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Avril Lavigne
Don't Tell Me
Under my Skin
Tabbed by n2sed_182@yahoo.com just e-mail me if you encounter problems in this tab i created

Standard tuning E-A-D-G-B-E
Requires 3 guitars for Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfield, and Craig Wood

I'd represented guitar 1 as Avril, guitar 2 as Evan and guitar 3 as Craig
For you to not get confused, i represent the changing of the chord every ---
or 3 dashes.

x means dead string and not playable

pm means palm mute; to do this skill, after you have did the any chords, just loosen
your fingers a little against the frets but the position of fingers is still the same
then you will hear a strange sound like "chk chk chk".

x number - the number of times the riff was played eg x4

te means tremolo effects (only palyable by Craig); what is tremolo, it is found at the
bottom of the body of the electric guitar, it figures like a metal stick once you pulled it
down, it will create sound effects.

~ means hold the chord eg B~ just hold it and only playable in electric guitar obviously

(Intro)

Craig's plucking in intro

E|---------12---------------14--12--------|
B|--9-10-12---12-10-9--10-12--------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|  (x2)
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Avril's part in power chords E-C#m-B-A

E|--0--0---0--0---0--0---7--7-------------|
B|--0--0---0--0---0--0---7--7-------------|
G|--9--9---9--9---9--9---9--9-------------|
D|--9--9---9--9---9--9---9--9-------------|  (x2)
A|--7--7---x--x---x--x---0--0-------------|
E|--0--0---9--9---7--7---x--x-------------|

Evan's part in simple chords E-C#m-B-A

E|--0--0---4--4---2--2---0--0--------------|
B|--0--0---5--5---2--2---0--0--------------|
G|--1--1---6--6---4--4---2--2--------------|
D|--2--2---6--6---4--4---2--2--------------|  (x2)
A|--2--2---4--4---2--2---0--0--------------|
E|--0--0---4--4---2--2---0--0--------------|

Do the pattern for 3 persons above simultaneously twice before entering the verse


(Verse)


Just do Avril and Evan's pattern above in intro simultaneously 4x instead
of 2x while Craig is not playing


(Pre Chorus)


(Did I not tell you tht I'm not...)


Avril's part in simple chords A-C#m-A-B


E|--0--0--0--2---4--4--4--4---0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x8)------|
B|--0--0--0--2---5--5--5--5---0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x8)------|
G|--2--2--2--2---6--6--6--6---2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x8)------|
D|--2--2--2--2---6--6--6--6---2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x8)------|
A|--0--0--0--0---4--4--4--4---0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x8)------|
E|--0--0--0--0---4--4--4--4---0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x8)------|


Evan's part in power chords A-C#m-A-B


E|--5--5--5--5---4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5---7--7--pm(x8)------|
B|--5--5--5--5---5--5--5--5---5--5--5--5---7--7--pm(x8)------|
G|--6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6---8--8--pm(x8)------|
D|--7--7--7--7---6--6--6--6---7--7--7--7---9--9--pm(x8)------|
A|--7--7--7--7---4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7---9--9--pm(x8)------|
E|--5--5--5--5---4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5---7--7--pm(x8)------|


Craig's part in chords A-C#m-A-B and some riff


E|--x--------------x--------------x---------------x-----te---|
B|--x--------------x--------------x---------------x-----te---|
G|--x--------------6--------------x---------------x-----te---|
D|--7---6-6---6-6--6---6-6---6-6--7-----9(x3)--6--9-----te---|
A|--7--7-----7-----4--7-----7-----7--7-7----------9-9---te---|
E|--5--------------x--------------5---------------7-----te---|

Do the Pre Chorus pattern simultaneously by 3 pesons above.


(Chorus)

(Did you think that I was going to../Did you think that it was../Don't try to tell me...)

Avril's part in simple chords C#m-A-E-B


E|--4--4---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|
B|--5--5---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|
G|--6--6---2--2---1--1---4--4------------|
D|--6--6---2--2---2--2---4--4------------| (x3)
A|--4--4---0--0---2--2---2--2------------|
E|--4--4---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|

Evan's part in power chords C#m-A-E-B


E|--4--4---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|
B|--5--5---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|
G|--6--6---6--6---9--9---8--8------------|
D|--6--6---7--7---9--9---9--9------------| (x3)
A|--4--4---7--7---7--7---9--9------------|
E|--4--4---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|


Craig's riff pattern

a.)

