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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Title:  Alone (Acoustic) 

Artist: Ben Harper 

Okay, here is the correct way to play this song. Lots of version, with parts close
but, no one got the chorus right. And what the heck, while at it, I threw in the 
chords too. On acoustic, if playing solo, you can play these chords instead of just 
hitting 1 note at a time. It sounds great. When playing Alone alone, I use just notes
for Intro, Pre-Chorus, and Post Chorus riffs. In the Verse and Chorus I use the 
chords. For those, follow the tabs and hit the bassnote on the E string then strum 
down-up-down-up's as indicated on strings A, D, and G - following the A string lead
below. It should be easy enough to figure out. Enjoy/comment/rate! 

Tuning: Recommend D Tuning (one whole step down) 
        * However, I'm displaying/listing in std tuning for simplification

Chords:  
A/E    = 0-12--x-14--x-x
G/E    = 0-10--x-12--x-x
F#/E   = 0--9--x-11--x-x
E/E    = 0--7--x--9--x-x
C      = 8-10-10-(9)-x-x
B      = 7--9--9-(8)-x-x
A      = 5--7--7-(6)-x-x
Gmmaj7 = 3--x--4-(3)-x-x * 
G      = 3--5--5-(4)-x-x * 

* On chorus Gmmaj7, if strumming chords, it is actually a G (355xxx) on the bass
note beat (4th) and then a Gmmaj7 on the quick up-downs. If picking notes, it is
easier to just fret the Gmmaj7. I will list over lyrics as Gmmaj7 only because that
original song is not strummed.        

**************************

Section Breakdowns:
 
INTRO: 
    A/E         G/E         F#/E        G/E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------| 
A|---12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10---9-9-9-9---10-10-10-10-|
E|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0------------|
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &

    C                       B
e|---------------------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------------------------:|| (repeat x4)
D|---------------------------------------------------||
A|---10-10-10-10----10--10-----9-9-9-9------9---9----||
E|--8-----------8-----------7-----------7------------||
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
4)                                            This...
                                              
VERSE: (w/ verse 1 lyrics)   
    A/E         G/E         F#/E        G/E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------| 
A|---12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10---9-9-9-9---10-10-10-10-|
E|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0------------|
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
1a) emp-       -ty          room        it
2a) Free-      -dom         it          leaves 
3a) Eve-       -ry          sin-       -gle
4a) But         in          this        life  you

    C                       B
e|--------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------------:|| (x4)
D|--------------------------------------------------||
A|---10-10-10-10----10--10-----9-9-9-9------9---9---||
E|--8-----------8-----------7-----------7----(7)----||
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
1b) fills             my    mind.
2b)   me  con- -fi-  -i-   -ned.
3b) wall              has   cracked.
4b)  can't turn ba-  -a-   -ack.      

PRE-CHORUS: (w/ 2nd lyrics)
    C                       B
e|--------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------------:|| (x2)
D|--------------------------------------------------|| 
A|---10-10-10-10----10--10-----9-9-9-9------9---9---||
E|--8-----------8-----------7-----------7----(7)----||
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
1)     I don't     want to  be,                 I
2)  don't       wanna       be          here   (A-)

CHORUS:
    E/E         C           A           G* Gmmaj7 
e|--------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------------:|| (x3)
D|-----------------------------------------4-(4)-4--||
A|-----7-7-7-7-----10(10)10----7-7-7-7--------------||
E|--0-----------8-----------5-----------3-----------||
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
1)A-lone...    (Aah,        ahh,        ah)  (Aaa-)
2)A-lone...    (Aah,        ahh,        ah)  (A-a-)
3)A-lone...    (Aah,        ahh,        ah)  (Ayy-)

then...

   E/E          C           A
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (x1)
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-7-7-7-----10(10)10----7-7-7-7------7---7---|
E|--0-----------8-----------5-----------5-----------|
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
4)A-lone...    (Aah,        ahh)

    A
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (x1)
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-7-7-7------7---7------7-7-7-7------7---7---|
E|--5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----------|
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &     

OUTRO: (last line on final Chorus)
    E/E         C           A
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------(6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~)| (End)
D|--------------------------7-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A|-----7-7-7-7-----10---10--7-~~~~~~(ring)~~~~~~~~~-|
E|--0-----------8-----------5-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
    1     &     2     &     3     &     4     &
  A-lone       (Aah,        ahhhhhhhhhhhh!)

