------------2-----------------2----------------2-----------|
C|-(4)-----------4-----------------4-----------------4----------------4--|
A|-(3)--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3-------3-----|
C|-(2)-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-(2)-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--4------4--------4--------4--------4--------4--------4-------4--------|

F|-(2)--2-----------------2-----------------2----------------2-----------|
C|-(2)-----------2-----------------2-----------------2----------------2--|
A|-(3)--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3-------3-----|
C|-(2)-------------------------------------------------------------------| Play this
C|-(2)-------------------------------------------------------------------| entire section
F|--2------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2-------2--------| 4 times

Then finish with this:
f|------------0-----|
C|-(4)------4---4---|
A|-(3)----3-------3-|
C|------0-----------|
C|------------------|
F|--0---------------|


Break (2:16): (Clean)   Let all notes ring.
f|-----------------|-----------------|------------0-----|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-(4)------4---4---|-----------------|
A|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(3)----3-------3-|-(7)----7---7-5--|
C|-(7)--7---7------|-(7)--7---7------|------0-----------|-(7)--7---7------|
C|--0--------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
F|-----------------|--0--------------|--4---------------|--0--------------|

f|------------0-----|------------------|-----------------|------------0-----|
C|-(4)------4---4---|-(5)----------5---|-----------------|-(4)------4---4---|
A|-(3)----3-------3-|-(7)----7---7---7-|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(3)----3-------3-|
C|------0-----------|-(7)--7---7-------|-(7)--7---7------|------0-----------|
C|------------------|--0---------------|-----------------|------------------|
F|--4---------------|------------------|--0--------------|--4---------------|

f|-----------------|------------0-----|------------------|------------0-----|
C|-----------------|-(4)------4---4---|----------0---0---|-(4)------4---4---| Repeat this
A|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(3)----3-------3-|-(2)--------2---2-|-(3)----3-------3-| entire
C|-(7)--7---7------|------0-----------|-(2)----2---------|------0-----------| section
C|-----------------|------------------|------0-----------|------------------| one.
F|--0--------------|--4---------------|--2---------------|--0---------------| 

Then finish with:
f|-----------------|-----------------|------------0------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-(4)------4---4----|
A|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(7)----7---7-5--|-(3)----3-------3--|
C|-(7)--7---7------|-(7)--7---7------|------0------------|
C|--0--------------|-----------------|-------------------|
F|-----------------|--0--------------|--4----------------|


Interlude (3:01): (Clean)
f|---------|---------|----------|----------|------------0---------|
C|-------0-|-------0-|-------0--|-------0--|-(4)------4---4-------|
A|-(3)-3---|-----0---|-(3)-3----|-(3)-3----|-(3)----3-------3-----|
C|--0------|--2------|--5-------|--4-------|------0-----------0---| 
C|---------|---------|----------|----------|----------------------|
F|---------|---------|----------|----------|--4-------------------|

f|---------|---------|----------|----------|------------0----|
C|-------0-|-------0-|-------0--|-------0--|-(4)------4------|
A|-(3)-3---|-----0---|-(3)-3----|-(3)-3----|-(3)----3--------| This line 
C|--0------|--2------|--5-------|--4-------|------0----------| only x3
C|---------|---------|----------|----------|-----------------|
F|---------|---------|----------|----------|--4--------------|


Then finish with:
f|-----------------|
C|----------0------|
A|-(2)--------2----|
C|-(2)----2--------|
C|------0----------|
F|--2--------------|


Outro (3:28): (Clean)
f|-(2)----2------|-(2)----2----|--------0------|-(2)--------|
C|-(4)------4----|-(2)------2--|-(4)------4----|-(4)----4---|
A|-(3)--------3--|-(3)---------|-(3)--------3--|-(3)--3---3-|
C|---------------|-(2)---------|---------------|-(2)--------| Play until it fades.
C|---------------|-(2)---------|---------------|-(2)--------|
F|--0------------|--2----------|--4------------|--2---------|


At about 3:43 till the end, this is played quite softly:
f|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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Phanoune 98 Dec 13, 2016 04:01 PM, edited at 09:06 pm

Hi man, as Tab N°3, you got it almost perfectly, except for the "Overly dramatic" (Break) part, Kinsella's guitar. I really think it's :----------0---------------------4---4-----------------3-------3-------------4---------------------------------------------4---------------------Instead of the "0" you wrote on the third string. It sounds more accurate in a musical way, and I'm almost sure that's what Mike plays.

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Phanoune 98 Dec 13, 2016 04:10 PM

Sorry man, the thing I typed is unreadable, but you can refer to the comments of Tab n°3 to see the (only) thing you got wrong!

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