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Save Me
Dave Matthews
"Some Devil"
Tab by: Mike McDonald

This is my first tab but I am sure it is acurate. I got it off the MTV2 interview.
It's an acustic version so it sounds a little different than the "Some Devil"
version.  It's a very weird rythm.  I think it's some sort of eigths or something.
He'll hit the bass note and do a rapid studder on the other strings.  Sometimes
muted.  It's funky, you have to play with it but it's a lot of fun once you get
into it.  Riffs 2 and 3 slow to a normal rythm just like the "Some Devil" version.

Standard tuning.
You'll have to listen to pick up the rythm.

[CHORDS]
     G7    F     C     Am    G
e|---0-----0-----0-----0-----3--|
B|---0-----0-----1-----1-----3--|
G|---4-----2-----0-----2-----0--|
D|---5-----3-----2-----2-----0--|
A|---5-----3-----3-----0-----2--|
E|---3-----1-----0-----0-----3--|

[Riff 1]

G7        G7       G7       G7

                    G7        G7
Drivin' through the dessert I met a man
   G7             G7
He told me of his crazy plan
          F               C
He'd been walkin' there for twenty days
             G7             G7
He was gonna walk on for twenty more
     G7         G7         G7
Said how 'bout a drink or a bite to eat
     G7    G7       G7
Said no my faith is all I need
          F       C
Said then save me save me
       G7         G7
Mister walkin' man if you can
G7        G7      G7               G7
You don't need to prove a thing to me
     G7      G7    G7
Just give me faith make me believe
        F       C
Come on save me save me
G7             G7   G7
Mister walkin' man, if you can
        F       C
Come on save me save me
       G7         G7
Mister stranger, if you please
F       C
Save me save me..

[Riff 2]  Emphasis on the bass notes.  Dave kind of mutes/muffles the other notes with the beat

     stranger... if you...  please
e|----3-----------3----------3----------|
B|----1-----------1----------1----------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------------------2--2----------|
E|-3--3--------2--2---------------------|

        Am         C
Or am I too far gone....
([Riff 1] rythm)
C           G7
To get back home
G7
To get back home

[Riff 1]
G7        G7         G7
How 'bout you take a ride with me
         G7           G7
We could kill some or shoot the breeze
F                         C
Every whisperin' wind and second counts
   G7           G7                  G7
Oh maybe if you walk but you should drive around
    F       C
And save me save me
G7             G7    G7
Mister walkin' man,  if you can
       F       C
Come on save me save me
       G7         G7
Mister stranger, if you please
F       C
Save me save me..

[Riff 2]
Stranger if you please
Or am I too far gone....
(Riff 1 Rythm)
            G7
To get back home
            G7
To get back home

[Riff 3]  There's two ways to play this part.  1: the way Dave plays it and 2: the
way people with normal hands, fingers and joints play it.  I'll show both but the
I play it with the second way and it sounds fine.

Dave's way:
e|-----0--------0--------0--------0-|
B|-----0--------0--------0--------0-|
G|-----7--------7--------7--------7-|
D|-----4--------4--------5--------5-|
A|-----0--------0-----3--3-----5--5-|
E|--7--7-----5--5-----5--5-----3--3-|

My way:
e|-----0--------0--------0--------0-|
B|-----0--------0--------0--------0-|
G|-----7--------7--------7--------7-|
D|-----4--------4--------x--------x-|
A|-----0--------0-----3--3-----5--3-|
E|--7--7-----5--5-----5--5-----3--5-|

[Riff 3]
I don't need you to stop the sunshine
I ain't askin' you to make water into wine
I ain't askin' you to fly

[Riff 4](starts on "me" and "you" on the same beat)
I'm just askin' you to save me

[Riff 4]
G         G   F      C
You might try savin' yourself
C             G    C
Why don't you save me
G         G   F      C
You might try savin' yourself
   C
As if the moon could
G      G   F      C
Shine, try savin' yourself
   C
I saw tears down...
G      G   F      C
There, try savin' yourself
   C
Why don't you save me, yeah

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| x  Dead note

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O-52-A-50-R 946 Apr 11, 2008 07:57 PM

The G1 chord doesn't sound right in riff 1

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cdoaks 42 Jul 25, 2008 11:22 AM

The G1 should be a G7
-1-
-0-
-0-
-0-
-2-
-3-

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DaveBF 113 Aug 11, 2009 08:17 PM

It should be G7, however I think he uses this one.

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