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STAIND
IT'S BEEN A WHILE

This tab by Meelis Saard
I think that this is very correct.
my e-mail is m_saard@hotmail.com

(Note: my third string H is on standard tune bass A-2, that might help)

INTRO
E |----------------------|
H |------------7---------|
F#|-------5---------7----|
C#|--7-------------------| Repeat

Verse 1 (It's been a while...)
E |-----------------------------------|
H |-----------------7--7--------------|
F#|---------5--5------------7--7--7/9-|
C#|-7--7------------------------------| x2

E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |----------------------7--7---7-------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------5--5---5----------7-7--7--7-7-7-------------5--5-------------5-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-|
C#|-7--7--5-7-5---------------------------------7--7--5-7-5--------7-5--5--7------------------|

Chorus 1
E |-------------------------------------------|
H |-------------------------------------------|
F#|---------5--5-5---------------7-7--7-7-7-7-|
C#|-7--7-7----------5--5-5--5-5---------------| x4

Verse 2
E |------------------------------------------------|
H |------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------5--5---5---------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#|-7--7--5-7-5----------5--5--7-------------------| x2

E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------5--5--5-----------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------5--5--5-5---------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#|-7--7--5-7-5---------7-5--5--7-------------------7--7--5-7-5-----------7-5--5-5--5-7-------------------|

Chorus 2
E |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H |-------------------------------------------------------------------7--7-7-5-7-----------------
F#|----------5--5-5----------------7-7--7-7-7-7------------5--5-5---5------------5--7-7--7-5-7-5-
C#|-7--7-7------------5--5-5--5-5---------------7--7-7---7---------------------------------------

E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
H -------------------------------------------------------------------7--7-7--7-7------------------|
F#----------5--5-5----------------7-7--7-7-7-7------------5--5-5---5--------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#-7--7-7------------5--5-5--5-5---------------7--7-7---7-----------------------------------------|

No Name 
(something like this)
E |----------------------------------------------------|
H |----------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------7-7-7--7-7-7-------------------------|
C#|-5---5-5-5--5---------------7--5-6-7--7---\3--2-3-4-| x4

Verse 3 (It's been a while...)
E |---------------------------------------
H |---------7-------------------7---------
F#|----5---------7---------5---------7----
C#|-------------------7-------------------
	(It's been a while...)
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
H -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#-----------5--5---5----------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------5---5-5---5-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#-7---5-7-5----------5--5---5-----------------7--7--5-7-5-------------5---5-5-5-5-----------------|

Chorus 3
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F#|---------5--5-5---------------7-7--7-7-7-7---------5--5-5-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
C#|-7--7-7----------5--5-5--5-5---------------7--7-7----------5--5--5------------------

E |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |----------------------------------------------------------7--7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
F#|---------5--5-5--------------7-7--7-7-7-7---------5--5-5------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#|-7--7-7---------5--5-5--5-5---------------7--7-7------------------------------------------|

Verse 4 (It's been a while..)
E |------------------------------------|
H |-----------7-------------------7----|
F#|------5---------7---------5---------|
C#|-7-------------------7--------------|

Thanx.


========================================================

Staind
It's Been Awhile
Album: Break the Cycle


I know.. this isn't a 100% how it goes 
but if you like to try to play this.. be my guest.
I don't know much about music theory so this maybe isn't best way to play.


Intro
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|------------9---------|
E|--4----7---------9----| Repeat


Verse 1

G|----------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------2--2--------4--4--4/6----------2--2---2-------44-4--4/6-
E|--4--4--------2--2------------4--4---4----------2--2------------

G---------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------
A-------------2--2--4-2-----------4-4--4--4-4-
E-4---4-2-4-2-----------2--2--4-2-------------

G----------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------|
A-------------2--2--2------------4444-44-|
E-4--4--2-4-2---------4-2--2--2----------|


Chorus 1

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------2--2-2--2-4--4-4--4-4-22-2222-|
E|-4--4-4--4-------------------------------| x2

G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------2--2-2--2-4--4-4--4-4-22-2222-|
E|-4--4-4--2-4-------------------------------| x2


Verse 2

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-------------2--2--2-2-------------4444-442-------------2--2--2-4-2-
E|-4---4-2-4-3-----------4-2--2--2-2----------4--4--2-4-3-------------

G------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------
A----------2-4444-44------------2--2----2-4-----------2-4444-
E-2--2--2-4---------4--4--3-2-4-------4-----2--2--2-4--------

G----------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------6-4--44-44---------|
A-4-2-------------2--2--2-4------------4444-44-|
E-----4--4--2-4-2------------------------------|


Chorus 2

G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-----------2--2-2--2-4--4-4--4-4-\22222222-|
E|-4--4-4--4---------------------------------| x4


Right after Chorus 2
                             
G|---------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------
A|---------------4444-442----------------------------
E|-2--2-1-2--1/4---------4--1-2-4--2-4--1-3--2-0-0-1-

G-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------
A-----------------4444-442----------------------------
E-2--2-2-2--2-2/4---------4--1-2-4--2-4--2/7-9--7-9-0-

G------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------4444-442----------------11--9--------
E-2--2-2-2--2-2/4---------4--1-2-4--7-9-0-------10-9-0-

G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A-----------------4444-442---|
E-2--2-2-2--2-2/4---------4--|


Before Verse 3

G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-----------4-----------9-------|
E|---7---2-------4---7-------9---|


Verse 3

G|----------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------
A|-------------2--2---4---------2-4444-44-
E|-4--4--2-4-2----------2--2--4-----------

G---------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------|
A------------2--2-2--2-2--------------4444-44-|
E-4--4--4-2-3-------------2--2-2--2-22--------|


Chorus 3

G|-------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------
A|-2---------2--2-2--2-4--4-4--4-4-\22222222-
E|---4--4-4----------------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------2--2-2---4--4--4--22222222--------2--2-2--4--4-4--4-4-22222222-
E-4--4-4--4---------------------------4--4-4-------------------------------

G----------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------|
A---------2--2-2--4--2---4-4--22222222---|
E-4--4-4---------------2--------------4--|

That's it.. I hope you're satisfied.
Please e-mail me for any comment or correction (m_saard@hotmail.com)
Thank You===========
     Artist: Staind
     Song:Its Been awhile
     Album:Break The Cycle        Intro
        G-----------------------
        D-----------------------
        A-22-----44-------------
        E----22------44---------


        Verse
        G-----------------------
        D-----------------------
        A--------2-2-------4-4--
        E-4-444------2-222------

         (the verse is all about timing)


        Chorus
        G------------------------
        D------------------------ 
        A--------222--44424------
        E-44-2-4-----------------
   

        The end of the song is the same as the intro and the bridge 
        in the middle of the song. But if you have heard it before you 
        should learn the song in about ten minutes. Its easy.


        If you have any corrections E-mail me at rlcj@bellsouth.net

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birddog165 21 Nov 18, 2009 04:55 AM

You can't tune to E, H, F#, and C#. Sorry.
This whole page is very confusing, it seems like you wrote the song out 3 times.

Good effort though

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