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Here it is, full song, correct solo.


[INTRO] (slide):

e|-----1-----------5---------|
B|----------3------------5---|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|  x2
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|


[VERSE]

 Do you know what's worth fighting for,
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 When it's not worth dying for?
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 Does it take your breath away?
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And you feel yourself suffocating?
e|------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E|------------------------------------------|

 Does the pain weigh out the pride,
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And you look for a place to hide?
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 Did someone break your heart inside?
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 You're in ruins
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------3-----------|
D|------3-----------|
A|------1-----------|
E|------------------|


[CHORUS]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I


e|-----|----------------------------------------    |              -------------|
B|-----|----------------------------------------    |              -------------|
G|--5--|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |              3333------5--|
D|--5--|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 | then         3333-3333-5--|
A|--3--|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |              1111-3333-3--|
E|-----|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |              -----1111----|

                                                            (You and I)

[VERSE]

 When you're at the end of the road,
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And you lost all sense of control
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And your thoughts have taken their toll
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 When your mind breaks the spirit of your  soul
e|------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E|------------------------------------------|

 Your faith walks on broken glass,
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And the hangover doesn't pass
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 Nothing's ever built to last
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|


 You're in ruins
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|------3---------|
D|------3---------|
A|------1---------|
E|----------------|


[CHORUS]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

e|-----|----------------------------------------    |              --------------------|
B|-----|----------------------------------------    |              --------------------|
G|--5--|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |              3333------55555555--|
D|--5--|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 | then         3333-3333-55555555--|
A|--3--|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |              1111-3333-33333333--|
E|-----|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |               ----1111-----------|


[BRIDGE]


Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone


e|--------------------|----------------------        |---------------------------|
B|--------------------|----------------------        |---------------------------|
G|--77--33------5555--|--77--33--------2222--        |--33333333-55555555--------|
D|--77--33--33--5555--|--77--33--3333--2222-- x2     |--33333333-55555555--------|
A|--55--11--33--3333--|--55--11--3333--0000--        |--11111111-33333333--------|
E|----------11--------|----------1111--------         |--------------------------|


[GUITAR SOLO]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------10~-------8(~)--(8)h10---------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10~------10-------9(~)--(9)h10--7~---|
D|-------10--------10----------------------10-----10----------------------|
A|--/8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                               /Long and hard vibrato here
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7-----------------------9~--9~--9~-10---12~------------|
D|--8-----8-----10--7-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------8--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------10~-------8(~)--(8)h10---------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------10~------10-------9(~)--(9)h10--7~---|
D|-------10--------10----------------------10-----10----------------------|
A|--/8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                               /Long and hard vibrato here
e|--------------------------------------------(12~)-----------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7-----------------------9~--9~--9~-10---12~------------|
D|--8-----8-----10--7-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------8--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

 (less distortion here)       (normal now)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----3---------1-------------------------------------|
G|-----3----------2------------(/)9~--9~--9~--9~\-----|
D|--3-----3---------3---------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


[INTRO]

e|-----1-----------5---------|
B|----------3------------5---|
G|---------------------------| x2
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|


[VERSE]

 When it's time to live and let die
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 And you can't get another try
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|

 Something inside this heart has died
e|-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B|-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G|-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D|-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A|----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E|--------------------------------|


 You're in ruins
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|------3------------|
D|------3------------|
A|------1------------|
E|-------------------|


[CHORUS]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

e|----------------------------------------    |
B|----------------------------------------    |
G|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |
D|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 |
A|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |
E|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |


[Outro]

Guitar 1:

e|----------------------------------------    |
B|----------------------------------------    |
G|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |
D|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 |
A|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |
E|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |

Guitar 2 (Outro over top of chords):

e|E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------3-----1-------------------------|
G|---10---10----12----12-----10----10----9----9-----------3-----2------9--9--9--10--12--|
D|-----10---10----10-----10-----12----12---10---10----3-----3-----3---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Last chords:

e- -----------------------|
B--3333------5------------|
D--3333-3333-5------------|
A--1111-3333-3------------|
E-------1111--------------|

This should be pretty close.  Email me at dkbenson@ualberta.ca if you see any changes
should be made.



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| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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Guitarstar73 19 wrote on July 28 2009, 09:48 pm

great tab. good for semi-beginners and above that want to play a great song. its easy to play and matches the song perfectly!

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SGTCloudrunner 41 wrote on August 25 2011, 12:25 am

Nice, this is actually how Billie plays it live. Thank you so much.

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fendarman 141 wrote on June 25 2013, 12:26 pm

5 stars for the verse and COPIED chorus but i might try the solo later... good job!!!! verse was much better than version one by Luca. :D

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