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Tonic - "My Old Man"
From "Lemon Parade" Album
Standard, Capo 1st fret for Acoustic and 2 Electric Guitar parts
tabbed by jjhand

Very soft smooth song by Emerson Hart, let strings ring throughout. Please Rate or Comment. 


Intro - Rhythm Acoustic
    Db         Gb                Db_maj7                  
 f|----------------------------|--------------0-----------|-------------------------|
 C|----------------------------|------0---0-----0---0-----|----0------------0---0---|
Ab|-------9-----------2-2---0--|----------0-------0-------|-------------------2---0-|
Eb|----------------------------|--------2-2-------2-------|-------------------------|
Bb|----10-----------3-----3----|-3------------------------|-----------0---3---------|
 F|-8-------8\-1---------------|-3----------------------3/|/8------8\-1-------------|

  |-----------------------------|
  |------0---------0-----0------|
  |------------0-----0-----0----|
  |-2----------2-------2--------|
  |-3-------3-------------------|
  |-3------------------------3/-|



Verse - Play Similarly 8x, some small changes occur

 f|---------------------------|------------0-------------|
 C|-------0----------0---0----|--------0-----0----0------|
Ab|--------------------2---0--|--------0--------0---0----|
Eb|------------------------0--|--------2-----------------|
Bb|-------------(0)--------0--|-3------------------------|
 F|-/8------8\---1------------|-3----3----------------3/-|
     (0) note is not always played

Lyrics:  

"Me and my old man
Don't see eye to eye
We take our walks outside
Underneath the birch trees
He said I think it's gonna freeze this year
I said I gotta get away from here
Me and my old man
Me and my old man"




Chorus 1 - Acoustic, with Distorted Electric playing similar strums
     Ab_m                                                Db_add2
 f|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|-----------------|
 C|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----3--|-----3--3--3--3--|
Ab|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----5--|-----5--5--5--5--|
Eb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----5--|-----5--5--5--5--|
Bb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----3--|-----3--3--3--3--|
 F|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|-----------------|
   "Should have been enough to know That you'd let us all down"



 f|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|----------------|
 C|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----3--|-(3)------------|
Ab|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----5--|-(5)------------|
Eb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----5--|-(5)------------|
Bb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----3--|-(3)------------|
 F|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|----------------|
   "Could have been enough to try Without making a sound"


Chorus 1 Ending - Acoustic (Electric 1 plays chords)
|--3----3-----3-------------|------------3------3--3-----|-3----3-----3--------|-
|-v3----3---3---3----3--3---|---3--3---3----3------------|-3----3---3---3---3--|-
|--3----3---------3-----5---|------5----------5------3-3-|-3----3---------3-5--|-
|-----------------------5---|------5---------------------|------------------5--|-
|---------------------------|----------------------------|------------------3--|-
|---------------------------|----------------------------|------------------#--|-
| 'v' is arpeggio upward.  Hold last chord noted by #
|
| Overdub Electric 2 (w/ slide) - Slides are done slowly
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------2/____/5----|-(5)-------------------------|-------------2/___/5--|
|--------------2/____/5----|-(5)-------------------------|-------------2/___/5--|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|

"It's all part of the plan my dear ..."




Play Verse again with Electric adding this:
 f|-----------|--------------|----------|---0--------|-----------|--------------|
 C|-----------|---------0----|----------|-----0------|-----------|--0---------0-|
Ab|---rest----|-------0------|--rest----|-------0*---|--rest-----|--0-------0---|
Eb|-----------|-----2--------|----------|------------|-----------|-^2-----2-----|
Bb|-----------|--------------|----------|------------|-----------|--3-----------|
 F|-----------|--------------|----------|------------|-----------|--------------|
   * Note is heard faintly, ^ means arpeggiate chord down

 rest one bar, then play:
 |---------------|-------------|-----------------|----------|---------------|
 |----0----------|-------------|-----------0-----|--------0-|-----------0---|
 |--0---0--------|--rest-------|-------0-------0-|--------0-|-------0-----0-|
 |-^2-----2------|-------------|-----2-----------|-------^2-|---------2-----|
 |--3------------|-------------|-3---------------|--------3-|---------------|
 |---------------|-------------|-----------------|----------|---------------|
 
 |------------|------------|-----------|----------------|
 |------------|-----0------|-----------|------0---------|
 |--rest------|--0----0----|--rest-----|----0-------0---|
 |------------|-^2------2--|-----------|--------2-------|
 |------------|--3---------|-----------|----------------|
 |------------|------------|-----------|----------------|

