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This specific tab is for the Live version of "Valerie" found on the Back To Black Deluxe Edition Album. Contains intro tab, recommended chord shapes and rhythmic transcription. Funk/soul groove. Was this info helpful? Yes No
"Valerie - Live At BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London / 2007"
Amy Winehouse
Back To Black (Deluxe Edition)

Hey Guys,
I've been listening to Amy Winehouse for a while now and I absolutely adore the BBC Live version she did of
Valerie. I've tried to get the rhythms and intro as best as possible, so if you notice a mistake please let
me know and I'll fix them up! Also thanks to pheonix*'s chart he/she did for this song, it can be found here:

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/a/amy_winehouse/valerie_ver6_crd.htm

CHORD SHAPES:

 Ebmaj7   Fm7   Abmaj7  Gm    Bb7

e|--6------8------8------10------6--|
B|--8------9------8------11------6--|
G|--7------8------8------12------7--|
D|--8------10-----10-----12------6--|
A|--6------8------11-----10------8--|
E|-------------------------------6--|

[Intro]

e|----------------|------------------|
B|----------------|------------------|
G|--------8-------|-10/12-12-10p8----|
D|------8-8h10p8--|--------------10--|
A|--8h10--------8-|------------------|
E|----------------|------------------|
  
[Verse]

  Ebmaj7
e|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|---------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
B|--8-------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8--|---------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8----|
G|--7-------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7--|---------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7----|
D|--8-------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8--|---------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8----|
A|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|---------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

   Fm7
e|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
B|--9-------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9--|--------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9----|
G|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
D|--10------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10-|--------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10---|
A|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a    

On the second time, an extension to the Fm7 is added

   Fm7
e|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-11--x---11-|--------11-x-x-11-x-x-11--x---11---|
B|--9-------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9--|--------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9----|
G|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
D|--10------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10-|--------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10---|
A|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a   

Ebmaj7
Well sometimes I go out by myself
                      Fm7
And I look across the water
Ebmaj7
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
                        Fm7
And in my head I paint a picture

[Chorus]

   Abmaj7                           Gm
e|--8-----------------------8------|-6--------------------------------|
B|----------9----------------------|---------8---------------8--------|
G|------------------8--------------|-----------------7----------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------| x2
    1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  

   Abmaj7                           Gm
e|--8-----------8-----------8------|-6-----------6-----------6--------|
B|------9-----------9-----------9--|-----8-----------8-----------8----|
G|----------8-----------8----------|---------7-----------7------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  

   Bb7
e|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
B|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
G|--7-------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7--|--------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7----|
D|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
A|--8-------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8--|--------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8----|
E|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
    1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a   

Abmaj7
'Cause since I've come on home,
Gm
Well my body's been a mess
Abmaj7
And I've missed your ginger hair
Gm
And the way you like to dress
Abmaj7
Won't you come on over
Gm                        Bb7
Stop making a fool out of me
                           Ebmaj7
Why don't you come on over Valerie?

  Ebmaj7
e|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|---------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
B|--8-------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8--|---------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8----|
G|--7-------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7--|---------7-x-x-7-x-x-7---x---7----|
D|--8-------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8--|---------8-x-x-8-x-x-8---x---8----|
A|--6-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6--|---------6-x-x-6-x-x-6---x---6----|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

   Fm7
e|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
B|--9-------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9--|--------9--x-x-9--x-x-9---x---9----|
G|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
D|--10------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10-|--------10-x-x-10-x-x-10--x---10---|
A|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8--|--------8--x-x-8--x-x-8---x---8----|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a      

       Fm7
Valerie
       Ebmaj7
Valerie
       Fm7
Valerie

Did you have to go to jail,
Put your house up for sale, did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn't catch a tan,
I hope you'll find the right man who'll fix it for ya
And are you shopping anywhere,
Changed the color of your hair, are you busy?
And did you have to pay that fine
You were dodging all the time, are you still dizzy?

'Cause since I've come on home,
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over Valerie?

Valerie
Valerie
Valerie

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
And in my head I paint a picture

'Cause since I've come on home,
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over Valerie?

Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
                    Ebmaj7
Why don't come over Valerie?
Arpeggiate the last chord. 

During verse there a little ornaments that are non the less improvised.
Here's nice ornament to use on the Fm7:

   Fm7
e|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-----------15-15-|-15----11-11-----10-10------------------|
B|--9-------9--x-x-9--x-----------16-16-|-16----13-13-----11-11------------------|
G|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-----------------|----------------------------------------|
D|--10------10-x-x-10-x-----------------|----------------------------------------|
A|--8-------8--x-x-8--x-----------------|----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
    1 e + a 2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e +  a    1 e + a  2  e + a  3 e + a 4 e + a      



Have Fun!

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| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

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