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Only Love
Ben Howard

Tuning

A#FCGgc from low to high E
capo on 3rd fret

He uses a "pick&go"-technique in this song which you can learn from Gareth Evans on youtube.
Check his tutorial of this song or Ben playing live if you're having experiencing some trouble.

Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9yZzCn3CBI


[Verse]

first three lines of verse
E|---------------------       (------)     ---------12-----12--------|
B|---------------------       (------)     ---------12-----12---(0)--|
G|---------5p2p0-------       (------)     ---------12-----12---(0)--|
D|--5--5---------(5)--- x2    (-(/9)-)     --9--9--------------------| x2
A|---------------------       (------)     --------------------------|
E|--4--4-x-4-4-----x---       (------)     --7--7-x-7---7--7--x-(7)--|
  Darling you're with me...                Only love, only love

fourth line of verse (slightly different)
E|-----------------------------------0--   --------0-----0-----0-------|
B|--------------------------------0--0--   --------0-----------0-------|
G|---------5p2p0---------------5-----0--   --------0-----------0--(0)--|
D|--5--5--------(5)--5--5------------5--   -----9--9--------9--9-------|x2
A|-----------------------------------4--   -----7--7-----------7-------|
E|--4--4-x-4-4----x--4--4-x-4--------x--   --7-----x--7--------x-------|
  Watch me fall apart...


[Chorus/Bridge]

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---4---9---12\9----9~----12\9----9~-------------|
A|-(4)-(2)-(7)-(12\9)--(9~)--(12\9)--(9~)------------|
E|--4---2---7---0------------------------------------|
  I'll be yours to keep

E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|---5---4---9---12-----12-----12-----12--|
A|--(4)-(2)-(7)-(12)----------------------|
E|---4---2---7---0---0------0------0------|
  A wind in the shadow...

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---4---9---12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12----(12)-|
A|--(4)-(2)-(7)-(12)--------------------------------------------------|
E|---4---2---7---0---0------0------0------0------0------0-----(0)-----|
  a wind in the shadow... a whale so-o-ong



Last part of [verse] [outro]
E|--------0-----0-----0-----                  --------0-----0-----0-----|
B|--------0-----------0-----                  --------0-----------0-----|
G|--------0-----------0-(0)-                  --------0-----------0-(0)-|
D|-----5--5--------5--5----- x2               -----9--9--------9--9-----| x2
A|-----4--4-----------4-----                  -----7--7-----------7-----|
E|--4-----x--4--------x-----                  --7--------7--------------|
  only love love love x2                      girl, show me heart
  come on love love love x2                   watch me fall apart



To end the song he basically picks/strums the two main
chords on the 1st measure of each bar to mellow it down.
************************************

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off
| \    Slide down
| ~    Vibrato  

************************************
Hope you enjoy!



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jordyn2m 137 Sep 13, 2016 02:24 AM

If you're having trouble making the stretch with the pinky during the only love part you can play this instead. Hope this helps us little handed people :)

------------------12----12-----|
------------------12----12-----|
------------------12----12-----|
------9--9-----------------------|
--0--0--0---x--0--0--0--x--|
-----------------------------------|

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Con_B 10 Feb 06, 2017 10:30 PM

Which is the correct tuning?

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