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                                 NO MATTER WHAT
                            As recorded by Badfinger
                          (From the 1970 Album NO DICE)

Words and Music by Pete Ham

          A5                   B5                   D5                  E5VII
      x 0 2 2 x x          x 2 4 4 x x          x 5 7 7 x x          x 7 9 9 x x

         Eopen              E(type 2)                D                 G5open
      0 2 2 1 0 0          x x 2 1 0 0          x x 0 2 3 2          3 x 0 0 3 3

         F#m7                  B7                   E7                   A7
      2 4 2 2 2 2          x 2 4 2 4 x          0 2 2 1 3 x          x 0 2 0 2 x

          Dm                   Bm
      x x 0 2 3 1          x 2 4 4 3 x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Lead'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Acoustic Rhythm'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Electric Rhythm #2'

 Intro
  Q=116
  A5                A5                A5                A5
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E Q  Q  E S S E   E Q  Q  E S S E   E Q  Q  E S S E   E E H.
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
|-2----2--2-----2-|-2----2--2-----2-|-2----2--2-----2-|-2---------|
|-2----2----2h4---|-2----2----2h4---|-2----2----2h4---|-2---------|
|-0----0----------|-0----0----------|-0----0----------|-0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|


   Verse 1 & 2
    A5                A5
    E Q  Q  E S S E   E Q  Q  E S S E
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||--2----2--2-----2-|-2----2--2-----2-|
||--2----2----2h4---|-2----2----2h4---|
||o-0----0----------|-0----0----------|
||------------------|-----------------|


  B5                B5                D    E
  E Q  Q  E S S E   E Q  Q  E S S E   Q.   H    E
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-4----4--4-----2-|-4----4--4-------|-7----9------|
|-4----4----2h4---|-4----4----2h4---|-7----9------|
|-2----2----------|-2----2----------|-5----7------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|


                1.
  D    E        A5              Eopen
  Q.   H    E   Q.   Q  E E E   E E H.
|-------------|---------0-0---|--------------||
|-------------|---------2-2-0-|-------------o||
|-7----9------|-2----2--2-2-2-|--------------||
|-7----9------|-2----2--------|-2------------||
|-5----7------|-0----0--------|-2-----------o||
|-------------|---------------|-0------------||


  2.
  A5
  Q  E Q  Q  E   +E  Q  Q  E E E
|--------------|-------------------|
|------3--5--3-|-(3)-2-----2-------|
|-2--2---------|--------4----2-----|
|-2------------|---------------2---|
|-0------------|-------------------|
|--------------|-------------------|


   Bridge
    $
    F#m7                     B7
     Q   E  Q   S  S  E  E   Q  E E E E +Q
||------^x--9--12-12-12--9-|----7-x-----------|
||o-10--^x-10--10-10-10-10-|----7-x-----------|
||---9--^x--9--------------|------x---9-(9)\--|
||--11---------------------|----------9-(9)\--|
||o------------------------|----------9-(9)\--|
||-------------------------|------------------|


  E7                 A7                 Dm
  Q  E E E E +Q      Q  E E E S S E E   Q  E E E E +Q
|----x-x-----------|----5-x---5-5-5-5-|----5-x-------------|
|----9-x-----------|----5-x---5-5-5-5-|----7-x-------------|
|----9-x---9-(9)\--|------x-----------|------x---7-(7)\----|
|----------9-(9)\--|------------------|----------7-(7)\----|
|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|--------------------|


                        1.
  Bm                    A5
  Q   E  E E S S E E    Q  E Q  Q  E
|----(7)-x---7-7-7----|--------------|
|----(7)-x---7-7-7----|------3--5--3-|
|-----x--x---------7\-|-2--2---------|
|------------------0--|-2------------|
|---------------------|-0------------|
|---------------------|--------------|


                      2.
                      G5open            Eopen
                      <
                      PM------------|
  +E  Q  Q  E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E H.
|------------------||-----------------|-----------|
|-(3)-2-----2-----o||-----------------|-0---------|
|--------4----2----||-------------0-0-|-1---------|
|---------------2--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2---------|
|-----------------o||-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-2---------|
|------------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------|


