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Open G tuning - DGDGBD                                     RATE AND COMMENT

Because tuning is in drop G, chords are now like this:

Excamples

   C   D   Em  G  F     G  - This G sounds better in the chorus, use it
D|-5---7--(2)-----8-----5---|
B|-5---7--(0)-----8-----3---|
G|-0---x--(0)-----x-----0---|
D|-5---7---2---5--10----0---|
G|-5---7---4---7--10----4---|
D|-x---x---2---5--x-----5---|


Its easy to figure out / get the hang of but its worth experimenting around with 
your barre chord knowledge because it can be a tricky tab ... It might look 
complex but, seriously, its not =)




INTRO  x2 (Can fingerpick)

                            1st time                         2nd time
D|-9--10-7---12-10-9------------------/--9--10-7---12-10-9--------------|
B|-12-13-10--15-13-12-8-7--3h5-p3-3~--/--12-13-10--15-13-12-8-7--3h5~---|
G|-0--0--0---0--0--0--0-0--0------0~--/--0--0--0---0--0--0--0-0--0(0)---|
D|------------------------------------/---------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------/---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------/---------------------------------|



VERSE 1 (fingerpick!!) (Can use the notes in brackets instead or at the  
                        same time)

"Close your eyes..."
"... long goodbye ..."
                                           
D|--9------10-----7------(12)(10)-(9)-----------------------|(2nd time,
B|-(12)---(13)---(10)-----15--13---12-8---7----3h5---5------|repeat the 
G|------0------0------0-----------------0---0------0---0----|"5 0" bit
D|----------------------------------------------------------|FOUR times)
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|then...



"There's 
   so much left to say..."
   
   Em       D       C   C D E   C     (C) Can hear this just befor 2nd   
                                                           progression
D|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------13---|
B|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------13---|
G|-x--------x-------0---0-x-x---0------x----|
D|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------15---|
G|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------15---|
D|-x--------x-------x---x-x-x---x------x----|
   (Strum - listen for the pattern)


"Before this
  moment  slips   away" 

   Em       D       A

D|-9--------7-------7~------|
B|-9--------7-------7~------|
G|-x--------x-------x-------|
D|-9--------7-------7~------|
G|-9--------7-------9~------|
D|-x--------x-------7~------|



CHORUS (chords)

         C        G            Em                        C
What a Wonderful Life, For as long as you've been at my side,
         C         G             D
And I want you to know, I loved you so ...



VERSE 2

D|--9----10------7-------12---10---9---------------------------| 
B|-(12)--(13)---(10)----(15)-(13)-(12)---8---7----3h5---5------|
G|------0-----0------0---------------------0---0------0---0----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|  x2


"And
  soon you will, be gone

   Em       D       C   C D E   C      (C)
 
D|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------13---|
B|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------13---|
G|-x--------x-------0---0-x-x---0------x----|
D|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------15---|
G|-9--------7-------5---5-7-9---5------15---|
D|-x--------x-------x---x-x-x---x------x----|


"But these
  words they will live on ... "

   Em         D        A

D|-9----------7--------7~------|
B|-9----------7--------7~------|
G|-x----------x--------x-------|
D|-9----------7--------7~------|
G|-9----------7--------9~------|
D|-x----------x--------7~------|



CHORUS (chords)

         C        G            Em                        C
What a Wonderful Life, For as long as you've been at my side,
         C         G                  D
And I want you to know, I'll miss you so,
                C               G            Em                   C
And though our days come to an end, no I'll never love like this again,
         C        G         D
What a Wonderful Life, my friend


BIG PICKSLIDE BEFORE BRIDGE


BRIDGE

   Em   F#      G  G A B   C#  Em  C    C  B  E
D|--------------------------------------------------|Listen for timings
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2/4--2/4/5--5-7-9---11--14--10---------9-----|
G|-4---4/6--4/6/7--7-9-11--13--16--12---12-11-9-----|
D|-2-0h2/4--2/4/5--5-7-9---11--14--10---10-9--------| x2


BRIDGE VERSE (listen for chord pattern)

       "All that I am you let me be, I will remember ..."

     F              Em           G            D

D|---8--------------9------------10-----------7-----| 
B|---8--------------9------------10-----------7-----|
G|---x--------------x------------x------------x-----|
D|---10-------------9------------12-----------7-----|
G|---10-------------9------------12-----------7-----|
D|---x--------------x------------x------------x-----|


"... you  
...     for all that you've done, and give to me  ....

     F                        Em              G

D|---8------------------------9------------------------------------| 
B|---8------------------------9------------------------------------|
G|---x------------------------x------------------------------------|
D|---10-----------------------9---------------5--------------------|
G|---10-----------------------9---------------7--7/9/11-12-11-9-7--|
D|---x------------------------x---------------5--5/7/9--10-9--7-5--|
                                                 as he sings "meeeee"



"Love will remain" ....

     F              Em           G            D

D|---8--------------9------------10-----------7-----| 
B|---8--------------9------------10-----------7-----|
G|---x--------------x------------x------------x-----|
D|---10-------------9------------12-----------7-----|
G|---10-------------9------------12-----------7-----|
D|---x--------------x------------x------------x-----|


        "Because of you, now I believe ..."

     F              Em           D  (eep it going until clean chorus)

D|---8--------------9------------7-----| 
B|---8--------------9------------7-----|
G|---x--------------x------------x-----|
D|---10-------------9------------7-----|
G|---10-------------9------------7-----|
D|---x--------------x------------x-----|




CHORUS (clean)

        C        G            Em                        C
What a Wonderful Life, For as long as you've been at my side,
         C         G             D
And I want you to know, I loved you so ...


D|----------| (This harmonic rings
B|----------|  at the end of this
G|----5*----|  chorus)
D|----------| 
G|----------|
D|----------|


- Distortion! -


         C        G            Em                        C
What a Wonderful Life, For as long as you've been at my side,
         C         G                  D
And I want you to know, I'll miss you so,
                C               G            Em                   C
And though our days come to an end, no I'll never love like this again ...



OUTRO - (just like the BRIDGE)

                 Em  F# G   G    A  B   C#   E C 
What a Wonderful Life     a Won-der-ful Life ...
(C B E)          Em  F# G   G    A  B   C#   E C   
What a Wonderful Life     a Won-der-ful Life ...

                              (still same as brige)     (probably not
                                                        exact chord places)
                                                           
C  B   A    Em        F#                G             G     A B C#    E C
   And with one last embrace, as the tears fall like rain - you're gone
C  B   E    Em           F#         G             G    A B    C#  E C   
   And with one last goodbye as you fade out tonight - you're gone

            
            
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jjhand 19,283 Dec 20, 2010 06:45 AM

I don't agree with your chords. I've played several songs in open G and the chords are barred across every string, not played staggered by 2 frets each time. For example, G major is played with the higher 5 strings open (G,D,G,B, and D), C major with thoe strings barred at the 5th fret.

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sepultura71 836 Dec 20, 2010 12:09 PM

Fair enough if u dont agree :)
I was working with what I saw on a Watch Over You tab lol

and by the look of some videos, they play it in standard - which (come to think of it) would have been far easier to tab! lmao

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