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Parade Tab

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This is a rough draft for the tab. There wasn't one out there so I figured I would get 
the ball rolling. If others want to use this and build off of it, you are more than 
welcome. Have fun.

Matchbox Twenty
Parade

Standard tuning

Intro/Verses

e------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
b----3---3-------3---3---3---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
g------------------------------------------------------------------|
d--2---2---2---2---------------------------------------------------|
a------------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|

Every once in a while on the verse, he will drop the bass G (3 fret E) to an F# (2nd 
fret E). He doesn't do it much though


Bridge

   D   Em  C
e--2---3---3---|
b--3---3---3---|
g--2---0---0---|  (x2)   He might play a G after the C, it is hard
d--0---2---2---|         for me to tell.
a------2---3---|
E------0-------|


Chorus

   Em  C   G   D/F#      C
e--3---3---3---3---    --3--|
b--3---3---3---3---    --3--|
g--0---0---0---2---    --0--| This is the ending chord both times through
d--2---2---0---0---    --2--| the chorus. The second chorus is sustained
a--2---3---2---0---    --3--| longer though
E--0-------3---2---    -----|

Solo Chords

   Em  C   G   D/F#
e--3---3---3---3---|
b--3---3---3---3---|
g--0---0---0---2---|
d--2---2---0---0---|    These chords are the background
a--2---3---2---0---|
E--0-------3---2---|

Solo    (/=slide, b=bend)

e--12-12-12----------10-10-10-----------------------------------------------|
b-----------12-12-12----------10/12b13b12---  bend 12 to 13 then back to 12-|
g-----------------------------------------12--------------------------------|
d---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--12-12-12----------10-10-10----------------|
b-----------12-12-12----------10/12b13b12-12-|
g--------------------------------------------|
d--------------------------------------------|
a--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

e--12-12-12----------10-10-10-------------------------------------------|
b-----------12-12-12----------10/12b13b12-------------------10-10-10-10-|
g-----------------------------------------12-12-12-11-11-11-------------|
d-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

The last part of the solo is played with 16th notes

Chorus is played pretty much just like before
I have not tabbed the background guitar

Outro

e------------0---------------------|
b----3---3-------3---3---3---1---3-|
g----------------------------------|
d--2---2---2---2-------------------|   (x2)
a------------------3---3---3---3---|
E----------------------------------|

e------------0------------------------|
b----3---3-------3---3---3---1---0----|
g-------------------------------------|
d--2---2---2---2----------------------|
a------------------3---3---3---3------|
E-----------------------------------3-|

Lyrics

Verse 1
When the slow parade went past
When it felt so good you knew it couldn't last
And all too soon the end was gonna come without a warning
And you'd have to just go home

Verse 2
And the way it all went by
And somebody said "come on its getting late"
And you thought the world might end if you just looked the other way
And now you wish that you had stayed

Bridge
And there's so much more that you could see if you just stick around
And all the street light secrets whispering for you to come back out

Chorus
Oh no
There's so much more that you need to work out
Oh no
You don't want that parade to leave you now

Verse 3
And the days are all the same
And the town so big and no one knows your name
And the people fade away
And all stars are just a flicker
And you're left there all alone

Bridge
When there's so much more that you could see if you just stick around
And all the street light secrets whispering for you to come back out

Chorus
Oh no
There's so much more that you need to work out
Oh no
You don't want that parade to leave you now

When the music's over
But the song stays in your head

Solo

Chorus
Oh no
There's so much more that you need to work out
Oh no
You don't want that parade to leave you now

Yeah
There's so much more that you need to work out
Yeah
You don't want that parade to leave you now
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ygmantell 176 wrote on April 24 2015, 06:19 pm

The intro is a little off, though very close. the rest of the tab is just great.

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ygmantell 176 wrote on April 24 2015, 06:26 pm, edited at 06:29 pm

And the Em that is in the pre chorus, or bridge, as you called it, is actually a Em7 (pretty sure) based of the small chord tab that you have given. And the C is actually a Cadd9.

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TheVikingBard 13 wrote on July 22 2015, 06:25 am

From what I can hear it's more like:

e------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
b----3---3-------3---3---3---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|
g--0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0--0---0---0---0----0---0---0------|
d--------------------------------------------------------------2---|
a------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

At least those are the notes you're suppose to hit, I'm not completely sure about the number of repetitions as I just play it by ear, but this fits the record a whole lot better than the intro above.

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