 Verse 3
  A5                                     B5
  Gtrs I, II
  Q   E Q  Q     E   +E  Q  Q  E Q       E E E Q  E E   E   +E  Q  Q  E E   E
|------------------|-------------------|-------0----------|--------------------|
|-------3--5-----3-|-(3)-2-----2-------|-----3----3-----5-|-(5)-3--2--3-2------|
|-2---2------------|--------4----2-----|-4-4--------4-----|-----------------4--|
|-2----------------|-------------------|-4----------------|--------------------|
|-0----------------|-------------------|-2----------------|--------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| E Q   Q  E S S E    E  Q  Q  E S S E   E Q   Q  E S S E    E  Q  Q  E S S E
|------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|-2-----2--2-----2-|--2-----2--2-----2-|-4-----4--4-----2-|--4-----4--4--------|
|-2-----2----2h4---|--2-----2----2h4---|-4-----4----2h4---|--4-----4----2h4----|
|-0-----0----------|--0-----0----------|-2-----2----------|--2-----2-----------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|


                                 To Coda
  D       E             D       E
  Gtr I
  E   E E Q   E  Q      E   E E Q   E Q
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------2-------------|-------2-------------|
|-0--/4----------2----|-0--/4---------x-----|
|----------------2----|-------------x-2-----|
|---------0---2-(0)---|---------0---2-------|
|
| Q.      Q.     E  E   Q.      Q.    E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7-------9------9--9S|=7-------9-----9--9\-|
|-7-------9------9--9S|=7-------9-----9--9\-|
|-5-------7------7--7S|=5-------7-----7--7\-|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  A5
  Q   E Q   Q   E   +E  Q   Q   E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------3---5---3-|-(3)-2-------2-----|
|-2---2-----------|---------4-----2---|
|-2---------------|-----------------2-|
|-0---------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E Q.    E E
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------3---5---3-|-------------------|
|-2-----2---2---2-|--2--2-2-4-----2-2-|
|-2-2---2---------|--2--2-2-2-----2-2-|
|-0-0-0---0---0---|--0--0-0-0-----0-0-|
|-----------------|-------------------|


 Slide Guitar Solo
  A5
  Gtr III
   Q   +E  Q    +E  E +E      Q   +E  Q   +E  E +E
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-/9---(9)S6----(6)S2-(2)\-|-/9---(9)S6---(6)S2-(2)\-|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
|  Q    E  E  E  E  E  E      Q    E  Q.      E  E
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------2-----2---|------------------2--2---|
|--2-------2-----2-----2---|--2-------2-------2--2---|
|--2-------2--------2------|--2-------2--------------|
|--0-------0--------0------|--0-------0--------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|  E E  E  Q.       E  E      E E  E  Q    E  E  E
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--2-2--2--4--------4--4---|--2-2--2-------2--2--2---|
|--2-2--2--2--------2--2---|--2-2--2--4----2--2--2---|
|--0-0--0--0--------0--0---|--0-0--0--0----0--0--0---|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|


  B5
    Q    +E  Q   +E  E +E       Q    +E  Q   +E  E +E
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|-/11---(11)S7---(7)S4-(4)\-|-/11---(11)S7---(7)S4-(4)\--|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|   Q     E  E E  E  E  E       Q     E  Q.      E  E
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------4-----4---|--------------------4--4----|
|---4--------4----4-----4---|---4--------4-------4--4----|
|---4--------4-------4------|---4--------4---------------|
|---2--------2-------2------|---2--------2---------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|   E E   E  Q    E  E  E       E Q      Q    E  E  E
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---3-3---------------------|---3------------------------|
|---4-----4-------4-----4---|---4-4------4----4-----4----|
|---4--------4-------4------|---4--------4-------4-------|
|---2--------2--------------|---2--------2---------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|


  D         E5VII        D        E5VII
   Q    +E  H      +E    Q    +E  H      +E
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|-/7----(7)S9------(9)S|=7----(7)S9------(9)-|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|
|  Q.       H       E    Q.       H       E
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|--7--------9----------|-7--------9----------|
|--7--------9----------|-7--------9----------|
|--5--------7----------|-5--------7----------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  Q.   E  E    E  E  E  Q.   E  E
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|--7--7--7--9----9--9S=|=7--7--7--9----9--9\-|
|--7--7--7--9----9--9S=|=7--7--7--9----9--9\-|
|--5--5--5--7----7--7S=|=5--5--5--7----7--7\-|
|----------------------|---------------------|