Second Verse Lyrics:
"So we walked along the mending walls
Laid beneath the tortured talls
And we sang a song of newfound cheer
Laughed at the passing years
Yeah we talked about things to come
Talked about the battles won
He said I think it's gonna freeze this year
I said I gotta get away from here"



Chorus 2

 f|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|-----------------|
 C|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----3--|-----3--3--3--3--|
Ab|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----5--|-----5--5--5--5--|
Eb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----5--|-----5--5--5--5--|
Bb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----3--|-----3--3--3--3--|
 F|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|-----------------|
   "Should have been enough to know That you'd let us all down"



 f|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3---v5--|
 C|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----5--|
Ab|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----6--|
Eb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----5--|
Bb|--5----5---5-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----7--|
 F|--3----3---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-3-3----5--|
   "Could have been enough to try, Could have been enough to try"


     Bb7                       Bb7sus4
 f|-(5)----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
 C|-(5)----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---------5----|
Ab|-(6)----6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7-6-7-6------6-|
Eb|-(5)----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
Bb|-(7)----7---7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7--------------|
 F|-(5)----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
  |
  | Distorted Electric (w/ heavy Chorus)
 f|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 C|------------5-----------------|---------5----------------------|
Ab|----------------6-----------7-|-------------------6b7r6--------|
Eb|--------5---------------------|-----5---------------------5----|
Bb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 F|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
      "I'm such a fool ..."


cont
    Acoustic
 f|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
 C|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---------5----|
Ab|-6----6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7-6-7-6------6-|
Eb|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
Bb|-7----7---7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7--------------|
 F|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------------|
  |
  | Electric 
 f|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 C|------------5-----------------|--------------5-----------------|
Ab|----------------6-----------7-|-------------------6b7r6--------|
Eb|--------5---------------------|---------5-----------------5----|
Bb|--7---------------------------|---7----------------------------|
 F|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
     "Spent my life waiting for you ..."


    Acoustic
 f|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---5----|
 C|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---5----|
Ab|-6----6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7---7----|
Eb|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---5----|
Bb|-7----7---7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7---7----|
 F|-5----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----5-|---5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---5----|
  |
  | Electric 
 f|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
 C|------------5---------------|----5---------------------5-----|
Ab|----------------6---------7-|-----------7-------7b8r7--------|
Eb|--------5-------------------|--------5-----------------------|
Bb|--7-------------------------|--------------------------------|
 F|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
    "Through these trees I see            With my father's eyes "


  End Chorus 2:
          Eb                      Ebmaj7
 f|----------------------------|--2-------------------------|
 C|-------3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---|--2-------------------------|
Ab|-------2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2---|--2-------------------------|
Eb|-------0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0---|--0-------------------------|
Bb|-(0)------------------------|--0-------------------------|
 F|----------------------------|----------------------------|
    () is Electric                * both guitars
    
   "I realize the weight"




Bridge - Second Acoustic  play 3x

    Ab         Gb         Db
 f|-------7\5--------5\-|-------0---------------|
 C|----8----------6-----|----1------------5b6r5-|
Ab|-7----------5--------|-0---------------------|
Eb|---------------------|-----------------------|
Bb|---------------------|-----------------------|
 F|---------------------|-----------------------|
Distorted Electric (Chorus on) plays chords indicated



