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                             BETTER THINGS - The Swellers
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Tabbed by: rockett97
Email: rockett97@hotmail.com

This is not 100% how the Swellers play it on the record, but I found this to sound 
especially nice on acoustic guitar,
just to play/sing along to the track.

Tuning: Standard (eBGDAE) with Capo on 1st fret

All chords relative to capo!

Intro
(for the main riff, you could also just not play the open G string.
It sounds somewhat the same but I found it to sound nicer with the open string,
gives a thicker sound)

e|------------x-x-x---------------|
B|------------x-x-x---------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---| (x4)
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|

Verse

"I'm on my way to better things"
e|------------x-x-x---------------|
B|------------x-x-x---------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---| (x4)
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|

"your definition states that they're not here"
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-12-|
D|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-11-|
A|-3--3--35-33--3-33/7--7--77-9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------|
B|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x---------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-3-3-3-3-x-x-x-3-0-3-0-|

"I'm on my way to bigger things"
e|------------x-x-x---------------|
B|------------x-x-x---------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---| (x4)
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|

"I guess you wouldn't know since you're not here"
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-12-|
D|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-11-|
A|-3--3--35-33--3-33/7--7--77-9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------------|
B|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x---------------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-3-3-3-3-x-x-x-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

Pre-Chorus

"It's not the friends you thought you had, or your location on a map"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-11--------------------------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-44----------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-4-4-4-44-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-3-3-3-33-2-2-2-22-|

"It's what you feel in here"
e|--------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-1-|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-|

Chorus

"I'm on my way to better things"
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555--------------------| (x2)
D|-------5--5--55-55--555-7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555-2--2--22-0000--000-|
A|-------5--5--55-55--555-5--5--55-55--555-3--3--33-33-333-2--2--22-0000--000-|
E|-(15\)-3--3--33-33--333----------------------------------0--0--00-2222--222-|


e|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------|
B|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x---------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-3-3-3-3-x-x-x-3-0-3-0-|

Verse

"If I stay around, I can feel alright"
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0\-| (x4)
D|-x-x-x-x-x\-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2\-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3\-|

"But I know there's something else out there for me"
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-12-|
D|-5--5--55-55--5-55/9--9--99-11-11-11-11-11-|
A|-3--3--35-33--3-33/7--7--77-9--9--9--9--9--|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------------|
B|------------x-x-x-------------------------x-x-x---------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x---------------|
D|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2--x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3--x-x-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-3-3-3-3-x-x-x-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

Pre-chorus

"It's not the friends you thought you had, or your location on a map"
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-11--------------------------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-44----------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-4-4-4-44-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-55-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-3-3-3-33-2-2-2-22-|

"It's what you feel in here"
e|--------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-1-|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-00-0-|

Chorus

I'm on my way to better things"
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555--------------------| (x2)
D|-5--5--55-55--555-7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555-2--2--22-0000--000-|
A|-5--5--55-55--555-5--5--55-55--555-3--3--33-33-333-2--2--22-0000--000-|
E|-3--3--33-33--333----------------------------------0--0--00-2222--222-|

Bridge

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|---------------------------------|

(Lead Guitar Solo starts, for solo tab, scroll down)

e|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000--5--5--5-5--5-5--555-------------------------------------------|
G|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000--5--5--5-5--5-5--555--4--4--4-4--4-4--444--7--7--7-7--7-7--777-|
D|-2--2--2-2--2-2--222--5--5--5-5--5-5--555--5--5--5-5--5-5--555--7--7--7-7--7-7--777-|
A|-2--2--2-2--2-2--222--3--3--3-3--3-3--333--2--2--2-2--2-2--222--5--5--5-5--5-5--555-|
E|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000------------------|
B|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000------------------|
G|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
D|-2--2--2-2--2-2--222--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-2--2--2-2--2-2--222--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E|-0--0--0-0--0-0--000------------------|

"Home is where you make it.."
e|----------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
B|-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-(let ring)-|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"I'm on my way to better things"
e|--------------------|
B|-----------5--------|
G|-7---------5-(ring)-|
D|-7-(ring)--5--------|
A|-5---------3--------|
E|--------------------|

"It's not the first time, not the last time"
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|--------------5--5-5--5--5-|
D|-2--2-2--2--2-5--5-5--5--5-|
A|-2--2-2--2--2-3--3-3--3--3-|
E|-0--0-0--0--0--------------|

Final Chorus

"I'm on my way to better things"
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555--------------------| (x2)
D|-5--5--55-55--555-7--7--77-77--777-5--5--55-55-555-2--2--22-0000--000-|
A|-5--5--55-55--555-5--5--55-55--555-3--3--33-33-333-2--2--22-0000--000-|
E|-3--3--33-33--333----------------------------------0--0--00-2222--222-|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------7--7--77-77--777-5------------|
D|-5--5--55-55--555-7--7--77-77--777-5-(let ring)-|
A|-5--5--55-55--555-5--5--55-55--555-3------------|
E|-3--3--33-33--333-------------------------------|

-----------------------
Lead Guitar Solo

e|---------------7---------------7---7h8--------------10---10-8-7----------------|
B|-8-------8--10---10-8-7--8--10---------10---8--7--8-------------10-8--10-8/12\-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-9------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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| \   slide down
| x   Mute note

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