                          D.S. al Coda
  A5
  H         E Q    E    +W
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-------------2s==14-|-(14)--------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
| Q     E Q   Q    E    +E  Q  Q  E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|---------3---5----3-|--(3)-2-----2------|
|-2-----2------------|---------4----2----|
|-2------------------|----------------2--|
|-0------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
| E +H        E E  E     Q.    Q  E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------2----|
|-2-(2)-------2-2--2-|---2-----4------2--|
|-2-(2)-------2-2--2-|---2-----2--2------|
|-0-(0)-------0-0--0-|---0-----0---------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


  &
  A5
  Gtr I
  Q   E Q   Q   E   +E  e H.
|-----------------|---------------|
|-------3---5---3-|-(3)-2---------|
|-2---2-----------|---------------|
|-2---------------|---------------|
|-0---------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|
| E E E E E E E E    E  E H.
|-----------------|---------------|
|-------3---5---3-|--2------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2------------|
|-0-0-0---0---0---|--0------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|
| Gtr III
| E E E E E E E E    E  E H.
|-----------------|---------------|
|-------3---5---3-|---------------|
|-2-----2---2---2-|--2------------|
|-2-2---2---------|--2------------|
|-0-0-0---0---0---|--0------------|
|-----------------|---------------|


 Out-Chorus
  D       E              D       E
  E   E E Q     E  Q     E   E E Q     E E E
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------2--------------|-------2--------------|
|-0--/4------------2---|-0--/4----------------|
|------------------2---|---------------x-2----|
|---------0-----2-(0)--|---------0-----2---0--|
|
| Q.      E +H           Q.      E +H
|-2-------0-(0)--------|-2-------0-(0)--------|
|-3-------0-(0)--------|-3-------0-(0)--------|
|-2-------1-(1)--------|-2-------1-(1)--------|
|-0-------2-(2)--------|-0-------2-(2)--------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|
| Q.      E +H           Q.      E +H
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-7-------9-(9)--------|-7-------9-(9)--------|
|-7-------9-(9)--------|-7-------9-(9)--------|
|-5-------7-(7)--------|-5-------7-(7)--------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  A5
  Q   E Q   Q   E   +E  Q   Q  E E E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-------3---5---3-|-(3)-2------2-----|
|-2---2-----------|---------4----2---|
|-2---------------|----------------2-|
|-0---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|
| E E E E E E E E    E  E E Q  E E E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-------3---5---3-|--2--2-2----2-----|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-4----2---|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-2------2-|
|-0-0-0---0---0---|--0--0-0-0--------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|
| E E E Q   E E E    E  E E Q  E Q
|-----------------|------------------|
|-------3---5---3-|------------2-----|
|-2-----2---2---2-|-----2-2-4----2---|
|-2-----2---------|--2--2-2-2----2---|
|-0-0-0-------0---|--0--0-0-0----0---|
|-----------------|------------------|


  D       E             D       E
  E   E E Q     E E E   E   E E Q     E E E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-------2-------------|-------2--------------|
|-0--/4---------------|-0--/4----------------|
|---------------x-2---|---------------x-2----|
|---------0-----2---0-|---------0-----2---0--|
|
| Q.      E +H          Q.      E +H
|-2-------0-(0)-------|-2-------0-(0)--------|
|-3-------0-(0)-------|-3-------0-(0)--------|
|-2-------1-(1)-------|-2-------1-(1)--------|
|-0-------2-(2)-------|-0-------2-(2)--------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|
| Q.      E +H          Q.      E +H
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-7-------9-(9)-------|-7-------9-(9)--------|
|-7-------9-(9)-------|-7-------9-(9)--------|
|-5-------7-(7)-------|-5-------7-(7)--------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


  A5
  Q   E Q   Q   E   +E  E +H.        +W           +W
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-------3---5---3-|-(3)-2-(2)------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-2---2-----------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-2---------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-0---------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|
| E E E E E E E E    W               +W           +W
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-------3---5---3-|--2-------------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-------------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-------------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-0-0-0---0---0---|--0-------------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|
| E E E Q   E E E    W               +W           +W
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-------3---5---3-|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-2-----2---2---2-|----------------|------------|--------*|
|-2-----2---------|--2-------------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-0-0-0-------0---|--0-------------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|
|-----------------|----------------|------------|--------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

            
            
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Jagger/Lennon 20 Dec 02, 2006 09:19 PM

Very good work although it's hard to see where in the song each part goes. Lyrics along the bottom of each tab section would be a great help. The part I have trouble with is the "Knock down the old gray wall" part. Lyrics would help! Thanks anyway for writing this!

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