During Bridge, Rhythm Acoustic plays
 f|--------------------------|-----------------0-------0-----------|
 C|-----------------------0--|-------------------1-------1---1---0-|
Ab|-------0--0---------0-----|-0---------0--0--------0-------------|
Eb|--------------------------|-2---------2---------2-----------2---|
Bb|--------------------------|-3---------3-------------------------|
 F|-3------------1-----------|-------------------------------------|

 f|--------------------------|-----------------0-----0-----0------|
 C|-------0---------------0--|-------------------1-----1-------0--|
Ab|----------0---------0-----|-0---------0--0------0-----0--------|
Eb|--------------------------|-2---------2------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|-3---------3------------------------|
 F|-3------------1-----------|------------------------------------|

 f|----------------------0----|------------------------------------|
 C|-------0--------0---0----0-|-0h1--1-1-1--1-----1--1--1--1---0-0-|
Ab|----------0-------0--------|-0----0-0-0--0-----0--0--0--0---0-0-|
Eb|---------------------------|-2----2-2-2--2-----2--2--2--2---0-0-|
Bb|---------------------------|-3----3-3-3--3-----3--3--3--3---0-0-|
 F|-3------------1------------|------------------------------------|



Play Chorus 1 again, with Chorus ending playing 2x


Reprise of Bridge (4:49)- 2 Acoustics overlapping:
 f|-------------------------|------0--------0-----0----0----|
 C|-------------------0-----|-0h1------1------1-1---1--1-0--|
Ab|-------0--0----------0-0-|-0--------0--------0-----------|
Eb|----0--------------------|-0h2----0-2--------------------|
Bb|-----------------2-------|-------------------------------|
 F|-3-----------1-----------|-------------------------------|

 f|-------------------0-----|------0--------0-----0----0------|
 C|-------------------0-0---|-0h1------1------1-1---1----1-0--|
Ab|-------0--0------------0-|-0--------0--------0-----0----0--|
Eb|----0--------------------|-0h2----0-2----------------------|
Bb|-----------------2-------|---------------------------------|
 F|-3-----------1-----------|---------------------------------|


Continue playing Bridge Chords on Rhythm Acoustic during Solo

Guitar Solo (Distorted Electric at 5:03):
 f|--------------------|--------------------------------|
 C|--------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------|--------------------------------|
 F|-0-2.6NH----5\--0---|-3---3-5b6r5--3--1----3-5b6r5-3-|

|--------------------------|--------------------------7-8-----|
|--------------------------|---8--------8~--8---6---5-----5-8-|
|------------------4----/7-|-7----10b12-------0---0-----------|
|-5~--5-7-5---5-5~---5-----|-5----------------0---0-----------|
|-----------7--------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------|
|-8~--8-8\--------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------3-6-3-0-5b6r5-3---|




At 5:20, Acoustic 2 returns for Outro:

   Acoustic 2
 f|-7-------------------|--------------7b8r7~--|-7-----------------|
 C|---8---------------8-|----------------------|---8-------------8-|
Ab|-----7---------------|----------------------|-----7-------------|
Eb|---------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
Bb|---------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
 F|---------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
  |
  |Dist. Electric
 f|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------------|
 C|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------------|
Ab|--rest---------------|----------------------|-----------------------------|
Eb|---------------------|----5---5-5~---5-5\---|---------------------------5-|
Bb|---------------------|------7---------------|-----------------------------|
 F|---------------------|----------------------|-3--3-5b6r5-3-1--0-5b6r5-3---|

   Acoustic 2 
 f|-7---------------7b8r7~-|-----------------------------|---7---------------|
 C|---8--------------------|------------------------6/8--|-----8--------8----|
Ab|-----7------------------|-----------------------------|-------7-----------|
Eb|------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------|
Bb|------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------|
 F|------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------|
  |
  |Dist. Electric
 f|------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------|
 C|------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------|
Ab|------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------|
Eb|-(5)-----------5-5~-x-x-|---------------------------5-|-(5)--5-----5-5~----|
Bb|--------5-5-/7------x-x-|-----------------------------|--------5/7---------|
 F|------------------------|-3--3-5b6r5-3-1--0-5b6r5-3---|------------------0-|

Continue with fadeout similarly



Key:
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| b   bend note, increase pitch as shown 
| r   release bend
| ~   vibrato
| NH  natural harmonic
| x   Mute note
| ()  held notes from previous bar, or a second guitar part when indicated

            
            
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JimBonJovi 830 Jul 12, 2009 12:53 PM

One of my favorites and it has been tabbed as good as it could ever be.

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