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Ben Marwood - You Can Hold On Once
Tab by Neil Wicker
wicker101@hotmail.co.uk

This is from the "Exclamation At Asterisk Hash" compilation EP with Oxygen Thief and Jim 
Lockey and is definitely one of my favourite Ben Marwood songs, check it out :)
it's also now released on his free EP 'Incidents/Accidents'

edit: have fixed this a lot and made it easier to read and play. Let me know if 
I'm not being clear anywhere

**Please note**

For this song, Ben uses the picking pattern 1,3,2,4 through the whole song. For 
example the first chord is:


e|-----|
B|--6--|
G|--7--|
D|--7--|
A|--5--|
E|-----|

so the picking pattern would be 

e|--------------------------|
B|-----------6-----------6--|
G|-----7-----------7--------|
D|--------7-----------7-----|
A|--5-----------5-----------|
E|--------------------------|

Assume you play through each chord twice as above unless I mention it on the section of tab.


Intro chords:

e|--------------------------|
B|--6--6--6--6--6--6--------|
G|--7--5--5--7--5--5--7--7--|
D|--7--7--5--7--7--5--8--8--| x2
A|--5--8--7--5--8--7--8--8--|
E|--------------------6--6--|


Verse 1: (each played once (1,3,2,4))

e|----------------------------------|    
B|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|       
G|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|  
D|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
A|--8---8---10------------------10--|
E|--------------8---10--10--8-------|

e|----------------------------------|    
B|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|       
G|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--| 
D|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
A|--8---8---10----------------------|
E|--------------8---10--10--8---8---|


Fiery eyed and foul mouthed she’s had all she can take, of an unresponsive boyfriend who’s
Pushing for a break, and

verse end:

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

I know that I’m the bad guy but I’m bad for goodness sake.


break: (each played once (1,3,2,4))
e|----------------------------------|    
B|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|       
G|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|  
D|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
A|--8---8---10------------------10--|
E|--------------8---10--10--8-------|



Verse 2 (same as first)

The bitter of mid winder is the time she’ll have to choose, and though I couldn’t force
The issue, cause there’s still so much to lose. And you can


verse end:

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

lead to a horse to water but it only thins the glue in this

(each played once (1,3,2,4))
e|------------------------------|
B|--6--6--------10--10----------|
G|--7--7--7--7--10--10--9---9---|
D|--7--7--8--8--10--10--10--10--|
A|--5--0--8--8--8---8---10--10--|
E|--------6--6----------8---8---|

Lifelong test,
You’ll only do your

(back to twice)
e|-------------------------------|    
B|--10--10----------------6--6---|          
G|--10--10--9---9---0--0--7--7---|  
D|--10--10--10--10--5--5--7--7---|
A|--8---8---10--10--5--5--5--5---|
E|----------8---8---3--3---------|

e|-------------------------------|    
B|--10--10----------6--6--6--6---|          
G|--10--10--9---9---7--7--7--7---|  
D|--10--10--10--10--7--7--7--7---|
A|--8---8---10--10--5--5---------|
E|----------8---8---------6--6---|

Best of times can only prove that there can be no substitute
For moments when the fear has fled like love annulled my fear of death



chorus:
e|----------------------------------------------|    
B|--10--10----------6--6--6--6--10--10----------|           
G|--10--10--9---9---7--7--7--7--10--10--9---9---|  
D|--10--10--10--10--7--7--7--7--10--10--10--10--|
A|--8---8---10--10--5--5--------8---8---10--10--|
E|----------8---8---------6--6----------8---8---|

and I gave the girl my body, but it
still was not enough, because time
is an investment and you
 can’t compete with love
so we’ll live with these decisions
but it’s this I will impart, you can

verse: (one each)
e|------------------------------|
B|--6--6--------10--10----------|
G|--7--7--7--7--10--10--9---9---|
D|--7--7--8--8--10--10--10--10--|
A|--5--0--8--8--8---8---10--10--|
E|--------6--6----------8---8---|

hold on once
but twice will break your heart

intro again (x2)

Verse 3 (same as before)

the moment when the news broke came as hardly a surprise,
for while we all know love lies bleeding yeah it rarely ever dies
oh and romance wasn’t really dead, it merely closed it eyes,
whether wrong or right, you don’t give up the fighting
and the fortitude, the anger and the attitude
the lives we lead without regret and love annulled my fear of death

chorus   -  same apart from the last line:

e|----------------------|
B|--10------6--6--6--6--|
G|--10--9---7--7--7--7--|
D|--10--10--7--7--7--7--|
A|--8---10--5--5--------|
E|------8---------6--6--|


twice will break your heart, break your heart

(single picks and strums)
e|--------------------------|
B|-------------6--10----6---|
G|--10--9---0---—-----------|
D|------10—-5---------------|
A|--8---10--5--5--8-----5---|
E|------8---3--------8------|

the best of days, will only prove, that there can be no substitute, for moments when the fear
has fled, like love annulled my 


e|------------------------------------|
B|-----------6-----------5---10-------|
G|--------7-----------5---------------|
D|-----7-----------5------------------|
A|--------------3--------3---8--------|
E|--6---------------------------------|

fear of death.

            
            
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