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------7-9-9/10\9----------|
G|--------8-8h9--------8-8h9-------8-8h9--9---------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)
A|----------------------------7(x4)-----------------------------|
E|--9(x4)--------5(x4)-------------------7-7--------------------|

b.) Craig's riff pattern in (Don't try to tell me what to do Don't...)
While Avril and Evan still doing chorus pattern above until reach 3x
Only Craig differs when I saw him played in TRL, I approximatey predict
that the pattern he did below is correct.


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------7----------------|
G|--------8-8h9--------8-8h9-------8-8h9---------9--------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------7(x4)-----------------------------|
E|--9(x4)--------5(x4)-------------------7(x4)------------------|

Do Pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons

(Say, you're better off that way)

I'm not sure for Avril and Evan's little riff below because it's true that
after Av sang "you're better off that way", you will hear a little riff.

Avril's part in simple chords A/F# - B and a little riff

E|--0--0--0--2---2--2--pm(x2)-----------------------------------|
B|--0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x2)-----------------------------------|
G|--2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x2)-----------------------------------|
D|--2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x2)-4(x2)-2(x2)-1(x2)-----------------|
A|--x--x--x--x---2--2--pm(x2)-2(x2)-0(x2)-------4(x2)-2---------|
E|--2--2--2--2---2--2--pm(x2)-------------4(x2)-2(x2)-0---------|

Evan's part in power chords F#m - B and a little riff

E|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x2)-2(x2)-0(x2)-----------------------|
B|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x2)-0(x2)-------4(x2)-2(2x)-0---------|
G|--2--2--2--2---8--8--pm(x2)-------2(x2)-1(x2)-----------------|
D|--4--4--4--4---9--9--pm(x2)-------------------4(x2)-2---------|
A|--4--4--4--4---9--9--pm(x2)-----------------------------------|
E|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x2)-----------------------------------|

Craig's part in power chords A - B the easiest among the 3

E|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7------|
B|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7------|
G|--6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8------|
D|--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9------|
A|--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9------|
E|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7------|

Do the pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons

(Bridge)


(This guilt trip that you put...)

Avril's part in simple chords A/F#-C#m-F#m-A-B

E|--0--0--0--0---4--4--4--4--4---2--2--2--2---0--2---2--2--2--2--pm(x2)--|
B|--0--0--0--0---5--5--5--5--5---2--2--2--2---0--0---2--2--2--2--pm(x2)--|
G|--2--2--2--2---6--6--6--6--6---2--2--2--2---2--2---4--4--4--4--pm(x2)--|
D|--2--2--2--2---6--6--6--6--6---4--4--4--4---2--2---4--4--4--4--pm(x2)--|
A|--x--x--x--x---4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--4---0--0---2--2--2--2--pm(x2)--|
E|--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4--4---2--2--2--2---0--0---2--2--2--2--pm(x2)--|

Evan's part in power chords F#m-C#m-F#m-A-B

E|--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4--4---2--2--2--2---5--5---7--7--7--7--pm(x2)--|
B|--2--2--2--2---5--5--5--5--5---2--2--2--2---5--5---7--7--7--7--pm(x2)--|
G|--2--2--2--2---6--6--6--6--6---2--2--2--2---6--6---8--8--8--8--pm(x2)--|
D|--4--4--4--4---6--6--6--6--6---4--4--4--4---7--7---9--9--9--9--pm(x2)--|
A|--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--4---7--7---9--9--9--9--pm(x2)--|
E|--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4--4---2--2--2--2---5--5---7--7--7--7--pm(x2)--|


Craig's part in chords F#m-C#m-F#m-A-B


E|--x----------x-----------x----------x-----------x--x---x--x---x--x--x--x----------|
B|--x----------x-----------x----------x-----------x--x---x--x---x--x--x--x----------|
G|--9--pm(x3)--9--pm(x3)---4--pm(x3)--4--pm(x3)---9--9---x--x---x--x--x--x----------|
D|--7--pm(x3)--7--pm(x3)---2--pm(x3)--2--pm(x3)---7--7---7--7---9--9--9--9--te------|
A|--9--pm(x3)--9--pm(x3)---4--pm(x3)--4--pm(x3)---9--9---7--7---9--9--9--9--te------|
E|--x----------x-----------x----------x-----------x--x---5--5---7--7--7--7--te------|

Do the bridge pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons


(Chorus 2)


Avril's part in simple chords C#m-Chordless(supposed to be A)-E-B

E|--4--4--pm(x2)---------0--0---2--2-------|
B|--5--5--pm(x2)---------0--0---2--2-------|
G|--6--6--pm(x2)---------1--1---4--4-------|
D|--6--6--pm(x2)---------2--2---4--4-------|
A|--4--4--pm(x2)---------2--2---2--2-------|
E|--4--4--pm(x2)---------0--0---2--2-------|

