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Author
The Chain (Live) - Fleetwood Mac
Tabbed: Robert Lees

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E -----------------------|-----------------------|
B ------3-p-1-3---3-----3|------3-p-1---3---3----|
G ----2------------------|----2------------------|    
D --0-----------0----0---|--0---------0---0------| x2   
A -----------------------|-----------------------|
E -----------------------|-----------------------|
 
E -----------------------|       E -3bp1---3bp1--------|
B --1b--1b--1b---3-3-----|       B ------3h------3h3---|
G -----------------------| x3    G --------------------|
D ----0---0----0--0------|       D ---0---0---0---0----|
A -----------------------|       A --------------------|
E -----------------------|       E --------------------|

E -----------------------|-----------------------|
B ------3-p-1-3---3-----3|------3-p-1---3---3----|
G ----2------------------|----2------------------|    
D --0-----------0----0---|--0---------0---0------|   
A -----------------------|-----------------------|
E -----------------------|-----------------------|

E -----------------------|-----------------|
B ------3-p-1-3---3---3--|-------------3---|
G ----2------------------|-------------2---|
D --0-----------0---0----|-3-2-0-------0---|
A -----------------------|-------3---------|
E -----------------------|---------2b------|


Starts out:
E -----------------------|  *During these lyrics (listen...lies),  
B ------3-p-1-3---3---3--|  Lindsey starts out with the main lick on the  
G ----2------------------|  left but then just picks notes around that 
D --0-----------0---0----|  same formation.  It's not complicated to 
A -----------------------|  figure out when playing along with the song.  
E -----------------------|  He ends it with the lick shown at the bottom.
                            
Listen to the wind blow
Watch the sun rise
Run in the shadows
Damn your love, Damn your lies

Ends with:

E -----------------|
B -------------3---|
G -------------2---|
D -3-2-0-------0---|
A -------3---------|
E ---------2b------|


*CHORDS for next section of lyrics:

    Dm           Bb5          C5         
E -------|   E -------|   E -------|                  
B ---6---|   B -------|   B -------|
G ---7---|   G ---3---|   G ---5---|
D ---7---|   D ---3---|   D ---5---|
A ---5---|   A ---1---|   A ---3---|
E -------|   E -------|   E -------|

Dm
And if you don’t love me now
You will never love me again
                     Bb5
I can still hear you saying
           C5
You would never break the chain.  x2

E -----------------------|-----------------------|
B ------3-p-1-3---3-----3|------3-p-1---3---3----|
G ----2------------------|----2------------------|    
D --0-----------0----0---|--0---------0---0------|   
A -----------------------|-----------------------|
E -----------------------|-----------------------|

E -----------------------|-----------------|
B ------3-p-1-3---3---3--|-------------3---|
G ----2------------------|-------------2---|
D --0-----------0---0----|-3-2-0-------0---|
A -----------------------|-------3---------|
E -----------------------|---------2b------|


Listen to the wind blow
Down comes the night
Run in the shadows
Damn your love
Damn your lies

Break the silence
Damn the dark
Damn the light

And if
You don’t love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying       x3
You would never break the chain.

E ----------0----0------|----------0----0------|
B ------3-----3----3----|------3-----3----3----|
G --2v----3-----3----3--|--2v----3-----3----3--|
D ----------------------|----------------------|
A ----------------------|----------------------|
E ----------------------|----------------------|

E ----------0----0------|-----P---0----0----0------------|
B ------3-----3----3----|-----A-----3----3----3----3-----|
G --2v----3-----3----3--|--2v-U-------3----3----3--------|
D ----------------------|-----S--------------------0-----|
A ----------------------|-----E--------------------------|
E ----------------------|--------------------------------|

*Bass Solo

Guitar Solo:

    > Gradually get louder               
E --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B -3---3---3---3|-3---3---3---3|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|
G --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

   *Listen to the recording for the rhythm 
E ------------|------------|------------|--------|
B -1h3-3-3-3p1|-1h3-3-3-3p1|-1h3-3p1-3-1|-3-1-3-3|
G ------------|------------|------------|--------|
D ------------|------------|------------|--------|
A ------------|------------|------------|--------|
E ------------|------------|------------|--------|

                                *Heavy Vibrato Here
E --10-10-10-10v-----10v----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
B ----------------13-----13-------------------------------|
G --------------------------------------------------------|

E --13bp10--13-13p10--13bp10-13-13p10--13p10-13p10-13p10-13p10|
B ------------------------------------------------------------|
G ------------------------------------------------------------|

                       *Hold this bend while hitting it repeatedly until:               
E --13p10-13-10-13s15--15b17---|   E --15b17-13-13------|
B -----------------------------|   A --------------15---|
G -----------------------------|   G -------------------|


Dm            Bb5  C5           Dm      
Chain, chain chain keep us together 
Dm            Bb5  C5           Dm     
Chain, chain chain keep us together 
Dm            Bb5  C5           Dm     
Chain, chain chain keep us together 
Dm            Bb5  C5           Dm     
Chain, chain chain keep us together 
Dm            Bb5  C5           Dm     
Chain, chain chain keep us together 

______________
b - bend      |
p - pull off  |
h - hammer on |
v - vibrato   |
* - side note |
s - slide     |
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This is tabbed for Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" from 'The Dance' album.

-Questions Or Comments please email me at: Riddle978@gmail.com


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patrickdenneyto 10 Apr 03, 2008 02:26 PM

i think that the starting chord in the pre chorus should be a Gm instead of a Dm

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Howbeyou? 10 Oct 27, 2009 04:37 PM

if you play this with a capo on the second fret it sounds about right

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Arty71 10 Dec 12, 2012 03:29 AM

I'm sorry to say this is wrong, you can't play this properly unless you can fingerpick properly...you've ignored the thumb constantly playing the open 6th and 4th strings, and the quick hammer on/pull off on the 3rd fret 5th string between those alternating bass notes...the h/on-p/off is played just as you pull off the 3rd fret to 1st fret on the 2nd string...watch Lindsey play it on 'The Dance' video to see what I mean then try to play it with your thumb

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