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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Sunday, 12.09.2004
Tabbed by Peter Tuyp(peter.tuyp@wxs.nl)

Subject: Neil Young - Tell me why

Drop guitar tuning one tone

> = down stroke
< = up stroke (or pick)
t = thumb

Verse 1:
  C                               D
  t t t t > t   > t < > < t < t < t > t < > t > t < >  
|---------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2-2---2---2-2-|
|---------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3-3---3---3-3-|
|---------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2-----2---2-----2-|
|---------2-0h2-2-----------------0---------0---------|
|---0-2-3-3---------------------------0---------0-----|
|-3---------------------------------------------------|
           Sailing heartships through broken harbours

  Am7                   G
  t > t   > t > t   > < t > t   > < t > t  t
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---3-----3-3---3------|
|---1-----1---1-----1-1---0-----0-0---0------|
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0------|
|---2-0h2-2---2-0h2-2-2---0-----0-0---0----0-|
|-0---------0-------------2-0h2-2-2---2-0h2--|
|-----------------------3-3-----3-3-3-3------|
  Out on the waves in the night

  C                         D
|---0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2-2---2---2-2-|
|---1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3-3---3---3-3-|
|---0-----0-4-------2---0-----2-----2---2-----2-|
|---2-0h2-2-----------------0---------0---------|
|-3-3---------------------------0---------0-----|
|-----------------------------------------------|
     Stil the searcher must ride the dark horse

  Am7                   G
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---3-----3-3---3-------|
|---1-----1---1-----1-1---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|---2-0h2-2---2-0h2-2-2---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|-0---------0-------------2-0h2-2-2---2-0h2---|
|-----------------------3-3-----3-3-3-3-------|
  Racing along in his fright

Chorus:
  D             Am7   C G 
  t > t > < t > t   > > > > > > < > < t    
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-0-3-0-1-1-1-0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------3-|
  Tell me why

  D             Am7   C     G
  t > t > < t > t   > > > > > t > t
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-3---3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-1-1-0---0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0---0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-2-2-0---0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------------------3---3-|
  Tell me why

  Gmaj7           C               D       C       Bm      Em
  > > < > > < > < > > < > > < > < > > < > > > < > > > < > t > < t > < t > <
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
  Is it hard to make arangements with your-
                  self, when you're  
                                  old enough to
                                          repay but
                                                  young enough to
                                                          sell  

Solo 1:
          C                       D
|---------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2---2-------|
|---------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3---3-------|
|---------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2---2---2-------|
|---------2-0h2-2-----------------0-------0---------|
|---0-2-3-3---------------------------0-------3-2-0-|
|---------------------------------------------------|

  Am7               G
|-0-----0---0---------3-------------3-|
|-1-----1---1---------0-------------0-|
|-0-----0---0---------0---------0---0-|
|-2-0h2-2-0-2-----0---0-----0h2-----0-|
|-------------0h2-----2-0h2---------2-|
|-------------------3-3-----------3-3-|

Verse 2:
  C                               D   
|---------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2-2---2---2-2-|
|---------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3-3---3---3-3-|
|---------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2-----2---2-----2-|
|---------2-0h2-2-----------------0---------0---------|
|---0-2-3-3---------------------------0---------0-----|
|-3---------------------------------------------------|
           Tell me lies later,        come and see me

  Am7                   G
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---3-----3-3---3------|
|---1-----1---1-----1-1---0-----0-0---0------|
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0------|
|---2-0h2-2---2-0h2-2-2---0-----0-0---0----0-|
|-0---------0-------------2-0h2-2-2---2-0h2--|
|-----------------------3-3-----3-3-3-3------|
  All be around for a while

  C                         D
|---0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2-2---2---2-2-|
|---1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3-3---3---3-3-|
|---0-----0-4-------2---0-----2-----2---2-----2-|
|---2-0h2-2-----------------0---------0---------|
|-3-3---------------------------0---------0-----|
|-----------------------------------------------|
     I am lonely but            you can free me

  Am7                   G
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---3-----3-3---3-------|
|---1-----1---1-----1-1---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|---0-----0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|---2-0h2-2---2-0h2-2-2---0-----0-0---0-----0-|
|-0---------0-------------2-0h2-2-2---2-0h2---|
|-----------------------3-3-----3-3-3-3-------|
  All in the way that you smile

Chorus:
  D             Am7   C G     
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-0-3-0-1-1-1-0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------3-|
  Tell me why

  D             Am7   C     G
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-3---3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-1-1-0---0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0---0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-2-2-0---0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------------------3---3-|
  Tell me why

  Gmaj7           C               D       C       Bm      Em
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
  Is it hard to make arangements with your-
                  self, when you're  
                                  old enough to
                                          repay but
                                                  young enough to
                                                          sell  

Solo 2:
          C                       D
|---------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2---2-------|
|---------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3---3-------|
|---------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2---2---2-------|
|---------2-0h2-2-----------------0-------0---------|
|---0-2-3-3---------------------------0-------3-2-0-|
|---------------------------------------------------|

  Am7               G
|-0-----0---0---------3-------------3-|
|-1-----1---1---------0-------------0-|
|-0-----0---0---------0---------0---0-|
|-2-0h2-2-0-2-----0---0-----0h2-----0-|
|-------------0h2-----2-0h2---------2-|
|-------------------3-3-----------3-3-|

        C                       D     
|-------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---0h2---2-3-2-0-----|
|-------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3-----3-3-3-3-3---|
|-------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2-----2-2-2-2-2---|
|-------2-0h2-2-----------------0---------0---------|
|---2h3-3-----------------------------0-----------0-|
|---------------------------------------------------|

  Am7               G          
|-0-----0---0-----0---3-------------3-|
|-1-----1---1-----1---0-------------0-|
|-0-----0---0-----0---0---------0---0-|
|-2-0h2-2---2-0h2-2---0-----0h2-----0-|
|---------0-----------2-0h2---------2-|
|-------------------3-3-----------3-3-|

Chorus:
  D             Am7   C G     
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-0-3-0-1-1-1-0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------3-|
  Tell me why

  D             Am7   C     G
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-3---3---|
|---3---3-3---3-----1-1-1-1-0---0---|
|---2---2-2---2-----0-0-0-0-0---0---|
|-0-------------0h2-2-2-2-2-0---0---|
|-----0-----0---------3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------------------3---3-|
  Tell me why

  Gmaj7           C               D       C       Bm      Em
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4---0-0---0-0---0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
  Is it hard to make arangements with your-
                  self, when you're  
                                  old enough to
                                          repay but
                                                  young enough to
                                                          sell  

Outro:
          C                       D
|---------0-----0---0-0-0---0---0---2---2---2-------|
|---------1-----1---1-1-1---1---1---3---3---3-------|
|---------0-----0-4-------2---0-----2---2---2-------|
|---------2-0h2-2-----------------0-------0---------|
|---0-2-3-3---------------------------0-------3-2-0-|
|---------------------------------------------------|

  Am7               G
|-0-----0---0-------------------------3-|
|-1-----1---1-------------------------0-|
|-0-----0---0---------------------0---0-|
|-2-0h2-2-0-2-----0-------0h2-2h4-----0-|
|-------------0h2-----0h2-------------2-|
|-------------------3---------------3-3-|
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BrendanCarrRR wrote on February 27 2007, 02:00 am

very very good tab

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tinytuned wrote on January 2 2008, 03:18 pm

agreed.. this is an excellent tab-job . :)

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tte_ripley wrote on February 4 2011, 11:48 pm

thanks sounds beautifull and helped me improve a lot with this song i love

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