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Daughtry – what I meant to say

Tabbed by: Sanjeev George and Thomas George
Email: Sanjeevgeorge123@yahoo.co.in

Tabbed and submitted to and for www.ultimate-guitar.com only, the site for all your tab needs.

This is mainly tabbed for 2 guitars; perhaps 3 have been used…..it’s real hard to 
make out some of the licks, especially in the chorus….hope its right. please rate.

Tuning:1/2 step down

Intro

Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--6---6-6-------------------------------------|
Db|--6---6-6-------6-6------7-7------4-----------| x 2
Ab|--4-4-4-4-------6-6------7-7------4-----------|
Eb|------------4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2---------|
       .       . .      . .      . .   .

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------7-9---7------------------------|
Gb|--6---9-8v---9---------9-6--8-9-8-------------|
Db|----6-----------------------------9-----------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------7-9---7------------------------|
Gb|--6---9-8v---9---------9-6--8-9-8---6v--------|
Db|----6-----------------------------9-----------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


Verse 1 
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--6---6-6-------------------------------------|
Db|--6---6-6-------6-6------7-7------4-----------| x 4
Ab|--4-4-4-4-------6-6------7-7------4-----------|
Eb|------------4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2---------|
       .       . .      . .      . .   .
(“i woke up today……….”)

Guitar 2 fades in just before chorus starts
eb|--9----11---------|
Bb|----12----12------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|------------------|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|------------------|


Chorus
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|--77777777--22222222--99999999--44444444-----|
Ab|--77777777--22222222--99999999--44444444-----|
Eb|--55555555--00000000--77777777--22222222-----|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|--77777777--22222222--99999999---|
Ab|--77777777--22222222--99999999---|
Eb|--55555555--00000000--77777777---|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|--77777777---------------------|
Db|--77777777--7777--9999---------|
Ab|--55555555--7777--9999---------|
Eb|------------5555--7777---------|
    (“.i know i said i’m sorry…..”)

Guitar 2
These may not be entirely correct, may vary a little here and there

eb|-----------------11-12-11-------|
Bb|--------------------------12----|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--13-14-13----------------------| x 2
Ab|-----------14-------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

eb|-----11-12p11-12p11-12p11-----------------------------------------|
Bb|--12----------------------12--------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------14-------13-14p13-14p13-14p13-13-----|
Db|-----------------------------------14-------------------------14--|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------11-12-11-------|
Bb|--------------------------12----|
Gb|--------------------------------|x 2
Db|--13-14-13----------------------| 
Ab|-----------14-------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|


eb|-----11-12p11-12p9-12p9-12p11---|
Bb|--12----------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|


eb|--12----12----12----12----12----12-----12----12--------|
Bb|-----10----10----10----10----12----12-----14----14-----|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

Then repeat the intro

Verse 2 same chords as verse 1

Solo
Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--11b13—11b13r--9-8v—9p8--6-8b9r8---6----------|
Db|----------------------------------9----9p6-----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------19b21vv---|
Bb|-------------------------17tr-16tr-19tr-17tr-----------|
Gb|------6-8p6---6+---------------------------------------|
Db|--6-9-------9-------6/16-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--6---6-6-------------------------------------|
Db|--6---6-6-------6-6------7-7------4-----------| x 2
Ab|--4-4-4-4-------6-6------7-7------4-----------|
Eb|------------4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2---------|
       .       . .      . .      . .   .


Bridge
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|--77777777--22222222--99999999--44444444---|
Ab|--77777777--22222222--99999999--44444444---|
Eb|--55555555--00000000--77777777--22222222---|

eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|--77777777--22222222--9999999999999999----|
Ab|--77777777--22222222--9999999999999999----|
Eb|--55555555--00000000--7777777777777777----|
                         (“…..all the ones you made!!!”)
Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|----7p6-6b7r6b7r6b7r6—6p4-6p4-4p2-4p2-4p2-4p2---|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--4p2-4p2-4p2-4p2-7p6-6b7r6b7r6b7r6b7r—4p2-4p2-4p2-4p2---------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|--19--17--16------19vv--|
Bb|--------------17--------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|------------------------|
Eb|------------------------|

Chorus repeat

Outro (“..not what I meant to say …yay …yay…..”)
With the chorus till the end

Guitar 2
eb|-----11-12p11-12p11-12p11-------------|
Bb|--12----------------------12----------|
Gb|-----------------------------14-------|keep playing
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|-----13-14p13-14p13-14p13-------|
Db|--14----------------------14----|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|


Guitar 3
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|somewhat like that
Db|--999--777--66--777--666---------|
Ab|-------------------------77------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Song ends on a B5


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| v  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| .  Palm mute
| ~ let ring



Verse 1
woke up today
Seeing all the stars that you have thrown
Wounded by the same old shots you take
It's easier to kick the wind that low

Chorus
And I just thought that you should know
If I could only know why you'd been letting go
Then it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry
But that's not what I meant to say

Verse 2
Strong enough to say
That I don't wanna take the hard road now
it is So typical of you to walk away
When your perfect little world is burning down

Chorus
And I just thought that you should know
That I'd been holding on while you'd been letting go
Can I be so bold
'Cause all this talking all to you's just getting old
Then it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry
But that's not what I meant to say

solo

Bridge 
What I really meant to say
With every little breath I take
I'm not the only one who makes mistakes
Just think of all the ones you made

Chorus/outro
And I just thought that you should know
That I'd been holding on while you'd been letting go
Can I be so bold
'Cause all this talking all to you's just getting old
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry
But that's not what I meant to say

Can I be so bold
'Cause all this talking all to you's just getting old
Well, it's not too late to say it right this time
'Cause I know I said I'm sorry
But that's not what I meant to say.yay …yay

PTL
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xlog 134 Oct 08, 2010 09:01 AM

I think it's a good tab, for this song the second guitar is barely audible, hope it's the right note.

You can figure out the solo with the note tabbed out there, right notes but wrong order or maybe it's meh!

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xlog 134 Nov 01, 2010 01:08 PM

Hi mate.
Here's a video of me playing this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG8jRodxKUU

I've played the solo differently that you wrote it, so here's my version of the solo:

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------21fb----|
B|-9---9--------------------------------------------------17tr-16tr-19tr-17tr---------|
G|-11b-11b--11-9-8fb-----8h9-8-6-8------6-9p6---6-------------------------------------|
D|---------------------6------------6-9-------9---9/16--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


I'm not sure at 100% of this i've played it a month ago by ear. Bye ;)

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incubosity 1,595 Jun 08, 2014 06:56 AM

Lead riff is wrong and solo is...um...pretty rough. I would just copy and paste xlog's solo and refine the lead riff and you would be OK!

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