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Careless Whisper Tab

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D A D G B E
~Careless Whisper~
                                       ~Seether~

Tuning~Drop D

For the VERY beginning, just play random harmonics around the 4th fret.
I doubt that's what they do, but I'm sure it will sound fine.


[Main Riff] x2

E|--12-------12-------8--------8--------6-----------------------------------|
B|--15br-----15br-----11br-----11br-----9br-6-------------------------------|
G|------14-------14-------10-7----10-7-------7-------------9-10-12-14-------|
D|--------15-------15-------------------------8--7-8-10-12------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] x2

   "I feel so unsure..."
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2---2-----------5----------------------------10---9---------------------|
D|--0---0--0----5-----8-7-5-8----10--8---7---7---7----7---------------------|
A|--0-----------5-----------8----8----8--7-----7----------------------------|
D|--0--0--0--0--5--5--------8--8----8----7--7-------7----7------------------|

   "As the music dies..."
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------0-0h2---0h2p0-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-2-3---------------0---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

     "I'm never gonna dance..."                                     "You-u"
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-----------------------------------3-----------------------------------|
G|--2-----------------------------------2-----------------------------------|
D|--0-----5----5-7--8--10-8---7----0-3--0-----5----5-7--8--10-8---7---3--2--|
A|--0-----5----5-7--8--8--8---7----0-3--0-----5----5-7--8--8--8---7---3--2--|
D|--0-----5----5-7--8--8--8---7----0-3--0-----5----5-7--8--8--8---7---3--2--|
             pm                  pm

Before second verse

E|---------------------------------12-13--12-9--15--17----------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--9-10-9--10-3---10-9--10-12--9--10--9--7--12--14----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--7-8--7--8--1---8--7--8--10-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]
[Chorus]
[Main riff]

[Bridge] x2

 "Tonight the music..."                               | Only play 1st time
E|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
D|--0--2-3--5-3-5--5--5-5-3-5--5-7--8-10-8--8--8-8-10-8|-7-5-7--7--7-7-5-7--3|
A|--0--2-3--5-3-5--5--5-5-3-5--5-7--8-10-8--8--8-8-10-8|-7-5-7--7--7-7-5-7--3|
D|--0--2-3--5-3-5--5--5-5-3-5--5-7--8-10-8--8--8-8-10-8|-7-5-7--7--7-7-5-7--3|
                 pm---|      pm           pm---|              pm---|

                       "Please..."
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2--3b---------------------------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0--3b---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------3b---------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]
Main riff

Okay, I can't tell you how many times I must have listened
to this part to figure out what he's doing. It sounds 
pretty close, but
I'm not 100% sure. I'm sorry if you learn 
this and then later meet the dude who wrote it 
and he tells you that it's wrong. My bad...


E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------10-11-13-13b-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------9-10-12-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-8-10------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-8-10------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    pm-----------------|

      2x                                                     |only 1st time
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
G|--7/9\7--7/9\7---7/9\7--7/9/10-10--7/9\7--7/9\7-6---14--12-|-10--7---------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
A|--5/7\5--5/7\5---5/7\5--5/7/8--8---5/7\5--5/7\5-4---12--10-|-8---5---------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|---------------|


Alright, now the outro solo thing everyone wants to learn but know one tabs...until now.


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------10v------------10-12-10-12-13-14v--12-10--10br-|
D|-------10-12---------10--------12-10-12---------------------------12-----|
A|--10/12------10h12------12-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----10----10--------10----------10-----------15b-------10-----------------|
B|------------13p10-----13p10-13b----13p10-13b-15b--15br---13p10------------|
G|--12b--12--------12b-------------------------------------------12br-10----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You...are...DONE!
  

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| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| pm  Palm mute 
| v   Vibrato

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Flexus13 98 Sep 09, 2012 10:27 AM

The studio version of that song is definitely played with doublestops at the beginning. All other tabs did not consider that. 5 stars, dude!

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roddy1977 20 Jun 21, 2015 11:04 AM

Dead right Flexus13 - or unison bends, whatever you want to call them! Also the fast guitar run near the end is also tabbed perfectly, great stuff! :-)

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Kloudus 10 Aug 05, 2016 05:42 PM

Hey I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of effects they use for this song. Kind of new to guitar but I got the song down just want to play it for my sister( who loves the song) and want to make sure it sounds close if not spot on! And thank you so much for this tab its Great!

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