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What He Wrote tab

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  • 3rd string tuning if F instead of F Sharp.

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Tuning: D A D F# A D
Capo 2

[Intro]
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----4-----------------3-----3-----------------8-----8-----------------9-----9--------|
D |----0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0------------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5---------------------3------------------------8-----------------------10--------------------|

D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0------------|
F#|-------8-----8----------------6-----6-----------------4-----4-----------------4-----4---------|
D |----0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0------------0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-8---------------------7-----------------------5------------------------5---------------------|

[Verse]
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4------------------------8-----8----------------9-----9-----------------8-----8--------|
D |----0-----0------------------0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5---------------3-------8---------------------10-----------------------8---------------------|
Forgive        me        Hera                   I         cannot        stay          He

D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------9-----9----------------8-----8-----------------6-----6------------------4-----4--------|
D |----0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0------0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-10--------------------8-----------------------7-----------------------5----------------------|
cut   out    my        tongue there is         nothing    to           save

(while playing verse again)
Love me, Oh Lord
He threw me away
He laughed at my sins
There is nothing to say

[Pre-Chorus]
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----4-----------------3-----3-----------------1-----1-----------------1-----1--------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5----------------------3-----------------------1------------------------1--------------------|

   He                            wrote                     I'm     broke
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----4------------------3-----3-----------------4-----4-------|
D |----0-----0-----0------------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5-----------------------3------------------------5-------------------|
          Please        send          for           me

(while playing prechorus again)
But I am broken too
And spoken for
Do not tempt me

[Verse]
Her skin is white
And I'm light as the sun
So holy light shines
On the things you have done

[Chorus]
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------1-----1-----------------3-----3-----------------3-----3-----------------4-----4--------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-1---------------------3-------------------------4-----------------------5--------------------|
So    I    asked       him     how he            became    this          man

D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------1-----1-----------------3-----3-----------------3-----3-----------------4-----4--------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-1---------------------3-------------------------4-----------------------5--------------------|
How   did   he        learn   to   hold         fruit in his            hands

D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------8-----8-----------------8-----8-----------------9-----9-----------------9-----9--------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-8-----------------------8----------------------10----------------------10--------------------|
And  where  is   the     lamb   that            gave you your           name

D |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------8-----8-----------------8-----8-----------------6-----6-----------------4-----4----|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0----------0------0----0--|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-8----------------------8------------------------7----------------------5-----------------|
He had to               leave     though I       begged him         to stay

(While playing chorus again)
Left me alone
When I needed the light
Fell to my knees
And I wept for my life
If he had of stayed
You might understand
If he’d had of stayed
You never would have taken my hand

[Pre-Chorus] (x2)
He wrote
I’m love
Please send for me
But I am broken too
And spoken for
Do not tempt me

   (This is just the second part of the chorus)
D |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------8-----8-----------------8-----8-----------------9-----9-----------------9-----9--------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-8-----------------------8----------------------10----------------------10--------------------|
And  where  is   the     lamb   that            gave you your           name

D |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------8-----8-----------------8-----8-----------------6-----6-----------------4-----4----|
D |----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0----------0------0----0--|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-8----------------------8------------------------7----------------------5-----------------|
He had to               leave     though I       begged him         to stay

[Chorus]
Begged him to stay
In my cold wooden grip
Begged him to stay
By the light of this ship
Me fighting him
Fighting light, fighting dawn
And the waves came and stole him
And took him to war

[Pre-Chorus] (x2)
He wrote
I'm broke
Please send for me
But I am broken too
And spoken for
Do not tempt me

[Verse] (x2)
Forgive me Hera
I cannot stay
Cut out my tongue
There is nothing to say
Love me, Oh Lord
Her threw me away
He laughed at my sins
In his arms I must stay

[Pre-Chorus] (x2)
We write
That's alright
I miss his smell
We speak
When spoken to
That suits us well

D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----4----------------3-----3-----------------4-----4-------|
D |----0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----0-----0----|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5---------------------3------------------------5-------------------|
         That                 suits               us well

D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------4-----4----------------3-----3---------------4-----4---------|
D |----0-----0-----0----------0-----0-----0---------0-----0-----0------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-5---------------------3--------------------5-----------------------|
        That                  suits               me well

            
            
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Tatterdemalion4 52 Jul 14, 2010 08:11 AM

I think the tuning is D A D F A D. Believe it or not, that tuning makes the song a lot easier.

Great tab. It looks like to took a lot of work.

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Jasmina 10 Apr 20, 2011 12:57 PM

Actually, it must be D A D E A D
it's even easier
this seems to be what she does here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okc42xI7Tig

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popen_2 10 Nov 16, 2011 03:42 PM

Jasmina, in that video she is playing in D A D F A D tuning.

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