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Promise Tab

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  • This tab is using a custom tuning based on Open D that lowers both A's to G's.

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D G D G B D
Promise by Ben Howard
DGDAGD Tuning
No capo

The tuning and tab have been worked out from live and recorded versions of the song.
The last section (section 3) of the tab, which Ben Howard plays in a percussive style,
sounds mostly right but is not exactly how he plays it.


[Intro]

Same as section 1, but in the 4th bar play fret 9 on the 5th string rather than fret 11
as played in the first 3 bars. In some live recordings, section 2 below is used as part
of the intro.


[Section 1]

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|----------------14------------|----------------14------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------0--|----------0----------------0--|
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---0---------0------0---------|---0---------0------0---------|

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|----------------14------------|----------------14------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------0--|----------0----------------0--|
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---0---------0------0---------|---0---------0------0---------|

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|----------------14------------|----------------14------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------0--|----------0----------------0--|
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---9---------9------9---------|---9---------9------9---------|

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|----------------14------------|----------------14------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0----------------0--|----------0----------------0--|
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---9---------9------9---------|---9---------9------9---------|


[Bridge]

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|----------------14------------|----------------14------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|---------0-----------------0--|---------0-----------------0--|
G|------9-----------------9-----|------9-----------------9-----|
D|--11--------11------11--------|--11--------11------11--------|
  "and   maybe..."


[Section 2]

D|-----------------0------------|-----------------0------------|
G|---------------------------0--|---------------------------0--|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0-------------------|----------0-------------------|  (x2)
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---0---------0------0---------|---0---------0------0---------|

D|-----------------0------------|-----------------0------------|
G|---------------------------0--|---------------------------0--|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------0-------------------|----------0-------------------|  (x2)
G|------11---------------11-----|------11---------------11-----|
D|---9---------9------9---------|---9---------9------9---------|


[Section 3]

D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------14---------12--------|--11------------12-p11--------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------0-----|
D|------------------------------|---------------------------0--|  (x2)
G|-----11---------11---------11-|---------11-------------------|
D|--0----------0----------0-----|------0------0----------------|
          "who        am            I            darlin'"
D|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------14---------12--------|--11------------12-p11--------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------0-----|
D|------------------------------|---------------------------0--|  (x2)
G|-----11---------11---------11-|---------11-------------------|
D|--9----------9----------9-----|------9------9----------------|
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mcflaps 10 Sep 22, 2011 04:12 AM

basically.. i'm new to this who guitar thing, do you know of a site where i can get help tuning my giutar to other sounds other then standered?

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wikaman1 1,876 Jan 07, 2012 06:53 AM

get yourself an electric tuner

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Elias^ 51 Feb 15, 2012 10:34 AM

When i play this i have to move the second and fifth string down 2 steps.

0 - 9 - 0 - 12 for the intro.

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