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Dave Matthews Band - "The Space Between"
From "Everyday"
Tuning - Baritone (B E A D F# B)
tabbed by jjhand

This is the way that Dave plays this sweet song on his baritone guitar, 
gathered from youtube footage. Please rate or comment.

Main Riff - played 3x, then switch ending to,  End of Main Riff:
B |-------------------|---------------|       |-----------------|
F#|-------------------|---------------|       |-----------------|
D |-2--2--2--0--------|-(0)-----------|       |-(0)--------2----|
A |-2--2--2--0--------|-(0)-----------|       |-(0)--------2----|
E |-0--0--0--2--------|-(2)-----------|       |-(2)--------0----|
B |----------3--------|-(3)-----------|       |-(3)-------------|

"You cannot quit me so quickly
Is no hope in you for me
No corner you could squeeze me
But I got all the time for you, love"

Chorus - strum these chords
    A            A/Ab         A/F#
B |------------|------------|------------|------------|
D |-2----------|-2----------|-2----------|-(2)------2-|
A |-0----------|-x----------|-0----------|-(0)------x-|
E |------------|-4----------|-2----------|-(2)------4-|
B |------------|------------|------------|------------|

  "The space between the tears we cry is the laughter keeps us coming back for more"

    A            A/Ab         A/F#
B |------------|------------|------------|-------------|-----|
D |-2----------|-2----------|-2----------|-(2)---2-2-2-|-0---|
A |-0----------|-x----------|-0----------|-(0)---2-2-2-|-0---|
E |------------|-4----------|-2----------|-(2)---0-0-0-|-2---|
B |------------|------------|------------|-------------|-3---|

  "The space between the wicked lies we tell & hope to keep safe from the pain"

After 1st chorus, the main riff is uses during verses with a swing strum rhythm.

2nd Verse Lyrics:
"But will I hold you again?
 These fickle, fuddled words confuse me
 Like, will it rain today?
 Waste the hours with talking, talking
 These twisted games we're playing"

Chorus 2 - Same as Before

"We're strange allies with warring hearts
 What a wild-eyed beast you'll be
 The space between the wicked lies we tell
 And hope to keep safe from the pain"

Play Main Riff 2x with lyrics:

"But will I hold you again?  Will I hold?"

Bridge - play 3x
B |--------------|-----------------|
D |-9------7-----|-6------5----4---|
A |--------------|-----------------|
E |-7------5-----|-4------3----2---|
B |--------------|-----------------|

 "Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster
  You know you went off like the Devil in a church
  In the middle of a crowded room 
  All we can do, my love is hope we don't take this ship down"

Repeat Chorus until ending with these Lyrics:

"But the space between where you're smilin' high
Is where you'll find me if I get to go
The space between the bullets in our firefight
Is where I'll be hiding, waiting for you"

"The rain that falls splash in your heart
Ran like sadness down the window into your room
The space between our wicked lies
Is where we hope to keep safe from pain"

"Take my hand 'cause we're walking out of here
Oh, right out of here, love is all we need, dear"

"The space between what's wrong and right
Is where you'll find me hiding, waiting for you
The space between your heart and mine
Is the space we'll fill with time"

"The space between"


x  - muted note
() - held note (let ring)

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lovepainjohn 10 Feb 26, 2013 05:03 PM

This sounds about right. I just saw a video with the band playing this at the Olympics, and this tab aligns with what he's playing. I also saw the sheet music and TAB in a book a while ago, and the guitar was tuned to B standard on the recording. Kudos on the great tab!

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bslake 10 Jun 23, 2014 07:32 AM

For those who don't care to re-tune: put a capo on the 7th fret in standard tuning.

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