***********************

Okay, now for the lyrics and chords....

ALONE - Ben Harper

Intro: (x4)
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  |
C         B          |
                This...
Verse 1:

A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  |C        B        |
Emp--ty   room  it    fills my mind
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  |C        B        |
Free-dom  it    leaves  me con-fined
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  |C        B        |
Eve--ry   sin---gle   wall has cracked
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E     |C          B       | 
But  in   this  life you can't turn back 

Pre-chorus:

C                B              |
 I don't want to live, 
C                B              |
 I don't wan-na  li-i-ive...  

Chorus:

 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* | (*G then Gmmaj7, if strumming chords)
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* |
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* |
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A           |A             |
Alone (ah, ah)

Verse 2:

A/E  G/E   F#/E  G/E   C        B        
As   these words are   with  my tongue 
  A/E  G/E   F#/E  G/E     C         B        
I ques-tion  why   they're   even su-ng 
A/E  G/E   F#/E  G/E   C        B        
I    have  pro---mised but    I lied 
A/E  G/E   F#/E  G/E    C        B        
I    don't even  know myself inside 

Pre-chorus:

C                B
 I don't want to be,
  C           B             
I don't wanna be here 

Chorus:
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A           A             
Alone (ah, ah)

Interlude/Solo: (played over 2 verse passes than a full chorus w/o "Alone"s)
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  
C         B
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E  
C         B          

E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
(ah, ah, ah, ah)
E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
(ah, ah, ah, ah)
E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
(aah, ah, ah, ah)
E/E   C   A           A             
(ah,  ah, ah)

Verse 3: (**first two passes don't get played on CD)

  A/E  G/E   F#/E G/E      C       B    **
Today  and tomor--row have be-come one.
A/E   G/E    F#/E  G/E  C           B   **
Every single thing has    become no-ne 
A/E  G/E  F#/E  G/E   C    B        
Hu---man  na----ture  is a beast 
A/E       G/E      F#/E  G/E  C               B        
What I've done the most  to   show I have the least 

Pre-chorus: (w/ extra pass)
C                     B
Please don't leave me here 
C                     B
Please don't leave me here 
C         B
Don't you leave me 

Chorus: (w/ Outro ending) 
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A   Gmmaj7* 
Alone (ah, ah, ah)
 E/E   C   A~~~~~~~             
Alone (ah, ahhhh!)

*END*

Great song. Beginners, you should be able to play this if you know the song pretty
well. I would recommend just playing the notes, no chords, as in the tabs. Where
4 notes are shown on the 5th (A) string it, you can use 2 to get the rhythm down. 
Then, move to 3 notes and graduate to 4. Very fun song and it is great for both
fretting and picking accuracy while trying to keep a clean rhythm going. 

Example of the Intro/Verse riff using chords:

(Yes, I know this isn't how the song is played, but give it a try. I think you'll 
like it.)

V = hard down
v = quick down
u = quick up

    A/E           G/E           F#/E          G/E
    V v--u--v--u  V v--u--v--u  V v--u--v--u  V v--u--v--u
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----14-14-14-14---12-12-12-12---11-11-11-11---12-12-12-12--|
D|----x--x--x--x----x--x--x--x----x--x--x--x----x--x--x--x---| 
A|----12-12-12-12---10-10-10-10---9--9--9--9----10-10-10-10--|
E|--0-------------0-------------0-------------0--------------|
    1      &      2      &      3      &      4      &

    C                           B
    V v--u--v--u  V   V   V     V v--u--v--u  V   V     V
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------(9)---(9)----(9)--(9)-------(8)---(8)----(8)---(8)---|
D|----10-10-10-10-----10---10-----9--9--9--9------9-----9----|
A|----10-10-10-10-----10---10-----9--9--9--9------9-----9----|
E|--8-------------8-------------7-------------7-----(7)------|
    1      &      2      &      3      &      4      & 

Then the same idea for the chorus chords.

            
            
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Vma420 31 Mar 05, 2016 07:22 PM

Lack of accuracy. Lack of accuracy..Lack of accuracy., Lack of accuracy. Lack of accuracy. Lack of accuracy. Lack of accuracy. Lack of accuracy.

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