Evan's part in power chords C#m-Chordless(supposed to be A)-E-B

E|--4--4--pm(x2)---------7--7---7--7-------|
B|--5--5--pm(x2)---------7--7---7--7-------|
G|--6--6--pm(x2)---------9--9---8--8-------|
D|--6--6--pm(x2)---------9--9---9--9-------|
A|--4--4--pm(x2)---------7--7---9--9-------|
E|--4--4--pm(x2)---------7--7---7--7-------|

Craig's part in this 2nd Chorus

E|--4--4--te----------------------------te--7--7---7--7-------|
B|--5--5--te----------------------------te--7--7---7--7-------|
G|--6--6--te--------Distortion returns--te--9--9---8--8-------|
D|--6--6--te----------------------------te--9--9---9--9-------|
A|--4--4--te----------------------------te--7--7---9--9-------|
E|--4--4--te----------------------------te--7--7---7--7-------|

Do the pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons


(Did you think that it was something/Don't try to tell me what to do...)

Avril's part in simple chords C#m-A-E-B

E|--4--4---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|
B|--5--5---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|
G|--6--6---2--2---1--1---4--4------------|
D|--6--6---2--2---2--2---4--4------------| (x2)
A|--4--4---0--0---2--2---2--2------------|
E|--4--4---0--0---0--0---2--2------------|

Evan's part in power chords C#m-A-E-B

E|--4--4---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|
B|--5--5---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|
G|--6--6---6--6---9--9---8--8------------|
D|--6--6---7--7---9--9---9--9------------| (x2)
A|--4--4---7--7---7--7---9--9------------|
E|--4--4---5--5---7--7---7--7------------|


Craig's riff pattern

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------7-9-9/10\9----------|
G|--------8-8h9--------8-8h9-------8-8h9--9---------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------| (x2)
A|----------------------------7(x4)-----------------------------|
E|--9(x4)--------5(x4)-------------------7-7--------------------|

Do the pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons


(Outro)


(Say, you're better off that way I'm better off that way, I'm better off alone anyway)


Avril's part in simple chords A/F# - B - F#m - B (Hold)

E|--0--0--0--2---2--2--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---2~--------------|
B|--0--0--0--0---2--2--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---2~--------------|
G|--2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---4~--------------|
D|--2--2--2--2---4--4--pm(x4)---4--4--4--4---4~--------------|
A|--x--x--x--x---2--2--pm(x4)---4--4--4--4---2~--------------|
E|--2--2--2--2---2--2--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---2~--------------|

Evan's part in power chords F#m - B -F#m - B(Hold)

E|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---7~--------------|
B|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---7~--------------|
G|--2--2--2--2---8--8--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---8~--------------|
D|--4--4--4--4---9--9--pm(x4)---4--4--4--4---9~--------------|
A|--4--4--4--4---9--9--pm(x4)---4--4--4--4---9~--------------|
E|--2--2--2--2---7--7--pm(x4)---2--2--2--2---7~--------------|

Craig's part in power chords A - B - A - B(Hold)

E|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7---5--5--5--5---7~-----te---------|
B|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7---5--5--5--5---7~-----te---------|
G|--6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8---6--6--6--6---8~-----te---------|
D|--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9---7--7--7--7---9~-----te---------|
A|--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9---7--7--7--7---9~-----te---------|
E|--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7---5--5--5--5---7`-----te---------|

Do the pattern above simultaneously by 3 persons


STRUCTURE (Simultneously played by Avril, Evan and Craig)

Intro x2
Verse x4 (except Craig)
Pre Chorus x1
Chorus
Avril x3
Evan x3
Craig a.) x2 b.) x1
Avril x1
Evan x1
Craig x1
Verse x4 (except Craig)
Pre Chorus x1
Chorus
Avril x3
Evan x3
Craig a.) x2 b.) x1
Avril x1
Evan x1
Craig x1
Bridge x1
Chorus 2
Avril x1
Evan x1
Craig x1
Avril x2
Evan x2
Craig x2
Outro x1
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manofsteel22 10 Jul 02, 2004 12:00 AM

Great tab, I can tell you worked hard on it.

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KimEpino 40 Aug 07, 2004 12:00 AM

awesome

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ImWithYouAvril 10 Aug 14, 2004 12:00 AM

Very nice tab. This is the only tab with the correct bridge (F#m). One very minor correction though...the palm-mute right before the chorus should be 4x, not 8x. This holds true both on the CD and the acoustic version.

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